Suggested Parents & Family Groups near California
The Contra Costa County Moms Meetup Group
The CCC Moms Group is a wonderful, supportive group of Moms who enjoy each other's company during twice weekly park playdates in Central Contra Costa County. We typically have weekly music groups, monthly Girls Night Out, family nights, field trips, quarterly book club, and other seasonal activities. We're a very active group; members MUST be interested in meeting and forming friendships with other moms and attend at LEAST one meetup per month.
•This group is open to stay at home moms and working moms (including moms-to-be) of children from newborn to those in kindergarten.
•All park meetups are at 10am (We have one Saturday morning and one Afternoon playdate per month)
•To help build relationships we have a limit of 125 members
•Membership is $20 per year (September thru September) and is payable via private PayPal. We do not accept cash.
Making friends can seem intimidating and hard, but it doesn't have to be! Come frequently to meetups, be social and friendly, and the rest will fall into place naturally. We are a drama free organization, so keep in mind common rules of courtesy, and you will find some wonderful friendships here.
Parents of Littles South-West Bay Area
Mountain View, CA
Hey! We would like to welcome Moms, expecting parents, dads and caregivers! This group is created for parents who are going through similar stages in this new adventure who can offer support (baby development, emotional, advice, etc.) friendships (for you and your little one) and give you the opportunity to continue to have a social life. Many events held by the creator will be in Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Mt. View, and Palo Alto. However you can host events in any surrounding areas!
We want to help you and your baby grow as individuals and a family. We like to include all types of meet ups that benefit ourselves and our babies! Like:
1. Getting Outside! (Hiking, Going to the park, play dates, etc.) <br> - Getting outdoors are great for babies and children who use their senses to understand the world around them. Without over stimulating our babies, being outside offers new experiences to sight, sound, feeling, taste, smell, texture, and movement. Which are sensory inputs that encourages a baby’s brain to form connections, develop and grow. <br> - Staying active while pregnant is very important! It gives you more energy, promote healthy weight gain, and makes it easier for you during labor, delivery, and recovery.
2. Crafting! <br> - DIY projects that help with the development of your baby, capture memories (they will go by quick!), crafts for your nursery and any other suggestions!
3. Coffee, Brunch, Mom’s Night Outs! <br> -Your life will seem like it’s all about the baby, this is your chance to get out of the house and form friendships with ladies going through the same thing you are! (Babies are always welcome to these social outings!)
Members are encouraged to host events and make suggestions!
Bay Area Single Parents !
Mountain View, CA
Who We Are:
We are a vital and active community of single parents. Our group provides a low pressure way to connect with other single parents on hikes, kids activities, dinners out, events with other single families and more. We average 5+ events per week.
Parenting solo is not easy. The mission of this group is to get single parents and children out interacting with each other for fun, support and friendship, and to enhance lives in the process.
Note: this is not a “singles” dating group. While we do not discourage dating in the group, our focus is on activities and events that foster friendships and support for the parents and kids in our group.
Also, we do not allow former partners of existing members to join the group. See the "About BASP" document below for more information.
See the following pages for more information
Profiles without a full face photo, good introduction or interests and groups blocked will likely not be approved!
Our group sponsors are also single parents:
These individuals and businesses help keep this group going. Please patronize and thank them for the generous donations to our group.
Welcome to The Bay Area Single Parents Meetup Group!
Santa Maria Homeschool Group
Santa Maria, CA
The purpose of this group is to provide homeschool meet-up opportunities for families in Santa Maria. We will be planning park play dates as well as homeschool field trips. These meet-ups are a great opportunity for kids and parents to socialize and have fun. Often times at park days, a parent will offer a quick lesson or kids will present a project they have been working on. Attendees under the age of 18 must have a guardian with them at all times.
CIRCLE of Homeschoolers
Citrus Heights, CA
CIRCLE of Homeschoolers - (Children Involved in a Respectful Cooperative Learning Environment)
WHO ARE WE? We are homeschoolers. You can use an umbrella school, some families use a private school affidavit, most use a local homeschool charter school. Regardless of means, method, or philosophy we all just homeschool. We have kids of all ages from babies to teens and we plan a variety of activities that will appeal to all ages, as well as some that are specific to particular age groups.
WHAT WE DO AND WHERE? We typically have several events a week and for the most part they are held in Fair Oaks, Folsom, and Roseville then wherever else our adventures take us! Our events include park days, field trips, educational days, holiday parties, creek days, classes, etc. are held throughout the surrounding areas.
OUR ATMOSPHERE! To help our group thrive we need our group events to be harmonious. We like our events to be peaceful, inclusive, and filled with kindness. We try to avoid having an atmosphere that includes yelling, being unkind or harsh, or filled with drama. This goes for both the parents and the kids.
We do ask that all older kids remember that they are influencing the younger crowd and that they behave appropriately. We do not allow cursing, name-calling, or destructive/disrespectful behavior at our events. We can share information on our favorite curriculum and our favorite homeschool classes while our kids have a chance to learn and play together knowing that they are in a safe environment. If parents need to address issues with their kids, we ask that it is done so in a respectful way.
PARTICIPATION This group requires in-person participation and support from its members to be successful. We ask that each family contribute by hosting an event in some way: by setting up a field trip or tour, hosting a co-op, opening up their homes for an event, planning a park day, planning a themed park day, etc. With each family planning at least ONE event per year (you can even plan an event with a friend) we can greatly enrich our homeschool year. There are many ways you can help, just let us know what your strengths are and what you can offer to the group. When you know what you want to do, send me the information and I will post it on Meetup.
FEES This group does require an annual fee. Dues, $15.00 per family, are good through OCTOBER 2022. This will fund the Meetup.com site, but will also help the group by having people actually commit to being a part of it. Often free groups have lots of lookers without many active participants. By charging a fee, people tend to feel more committed and want to "get their money's worth" from the group by attending events and participating.
PROCESS TO JOIN We do require that you complete the profile questions (so we can learn about you), that you have a profile picture of yourself and/or your kids (this is so we can find you at the meetups), and attend an event or two before your membership is approved. Upon requesting to join, I will send you the details of the next three “Park Days” on our calendar, for a free trial if you will. Our Park Days can be simple to just get together and sometimes are themed and we are having a party or special activity. You do not need to arrive “on time” to Park Days as they are fluid and people come and go as their schedule allows. So if you will be an hour late that will be fine - the only exception is if it is a themed day because there will be a start time for activities so you may miss out if late. If that won’t bother you or your kids then still try to come! After attending at least one event should you decide the group is a good fit for your family, pay the annual dues, and the approval will be made.
LASTLY, WE ARE A NUT-FREE GROUP. Okay, we may be nutty homeschoolers, but because of the life-threatening allergies of some of our members, we do not allow nuts of any kinds (including peanut butter and other nut butters) at any of our events. If your food says it may be processed at a facility with nuts, it's okay to bring. If it contains nuts, it is not. [If you can only think of foods containing peanuts now and need an alternative; my kids like sunbutter (it’s made from sunflower seeds) better than peanut butter.]
If our group sounds like a good fit for you so far, please click above to join!! We look forward to meeting you and your homeschooling family soon!!
Stronger Together - South Asian Single Parents
This group is to support Single Parents of South Asian origin with young kids (approx ages: 2-13) in the San Francisco Bay Area and vicinity.
We host kids friendly activities like playdates, visits to interesting places, projects, sports and outdoor activities (eg: camping, hiking, rafting, kayaking etc). We also host adults events including game nights, hiking, biking, sports as well as discussions and guidance around single parenting issues related to parenting, legal, custody, financial management, estate planning etc.
The group also serves as an anchor and support system to both parents and kids. The purpose is to promote strong friendship and bonds with other parents and kids. Regular participation is required of all members.
This group is not a dating group. We neither condone nor discourage adult friendships. However, the organizers do not vouch for any of the members. Any members meeting each other should follow all common safety standards and be responsible for their own actions. Also any members interacting with others over text/WhatsApp/Facebook or any other online channels should do their own due-diligence and follow safety protocols when meeting/interacting with others.
We don’t take sides in case of any disputes but rather strive for a fun and safe kids oriented environment. Any form of slander is cause for removal with or without notice.
This group strives to be a fun, safe and low-drama environment. Without taking sides nor passing judgment, it is the policy to not allow ex-partners of existing members to join the group. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.
The group organizers reserve the right to include/exclude any member, with or without prior notice and reason, at its sole discretion.
The following disclaimer applies to the group and all its events:
The organizers and/or event organizers help with coordination of events but are not responsible or liable in any way, shape or form for any incidents including but not limited to accidents, allergies and injuries to any attendee or their guests including kids. Attendees are responsible for themselves and their kids and guests at all times.
Attendees over the age of 18 must be responsible drinkers. Do not drink and drive.
Kids (under the age of 18) must be accompanied by their parent/guardian at all times.
None of us are lawyers/therapists and any discussions / advice related to parenting, legal issues etc is purely an opinion and not legal / professional advice. Members acknowledge that they will consult a licensed attorney or family therapist if they are looking for professional advice.
Diablo Valley Homeschool Group
***Please note that all prospective members must first meet with the organizers at an event within 30 days of applying before membership requests are approved. Once you submit your information to join you will be contacted by one of our organizers with upcoming event information to attend. Please make sure to check your Meetup Messages so you don't miss out!***
This community is focused on healthy, long lasting friendships and shared learning. The purpose of this group is to bring together families in the Contra Costa County and surrounding areas to build friendships, a support network, and cooperative learning opportunities.
Our Code of Conduct: Because we have a multi-age group, we remind all families, especially the older children, that they are influencing the younger crowd and so we ask that they act appropriately. Our group does not allow name-calling, or destructive/disrespectful behavior. We are building a community of friends and we expect that everyone act in a respectful way (this pertains to children and adults).
Who are we? We are a group of families who share a passion for teaching our children through homeschooling. Our group is focused on school aged children (K-12) but younger siblings are welcome. We believe that children of all ages socializing together is a part of healthy development.
What do we do? We have weekly park days in the Contra Costa County areas. Additionally we have monthly Mom's Night Out and sometimes extend that to Parents' Night Out and Family Fun Nights. It is our goal to have other activities such as nature walks, movie nights, even co-op learning groups available for families to participate in. Families may participate in any and all events, but are welcome to opt out of any that don't meet their families needs or interests. We do require that all families attend a MINIMUM of one park day per month. This ensures building strong, lasting friendships.
When do we meet? We get together every Friday at 10 A.M. in the summer and 10:30 A.M. in the winter for weekly park day play groups. Additional events will be scheduled at various times.
Where do we meet? For most events we meet somewhere in the East and Central areas of Contra Costa County. We may occasionally schedule field trips that are outside of the county as well.
How can your family participate? Join our group! We are always looking to make great connections for children and parents - the more the merrier! Send us a request to join and tell us a little bit about your family. Then come to a meetup and start making connections!
Membership fees - We do require all families to pay membership fees of $10 per family for the year. For all new incoming families, you will have a 3 month probationary period to check out our group, make new friendships and discover if our group is a good fit for your family. At the end of that 3 month period, new families are required to pay the membership dues to stay active members.
hhhints.com: Babies, Toddlers, Kids Activity Meet Up Group
Walnut Creek, CA
We are so excited to share our activities with new parents and families in cities from Hercules/Oakley to Dublin, from Berkeley/Oakland to San Francisco! If you are looking for a vast variety of themed Playdates, from Cultural, Cooking, Educational, Exploratory, Book Club and more!
We offer a FREE newsletter which offers organized events, lists local events and provides savings with local businesses for play spaces, children's products, coupons for activities and for members, continued savings on monthly activities, invitations to exclusive events and special perks just for you! Anytime you'd like to join us, just RSVP: to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can send you a detail and reminder email.
Sign up for our FREE newsletter too, there are TWO! One for kids older then 14 months and especially if you have a 14 month and younger little one, we offer a special calendar of activities JUST for you and ur little one! Visit www.hhhints.com each month to see what we have to offer in detail and join us for lots of fun through learning, exploring and imagination!
DaVinci Homeschool Group
San Leandro, CA
The DaVinci Homeschool Group is a friendly & supportive group geared for families who are actively homeschooling. We have all ages, including a strong teen presence.
We are located in the SF East Bay Area, and meet primarily in San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Castro Valley & Hayward. Our weekly park day is on Tuesdays.
We are a secular group that encourages diversity and our members vary in homeschooling styles, religions, political views, family structures, and probably anything else you can think of.
This group identifies as a community. Communities exist and thrive when all members are active and engaged. We are not just a network or a calendar of events, we are here for the connection. The things we do are possible because we are all working together to make this a fun, caring, and supportive homeschool community. We want to help our children build lasting friendships and at the same time build those kinds of relationships for ourselves too.
Our weekly park day is an important part of our community and the best place to come socialize and connect with the group. We expect every member to be an active participant and require members to attend an event at least once every 60 days, but that number is a bare minimum which we hope members strive to exceed. Our intention is for those who join the group, to also be looking for a community that they can identify with and actively participate in. This group is more than just an online resource, we do need to see you in person. :)
We meet for field trips, art & craft activities, park days, holiday parties, nature walks/hikes, social activities, and lots of hanging out and having fun. We feel that activities for our children are very important, but we also think that it's important for the parent who stays home to get some time to themselves too, so we have a parent's book club and a reoccurring parent's night (or day) out.
We don't offer classes or structured learning situations. To learn about those type of activities offered in the Bay Area, we recommend joining the SF Bay Area Homeschool Network on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1537398423139116 or checking out Outschool classes at outschool.com.
We look forward to meeting you soon!
To learn more, please read our "About Us" page here: http://www.meetup.com/DaVinci/about/
**You should receive a message with details about upcoming park days within 48 hours. (If you haven't received a message and are concerned that we missed you, feel free to email us at email@example.com) Meetup may not send a message to your email address, please check your message center here on the Meetup. Thank you!**
United Moms of Natomas
United Moms of Natomas is open to all moms in the greater Sacramento area. The majority of our play dates take place in Natomas with the exception of some field trips or other play dates to places like the Train Museum, Aquarium in Folsom, and more!
The majority of events are held during the day time but we are in the process of offering weekend and evening play dates as well! Children of all ages are welcome to ALL events. They are almost all free or very low in cost. We offer play dates at least once a week every week.
We also have moms night out every month! These can include paint night, cookie decorating workshops, game night or even an escape room. It’s a nice opportunity to have some fun with a great group of moms.
We also host parties with potlucks and we host monthly meetings where we can chat about what’s going on with the club and celebrate birthdays as well.
We invite you to join this amazing group of mamas by coming out to a play date (or zoom call) to see if it would be a good fit. Our group is very open and welcoming of all moms and we can’t wait to get to meet you.
Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope to meet you soon!
United Moms of Natomas
MOMS Club of Fresno-North
Ever feel like you are the only mother who stays at home? Do you live north of Shields and east of the 99, including Clovis. You are not alone! Come meet other at-home mothers at the MOMS Club of Fresno-North, CA. Make lasting friendships for you and your children.
If you are interested in joining, send us a request here and email us at email@example.com
The International MOMS Club® is a nonprofit organization with over 2,000 chapters in seven countries. We are just for you, the at-home mother of today. Our local chapter has monthly meetings with speakers and discussions, park play days, holiday and family parties, outings for moms and kids, and activity groups tailored to our members' interests. We also help local moms and children through various service projects.
We believe that staying home to raise children is a fulfilling full-time job; perhaps the most important job any mother can choose. We also know the daily challenges that stay-at-home mothers face, and offer support, friendship, and networking for moms, and social opportunities for children. We meet during the day, when mothers-at-home need support. Our goal is to help moms feel less isolated and more understood in the gratifying, yet sometimes difficult role of motherhood. Children are welcomed at all of our activities.
Alameda Family Collective
Alameda Family Collective (AFC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit group for local families with young children (under ten years old) who want to participate in and/or create opportunities to engage and enrich our community. Volunteers host playdates, holiday parties, educational nights, family picnics, book club, and service activities. Our goal is to connect and strengthen our diverse community by providing resources and opportunities to learn, serve, and be together.
To keep our community safe, we ask all members to sign up to Meetup accounts with real names. One sign up per family is sufficient; however, please include all adults' names who may attend events on their own, such as a spouse, partner, nanny, or grandparent. Please use an identifiable picture for your Meetup profile that includes all soloing adults (no sunglasses, please). If multiple adults from the same family are signing up separately, please make sure to note in the questionnaire to avoid double charging of the membership fee.
The membership fee of $25 per family will be required annually after a 30-day trial period on the Meetup group. We also offer full-year scholarships for those unable to pay at this time.
Black Moms of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Black moms are diverse: we are professionals, we're stay at home moms, we're biracial/multiracial, we have children of all shades, we are gay, we are straight, we are partnered, we are single, and most of all, we LOVE our kids!! Awesome Black Moms Unite! This is a group for Black/African American moms living in San Francisco. This group will provide a fun and relaxed space for Black mothers of infants and toddlers to get to know each other. If you're a working or stay at home mom, this group is for you. If you're an expecting mother, please join too! Picnics in the park, brunch at kid friendly restaurants, play dates throughout the city, mommy and me yoga, baby music class, and more!! We are a multi-cultural group. All parents of Black children are welcome to join.
Kids and Parent's Ultimate Frisbee Pickup SF Bay Peninsula
Mountain View, CA
An Ultimate Frisbee game for kids 9 - 15 to have fun playing the sport and develop their skills in a low pressure game that can include parents interested in helping kids learn to play. Coach Alan has been playing ultimate for over 25 years and teaches everything from throwing technique to offensive and defensive strategies.
If you’re new to the sport, check out these videos, practice your throws and come join us.
Basics of throwing and catching: https://youtu.be/HbivOi5U-sA
Basics of playing ultimate: https://youtu.be/3oM-sNFpvjc
Future Gay Parents (SFBay)
San Francisco, CA
We're a group of gay singles and couples in our late 20s, 30s, and 40s who want (or are considering) kids in the next 2-5 years. Our aim is to learn from each other - what parenthood will entail, how we're setting goals (relationship, financial, etc.) to make it happen, and...maybe even meet that special someone.
We organize a mix of social and "family"-related events - Napa for a day, hiking, attending a surrogacy conference, volunteering with LGBT family organizations, etc.
MOMS Club-Simi Valley
Simi Valley, CA
Welcome to MOMS Club Simi Valley!
MOMS Club is a support group designed to meet the needs of today’s mother. We host a variety of activities including park days, play dates, field trips to various locations, community service projects, and seasonal parties. Don’t forget Moms Night Out, the best way to really get to know the other members in the group! Every member is encouraged to suggest activities for the monthly calendar. This ensures that the things you enjoy doing with your little ones can be shared with others. Of course children are welcome to all activities.
We are not simply a play group, but a group designed to support MOM. Our members are looking to make lifelong friends as well as create meaningful, lasting friendships for their children. We encourage lots of participation. The more activities you attend, the more you will benefit from the group.
We know that being an at-home mother means making a financial sacrifice, so dues to our local chapter are only $25 per year. Please feel free to email us if you’re interested in joining our group, or have any other questions regarding MOMS Club. We'd love to hear from you! MOMSClubSimiValley@gmail.com
Hope to see you soon!
MOMS Club Simi Valley serves moms living in Simi Valley!
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The MOMS Club® is a nonprofit corporation and a 501 (C) (3) publicly-supported charity.
Medical Freedom Social Group
This is a social group for those that choose and/or support Medical Freedom. This is not a political group. We are a non-partisan, social group of like-minded individuals that believe in bodily autonomy and the right to be informed consumers and have choice in what we put in our bodies. This group is for social activities with the intention to build community and support for one another, while we enjoy and unwind together. We will have various events including Park Picnics, Game Nights, Hiking, and more. No hate speech of any kind will be tolerated. Key words: unvaxxed, unvaxed, COVID, prochoice, vaccination, unclean, jab, truthers, truth, pandemic, plandemic, world order, new world, reset, shedding, passports