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Mommy Matchmakers

Make new friends via two apps for busy moms

Somewhere around middle school, making new friends evolved from an effortless affair to a complicated enterprise. Fast forward several years and add grown-up responsibilities, a busy family and a full-time job to the mix, and it can seem virtually impossible. Enter our latest tech obsessions. Specifically designed to connect busy moms, apps like Peanut and Hello Mamas operate like platonic Tinders. Connect with moms near you who share similar interests (and understand life with special needs) for playdates or moms night out or even just to have a phone-a-friend in your back pocket when you need a little support. Whatever you’re searching for, this decidedly modern approach to making friends is a must-try.