Are you looking to get out and meet other moms in your area? If so, I know the feeling. Shortly before the arrival of my son, my husband and I decided I would start my new job as a stay-at-home-mom. It was the job of my dreams and I was ecstatic. However, reality quickly set in. I don’t know about you, but I can’t just stay at home all day or the walls start creeping in and I go stir crazy. On top of that, I knew that our decision to have my stay at home would also mean we would be on a much tighter budget, so no, I would not be out shopping the day away or lunching with friends at the country club (wait, I’ve never lunched at the country club, dreaming again…). Most, if not all of my friends work, so I knew I needed to get out there and meet some new stay-at-home-moms, but YIKES, that’s scary.
I sat down at the computer one night and was determined to find inexpensive activities in the area where I could meet other moms and get.out.of.the.house. Lo and behold I found this wonderful organization, the MOMS Club. It is an international club, separated into chapters according to neighborhoods. Could this really be true? Was this the answer to all of my prayers? Yes, yes it was. Here are a few of the benefits of joining your local MOMS Club:
The MOMS Clubsm offers the following, free of charge to its registered chapters on an on-going basis:
* We organize and conduct support groups for all at-home mothers;
* We offer educational services, classes, on-line programs, seminars and workshops for support groups for at-home mothers, and we develop formats for monthly meetings, casual get-togethers, outings, family parties, playgroups, babysitting co-ops, activity groups and service projects for at-home mothers and their children;
* We offer extensive on-going management consulting services for support groups for at-home mothers, and we develop formats for monthly meetings, casual get-togethers, outings, family parties, playgroups, babysitting co-ops, activity groups and service projects for mothers and their children.
I have met some amazing women through this group. We get together for weekly playdates, meet-ups, book clubs, organize fundraisers, family events, mom’s night out, set up babysitting co-ops and more than anything bond with other moms. It’s wonderful to know such amazing women within my community. Click here to search for your local chapter!