Tuesday, October 6, 2009

So excited about MeetUp.com

Okay- I know I haven't blogged in a while, but we have been super busy at play dates and meetups.  I have to gush a little about how MeetUp.com is changing my life.  I know that sounds extreme, but I have connected with some great moms in my area, and now James is hanging out with some adorable little friends.  (Granted- he sleeps through a majority of things.)
I had caught myself getting a little down about being at home when all of my work friends' lives were going on without me.  Because we have recently moved, I didn't have a network of friends in my area, and certainly didn't know any other stay-at-home moms.  Through MeetUp.com, I am now a member of two SAHM groups that organize events and connect people for play dates.  I just search by keyword and zip code, and dozens of groups pop up.
Because James is only 3 months old, he doesn't get as much out of the groups as he will when he gets a little older, but it has been great for me.  I've learned a lot more about what is out there for moms in my community, I've had opportunities to talk with moms about issues and concerns, and I have made new friends that share things in common with me and my family.
And it's not just for SAHMs (there is even a group in my area for SAHDads)- you can find meetup groups for any interest: scrapbooking, cooking, dancing, politics, book clubs and more!  Check it out!

6 comments:

  1. I've read about meetup.com and was curious to try it. Thanks for letting me know how you like it. Maybe I'll give it a try in a few weeks once we're better adjusted to having a newborn. Maybe we'll be dressed and ready to go before noon sometime soon!

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  2. I hear you Julia! We're new to it, but it really changed the way I look at every day! And having a commitment during the day pushes me to get moving in the morning, and I feel like I have a routine again- even though he isn't on one yet.

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  3. Oh how funny! Another new mom and myself are trying mommy groups through meetup.com.

    The winter is upon us and I'm really not wanting to become a hermit.

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