Hip Mama was started in order to bring like-minded, left-leaning, feminist and progressive moms together. There are Hip Mama groups in just about every U.S. city and we take our name from the Hip Mama zine. (Please note: Hip Mama Pittsburgh does not endorse any style of parenting and we respect the rights and choices of moms).
There's a lot of discussion about what 'hip' means. It's not designer diaper bags and pedicures and perfectly coiffed hair (we wish!). Hip Mamas are informed, aware, and funny. We know that being a mom doesn't look like the pages of Parenting magazine and you don't have to give up your intellectual and creative side just because you're a mom.
It's great to talk about kid stuff, but it's also great to share common hobbies, interests, and opinions. We coordinate playdates and outings with the kids as well as moms' only events and nights out for moms and dads together.
Hip Mama is a private group and only our members can read information or look at our messages and pictures. We here at Hip Mama believe that moms want to be in a safe, private environment online. We believe that participants in any moms' group want to be assured that their fellow members are actual moms. When you have this security, you feel more comfortable posting on message boards, opening up your home for playdates, and attending events in others' homes.
To ensure this safety, Hip Mama has a verification process for new members. When you fill out your profile and hit send, you'll be sent an e-mail with a list of public events to choose from. Once you've attended an event, you'll gain access to the site. It's worth the extra effort of attending a public event first and will also give you a feel for the group.
Once you join and the group and you'd like to remain a member, please pay your $15 dues (paypal, check in the mail, etc.) within 30 days of joining. If you decide the group isn't for you, you can delete your profile and leave feedback. If your dues aren't paid within 30 days, your profile will be deleted. Also, if you decide to leave the group after paying dues, unfortunately the dues are non-refundable.
Hip Mama is for face to face socialization. We are an active group of moms and we'd love to meet you!
For this reason, members are encouraged to come out to meetups at least every month and host them as often as they can. Members who don't come out and attend a meetup over a 90 day period will be considered inactive and their profile will be removed.
The group is open to all moms who live in the area. The majority of our families, however, have children in the newborn to kindergarten age range. For those planning a move to Pittsburgh, we look forward to meeting you once you have moved here! We do recommend that you join up when you are settled and able to attend meetups.
If this group sounds like your kind of mom's group, please join! We'd love to meet you and your kids.
HIP: 1.adj. Aware; informed. 2. n The part of the body projecting below the waist on either side, formed by the upper part of the femur. 3.n A place where young children sit when tired of walking. 4.n The fruit, red when ripe, of a wild rose. 5. Whatever you want it to be.
MAMA: 1.n Mother 2.n One who has a maternal relationship to, nurtures, puts up with, teaches, and generally makes it her business to take care of the next generation.
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