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How To Make a Halifax Mom Friend

How To Make a Halifax Mom Friend

Making a mom friend is not an easy task, and when you're new to a community - or even just new to being a mom! - it can be even harder. Navigating new social waters at the best of times can be challenging but throw in a kid or two and it can be damn near impossible to build bonds with other people when you can't even finish a sentence because your kid has a mouthful of dirt or your 18 month old is suddenly at the top of a six foot ladder.

In Halifax we have a reputation for being friendly but I've heard time and time again from new moms to the area (or even lifelong Haligonians who are new to being moms) who tell me that Halifax can be a hard place to make REAL friends. 

Social Media Helps Parents Stay Connected

I’d hazard a guess that the wee hours of the morning is one of the most active times on social media for new parents. I’ve personally spent many hours in a darkened room feeding, changing, or soothing my babies, while simultaneously chatting online with other sleep-deprived parents.

Being a parent of young children can be an isolating experience. It can be hard to get out with a baby, and if you add more children to the mix it’s hard to schedule activities outside the home around dueling nap schedules.

Luckily we have access to social media these days, which is a great way to “talk” to other local parents even if you can’t leave your house. Heather Nolan of Timberlea is the Mommy behind the food focused lifestyle blog www.MmmIsForMommy.com. She says that social media has helped her stay connected...Continue Reading my Oct/Nov column in Family Matters...