How to have a social life once you are a parent

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Becoming a parent can feel as though your youth has expired, and your social life has gone down the drain. However, it is indeed still possible to have somewhat of a social life- even if it looks a little different to what it did before.  Read on to find out more. 

Clubs and Groups
One way to get out of the house and to build relationships with other adults is to join a club or a group that meets once a week. Luckily, are usually loads of option available from cooking classes, to spirituality and meditation groups, and even art clubs. Some classes are also kid-friendly, which means you don't need to worry about a babysitter. Pick something that you enjoy and go for it. 

Exercise and Gym
While it may not be the same as heading to your local club for cocktails and a boogie, attending an exercise class or regularly going to the gym can be a fantastic way for parents to get out there and meet new people. Exercise also releases happy endorphins which is sure to help during the witching hour!

Birthday Celebrations
Birthday celebrations that are minus jelly and ice cream can be a valuable way of keeping your social life as a parent. They allow you to let your hair down and reconnect with your social group. To really get the party started, provide some birthday games the adults will enjoy as well. Be sure to book a babysitter, or ask a relative to help out the next day too, as parenting with a hangover is not fun! 

Family Day Out
Exploring the world with your little family can give you the burst of social life that you are craving. Go to a zoo, have a picnic in the park or even going to the coffee shop can feel like a social outing in itself.

Becoming a parent doesn't mean you have to give up a social life- it just means that it looks a little different now. How do you like to get social with your family?