Parents need to stick together! Below are links to mom, dad, and/or general family groups, networks, and support services. If you know of a group to be included e-mail email@example.com and provide a website link to the site. Please note that the group must be active, have a website, and serve Massachusetts parents. Reciprocally, we'd appreciate if you would share Boston Mamas with your membership.
Arlington Family Connection: Resources geared towards families with children age 6 and under in Arlington.
MOMS Club of Ashland: Support group for moms, children, and families in Ashland.
Bedford Kids: Local resource for parents in Bedford and surrounds, including event and business listings, support groups, and more.
Belmont Mom's Group: Google group for Belmont moms.
Parents and Babies of Belmont: A friendly group of parents who stay-at-home, work part-time, full-time of Belmont MA and nearby towns looking to organize fun play-dates to develop social skills and many more activities for babies thru 12 yrs old.
Boston Breastfeeding Coalition: A coalition of mothers, peer counselors, and certified lactation counselors who host weekly support groups for new parents
Eastie Village Family Association (EVFA): Connects families of children aged 0-5 to keep families in East Boston.
South Boston Neighborhood House: Playgroups for children ages 2.9 years through 5 years old on Mon/Wed/Fri. Site has a gym, large playground, a classroom, and more!
MOMS Club of East and West Bridgewater Area: Support group for MOMS, children and families in East and West Bridgewater, Hanson, Halifax and Whitman.
The Women's Center: The Women's Center is a volunteer-driven organization committed to supporting and empowering women. Located near Central Square, Cambridge, the Center is open to all women and their children in Greater Boston.
Charlestown Mother's Association: A charitable organization dedicated to improving the community of Charlestown for all families.
Chelmsford Community Playroom: A drop-in indoor, cooperative playgroup for children ages birth to five years and their caretakers.
Chelmsford Mother's Club: A means for mothers to share their experiences, find companionship, and receive information about parenting and child development.
DotParents: Closed Facebook group for parents and caretakers in Dorchester.
MOMS Club of Fairhaven: Support group for moms, children, and families in Fairhaven.
MOMS Club of Foxboro: Support group for moms, children, and families in Foxboro.
Western Suburban Chapter, MA Mothers of Twins Association: Educational, social, and emotional support to mothers and expectant mothers of multiples in Boston's western suburbs.
Mama & Me: Family support services including lactation counseling, parent support groups, and workshops.
LexFUN!, the Lexington Five and Under Network: An active group with over 500 members offering many social, recreational and educational opportunities for young families.
Lincoln Family Association: Social activities, fun and support for Lincoln families.
Manchester Mother’s Club: A mothers’ group located in Manchester-by-the-Sea, and also including members from Cape Ann (and beyond).
Medford Family Network: A fully funded family support and parenting education program that is accessible to every child and caregiver who lives or works in Medford.
Natick Cooperative Playgroup: A nonprofit corporation established by Natick parents to provide a social environment for children under the age of five.
Family Resources of Natick: A family engagement and support program funded by the Massachusetts Dept. of Early Education & Care serving all Natick families with children birth to age 8. All free programming: Parent-child playgroups, parent workshops, weekly new baby group, child development information, and community resources
Greater Newburyport Families Club: A member-led social organization that provides support, information and friendship to families with young children in the Greater Newburyport area.
Newton Mothers' Forum: A social organization for mothers in Newton and the surrounding areas.
Freedman Center for Child and Family Development: Connects children and families with appropriate information, providers and resources to serve their mental health and wellness needs.
MOMS Club of North Attleboro: Support group for moms, children, and families in North Attleboro.
Northborough Moms & Tots: An informal Mom's group/playgroup for kids ages infant to 5 years old in the Northborough area.
Quincy Braintree Family Network: A partnership of high quality free of charge networks of family supports services that offer parenting workshops, playgroups, family events, and special children entertainers.
Connect The Tots: Connects families in Reading + surrounding communities through organized playgroups, member outings and local events.
Sandwich Mother’s Club: A way for caregivers and their children to connect on a deeper level, through playgroups, weekly meet ups, and monthly events
Somerville Parents Yahoo Group: An online group for moms, dads and expectant parents in Somerville and surrounding communities.
Infancy to Independence: a weekly parent-run playgroup cooperative for families with infants, toddlers and preschool-aged children in Waltham and the surrounding communities
Asperger/Autism Network: works with individuals, families, and professionals to help people with Asperger Syndrome and similar autism spectrum profiles build meaningful, connected lives
Parents Helping Parents: 24/7 parental stress line and parents support groups.
Watertown Family Network: A place to meet and gather, play and learn and share information & ideas about the joys and stresses of parenting.
Wayland Children & Parents Association: An organization to bring families with young children together for fun, education and support.
Wellesley Mothers Forum: A social organization of over 550 mothers from Wellesley and surrounding towns.
Family Action Network (FAN): parent group in Winchester.
Baystate Baby Wearers: A non-profit committed to empowering families and caregivers by helping them learn about and feel comfortable with wearing their children in carriers.
Family Nurturing Center: Connecting families with each other for mutual support, skill-building, and access to educational, social and health resources. is an essential element of our practice and mission. a network of parents and providers who provide resources and activities for parents and young children.
Gay Fathers of Greater Boston: A safe, confidential, and welcoming forum for talking about the issues of gay fatherhood, including parenting, coming out, sexuality, and relationships with children, partners, and spouses.
Jewish Family & Children's Service Center for Early Relationship Support: events, lectures, support groups, volunteer opportunities, and other services for families.
MetroWest Mothers & More: Connecting moms from Framingham, Natick, and surrounding areas through engaging discussions, moms nights out, kids activities, playgroups, an active email network, and much more!
Moms of Amazing Kids: a special needs mom group in Metrowest
Multi-Tasking Moms of MetroWest: Diverse group of moms with children ages 3 months to 5 years; based in Framingham.
Parent Talk: A community-based organization helping families with young children connect, learn, play, and grow together, comprised of approximately 500 families residing in Needham, Dover, Westwood, Natick and surrounding towns.
Saturday Club Playgroups: Connects working parents of infants, toddlers and preschoolers to form playgroups in their community. Current groups include Norfolk/Franklin, Brookline, Somerville, South Boston, and West Roxbury.
The Jewish Birth Network: Connects soon-to-be and new parents with resources, skills, and community to make good choices for their families in the realms of health care, parenting, and Jewish practice.
The Parent Connection: BIDMC free service offering new moms groups and mentoring moms services.
The Mother Connection: A fun, supportive, and educational community organization for mothers and families in the Merrimack Valley area.
Mothers & More Merrimack Valley: For Merrimack Valley moms who are balancing their careers with child-rearing.
FIT4MOM North Shore: Nation’s leading prenatal and postnatal fitness program, providing fitness classes and a network of moms to support every stage of motherhood.
Holistic Moms Network - North Shore: Provides education, awareness and support for anyone interested in holistic parenting.
North Shore Mothers of Multiples: Support and social events for mothers of multiples (twins, triplets and more), in the North Shore area.
North Suburban Parents of Multiples (NSPOM): Offering support, education and shared experiences with other families of twins, triplets, and more.
My Moms' Group: local mothers' group for moms North of Boston.
Parents of Tots: A volunteer-run, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families with young children in Wakefield, Stoneham, Woburn, Reading, Melrose and surrounding communities by providing parents with the means to build a supportive social network for themselves and their children.
South Shore Attachment Parenting: For parents from the South Shore or nearby areas who are involved in or interested in learning about attachment parenting.
SOBO MomsConnect: Expert-led, facilitated support groups for new moms and their babies (birth to 5 mo old), for moms south of Boston.
Cape Cod & Islands
Cape Cod Moms: A place to network and collaborate for moms and parents on Cape Cod.
MMOTA Founding Chapter: Support for mothers of twins, triplets and higher-order multiple births (MOTs) in Boston and surrounding suburbs via meetings and other activities.
Playground Hunt: A parenting community, where everyone can share their outdoor adventures, map and annotate area playgrounds and share resources to help families make decisions on where to play outside.
Greater Massachusetts Special Needs Events: Special-needs events newsletter for families in Greater Massachusetts.