Need a Mom's Group in the Carrollton/Plano Area for Working Mom's

Updated on May 24, 2008
S.F. asks from Dallas, TX
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I am near the end of my divorce, and lonliness is setting in. I have lots of friends and family, but they are all happily married with familes of their own. Everyone keeps telling me to involve myself in activities. My biggest problem right now is that I have no one in my life who is in the same boat as me. Most of them don't even come close to understanding the things I'm dealing with. I even tried finding a divorce recovery program in the area, but everything I find starts in August...gosh I hope I'm better by then!

Anyone know of any groups in the area where I could network with other working moms? Most of the groups I find are for stay at home mommies!

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V.W.

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I posted a message looking for working mom groups. i didn't get any response. let me know if you found one. i live in Plano

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L.M.

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I remember the days of being "nearly divorced" and facing loneliness and a little trepidation, too. It has been 22 years now and my little boy is now 24. I can tell you that it will get easier. In fact, some times you will revel in the fact that you are single and have no one to "report in to."

Having said that, it is always good to have a couple of close friends (married or single) who can just be there for a telephone chat or to go to the movies or to join you for a healthy walk.

I have just ended a 7 year relationship with the first guy that I have been serious about since my divorce. I am also a bit at "loose ends" and live in the North Carrollton/West Plano area (near Prestonwood Baptist).

A couple of suggestions - I enjoy working out at Curves - good opportunity to work out and to meet other females in the area. I also enjoy outdoor activities and often go to walk at the nature preserve on Parker (just west of Midway). I, too, enjoy water activities - both at the pool and at the lake. I participate in church activities, even though many of the women's groups are focused on family and marriage. I don't know of any specific networking groups in the area. I am active in my alumni association (tennessee) and we meet for events at 3rd Base in Frisco, so it has become a favorite hangout (good for kids, too). I hope these give you some ideas about how to get involved.

Another activity I have recently taken up is oil painting. Always wanted to do it and the Frisco Parks offers a class usually about once a month. The next one is on Monday, May 12. You actually go home with a painting that night (and I have been impressed with my paintings, even if I do say so myself). Think about something that you have wanted to do in the past....and then just do it.

You will find that there are activities that you want to be involved in with your son. I got more involved in my son's school. Since you are a teacher, you are already involved there.

If you ever just want to chat, no problem (feel free to email me at [email protected]____.com or catch me on aol instant messenger as lisaevol). If you ever want to go walking, just holler. I walk most nights for exercise. Sometimes a neighbor or two will join me. It is fun and is always healthy. I know this is long, but I hope it gives you ideas.

L.
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F.O.

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You can never depend on people you have to just God to pull you through this. I went through a divorce myself and was looking for other things and others to pull me through it and could never find only when I would pray and ask God to give me the strenght and wisdom to deal with what I was facing now and would be facing in the future. You need to get with a church that works with divorce parents, the church I attend in Grand Prairie has a great one. I will pray for you and hope that the Lord gives you the strength you need everyday because every day is different from the next day but He will if you only ask. May God Bless you and give the strength.

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P.S.

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I agree. Mothers and More is where you should be! We have one divorced and still single mom, but several of us (me included) are on our second marriage and even more are in blended families. We would love to have you join us. We have the going through it, and the rainbow afterwards! There is life after divorce and it can be a much happier life after divorce. Greater Lewisville goes a LONG way, we cover from Plano to HEB from Irving to Denton. Check us out and see if you can join us for a coffee night out! www.mothersandmore.org is the national website

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S.

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Hi S.,

I too am a working single mom of a 6 year old.
I used to feel just like you... and then I found the Single Parent hometeams at Fellowship Church. It is NOT, I repeat NOT a pick up "singles" club. It is made up of other single parents who are focused on raising our kids not on being single. Our motto is "doing life together"!
It is a very safe, non-threatening enviornment.

There is a Carrollton group as well as one in Lewisville and Grapevine. We meet every other week in someones home and the kids play (supervised:-) while we do a light bible study. It is so much more than that though... Just to connect with others who are in the same boat as you are, to have people to talk to and other kids for yours to play with, its really a blessing! I have made friends there that will last a lifetime! You don't have to go to Fellowship to come either... Please feel free to contact me if you want more information or go to the church website, www.fellowshipchurch.com and check it out!

Fellowship also offers an ongoing class called Divorce Recovery, the grown-ups have their class and there is even a mini-class for the kiddos and some after that childcare as well. I'm sure you will find what you are needing in this class.

Above all, don't give up hope. Know that you are never alone, God is ALWAYS with you, and loves you, NO MATTER WHAT!

Have a great and blessed day,

S. Johnson - [email protected]____.com
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Matthew 11:28-30 - 28 "Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. 29 "Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. 30 "For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."

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M.C.

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Hi Stacey, I don't know of any working mom's groups, but would love to invite you to check out Covenant Church Life Teams. The church is in Carrollton and the life teams are the small groups that meet, do activities etc. They are year round and you don't have to be a member or anything to participate. I was part of the single moms group as i was in the throws of divorce and it really helped because several of the other women in the group had been there, done that and could offer great advice. My divorce was finalized Friday (yeah!!) and I'll probably still be active with the group. We do dinner, girls night out, playdate with the kids, etc. Look online at the convenant church website and there's a link that will show you the different groups available and contact information to get plugged in.

Hope this gives you an option to check into.

Take care and know that everything is going to be okay!

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L.T.

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Go to www.meetup.com and look for a group. There are at least a half-dozen social groups for single and divorced parents in D/FW, and I can't believe all of them don't meet until August. Also good: they ar social groups, NOT dating sites, so you can meet people and join activities with no pressure. Good luck! L.

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S.M.

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S.,
MetroMoms is hosting a great event on May 18 that would be perfect for you and your son. It's called "Getting Strong", and it's on a Sunday, and will be held at the Wiggly Play center in Frisco. There will be free play and contests, and a lot of chances to just relax and meet some new people. The cost is minimal, and the MetroMoms group will have the entire playcenter to themselves! You can find more information at http://www.metroplexbaby.com/MetroMoms/2008/20080518_Gett...

I hope to see you there!

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M.T.

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Hi there,
I have never been married but I am a young 21 year old single mom. I am too seeking a friend. Its very hard to make friends when your a single parent.

All my friends from college pretty much moved on with there lives. I am wanting a friend someone I can relate with who knows the struggles and challgenges that single moms face in this world.

I want someone who i can take the kids out for play dates together, someone i can laugh and share stories with.
Someone who will be like my best friend.

If you want a friend or need a friend you can email me and I will send you my personal email.

I have a 2yr old little girl and she is the most amazing thing that has ever happend to me.

I hope you are having a great week!

M.

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E.B.

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Hi S.,
Please check into our group. Our group is made up of some great moms with all kinds of backgrounds(Working, SAHM, Step-Moms, Seasoned Moms, Young Moms, New Moms, New to the Area - you name it!)

We're hosting an OPEN HOUSE in May, and I thought you might be interested. It's a great way to meet some of our members and find out more about our great group! www.mothersnmore.com or call 1-888-535-7118.

What We have to Offer:
*Monthly meetings with Topical Discussions & Guest Speakers
*Age Appropriate Playgroups(which include Weekdays & Saturdays- for those who work during the week)
*Field Trip Fridays (Held every other Friday)
*MOMS Night Out
*Recipe-Foodies Club
*Coffee Catch-Up
*Book Club
*Mommy Message boards
*and MUCH MORE!

***UPCOMING EVENT ~ MAY 20th***
We’re hosting an OPEN HOUSE EVENT - "Dealing with Mommy Guilt", TUESDAY, MAY 20th 2008 at 7pm. Please visit our website for event location/details!

Guest Speaker - Eliska Counce is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Director of Transforming Tomorrows Counseling Center in McKinney (www.mckinneycounseling.com), where she specializes in moms, wives, and the people who love them. Eliska enjoys teaching other women about how to conquer mommy guilt, methods to babyproof your marriage, how to transcend stress, and ways to achieve balance while juggling the many responsibilities we women have. Join us on May 20th to learn more about banishing mommy guilt!

Take care,
EB
www.mothersnmore.com

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M.C.

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Hi S.,

Check with your local churches to see if they have a divorce recovery group. I know my church does, but it's in Colleyville. If that's not too far for you to travel, it's Highland Meadows Christian Church at the corner of Hall-Johnson and Pool. Let me know if you'd like me to find out dates/times for you.

Also, be patient and gentle with yourself. You need to grieve this event the same as you would grieve any other life-changing event. It is a process. One book I found helpful when my son passed away is called "Streams in the Desert." I let a friend borrow it who is going through divorce and she has found it very appropriate for her situation as well. In fact, she went out and bought copies for three of her friends!

Pray for God's comfort and healing and he will provide.

God bless,

M.
www.GoodHealthMadeSimple.com/M. (my story)

M.

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S.F.

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I am divorced with a 16 yr old son but live in south Dallas. I still have lots of trauma from the divorce (1994)& haven't had custody of my child since 1998.
My resolve for you is to let go & let God heal from within. Try this website (momsintouch.org) for prayer groups for children, teachers & school staff in your area. We do have working mom's groups.
Your probably wondering why prayer for others. For us to heal we need to consider the greater & that is our neighbor. This allows God's healing power to be all through us. It's not about us anymore & hasn't been for over 2000 yrs. Try Jesus in your needs for divorce groups or any other needs of brokeness. He works well! He will answer your prayer & needs for healing.

S.

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