BEAM is a fun loving group of moms of all types. Moms range from 20 to 50 years in age. Our kids range from gestating to around 6 with some members having older siblings. Most of the activities are centered on preschool children with siblings welcome. Our group is a mom’s only group. We don't allow grandparents, dads or nannies to join - but they are welcome to attend certain meetups.
What makes BEAM unique is we try to make connections from mom to mom to build a community and support network with you!
We are an active membership group, which allows members to build relationships by attending events on a regular basis. You will get out of the group what you put in; the more you attend, the larger your support network will be! We encourage you to build personal relationships and take them offline from the group, but hope you remain active with those same people at events in the group and also encourage you to host events if you are interested.
We have a large variety of events to offer. We usually have 3-7 events during the week (mostly weekdays with some on weekends) that include play dates at homes, parks, children’s museums, community centers, etc. We generally have 4-8 moms at meetups, with some larger at 10-12. This allows you to get to know other mom's more intimately than larger play groups. We also have mom nights out and in, bookclub, family events, educational workshops, charitable activites and other fun things that members like to host.
BEAM is free to join, with an optional donation. We do ask that you agree to the following guidelines below or your request will be denied. To keep things streamlined, we approve our members once a week so please note, depending on the day you apply, it may be 1 to 7 days before you hear from us.
Attend an event within 4 weeks of joining or reapply when you are ready to attend
Attend or host at least one event every two months
Post a current photo that shows your face so we may find you at events
Fill out a profile questionnaire and update it once a year
Be located on the Eastside of Seattle
You have read and reviewed our policies and practices for the group and will adhere to them as a member of the group