When you live in a city, it is reasonably easy to find a mother’s group to suit your needs. All you have to do is keep an eye out for mother’s groups advertised in the local newspapers or parenting magazines. In smaller places though, you will have to find them by yourself. Hospitals, libraries, churches and universities are good places to check which groups are available in your area.
The best way of course, is word of mouth. So, when you are out shopping or taking a walk in the local park, go up to other moms and ask them whether there are any mother’s groups in your area that you could get involved in. Then of course, there is always the Internet. Take a little time and have a look online as well - you never know what you will find there.
Once you have done your homework and have a list of groups that you are interested in, visit them one by one until you find the one that you feel most comfortable with.
Most mothers’ groups meet during the day each week. This is fine for those stay-at-home moms or moms on maternity leave, but for moms who work full time, this could pose a problem. If you work full time, then do not give up - keep asking around.
After some time, if you find that there really are no mothers’ groups that meet in the evenings or at weekends, then you might consider starting your own group. Maybe your place of work is a large organisation. Find out if there are any other mothers within the organisation who would be interested in starting a mothers’ group with you.