I am a new Mom. I had my son Jacob three months ago. I decided to stay home with him until he starts to go to school. I am enjoying staying home with him and love taking care of him but I am lonely being by myself all day. There doesn’t seem to be any other mothers like me in the neighborhood. Where can I find someone to talk to and hang out with?
I’m so glad that you have the opportunity to stay home with Jacob. Nobody can provide that love and attention that you can. He’s a lucky little guy to have a full time Mom. Not every Mom has this luxury.
One thing that you can do is walk Jacob in his stroller. If there is a park nearby, you may find other mothers congregating there. Getting out and walking will also be good for you and Jacob.
You might also try the churches in your neighborhood. Even if you are not a member they may have a group for new Moms and may let you join. Churches often try to provide this kind of support for their members.
See if you can find a baby sitter and get out once or twice a week to have some time to yourself. You could join a gym or find a volunteer job just to keep you from being so isolated. It will be hard to stay home for a long time if you have no one to socialize with.