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Friday, September 11, 2009

My first time ...

The very first time I went to a TriangleMommies event I was so nervous that I dragged my husband along with me. Actually, it was a family event. Sort of a dinner out, kind of like the newcomers-type dinners we do today, but an unofficial one. I figured it would be the best way to get my feet wet and meet some of the mommies I had been talking to in the various site forums for a while.

And guess what? It was fun! Seriously. Even my husband had a good time. My daughter was so tiny that I had no clue what it would be like to be at a restaurant with our baby and a large group of people, but all of the moms and their spouses made it really easy. Everyone had their kids with them, and we were a pretty large table at a local chain restaurant.

Did I feel awkward walking in there having no clue who I was looking for? Sure! Did that matter once I actually met the people I was going to be spending the next few hours with? Nope, not a bit!

There are so many events on the calendar these days, that you can find a way to meet your fellow mommies and mommies-to-be with or without kids in tow, at a free event or the kind where you spend a few dollars, bring a few treats, and find yourself surrounded by people who are, in fact, just like you! They're moms. And no matter what your age, race, religion, background or take on motherhood, we're all in this together, and it's really pretty cool to simply log into a website like this and find someone out there who you can connect with.

So come on, if you haven't already, take that leap. Pick an event that's coming up this month and find a bunch of moms who are ready to meet you! With or without your little ones around. :D We've all been there, we know sometimes it's easier to get out of the house without them, and hey, that's OK!

Hope to hear about YOUR first time sometime soon!

This post was submitted by Andrea Bates (ace1028), Hospitality Co-Manager on TriangleMommies.

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