If you are a mom in the Beaverton, OR area, you might be wondering, "How do I meet other moms?". It can be hard to find friends sometimes, especially friends with little children who will understand what you might be going through as a mom. If you join a Mommy and Me class like the Signing with Baby classes here at Baby Express, you can have a lot of fun with your baby or toddler while also meeting other moms who are learning to sign. It can be a great way to find new friends and playdates! But sometimes you might want even more interaction than you would get in a parent/baby sign class. Happily there are many mom groups in Beaverton that could meet your needs! Here is a list of mom groups that might be a good fit for you. (The descriptions are excerpted from the organizations.)
MOMS Club-Portland-West Hills, OR
"MOMS Club® (Moms Offering Moms Support) is a non-profit support group for stay-at-home or part-time working mothers and their children. Collectively, this organization has over 1,500 chapters and over 10,000 members. Our group is a wonderful way for you to meet other moms with similar interests and schedules, as well as a social outlet for your children. MOMS Club is not affiliated with any religious group or political organization. We are here to support you, no matter what you believe."
"Beaverton MOPS & MOMSnext—a gathering place for moms with young children (birth through kindergarten and beyond) that offers connections, community, resources and support."
Providence New Moms' Groups
"Becoming a mom can be the most rewarding experience that will ever happen to you. It can also be exhausting and confusing at times. Join other new moms in celebrating the fourth trimester as you share your joys and challenges. This group provides a welcoming environment to share experiences and learn about breastfeeding, sleep, postpartum emotions, and other important topics. Newborns up to pre-crawling babies are welcome to attend with their moms. Groups meet weekly. You may join a group at any time!"
Hanau Doula New Parent Power Hour
"Have a newborn at home? Looking for a community of other new parents to discuss ALL THE THINGS?! Come join me, with your baby, at the New Parent Power Hour and be in community with other families! You don't have to be a first-time parent to attend. Your baby or babies are welcome. We will talk about the joys and struggles of navigating life with a newborn."
La Leche League of Oregon - Beaverton
"La Leche League of Beaverton was founded in 1965. Our Series Meetings follow a schedule of four broad topics that cover the practical, physical and psychological aspects of breastfeeding. No two meetings are alike."
"All nursing moms are welcome. You don't have to be a current WIC participant to attend. Meet with other nursing moms and consult with our breastfeeding specialists. Moms returning to work can get equipment (if eligible) and support to make the transition back to work as successful as possible. Scales are available for weighing babies. Drop-ins welcome!"
Beaverton Stay-at-Home Moms Meetup
"A fun interactive group of mama's who love being home with their kids, but want more social interaction both with and without their kiddos. Planned activities can be park play dates, indoor play parks, happy hours, picnics, moms night-out, and other fun activities. I love the idea of bringing mamas and kiddos together for fun interaction."
Westside Pregnant/Postpartum Mommies and Their Babies
"The goal of this group is to connect with other expecting and postpartum moms in an effort to create friendships, uplift and support each other and have fun! We are planting the seeds for life long friendships among ourselves and little ones. All moms are welcome! Serving the SW PDX, Beaverton, Tigard, Tualatin, Hillsboro area (for now!)"
Beaverton, OR Area Moms group
"A group for Moms in the Beaverton,OR area who want to get together, network and be friends!"
"A friendly drama free place for moms local to Beaverton and Washington county. A safe space for making mom friends, planning play dates, and venting about our daily lives."
We hope that you can find a good supportive group of friends with one of these organizations! While you are choosing a mom's group to join, here's a reminder of how to sign mom and friend!
Enjoy music, movement and play with your baby or toddler while learning some American Sign Language vocabulary, too. Our next session starts January 23, 2020.