MommaJam on 95.9 WATD-FM: 7 Tips for Meeting Other New Moms

January 7, 2015 at 6:57 pm 2 comments

Moms-and-BabiesBecoming a mom is life changing and puts you into a whole new world, whether you’re a stay at home mom, working mom or part-time working mom.

All types of mothers want and need a connection with other mothers.  But finding that connection can be tough especially if you are new in town or changing lifestyles.

How do you find this network?  You have to make an effort – which is easier said than done because you’re sleep deprived, maybe feeling a little shy or nervous about meeting new people, and it requires research.

We tackled this topic today on MommaJam on 95.9 WATD-FM:   Click arrow to hear the replay of MommaJam on 95.9 WATD-FM’s South Shore Morning News with Rob Hakala and Lisa Azizian.MommaJam on WATD

Here are 7 tips to get started:

1.  Meet Ups

You may have heard about “Meet Ups for Singles who like to Mountain Climb” – there’s a Meet Up group for just about any activity out there!

Meet Up for Quincy Area Moms with Babies and Toddlers is a social and support group for mothers in the South Shore area.

Jennifer Sammons joined and took over this Meet Up group in 2014 when she moved to Quincy and was clueless about where the playgrounds were, how to register for library story time – all of the critical new mom things you need to know about.

The group helped Sammons get out of the house with her new baby and meet other women who knew exactly what she was going through as a new mom.

The Meet Up for Quincy Area Moms group has an active Facebook page where moms swap info on events, recommendations and babysitters.  Love this resource!  Krista Spencer founded the group in 2011, and it’s been growing ever since.

Go to http://www.meetup.com/Quincyareamoms/ for more information.

2.  Libraries 

Most public libraries have toddler time where you can listen to stories, play with puppets and hang out with other moms.

The Ventress Library in Marshfield is next door to a huge playground, which is good for when babies are older (and the weather is warmer).  Plus, Peppermint Twist Candy Shoppe is across the street – stop in for your sweet tooth fix after story time!

3.  Sports and Exercise for Moms

New moms should seek out women who have the same interests.  Sports is a big draw because many news moms want to get back into shape after having a baby.

Oh Baby Fitness is a great group to join for stroller workouts, pool work outs and socializing.  They offer numerous classes at the University Sports Complex in Hanover.

Check them out on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ohbabyfitnesssouthshoreMA

4. Town Groups for New Moms, Babies and Toddlers 

Most towns have a formal group for babies through pre-K.  The Hingham Mothers Club is a great example.  Call your Town Hall to ask about new mothers groups.

5.  Area Hospitals Where You Delivered

South Shore Hospital has new moms groups that are facilitated by registered nurses with years of experience caring for women and families during the childbearing years.  The South Shore Hospital group meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.

Call additional hospitals on the South Shore for further assistance and connections.  Most of these groups are led by specialists in breast feeding, post partum living, exercise, and much more.

6.  Holistic Moms Network in Plymouth offers support and connections for moms who are interested in a natural, organic lifestyle.

7.  Very Important:  South Shore Post Partum Support Network This is a Task Force to help mothers – from Quincy to the Cape – with post partum depression.

They have link, Where to meet other parents, that is helpful. If you need support for post part depression, please get help immediately – you are not alone.  Professionals are available to guide you and your family.

Let us know if you have a favorite connecting place and we’ll add it to the list.

Thanks for listening to MommaJam.  Tune in every Thursday at 7:10 a.m. ET on 95.9 WATD-FM.  You can listen live on the dial or stream live from your iPhone, iPad or computer.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jennifer Sammons  |  January 8, 2015 at 8:29 am

    Thanks for telling your listeners about Quincy Area Moms! I should mention that the group was started by the wonderful Krista Spencer in 2011. I just took over in 2014 when she moved away.

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    • 2. MommaJam  |  January 8, 2015 at 8:56 am

      Thanks for the clarification. Such a great resource for new moms!

      Reply

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