L.M. asks from Reston, VA on May 25, 2008
Seeking Moms Group in Reston VA
Hi- My name is L. and I'm 28 yrs old. I'm moving to Reston VA in mid June. I have a 4 month old little girl named Emma. We don't know anyone in VA and I'm looking to join any groups to help me meet moms. If anyone knows of anything I would greatly appreciate any advice.
Thank you very much.
K.L. answers from Washington DC on May 26, 2008
Hi L.! I live in Fairfax, which isn't real close to Reston, but I belong to a group called Mothers and More - which actually encompasses all of Northern Virginia. I REALLY like the women I've met through this group. I also belonged to Fairfax MOMS Club but since my kids are a little older now (4 and 6) and don't need playgroups I've dropped out of that one. What I like about Mothers and More is it tends to focus on the "More" part. We have meetings twice a week at night, without children, and usually the topics are very interesting. I sort of look at it as a place to be with other moms but not necessarily talk the whole time about being moms. Feel free to email me if you'd like more info! Good luck with the move - K.
C.C. answers from Washington DC on May 26, 2008
Hi, I live in just outside Reston, in Herndon. Although I don't know of any Mom's groups, I do recommend joining the YMCA in Reston. Its huge, with a pool and tons of gym equipment. Plus, they will watch your baby in the nursery for up to 2 hours. I take my 9 month olds baby girl Hayden there almost everyday. She loves it. She plays with all the other babies , and the people are all so nice. I am really happy to be a memeber. Plus, I'm getting to be in pretty good shape. :) Hope this helps ya!
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L.P. answers from Washington DC on May 26, 2008
I moved to Rockville, Maryland almost two years ago. I didn't know anyone either, but I found our local MOM's Club by searching the International MOM's Club website: www.momsclub.org. The program is run by moms for moms to support moms who stay at home part or full time (not sure of your situation). The individual clubs are organized by zipcode, so the moms you meet will live close to where you live. The group I belong to has 3 weekly playgroups, plus numerous group playdates throughout the month. They also have a once a month family playdate (on a weekend) and a mom's night out, too. It's been a great source of friendship, support, advice, etc. for me, so maybe that would work for you, too.
There's also a website called DC Urban Moms & Dads. That's another great source of advice and information. I'm on the listserv that sends weekly messages about fun things to do with your kids. Their website is www.dcurbanmom.com. I've noticed people often post inquiries and requests about starting or joining playgroups in their neighborhood, so you might try that. Also, the website offers feedback on local doctors, etc.
Good luck on your move!
S.H. answers from Washington DC on May 26, 2008
You've probably already heard this from other moms, but joining MOMS Club is a great way to meet new friends and to get to know the area. Just go to www.momsclub.org and type in your new zip code to find contact info fo rthe club in your area.
You'll find the nightlife a bit quieter here than in the LA area, but there are TONS of kid-friendly places and events!! Good luck with your move!
(a USC alum)
K.W. answers from Washington DC on May 26, 2008
Try Reston Moms Club http://www.geocities.com/restonvamoms/
DC Metro Mommies Fairfax IV Chapterhttp://groups.yahoo.com/group/DCMMFairfaxIVChapter/
A.P. answers from Washington DC on May 26, 2008
Hi L., you can go to Play Cafe in Reston (www.atplaycafe.com) and meet some moms there. Or you can join Mainly Music class at McLean Bible Church which is not soooo religious but it's more like a fun activity for parent and child. They provide snacks for kids and mommies too after the class. You can check the website at http://mcleanbible.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=2113.
Also lots of gymboree classes all around the area. I met some good friends at Gymboree in Tyson's area. Also you can go to Fairfax county website and join some fun classes at Recreation Centers (http://parktakes.fairfaxcounty.gov/rev1_searchmain.htm). I think they have classes for mommies and babies in stroller too. Good luck with you moving plan!
- A. purba -
L.C. answers from Washington DC on May 27, 2008
Reston is a great place to live and there are lots of kid-friendly things to do there. There is a moms group called the Holistic Moms Network that has a chapter in Northern Virginia. If you are at all interested in natural health and green parenting, it is worth a look. Here's their site - http://home.homewebs.com/hmnnova/
Good luck with your move!
J.K. answers from Washington DC on May 26, 2008
There is a Mom's Group run by Reston Hospital twice a month at the Reston YMCA. (You do not have to have delivered at Reston to go.) It is free and they usually have a speaker/activity and then afterwards you just mingle with other moms. It is the first and third Tuesday every month. You can just show up and ask the front desk where the group is meeting. (During the summer they frequently switch the rooms where the group meets.)
S.P. answers from Washington DC on May 26, 2008
Hi L., Kindermusik is based in Reston, VA and Fairfax County. You could hopefully meet other parents through that.
And to Jennifer, this website may be able to help you find the CD you are looking for. Nancy in Reston