Are you a mom who is having trouble finding the right mom group near you?
Are you progressive, liberal, open-minded, sarcastic and/or hilarious? Have you found yourself with a tiny person (or persons), who you love more than anything, but your neighbor has a Donald Trump sign in their yard and it makes no sense?
Are you new to being a mom and/or new to staying at home after kicking ass at work? Do you want to make like-minded friends to talk to about being a mom but also to discuss politics, television, books, movies, US Weekly, and what cute things are at Target right now? Or are you just looking for a different group of people for interesting conversation/fun activities with the kids and without?
We get along with all sorts of people from all sorts of backgrounds, but full disclosure: most of us practice the religion of "don't be a jerk", get our news from NPR vs. Fox News, and worship at the altar of Trevor Noah/John Oliver/John Stewart/Stephen Colbert. If any of this makes you gag, this is probably not your scene.
Modern Moms activities are mostly geared toward the infant/toddler/preschooler crew. We meet up at playgrounds, indoor play spaces, museums, libraries, and anywhere else that sounds fun and has the potential to wear out our kids/induce them to nap. We also do some mom-only activities including mom's night out.
An active group is a rad group, so we require that all new members attend at least 2-3 events per month. The vast majority of our meetups are on weekdays, often in the morning. Although many of us are stay at home moms, we also have several members who work outside the home with flexible or part time schedules.
We want to be as straightforward as possible in letting you know what this group is about and not wasting anyone's time, so MMM might not be a good fit if:
-You don't want to hear people complain about 45 -You don't vaccinate your kids for any reason other than a legit medical issue. -You would be horrified at the sight of a fellow mom enjoying an occasional mimosa at a play date. -You would be outraged if you heard a mom refer to her kid as an asshole -You are a judgy sanctimommy about any of the following issues: breastfeeding vs. formula, cloth diapers vs. disposable, feeding your kids fast food sometimes, screen time, or any of the other potentially hot-button parenting issues.
Please take some time to thoughtfully answer the profile questions so we can really get a sense of who you are.