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Do You Belong to a Mommy Group?

Joining a mommy group has become a staple part of urban and suburban parenting. Group activities like trips to the park, museum or even a local mom's pad encourage new mommies to get out of the house, meet with other parents and kids and foster new relationships.

Of course, moms aren't the only ones making group playdates — many dads, nannies and grannies join play groups in an effort to make friends and meet neighbors. Has your family joined a mommy group?


milosmommy milosmommy 9 years
I joined one like the one romaniagrl belongs to, but I can't say I'm active. I'm a working mom and most activities and play-dates are while I'm at work. They do have one on Saturday but it's right during my son's nap time so we haven't been to a single thing yet. Although I have helped with the "meals for moms" program. Maybe someday we can join a play group.
rgrl rgrl 9 years
YES, it's wonderful for us! They have a forum where you can ask for advice, playgroups you can go to, daily events in our area related to children and families. As a stay home mom, it was nice to meet other people like myself and never get bored in the house all winter. Now, I had my second baby and they will deliver meals to my family for a whole week! It's a wonderful community of people who are experiencing the same things as you. I highly recommend it to all moms, especially new ones.
jessie jessie 9 years
not much of a joiner when it comes to stuff like that. gotta group of my own..the 3 kids and me! :)
redheadkimie redheadkimie 9 years
I haven't joined one. I'm to shy. One day hopefully I'll get over it and join one. I don't have any mommy friends.
radmama27 radmama27 9 years
I belong to a great local mother's group. We have a forum & chat there alll the time, and have the best meet ups. We always have something fun planned for the kids, and us too! Parks, playgrounds, mall walks, farms, field trips, and mommy nights out! I also run a women's group online, most have kids, and thats my second home. I've known those women for almost 3 years. I'm damn proud of the great friends I've met online!
Greggie Greggie 9 years
Other - not yet, but I plan to once I'm done working this month. I'll be a stay at home mom after that. I'm not entirely sure I'll be able to find one that "fits" me though. I do have online support that's invaluable. I think it's ridiculous that there aren't groups for working mothers. Every single mothers group I've ever seen meets during the day, with not a single event after normal working hours.
LiLRuck44 LiLRuck44 9 years
I joined one but it wasn't my thing. I don't really have the interest to know a bunch of people and their children semi-well. I have close mommy friends and that's enough for me!
amber_castaldo amber_castaldo 9 years
My moms' groups were my social savior. I did prenatal yoga and we started a group. So the kids have been together since the womb. I also started going to this class called baby gym where I met other stay at home moms and we joined forces. Our kids have been friends since they were six months. I am actually in the process of moving out of state so it's a little hard to say good bye to 3 years of friendships. I am hoping to join a new group after the move - I really think it's important to have strong friendships. I was lucky and grew up in a town with very few children so my friends have been my friends my whole life. I hope that to be the case with my son. Life long friends are an amazing thing to have.
roxtarchic roxtarchic 9 years
i dont have any fellow working mom colleagues but i think that would be great.... and i wouldnt know where to look for one either. (and i gotta be honest... not too sure i'd be interested in starting one... tho ya never know)!
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 9 years
I haven't joined one...though that is mainly because I don't know where to look.
chicagojlo chicagojlo 9 years
My mommy group consists of my fellow working mom colleagues. It drives us all crazy that there are so few activities and groups for those of us who work during the day.
KAEB06 KAEB06 9 years
Yes I'm apart of a local online Mom's group that has a lot of get-togethers and events.
Courtney82 Courtney82 9 years
have a large one with some girls in my church class but also a smaller ones with some close friends.
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