You’re hanging with your baby, and you’re totally blissed out with mummy fun! That is until it’s the 134th day in a row, and you seriously need to talk to someone who can talk back.
That’s what two mums from the UK were thinking when they created a genius Tinder-like app for finding new friends. Katie Massie-Taylor and Sarah Hesz are the co-creators of Mush, an app that lets mums find other mums who are nearby.
The app is much more than a social networking site. Instead of connecting with potentially far away mums (like you might on Facebook or Instagram), Mush lets their users find local mums who have similar interests. Let’s say you’re in your early 30s and have an 18-month-old. The app looks for other women who are in a similar age range with a similar number of children who are also of similar ages.
You need some adult-to-adult time right now. Or, at the very least, a conversation with someone over the age of 23-months. And, wouldn’t it be absolutely fab if you had loads and loads of mum friends around? But, that’s not always the case. Maybe you don’t have any mummy friends—not yet anyway. Or, maybe your current friends have kids of totally different ages than yours. Sure, you can all get together. But, when your 15-month-old knocks over your BFF’s 6-year-old’s watercolours, no one will be happy.
So, you need Mush. The app’s primary audience is in the UK. That said, there are pockets in the U.S. (mainly NYC) and Melbourne.
Beyond the connection and meet-up factors, the app also provides mums with totally useful guides on raising babies and children. Even if you never meet up with another mum through the app (but, why would you not?) the guides may be worth the download. The app is currently available for iOS and Android. Check it out here.