We know being a mom is hard work. It can be exhausting, lonely and overwhelming. In our endless quest to provide all the mac-n-cheese, create pinterest-worthy birthday parties, and remember all activity drop-offs and pick-ups, moms can get lost in the shuffle. Being a mom is the most rewarding job we can do, but it’s also the hardest. And it takes a village…
What if that village was a group of moms in your neighborhood that could come together and connect? What if that meant caring for one another in times of need, or getting together to celebrate? Is there a new mom on your street who needs to know about the best place to get coffee? Or maybe you are navigating the latest parenting challenge and would love some advice from the mom who has been there. We are thrilled to introduce you to our Neighborhood Groups.
Our initial goal in creating Colorado Springs Moms Blog was to create a community online, but also offline through our in-person events. Moms need moms to support and encourage one another in this journey. Neighborhood Groups are a place to connect–to truly connect–with the moms around you. Our hope is to create a safe place for moms from all walks of life to share stories and receive encouragement.
Our Neighborhood Groups are Facebook Groups managed by Colorado Springs Moms Blog. We are currently looking for Mombassadors for each group to organize monthly playdates and/or get-togethers. Think you’d make a great Mombassador? Click here!
We love connecting moms in our community. If you’re new to the area, new to being a mom, or just want a way to connect with others close to where you live, join one of our Neighborhood Mom Groups!
The basic rules for Neighborhood Groups are:
1. Be kind. We do not ask or expect everyone to agree all the time. Motherhood is the easiest thing to have an opinion about but the hardest thing to actually do. There will, however, be no toleration of any inflammatory, derogatory, or bullying talk. We want this to be a safe place for moms to share their stories, including struggles.
2. No personal promoting. We love seeing moms find their passions and we will always cheer moms on in those goals. These groups are not the place for personal advertisements. If you would like to advertise with COSMB, please contact us at [email protected]
3. No buy/sell/trade. There are loads of b/s/t groups on Facebook. Neighbor groups are not the place for selling furniture or baby clothes. Neighbor groups are a place to meet other moms and grow friendships.
4. Be safe. Keep safety in mind, and please consider meeting at a public place when meeting someone new for the first time.
It is simple to join! There are no fees, no memberships, and no minimum attendance or participation requirements. When you visit the Neighbor Group Facebook page you wish to join, you simply click the “Join” tab or input your name into the “Add Members” field. Super simple.
Below is a list of our current groups. We’re starting with 15 neighborhoods in Colorado Springs. These boundaries are general so feel free to join several groups. Click the name to be directed to that group’s Facebook page. Don’t see your neighborhood (or surrounding town/community) and think you’d make a great Mombassador? Email Kristal, our Neighborhood Groups Coordinator at [email protected]