Never in history has it been more important to stay connected online. Working from home, social distancing and homeschooling can be isolating and overwhelming, so we’ve found 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.

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San Diego Mom’s Blog
With over 8,000 members, this Facebook page is a gem of a resource for the community. From giveaways, advice on tough topics, book clubs, and kids virtual reading hour, there’s something for you. Log in and know you are not alone. Even more, their blog publishes relevant articles by moms for moms.

SDPopUp Play Date
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.

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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.

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San Diego Moms
Need to know where there is childcare if you’re an essential worker? Or want to talk to other moms about a doctor’s diagnosis? Sign-up for San Diego Moms. With about 4,000 moms as members, you can find a post that has your answer. Even more, moms share clothing their kids have outgrown.

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.

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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


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