Maternal Loneliness | #socialseptember

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Maternal loneliness can be scary. Even more so when your friends who were around when you were pregnant start dropping off one by one. Or maybe you didn’t have a support network to begin with? I know after having Harvey and Lola I felt so alone. I was living in a town where I didn’t know anyone and I was an hours travel away from my family. 

Social media wasn’t like it was back then as it is now either. There was no Instagram, no support of other mums online that could at least somehow get you through each day. You relied on mum and baby groups to form connections with other mums which even that wasn’t easy to do. I can’t think of anything more daunting then trying to make friends in my adult life, it gave me crippling anxiety. It didn’t help that the government near on cut all funding that kept these groups going meaning most of them in my area closed down before Lola turned 1. So when I was approached by Mummy Social to collaborate as part of their #socialseptember campaign, I jumped at the chance. I know from experience how hard it can be to get yourself out there and be social whilst trying to raise the next generation.

Mummy Social has created the holy grail of apps for us mums. It is pretty much a Tinder app for parents. You can find other mums who are local to you as well as finding meet up groups in your area. It also gives you the platform to create your own events which don’t have to be super complicated and thought out. If you’re heading to your local soft play, why not use the app to create an event and invite other mums and their little ones to join. The events you create can just be based on activities that you usually do. It is a great way of helping you build a solid support network and you can feel more at ease knowing that everyone who has signed up to the app is in the same situation as yourself. It’s a horrible feeling to feel alone especially when you’re trying to put on a brave face for your kids which is why Mummy Social has made it super easy to find and connect with others in the same boat.

Mummy Social App Home
Mummy Social App Home Page
So easy to find other mums nearby
Mummy Social - Create Event
Super simple to create your own event

You don’t have to go through this journey of motherhood alone and trust me when I say you’re not the only one to feel this way. Getting social can be hugely beneficial not only for yourself but for your little ones too. We’re all just trying to give our babies the best possible life and we need to remember to look after ourselves too. A happy mum = happy kids.

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  1. October 1, 2019 / 07:41

    I totally get how you feel. We moved away from family and friends to the middle of nowhere so I’ve had to use apps to help get to know other mums in my area too! They’re so great
    Saharasplash xx

    • holliecagney
      October 1, 2019 / 07:50

      It’s horrible isn’t it.. thankfully I’ve moved back closer now but I still use the app to meet other mums in the area as I love meeting new people 🖤

  2. October 1, 2019 / 09:40

    It’s so important to have a support network, and I have never heard of this app so thank you for letting people know about it

    • holliecagney
      October 1, 2019 / 10:46

      No problem! It’s such a useful app that all mums/parents should know about! I wish there had been something like this when I first became a mum 11 years ago x

  3. October 1, 2019 / 11:39

    Oh my goodness how amazing does this look!? I’m gonna give it a download! Thanks for sharing this!

    • holliecagney
      October 1, 2019 / 12:00

      You’re more than welcome 🖤🖤

  4. October 1, 2019 / 17:58

    What a great idea! With my first we did NCT so there was a ready made support network but I think its much lonelier second time around.

  5. Anita Faulkner - Brazen Mummy Writes
    October 1, 2019 / 18:14

    I love this idea. I always find it daunting to approach other mums at baby groups like I’m on the pull! Much easier to suss them out online first and see if they’re ‘dateable’…xx

  6. growingrfamily
    October 1, 2019 / 18:54

    Thank you so much for this resource! I am definitely going to be checking out this app, hopefully other moms in my area are using it as well! It’s crazy how your friends seem to just disappear after kids.

  7. October 1, 2019 / 19:15

    This app sounds so great! I chose not to go to antenatal classes and attended very few baby and toddler groups afterwards, preferring instead to just go out and have adventures with my two sons. It did mean though that, although I had a blast and have nurtured great relationships with my kids, I have zero Mum friends and sometimes I really wish I had those adult, female relationships. You can’t underestimate the importance of wine and a chat.

  8. October 1, 2019 / 20:04

    I was sooo lonely when I first became a parent, wish Mummy social had been around then!

  9. October 7, 2019 / 12:30

    Such a good idea. When I was on maternity I was so lonely and was just counting down till either Ste or my parents finished work x

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