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Hi - I'm new to Walnut Creek and interested in finding playgroup(s) for my nearly 3 year old child. I'm not particularly interested in being part of a super-active mom's community; would just like to find a mellow gathering of moms seeking playmates and friends for their kids.
I have found websites for both the Mt. Diablo Mothers Club and the Pleasant Hill/Walnut Creek Club. Does anyone have any experience with either, or both, of these? Is it a realistic hope to join either and not have to commit too much time to activites outside of playgroup gatherings? Any thoughts/shared experiences would be appreciated. Thanks, Mellow mom
I have had a great experience with the Moms' Club and would highly recommend it. Your level of involvement is totally up to you. You can choose to do a lot or just join a playgroup and do nothing else. Dues are $30 per year (the year runs Nov 1-Oct 31) so the monetary commitment is pretty minimal. (If you join now, you would pay $15 and would have to renew in November, although I think they'll gift you a few weeks if you join in October and just pay the $30.) They also offer free memberships to moms for whom the dues are a hardship
Because I moved to Walnut Creek just before my son was born, and didn't know anyone in the area who had kids, the Moms' Club provided me with an invaluable opportunity to make friends and meet other moms with whom to commiserate when my kid did wacky stuff. I've met moms in all situations--working, stay at home, moms of many, moms of one, married, unmarried, etc.
I would encourage you to give it a try. Aimee
We live in central contra costa county and have a preschooler. I have a professional career outside of the home. Most of the mothers I have met here do not work outside of the home and I am finding that, other than the fact we have kids and want the best for them, we don't have much in common and our day-to-day lives are very different. Are there resources and/or mothers organizations in the area tailored toward working moms with playgroups, get togethers, etc.? anon
I will be moving to Walnut Creek next summer from out of state and at that time will have 4 year old twins and a 1.5 year old. We will not really have anyone we know there and I am interested in finding out about organized mother/parent groups in the area. Ideally I would like to find something that is a set group of mothers/parents who meet each week rather than groups where people can come and go as they please each week. Where I am now I am in a great group that was assigned- the same 10 mothers who get together every week with closely aged babies and we have all become great friends. I would love to find something like this in WC. I find I am more motivated to get to these kind of things when I know I am expected and will be missed if I don't go. It's much easier to make connections in this type of set up but would appreciate any information available! I have seen the two groups listed on the Neighborhood Parents Network site for the WC area but wanted to see if anyone knew of any other types of organized groups. Thank you, CB
Mount Diablo Mothers Club (925) 927-2424 www.mdmcmoms.org Pleasant Hill/Walnut Creek Mother's Club (925) 939-6466 mom4mom[AT]sbcglobal.net www.mom4mom.org Diablo Valley Mothers of Multiples (925) 933-7215 dvmoms[AT]hotmail.comHope one of these will work! Lisa
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