Parenting is challenging during the best of times, with COVID changing local families’ daily life it can feel downright hard. Finding a tribe you can turn to for some serious support during the new statewide freeze is more important now than ever. Believe it or not, Portland is packed with awesome parenting support groups that gives all parents opportunities to make friends. Read on for a list of Portland’s best moms groups that are perfect for you.
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Day Hike Moms
This is a Day Hike Group for moms and their children in the Portland area. This is a way to get out of the house, out of a rut, to explore nature with your kids and to become part of nature again. It is a great way to exercise, feel some serenity, and teach your children about what life is outside the city.
Connecting Jewish Moms across Portland, to each other, to community events and to their Judaism. Members share great activities, fun bargains, questions, events and outings that a Portland Jewish Mom would enjoy… especially in the rain!
Mamapedia connects moms at every stage of their children’s lives to compelling content from the source they trust most: other moms. Every day, moms turn to Mamapedia.com for advice on everything moms need: parenting, health, family, finance, pregnancy, nutrition, and travel; and on children of every age from infant to adult. Our vibrant local community network (formerly known as Mamasource) offers a place where moms can connect with each other in a supportive environment that serves as their very own local online moms group.
MOMS Club® of Portland-West Hills
The MOMS (Moms Offering Moms Support) Club® is a non-profit support group for stay-at-home or part-time working mothers and their children. Collectively this organization has over 2,000 chapters in seven countries.
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Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)
MOPS is a place to find friendship, community, resources and support for you as a woman and mother so you’re not alone. Moms have found community through MOPS for almost 40 years – MOPS is the mothering authority. MOPS holds and shares the collected wisdom of mothers and experts.
Mothers & More
Mothers and More welcomes all mothers. Its members include women of all ages, with children of all ages. It includes stay-at-home moms, those who are working for pay part-time, full-time, work-at-home and everything in between. This group recognizes that the unpaid work that all mothers do caring for their families is real work with real social and economic value.
New Moms of Portland
New Moms of North Portland is a small group for new moms in and around North Portland that meets for support, play dates and to get out of the house and have fun. This group is a safe place to vent, share, ask for help, and support each other without judgement. Keeping the group small makes it easier to foster trust and build real friendships.
Whether you’re a new mom searching for the best Oregon has to offer kids, or an experienced Oregon Mom who’d like to share some wisdom on raising kids in Oregon – Oregon Moms FB Group is the perfect tribe for you. Learn about fun places, events for families, and your candid, insightful input and reviews can be added.
Single Moms Let’s Build a Village
This group is for single mothers of young children who would like to get together for regular play dates in Portland.
Portland-Area Working Moms
The purpose of this FB group is to provide a place for moms to discuss issues unique to working parents. Moms give each other support, input and advice on topics that working mom face in daily life.
The Portland Step Mom Facebook
The Portland Step Mom Facebook is a club for step moms to share experiences, difficulties and triumphs with other step moms in the Portland area.
Urban Mamas is a group for moms who work full or part-time outside the home to share ideas/stories/feedback/support about all of the issues around working and raising children at the same time. Urban Moms meets about one weekday evening a month (moms and non-mobile kids) and one Sunday morning a month (moms and kids).