PLEASE NOTE: OUR GROUP IS CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER. WE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING NEW MEMEBERS. If you would like to submit an application during the summer months, we will contact you in September.
We're about: Meeting other moms; creating fun play for our children; making friendships; having fun; learning from each other; being real; being mothers; being women who happen to be mothers; making the most of our lives; laughing; cooking; crafting; exploring NoVa and DC; meeting each other's hubbies and SOs; leaning on each other; having real, deep, honest conversations; giving advice; helping others through situations we have experienced; being gracious; being kind; being the best parents we can be; finding connections; showing our kids a great time.
Many of us have stumbled into this new stage of our lives: motherhood. Stay-at-homeness. Leaving careers and jobs and school and embarking on a wonderful and frustrating new journey of diapers and bento-box lunch boxes and play dates. None of us know *quite* what we're doing, but we're having an incredible time doing it!
If this sounds like you, please complete the profile and we'll be in touch! We keep our group small to form close-knit friendships, but we consider membership on a monthly basis.
Who wants to be a typical mama when you can be a marvelous mama?
BEFORE APPLYING PLEASE READ:
Life is too short to bring negativity or stress to a play group (of all things)! There are no perfect mommies in this group. There are no perfect children. We don't need instructions on how to raise our children. We don't need competition on who can create the best Pinterest snack. We believe we are women first (with interesting pasts, careers, thoughts, and dreams), and mothers and wives second. Your kid may be in it for the play date (or the juice boxes and cupcakes, let's be honest), but we expect you to be in it for the friendship.
We expect you to give back to the group, in the following ways: (1) hosting a play date (at your house or a park), or a mom's night out or family event. We are open to anything and everything! (2) Following through with your RSVPs as much as possible.
Profile pictures are required. We do this so we are able to find new members in crowded areas. Your picture may contain others, but you must be in it.
Our group is concentrated in the Woodbridge area. Many events are held in member homes, from Lakeridge to Manassas to Triangle. We welcome members from outside areas like Alexandria and Stafford, but please consider whether or not driving times are realistic before joining.
We take security and privacy very seriously when it comes to our children. We meet beforehand with all potential members in a public area or at one of our monthly Meet-and-Greets. This also gives you an opportunity to get to know some of the group members and decide if this is the right group for you.
All communication is through the Meetup site. We will be contacting you with the dates of our public Meet & Greets. Please check your email junk boxes for Meetup email or be sure to login to the Message section of your Meetup account. Prospective members we do not hear back from will be automatically denied.
After being accepted to the group, new members will have a 30-day trial period. During this trial period, new members MUST attend at least 1 event and pay annual dues of $10.
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