I've been so proud of myself lately. I've been taking Baby (and Baby2 although I just wear her like an accessory, so it doesn't really count) to gymnastics, storytimes, and the park. There I've met other moms with children of similar ages and actually had conversations with them.
At storytime I met a nice mom of a three year old with a baby due in a couple of months. We've taken our daughters to the park at the same time and they both enjoy being pushed on the swings, so we chat while we push.
I met a mom of four at the park and talked about pros and cons of having more children and how one knows when one's family is complete. Then randomly ran into her while I was on a walk around my neighborhood. She was driving by and recognized me and pulled over to say hi. It turns out that she lives nearby and would love to go on walks with me. We exchanged phone numbers and will hopefully go on a walk soon.
I met another mom at the park who told me the story of how she had left her home on the other side of the country with her daughter and boyfriend at the time and traveled all the way out to California. She hadn't told anyone she was leaving, just left a note with a family member.
I met another mom at gymnastics who has a daughter the same age as Baby. The mom was so nice and friendly and we talked a bit about potty training.
I'm also reconnecting with friends from high school who are around and have children around the same age as mine.
I randomly ran into a friend while walking around the neighborhood and ended up having her and her daughter come in and chat for a bit.
Another friend has two sweet boys who Baby plays well with and gets excited when we are going to see them.
Another friend has a son a little older than Baby and we get together and talk while the kids play. They were over not too long ago and had a blast screaming and running around with each other.
I have a friend with a daughter a year older than Baby who lives about an hour away. They have made the trek to my place for lunch play date recently. Baby keeps asking when we can see them again. Next time it will be our turn to go there.
I love meeting and hanging out with other moms of children around the same age. It gives us something to do during the days and helps Baby with socializing. I'm proud of myself for taking the initiative to talk to people and actually making some connections.