Like most successes, The Mommies Network grew out of desire to fulfill a personal need - two first time mothers wanted a way to meet other moms without subscribing to expensive mom-n-me activities or committing to strict meeting schedules. We just wanted to find some other women in similar situations who wanted to chat and get together every now and then. Recently we have become a 501c(3) organization and we are dedicated to creating a support group in every major city in the United States.
In 2007 we expanded that goal to include fathers, recognizing that they also needed a local community to meet other fathers for friendship and advice. We hope to have a Dads community to compliment every Mommies community founded.
Members of our network chat online in a private forum - discussing everything from the best photographers to the worst temper tantrums and all that lies between - and meet-up regularly at member-driven events in their city. Whether it's a late night commiseration on a crying baby (there are 4 am posts to prove it) or a Mom's Night Out at a great new restaurant, our groups provide what their members need, when and how they need it.
We are more than just a communities of moms and dads. We are parents in and for our communities.
Our members work full time, stay home full time, work part time, represent many races, are pregnant for the first time, adopted their children, were adopted themselves, recently moved to the area, have lived here all our lives, have twins, are happy with one, are single parents, are searching out schools and have watched their kids graduate. In other words, we are a reflection of parents in the real world. And we help out our neighbors as much as ourselves through organized fundraisers and other charity events - specifically those focused on providing for mothers, fathers and their children.