Places to Find Support in this Wild Ride Called Parenting

The parenting journey is tough and it’s inadvisable to go it alone.

Find your place among friends and gain support, fun and health!

This guide is a roundup of parenting groups in the West Michigan area and will help you find one in your community.

If you know of others that should be included, please leave us a comment.

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Parenting Groups Around Grand Rapids

AREA-WIDE

  • MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) | Groups meet around town at various locations, usually in churches. Caters to the needs of the mother with young children.
  • Bright Beginnings | Bright Beginnings program includes the following services: Personal home visits, playgroups/parent meetings, developmental screening, resource network, nutrition information resources. Bright Beginnings is available to ALL families in Kent County with children birth to Kindergarten entry. FREE.
  • Moms in Tow | Moms in Tow LLC provides moms and expecting moms a way to find great discounts, meet others for social events, and attend healthy and educational activities in West Michigan. Serving Holland.

FOR DADS

  • A Father’s Walk Single Dad Ministry“A Father’s Walk” is a ministry designed to help ALL single dads grow in their walk with Christ through discipleship, events, and various resources. For more information, please email [email protected], call (616) 581-4409 or visit their Facebook page.
  • Daddy Daughter Time | This group helps any Dad spend time with his daughter. Focuses on events that are free or heavily discounted and designed for the Dad/Daughter duo. Strives to get Dads with daughters talking to each other about their daughters. You can also join their Facebook page.

GRAND HAVEN

  • St Patrick’s MOM’s Group – 920 Fulton St | The MOMS (Mothers Of Many Seasons) is a group of women who are mothers of any age or stage of mothering.  We gather weekly for social, emotional, spiritual, and practical support in our busy ministries of motherhood. Meets every Thursday at 9:30 am. Childcare is available. [clear]
  • MOMS Club of Grand Haven | The MOMS Club of Grand Haven, a chapter of the International MOMS Club, is a non-profit support group for all women who have chosen to stay home (full-time or part-time) with their children. We offer frequent playdates, a monthly Mom’s Night Out, monthly member meetings, and much more.

GRAND RAPIDS

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GRANDVILLE

  • MomBreak | Mom Break, formerly a MOPS group, is a program designed to nurture mothers with children from infancy to kindergarten. Meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month from 9:30 to 11:00 am at First Reformed Church in Grandville.

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HOLLAND

  • Ridge Point MOMS (340 104th Ave, Holland) | The MOMS ministry is a group of moms of young children who meet together to be encouraged and build relationships with others in the same season of life. We recognize that being a parent of young children can be exhausting and exhilarating all at the same time! MOMS meets moms where they are and is that extra voice of encouragement. We would love for you to join us on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month beginning  each fall.
  • Holland Area Mothers of Multiples | Mothers of twins, triplets quads or more from the Holland, MI area, who meet on the second Friday of the month at 7pm, at Providence Church – Ottawa Ave.

HUDSONVILLE

  • Mom’s Time Out (3617 Hillcrest) | Mom’s Time Out is an outreach to moms of all ages- new moms, stepmoms, moms with school aged or teenaged children, and grandmothers will all be welcome! There will be four key elements to our meetings: Friends, Food, Faith and Fun! Put all these together and you have a happy mom! Mom’s Time Out meets the first Friday night of the months of October through May, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. We meet in The Hill at Hillcrest CRC.
  • Moms Unplugged (2900 Baldwin Street) | Moms Unplugged is a place for moms to be real, have fun and develop Christ-centered relationships. Meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 9:15 AM – 11:00 AM in The Rock and childcare and children’s program will be available for children age 5 and under in the 100 wing.

JENISON

  • Connect4Moms (1260 Chicago Drive) |Come and join Connect4Moms for a great morning of fellowship and encouragement with other moms! Child care is provided and you can begin dropping your child(ren) off as early as 9:15 am. Our meeting runs  from 9:30-11:30 am. We meet at Grace Bible Fellowship in Jenison. Meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month.

MUSKEGON

  • MOPs and MOMS Next (Moms of Muskegon) | Moms Of Muskegon is about supporting, encouraging and learning from each other in our journey of motherhood using Christian values as our base. All moms with a child from zero to high school are welcome to join us. Childcare is provided. $50.00 for the year (Sept – Apr.) or $30 for Fall and $40 for Winter.

ROCKFORD

  • Moms Club of Rockford, MI | A support group for all full or part-time at-home mothers. The MOMS Offering Moms Support® (MOMS) Club aims to provide support, friendship and a sense of community to moms and their families through opportunities such as monthly “Chapter Chat” meetings, playgroups, MOMS Night Out and more.

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