Richmond Mommies a division of The Mommies Network, a 501c(3) organization dedicated to creating a safe, secure and FREE support group for mothers of all walks of life in every major city in the United States. They believe that no one should have to pay a fee to find a friend, and any mother within the Richmond metro area is eligible to join. Members work full time, stay home full time, work part time, represent many races, are pregnant for the first time, are adoptive moms, were adopted themselves, recently moved to the area, have lived here all our lives, have twins, are happy with one, are single moms, are searching out schools and have watched their kids graduate. They gain camaraderie and support through an online forum that is available 24 hours a day and at playdates, mom-only and family events around the area.
The Dads and Kids Club was formed back in ’95 with only a few Stay at Home Dads. It now has a web base of @ 50 members. The Dads group is very relaxed, non-committal and there is no dues. We associate mainly through email for support, information and conversation but do get together for playgroups, Dads Night Out (DNO’s), and occasionally family get together’s. The playgroups range from meeting up at a park, museum, mall or bowling, or at someone’s house. The DNO’s are normally dinner out somewhere, at a sports bar watching a game, poker at someone’s house, etc. For more information visit the website.
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) exists to meet the needs of every mom – urban, suburban and rural moms, stay-at-home and working moms, teen, single and married moms – moms with different lifestyles who all share a similar desire to be the very best moms they can be. To find a local group, first identify the type of group you are interested in. Then click on “Groups” and “Find a Local Group”.
Mothers and More a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of mothers through support, education and advocacy. This includes regular meetings, moms’ night out, mom and tot outings, playground and family events.
Imma/Abba and Me is a Jewish Playgroup in the West End of Richmond that meets weekly. Play group includes Jewish morning welcome songs, open play, large and small motor movement activities, kosher snacks, arts and crafts and much more. Ages 3 months to 2 years ( siblings welcome up to age 3).
Fit4Mom/Stroller Strides helps moms make strides in fitness, motherhood and life! This program is a great way to get in shape, meet other moms and have fun with your baby all at the same time. The classes are set up for all different fitness levels and are taught by certified instructors (who are also moms). Instructors are trained in pre- and post-natal fitness. Each class includes a Power Walk with body toning intervals. The classes are an hour long, with the last 10 minutes used for abs and stretching. We welcome babies from 6 weeks to any age! Your first class is always FREE. We also have playgroups and moms’ night out activities. Contact Ashley Digby, Owner, FIT4MOM Richmond 804.322.3112.
Mothers of Multiples offers support for expectant mothers of multiples and for those mothers who have already delivered their multiples by offering them the opportunity for support, social interaction, and assistance in preparing for and caring for their children.
MOMS Clubs (Moms Offering Moms Support) is a group for stay at home moms. They offer monthly meetings, playgroups, mom’s night out and other outings. Each club is organized by zipcode, so visit the national site to identify which local chapter you belong to.
SeeMommyRun.com will help you find local exercise partners interested in running and walking. There are already a bunch in the Richmond area!
Mocha Moms is a national organization for mothers of color; but welcomes mothers of all religions, races, educational backgrounds and income levels.
Time4Mommy.com is an online community of moms talking about all things mom-related.
Richmond Working Moms is a meetup group for moms looking for evening and weekend play dates for their preschool/kindergarten age children born between 2009 and 2011.