Did you know that OC Mommies started on Meetup?? We grew so fast that we had to move!
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.
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 looking for advice, camaraderie, and understanding. Try CircleofMoms.com and its SAHM community, or CafeMom.com.
For information and support surrounding breastfeeding, La Leche League International (and itsU.S. site) is the premier resource. 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 mom-to-mom support. 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!
MOPS is a support group, often hosted by churches, that offers members mentoring, creative activities,
and childcare during meetings. Clickhere to find your local group, one of nearly 4,000 in the U.S. and around the world.
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 baby wearing online.