Moms ISO Mom Friends

Moms ISO Mom Friends

I had my daughter in the middle of a very cold Chicago winter. Which meant we spent the first few months bundled up inside our home. And while I loved being with her, I felt lonely and isolated. I didn’t have mom friends to turn to for support or even just have an adult conversation. That’s why when I started Monica + Andy, I committed to making it more of a community than just a company.

Last month I had the pleasure of catching up with my newly-expecting (yay!) friend Danielle, the founder of The Everygirl, and I was reminded of a project she undertook on her personal blog. Every season she writes a post that serves as the catalyst to connect her readers where they live—in real life.

So starting today we are taking a page from her playbook and connecting moms with each other IRL. Whether you’re paralyzed by a cold winter or just aren’t great at making the first move (making mom friends is hard!) the comments section below is here to help.

Also, if you guys make a connection in a city where Monica + Andy is located, email us at and write “Mom Meet-Up” in the subject line. You can use the Guideshop to get together—snacks and drinks on us!



  • Leave a comment below with your city IN CAPS and tell us a little bit about yourself + your baby also include a social handle so your mom match can get in touch.
  • Before leaving your comment scroll all the way down to see if someone else has mentioned your city.
  • If you do see your city (yay!), reply to that comment.
  • If you don’t see your city, start a new comment thread.

It’s that easy!


CHICAGO! Hi, I’m Monica. I’m an entrepreneur/mom with a seven year-old daughter and husband I adore. I spend most of my time in Lincoln Park, love testing out new vegan recipes and I’m always up for coffee dates. Follow me on Instagram @monicaandandy. 


  1. BOSTON! Hi, my name is Bre. I’m a first time mom of 9 month old Phyllis Mae. We love exploring new places all around the city. I’m interested in green living, blunt based diets, fitness, and design. Would love to connect with others in the Back Bay/South End area.

  2. Amber Dawn Ellis says:

    Hi! I’m Amber and I live in Chicago just like Monica 😉 I am a full time fitness studio manager and a Pilates Instructor. I am originally from England and moved to the US four years ago to be with my husband. Neither of us have any family here so bringing up our baby girl alone is a challenge as we both work full time, but we have an awesome friend network that I am so so thankful for. Follow me @amberdawnactive – id love to connect!!!

    1. Working mama also here in Chicago! My family is on the West Coast, so not quite as far as yours, but far enough to miss them a great deal. We have older kids and never imagined going back into baby mode, but here we are! Things have changed so much in the eight years since our last kid was born, so in some ways it feels like we’re doing it all for the first time and most of our friends have left baby-land for good. Would love to connect! I may also need a good Pilates class once I get the all-clear. I’m @ailak on instagram.

  3. CHICAGO! I actually live just west of the city in Forest Park. I have a 15 month old daughter and one on the way in July. My insta handle is @goldoglover

  4. FT COLLINS! My name is Page and I have a 6 month old baby girl. We just moved here from DC so making mom friends would be amazing! We love your typical Colorado stuff – hiking and breweries. I work for an education technology company but my passion is Public Health. You can find me on Instagram at @pagebm. Be prepared for pics of a cute dog and a cute baby.

  5. CLEVELAND! Hi! My name is Aysia I’m a new mom to a 3week old baby boy. I’m a licensed nurse but currently staying at home with my the baby and blogging. I love to go to football games, watch movies and hang with friends. Come hang with us over on Instagram at “Between the Gold” !!

  6. CHICAGO!! Hi my name is Micaela and I am mom of a 14 months old baby girl, we live downtown and would love to connect with more moms! My instagram is @thesunnymom.

  7. CHICAGO! I’m a Lincoln Park Mom of 17-month-old twin girls. I would love to connect and make some new Mom friends in my area.

    1. Meredith Crooks says:

      Hi! I also live in Lincoln Park, have a 6-week old daughter – are you going to the M&A valentines event?

  8. SARASOTA. Mom of 13 month old crazy sweet boy. Would love a play date meetup and someone to chat with!

  9. SEATAC! Mom of a 19 month old and one on the way, due mid Feb! Always love talking to other moms! 💕💕

  10. CHICAGO! I live in Wicker Park, and am Mother to a 3 month old! Would love to meet some other Moms in the area 🙂 My insta handle is @shainarae2

  11. BROOKLYN, First time mom-to-be in mid-April and would love to connect with other moms on maternity leave and for drinks after baby is born!

  12. CHICAGO! Hey y’all, I’m Liz! I’m an entrepreneur (wedding photographer to be exact!) who lives with my high school sweetheart husband in River North. We moved to Chicago from Tennessee 3.5 years ago and we love living in the big city! We adore our 7 year old maltese, Charlie, and are so excited to be expecting our first baby in June! It’s a girl 🙂 I spend most of my time working from my home office, catching up on my favorite TV shows, or traveling and love to make new friends! I’m always up for coffee, wine (eventually) or lunch dates so don’t be shy! Definitely reach out to me! You can follow me on Instagram at @elizabethnordphoto! Can’t wait to connect with you all!

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