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Want to make some mum friendships,

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pinklollipop Wed 11-Jul-18 00:15:25

Hello everyone. So i think i made one post one here years ago, asking a similar question. (Fortunately over the years i have made friendships, and built on existing ones)
HOWEVER. I would still like to make new friendships, I dont have any best friends and the friend that lives closest to me, is always busy with other family or friends.
I wondered if anyone is open to making a whatsapp/snapchat group where maybe we could get to know each other, and then build on friendships from there?
Im 27, have 3 children (7,5 and 11 months) and a stay at home mum. Im a practicing muslim but open to meeting those of different faith x
Have attended playgroups and nurserys with the older two and find it easy to socialise with other mums, but it never ends up turning into a real friendship.
Most people are already busy with their own lives /family/friends/jobs.

MrBig1 Wed 11-Jul-18 06:52:16

Why would someone give a random stranger their phone number? Cant you just chat to other mums at playgroups or school?!

BIWI Wed 11-Jul-18 07:03:29

What's wrong with using Mumsnet Local to do this? It's safer to start with! Find out if there are any other MNetters local to you and start a chat thread to get you going - and you could always then organise a meet up. (But please, somewhere safe)

pinklollipop Wed 11-Jul-18 09:12:08

Hi mrbig1. Well clearly im ok with doing this, as I wouldnt have started the thread otherwise. I dont have many posts but have read many mumsnet threads over the years so feel like i do sort of belong.

pinklollipop Wed 11-Jul-18 09:12:59

Thanks for the advice. BIWI. I shall do that. Is it possible to change the name of this thread?

BIWI Wed 11-Jul-18 10:56:44

I think you'd have to contact MNHQ to do that - or just start another thread! Hope you manage to make some good local connections. Most MNetters I've met over the years have been lovely!

IndominousRex Wed 11-Jul-18 11:32:39

Have you tried using the ‘Mush’ app? That is excellent for making local mum friends.

IGiorni Sun 05-Aug-18 11:15:32

@pinklollipop I’m local to you. I’m 31 and I’ve got an 8 year old. Happy to arrange a meet up x

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