New moms go through a roller coaster of emotions. First there’s the joy, then the fear, then the exhaustion sets in and loneliness takes hold. It’s particularity difficult for young women who are the first of their peer group to have kids. You say being a mom won’t change anything but when your single girl friends are headed out to a nightclub, you quickly realize that having a child changes everything.
So it’s not surprising that moms are using social networks to reach out and connect with other moms. Facebook friends – even those you’ve never met in real life – can be a huge comfort when you’re feeling bored, lonely or your worried about your parenting skills.