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You’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a million times—It takes a village. But what if you haven’t found your people yet. The truth is, motherhood can feel lonely, especially when you don’t have a mom tribe beside you. Michelle Kennedy realized how true this was when she gave birth to her son, and immediately set out on a mission to fix that. It lead to the launch of Peanut, the Tinder for making mom friends.
Kennedy gave us the ins and outs of how to use the app to your advantage, and her other foolproof remedies to combat new mom loneliness.
Tell us about Peanut.
Peanut is an app that connects like-minded women who are mothers. Since its launch, it’s grown to become the largest social network of moms in the world. I wanted to create a platform where women can create meaningful connections and community, and use it as a resource for modern motherhood. Peanut views motherhood as an adventure in the life of a woman. It’s the best chapter in her book, but not the only one.
Can you walk us through the app and some key features?
Peanut recognizes the need for real-life connections between women at similar life stages who live near each other and share common interests, so we make it easy by having women swipe up and “wave” at another mama.
Plus, we decided to add a new feature this year to make it even easier to help moms strike up a conversation and make more friends. Meet Icebreakers—a quick and simple way for moms to send initial messages to help strip away the barriers holding them back from meeting others. Women can also now discover, join and create their own groups based off of their location or interests—from LGBTQ Women to…
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