This playgroup was established on January 17, 2007 in the town of Walpole. The purpose was simple: to provide playgroups and activities scheduled during evening and weekend hours as well as an easy way for working moms to get together and offer one another support and friendship. We have grown tremendously over the years!
As of September 18, 2014, The Working Mom’s Playgroup, Inc. is a nonprofit business registered in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Along with organizing activities for the members in the geographical areas listed below, we have the ability to develop chapters in other communities. The nonprofit business currently has two chapters, in the Franklin, MA area, and Parkway area (West Roxbury, MA). We hope to provide support to many more mothers with the creation of additional chapters.
The Working Mom’s Playgroup, Inc. (WMPlaygroup), is geared towards mothers residing in the towns of Norwood, Walpole, Sharon and the surrounding communities of Dedham, Westwood, Canton and Stoughton. We believe it is important for all mothers to foster relationships with fellow moms residing within their close community. Mothers who live outside this catchment area will be encouraged to work with the Working Mom’s Playgroup, Inc. to develop a chapter in her local area.
Membership Fees are $25.00, to be paid within 1 month of joining and renew annually.
Please check out our Chapters below. If you do not live in our service areas, consider starting a chapter of your own! Email us at WMPchapterinfo@gmail.com
The Working Mom’s Playgroup (Parkway Area), is geared towards mothers residing in the neighborhoods of West Roxbury, Roslindale and the surrounding communities of Hyde Park and Jamaica Plain. http://www.meetup.com/TheWMPlaygroupParkway/
Types of activities
The Working Mom’s Playgroup, Inc. organizes a variety of activities for our members. The types of activities that can be found on our calendar are divided into the following 6 categories.
Connections: The goal of this category is to provide opportunities for moms, children and families to meet and develop relationships. These activities are the ‘core’ of the WMPlaygroup.
· Examples: Age-Based Playgroups, New Member Only events, Coffee Chat, Family events, Friday play dates, and additional age-based play dates, Mom’s Night In (MNI), Mom’s Night Out (MNO), Cooking Together.
Enrichment: The goal of this category is to provide opportunities which enrich the lives of mothers, families and children within our group as well as in the larger community.
· Examples: Book Chat, Arts and Crafts, Moose Hill Discovery Program, Parenting Workshops, Discussion Groups, etc.
Health and Fitness: The goal of this category is to provide opportunities for members to engage in group activities based upon living a healthy lifestyle.
· Examples: Biggest Loser Challenge, Weight Loss Support, Couch 2 5K running group, Hikes, charity and team walks/runs, group fitness classes, etc.
Community Outreach: The goal of this category is to provide opportunities for moms to support charitable, humanitarian and social welfare projects related to mothers, families and children and to teach children to think about the needs of others.
· Examples: Gifts for Kids, No Kid Hungry Bake Sales, Collection Drives (coats, Halloween Costumes, Non-Perishable Foods, etc.)
Events: The goal of this category is to organize special and annual events.
· Examples: Family Halloween Costume Party, Vendor Event, Mom’s Only Winter Party, Summer Family Picnic, Mani/Pedi Night, Mom’s Weekend Away, etc.
Development: The goal of this category is to focus on marketing, advertising and fundraising in support of our mission.
The Working Mom’s Playgroup, Inc. utilizes Meetup.com, private Facebook groups and personal email to communicate with Members as well as for Members to communicate with each other.
Because this is a "meetup" group, attendance is expected. By joining our group you are making a commitment to yourself, your children, and our members to attend events.
There are many ways to get involved: whether it’s attending events that have been posted to the calendar, participating in social media discussions or joining the leadership team. You will find many opportunities for the WMPlaygroup to enrich your life.