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My heart raced as I turned into the parking lot, my excitement growing with each passing moment. The anticipation of what was to come was almost too much to bear. As I stepped out of the car and made my way toward the entrance, I was greeted by a chorus of hellos and welcomes. I picked up my name tag, grateful for the tangible proof that I belonged there.

As I looked around the room, I was struck by the energy and enthusiasm that filled the air. Women of all ages and backgrounds were gathered in small groups, chatting and laughing as if they had known each other for years. I felt a sudden pang of nervousness as I realized that I didn’t know anyone. My hands started to shake as I made my way to my group, hoping that no one would notice my discomfort.

But as I sat down, something shifted inside of me. I reminded myself that I had come here to meet new people and explore new friendships. With a deep breath, I looked around the room with fresh eyes. The women here were all here for the same reason – to connect. And I was no different.

As I sat there, I listened to the conversations around me, trying to find an opening to join in. But as time went on, my nervousness started to take over. I found myself fidgeting with my phone, scrolling through social media in an attempt to avoid the discomfort of not talking to anyone.

But then, something unexpected happened. A woman at my table turned to me and smiled. “Hi there,” she said. “I’m Jane. What’s your name?” And just like that, I was welcomed into the group.

As the night went on, I found myself laughing and talking with new friends, grateful for the courage to step out of my comfort zone and connect with others. And as I left the event that night, I felt a sense of pride and accomplishment. I had taken a chance, and it had paid off in the best possible way.

make friends as a single mom

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Ways To Make Mom Friends As A Single Mom

Being a single mom can be an isolating and overwhelming experience. Juggling work, kids, and household responsibilities can leave little time for socializing and building friendships. However, having a support system is essential for our mental and emotional well-being. It’s important to remember that you are not alone and that there are many other single moms who are also looking for meaningful connections. Here are 7 practical and actionable ways single moms can create friendships and build a strong support system:

  1. Join a mom’s group – There are many different types of mom’s groups out there, from playdate groups to support groups. Some popular options include MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), MOMS Club, and Single Moms Support Groups. These groups often meet on a regular basis, providing a consistent opportunity to connect with other moms. In addition to meeting in person, many groups have online communities where you can connect with others and find support. You can also join groups at your church.
  2. Attend community events – Check out local events in your area, such as farmers’ markets, festivals, or concerts. These events provide opportunities to meet new people and connect with your community. Strike up a conversation with someone who seems friendly or who is doing something that interests you. You might find that you have more in common than you think.
  3. Volunteer – Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and give back to your community at the same time. Consider volunteering at your child’s school, a local shelter, or a community event. You’ll meet other volunteers and have a shared sense of purpose.
  4. Take a class – Sign up for a class that interests you, such as cooking, painting, or yoga. You’ll meet like-minded people and have fun learning something new. Consider taking a class at a community center or local college.
  5. Use social media – Join Facebook groups for single moms or groups that align with your interests. You can connect with others in your area and plan meetups. You might also consider using apps like Meetup or Peanut, which are designed to help people connect with others who share their interests.
  6. Get active – Join a gym or take up a sport. You’ll meet new people and get some exercise at the same time. Consider joining a running group or a local sports league. If you’re not into sports, consider joining a walking group or a hiking club.
  7. School – When your kids are already friends with other kids, it’s easy for you to form friendships with those parents. Invite those kids to birthday parties and attend their birthday parties so you can be acquainted with the other families. You can also strike up conversations during drop off and pick up or whenever you have events at school. Strike up a conversation with someone who seems friendly or who has a child in the same class as yours. You might find that you have more in common than you think.
  8. Playareas – It can be daunting to talk to other parents at the playground especially when you’re too busy making sure your child doesn’t get lost but this is a great place to find mom friends. Places like the play street museum offer benches where parents can sit and watch as their kids play. Strike up a conversation with another parent and see if you have something in common.


There are many ways for single moms to create friendships. Whether you join a mom’s group, attend community events, volunteer, take a class, use social media, get active, or attend parent-teacher conferences, there are plenty of opportunities to connect with others. The most important thing is to put yourself out there and be open to meeting new people. By doing so, you might just make some lifelong friends who will support you through the ups and downs of single parenthood.

It may be daunting to create new friendships but get out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself to meet new people, even if they aren’t single moms. If you can find a common ground, then it can be a great way for you to make new friends that will be there when you need them.

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  1. L. Owens

    April 19th, 2023 at 11:16 PM

    I thoroughly enjoyed this article even though I am more of a solo parent with college (and grown) kids. My partner is in the Military, we’ve moved quite a bit and it is always a task having to get to know people every single time being that most of the friends do not end up with the same Post assignments in the same area.

    Still in this stage of my life I feel like finding friends in my age group is still very slim pickings. Some moms who are empty nesters now want to party in clubs, or there are the moms who have younger children with other obligations and can’t meet up for a glass of wine (which I get) or there are the young moms who seem to be everywhere but home. Yikes!

    So, back to the drawer board I guess?!

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