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Looks like I'm about to start another HS group. Like I really need any more responsibilites in my life.
I'm in a couple of different HS groups locally, but the one that has really grown on me and formed the best friendships is the one designated for moms with kids aged 0-5. Ben has made lots of friends, (and Daniel's still having lots of fun), but Ben has outgrown the playdates & activites for the most part. The group has nearly tripled in size over the past year (which isn't hard when you consider how huge the homeschooling population is in Austin). I talked to the founder of that group (whose oldest is 2) and told her I'm thinking about starting a spin-off group for appx ages 5-12, (and eventually for ages 13-17, if someone doesn't beat me to it). The idea is that the groups would intertwine, so all the kids would remain friends, but the playdates and field trips would be organized separately most of the time. We would still have large group gatherings and combined field trips, but I'd like to have this be a transitional group. There's a 0-9 group here already, but it's VERY snooty, and about 99% of the activities are for the 7-9 crowd. I'd like this group to be for kids who are 5-ish to 12-ish (transitioning out of preschool and out of elementary, regardless of actual age). I also want it to be a group that is friendly to infants/toddlers or older siblings. The other two groups I'm in (including the ZERO to nine group ) aren't infant/toddler friendly in their playdates or field trips. (The PreK-12 group is for playdates, but not field trips.) I'd like to form this spinoff so that moms who have kids ranging from infant to teen don't have to be in several different groups. They can be in this one and get to know everyone through the years.
Wow... that was longer than I expected. Anyway, I think it'll be cool for everyone involved. I've never hosted anything at my house before, and I really don't want to, but I've got the first big event scheduled for Sept 9th. Part of me hopes a lot of people will come, but part of me hopes only about 10-15 show up. LOL!!!
A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another.
If these minds love one another the home will be as beautiful as a flower garden.
But if these minds get out of harmony with one another it is like a storm that plays havoc with the garden.