Working Mamas of 1st Grade & Under (formerly Working Mothers of Babies in Diapers) was started in November 2009 to cater to those in the North Phoenix/Scottsdale area. This group started for mothers of babies born in 2008 or 2009 (so the oldest kids in the group turn 7 this year), though most of those kids now have younger siblings too.
Most meetups are for mommies and kiddos, sometimes including daddies, and of course, the occasional Moms Night Out. Though we used to do a lot of at-home playdates, as the kids have gotten older (and more plentiful) we spend more time doing public outings that cater to the older kids, 5 - 7 range, moreso than the littles. As most of us have M-F careers, we meet on weekends (usually Saturday) about once a month, more if there are birthday parties on the calendar.
We are a laid back group of women that have developed lifelong friendships for ourselves and our little ones. Most of the ladies are married, in their mid- to late 30's, and have full time careers. Though we’ve become close friends over the past few years, we’re very much open to the idea of welcoming new friends into the group. As you can see, the size of the group is small, and that’s intentional. We like being able to have a holiday party at someone's house and not feel like we have to rent out a community center and organize some big event. If we sound like the type of ladies you’d like to hang out with, want to see the same familiar faces at meetups, and like the idea of a “4 – 8 mom” average meetup size, then we just might be the perfect group for you.
Working Mamas of First Grade & Under might be the perfect group for you if: - You’re generally available Saturdays and sometimes Sundays - You enjoy outings that cater to the 4 – 7 year old range - You LOVE going to birthday parties - You’re looking for a small, tight knit group of friends - You’re seeking membership with just 1 mom’s group (though perhaps looking for the right fit) - You’re OK with spouses attending a handful of meetups a year (not mandatory) - You live in the Desert Ridge area or within a 5 – 7 mile radius, mostly south/SE of Desert Ridge
Please note, I get A LOT of requests to join this group. I believe this is due, in part, to the fact that there is a large interest in groups for working moms, but not a lot of groups available to join. Please only request to join if you truly feel it's a good fit. If you don't quite feel it's the right fit, but you're not seeing the right group out there, start one! I'd be more than happy to share my tips of what is getting us successfully to our 6 year anniversary this year.