I feel like making friends as an adult is hard in general. It becomes increasingly harder when you have a baby. Making friends as a new mom is REALLY hard! When I had Liam I remember thinking “oh making friends will be so easy now that I have a baby.” WRONG! It’s so hard. You feel so isolated with a newborn and you are so needing that adult interaction. I was so excited when I joined a local moms group on Facebook and also when I found Peanut.
Peanut is an amazing app (think Tinder for mommas) where you can find moms close to you with kids similar ages and things you have in common. I actually met one of my best mom friends through Peanut. Our babies are about 6 months apart in age and we live all of 5 minutes from each other. We have tons in common but probably wouldn’t have met otherwise.
Once we connected on Peanut we quickly became walking buddies. We walked and chatted with our babies and coffee in tow, and it was honestly like we had known each other for years. This quickly became a friend I could text for advice and vise versa. It’s been so helpful as a new mom to have an app like Peanut because when your babies aren’t in school yet how else do you meet moms?
I love that with Peanut you can select different “packs” to describe yourself “wine time” “powered by caffeine” “mom boss” “sleep deprived” and “routine queen” etc. This is a great way to find other moms with similar interests. You can also see if a mom stays at home, works full-time, etc.
I am so grateful there is an app like Peanut where I can find other moms to hang with, and playmates for Liam!
How do you make friends as a new mom?
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