As a SAHM, successfully finding your SAHM friendship group sometimes presents a challenge.
Having your SAHM friendship group can help alleviate some of the loneliness you might be feeling.
If you have ever felt lonely, read Stay at Home Moms Feel Lonely (4 Honest Reasons Why).
Therefore, I reached out to the experts in search of practical resources. The experts know firsthand the importance of having a SAHM friendship group; they are real SAHMs!
See below how they found their special SAHM friendship group.
9 Ways to Find Your SAHM Friendship Group
Local Community Group
With only 3000+ people, our community-based town is very small. To find more activities, we search area towns to see what their community centers offer.
Besides being very economical, we could find multiple activities that offered playgroups and an open gym for the kids. The kids had fun, developed new friendships, and burned off energy, and the moms had an opportunity to become friends too.
The verdict, it was a perfect solution for everyone.
Library and Story Hours
Like exploring community centers, we were sure to search outside our town to find story hours. We were going up to 3 story hours per week at one point. One library even made breakfast after so everyone had a chance to socialize and become friends!
Luckily, this is where we met our favorite families and y amazing SAHM friendships.
As we all know, there are multiple benefits of volunteering, and making new friends is one of them. If you decide to have your children join you, it teaches them the importance of giving back to their community.
However, as moms, we need time without our favorite little humans. Joining a volunteer group might be the perfect way to make new SAHM friendships that share the same passion as you.
Playgrounds and Parks
One of the best ways the kids and I made new friends was by visiting our local parks.
Like other activities, the kids made friends, and the SAHMs discovered new mom friendships too.
Sometimes, we made friends for the summer. However, the socialization between the kids and the SAHMs was a different but equally particular type of mom friends.
The YMCA offers a variety of programs for children, teens, adults, and families. Provided nationwide, there might be the perfect match to find a new family and mom friendships. Easily find programs in your area by visiting https://www.ymca.org/.
Facebook Community groups
Undoubtedly, Facebook has been an excellent resource for finding family-friendly events and activities in our area. By joining local Facebook groups, you will have the opportunity to reach out to other community members and moms. Especially becoming part of local mom groups, you will get great information on various options!
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)
Truthfully, Mother of Preschoolers (MOPS) is a newfound discovery for me. Multiple SAHMs suggested MOPS as a great way to meet SAHM friends.
According to their website, there are over “4,000 groups located in more than 70 countries.”
Find a location near you by visiting https://www.mops.org/.
Adult education classes
There is no shame in SAHMs needing some time for themselves. Adult education classes offer various options, from development to exercise and hobby classes. It is a perfect way to meet other SAHMs friends with shared interests and get self-care time.
It was a yoga class where I met another one of my SAHM friends. She is a light in my life filled with positivity and support. There is not much more I could ask for in a SAHM friend.
There is an app for everything, including finding SAHM groups.
Parents magazine offers excellent resources for parents. Check out Making Mom Friends is Hard—These Apps and Online Communities Can Help.
You WILL Find Your SAHM Friendship Group
Hopefully, these tenured SAHMs offered ways to help grow your SAHM friendship group.
It does take time, so try to be patient. Some mom friends will be part of your SAHM friendship group for life, and some for the right amount of time.
When you find your SAHM friends, it will be a new level of happiness.
If you are reflecting on other ways to feel happy as a SAHM, check out Happy As a SAHM: 4 Easy Ways to Feel Fulfilled.
Don’t fret. Your SAHM friendship group is looking for you too.