I cannot emphasize enough the importance of finding your tribe; hanging out with other parents helps you feel connected and encouraged.
Your tribe is like your lifeline of support that will guide you and lift you up through the hard times. You’ll make memories and friendships that last a lifetime. Just remember you are not alone, there are other moms and even dads all over the Southern Maryland area who are feeling just like you…Find them…Embrace them and Join their tribe.
PARENT SUPPORT GROUPS
AUTISM AND ADHD SUPPORT GROUP OF CHARLES COUNTY
This group’s mission is to increase community awareness of autism and ADHD and provide support to families living with autism and ADHD. The group does not endorse nor dismiss any specific treatment, professional or services. Please join them on the third Wednesday of each month! Contact Information: Allysa Ware firstname.lastname@example.org
Baby wearing simply means holding your baby using a soft baby carrier such as a sling, wrap, or soft structured carrier. Patuxent Babywearing is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the practice of babywearing through education and support. We serve St. Mary’s, Charles, Anne Arundel, Howard, and Calvert Counties. Please visit their website or Facebook Page for more information.
DC METRO DADS
D.C. Metro Dads is a network of stay-at-home dads living in the Washington D.C. metro area. We provide support to other stay-at-home dads and dads who are considering this life choice. Our mission is to help reduce the isolation that stay-at-home dads experience, and to provide social and educational activities for our members. Currently the organization covers the entire metro area of D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. http://www.dcmetrodads.com/
LA LECHE LEAGUE OF SOUTHERN MARYLAND
La Leche is all about offering support and encouragement to mothers and families providing breast milk to their children in Southern Maryland. Free Monthly Meetings on 1st Fridays in Leonardtown and 3rd Thursdays in Lexington Park from 10:30AM to 12PM. Please check the events or our website calendar for more information on event times and locations. email@example.com https://www.facebook.com/LLLofSOMD/
MOCHA MOMS OF WALDORF
Mocha Moms is a support group dedicated to “at home” moms of color as well as those that have returned to the workforce in some form or fashion. We believe that you CAN have it all, just maybe not all at once. If you need to talk, get away and run errands or have a fun night out – You Need Mocha Moms! Activities include: Moms Nights Out, Day and Weekend Support Group Meetings, Moms Days Out, Healthy Living Support, Evening Chat Sessions, Family Celebrations, Bookclubs, Community Giving and more. To be included in upcoming events and communications, or send an email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to meeting you! https://www.facebook.com/MochaMomsWaldorf/
MOMS CLUB INTERNATIONAL
MOMS Club is a support group designed just for you, the at-home mothers of today! The International MOMS Club (MOMS Offering Moms Support) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support for mothers who choose to stay at home to raise their children or who work part-time. Our goal includes providing moral support for at-home mothers, planning fun and educational activities for our children, providing a forum for topics of interest to women, and performing service projects, especially those benefiting children. There are a few local chapters in the area:
MOMS of Waldorf West– (serving zip codes: 20603 East of Middletown Road, 20601 East of 301, 20613 in Charles County, 20637 East of Route 5, 20602, 20617, 20675, and 20695) Contact Information: email@example.com https://www.facebook.com/MOMSClubWaldorfWest/?fref=ts
MOMS of Lusby- (20657) Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org
MOMS of St. Mary’s County South- Contact information: email@example.com
MOPS OF WALDORF
MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers and reaches mothers of children aged from birth through kindergarten. MOPS believes moms are world influencers. The Waldorf MOPS groups meet regularly to celebrate the joys of motherhood and to encourage each other through the challenges. https://www.facebook.com/FBC-Waldorf-MOPS-Group-213944225434191/
SOUTHERN MARYLAND PLAYGROUP
Southern Maryland Playgroup is a group of Stay At Home Moms in Southern Maryland. We are spread out between St. Mary’s, Charles, and Calvert County. We meet every Thursday for playgroup and will also be doing pool days on Tuesdays. We also do larger outings during the summer months. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or visit
YOUNG MOMS CLUB
The First Baptist Church of Waldorf hosts a Young Moms Club every third Wednesday of the month. Child care and a meal are provided so that moms can feel supported and get a chance to build a support network, celebrate the joys of motherhood and even get connected to resources in the community. Contact First Baptist Church of Waldorf
HOME SCHOOL SUPPORT
CHRISTIAN EDUCATOR NETWORK
Non-inclusive Christian based support group
MARYLAND ASSOCIATION OF CHRISTIAN HOME EDUCATORS
Non-inclusive Christian based support group
Maryland Homeschool is a supportive and interactive message board forum for homeschooled teens. An online place to; gather, meet new homeschooled friends, plan activities, or just chat to fellow homeschooled students from Maryland.
Maryland Homeschooled Teens Forum/Chat
Contact by e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
SOUTHERN MARYLAND HOMESCHOOL NETWORK
Southern Maryland Homeschool Network serves all of the southern Maryland area including Prince George’s, Anne Arundel, Charles, Calvert, and St. Mary’s counties. They provide inspiration and assistance to homeschooling families in working towards creating a better homeschooling environment the state of Maryland.
For information about joining, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SMHN/
THE PLAYFUL PARENT
Play, learn, grow! The Playful Parent is a place parents can come to, feel supported and leave with information that can help in raising their children. From calendar of family-friendly events to resourceful directories and creative activities to awesome give-a-ways, you are sure to have everything you need to make parenting fun! The Playful Parent is a non-profitting site free from annoying advertisements or influences that would lead to bias opinion. The Playful Parent is dedicated to advocating the importance of learning through play. Check out the site www.theplayfulparent.org or on facebook at @playfulparent
MOMS WITH TOTS
Moms With Tots is a website created by a local mom named Shelly. She is a fun and creative mom excited to share what is happening in around town. She is dedicated to Northern Charles County and PG county and provides information on events, activities and resources for Maryland families with young children. www.momswithtots.com
If you would like to be added to this list of resources or have a change of information please email information to The Playful Parent at email@example.com