As a new mom + a working mom in New York City, it’s nearly impossible to make new mom friends. Sure, I have friends who had babies around the same time but once I had Ruby, I wanted to start fresh and meet all new people just like Ruby would be doing. I occasionally would attend class with her when I wasn’t working but in just those few visits it was hard to really connect with other women.
I also always find myself struggling to talk about the things I’m going through or the things Ruby’s going through with just my husband. Yes, he’s my best friend and I share everything with him and he’s always supportive but it’s hard for him to really understand and there is a different understanding when you’re talking about it with other mothers. My mom on the other hand doesn’t really understand the updated way of doing things and they (moms) sometimes can just be so annoying (sorry mom, I love you).
I was SO excited when I discovered this new APP, Peanut through a mother I met via Instagram. She told me all about the APP and what it offered new mothers/ mothers-to-be. It’s so simple to use and gives you the chance to meet women that are going through the same experiences as you, have common interests/location. To get started, you just connect through Facebook, describe yourself, enter your location and the algorithm of the app does the rest! Once in the Peanut App- all you have to do is swipe up to “wave” to a mom you would like to connect with. You can chat, create polls in group chats to find timing that works for all moms in the group, and the event is automatically added to your calendar. Voile! See you guys there – make sure you swipe up on me – I’ll know!
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