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Where To Meet Other Moms In And Around Los Angeles

Some days, moms may feel as if they don’t talk to any other adults. The good news is that there are plenty of other moms who are feeling the same way. Here’s a list of where to meet other moms in and around Los Angeles.

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Exercise classes are a great way to meet other new moms in Los Angeles.

Take a Mommy-and-Me Class

A Mommy-and-Me class can be stimulating for you and your child. Here’s just a small list of popular locations for such classes.

Kidspace Children’s Museum
480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91103

The popular Kidspace Children’s Museum offers “Baby & Me” classes for children as young as 12 months. These classes focus on encouraging “creative play, literacy building,  and strengthening of sensory and motor skills.” Check the website for information on times, fees, and registration.

Gymboree Play & Music
several locations including
22724 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance, CA 90505

There are several locations of Gymboree Play & Music meaning you’re likely to find one in, or close to, your neighborhood. They also offer a variety of classes including Art (for children as young as 18 months), Music (for children as young as 6 months old),  Preschool Steps (for children 2-3 years of age), Social Skills (for children 3-5 years of age),  and Gymboree Play & Learn (for infants and up to children 3 years of age). Check the website for information about locations, fees, and registration.

City Parks and Recreation
several locations

Check with your local recreation center to find out about Mommy and Me classes that are offered through the City Parks and Recreation. For instance, the city of Beverly Hills offers several Mommy and Me classes including “ ‘A’ is for Art” for children 20-30 months; “Inquisitive Babies” for those 3-11 months; “Super Soccer Stars- Kick and Play” for children 12-24 months; and more.

My Gym
several locations including
3959 Wilshire Blvd. A211, Los Angeles, CA 90010

There are many My Gym locations all around southern California. Their classes are offered for children as young as 6 weeks old!  My Gym prides itself on helping children develop “physically, cognitively, and emotionally.” They strive to make fitness fun so that children will develop these good habits as lifelong habits. Check the website for locations and information about the variety of classes offered.

Attend A Mommy-And-Me Workout

A Mommy-And-Me Workout can prove to be beneficial for moms in a number of ways. Exercise, camaraderie, a change of scenery, and prioritizing yourself really benefits your whole family. In addition to this listing, click here to read “The Best Workouts for Mom and Baby in Los Angeles.”

YMCA
several locations including
301 S. Bandini St., San Pedro, CA 90731

Your local YMCA offers a variety of classes to help you and your little one stay physically active and make new friends. Choose from “Parent-Child Yoga,” “Family Swim,” and “Move and Groove.” Check the website to find a location near you and check the schedule of available classes.

Parent Tot Program
Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy
Westside JCC
5870 Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

The Parent Tot Program is designed for children under 2 and their parents. Using songs and games, parents learn how to help their children feel comfortable in the water. Parents also learn proper techniques for holding children in the water, taking them underwater, and learning the back float.

Find Like-Minded Moms

Sometimes meeting other moms is as easy as going where you know you’ll find other moms with their kids. Here are some suggestions.

Barnes and Noble Storytimes
several locations including
The Americana at Brand
210 Americana Way, Glendale, CA 91210

Most Barnes and Noble locations host two children’s story times each week, one on the weekend and one on a weekday. Booksellers read several children’s books (with no pressure to buy anything). The event is free.

Kids Club
several locations including
The Grove
189 The Grove Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Many shopping malls offer free weekly Kids Clubs. At The Grove, children and their parents enjoy a weekly kids club that offers live musical entertainment and fun activities. Check your local mall’s website for more information.

Free Crafts for Kids
Lakeshore Learning Store
several locations including
17072 Devonshire St., Northridge, CA 91325

Each Saturday, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, Lakeshore Learning Stores offer free crafts for kids 3 and older. No reservations are required. Each week, children create a different art project which teaches and/or reinforces different skills while providing children a chance to get creative. (Check the website because certain locations also offer crafts on Sundays too).

Also, don’t forget your neighborhood park, public library (many offer children’s story times), and indoor play places all around Los Angeles.

Join A Mom’s Club

The internet makes it so much easier to find a mom’s group specifically for your needs. Are you hoping to connect with other moms of twins? Other working-outside-the-home moms? Here are a few moms groups to get you started.

The Pump Station and Nutury
2415 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403 and
1248 Vine St., Hollywood, CA 90038

Take a look at the website for The Pump Station and Nutury, and you’ll most likely find a class that meets your needs. A few listed for their Hollywood location include “Breastfeeding and Returning to Work,” “Baby Care 101,” and “Pediatric CPR and Home Safety.” You’ll learn valuable information while joining like-minded moms in a supportive environment.

Moms Meetups in Los Angeles
neighborhoods around Southern California

Take a look online, and you’ll find a large listing of MOMS Clubs all around southern California. Some groups are defined by their geography, others highlight stay-at-home moms, working-out-of-the-home moms, single adoptive moms, and more. Find your tribe of like-minded moms online.

La Leche League Los Angeles Westside
several Westside locations

La Leche League offers breast-feeding mothers information, encouragement, and support. Free monthly meetings are held in Malibu, Santa Monica, and Venice and are led by La Leche League Leaders. Check the website for more information.

Mocha Moms, Inc.
meets in Playa Del Rey, CA

The Los Angeles Chapter of Mocha Moms, Inc. meets each Wednesday afternoon in Playa Del Rey. You’ll find a supportive, welcoming group dedicated to moms of color. The Los Angeles chapter offers support and encouragement as well as performing a variety of community-service actions. Check the information for further information about joining.

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Wendy is a freelance writer who finds inspiration in her nine-year-old son and from her experiences from her twelve-year teaching career. Her writing has appeared in several publications and anthologies, both in print and online. She prefers sunflowers to roses and thinks chocolate is okay at any meal. You can find her at wendykennar.com.


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