This meet up is for women to connect with other women in their area, to form lasting friendships, enjoy getting together to hang out, developing support systems, and having fun together. As women, we are emotionally driven creatures that thrive on connection and communication. Typically, we become consumed by our children, our husbands/significant others, our homes, or our careers and sometimes we lose sight of ourselves, our needs, and having a healthy balance in our lives. Maintaining our identity and engaging in things that you enjoy, with friends that have similar interests, is so important. As women, we wear so many different hats; we cook, clean, decorate, mother, we are the care takers, the doers, the fixers, the planners, the creators, the problems solvers and solution finders, and on top of all of that, many of us are also the income providers. So it is easy to get buried in all of that and lose sight of ourselves and making time for us. Sharing time with friends and doing things we enjoy together gives us more energy to be better moms, wives, significant others, people in general...it feeds our souls, so that we can continue to give to those around us...in a warm and genuine way, without feeling haggard and spent… We don't just need more casual acquaintances that we can meet once a month for lunch or dinner, we need real friends that we can hang out with, or call or text to share our triumphs and trials with, ask for advice, vent to, or receive encouragement from when things are really tough...and most of all, friends to laugh with and have fun with... True friendships are one of life's greatest gifts and they enrich our lives beyond measure. Everything is more fun and easier to endure with good friends. So we are here to laugh together, play together, listen, share, encourage, support, share our experiences, and lean on each other... It is very difficult if you are a stay at home mom, a work from home mom, a working mom, a career woman, or a wife and home maker to find time or avenues to connect with other women and build friendships, I am hoping this will facilitate that connection. We are all different ages in different stages. This group primarily consists of women in their late 30s to 50s. (This is to pair up women in similar stages of life). We are moms, we are wives, we are single, we are career women, new to the area, or just looking for a good group of ladies to call friends... Meet ups will include lunches and dinners out and in homes, movie nights out, and in, with a glass of wine or a frozen yummy drink, short trips, live music nights, outings with and without children, walks when weather permits, gathering around a friend's pool for drinks and socializing, in home gatherings, ladies night out, evenings to stay in comfy clothes and gather at a friend's place, and any other ideas you may have... If you are someone that enjoys socializing, meeting new people and making new friends, looking for someone to exercise with for yoga, walking/jogging or exercising of whatever sort, getting similar age children together, wine tasting, traveling or day trips, lunches with friends, shopping, dining out, relaxing for a drink after work...whatever it is that you would like to find some local friends to connect with and join you, we will try to help you find them. We will try to accommodate everyone as much as we can, we all have different schedules, different demands on our time, different interests, and may be looking for different things, so as much information and insight as possible, will better enable us to plan events and possibly pair people up by similar interests/schedule, etc. For our members' security, a picture will NEED to be included on your profile for membership acceptance, and your first name at least. (We need to know whom we are looking for at a meet up and what to call them.) Fleming Island and surrounding areas welcome, some are moms, some are not, members are always welcome to suggest activities and plan events and please do, when other members see what you are interested in, like minded members can connect. I am interested in making friends with all types of people, but as a single mom, I truly have a heart for how difficult it can be to be a single mom and really would like to connect other single moms with people around them, to be there for a support system. I think military wives often find themselves in the same boat of going it alone. It is so critical for moms that are completely alone, to have others come together around them and share in their lives so that they don’t feel so isolated and alone. Just being a mom in general, we need adult time, talking and laughing with adults...we need real friends around us to help give us a refill of friendship and laughter to replace what we are pouring out into our children, work, and families... …you may have heard, “it takes a village to raise a child…”, now imagine a village of children, with only one adult… that was my world…lol... Thankfully all of mine are older now and life has gotten SO much easier... Mom to 4 amazing children, boys ages, 19,17 and identical twins girls age 11 Looking forward to meeting and getting to know you and helping to connect you with our new tribe of friends!
I run a business from my home, and I am also a homeschool mom, so anyone with homeschoolers wanting to connect, just send me a message!
There is an annual $5 fee for all new members to join that goes towards the monthly charge incurred by Meetup to host this site. Any money over and above can go back into expenses for hosting events such as wine and food being offered, etc. IF THIS ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DUE IS NOT PAID, MEETUP WILL AUTO REMOVE ANYONE AFTER 30 DAYS THAT IS UNPAID!!!
Please be sure to RSVP to any events that you plan to attend so that we can prepare a space for you.
Anyone interested in becoming additional hosts or organizers for events, please feel free to contact me!