“Thankfully I was able to connect online with other women in the allergy and colic community.” It dawned on Gerritson that millennials such as herself could really use help with mom dating, and after joining forces with partners Julia High and Christa Terry, Hello Mamas was launched nationally in January of 2014 and has a mobile version coming out later this year.Those millennial moms are also the target audience for a Speed Dating for Moms concept created by Hillary Frank, host of the popular parenting podcast “The Longest Shortest Time” on public radio station WNYC.When Frank’s podcast followers started forming friendships via Facebook, she realized they might actually like to meet in person.And she recalled her own struggles of making close mom friends after having daughter Sasha five years ago. You hope she will ask for your number because you’d really like to hang out again. This time around, Darlington will use the app she and partner Beth Bryan created, Mom Co — which launched in the San Diego area in February — to find compatible mom friends. But as the years have gone on — Darlington’s son is now 7— many of those friends have moved away. I feel like I am starting over,” Darlington, 34, told TODAY Parents.
She met a few people through her husband, who grew up in the area, but is always on the hunt for more like-minded moms.That’s when she realized the importance of finding understanding friends. You go out and hang with these new mom friends but they aren’t a good fit because they don’t know what to do when your child is screaming and throwing up all over the place.Everyone is feeding their kids peanut butter and jelly,” she said.But I was looking for casual play dates and advice,” she said.“I was looking for moms who I could ask, ‘Is this normal?