Are any of you a member of a moms group? When and where do you meet? What do you do? Do you enjoy it? How did you find one? Has anyone started one?
I live in a small town and have been unable to find a moms group that meets at a time when working moms can attend. There is a MOPs and a couple other ones that meet at churches on weekday mornings but nothing on a Saturday morning.
I have considered trying to start one but am not really even sure where to start. I briefly read through the starting a group section on the MOPs page but I'm not sure I have that much time to invest in this. Also, I'm really just looking for something to do with DD that gets us out of the house for a bit on Saturdays and gives me a chance to meet some other moms.
I seem to know a lot of acquaintances with small children but none of them have kids really close in age. Like I'm not going to invite a coworker who has a 2 year old over for a play date with my 8 month old, GWIM.
Re: Mom groups
I have a few activities planned for next month. Ex. Boo at the zoo, gain night, safety fest.
Unfortunately meet up isn't an option, as it doesn't seem like anyone in the area uses it. There is only one group total listed for my area and it hasn't had any activity for over a year. I joined a "moms of (my town name)" Facebook group but the only activity is a maybe once a week posting selling used baby stuff.
Hosting play dates at my house for more than 1 other kid is going to be hard as my house is really small. There are several parks in the area which will be great for now but not sure where we could meet once it gets cold.
I might just contact the local MOPs group and see if any of the members know other working moms who might be interested. Maybe I could try contacting churches or the library to see if they have space we could use.
I also use meetup but J14 for lyfe yo!
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I went to our mops group for a while, but really didn't fit in. Plus it was at an awkward time for ds's schedule.