As the saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child. With that sentiment in mind, we’ve searched San Diego for moms (and dads!) clubs and meetings that will help you connect with other parents while your little one may make a bud or two too! Whether you’re a mama with a newborn or a few little ones and you like the park, to work out, or explore San Diego, we’ve found a treasure trove of mom groups to choose from. So scroll down and find that perfect match for you and your crew.
photo: San Diego New Moms Network via Jeanette Woodward
4S/Del Sur Moms
4S/Del Sur Moms group is geared towards young working, SAHM and expecting moms who live in 4S Ranch, Del Sur, Santa Luz, Penasquitos, and Rancho Bernardo. This group typically meets at local areas for walks with the little ones or for mom’s night/day out events. This is a very active group of moms who are looking for members wanting to form close friendships and keep this group active and growing.
Baby Sign Language Basics Storytime Meetup Group
This is no ordinary storytime. Geared for kids ages 0-6, the performance combines American Sign Language with stories, music and fun toys/props that reinforce the monthly theme. Infants through preschoolers love this program and you’ll love meeting up with other parents who are interested in signing with their babies and young kids!
Work it out! Whether it’s during pregnancy or with a wee one in tow, meet a group of moms who shape it up (with you). From Stroller Stride® and Fit4Baby to Stroller Barre and Body Back, this group offers classes for all stages of motherhood. So, find a group of friendly moms and get your workout on. Meet-ups all over San Diego. Also, if you’re unsure, the first class is free.
photo: Fit4Mom via Yelp
Fallbrook Newcomers Club
The purpose of Fallbrook Newcomers is to help its members to meet new people, learn about the community and discover how to get involved in the things that make Fallbrook unique. Fallbrook Newcomers Club meets on the second Thursday of the month.
Family Adventure in Nature
Nature and nurture go hand-in-hand. This local family group helps everyone connect to nature. Further, they have about three outings per month both during the week and the weekend. Even more, mini-group meetings for tidepooling and other cool stuff!
La Leche League
Getting a little one to latch on can be trickier than it looks. This moms group offers support from other moms on breastfeeding and weaning your little one. Their free meetings provide a nurturing environment, especially to new moms just learning the ropes. Also, there are groups for moms with toddlers too.
MOMS Club of San Diego – Carmel Mountain Ranch
The MOMS Club is a nationwide non-profit organization whose initials stand for “Moms Offering Moms Support.” This club is a support group for the stay at home mother of today who’s seeking activities for herself and her kids and proud of her choice of at-home mothering. MOMS Club of Carmel Mountain Ranch is open to families living in the following zip codes: 92127, 92128, 92064 and most of 92129.
photo: Erica Livingston
MOMS Club of San Diego – Escondido and San Marcos
Calling all stay at home moms in the Escondido and San Marcos area. It’s time to play. Meet local moms and enjoy fun activities together. From the family trip to the museum and park play time to meeting up for coffee and moms night out, this fun-loving group of gals is a girl’s best friend.
Moms of Twins and Multiples
Let the kiddos run free while you talk to other mamas about tips for bringing up your brood. If you have twins, triplets, quadruplets (or more), then this is the meet-up for you. Further, find out what to do when your kiddos run in more than one direction all at the same time!
North County Mom’s Park Talk Stay Play
It’s a walk in the park. Especially when other moms are present. Meet up at local North County parks. It’s free. Even more, there’ll be a light snack to chomp on for the kiddos. Littles get to play and you get to talk with other mommies. It sounds like paradise… or at least a nice break.
La Jolla Newcomers Club
La Jolla Newcomers Club welcomes all new residents of La Jolla and the 92037 zip code to join its newcomer’s club and learn about the community in San Diego while having fun and making life-long friends.
photo: Becca Tarter via Unsplash
Mothers Inc. is a very close-knit and active playgroup. All moms, working or stay at home, are welcome to join the group for their Mom’s Night Outs, Couples Nights and scheduled monthly family get-togethers. The group meets all over North County San Diego, mostly in Escondido, San Marcos, Vista and Oceanside.
Organic Mamas is a group for married, single, working, stay at home, first time, experienced or expecting Mamas to get together for support and good times. Their activities include hiking/walks, volunteering/fundraising, workouts, book club, pool/park and beach days, baby sign language, museums, crafts, concerts in the park, family sports teams, potlucks, zoo/safari days, Mama’s night, puppet shows, story time and drumming class. Little ones range in age from newborn to 2ish but all are welcome!
San Diego Dad’s Group
Calling all dads! Whether you’re married, single, working or a stay-at-home dad, this group is for you. You’ll find several meet-ups per month at parks, museums and sporting events. Moreover, this group hosts a Dads Night Out to socialize, relax and talk about everything. Further, meet-ups occur both during the week and on weekends to make room for everyone.
photo: Katrina Emery
The San Diego Homeschool Meetup Group
Meet other local homeschooling families and work to build a strong support system for each other! They have a weekly park day, a book club for the moms and various field trips throughout the month.
San Diego Military Outreach Ministries
San Diego Military Outreach Ministries (SDMOM) is a community supported, faith-based charity that reaches out to young enlisted families in San Diego with a broad range of helping services. Supported by churches, businesses, service organizations, military and their families and private donors, the group provides services to enlisted military families (rates E-5 and below) and families of deployed and injured service members in San Diego County in the thirteen military installations south of Camp Pendleton. All faiths are welcome and the group is endorsed by the Ecumenical Council.
San Diego Working Moms’ Playgroup
This playgroup of working moms with young kids (ages 0-6+) meets predominantly on the weekends. They try different parks around the county, attend special events, special classes, the zoo, museums, Sea World, etc. They are looking to expose their kids to everything beautiful San Diego has to offer while watching them develop friendships as they develop their own friendships too. They try to include events that will encourage the entire family to attend and participate in the playgroup.
photo: The Mommy Project, San Diego
San Diego New Moms Network
Word of mouth! This local network grows quickly. Many moms in this group have wee ones age three and younger. Also, regular play dates are hosted by the same mamas for consistency, however, they are open to new members who want to host. Even more, if you like to swap clothes or nab a moms night out, this is your group too. Lastly, there’s no cost to attend.
Your Natural Baby San Diego
Your Natural Baby San Diego Meetup is for families who are interested in natural health/holistic living. They support each other in providing their families with a healthy environment that nourishes and allows each member to reach their greatest potential, without judgment. This group is a resource for moms, dads, grandparents and kids looking for information, activities and support in their holistic lifestyle.
featured photo: Fit4Mom
––Jacqui Boland & Nikki Walsh