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This group was created in June 2016 for new moms in the Katy/Richmond/West Houston area - working and non-working. We do fun things in the area with our little ones (and sometimes without - we all need a break). These are casual activities, like walks/picnics, crafting, moms-only gatherings, movies, holiday activities, play dates for the little ones, and other local events. Most of our kids were born in 2016, but many of us have older children as well as new ones being born this year (2018).

Please read the below information carefully, as it contains important rules related to ALL meetup activities. We try to minimize the rules, but have just a few set up out of respect for all members of the group who want to enjoy time with other moms and little ones. Above all else, please be respectful to other members of the group!

As of January 1st, 2018, a mandatory $5 annual membership fee was implemented. We use Meetup's handy payment tool, so keep an eye for email notifications once your initial membership is approved. Please be aware that paying your $5 membership fee does not exempt you from any of the group rules as listed below, i.e. if you are a no-show to events for 30 days or more, you are still at risk of being removed.

Any funds left over after membership dues to Meetup will be used toward a future playdate (food/decorations, etc). I will set the first one up during the summer of 2018. Please feel free to reach out to me (Haley) with any concerns on member dues.

RULES:

[Updated 3/30/18]

1) This Meetup group is limited to 50 members. If you are part of the group and have not RSVP'd for and attended a meetup event in 30 days, you will be at risk of being removed from the group to allow others to join. We always have a waitlist and want to be as fair as possible. We try to set up a variety of activities at different times to accommodate as many people as possible!

2) Please be kind and arrive on time for an event, especially if it begins at a strict scheduled time (movie, etc). You are always welcome to catch up with the group later and we certainly understand the challenge of leaving the house with little ones, but please be aware that the organizer may not be waiting at the entrance or otherwise stated meet-up location. If you know you'll be late or have arrived and can't find us, leave a comment and we'll always do our best to respond ASAP!

3) If you know that you will not be able to attend a meetup that you previously RSVP'd "Yes" to, please be sure to update your RSVP to "No" the day before the event. Meetups requiring reservations are tough to change at the last minute, so please be courteous to the event organizer by giving as much notice as possible. We absolutely understand that some things are beyond our control, such as illness or other emergencies, so in some cases, last-minute cancellations are acceptable.

4) If you and/or your little one(s) are suffering from a contagious illness (cold, flu, etc), please consider skipping events until you've fully recovered or are no longer contagious. Sickness spreads quickly, especially among children, so please be mindful of this.

Please send meetup activity suggestions, general comments, or concerns to Haley Ruvalcaba via Meetup Messages or at haley.ostro@gmail.com. Please allow up to 1 day for a response.

Other event organizers: Renee Moss, Lexi, and Crystal Rugama. Big thanks to them for their help setting up fun activities for us!

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