I am happily married to a great Catholic guy and we are expecting our first child in December. I was raised an only child and I am a rather independent person without a close group of friends or even really a best friend, aside from the husband. We attend a parish that is a little more liberal than I would prefer and will probably be switching parishes shortly before the baby is born. We are active in our young adult group and choir at our current parish but I haven’t found anyone in those groups that I feel really comfortable with or close to. I do have some friends from previous times in my life that I do feel comfortable being myself around but they live far away for there to be regular gatherings and play groups.
Can I be an island? I’m pretty sure that I will need some kind of support group as a new and Catholic mom but I’m not sure how to got about surrounding myself with that kind of group.
Are there any other websites or forums that may help me find like-minded, Catholic (potentially home schooling) moms? I have a hard time imagining that I am the ONLY person in Silver Spring, MD (a very diverse area) who holds the views that I do.