NoVA Working Moms Network is centered around supporting, encouraging, and providing an outlet for working mothers in Northern Virginia. With regular monthly events for mom alone as well as the whole family, our focus is on fun!
Please note: Our group membership is limited to 100 members (active + pending) to foster close friendships among our members and their children.
Who We Are
Active working moms with active families throughout Northern Virginia
Moms who can have a blast both with their kids... and without them!
Women who love making new friends and chatting it up -- online and in person -- with other women
A diverse group of women who love checking out new activities and new ways to have fun
Opinionated moms who know how to debate, disagree, and discuss passionately and maturely
What We Do
Meet at least once monthly at Playgroup with our families at a local park, member's house, or other fun location.
Meet quarterly for family-inclusive Seasonal Events celebrating summer (our Annual Summer event), fall (our entertaining Halloween Party) and spring (Annual Easter Party and Egg Hunt).
Have monthly Ladies Nights activities including coffee breaks and wine outings. (no kiddos!)
Get together locally for fun events around town... or just a lunchtime escape with your fellow moms.
Locations: Most of our members are currently concentrated in the Northern VA area (hence the name). Our events are centered in and around Fairfax County and its surrounding areas.
Event Times: All of our members work full- or part-time so the majority of our events are scheduled on weekends and weeknight events.
The Kids: Sure, this group is for moms to hang out, have fun, and become friends, but we aren't moms without the kiddos! The majority of our members have at least one child under the age of 6. This is important for potential members to know because it helps you understand the focus of our kid's events, our message board posts, etc. Does that mean you shouldn't join if your kids are older? No, but it does mean that ultimately you may find this group isn't the best fit.
The Fee: Our group's annual membership fee of $20 allows us to do a number of things we could not as a free group. With such a large group of women, it's essential for us to rent community-type venues to allow everyone to get together at the same time. This means that there's no issue with finding an available house or someone being stuck with all of the cleaning after our more major events. The fee is also used for crafts, favors at our large celebrations, greeting cards for our members going through difficult times, and other miscellaneous party costs.
Okay, I Want to Join -- What Do I Do?
For your maximum enjoyment of the group and the safety and security of our members and their children, we have instituted a three-step membership process which includes an in-person meet-n-greet requirement. We want to make sure this is the right group for YOU!
1. Submit A Membership Application.
Look up at the top of this page. You should see a button labeled "Join Us." Click it!
Meetup will load a page with a brief questionnaire. This is where we learn about you, so be honest and let yourself shine through! Keep in mind that one potential sign of an active member is the amount of time taken to respond, so lots of abbreviations, fragments, and blanks will make us wonder whether you'll have time for the group. This questionnaire is also displayed in your profile and is a great way for the other members to get to know you better, so details are great.
Make sure you have a photo displayed. The photo doesn't necessarily have to be of you -- it could be your kids, your dog, your favorite flower, whatever, but you must have a photo in order to be approved for membership.
2. Attend An Event.
Once you have completed your profile and posted a photograph, you will be conducted by Taruna, our Co-Organizer in charge of membership, within seven days. She will invite you to attend an upcoming event and give you the opportunity to “test drive” the group. This will give you the chance to ask questions, introduce yourself, and get a little one-on-one time with the organizers and members.
We generally have 2-3 events each month which are open to new members. You will have 45 days to attend your first event. If you are unable to attend your first event within 45 days, your application for membership will be declined. However, you are welcome to re-apply for membership at anytime.
Once you attend your first event, you will officially be accepted as a member and have full access to our message board, our entire calendar of events and all of our member resources.
3. Pay Your Dues and Start Enjoying the Benefits of Membership.
Dues are due within 30 days of first joining the group and are collected annually in January of each year for existing members.
We can't emphasize enough what a wonderful group this is -- many of our members become very close friends, and this is truly the best support system you could find for a working mom. We'd love for you to be a part of that.
If you have any questions at all about the group, feel free to contact our organizers at the Contact Organizers link at the top of the page.
Can't wait to meet you!