Moving to a new town is often terrifying and exciting at the same time. You're excited to be in a new place, but a bit scared because you don't know anyone there and feel displaced. One way to get over those feelings is to find things to do with other moms and meet new people so you feel more comfortable in your new town. Here are some local and online groups to check out.
Mom Meetups in Fort Myers
Mom meetups are groups of moms who get together for social events based on common interests. If you have toddlers, you might join the South Lee County Moms and Toddlers group. There are groups for moms of older kids, single moms and holistic moms as well. The groups plan parties, get-togethers, take trips and have a lot of fun.
Green-Market Yoga is a free yoga class for all skill levels. It’s listed in the 10 Best Free Things to do in Fort Myers. The class is held on Saturdays at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers. Class begins at 9:30 a.m. and you're encouraged to bring a friend...or two. After class you can grab some lunch or do some shopping with your new friends.
Morning with Mommy-Fort Myers
Mornings with Mommy is an interactive playgroup for moms and kids ages 1 to 4. The activities are planned and all you have to do is sign up and bring your child. The cost for the program is $5 per session and includes snacks and supplies. Activities are from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. and you must register in advance. What a great way to meet other moms and have a great time playing with your child!
Circle of Moms-Southwest Florida Moms
This online group is open to moms of Southwest Florida including Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero. Chat with local moms and share stories, recipes and parenting tips. Having a group of supportive friends is important for moms—and dads—even if it is by way of the Internet.
Cafe Mom is an online community of moms who chat about parenting, jobs, finances and more. Here you can share ideas, commiserate, give and get support, and find friends with similar interests.
How do you make sure you get some alone time in your busy schedule? Share your secrets in the comments!