Local MOMS Clubs
All About Multiples
Support group for families with twins, triplets or other multiples; 7 p.m. every second Thursday; 4501 Hoover Rd., Grove City; AllAboutMultiples.org.
A group for both working and stay-at-home moms of young children who meet for laughter, stories and support; child care provided; 9:30–11 a.m. and 7–8:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays of the month; Worthington United Methodist Church, 600 High St., Worthington; e-mail Linda at ldkworthingtonumc.com.
Columbus Area Parents
Columbus Area Parents is a fun place for parents to join in friendship and support, and to share in the joy of parenting. Our members arrange play dates, moms nights out, family get-togethers and swap stories, tips and just have fun! Whether you are new to the area or a lifelong resident, we encourage you to join our group. We welcome ALL parents from all over the Columbus area, in the city or the suburbs, you are welcome! http://moms.meetup.com/3028 or for more information email@example.com.
Support group for stay-at-home fathers that meets three times per week; different area locations; Darren, 614-791-8271 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Columbus Mothers of Twins Club
All mothers who have multiples or are pregnant with multiples are welcome to attend; 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month (September through May); North Community Lutheran Church, 114 Morse Rd., Columbus; cmotc.org.
An online community for Columbus and surrounding area moms and moms to be, groups.yahoo.com/group/ColumbusOhMoms/
Mom support group where mothering matters, crafts, conversation and more; Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings; Cypress Wesleyan Church, 377 Alton Darby Rd., Galloway; 614-878-2174 or cypressmops.zoomshare.com.
Gentle Parents of Greater Columbus
Support group for all parents, pre-parents, grandparents and anyone interested in healthy, respectful relationships with children; 10 a.m. the second Saturday and 6:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month; Panera Bread, 4519 N. High St., Clintonville (Saturdays) and Panera Bread, 782 N. State Street, Westerville (Wednesdays); Chris, 614-843-3963.
Hip Multicultural Moms
Forum for local moms of biracial children to meet for discussion, support, friendship, play dates, family events and moms-only outings; hipmulticulturalmoms.com.
Interracial Families in Friendship
An informal sharing and support community for interacial families; second Saturday every month; location varies; simplyliving.org/ifif.
Jewish Mommies Playgroup
Playgroup for children up to age 4 years; meets at 10 a.m. during the third week of the month; 2700 East Main St., Columbus; 614-235-8111 or columbus.hadassah.org.
La Leche League of Clintonville
Mother-to-mother breast-feeding support; 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month; Whetstone Branch, Columbus Metropolitan Library; Suzanne, 614-267-2109 or Maureen, 614-263-0641.
La Leche League of Crosswoods
Mother-to-mother breast-feeding support; 9:30–11 a.m. the third Tuesday of each month; Crosswood's Women's Health Center, 7400 Huntington Park Dr., Columbus; Allison, 614-901-3868.
La Leche League of Dublin
Mother-to-mother breast-feeding support; 9:30–11 a.m. the first Monday of each month; Dublin Presbyterian Church, 5775 Dublinshire Dr., Dublin; Margaret, 614-733-0098.
La Leche League of Reynoldsburg
Mother-to-mother breast-feeding support; 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month; Reynoldsburg United Methodist Church, 1636 Graham Rd., Reynoldsburg, enter at rear of building and look for signs; 614-470-1555.
La Leche League of Westerville
Mother-to-mother breast-feeding support; 9:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month; Heritage Christian Church, Maxton Rd.; 614-898-9955 for directions or phone help.
A dynamic group of moms who enjoy learning, growing and fellowship; 9:15–11:15 a.m., the first and third Fridays of each month; Liberty Presbyterian Church, 7080 Olentangy River Rd., Delaware; 740-548-6075.
Midtown Parents and Kids
Volunteer organization supporting families living in the Short North, Victorian Village and other near-North urban neighborhoods by helping families meet, connect and share information; currently sponsoring day and evening play groups for preschoolers, toddlers and infants; Stacey, 614-298-9099 or email@example.com.
Support group for stay-at-home moms of color; Kavetta, 614-323-1217.
Mommies Time Out Online Support Group
A fun group of moms who provide support and social activities for stay-at-home and working moms in the Columbus area. Includes playgroups, playdates, meetups, mom's night out, message boards and more. Sign up at MommiesTimeOut.Proboards105.com.
MOMS Club of Clintonville
A fun, social support group for stay-at-home moms and their children with playgroups, field trips and monthly moms' nights out. Meets at 10 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month (locations vary). For membership information contact Carrie at (614) 447-0567, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOMS Club of Dublin-Central
Support group for stay-at-home moms; monthly meetings with child care (if desired); calendar of activities for you and your child, playgroups, service projects and mom's night out; second Tuesday of month at 9:45 a.m.; Vineyard Church, Dublin; Kelly, 614-764-8008; www.geocities.com/momsclubdublincentral/.
MOMS Club of Dublin-SE
Support group for stay-at-home moms; 10 a.m. second Friday of month; Meadowpark Church of God, Bethel Rd., Dublin; Sonia, 614-734-1118 or e-mail email@example.com.
MOMS Club of Gahanna-East
Support group for stay-at-home moms; Cathy, 614-759-6137.
MOMS Club of Gahanna-West
Support group for stay-at-home moms; firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOMS Club of the Greater Eastside
Support group for stay-at-home moms meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month (September, October and November); Church of the Redeemer Methodist Church, 235 McNaughten Rd., Columbus.
MOMS Club of Hilliard-North
A social and support group for stay-at-home & part-time working moms and their children. We offer playgroups, recipe clubs, field trips, mom's night's out and much more. A general meeting is held the first Thursday of each month at 9:45 a.m. at Scioto Ridge United Methodist Church located at 4343 Dublin Road. For more information go to: http://geocities.com/momsclubofhilliardnorth or issue an email to email@example.com
MOMS Club of Hilliard-South
A social and support group for stay-at-home and part-time working moms with playgroups, weekly activities and a monthly mom's night out; Lauri, 614-850-5396 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOMS Clubs of Lewis Center
The MOMS Club is an international non-profit support group for at-home mothers. The Lewis Center S.E. chapter is actively seeking new members who live south of Orange Road and east of S. Old State Rd.
The MOMS Club of Lewis Center S.E. is a support group specifically for stay-at-home moms. All meetings are held during the day and mothers may bring children to all events. The group offers a wide range of activities, including weekly playgroups, monthly business meetings with guest speakers, service projects to better our local community and various organized activities for mothers and children. There is also a monthly Moms Night Out, cooking club, and other special events, such as holiday parties and our annual Spring Banquet just for moms!
Women who would like more information about the MOMS Club of Lewis Center S.E., including membership information, are encouraged to visit our local site, www.lewiscentermomsclub.org, our international site, www.momsclub.org, or contact Erin at MOMSClubMembership@yahoo.com, or by phone at 740-548-6296.
MOMS Club of New Albany
Support group for stay-at-home moms; for more information contact email@example.com.
MOMS Club of NW Columbus and Upper Arlington
Support group for stay-at-home or part-time working moms; second Wednesday each month; 614-388-9410 or ColumbusMOMSClub.com .
MOMS Club of Pickerington-North
Support group for stay-at-home moms; also serves Reynoldsburg and Pataskala; Tricia, firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOMS Club of Pickerington-South
Support group for stay-at-home moms serving moms living south of Refugee Road in Pickerington or Canal Winchester;10 a.m. fourth Wednesday of every month; Peace United Methodist Church, 235 Diley Rd, Pickerington; pickeringtonmoms.tripod.com.
MOMS Club of Powell
Support group for stay-at-home moms; Stacie, email@example.com.
MOMS Club of Sunbury
Support group for stay-at-home moms; last Tuesday of the month; Sunbury United Methodist Church, the intersection of State Routes 36/37 and 3, Sunbury; April, 740-965-9830.
MOMS Club of Westerville-NE
Support group for stay-at-home moms; 9:45 a.m. the last Thursday of each month; Genoa Township Hall, 5111 S. Old 3C Hwy., Westerville; Jennifer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOMS Club of Westerville-South
Support group for stay-at-home moms; 10 a.m. the last Thursday of the month; Church of the Good Shepherd, 6176 Sharon Woods Blvd., Columbus; Lisa, email@example.com.
MOMS Club of Worthington
Support group for stay-at-home moms who need company during the daytime; activities include speakers, parties and child-run service projects; Meets third Wednesday of the month at Worthington Presbyterian Church. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Moms in Motion
Fun, fitness and philanthropy for women of all ages and abilities; running and walking teams are now forming; 614-296-9529 or MomsInMotion.com.
Wild Oats Natural Marketplace is sponsoring a mid-week meeting with free coffee and tea for moms and free snacks for kids; trade coupons, recipes and ideas with other moms and bring toys for the kids; 10-11 a.m. Thursdays; free; Wild Oats Cafe, 1555 W. Lane Ave., Upper Arlington; 614-481-3400.
M.O.M.S. Program (Mothers Offering Mentoring Support)
If you know a pregnant teen or a teen who has a small child that is in need of added support and/or needs help finding resources, contact Patty Cram, 740-833-2678, 88 N. Sandusky St., Delaware.
Support group open to all moms with children ages birth to 5 years old; 9:45 a.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month; Linworth United Methodist Church; Andrea, 614-657-5121.
Fellowship with other stay-at-home and working moms; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday; Harvest Assembly of God, 8075 Dellinger Rd., Galloway; 614-878-3830.
MOPS Grove City Nazarene
Fellowship with other stay-at-home and working moms; 9:30-11:30 a.m. the second Friday of each month; Grove City Nazarene, 4770 Hoover Road, Grove City; $3 for child care; 614-875-2551.
Fellowship and support group open to all moms with children ages birth–5; 9:30 a.m. the second Friday of each month; First United Methodist Church, 88 N. 5th St., Newark; 740-349-7020 or e-mail email@example.com.
Fellowship and support group open to all moms with young children; 9–11 a.m. the second Saturday of each month September to May; Peace United Methodist Church, 235 Diley Rd., Pickerington; 614-837-3732.
MOPS at the Red Barn in Powell
We meet the first Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. to develop new friendships and to be encouraged that "Mothering Matters!"
We meet in the Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church portion of the "Red Barn" at 478 West Olentangy (On Rt 750 just east of Sawmill Parkway."
For more information call 614-932-9122
MOPS Westerville Christian
Fellowship and support group open to all moms with young children; 6:30–8:45 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month from September to May; Westerville Christian Church, 471 E. College Ave., Westerville; $1 per child for provided, reserved child care; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fellowship and support group open to all moms with children ages infant through kindergarten; 9–11:15 a.m., the first and third Tuesday of the month (September to May); Linworth Baptist Church, 6200 Linworth Rd., Worthington; $4 per meeting (child care provided); 614-844-4477.
Mothers and More, Chapter 51
Nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of mothers through support, education and advocacy; chapter offers monthly meetings, play groups, children's outings, family outings, couples outings and mom-only events; St. John's Episcopal Church, 700 N. High St., Worthington; Janet, 614-888-4702.
Mothers of Multiples East Columbus
Support and social group for mothers of multiples; 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month; The Church of the Redeemer United Methodist, 235 McNaughten Rd., Columbus.
Mothers Swapping Skills Group
Online noticeboard helps bring together moms who would like to exchange skills and services such as cooking, tutoring, baby sitting, cleaning, carpooling and coaching; group is actively seeking women leaders for guidance; register at groups.google.com/group/mothersswappingskills."My" Food-Allergy Support Group
A group for parents of children dealing with life threatening food allergies. We offer monthly meetings, occasional non-food family activities for and a private email group for additional support, sharing of concerns, successes, coping strategies, resources and tools; Dena Friedel, email email@example.com
New Moms' Group
The Elizabeth Blackwell Center sponsors an opportunity for new mothers and their babies to meet and share information; 1–2:30 p.m. Tuesdays; The Elizabeth Blackwell Center, 3635 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus; free; 614-566-4446.
Online Nanny Group
An online group for Columbus-area nannies that helps grow friendships and make play dates; http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ohionannies/.
Parent and Caregiver Support Group
Group empowers parents to regain a sense of control, well-being and stability when dealing with challenging or troubled children; 6:45 p.m. first and third Monday of each month; Andrews House, 39 W. Winter St., Delaware; 740-369-3316.
Parents Who Parent Separately
A parent-education program designed for single, divorced or remarried parents in shared-parenting situations; 614-224-0222 ext. 103 or positiveparent.com.
Parents Without Partners North by Northwest Chapter #227
Nonprofit, volunteer organization of single, widowed, divorced, separated or never married parents of all ages and backgrounds who are bringing up children alone; 7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month; St. John's Episcopal Church, 700 High St., Worthington; free; home.columbus.rr.com/pwp227.
Postpartum Outreach and Encouragement for Moms
Resources, information and support for women suffering from PPD; 7 p.m. the last Monday of each month; 1110 Chambers Rd., Columbus (We Care Network Building, look for the red awning); Therese, 614-451-3775.
Single Mothers Support Group
Women's outreach; 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays; 1950-H N. Fourth St., Columbus; child care provided.
Speedy Sneakers Walking and Running Clubs for Women
We are committed to providing a comfortable, non-competitive, and friendly atmosphere for our moms to workout. Signups going on now for spring, summer and fall workouts. Our website is www.SpeedySneakers.com.
Tri-Village Chapter of Mothers and More
Join a growing number of women dedicated to supporting and encouraging each other; local chapter sponsors two meetings per month; Molly, 614-486-7419 or trivillage.tripod.com.
Westerville Area Playgroup
Monthly playgroup; 9:30–11:30 a.m. the last Thursday of the month; Polaris Mall play area, 1500 Polaris Pkwy., Columbus; 614-266-9840.