Starting/entering a conversation

Ok, I'm gonna expose my soft little underbelly here.
How do you guys join a conversation when you see Moms in public talking about things? I am very social online, but in person I clam up and get reallyawkward about it. I know it's something I need to work on - especially when they are talking about things that I could really offer good advice on,, but I always just have a hard time entering the conversation - I feel like II'm rude for eavesdropping or like I'm interrupting a private conversation.

BethSummerville, South Carolina
    I'm the same way. Even online sometimes I will type something then delete it because I have this overwhelming fear of people thinking I trying to be a know it all.
    Heh, yep me too.

    It really depends on the people though. If they seem to be uninterested in including people (back turned to others, talking softer as in having a private convo) I stay to myself. If you are talking to pretty much whoever seems to be listening then I don't have a problem with jumping in. I don't really know how to describe "how" it's done though.

    Like if you are in the waiting room and someone says "I am so tired of my allergies" to no one in particular and I feel chatty I will say "I know what you mean" and kinda give that sympathetic smile. And usually that's an opener or sometimes they smile and stay to themselves.
    About Beth
    Current: Summerville, South Carolina
    Birth: September 18
    On since: Aug 18, 2013
    obsessed with babywearing, cloth diapering, and breastfeeding (but not judgmental about those that aren't). I'm a SAHM that works. Loves cupcakes, kittens, and glitter; hates spiders, housework and pessimism.