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#1 nup

Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:25 AM



What's happening with your mothers groups?

I'm sure there are a billion possibilities but after 6 months we are still meeting once a week for 2hrs and it just doesn't feel long enough to get to know anyone. There are 15 of us so it's quite a large group and often I only get a chance to talk to 1 or 2 people.

I've arranged a couple of other events and everyone is willing to go along but it just seems that they already have their social thing happening and aren't willing to expand their circles iykwim.

I've made a few moves to catch up separately with some mums but I feel as though I could be starting to create a break away group when that's not my intention.

#2 PurpleNess

Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:33 AM

We found that by 12 months ( now) the group had reduced to a more manageable size of 6, was 13 to start. Most of us got along but there were a couple of ladies the rest of us didn't click with so we kind of splintered off to do our own thing. A couple went back to work and the rest of us joined a Playgroup.

I'd say see who you feel you get along with, natural attrition will no doubt reduce the number of the group over the coming months. You don't have to create a new group just put the word out that your open to doing things outside of your mothers group time and see who's keen to come along.

My advice don't overthink it, you can't keep everyone happy, just do what makes you happy.

#3 lep_78

Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:39 AM

my son will be 9 in April and we still catch up with 4 of our mothers group at least 2 times a year or more. i catch up with one of them only now generally weekly at playgroup, all the others have all the kids at school now. it will get smaller and break away, but you just tend to gel with some more than others.

#4 ~spirited~

Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:51 AM

At 6 months we were still meeting weekly and there were a lot of us. Come January when people started going back to work it got harder to coordinate everyone, and I'd say weekly meetings were short lived after that. Now I see 2 of them weekly (one of them sometimes 3 times a week or more!) and a couple of others at play group occasionally.

It was hurtful when I first found out some of them were meeting up outside of our usual meetings, but now my little group of 3 is probably the strongest of the lot original.gif


ETA our kids are 18-20 months now.

Edited by ~spirited~, 29 November 2012 - 11:52 AM.


#5 MeN3Ps!

Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:15 AM

QUOTE (blithely2 @ 29/11/2012, 12:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What's happening with your mothers groups?

I'm sure there are a billion possibilities but after 6 months we are still meeting once a week for 2hrs and it just doesn't feel long enough to get to know anyone. There are 15 of us so it's quite a large group and often I only get a chance to talk to 1 or 2 people.

I've arranged a couple of other events and everyone is willing to go along but it just seems that they already have their social thing happening and aren't willing to expand their circles iykwim.

I've made a few moves to catch up separately with some mums but I feel as though I could be starting to create a break away group when that's not my intention.


Hey OP,

OMG, I am in exactly the same boat! What do we do??

#6 ameliasmummy

Posted 30 November 2012 - 11:21 AM

Where do you mums catch up, i am interested in meeting some new mums.
My daughter is 10 months old and would like her to also meet some new babies.
If you can please inbox
thank you




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