Do the days go by slowly and leave you restless? Do you find it hard to meet someone who understands how you feel and can relate to your daily routines? No worries, you are not alone with those feelings. You just need to make friends that can relate to your current life situation in being home with a small child.
No child’s game
Trust us, WE know that it can take weeks until you dare to leave the house, let alone go on longer trips with your newborn. In the beginning, a trip to the closest supermarket is a big challenge. First, you need to pack your nappy bag with all “what ifs” and “just in cases”. After that, just when you’re finally changed and ready to leave at the door with your baby snuggled in the pram, you notice the odour of a leaking nappy that needs to be taken care of asap.
After a few weeks though, you and your baby will have started to get the hang of things and be more comfortable with your new daily routines. It’s at this point that the days start to feel longer and you get desperate for a chance to leave the house. You thrive spending time with your child, who after all is the apple of your eye of course, but at the same time, it’s only normal to start feeling starved for some adult conversation!
The importance of getting out of the house
What you need is to leave your newly made family nest, plan fun activities and meet lovely people. Maybe you’d like to meet others on parental leave? For instance, you can visit museums together, meet for a coffee or take long walks. You’ll match perfectly since you understand the struggle of being a new mom and can share that experience. Additionally, you can consult and learn from each other throughout the journey of being on maternity leave.
Why you should meet friends on parental leave
It’s so rewarding to meet friends who are also on parental leave as you can give advice to each other – or simply be there for each other. You’ll also have the chance to share your experiences with somebody who knows what it entails to be a new mum with a newborn baby to take care of. Above all, you’ll have somebody to go out and do fun things with!
And remember that you are your old self with all your interests and hobbies! Do you want to meet entrepreneurs, careerists, globetrotters or work out mums on parental leave? Or do you want to get to know the city with others who’re also new in town? At gofrendly, you get the opportunity to connect with other moms on parental leave who share your interests. Join our digital space for female friendship and start meeting up with other supermums!