Moms Groups are an amazing way to meet other moms, especially some with the same interests as you, children in the same age bracket as your kid(s) or just close to home and Hartford County is full of them. Below we are collecting information on all of the moms groups for your information.
Below are some national Moms Clubs that offer local chapters.
MOPS – Mothers Of Preschoolers
MOPS International is dedicated to meeting the needs of every mother of preschoolers. MOPS strives to attain this vision through the local MOPS group. A MOPS group is started through a local church, and groups usually meet once or twice a month, and often provide childcare through the MOPPETS program. A group for mothers of school-age kids. At MOPS International we believe Better Moms Make a Better World. This is true during the preschool years and beyond. As mothers enter the school years, new challenges and issues arise, but the need for community and hope remains. For this reason we offer MOMSnext, a ministry to mothers of school-age kids. A MOMSnext group is an open, accepting place for all mothers of school-age kids to experience authentic community, personal growth, practical help and spiritual hope. A Military MOPS group is sponsored by a base chapel or local church. Because of the unique situations Military moms face, MOPS International has designed this program with a great deal of flexibility. Military MOPS groups meet once or twice each month and typically provide childcare through the MOPPETS program. Military MOPS meetings include time for developing relationships through teaching, discussion groups, creative activities and fellowship time over a shared meal or snack.
MOMS Club – Mothers Offering Mothers Support Club
We are a support group designed for stay-at-home mothers! You are interested in the world around you, want a variety of activities for you and your children, and are proud of your choice of at-home mothering for your families! For a nominal yearly fee (typically $20-40 a year) you can join a local chapter by your or start one today. The MOMS Club® is a nonprofit corporation and a 501 (C) (3) publicly-supported charity.
“In another area I belonged to a moms club and as a stay at home mom then it was alot of fun and definitely worth the nominal fee to join. Plus its a non-profit and felt right.”
Holistic Moms – The Holistic Moms Network™ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization connecting parents who are interested in holistic health and green living. We encourage moms to trust their instincts, parent from the heart, use their innate sense of what is best for their children, live in balance with the Earth, and learn about the pros and cons of all healthcare and parenting options.
Below are some local Moms Clubs unique to our county.
Mothers’ Connection of the Farmington Valley – The Mothers’ Connection of the Farmington Valley is a local network of mothers with young children. It is a unique volunteer organization that fosters meaningful connections. Members create a sense of community during their child-rearing years by supporting each other with advice and recommendations, by sponsoring mother and child-related activities, and by offering meals for new mothers and childcare through a babysitting Co-Op.The organization hosts 4 annual events, which include an Easter Party, July 4th Bike/Stroller Parade, a Moms Only Social Evening in the fall and a Holiday Party in December. Our amazing members (potentially you!) plan year-round outings and activities for themselves and other parents with young children. Member-hosted activities include meeting for story time at a library or for playtime at a park, taking a tour at a local firehouse or going to craft-and-play dates at another member’s home. An average of 10 weekly playgroups offer scheduled interaction with a smaller group of moms and same-age children.
Moms & More – West Hartford, CT
Moms & More is a West Hartford-based parent organization designed to meet the needs of parents and children of West Hartford and the surrounding communities. Our mission is to bring a small town atmosphere into a large city.Moms & More began in 2001 by Leslie Gorman. She formed the group as a way to help both working and stay at home moms. Working parents would benefit from the event information, night activities and meetings, and stay-at-home parents would benefit from the daily events for parents and children.
Twins? There’s a support group for that too.
We are an association of six member clubs, supporting parents of multiples in the incredible journey that is raising twins, triplets or more! Find links to local clubs in the Nutmeg State, general information about multiples, and information on our annual convention. Our mission is to bring together all clubs in the state of CT to facilitate the exchange of information regarding the development and education of multiples, to form a support network of members throughout the state allowing the exchange and sharing of experiences in the raising of multiples and to become involved in philanthropic activities as determined by the Board of State Representatives.
There are a lot of moms groups that you can find on meetup.com. Below are a few in the county.
Newcomer Groups. Many towns welcome new residents with a newcomer club. Below are a few we found on the internet.