You hope she will ask for your number because you’d really like to hang out again. This time around, Darlington will use the app she and partner Beth Bryan created, Mom Co — which launched in the San Diego area in February — to find compatible mom friends. But as the years have gone on — Darlington’s son is now 7— many of those friends have moved away. I feel like I am starting over,” Darlington, 34, told TODAY Parents.Reach out to women you once knew and loved, and get together somewhere the kids can play and you can sit and talk.Children’s museums, parks, libraries, mall play areas, and kid-friendly book stores should work great. GET OUT OF THE HOUSE Here’s where making mommy friends is harder than dating…seriously.I just threw it on last minute.” When you date other moms, you wear tees and yoga pants and say, “Oh this old thing? This is a tricky base because your kids are now on home court and your new friend is going to see your daughter body slam her toddler to the ground and take back the toy that he just picked up. By third base, I’m full frontal hugging, so prepare for that. You can actually meet at a restaurant, movie theater, coffee shop, or bookstore and talk.
Mamas don’t have much time to socialize but they desperately need support, so Hillary wanted to create an event that would eliminate some of the guesswork from friend-making. Here’s another: And here’s one from Brooklyn: Check out pictures from our inaugural event (a real TV actor was one of the daters! I want to work with you to host an event in my city!
Our kids attend some of the same activities, and we’ve enjoyed chatting while they harass their various coaches. First base is hanging out while your kids are in activities together. I usually throw in a snort laugh right around here. If you answer that with any kind of trauma, I’m a-gonna pull it right back together for another mash up, breathe some words of encouragement into your ear, then pull back for some heavy eye contact. If this sounds appealing to you, click the “hug me” button on the right for some digital love.) Fourth base is hanging out without the kids.
You make encouraging comments about each others’ kids as they scream hysterically and hit each other with kick boards and pretend light sabers. (Upon reading this, my husband informed me, “Who are you kidding? You go for full frontal hugging on first base.” So I’m a hug-slut.
When you were dating your man, you ate dinners for which you didn’t pay and walked through doors that he opened for you. To my fourth-basers: I love you more than words can say. I’ll dust off my fancy jeans, we can eat Thai coconut soup and talk about not our kids. Fourth base for moms is so much better than dating fourth base.
When you show up at the park for the first time with your little ones spilling out of the van (along with a healthy amount of cups and dirty napkins, if you’re like me), scan the swingset for anyone you might recognize, and notice that all the other moms are already hanging out in pairs, you realize that your dating years have only just begun.