Tuesday, February 5, 2008

An extended plug for MOMS

In the paper today there was a big article about how Mommies make friends. The article also talked about how necessary friends, and specifically GROUPS of friends, are. They offer a support group, one where you may the expert one day and the novice the next.
So let me make this plug for my biggest group of Mommy friends - the MOMS club of Fargo. Moms Offering Moms Support is an international stay-at-home mom (SAHM) support group, and I've been a member for about 3 1/2 years now. It gives both Leah and I friends and activities to keep us entertained during the day. And boy, do we need that! We drive each other crazy!

When I first moved here, I didn't know where parks were, or where there were places for kids to hang out - or many kids Leah's age, for that matter. Sure, I met moms & kids at church, but often those moms worked at least part-time, so it was hard to get together. MOMS club came along at a great time. The calendar has lots of fun activities, both free and not free.

Since it is really an official CLUB, there are opportunities for leadership. I am the newsletter editor, and I really enjoy it - I feel like I'm serving and educating at the same time, as well as being the first (okay, maybe third or fourth) to know what's going on.

Our member numbers have been growing recently, thanks to the perseverance of our officers to make sure that we are listed in every free publication in the area. Still, I feel like I know everyone's names and faces within a couple months. Moms can be as involved as they would like - some only attend the weekly playgroups (arranged by age of child), and some attend almost everything!

If you know a mom in the Fargo area who is looking for connections with other moms, pass on my blog address or the address of our local chapter's website: http://www.geocities.com/momsclubofwf

She'll be glad you did! And I can't wait to meet her!

1 comment:

mama.nichols4 said...

MOMS Club Rocks!!!! And, I agree completely that it's so important for kids and more specifically moms to have a group of people to socialize with.. we're women for goodness sakes, we live for this sort of thing. If I recall, in years past, groups of women were referred to as hens in a hen house cause there's always a bunch of them and they've always got something to say. Men wouldn't know what to do if we were just like them anyway..