Stay-at-home-moms club coming to Carmel Valley

By Erica Schroeder
Intern

Moms Offering Moms Support (MOMS), a club where stay-at-home moms can socialize with other moms and their children, will open a new chapter in Carmel Valley in September. This support group for moms has more than 2,000 chapters across the U.S.

“I have been a part of a MOMS club in Portland, Ore., and had such a great experience there I wanted to bring that to my new home in Carmel Valley,” said Ericka Sexton, the new chapter president.

“We are a new chapter, so we will do a lot of activities with the Mira Mesa MOMS club at first,” Sexton said.

The activities that will be available for members include children’s daytime activities, moms’ meetings days, local field trips, a moms night out and fundraising activities.

The online Carmel Valley MOMS club calendar officially launches along with the club in September.

Along with activities for moms and children, MOMS club members often organize volunteer and charity support activities over the course of the year. This helps moms feel more connected to their communities and less isolated, Sexton said.

Sexton explained that the popularity of MOMS clubs, which were started in 1983 by Mary James, reflects the growing number of stay-at-home moms and their hopes to find other women dealing with the same issues.

“Moms who work part time or even full time are encouraged to become members, though most of our activities will take place during the day,” Sexton said. The chapter is also looking for leadership support and new ideas from members.

Membership in the club is $25 per year. For more information and to sign up for a MOMS club chapter near you, please visit www.momsclub.org. The Carmel Valley MOMS club Web site will be up in a few months. In the meantime, contact Ericka Sexton about the local chapter through e-mail at ericka.sexton@gmail.com or phone at (858) 240-6064.

Related posts:

  1. Coach pens ‘Desperate Soccer Moms’
  2. Moms find refuge with help of playgroups
  3. Horizon Prep students honor moms
  4. Soccer moms kick-start their mornings
  5. Home shopping event raises funds for Boys & Girls Club

Short URL: http://www.delmartimes.net/?p=7004

Posted by on Aug 13, 2009. Filed under Archives. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Archives

Facebook

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

LA JOLLA NEWS

RSS LA JOLLA NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RSS RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

  • Horizon Prep in Rancho Santa Fe graduates from cottages to new campus building
    Horizon Prep dedicated five new grammar school classrooms on Monday, Aug. 25. Donor contributions have allowed the Rancho Santa Fe school to grow from 14 little green cottages to a school with 29 state-of-the-art classrooms and more to come. “We couldn’t be more excited about the opening of this school year,” said Dr. Bob Botsford, Horizon Prep president and […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe Republican Women to present candidates forum
    The Rancho Santa Fe Republican Women, Fed., members will present Republican candidates for federal, state and local races at their “Best Party in Town” event from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at the Morgan Run Resort & Club. The candidates have been invited to speak and meet with the voters. Cost is $25; light refreshments will be served. Please send check […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe Library to present Alzheimer’s series
    Taking aim at Alzheimer’s, the county Board of Supervisors in May launched the Alzheimer’s Project, an effort to create a regional strategy to improve caregiver resources and to support research efforts to find better treatments and ultimately, a cure for the disease. […]