I don’t know about you, but sometimes being a stay at home mom (SAHM) gets lonely. I mean, I know I’m not physically alone because there’s always my kiddo to keep me company, but sometimes you just need that adult interaction. Now don’t get me wrong, I have my fair share of hermit syndrome … you know, never wanting to leave the house or interact with other humans. But 9 times out of 10, once I force myself to get out of the house, I have a great time and I realize how much it was needed! Sometimes I just NEED to force myself to get out to combat that lonely feeling. So with that being said, these are my usual go-to’s when I’m trying to decide what to do that day:
Join a gym
One that has childcare is always a plus. Ours has childcare for up to two hours which is so amazing. I may not always want to workout, but the fact that I can get out of the house for up to two hours and be around other adults plus have some “me” time keeps me motivated. And those endorphins are no joke and are much needed to make me a better mom during the day.
Find other stay-at-home-friends
Playdates or hangout dates are a lifesaver for obvious reasons.
We mainly go to kid friendly ones like Java Mama, which is here in town, since Maverick can play in their designated kid area while I drink coffee! Now don’t get me wrong, we do frequent Starbucks but we just don’t hang out as long there.
This is a great way to connect with other likeminded people, and usually kids are invited or childcare’s provided!
Find groups that are local via Facebook. There will definitely be one in your area with things happening, whether its playdates or workout dates!
Hike It Baby
This is something I just recently discovered where a group meets up and either does a 5 mile walk or has playdates at the park. If your city doesn’t have a group, you can always host a hike or become an ambassador! There’s a 90-day free trail that I signed up for, and after that it’s $10.00 for a year membership!