Having other moms to talk with about your job as a mom is really important. Being a mom is hard work, and can be very isolating. As a new mom you’re home alone with a little being that is all “me, me, me” and it’s easy to get overwhelmed and think you’re doing everything wrong. As your kids grow up the daily tasks change and so do the challenges. Having other moms to touch base with is huge.

WLRmoms

If you’d like some help organizing a playgroup please let me know and I’ll help you spread the word – suzanne@planoareamoms.com

Here are some organized support/activity groups that cover the Plano area. Please let me know of groups I need to add to this list.

General Groups

Baby Buddies of North Dallas
For moms and kids ages 6 – 36 months with most events taking place in and around the North Dallas, Richardson, Plano, Sachse, Wylie, Murphy & Garland areas.

Plano Mornings with Mommy
A Meetup group – educational play-dates with Mommy or other care-givers, for infants through preschool. Each session has a different theme.

MOMS Club of Plano – West
A chapter of the International MOMS Club, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing for mothers. This group focuses on supporting stay-at-home moms in Plano, west of Custer Road.

MOMS Club of McKinney
The MOMS Club® of McKinney-Central, TX welcomes all mothers to join our club. Though the club was started for at-home mothers, mothers who work outside the home are also welcome to join.

MOPS International
Mothers of Preschoolers is for moms of kids from birth through kindergarten.  There are groups in Plano, Carrollton and Richardson.

Stroller Friends
A sub-group of the Baby Boot Camp workout.  Free and open to anyone (not just boot camp clients).

Moms of Frisco
Group for Frisco mothers (and surrounding areas) to meet, share ideas, create friendships and have fun.

The Medical Center of Plano Moms
A Facebook group with tips from medical professionals (including lactation consultants) and social events

Moms New to Collin County
Join us to meet new Mom friends! We have two events a month, one lunch/brunch and one mom’s night out.  We are here to introduce you to new places in Collin County and be a support for you to help you transition to this wonderful area that we love!

Special Interests

Indian Families
For Indian moms and their families in the Frisco/Plano/McKinney area

Running The World in Heels
This group is for single women who work their asses off, are searching for Mr. Big (or Aiden, or Smith, or Steve, or Harry), while teaching their babes you can have beauty AND brains. And, with a little bit of hard work you can be Running the World in Heels!

Moms RUN This Town
A free running support group for moms. This chapter covers Allen, McKinney, Plano & Frisco.

Plano Area Moms on LinkedIn
If you’re a working mom (full-time or part-time) or plan on returning to work at a later date you need to keep up your network! Please join the Plano Area Moms LinkedIn group.

North Dallas Mothers of Twins Club
A non-profit support group whose activities are directed toward the unique needs of mothers of twins, triplets, and other higher order multiples. The club offers a variety of support for mothers with multiples of all ages.

Plano Area Mothers of Multiples
A non-profit organization providing support to any parent or guardian of multiple-birth children (Mothers of Multiples – MOMs) as well as expectant MOMs, founded in May 1994 and affiliated with the National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs (NOMOTC) and the Texas Mothers of Multiples (TMOM).

Single Side Up!
A single mom and dad support group, part of This Side Up! Family. Childcare is available for most events.

Plano Moms over 40
A Facebook group for Moms over 40 in Plano and surrounding areas to communicate and interact with other older moms.

Breastfeeding/Natural Parenting

North Dallas Wearing Mamas
A community of moms who like to utilize slings and other baby carriers.  Building friendships based on support and fun

North DFW Babywearing
A Facebook group to talk Babywearing, parenting, ups and downs and everything in between.  Meetings at  They The Nappy Shoppe (Plano) and other outings.

The Nappy Shoppe
3253 Independence Parkway, Plano
Various classes on breastfeeding, babywearing, cloth diapering plus social gatherings.

La Leche League of Texas
Meetings in Plano, McKinney, Richardson, Lewisville

Special Needs

National Autism Association of North Texas
NAA-NT provides monthly speakers on latest therapies and biomedical treatments for autism, parent networking and support groups.

Hunter’s Autism Specials
Special events for families with autistic kids.

A.S.D. Moms of DFW
A Facebook group for Mothers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Plano Moms of ADHD/Special Needs Kids
A Facebook group for Plano moms of children with ADHD or other special needs

Grief/Infertility/Adoption

RESOLVE Infertility Support
There are two peer-led support groups for women and men experiencing infertility to connect with one another, to discuss their situations and to receive support from others who have had similar experiences or who are struggling with similar issues.

Healing Matters Grief Support Group
A pregnancy loss support group at the Medical Center of Plano for anyone who has lost a baby to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, newborn death or SIDS.

The Compassionate Friends
Provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family. Two local chapters in Plano & Wylie.

GriefShare
Faith-based grief recovery support groups with meetings all over the Metroplex

M.E.N.D. DFW (Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death)
a Christian,non-profit organization that reaches out to families who have suffered the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant death.