I started attending our local Unitarian church here in the midwest about three years ago and consider myself a Unitarian with Buddhist beliefs. I have a 5 year old dd, a 2 year old dd and dd #3 due in October. While I love going to church, I haven't made many connections there, partly because I'm a bit shy/reserved and partly because with little ones, being pregnant and working part-time I'm a bit overwhelmed.
However, it seems like once it became obvious that I wasn't a Christian, previous friends who used to come over for play dates always seemed to have an excuse not to come. My two dd go to preschool part-time, so they have plenty of contact with friends. I'm the one feeling overwhelmed and lonely. How do you make new friends and connections when you don't fit into the mainstream?
Being pregnant and hormonal, plus lonely (especially this month with my husband working out of town) I find myself in tears often most days. I just wish I had someone to talk to who shared similar beliefs.