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!