We are not an island unto ourselves, although it may feel that way at times. One of the best things I ever did as a single mom was to connect with other single moms. Now, I’m not trying to exclude anyone, but there is something familiar and comforting when you can connect with another woman who is in the same boat as you, or at least floating down the same river. Fellow single moms understand the complexities of single parenting, co-parenting, and bearing it all on our own which we’re pretty awesome at handling, but wouldn’t it be nice to have some support, a friend to call in a pinch, someone who gets what it takes to make it all the wheels spin?
Why should you seek out other single moms? Because community is everything! When you belong to a tribe life seems a little brighter, a whole lot safer and there is absolutely nothing like amazing girlfriends. So how do you find your tribe?
Check Out These 4 Ways to Connect With Other Single Moms!
- Join a Single Mom Ministry: What better way to connect than a cup of coffee and a good dose of faith and friendship? Join a single parent ministry at church. If your church doesn’t have a single parent ministry, find out how you can start one. I bet you’ll be surprised how many women may be interested.
- Start a Meetup Group: It’s almost like online dating! Just joking. If you go to Meetup you can simply look for a group or start one in your community. Meet up in a public space like a coffee shop until you are comfortable enough to meet in more personal quarters.
- Start a Book Club for Single Moms: Who doesn’t love a good book? Book clubs are a fun and easy way to connect. Post a flyer at church, in your library, or ask your kid’s school if you can place an announcement in their newsletter.
- Create a Facebook Group: Cyberspace is a fun way to meet people. Create a private Facebook group for your city or town and plan some fun activities for moms and kids. You’ll meet new people in no time and so will your kiddos which is an added bonus!
Being a single mom is so much easier when you have a tribe to call your own. So get out there and start your community, you won’t regret it!