February 24, 2012
From Bainbridge to Port Orchard, Kitsap County boasts groups for moms and parents. Here are some of them:
The Kitsap Adoption Group (KAG) is a non-profit organization committed to helping families and children find each other through adoption. We are located in Kitsap county in Washington state. Whether you are adopting domestically or internationally, KAG offers information, resources, local contacts and support for your family. KAG provides adoption centered activities for the whole family: cultural events, picnics, play groups and panel discussions. KAG also offers monthly adoption information meetings and publishes a monthly newsletter. Membership is $20/year per family and supports many of our activities. We are an officially chartered 503(c) non-profit and are governed by a board of directors. The email and phone contact info: [email protected] and 360-662-0630 to reach Gayle Kohler, group president.
Mamas & Munchkins of Kitsap
Moms, if you like to make new friends and build strong support circle, come join our playgroup. Moms and kiddos ages 18 months-6 years old from all over Kitsap are welcome to come. We look forward to meeting and getting to know you! Please contact our organizer, Bee Tierney-Boadicea, for more infomation at 360-990-5095.
Us moms need to stick together! This is an online place to share recipes, fun local events, news, tips, items for sale, items needed, anything mom, baby, kids, or family related! We give Moms Somewhere to find: Local Events, Fun Family Places, Recipes, Items Needed, Tips, Tricks, Advise and so on!
Meet your fellow Bainbridge Island Moms & Dads to talk about kids, share experiences, get advice, give support, make new friends, arrange playdates and just have fun! This group is limited to expecting parents and parents of infants, toddlers and preschoolers living on Bainbridge Island. Email: [email protected]. Facebook: Moms of Baindbridge Island
Mommy and Me in Spanish Playgroup
"Mami y yo de Kitsap" is a Spanish speaking mommy and me playgroup. It is a wonderful opportunity to get together with other Spanish speaking mommies to practice Spanish with our kiddos and with other kiddos, form friendships, vent, and share experiences. Anybody that is a native or non-native speaker of the language with children newborn to 4 years of age is welcome. Free! For more info: If you have any questions about the group please contact the group organizer Griselda Hoffman at (562) 965-7964 or [email protected]
The Peninsula Birth Network (PBN) is simply a website devoted to offering families access to their options for care during their pregnancies and into parenting. Our desire was to create a one-stop-shop for families as they researched where they might give birth and providers to assist them. We deal primarily with pregnancy, birth and postpartum, however you will find that the resources listed here will be beneficial to you as you move into parenting and beyond. This site does not encompass all of the providers who service Kitsap but we hope it will give you a solid start in your search. Email: [email protected]
Bainbridge Island MOPS (mothers of preschoolers) is a Christian-based support ministry for mothers of preschoolers that meets at Island Church on Bainbridge Island. Any mom of preschool-aged children is welcome. You need not be a Christian or a member of Island Church to join. A children's program is available for children ages birth to 5. We are all about fun, fellowship, and food! We meet every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, Sept - May (except for Nov and Dec). Please come check it out. Check out www.bimops.wordpress.com or contact [email protected] for more information!
Kingston Adventures Walking Group
This is a run/walk/jog group every Tuesday & Thursday am that leaves from Cup and Muffin at 9:30am, specifically that time for mom's after they drop kids off at school. It's fun and our routes are stroller approved! just show up! We have a walking and running group. The walkers typically go 3-4 miles and the runners 4-6. There are ways to make each shorter and longer. We post a reminder every Sunday on our Facebook page that includes additional events for the week. People can also email us at [email protected].
MOMS Club of Poulsbo
The MOMS Club of Poulsbo accepts members from the Poulsbo/Kingston/Bainbridge Island areas (North Kitsap). We have close to 60 members with children ranging in age from newborn to teenage with a few moms expecting their second, third or fourth child. We are a member-driven group so our calendar changes each month, with the exception of the monthly social. Activities may include park play days, playgroups at members' homes, age-based playgroups, lunch groups, a breakfast bunch, field trips or craft days, to name a few. The monthly social involves a speaker or discussion topic. We also have a monthly MOMS' Night Out (MNO), such as a spa night or wine tasting. Besides MNO, activities take place during the day when the stay-at-home mom needs the most support. There are also occasional Family Night/Weekend Days Out and Couples' Nights Out. Kids are welcome at all daytime events, as having children around is as natural as - well, it's completely natural! Dues are only $20 a year and can be reduced or waived if there are financial constraints. Please contact [email protected] if you are interested in finding out more!
MOMS Club is a national non-profit organization with hundreds of chapters across the country. We are just for you – the at-home mother of today, including those who have home-based businesses and those who work part-time, but are home with their children during the day! For more information on International MOMS Club go to http://momsclub.org. The Port Orchard chapter has monthly socials with special speakers, calendar planning and discussions. Our activities include playgroups, park play days, family get-togethers, field trips, a monthly MOMS Night Out or Afternoon Away, and so much more! We also host Toddler Time, an indoor open play for infant to 4 year olds. In addition, we host Port Orchard's beloved Daddy Daughter Dance. With the funds generated from this event, our club is able to donate to various charities and participate in several community service projects through out the year. Best of all, our activites are during the day, when at-home mothers need the most support! For information on joining our chapter: 360-908-MOMS or [email protected].
Islandmoms is a diverse online group based on community and respect. Bainbridge Island community members participate in our group to exchange information and discuss issues of importance to families. We share news, inform each other of upcoming events, organize play dates, pool resources, offer assistance, and form friendships. Our members compose their posts with respect for others and respect for our group guidelines. We all take responsibility for making this online manifestation of our island a welcoming and inclusive community. Please read the following before deciding to join our group. Our primary purpose is to connect our community via our main Islandmoms forum, but we also provide two promotional forums for member use. **Only one promotional thread is allowed per month, and advertising or promotion is never allowed on the main Islandmoms forum.** Please read our guidelines on promotion, and respect them. By doing so, you can get the word out about your business, class, or event, and members can get this information without feeling spammed.
Bethany Lutheran Parent Outreach
Bethany Lutheran offers two opportunities specifically designed for parents together with their birth to three year olds and 2-5 year olds. The first is held on Sunday mornings when we have a great little class from 9:45-10:45 where we play, have a Bible story, sing, do a craft and have a snack. The neat piece is that parents are encouraged to stay with their child allowing parents with children the same ages and similar interests an opportunity to connect and form lifelong friendships with others who are in the same phase of life. There is no cost for this program.
The second is Power-Hour, Part preschool and part parenting workshop, we believe that parents are truly children's first and most influential teachers. Our classes are for 2-5 years olds together with their caregivers! We meet once a week for an hour that is jam packed with music, finger plays, Bible stories, crafts, literacy, math, large and small motor skills, science, social studies and books led by three passionate, trained and experienced teachers. The mornings are fun for children and fabulous for parents because we supply lots of ideas for helping your kids to blossom at home too! We also offer an optional Power for Parenting Bible Study from 10:00-10:30 while children have important free play time with their friends and Power-Hour teachers. $25 for 8 weeks! Siblings that are 2-5 years pay a reduced rate of $20. Infant siblings are welcome at no charge. Bethany Lutheran Church, School and Early Learning Center 151 Tremont W Port Orchard, WA 98366. Phone: (360) 876-1300. Questions? Contact Melissa Pittenger at [email protected]
Moms and More is a group that is designed to support and encourage mothers with children birth through 5th grade. We run through Gateway Fellowship in Poulsbo WA. Visit us at poulsbomomsandmore.com for updated information. We are a non profit organization that meets every other Thursday morning at Gateway Fellowship, Poulsbo, WA. We gather, eat, laugh, talk, listen and enjoy some "grown up mommy time!" We rotate between interesting speakers, creative activities, and study/discussion time. This is a great time of fellowship, friendship, support and encouragement. Email: [email protected].
We are a group for moms in the greater seattle area we are here for moms in our area to make new friends get out of the house and relate to other women who are in the same situation. We have support groups, discussion forums, and get togethers for both moms and children and just the moms.
Tamara Young- chapter manager
e-mail [email protected]
phone - 906-202-0273
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