We are a group that gets together for fun activities for kids and moms. Most members live in West Seattle, and so most of our events are held there. But some of us live in other southern regions of Seattle and surrounding areas. And of course, parents from other areas are welcome too.
Our group includes moms from their 20's to their 40's, working and stay-at-home moms, new-in-town and long-time residents. The majority of our moms who are active in the group have a child who is around 1-3 years old, but many of our events are suitable for kids of all ages.
Do you want to help your child make friends with other children to play and learn together? Or are you a parent who enjoys meeting others and staying active? Then join us and get connected!
Examples of some of our events include: day hikes, walks along the beach or in parks; playdates hosted at our homes, the beach, wading pools, playgrounds or indoor toddler gyms; holiday parties, including Halloween party and trick-or-treating; pumpkin patch and farm visits; our own Easter egg hunt; meetup for lunch or coffee; zoo and museum visits; children's events in the city; indoor rock climbing; craft-making; talks by guest speakers on first aid and nutrition; and jam sessions with the kids [we've got a couple that hosts house concerts and these jam sessions for parents and kids to get involved in music]. Some ideas envisioned for the future include: moms' night out; biking; camping; sledding; snowboarding; skiing; snowshoeing; kayaking; swimming; playing tennis; barbecuing at Lincoln Park; picnicking or playing beach volleyball at Alki Beach; visiting parks and botanical gardens all around Seattle; and anything else that interests our members and kids.
All members are invited to host an event, like an activity in which you are going to do anyways, or a playdate at the beach or park. Hosting is a great way to meet other moms and kids (just click on "schedule a new meetup" to post an event). Another way to meet moms and kids is to post an activity or class in which your child is enrolled in order to encourage others in our group to enroll. Events can be for children, or adults, or the entire family. Events can be posted on our website to be open to all members, or to be limited to only members that you've met (for safety reasons if the event will be in a private home for example). Our website can alternatively be used to send personal invitations to members that you'd like to invite. [Please also see our "Pages" section for more suggested safety tips.]
You must upload a photo of yourself in order for your membership request to be approved.
A new member and child are required to meet at one of our events with a member of our leadership team within 180 days of joining; otherwise membership will be removed. We don't know who anyone really is on our website until we meet them, and so it helps to guard the safety of everyone if we try to know that members viewing our website content are actually parents with a child.
Please update your attendance status if you RSVP but then can't go, since a host is actually expecting you. Everyone might bail without notifying the host, or the group might inconveniently wait around for you, or supplies might be brought by the host unnecessarily. Your consideration for our volunteer hosts, which could be any of us, helps encourage them to continue hosting. And to avoid being the only one that shows up at an event with few RSVP's, you are encouraged to post a comment or send a message to the attendees or host to ask for confirmation that they are still going. And if you don't go because you don't get a confirmation, then please update your attendance status. (Hopefully we can all avoid getting "stood up" because that's no fun.)
Please remember that you are solely responsible for yourself and your child in all aspects during our activities. We are a group that just meets up to do things together. Please don't assume that the leader(s) or host(s) of an event has any special skills or knowledge or is responsible for anyone in any activity. And please keep an eye out for your child at all times. They can easily go unsupervised when parents are distracted, such as when parents are having too much fun!