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.
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.