Motherhood is one of the few occasions when groups of adults are thrown together and forced to talk to one another, enabling friendships to grow. Depending on when you have children, your usual friends could be fully immersed in other periods of their lives. This leaves you going through the most monumental experience of your life, slightly isolated from your normal support network. Bring on the mum friends!
How do you make mum friends?
To begin with, mum friends are the people around you who are going through the exact same micro experience as you, often developed through antenatal groups or local baby groups. Chatting about post-partum problems, feeding, sleepless nights and teething troubles, a good mum friend will stay with you through all of the highs and lows of becoming a new mum. Over time these things move on to learning to ride bikes, passing spelling tests and planning sleepovers. The best ones are still there when your children are attending nightclubs together, booking their first holidays without you and maybe moving out of home!
Now don’t get me wrong, you won’t become best friends with every mum friend you make. It’s crazy to assume that because your children are the same age you will become friends for life. You will be going through many shared experiences together, some of which aren’t easy, and this will give you chance help each other through the tough times and gain valuable advice and support from your peers. If you share similar views on the big parenting issues and your children get along well, you have found yourself a great, long-lasting mum friend!
A great way to meet mum friends is to come along to a friendly group like Adventure Babies where, as well as brilliant course content delivered by early years trained class leaders, there is lots of time for chat and bonding for babies and parents.
Have you told your mum friends about Adventure Babies yet?
Hear from Emma who founded Adventure Babies how important word of mouth has been for Adventure Babies…
“When Adventure Babies started in Manchester in 2013 I only had about three bookings for my classes. I was feeling understandably nervous about the reality of running a baby class!
A wonderful lady called Claire who ran a class called Pram Active, @forbabyandmemanchester did such a kind thing that I will always be grateful for. I loved Pram Active and regularly attended, as you can tell by my smile in the pic! Claire was asking about how my new classes were booking up, and then offered to tell her group of mums about Adventure Babies. Through word of mouth, recommendations and the mum friend network, Adventure Babies not only began but really took off!
Looking through our website now, 9 years later, I am still blown away by how many bookings come through friend recommendations. It must mean that you love our classes so much that you want your mum friends to come! That means so much to me.
Thank you everybody who has recommended Adventure Babies past, present and future!”