5 Ways For A Shy Mom To Make Mom Friends

Do you feel like it’s hard to meet other moms and really get to know them? Do you want to have more mom friends but you feel like you’re too shy? Break out of your comfort zone this summer and make some new friends with these 5 tips for a shy mom to make mom friends.

5 Ways For A Shy Mom To Make Mom Friends

For the next ten weeks, I will be sharing posts inspired by the #ETHANproject. This summer I am determined to be more PRESENT for my children and Enjoy the Here and Now. My children are still small, but they are like tiny sponges. I think it’s important to start early with the direction I want to take in my parenting, so I don’t feel like I’m backtracking later.5 Ways For A Shy Mom To Make Mom Friends

I’m an introvert by nature, so meeting new people is extremely hard for me. The good thing is that my husband and daughters are the complete opposite. They are extroverts and they bring me out of my shell. Opposites attract right?

Also interesting:
Dealing with Anger & Frustration As A Mommy

As the first #ETHANproject challenge, I could not have been pushed farther out of my comfort zone than to try to make new mom friends. Luckily, we got invited to a neighborhood block party just in time and I wholeheartedly agreed to go.

Walking into someone’s house that you don’t know very well can be daunting! But once I was there and sitting down, I could enjoy the conversation and all the new personal stories I was hearing. I got to know a lot of new people and new moms in my neighborhood.

My daughter also made some new friends! I literally had to pry their hands apart and drag my daughter away crying from her new BFF.

5 Ways For A Shy Mom To Make Mom Friends

It made me start to think that I am not the only shy mom out there. And making mom friends is so important to your own journey as a mom, if only to have someone to laugh with who just gets it.

5 Ways For A Shy Mom To Make Mom Friends

5 Ways For A Shy Mom To Make Mom Friends

Throw a block party

This is an easy way to meet new moms in your area because there will be lots of other people there. An added bonus is that you’re likely to find some mom friends who live close by.

Also interesting:
Throw Out Your Roadtrip Checklists and Just Enjoy The Drive

School moms

Don’t just drop your kids off and run. Try to get to know the other kids’ moms – you already have something in common to be a conversation starter.

Meet for a short amount of time

Knowing that there is a distinct start and end time can take a lot of the tension away for me personally. Let your new friend know that you only have an hour to hang out with her, so you have a valid reason to leave after the time is up without feeling awkward.

Meet somewhere public

If you are worried about play dates at your home or someone else’s, suggest meeting at a park or the library.

Let your kids make introductions

Let your kids introduce you to their friend’s mom. You will instantly have something to talk about and you already know your kids get along.

The important part is that you break free from your comfort zone. Just think – those other moms could be just as shy as you but don’t know how to make the first step either.

Also interesting:
The 5 Most Annoying Breastfeeding Problems And How To Handle Them Like A Pro

Visit Grounded & Surrounded to see what over 40 other bloggers have written about the #ETHANproject – Enjoy Friendship Challege.

Now it’s your turn! Over the next week, brainstorm and act on ways for you to break out of your comfort zone and really Enjoy Friendship. Leave a comment here, on Facebook or Instagram with your experience. Be sure to use the hashtag #ETHANproject so we can all celebrate with you.

Next week’s challenge is “Enjoy the View” – I wonder if a hike in the Colorado mountains is in my future?5 Ways For A Shy Mom To Make Mom Friends

If you liked this post and want to see more of Practical Mommy, please sign up for the weekly email below.

The best products for you and your baby.

Baby monitor

With a baby monitor, you can use your time flexibly, sleep peacefully at night and still know at all times that your baby is doing well.

Nursing pillow

A good breastfeeding pillow has several advantages, because it helps you not only to breastfeed, but also to fall asleep and is also suitable as a nest.

Diaper bags

A diaper bag offers you a lot of storage space, so that you have everything you need for your baby on the go - from the changing pad to the bottle.


A pucksack gives your baby the feeling of security, like in the womb, and thus supports a peaceful and restful sleep.

Bicycle trailer

Bicycle trailers can be used in combination with a baby seat shortly after birth. They are not only safer than child seats but also more comfortable.


A playpen can be very practical in everyday life! Which model is suitable for your needs, you can read in my guide.

Baby bed

The first bed accompanies your child for years. Fortunately, there are beds that grow with your child. I have made for you on the search for the best baby beds.


A stroller is a worthwhile purchase. But there are the most diverse models on the market. Find out which is the right one.

Radiant heater

Radiant heaters provide your child with the necessary warmth when changing diapers or after bathing.

Extra bed

Side beds are very practical and offer both mother and baby a lot of advantages, because for babies, especially in the first months of life, it is reassuring to be able to sleep next to their parents.

21 thoughts on “5 Ways For A Shy Mom To Make Mom Friends”

  1. Kristen! Love this article. I am not a shy mom by nature but I am a tired mom….so I really benefited from your tips. Especially the one about chatting with the other moms at school. About mid-year this year my daughter started having some “friendship complications” with the other girls in her class so I decided to be more present at school and spend time getting to know the other moms. I am so glad I did it. The first time is ALWAYS THE HARDEST! And I agree that setting an end time is often a life-saver. Can’t wait to see pictures of the Colorado Mountains next week!

  2. Kristen, these tips are fabulous. I’m a shy mom AND have a shy little one (3yo). I find myself pushing outside of my comfort zone just so she can see that and hopefully learn to do the same. I reached out to the mom of one of her preschool friends and it sparked a great friendship for us! And we started just as you suggested: a set time at a public place (the park). Thanks for sharing these. I can’t wait to see your pictures next week! I’d LOVE to visit Colorado some day!

  3. These are great tips! I too am a shy mom and it’s hard to make new mom friends especially since most of my current friends don’t have kids yet. You’re right, it’s great to have a friend who “just gets it”! Way to get out of your shell and go to that block party!

  4. I love the idea of the block party. I often find myself at extremes, I can put on my “extrovert” self, but often also just want to be alone. And my extrovert self has thought a lot of times about having a block party to get to know the neighbors and the kids. After reading this, I’m thinking this summer is just as good a time as any. Looking forward to reading your other #ETHANproject challenge. 🙂

  5. I am NOT usually shy, but still find these tips helpful. I think anytime you are making friends for the first time, it is a good idea to meet on neutral ground. It makes it easier to get to know one another.

    Great tips!

  6. Great post! Being a mom can be so lonely! I’m glad you’ve made some mom friends – it took me a while but I’ve finally found a great group of other moms of little ones in our area to get together with all the time! I’ve also found a great facebook group for moms in my area who have meet ups pretty much daily!

  7. These are all great ideas! I live out in the country, so we can’t do the block party one, and my daughter’s not in school yet, but I can definitely try out the others. I’m not shy, but I do have a tendency to get stuck in my own schedule and not branch out to try new things–I’d love to make some new friends! 🙂

Leave a Comment