Born By One

Creating communities one family at a time

Born By One

Creating communities one family at a time

Born By One

Creating communities one family at a time

Born By One

Creating communities one family at a time

Born By One

Creating communities one family at a time

Born By One

Creating communities one family at a time

Born By One

Creating communities one family at a time

Born By One

Creating communities one family at a time

Born By One

Creating communities one family at a time

Born By One

Creating communities one family at a time

Born By One

Creating communities one family at a time

Play dates 101

So it’s finally happened, you’ve been match with a local parent who shares your So it’s finally happened, you've been matched with a local parent who shares your interest and seems incredible. She’s perfect and everything you've ever wanted in a friend. Now after chatting you’ve finally got the nerve to ask her out for coffee. Sometimes a friendship first date can be more nerve wracking than any teenage first date. (We all remember that time) Because we want our members to be successful, we’ve rounded up the best tips for a successful first play date and establishment of a new friendship. 1. Make the first move. Meeting new parents can be an intimidating thing for anyone. Be secure in the fact that everyone on Born by One is actively seeking new friendships and potential co-op members. We’re all in this phase of life together. 2. Cut some slack. We’re all parents with busy lives and kids who have their own mind when we have plans. Be flexible and allow always communicate if plans need to change. We suggest a three-strike policy before making a decision. 3. First. Give yourself the safety and comfort to get to know the new parent and bub in a public and open area. Talk about whatever you want while weaving in topics that are important to you and your family. Like any first date you’re trying to figure out if your parenting styles jive. 4. Second base. After a few public play dates, invite them over to a light lunch and/or coffee. At this time the conversation should be smooth flowing. This is the time to see if there are differences on the big issues. If there are differences, are they deal breakers? 5. Maintenance. Like any relationship, a parent friendship must be maintained. It’s great to enjoy a good meal, a bottle of wine and just enjoy being friends instead of just parent friends. Much like dating, making parent friends can be a bit of trial and error. If the first play date doesn’t work out, please do not get discouraged. We’re rooting for you! If you need help, please contact us via email, Facebook or Instagram. We're always here to help you get the most out of Born by One.