Moms of Grand Rapids is a newly formed non profit organization that was formerly Chapter 137 of the now closed Mothers and More National organization. We have a new name but open with a history of 11 years in Grand Rapids providing community to mothers.
We plan to carry on the spirt of what Mothers and More started in 1987 but on a smaller local scale. We support all individuals that identify as a mom and live in the West Michigan area. Our mission is to provide a supportive community for women to make connections to other mothers navigating the joys and challenges of motherhood.
We hold our monthly group meeting at Schuler’s Books and Music. Topics range from guest speakers, to group discussions/activitiy or even learning a new skill. Impromptu desert and drinks often follow our meetings.
If you are a mom of a little…playgroups are the easiest way to get to know members of our group in a low key setting. You get time with other moms and your child gets to play! Win – win.
Playgroup assignments are set up each season and grouped by child age. Playgroups meet weekly in member homes or area parks if weather permits. These are private events and open only to members of Moms of Grand Rapids.
Moms Night Out is a member favorite! Get out of the house and have dinner or a drink with some gal pals. We schedule these outings each month hitting various spots around town.
Once you become a member of our group you get access to a private group (via Bigtent) that servers as our communication hub. Giving you access to our activity calendar, recipe archive, and post forums. The chat topics are a wealth of knowledge right at your finger tips. The online forum can be lifeline to ask other mothers those pressing kids/family questions when you can’t get out of the house for face to face events. We are never lacking for moms willing to share their knowledge or experience.
What’s for Dinner? Just search the recipe forum on Bigtent our private forum and you will walk away a full recipe box of ideas …and don’t be fooled these are member tested! No pretty pinterest picture hiding a recipe flop! Real deal meal.
Love it or hate it …come to Book Club and discuss it. Our group book club is a laid-back group of avid readers. We read all genres, anything interesting is fair game. We meet monthly to discuss the book and often tangent into regular conversation …with or without wine.
Past titles include but are not limited to:
Night Circus, The language of Flowers, Carry On Warrior – Thoughts on Life Unarmed, The Knockoff, Station Eleven, The Girl on the Train, Hausfrau, We Were Liars, All the Light We Cannot See, Landline, Where’d You Go Bernadette, Daring Greatly, The Clan of the Cave Bear, Game of Thrones, The Giver, Me Before You, Life after life, Room, Gone Girl, Orphan Train, When We Were Animals, The Martian.
Movie Night is the first Wednesday night of the month. Location, date and times are always pretty flexible depending on who plans to attend.
Kid Events are planned each month (more often when the weather is nicer). Outings are typically centered on something seasonal or an activity happening in town. The main goal is to engage our kids and tire them out!
Game Nights are such a blast. These events are scheduled a bit ad hoc within the group but typically occur 3-4 times a year.