Preschool, playgroups and birthday parties, oh my! Socializing kids from an early age tops the priority list of many parents. But that doesn’t mean your social calendar can’t flourish during motherhood as well. Mommy groups connect mothers from similar parenting backgrounds or geographic locations for anything from play dates to picnics to moms’ nights out. We’ve rounded up some of the best groups in Dallas-Fort Worth for both seasoned and first-time moms.
If a desire for religious fellowship resonates with you and your family, a faith-based mommy group may be right for you. Many faith-based groups encourage new members of all backgrounds to bring their questions to meetings.
Argyle Moms on Mondays meets every week for everything from Bible study at the Argyle United Methodist Church to ladies-only nights out to family-friendly back-to-school parties. Contact the church to learn about more moms-only study groups and events.
9033 Fort Worth Drive, Argyle; 940/464-1333
Mothers with kids of all ages in Grapevine, Southlake and Keller can join the Fearless Mom group at the local Fellowship Church outposts. On Wednesday mornings and evenings, the group gathers for Bible readings and discussions, while kids enjoy some supervised playtime. (Childcare is not available at all times and locations. Check your local group). Visit the website for the schedule of bimonthly family events across North Texas, from park play dates to museum trips.
MOMSnext of Richardson
Moms with kids of all ages meet twice a month. Visit the website for information on the daytime meeting options; contact Andrea Hauglie at 214/929-3087 to learn more about membership.
503 N. Central Expressway, Richardson
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)
This international organization has several groups in the Dallas area. Many local churches sponsor MOPS groups and host two meetings per month. Groups can range from 10–200 members.
Watermark church offers several classes for parents, including sessions for pregnant mothers, first-time parents and any parents seeking Bible-based fellowship.
Multiple locations; 214/361-2275
For Mother-to-Mother Connections
Whether you’re new to town, new to motherhood or just new to mommy groups, these clubs can provide friendship from like-minded mothers with same-age children in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Dallas Moms Club
Play groups and outings for kids with stay-at-home moms connect children from infancy through preschool. Potential members must live in North Dallas and complete a tryout process to match children into age groups.
GCS Moms Leaguee
This local nonprofit group is dedicated to serving moms in Colleyville, Grapevine and Southlake. Family outings and playdates let kids bond while burning off some excess energy, while ladies-only gatherings like monthly book clubs, ladies’ nights out and member mingles allow Mom the chance to have some fun without the family.
Keller Area Moms
The nonprofit serves moms in Keller, Alliance, Haslet, Roanoke, Watauga and neighboring areas. Moms-only social gatherings and philanthropic opportunities are just part of the membership benefits, which also include play dates, holiday parties and couples events. Email email@example.com for more information.
Support groups for at-home mothers can be particularly helpful for moms just leaving the workplace. MOMS Club offers kids’ days out, moms’ nights out, family outings and meetings at chapters in the Dallas area.
Mocha Moms, DFW South/Fort Worth
Meeting the third Sunday of the month, Mocha Moms is a support group for moms of color. In addition to play dates, the group hosts family and couples activities as well. Moms who are interested can attend two meetings for free before deciding to join. For membership inquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mocha Moms, Inc. North Dallas Chapter
A group of both stay-at-home and working moms, the North Dallas chapter of Mocha Moms meets every week in the Dallas area. The group hosts play dates, moms’ nights out, family activities and community service initiatives. For membership inquiries email email@example.com or reach out via Facebook.
Wylie Moms & More
This group organizes social events for Wylie moms with children of all ages. Visit the Facebook page to inquire about joining.
For mothers of multiples
If no one can understand a mother like a fellow mother, the same principle certainly holds true for parents of multiples. Multiples of America specializes in connecting multiple-birth families through local member organizations. These local clubs offer children’s socials, mom’s retreats, support services and shared resources for parents of twins, triplets, quads and more.
Arlington Mothers of Multiples
Meets every first Tuesday of the month at 7pm at Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ. Join online. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
6102 W. Pleasant Ridge Road, Arlington
Fort Worth Mothers of Multiples
Meetings take place every third Tuesday of the month (except December). Email email@example.com for membership inquiries.
Lake Cities Mothers of Multiples
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out via Facebook at facebook.com/groups/lcmom for membership inquiries and meeting times.
Metrocrest Parents of Multiples
Serves the Coppell, Carrollton, Lewisville, Flower Mound, Highland Village and surrounding Dallas-Fort Worth area.
North Dallas Mothers of Twins Club
Reach out via Facebook at facebook.com/ndmotc for inquiries and meeting times.
Plano Area Mothers of Multiples
Email email@example.com for inquiries and meeting times.
For single parents
Single parenting has its own unique set of challenges and rewards. Whether you’re a single parent by choice or by circumstance, surrounding yourself with other single parents to share resources and support can make all the difference.
Dallas Fort Worth Single Mothers by Choice (DFWSMC)
Mothers who have chosen single parenthood can often feel marginalized by others. DFWSMC offers support, events and activities at least once per month. Serves all of Dallas-Fort Worth.
Single & Parenting
Various support groups around the Dallas area tackle the challenges of single parenting with tools such as video seminars, small-group discussions and workbooks. Leaders at local churches host weekly meetings.