Just to clarify I wasn't saying that all playgroups have a clique or trying to put her off joining one (quite the contrary), I was just putting myself in Sugarskull's shoes where she is feeling quite down and anxious and how sometimes the 'thought' of joining a group can seem very daunting because of the reasons I gave. As I said in my first post I joined a group which was a 'new mothers' group and I had an 8 mth old and was welcomed with open arms, as I was with the playgroup I joined when we moved and when you're feeling lonely and isolated they most definitely can be a god send.
Sugarskull, I hope today's a better day for you.
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24-04-2013 08:40 #32
Just wanted to offer hugs
I too don't have anyone IRL to connect with other than family and this thread has given me the courage to join a mothers group as bubs is 3 weeks away from being born.
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24-04-2013 17:38 #37
Wow... I'm so relieved to know I'm not alone in my loneliness, if you know what I mean. My friends are all too busy to see me very often, or to help out ever (even though they told me to make sure I ask them if I need a hand); I have no family in this country; not close to my inlaws; left my job in the country after four years and it is now like I'd never been there; DH and I are going through issues.
I was sitting on the floor of the nursery as my son screamed at me yesterday, in tears, thinking they never tell you it's going to be like this. And then I wondered how many other women around the world were thinking/doing that exact same thing at that exact moment!
24-04-2013 17:44 #38
mrsharvey- nobody tells you about the hard parts of being a mum. I wish somebody told me "join a mothers group! Try to meet other mums." I think it'd be easier to join a mothers group than it is to join a play group.
You're not alone : ) xx
24-04-2013 19:00 #39
I totally agree about the isolation of motherhood. Before our son was born I expected so much more help from family - it surprised me how little we've had. I've always been a bit of a loner so it was a bit of a shock to be so lonley.
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