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i am a mom with 2 young children. does anyone know of a group
in the east bay where single parents can meet socially?
I have been wondering the same thing. Maybe we should try
to form some kind of social group . Weekends are hard for
me because everyone is having their family fun days and I
always feel like my daughter and I are the 3rd (and4rth)
wheel. I saw a single parent support group listed in the
Bananas newsletter once but it was mostly about working
out custody and co-parenting issues. I dont have a
co-parent so the group did not sound like a good match for
me-besides I'm more interested in just hanging out with
other single parents than being in a support group with
another single mama
There was a recent message by a woman who said she has no
co-parent. Our group may be for you: Single Mothers by Choice.
See http://www.singlemothersbychoice.com/ to see if it's a good
fit for your situations. If so, consider joining the 'basmc' (Bay
Area Single Mothers by Choice) email list to share issues and
joys, and to hear about get-togethers. To join, go to
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/basmc/join or email
Jennie, single mom to a great 4-year-old
Where are the other fabulous single-mothers/fathers? I have
been living in the Bay Area for three years now. My child is
one year old. I work part-time as an accountant and the rest of
the time as an artist/dancer. My son and I have a fabulous
life, but there is a huge hole where there should be friends and
community. I have some friends, but none with kids that still
want to do things. I see many families in the east bay, but
where are the single-parent families? Having friends without
kids makes me feel a deep split in my life. I am either ALONE
and hanging out with my kid or paying for a babysitter and out
with friends feeling ''guilty.'' Where are the potlucks, the
friends who just ''drop by'', the playdates? Can anyone recommend
a single parents group or know any other single-parents who
still lead fabulous lives, but could use some parent friends? I
am a bit pagan in my beliefs, but have actually considered
joining a church just to have some community around. HELP!
One group that was not mentioned in the archive of single-mother
resources is Single Mothers by Choice
(http://www.singlemothersbychoice.com/). I have been a member of
this group since before I conceived my son and found it to be a
great source of support, especially when I was pregnant and then
when he was little.
We have a very active local group; feel free to email me for
I need to get out and socialize more as I'm feeling very alone as a
single parent. How do I meet other single parents? Most people I know
are in a coupleship and I would like to meet other people in the same
boat more or less. I'm finding the weekend my daughter goes to her
father's is very quiet and sometimes lonely. Now that she is almost 6
she is preferring her father which is hard for me. Any advice on
either of these topics would be appreciated. Thanks! Nancy
What do you like to do? Are you into church, crafts, exercising, bars? What?
That would be a start. You could ask your child's PTA if they have a support
group for single parents and you might meet someone there. You didn't say if
you interested in same or opposite sex companionship. Quilting bees are a
great place to meet other women and you can learn new skills and help the
community at the same time. Figure out what you like to do first so you have
a common interest and then go from there. Lots of community activity going
on at parks as well.
I am a single Mom of two boys and feel very blessed to have met, over the
past months, a group of women who are in the same boat. You are welcome to
email me. Sara
Note from the moderator:
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section in the Announcements newsletter
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