Staying connected online is a necessity these days. Working from home, social distancing and homeschooling can be isolating and overwhelming, so we’ve found over a dozen Facebook groups you can join to reach out and connect with other parents in the San Diego community. Read on to find that support, shared knowledge and camaraderie are just a few clicks away in a local online group for parents.

SDPopUp Play Date
SDPopUP Play Date is how you can find out where kids can get those wiggles out! Littles can dance to the virtual concerts by Hullabaloo while you get the latest scoop from San Diego parents. With plenty of playdates booked at fun and unique venues (once life is back to normal) and cool parents, this is a great online group.

San Diego Mom
Nurture yourself. This group is specifically for San Diego moms and focuses on life in the city. They talk about everything that you deal with as a mother. This is a place to lift up, support and offer help with parenting. With over 11,000 members you’ll find a conversation and mom village that’s perfect for you.

San Diego Moms Co.
You'll definitely want to click the "like" button to follow San Diego Moms. This Facebook community defines itself as a "parenting resource community in San Diego written by moms and for moms. We meet online and offline at community events, moms night outs, and more" (once Covid restrictions are lifted). Their page spotlights local moms, provides distance learning tips, keeps you in the know on the latest and greatest summer camps and even provides some comic relief.

San Diego Moms
Connect with other parents all over the city, get recommendations about local businesses, find the best family photographer, get advice and input from other moms about a wide range of topics: from what to do when school starts again and you're an essential worker to finding a babysitter or the best hiking spots.

Buy Nothing Grateful Hearts
Do you need clothing for your kids or new housing decor? Then join this community group where you can give and take––helping each other out where help is needed. Anyone can receive, gift, request, trade, and swap. There’s no monetary attachments whatsoever. Everything in this group is absolutely free.

Mom Tribe, San Diego
Log on and talk about topics ranging from identity-loss and boredom to self-doubt, and loneliness to name a few. As a mom, it’s easy to lose track of your own needs, so Mom Tribe is a place for San Diego moms to connect and refresh. This Facebook page is about coming together in motherhood. It’s also a wonderful source of services and events that honor women as whole beings.

San Diego New Moms Network
Started by a first time mom living in San Diego, this is a group for moms with infants and toddlers to network, support each other, share local events and resources, meet, ask for or share referrals, and whatever else could be of interest and relevance to newer moms.

San Diego Kids Activities
Click on this page to learn about so many fun things to do with your kids all over the city. In their own words: "this Facebook page is about making new friends and discovering new things to do with our kiddos in the San Diego area. If you see something fun to do, please share it with our group! Let’s make raising our kids in SD an amazing experience for everyone!" 

The Well
This new Facebook community/San Diego business offers the following: "At the physical location of The Well, we provide co-working space, events, and an inclusive kid’s program so that you can create, gather and grow in all areas of your life. Through our social media platforms, we want to engage all of our community to provide resources and encouragement to inspire you and make connections with others!"

San Diego Autism Support Group
Whether you are a mom, dad, family member of someone with autism, or you yourself are on the spectrum, you are welcome to join this group. Share stories, ask questions, post accomplishments and frustrations, and feel like you have a place to connect.

Real Moms of North County
Live in North San Diego? Then this group’s for you. Local North County moms who are doing their best to enjoy parenthood yet honest enough to admit that some days bedtime can’t come soon enough! This Facebook group is a resource for local events, doctor recs, school changes and any other recommendations to make the most of this stage of life.

San Diego Circle of Moms
Organized playdates and meet-ups, inspirational quotes and more will flourish in your feed when you follow San Diego Circle of Moms. One of their most recent get-togethers was a field day at Liberty Station Park where they had activity stations set up for kids ages 1-6, including ball toss, tube crawls, and hula hoops. Fun!

San Diego Moms Chat, Meet-Up & Network!
Are you a mom new to the San Diego area? Do you need to have an adult mom conversation? Or are you a local who just wants to touch base with other moms? Join this smaller Facebook group and chat it up!

Single Moms of San Diego
Join a group of single moms for emotional support and camaraderie. Here, mothers may speak openly about challenges concerning the separation process, career advancement, child rearing, dating, and more. This group is meant to empower and provide a safe space for single moms.

San Diego Dads Group
This is a group for dads in San Diego who want to connect with other fathers, ask questions, help each other out and socialize and network.

 

––Nikki Walsh & Beth Shea

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