Join a playgroup for YOURSELF

Call it a Mom’s Group, call it a playgroup, call it whatever you like, but be sure that you’re clear on the objective: connecting with other mothers who you are going to enjoy.

If Gymboree is not fun for you, don’t go!

It is extremely helpful to have a circle of moms who you know in real-life who are also sleep training, breastfeeding, toilet training, or working full-time when you are so that you can compare notes, share resources, swap toys, and support each other. So while we encourage you to join a group of some kind, it is also important to give yourself permission to try a different one or a different solution.

Some moms have told me that the mom’s group they joined made them feel bad.  Not ok.  Quit, and look for a different option, alright?

But do not believe for one second that your 10-month old simply must socialize with other babies on a weekly basis or you are failing him.

The following two tabs change content below. co-founder Whitney lives with her husband, son, and daughter in the San Francisco Bay Area where she writes about parenting, crafts, and activities that moms can do with babies in tow. She and Heather also publish, a site for East Bay parents and are the authors of The Rookie Mom's Handbook and Stuff Every Mom Should Know.