Whether you are new to the area or looking for others in a similar stage of life as you, a moms’ group can be a great way get out there and make some friends. Many offer meet-ups, parenting classes and moms-only nights out so that you can change out of the yoga pants and get some adult conversation on the regular. Some are even dedicated to dads! Scroll through to find a group near you.

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San Francisco

Golden Gate Mothers Group
The Golden Gate Mothers Group is a San Francisco-based mothers group that focuses on moms and all things motherhood. With over 4,000 member, this group offers playgroups, helping hand resources and lots of other options to moms living in SF. 

San Francisco Parents of Multiples
The San Francisco Parents of Multiples Club is a non-profit organization formed to offer support to parents and expectant parents of multiples.

Mom Squad SF
When you want to take your questions and cultivate a community from the screen and into real life turn to Mom Squad SF. While members do flock to their Facebook groups (members can join groups based on the age of their littles), the emphasis of this mom group is on real-life meet ups and support. Walks, happy hours and informal get togethers are all organized by Mom Squad SF members.

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Black Moms of San Francisco
This group provides a fun and relaxed space for black mothers of infants and toddlers to get to know each other. Working or stay at home moms and expecting moms welcome. Get togethers include picnics in the park, brunch at kid friendly restaurants, playdates, mommy and me yoga, baby music class and more are offered throughout the year. 

Main Street Mamas San Francisco
This group, which originated as the marketing and community arm of Sensible Sitters, now has a meet up space at Stonestown Mall and a robust community of over 13,000 San Francisco moms. The Facebook group is active—ask questions and receive support related to raising kids in SF. MSM has branched out to other areas of the Bay, including MSM Marin and MSM East Bay.

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East Bay

Castro Valley Mothers Club
The Castro Valley Mothers Club (CVMC) provides a supportive community to mothers with children of all ages, as well as expectant mothers. The Club offers playgroups, family activities, as well as monthly meetings and a newsletter.

First Time Moms—East Bay
A group for meeting other first time moms. The group meets 2 to 3 times a week to chat, swap stories, get tips, and get out of the house. Activities include walks, park play-dates, lunches, happy hours, coffee, fitness for mommy and baby, as well as beauty and spa appointments.

F.U.N. Mothers Club
The FUN Mothers Club is a volunteer-run non-profit open to parents and kids in Fremont, Union City & Newark. The club provides the opportunity to gain support, share knowledge, experience friendships and promote a sense of community for the members and their families.

Iron Horse Mothers Club
The Iron Horse Mothers Club (IHMC) was formed to serve as a resource to mothers with young children in the San Ramon, Danville, Dublin and Alamo communities. The IHMC is a support network for its members with playgroups and great activities throughout the year for kids, moms and the whole family.

Mount Diablo Mother’s Club
The Mt. Diablo Mothers Club club is based out of Walnut Creek and serves Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, Clayton and Concord. It is a social and support group for mothers and expectant mothers that seeks to form and strengthen friendships for you and your family.

Mocha Moms of West Contra Costa Chapter
Mocha Moms, Inc. is a support group for mothers of color who have chosen not to work full-time outside of the home in order to devote more time to their families and communities. Mocha Moms serves as an advocate for those mothers and encourages the spirit of community activism within its membership.

Parents, Resources and More (PRAM)
PRAM offers many playgroups, classes, activities, outings and opportunities for Richmond-area parents to connect to each other and create valuable social and support networks.

Sol Mamas
Sol Mamas are women from all backgrounds, of all shapes, sizes and fitness levels who share a love for travel, nature, sustainable living, community, natural health/wellness, and life. This group hosts mom and baby activities, travel excursions and retreats for women and events for friends and family.

Tri-City Mothers of Multiples
Established in 1979, the Tri-City Mothers of Multiples is a group for women who have, or are expecting, twins, triplets or higher order multiples. The club offers emotional, educational, and social support to women in the Fremont, Newark, and Union City area, and beyond. Includes playgroups, a “Big Sister” program, lending library and more.

Alameda Family Collective
The Alameda Family Collective connects Alameda families by providing resources and opportunities to learn, serve and be together. With a quarterly education series, ongoing special events, a platform for hosting playdates and family-friendly volunteer opportunities, there is something for every family.

Peninsula/South Bay

San Bruno Mothers Club
This supportive community is for all local families who want to make authentic connections, share resources, and have fun. Here, you will find yourself among fellow parents who truly get it; we are here to validate and encourage you during challenging seasons of parenting, and to celebrate your joy during the good times.

South San Francisco Mothers Club
The South San Francisco Mothers Club seeks to nurture an engaging and supportive community for parents and expectant parents living in or around South San Francisco. They offer a private Facebook group, a swap, moms only events, playgroups, book club, volunteering opportunities and fun events for families.

Silicon Valley Twins & Triplets
Established in 1971 as a non-profit, Silicon Valley Twins & Triplets (formerly Gemini Crickets) club supports families in the unique experience of parenting multiples (twins, triplets and beyond).

Parents’ Club of Palo Alto and Menlo Park
PAMP is the largest parent organization on the Peninsula and it offers member parents an on-line website for networking and sharing information, monthly newsletters, speaker events, playgroups, preschool fairs and family activities.

Burlingame Mothers’ Group
The Burlingame Mothers’ Club (BMC) provides mothers of children from birth through age five with support, information, friendship and community.

Coastside Mothers’ Group
The Coastside Mothers’ Club (CMC) provides support to and a social network for families along the San Mateo Coast (from Montara to Pescadero). Members are both working and non-working moms, but fathers and all caregivers are also encouraged to participate in events and outings.

The Mid-Peninsula Parents of Multiples Club (MPPOM)
The Mid-Peninsula Parents of Multiples Club (MPPOM) provides community, education and peer support to parents on the Bay Area Peninsula (Millbrae to Silicon Valley) sharing the joys and challenges of raising multiples.

The Pacifica Mothers Club
The Pacifica Mothers Club provides friendship and support for mothers and primary caregivers of children from pre-birth through age five. Offerings include playgroups, Moms Night Out events, book clubs, home-cooked meals after a baby’s birth and more.

The San Carlos Belmont Parents Club
The San Carlos Belmont Parents Club mission is “Parents Helping Parents”. The SCBPC offers age-based playgroups, speakers series, mom and dads nights out, family events (like picnics and museum days), children’s outings, a babysitting co-op, in-a-pinch program when you need help most and so much more.

San Mateo Parents Club
The San Mateo Parents Club (SMPC) is a community of parents with kids from birth to kindergarten age (or currently expecting) in San Mateo and surrounding areas who encourage friendship, support, and advice.

New North MOPS/MOMSnext
These groups are a safe place for mothers to be authentic with their successes and their struggles, to be better equipped in the vital roles they play and to find their identity by journeying alongside one another. They provide educational/ resourceful videos, live speakers, arts and craft time for mommies and Mom Night Outs. They also offer amazing breakfast and childcare is provided for ages 5 and under. Sister locations: Foster City, San Francisco/Dolores Park and Alameda

Marin County/North Bay

Marin Mommies
A group for Marin moms looking for playdates, friends to meet for outdoor activities, rainy day creative activities, mom’s night out, shared support and information.

Corte Madera Larkspur Mothers Club
The CMLMC aims to build a supportive community of mothers with young children in Corte Madera, Larkspur and surrounding areas by fostering friendships, encouraging learning and offering community events, mom or dad-only events and special interest groups.

Marin Dads
Marin Dads has an online forum and monthly events including monthly dinner (no kids) and monthly weekend playgroup. It’s a great way to get advice, meet other dads and be an active participant in your child’s life.

Marin Parents of Multiples
MPOMC is part of a national organization offering guidance to parents of multiples. Its mission is to provide educational, social and emotional support to parents before their children are born, as well as during the critical months and years that follow.

Novato Mothers Club
The Novato Mother’s Club provides mothers with a supportive, nurturing environment, friendship and activities. Enjoy an online forum, playgroups, children’s outings, family events, mom’s night outs, a monthly newsletter and activities geared toward families of children from pregnancy and beyond.

The Petaluma Mothers’ Club
The Petaluma Mothers’ Club is made up of caregivers with children through age five. They offer playgroups, monthly meetings and special family events for support, education and socializing.

Santa Rosa Mothers’ Club
The mission of the Santa Rosa Mothers’ Club (SRMC) is to provide an environment where mothers and young children can develop friendships and community, exchange information and have valued opportunities for social interaction with other mothers, children, and families.

Sonoma County Mothers of Multiples
The Sonoma County Mothers of Multiples Club is a group of parents of twins and triplets who have come together for support, education, ideas-and, yes-fun! You may also join the group while pregnant and begin to receive the many benefits of membership before you deliver.

Southern Marin Mothers’ Club
The Southern Marin Mothers Club strives to provide a supportive, nurturing community for families to share meaningful experiences, fun and fellowship that strengthen family bonds.

—Kate Loweth

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