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Are you new to the Lake Country/Waukesha County/Metro-Milwaukee area? Are you a new mom? Are you at a new stage in life? Are you looking for moms groups or other moms to meet up with and playgroups to join with children the same age as your children? Trust me, moms need a village. Just a few years ago, I gave birth to my first born. It was then that my husband and I decided that I would be a stay-at-home mom. I loved spending all that time with my new baby, but after awhile, I missed adults, my old co-workers. Taking my baby to lunch dates with my former co-workers was not cutting it. 😉 I enjoyed them, but we were not in the same stage of life. When my oldest was six months old, I joined a local mom group, and it was the best decision ever for my mom-sanity. I found my mom tribe, a village to help me in the trenches. Moms need a village. Have you found your mom tribe? Check out our list of local mom groups and play groups below.
Lake Country Family Fun has compiled a list of moms groups and play groups in the area. Are you a member of a local moms group or play group? We would love to hear feedback from you on your experience with your mom group. Tell us below in the comments!
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Thank you to Zion Lutheran Church and School in Hartland for sponsoring this guide. Zion Lutheran School (1023 E. Capitol Drive, Hartland) offers a special program Thursday’s 9:00-10:30 a.m. during the school year, for children before they are school aged (Birth through 5) called Time for Tots. This Christ-based program is intended for the child to experience WITH their parent, grandparent or caregiver. We begin with free play in our beautiful classroom where the children explore playing with other children their age and the adults enjoy sharing conversation and coffee with each other. Circle time is all about Jesus! We sing songs, share a Bible lesson, and the snack and art project match the theme of the day. We finish the morning by strengthening our large motor skills in our full sized gym or outdoor playground. A $20 donation per family is requested for each of the January to March sessions. To register, please contact our school office at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 262-367- 3617. For more information about Zion Lutheran School, please visit their website.
We have divided this list of moms groups and play groups into three categories: community groups, church affiliated groups, and library groups. Please click on each tab to find the group that best suits your family and needs.
Oconomowoc Newcomers & Neighbors is a social women’s club in the Lake Country area of southeast Wisconsin, and they would love to have you join them. Whether you are new to the area or have lived here for years and enjoy meeting new people, they have something to offer everyone. Their primary goal is to enrich the lives of all members by providing varied social activities throughout the year where their members can meet new people and socialize with new friends. The moms and tots group includes monthly events/outings and weekly playgroups. Follow their Facebook page here.
They meet every Monday and Friday from 9:00 am – 11:00 am in a bright friendly room at the Watertown Family Center. Kids birth to five and an adult are welcome to enjoy free play, a special activity and snack. Many social and educational opportunities present themselves during your time together. Free and no registration required. They also have an open gym every Thursday from 9:00 am to 10:30 am. Children five and under are encouraged to run, jump, slide and have fun with an adult. We provide balls, slides, scooters, and more. Free and no registration required. Please bring gym shoes or wear socks. More information can be found on their website.
Come meet your neighbors at this free weekly community playgroup. This family playgroup is geared towards children 2-4 years old, but younger siblings are welcome to attend. Play group will be held at Hartland North Elementary, 232 Church Street, Hartland. Held every Friday that school is in session from 9:30 to 10:30 am.
Laker Playgroup is a fun, educational playgroup facilitated by the same master educators who teach at ULS. Activities include art, music, Spanish and nature exploration. Each class meets in our specially designed preprimary spaces, where parents and toddlers can explore, create and discover together. They meet on Wednesdays from April 4th through May 23rd from 9:00 to 11:00 am. Register here.
They are about 80 members from the North Prairie, Eagle, East Troy and Mukwonago area. They do special kid events, moms nights out, book club, playdates, meeting at park days, and currently have 2 playgroups that meet every other week. Everything is completely voluntary so members can participate as much or as little as they wish. New members are always welcome. It is a free support group of moms. Contact Krista Galbraith for more information.
The Holistic Moms Network™ strives to connect parents who are interested in holistic health and green living. This local network is still active. It will hold regular meetings for the moms that join. Contact is co-organizer Anne Karpfinger-Lewis, email@example.com.
This is an online support group that has occasional gatherings for moms who have a child less than one year old who may be experiencing postpartum depression or anxiety.
They run a drop in play group every Wednesday morning during the school year from 9:30-10:30 a.m. They also offer an Alphabet Adventures program on Tuesday’s from 9:30-10:00 am. Moms are invited to stay with their kiddos and participate. All programs are free.
This is closed Facebook group on Facebook for moms (and some dads) that live in Pewaukee. Susan Trotier is the contact person. Members plan outings and get-togethers in the community through the group.
This is closed Facebook group on Facebook for moms that live in Oconomowoc. Kelly Whitehead is the contact person who plans outings in the community for these moms.
Each week is a mixture of large group teaching time and small group, heart-to-heart discussions on various topics relating to parenting. Some Fridays they will feature a guest speaker who will challenge everyone to live more courageously and more faithfully. Friday mornings from 9:30 ‐ 11:00 am (drop-off child care available) January 12th through April 20, 2018. FEE WINTER $20 Y Member • $30 Community Participant (per season).
They are a group of very active stay-at-home moms living in Waukesha County, WI. They offer a wonderful opportunity to develop a great support system and lasting friendships for themselves and their children!! They are the longest operating, most successful moms/kids group in Southern Wisconsin. They pride themselves in maintaining a quality group, establishing life long relationships, and boast highly attended events all year long. *Currently at maximum capacity. Apply for waitlist.
The Milwaukee West Chapter consists of mothers from mainly the Milwaukee and Waukesha counties. The Milwaukee West Chapter celebrated its 20 year anniversary in 2013. Today, Milwaukee West is an active group of over 80 members that offers a wide variety of special interest groups, and a full slate of daytime & evening activities. Meetings are held the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month. All meetings begin at 7 p.m. and are open to visitors! They meet at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 4600 N. Pilgrim Road, Brookfield, WI. (Note: They are not affiliated with the church).
This group is for stay at home moms in Waukesha and Waukesha County. There will be play dates, mom’s night outs, and events will be posted on this page along with discussions. Contact Katie S. or Ashley F. C. for more information.
A group for moms in the Lake Country area who are looking for general support or just things to do with other parents! Frequency could be weekly or biweekly. It could be a general support group where we get together and just offer support (with or without defined topics of discussion), or we could arrange events like walks in the area, movie nights, game nights, trips to various kid-friendly locations, or maybe even mom’s night out (woo woo!).