There are so many great Meet Ups in the area for various activities like biking, hiking, outdoors, movie goers, and so on. However I am discovering it is a challenge sometimes because it may not be the best to bring my children. Even if it would be okay to bring my kids, they would be the only ones on the hike, movie or bike ride. I wanted to create a kid friendly group for single moms where you can come with or without your kids. A place for single mom and their kids to meet doing fun activities in the Baton Rouge area.
*In the future the group may be open to all single parents, that would include dads but for now we will focus on moms and then let the group decide later. I’m thinking the dynamics would be somewhat difference.
This group is for the excited, motivated and ambitious single mamas out there who would like to connect with other like-minded mamas to share ideas, information and tips on how to make motherhood and womanhood more fun, exciting and rewarding!
Whether you're a single mom by choice or by circumstance, you are part of a growing demographic. Only single moms understand the joys and challenges of being a single mom. This group is meant as a vehicle for single moms to meet other single moms through fun outings with and without the kids, potlucks, conversation amongst ourselves, mom's night out, wine tastings, trips to museums/zoos/parks, and other adventures that we, as a group, can think of. We will aim to do lots of free or low cost events with the occasional splurge. I believe that each single mom has a talent that she can bring to the group. Come have fun with us and share your talents with other single moms.
There will be a balance of events with kids and events without kids. Most events will be on the weekends but there will be a weekday event thrown in every so often. Feel free to make suggestions! If there is a great place you take your kids to or a hike you like. Just make the suggestion!
A bit more about the group
I thought it may be good to mention some guidelines / do and dont's.
All single moms, who take care of their children part time or full time are welcome to join our group. We will arrange events for both parents and their children and some adult only events. All members can set up events on the site. When setting up an event on the site, as it is a public website, please do not include your phone number or other personal contact details. When adding a comment to an event, again, please don't include personal contact details. There is a facility to email those attending an event if you want to pass on this kind of information.
We want moms who will add value to the group, not lurkers in our group. Thus, these rules have been established for the benefit of everyone.
--You must have a photo that clearly shows your face and maintain a photo to remain in the group. We hold many events with children and safety is a priority.
-- Two (2) NO shows without a text/call on the day of the event before the start time means you can be dismissed from the group.
--$5 annual dues payable at the end of your first event (good for 1 year, based upon your entry date to the group). Dues help offset the cost of using the meetup website. There are no additional dues for the meetup.
--Be an active participant. For the numerically minded: you must attend at least 2 events a year.
--Rules are subject to modifications as necessary to the group.