I love being a stay at home mom and working from home. There are no buts about it. I feel so grateful.
However, there is an isolation from social interaction. Sometimes we meet my husband for lunch. Sometimes we go to the grocery store or Starbucks or a number of different places. But those places only offer a sense of being in society, not actual interaction.
One thing I loved about working away from home was the discussions I’d have with fellow co-workers. My discussions now consist of, “Zander, do you want to go swing.” or “Can you clap for mommy.” or “It’s time to take a nap.” or “Let’s go for a walk.” or just fun babbling that makes him laugh and makes me feel like a kid again.
So I have found an outlet. A way to talk with others that I have something in common with and that are older than eight months. It’s the Moms Club. I’ve only been to a couple groups so far but I just love them. I feel interactive. Zander gets to interact with other babies. I get to talk with other moms and often leave feeling so happy that some of my motherhood obstacles are those shared by many other moms. It’s just great. I recommend it to any mother out there, especially those who need social interaction. Go find your local chapter and sign up. My older sister made a handful of friends from my nephews playgroups over eight years ago and they are still all hanging out. Heck, they just went to Paris together with their spouses.
Anything is possible. I also hear they have moms night out. I can’t wait for that!