Your two year old dumped a flower pot on your carpet, your baby is teething, and you can’t remember the last time you changed your bed sheets. Ah, the joys of motherhood. Mommyhood is full of ups and downs. Coping with the trials can much easier if you have a friend you can turn to for support. There are many mother’s groups in the Detroit area. These groups offer support, friendship, and even advice with raising children. Here are a few Detroit mom groups to consider.
One fantastic mom’s group in Detroit is MOPS. It stands for “Mothers of Preschoolers” and provides monthly (or twice monthly) support meetings with childcare provided. They also have mom’s night out activities, playgroups and more. There are several groups meeting within a 15 mile radius of Detroit. There’s a group in Dearborn, Redford, Fraser, Eastpoint and others. To learn more about MOPS, and to find the closest group to you, visit the website here.
Another resource for Detroit moms is the website meetup.com. It offers many real-life groups for Detroit area moms. There are not currently any group within Detroit, but there are many in the nearby suburban areas including “Little Peanut Playgroup”, “Macob Moms Meetup”, “Mom-O-Rama” and others. Visit meetup.com here to find a group for you. If you don’t find one you like, remember you can start your own. Read “How to Start a Fun Playgroup” for advice.
An additional resource for moms in the Detroit area is Mocha Moms. Mocha Moms strives to be “a support group for mothers of color who have chosen not to work full-time outside the home.” However, they do not discriminate and anyone who supports the mission of Mocha Moms may join. It’s a great way to build friendships, serve the community, and just find support through motherhood. To learn more about the Detroit chapter of Mocha Moms, visit the website here.
A fourth group to consider is the International Mom’s Club. There are currently chapters in Warren, Waterford, and other areas in the Detroit area. Mom’s Club offers everything from playgroups to book club meetings to Mom’s night out gatherings. Visit the website of the International Mom’s Club here to learn more.
Cafemom Detroit Groups
While “real life” groups are ideal, you can also find support through online Detroit groups on the website cafemom.com. The “Metro Detroit Moms” group has over 1300 members. The “Black Moms in Detroit” has over 120 members. Join cafemom.com here to become part of the groups. You could also learn about local gatherings on the message boards.
There are just five options for moms in the Detroit area. If you can afford it, consider enrolling in a Mommy and Me Class. Read “Fantastic Mommy and Me Classes in the Detroit Area” for some suggestions. Another great article to check out is “How to Cope With Loneliness as a Stay-At-Home Mom.” You might also read “How to Be an Excellent Mommy Friend.” Happy Parenting!