The Brisbane Crochet Club meets weekly to learn crochet, meet other Brisbane mums, and have a good chat. Whether you're a complete beginner or a seasoned pro, everyone is welcome to come along!
Enter: Mush. Or as it is commonly referred to on the circuit as ĎTinder for Mumsí.
Credit: Mush facebook page
Mush is a location style app where you create a profile for yourself with a bit about you and your baby, where you live, and an adorable photo. Mush will then show you connections of other ĎMushersí around your local area.
You can take a peek at the profile of mums closest to you and see if you have anything in common. Maybe you have a baby the same age. Or both love yoga. Or you just happen to live in the same street.
If you think you could be friends, you send out a connection request. The other musher has the option to accept your request, then bam, you have a little chit chat through the app and decide if you want to meet up IRL.
Mush gives you some ideas of where you can meet your new mum friends. It filters by location some nearby parks, cafes and kid friendly venues. The app will let you share your favourite places as well.
Helpful hint: most mums love coffee as it keeps us ticking over. Suggest a coffee date and I would happily be your friend. Especially if the cafe does a triple shot as their stock standard.
I have made some lovely mum friends through this app, including a weekly park meet up that keeps growing. Itís amazingly easy to bond with just one common link. Your conversation starter is sitting right there, gurgling away on the picnic blanket beside you.
If you are new to an area or donít have a mothers group, Mush is another way of getting to know some of the mums you probably walk passed every morning on your daily please-go-to-sleep-walk.
Go on, put yourself out there! As scary as it can be dating for friends as a grown up, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.