When I was a first time mom, my husband was deployed, I was staying with my parents (so I wouldn’t be lonely in the winter with a new born) and there was just so much going on. And, I think if I had not been staying in my hometown and had Facebook connections, I would have lost my mind from not having someone with similar circumstances to talk with.
I was lucky that I was able to reconnect with people who had seen deployments, and could help me deal with all the newborn/baby stuff and emotions. I was a mom, but I wasn’t alone, and I wasn’t feeling lonely.
We then moved to another town and I enrolled Munchie in a ton of classes through the Parks and Recreation department. I was able to meet a lot of great friends through that, and a few of us had our second children around the same time as well. Having a toddler was a busy time, and having other moms around made it fun and exciting.
Fast forward to moving cross country. Luckily, the internet played a vital role in finding groups that I could belong to so I could meet people. I even found a high school friend that lived a town away. It’s truly been a blessing!
I encourage you to seek out a group, church or some type of activity for your kids. There are lots of other moms-new moms, veteran moms, adoptive moms, and so many more who would love to be a part of your life and you a part of theirs! Having a mom to mom connection helps us stay sane and not feel so lonely!
Here are a few of the great established groups in Surprise. Please let me know if you know of any others I should list!
Mom’s Club of Surprise West-We are a support group designed just for you, the at-home mother! You are interested in the world around you, want a variety of activities for you and your children, and are proud of your choice of at-home mothering for your families!
Mom’s Club of Surprise East/El Mirage-We are a support group designed just for you, the at-home mother! You are interested in the world around you, want a variety of activities for you and your children, and are proud of your choice of at-home mothering for your families!
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPs)-Mentoring, fellowship, conversation and food! With childcare provided as well.
We are a group of moms in our 20’s and 30’s with kids between the ages of 0-5 years old (we do have some older as well, but the playdates are geared towards the preschool age!). We also accept new mommas who are still pregnant with their first if you are looking to find some “mom” friends. We are based out of the Surprise area and the majority of our playdates are in the mornings and early afternoons. We also plan lots of girls nights so l mom can get some adult time too!
Are you a mom with children 0-5 years old? Are you looking for friendships for yourself and your tiny tot(s)? Are you looking for a supportive group of positive women? Well, join us today! Tiny Tots of Surprise provides activities for moms and their kids, support, advice, and most importantly life-long friendships!
Holistic Moms Network-Meets the second Thursday of each month from 4pm-6pm at the Avondale Civic Center Library. Contact Chapter Leader Jennifer Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mitrib-site (parents’s meet up). It takes a village, find your tribe- Offers groups and meeting places to all types of moms, dads and families! mitrib isn’t just for moms; it’s for everyone. Single dads, gay couples, working moms, homeschoolers, parents raising an autistic child… Families come in all shapes and sizes, and we’re a community that not only welcomes diversity but helps to provide support to everyone that wants to find other families in real life based on whatever is important to them.
Nana’s Group-Paulette Davis-602-989-8990