Parent Group resources
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)
More than 3900 MOPs groups meet worldwide. The purpose of MOPs is for moms of children newborn through kindergarten to gather for encouragement, mentorship and fun. The large group is broken up into small groups (tables) with discussion time after a speaker. Tables take turns bringing breakfast.
Listening Mothers (Seattle area/ Victoria BC)
Listening Mothers is a eight week parenting course got moms and their babies through six months. This group is a program of the Community of Mindful Parenting and covers topics such as communication, attachment, and baby’s emotional development.
PEPS Program for Early Parent Support
PEPS is a program for early parenting support where parents come together to connect, share, and learn about becoming a good parent. PEPS promotes the belief that parents who are confident, informed and connected to supportive friends and resources will enjoy their children and help them reach their highest potential.
Postpartum Support International The mission of Postpartum Support International is to promote awareness, prevention and treatment of mental health issues related to childbearing in every country worldwide.
Mom Life at Faith Bible Church (Spokane)
A group for mothers of preschoolers (birth through kindergarten) that meets the second Wednesday of each month with the purpose of encouraging and trading women for their important job as mothers.
Mamas Assisting Mamas Around Spokane
Meets Thursday’s 11-12 at the Eastside community center with a different topic each week to discuss. Recent topics include birth stories, intimacy and parenthood, and pregnancy and birth after loss.
La Leche League Mothering Class at Mother’s Haven (Coeur D Alene)
This class takes place on the secind Thursday of each month. Class topics include: gentle discipline methods that work, night time parenting, pregnancy, breastfeeding, weaning, improving your family’s diet, potty-mastery, adjusting to being a new mother, family/siblings adjusting to a new baby, siblings without rivalry, raising your spirited child, being an advocate for your child, handling unsolicited advice, green housecleaning, etc. Classes are helpful and appropriate for pregnant women, mothers with new babies, and mothers with toddlers and preschoolers. Learn a Loving way of life with your children.
Young Lives is a Young Life group for Teen Moms. The regular meetings include childcare. Mentors build relationships with teen moms, offering guidance in matters of faith, parenting and self-worth.
Hike it Baby is a new parents group in over 150 cities around the country dedicated to getting families together and out into nature with newborns and little ones. We have a wide variety of hikes and urban strolls and the best part is all of our hikes are FREE!
Meetup.com is a useful website for starting and finding groups based in any interest. I have found several mom groups through this website.