Meetup.com hosts nearly
4,000 SAHM groups in 1,500 cities around
the world and the odds are very high that there is at least one group near you.
Groups include stroller meet-ups, breastfeeding moms, babywearing, attachment
parenting, moms of multiples, moms of special needs kids, and so much more.
Most groups are free to join and host no- or low-cost events.
5. Mocha Moms, Inc.
Mocha Moms is “the
premier voice and support group for mothers of color.” Founded in the spring of
1997 as a newsletter distributed to over 100 mothers across the country, the
first Mocha Moms group was established in Maryland
in the summer of 1997 and has grown to over 100 chapters throughout the U.S.
Click here to find a
10. Online Communities
Virtual friends can be another awesome resource for at-home
moms. In addition to Facebook groups (there’s one for literally every topic,
and if not, why not start your own!), online forums are full of at-home moms
6. Mothers & More
Founded in 1987, Mothers
& More consists of “moms who have left
the paid workplace and those who are working for pay part-time, full-time and
everything in between.” It tenets include advocacy for all mothers and
respect for all the work done by mothers, paid or unpaid. Click here to
find your local chapter or even start your own.
4. Holistic Moms Network
Originally founded in 2002 in New
Jersey, the Holistic
Moms Network purports to empower parents who are passionate about natural
living by offering “support, community, and connection.” Click here
to find your local chapter.
8. La Leche League (LLL)
LLL is available literally 24-hours a day via its Breastfeeding Helpline, but
local groups provide a safe place for questions, on-hand assistance, and
Adult interaction is so very important to at-home moms. Even
better is finding a group of fellow moms who can identify with your struggles
and triumphs. There are existing groups where you can find such support both in
person and online.
Check out info on existing mom groups below and share with
us how your local groups have helped you!
7. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)
MOPS is a support group,
often hosted by churches, that offers members mentoring, creative activities,
and childcare during meetings. Click
here to find your local group, one of nearly 4,000 in the U.S.
and around the world.
9. Babywearing International (BWI)
If you wear your little one or are interested in learning
more about baby carriers, Babywearing
International is the ultimate resource. BWI offers more than 85
local chapters across the U.S.
offering meet-ups weekly or monthly, but you can also explore babywearing
online. Facebook is full of vibrant babywearing communities, from large general
information groups to manufacturer-specific groups, even babywearing support
groups for parents of kids with special needs.
3. National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs (a.k.a.
Multiples of America)
With over 25,000 members in 400 local support groups
nationwide, Multiples of America provides
support to parents of multiple birth children, as well as an annual national
report and convention. Click
here to find a local club.
2. MOMS (Mothers Offering Mothers Support) Club
MOMS Club touts
itself as “the first, largest, and fastest-growing support group specifically
for ALL at-home mothers” and offers chapters across the country with varying
member dues. Click here to
view many of their local chapters, but since not all chapters maintain a
website, click here
to fill out a form and they will contact you with your closest chapter.