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Old 09-25-2019, 01:31 PM   #4
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Default Re: Mom stages?

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Originally Posted by Soliloquy View Post
Yes, I sure do. Moms my age (40s) usually have lots of free time. I have teenagers, middle kids, and a toddler. I'm still in the toddler stage even with teenagers. Moms my age eventually stopped inviting me to things because I could never attend. On the other hand, I'm so so so done with preschool playdates. I cannot stand hanging out at a playground with a bunch of moms I barely know (and who are probably much younger than me) because I've been doing it for so many years now.

Also, my parenting journey with teens is quite atypical.

I do have some close friends, though, but I'm done with groups and meet-ups. And I get introduced to people who are new to the area all the time. Especially if they also homeschool, there's a push to have a get together with them. I just don't have the energy right now.

We love our homeschool co-op but I'm pretty busy while I'm there and I don't do large scale socializing anymore. I seek out my close friends for a quick catch up.
I think this is quite common. One of the major things I found after moving is that there is no way to meet moms my age ( I am almo 40) they all have there friends and aren't interested in meeting anyone new or hanging out in groups where that would even happen. All the mom's I have met at coop have kids wiggle worm's age or younger ( and most of thoes that is there oldest) no one with kids in upper elementary.

I feel like when your oldest is preschool you find your group of friends. I hope that there will another point where I can find friends.


Right now I am collecting ' friends' who are younger than my parents but who have kids who are collage age or a bit older. People who think my girls are wonderful and adorable because they miss having little kids and don't yet have grandkids.

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