A local online moms group is looking for new members. Some members of ChesapeakeMommies.com asked for my help getting the word out about their year-old group. The local chapter is a part of the national group The Mommies Network. They talk online about everything from family issues to current events. Yesterday, the chatter in one forum was all about the awful news of that toddler injured by a pit bull at a home day care in Aberdeen. Another thread dealt with moms discussing how they deal with whining. Members must register on the site to join so all conversations are between members only. Since the group is local, they offer opportunities to meet each other at events and parties like the group’s first birthday celebration scheduled next month in Susquehanna State Park.
If you’re interested, check them out here.
Here’s a description of the group the organizers provided:
Our mission is to provide a safe, secure, FREE place for mothers to
find support and encouragement from other mothers and to empower them
to be better women, parents and community leaders. Our philosophy is
no one should have to pay a fee to make a friend, so we offer free
membership to any mother within the community who wishes to join.
Members gain camaraderie and support through an online forum that is
available 24 hours a day and events around the area where mothers can
meet face-to-face and develop real friendships that can last a
lifetime. We believe that working together, mothers can change the
world – one family, one neighborhood, one community at a time.
ChesapeakeMommies is a connecting force, helping us each to make a
difference in our own lives; in our families and in the places we call
We chat online in a private forum – discussing everything from the
best photographers to the worst temper tantrums and all that lies
between – and meet-up regularly at member-driven events around town.
Whether it’s a late night commiseration on a crying baby (there are 4
am posts to prove it) or a Mom’s Night Out, ChesapeakeMommies provides
what our members need, when and how they need it.
But CheapeakeMommies is more than just a community of moms. It’s moms
in and for the community. Our 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. In other words, we are a reflection of mothers in the
real world. And we help out our neighbors as much as ourselves through
organized fundraisers and other charity events – specifically those
focused on providing for mothers and their children. We are proud to
say that we recently partnered with Birthright, a local pregnancy
crisis center in Harford County. We are holding a baby shower for
them with our members donating every thing from diapers and wipes to
clothes for families in need.
ChesapeakeMommies is a chapter of The Mommies Network, a 501c(3)
non-profit organization dedicated to helping moms find support and
friendship in their local community. We are proud to be part of The
Mommies Network with nearly more than 300 local moms joining since our
inception in September of 2007.