When was the last time you took some time to participate in a social activity for moms? When you are a mom, it’s easy to get caught up in the monotony of day-to-day mom life. It can seem like a never ending loop of school, work, cleaning, cooking, parenting, repeat… But you need a break from your kids and some time with other adults to remind yourself that you are more than just mom. Here are some fun social activities for moms you can do to get out (or stay in) and get social.
Moms’ Night Out
This is an obvious one but time with your girls’ is a necessity. There is nothing more revitalizing than a good night out with your momma friends. Good friends, good conversations and good laughs is a recipe for a happy mom. Go out for dinner, meet up at a lounge for drinks, go dancing or hit up a concert. These days people are hosting moms’ night out on Zoom complete with DJs or have a socially distanced cocktail hour with your favorite mom friend.
Go On A Date Night
Yes, we need to take the time to get social with our significant others. And if you are not boo’d up you can plan a date with a special someone or take your self out on a date. Slip on something that makes you feel great, do your hair and maybe put on a little makeup. Go on a romantic date or set up a romantic meal in your back yard. Taking some time to change out of the mom uniform, step away from mom life and reminding yourself that you are also a woman is a very important part of selfcare.
Take A Class
There are so many benefits to taking a class. First of all, it is never too late to learn something new. Secondly, you should be investing in your own learning just as much as you invest in your kids’. But you will also find like minded people interested in some of the same things of you. It will be easier to connect with your “classmates” because you already have a common point of interest. Take a photography class, learn a new language, join a certificate program, learn how to arrange flowers… If you are curious about it there is probably a course for it. And if you are not comfortable joining an unperson class, there are so many options for virtual classes available on tons of different platforms such Udemy, SkillShare, Teachable and even your local colleges.
Join A Gym
Working out may not be your cup of tea but joining a gym, especially one with group classes, is great for both your physical health and your social health. And it can be a fun social activity its for moms. Its motivating to work out along with other people. And getting to know fellow members will help you feel more accountable to show up and put in the work. Join a yoga studio, sign up at a HIIT gym, try some Crossfit training, start a bootcamp at a neighborhood park or simply join your local gym. Many gyms are offering options for virtual classes and practicing safe social distancing. The options are endless and your body will thank you.
Attend Networking Events
Having a network of people you can reach out to is an invaluable asset. But it takes a little investment to build your network. I know that networking events can be intimidating. But if you walk away meeting just one person that you can add to your circle of friends or colleagues it will have been worth your time. So many organizations geared towards women business owner, mom entrepreneur, and working moms are offering really interesting virtual networking events. Some organizations you may want to check out for upcoming networking events are Hey Mama, and Let’s Work just to name a few. It may be scary, but put yourself out there.
Host A Potluck
If you are more of a home body and need a more familiar situation, this may be a good option for you. Invite a few close friends over for a potluck and ask them to bring a friend. It’s a great way to get some time with momma friends and meet new people. You get delicious food and drinks in the comfort of your own home and some great conversation. It can easily become a favorite social activity for moms.
Join A Support Group
No one tells you that sometimes being a mom can be get lonely. And searching out like minded mommas can be You may be scrunching your nose up at the thought of joining a support group. But the truth is becoming a mom can alienate you from your non-mom friends. And trying to sync schedules with another mom can become a logistical nightmare. Sometimes you crave adult conversation with someone that lives outside of your home. Getting involved with groups of other moms that just get it can be just what a lonely mom needs.
Whether you are an introvert, extrovert or some combination of the two, finding ways to socially interact with others can be an important part of your selfcare. It helps us to connect with others and feel less alone in the day-to-day chaos of motherhood.
Elisha Beach is a stay-at-home mom to four kids and four step-kids…Yes, you read that right—eight kids. She is a wife, home cook, taxi driver, herder of children, terrible housekeeper, selfcare advocate and founder of The Mom Forum.
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