As moms, we have an inherent connection to one another.
We know the particular joys and challenges of raising children and have endured the expectations placed on us by society. It’s not hard to get to know one another, as there is always something to talk about.
However, if you want to create a deeper bond, your experiences together need to go beyond parenting. After all, while having similar roles is a good start, it does not do much for our individuality.
We each have things to offer outside of being moms, even if that is a major part of our lives.
The good news is that there are fun and easy ways for moms to bond. Here are some of the best.
Share Recipes Online
If you love cooking, you can connect with other moms who cook by sharing your favorite recipes. With the help of a free portfolio website, you can start posting your recipes immediately.
When you share the credentials with other moms, not only can they see your recipes but they can share their own as well.
This is a great way of connecting because it is creative and encourages participation. If you wish to broaden your recipe archive, you can let other moms add their own steps to your recipes. They might have different ideas that cater to different tastes rather than trying to improve your already-delicious recipes.
Take a Class
Another way of exploring your creativity outside of your role as a mom is by learning to do something you’ve always wanted to try. This may be things like dancing, painting, writing, playing an instrument, or yoga.
Of course, you can and should pursue things like these on your own regardless, but bringing other moms in can create a bond that has nothing to do with your kids.
Chances are that you’re not going to find a class that all of your mom friends can agree on. Hopefully, there will be some room to compromise. If not, you should still take a class with those friends who are interested, while finding other ways to connect with those who are not.
Start a Book Club
While some people love the idea of a book club, others cannot fathom it. Reading can be a very personal pursuit and not everyone enjoys listening to interpretations that conflict with their own experience of the book.
However, book clubs do not need to be about trying to prove that one reading is more accurate than another. Rather, they can be a way to get together and talk about deep topics.
When you share your own experience of the book, you are giving insight into yourself. You may find this a great opportunity to express things you wouldn’t normally share.
It’s a kind of therapy for many people, as you have the chance to be vulnerable with others in a space where it is encouraged.
Hearing your friends’ experiences of the book will give you insight into them rather than challenging what you felt. You’ll be able to connect in a way that may have been missing until now.
Play a Sport
One of the reasons many people avoid the gym is that it can get kind of boring. Running five miles on the treadmill may be a great way to get in shape, but it can also be extremely tedious. While some people love repetition and stability, others need something more varied.
This is why playing sports can be a great way to get into shape. Instead of doing the same action over and over again, you are involved in a dynamic experience, in which you have to think on your feet and use both your mind and body.
This also makes it the perfect activity to do with other moms. You are learning to connect with them on a level that you understand each other intuitively.
It is fun and exciting, and if you have a competitive nature, winning can feel very rewarding. As long as you do not put too much stock in being ‘the best’, it is the ideal joint activity that is great for mental and physical health.
Being a mom is extremely rewarding and it creates an inherent connection to other moms.
We do have similar experiences after all. However, we are individuals who are not defined by our relationships with our families.
When connecting with other moms, it is great to find ways that express individuality and creativity while bringing us together.