Well here’s some exciting news! I’ve officially joined and am now a fully fledged member of the ‘BlogSquad’ for Meet Other Mums. I was contacted by the lovely Sally (creator and instigator) at Meet Other Mums on Twitter around December time last year and I instantly loved what the website stood for. I’m a huge social media/internet fan and plan pretty much my whole life through online websites, I struggle to think of something that there isn’t a website for – food shopping, cake design inspiration, diary management – even my accounts are done online! So why not meet other mums with similar interests to me in the same way? It was a no-brainer really.
I suppose you could liken the site to a Mum’s version of Tinder, you fill in your profile and your children’s ages and are then matched with other Mum’s in your area.
The reason Meet Other Mums stood out to me was they have made it quite obviously clear that parents of all ages with all different age groups of children were welcome, whereas previously I felt lots of the other parenting sites were aimed at mums with babies and toddlers only.
I love that strap-line – it means and shows everyone is welcome! Whether your’re trying to get pregnant, are currently pregnant, have a baby or toddler, or like me – currently ‘managing’ a tween or teen!
The website is great and very easy to use! The user-friendly platform not only makes it easier to make new friends, it allows you to set-up private groups to chat about shared topics of interest such as breastfeeding, growth spurts and school choices. And if you fancy getting out and about, there is a handy MumDate function that makes it easy to organise social events and invite local mums to join you – no excuses now! I think this is particularly handy for anyone that is anxious or nervous to make new Mum friends out there in the real world.
I’ll be publishing a brand new post on or around the 29th of every month and my first two are actually live on the site already – would you like to read them? Yes.. of course you do 😉 Here’s my first post – How we do Christmas and my 2nd post – Warning, Tween Alert – I hope you like them.
You can sign up for free here, they have Twitter here and even a Facebook page too. Enjoy!