Seeking Mom's Group in Woodinville Area

Updated on February 19, 2008
A.G. asks from Woodinville, WA
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I was wondering if anyone knows of a good inexpensive mom's group in the Woodinville or surrounding area. I am looking to socialize with other new moms and give my 4 month old son a chance to be around babies his own age. I have done a bit of searching and it seems that most of the groups are geared towards moms with 2-3 year olds. This would be ok except I would like him to be around other babies.

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R.K.

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MOPS at Woodinville Alliance is excellent - meet every two weeks, craft, have kids watched, connect with new friends and a great support network.

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J.N.

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I would highly reccommend the parent - baby classes at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland. They have a 0-3 month old class, 3-6 months, 6-9 months and 9-12 months. It is a 2 hour "class" once a week. It usually has a topic for discussion like, "sleeping" or "eating" or "toys" but mostly the facilitator talks a little and the Mommies share issues they are having and other mommies and/pr the facilitator try and help. It was a great way to get to know other mommies and my play group was formed at the end of the 3=6 month class. The facilitators or teacher help get this going buy having people sign up on an email list who are interested. I think 3 different play groups were started here (mostly by location and who you really got to know well in the class). 2 of the 3 playgroups are still going strong and we all have 3 year olds now! When I took them the 0-3 month old class was free and the others were $75. Don't know what they are now, but I do know they still have them! Call the hospital's class line and they will set you up, they are a little tricky to find on the website.

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J.C.

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I think the MOMS Club has a Woodinville chapter and is for all ages....I was a member of the Redmond chapter years ago.

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T.G.

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A.~

A great place to start is PEPS. http://www.pepsgroup.org
This group is geared towards new moms and newborns (1-4 months). I went to an orientation last week, and my group is starting next week. I have to say it was really nice being around moms that were going through some of the same experiences as me.
Good luck,

~T.

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S.B.

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I am part of 3 mom's groups. They are all in the Lynnwood/Bothell/Snohomish COunty area. I'm not sure if that's too far but they are great groups. My favorite of the groups (and one I am very active in) is the Snohomish County Moms Group, which you can join by going to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/snoyoungmoms/

Here is another group I am a member of (although they are not very active right now): http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Lynnwoodplaygroup/

And another group (this one is very active but there are LOTS of members, I don't do stuff with them very much): http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bothell_momsgroup/

Hope this helps!

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J.P.

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Woodinville Family Preschool is a GREAT resource. I've been going there with my 4 year old for 3 years now. The teachers/educators are WONDERFUL and it's been so helpful to me. It's good to get in as an infant because all the other classes fill up VERY QUICKLY and once you are in you have first right to the following year. Let me know if you need more info. You can check them out on-line at www.woodinvillefamilypreschool.org.
-J.

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A.S.

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Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland has some fabulous parent-baby classes. They aren't classes so much as they are a way for new parents (mostly mom's) to connect with each other. The "classes" are once a week and are 2 hours long. There is usually a topic that is discussed for 1 hour (pertinent to babies/new families) and the other hour is the parents asking questions/sharing concerns & celebrations. The cost is $77 per 3 months which works out to be about $5 - $6 per class. They have a 0-3 month class, a 3-6 month class, 6-9 months, and 9-12 months.

It is really fabulous program and it is more about the friendships made. You are totally free to do whatever you need to take care of you and baby, feed baby right there, change baby, and you don't have to leave if baby is crying. They have bouncy balls and if a baby (or babies) are really upset, everyone will sing Twinkle Twinkle to calm them down. It's a VERY supportive environment.

Go to evergreenhealthcare.com and click on classes and then do a search for parent baby. You don't have to register in advance (but you can), you can just look at the times and show up and register at the actual class. If you want to check it out before you register, just tell the volunteer who's doing check in that you're new and want to try it out first.

The 3-6 month classes are on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 9:30 - 11:30, but you're never late so if you don't get there right at 9:30, don't worry - it's very casual. You can register for one of the days, but are always welcome to come the other day if it works better (ie, you signed up for Tuesday, but you have a doctor's apt, so you can come on Wednesday). In fact, I volunteer for the Tuesday class so if you come then, say Hi! (I'm A.)

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L.M.

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Hi A.,

I highly recommend PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support). The Seattle area has several groups running with a variety of options. The cost is about $120 for 12 weeks.

Another option is to look into local community colleges under their parent ed classes. BCC and Lake Washington Tech both run parent ed classes--these also have a cost, but I believe financial aid is available (also scholarships are offered for PEPS). Check into the community colleges soon, if interested, because they're registering for fall quarter now.

Hospitals also run new mom's groups. In my experience, they're hit and miss whether the group gels or not, but some of my friends have made great friends through the hospital class. Check out Overlake and Evergreen Hospitals for more info.

And finally, for finding a group that's free, attend one of the Mom's Day at the Movies, and strike up a conversation with another mom there. A lot of times, new mom's groups meet at the movies, and you might be able to join in--or form your own group. Lincoln Square (Bellevue) and Parkplace Cinemas (Kirkland) offer Mom's Day at the Movies. This is a great, fun activity while your baby is little anyway.

Hope you can find a group. You're smart to want to get out and socialize with other new moms, and have your son around other little babies. Good luck!

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G.P.

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In addition to all the great suggestions already given, you might also look at www.meetup.com and search under your area for SAHM Moms groups. They are typically free to join and have been a great resource to me in meeting other local moms, and having playdates and friends for my daughter since she was a baby.

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H.W.

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I'm a member of MOMS Club International, the Woodinville chapter. We're a non-profit charitable organization that meets for a business meeting once a month, with playgroups scattered liberally throughout the rest of the month. Dues for the year are $25, but you can certainly come and visit us for the first few times to see if it's what you're looking for. We have lots of toddlers in the group, but also a few babies. Please feel free to contact me at [email protected]____.com luck!

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L.R.

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Evergreen hospital has a wonderful baby group! It meets once a week. I took my daughter there for the first nine months of her life. It was a life saver. http://www.evergreenhealthcare.org/womens/familycenter/fo...

Steven's hospital in Lynnwood also has a baby group. They meet on Fridays.

Also, if you are religious, there are the MOPs meetings. http://www.mops.org/

You can also check Yahoo groups and Craig'slist

Also, there is baby and me storytime at most libraries. (free)

Good luck!!!

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L.C.

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Hi A., I go to an AWESOME MOMS group on Tuesdays, we meet at Eastside Foursquare Church which is on the corner of NE 145th and 100th Ave NE in Bothell WA, the caregivers get there about 9 a.m. so they are ready for checkins by 9:15 a.m., my wonderful mother actually works in the baby room, her name is Kathy. Group starts at 9:30 and ends at 11:30, some people arrive late or have to leave early, we have a program fee of $5 to cover the cost of the childcare workers but your first visit to check us out is free and we do have scholarships available and all you have to say is that you need one. Some moms pack lunches for their kids to eat while they get a little more social time after group and we have playdates at each others homes and at parks. If you have any questions please feel free to call me anytime ###-###-#### cell ###-###-#### home, Have A Great Day!!! L.

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H.S.

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Check your library, they usually do a books and babies program. That's what I did when my two year old was 5 months old. She loved the songs and lap games, plus it delighted her to see other babies. Also it's a good place for you to meet other moms.

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T.O.

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You might try the MOPS group at Woodinville Alliance Church. I know some Moms who really enjoy it.

T.

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