Special Interest Groups
The best friendships are born of common interests. Get together with other moms and do something fun, relaxing, or interesting! Here are a few of the groups our members have developed:
•Fitness & Exercise Club
Meets at 7pm on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at a member's home
Please come and join us for some lively discussion about some interesting books!
Books that have been discussed recently include:
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
Meets at 7pm on the 4th Tuesday of every other month (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec)
If you are looking for some extra socialization and lots of laughs, look no further! Each person brings a snack or treat to share and we chat and enjoy some fun games.
Meets at 7pm on the 4th Wednesday of the month at a member's home
Join in a fun evening of cooking, sharing ideas, recipes and eating! Whether you are a gourmet cook or a complete kitchen klutz... come hang out, chop something, roll something, and enjoy a great night of laughs and conversation. Everyone shares the cost of the meal (usually $5-10) and helps clean up. We're an easy going group that enjoys new faces!
Meets at 7pm on the 2nd Thursday of the month at a member's home
Just bring yourself and whatever creative project you're currently working on!
Meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Marcus Majestic in Waukesha/ Brookfield
Are you a movie lover? a film buff? a flick catcher? Would you like a great excuse to get out of the house? Then this club is for you! This club is very flexible, we do not take role call. You come when you can to see the movies you want! There is a movie club e-mail loop for members to join so they can participate in selecting movies, to be 'in the know' about date changes, etc. To subscribe to the loop, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Details of meeting dates, time & places are arranged by the individual playgroups (usually once a week or every other week, either rotating members' houses or at other agreed upon locations)
Joining a playgroup can be rewarding for both moms and their children — moms experience wonderful friendships and guidance with parenthood, and kids experience learning in the form of play. Playgroups are a great way to get acquainted with other members and their kids. They provide an opportunity for you to spend time with other moms in a smaller group setting, so you can get to know each other on a more personal level. Getting to chat with other "grown-ups" while your child(ren) are playing with their new friends is a double bonus. Between 3-7 moms make up each playgroup. Chapter-wide playgroups are also offered from time to time on the social calendar. If you are interested in joining a playgroup, please email your child(ren)'s age(s) and your preferences for a playgroup you would like to be matched with. Every effort will be made to match you with moms and kids of similar ages near your area. If there are no current playgroups with your preferences you will be put on our waitlist and will be contacted as soon as other moms with similar interests are found!
Fitness & Exercise Club
This club is for women who want to exercise with other women. Many studies have found that exercising with a partner greatly increases the likelihood that an exercise program will be successful. The Fitness and Exercise club can help you find someone to walk with, find a workout partner at the local YMCA, or connect with other women who practice yoga or other specific types of exercise. The purpose of the Fitness and Exercise club is to promote fitness by providing an email discussion loop for women interested in exercise and fitness. The club will also organize run/walk teams for local charity events and help promote fitness at chapter meeting and events. The support of other women may be just what you need to start a fitness program and improve your health! To join the fitness and health email loop, send an email to mothersandmoremilwfitnessandexercise-subscribe@ yahoogroups.com.
Meets once a month (days & times vary) in members' homes
Are you beyond the potty training stage or just need more adult interaction? Join other "seasoned moms" to discuss a variety of topics.
The giving season runs 6 months starting in December and ending with a reveal at the Mother's Day brunch in May - sign up in November!
Join in a friendly exchange of fun and gifts. You become another members' Secret Pal and you become one for someone else. At the beginning of the "Secret Pal" season, a questionnairre is sent out to all those who have expressed interest to answer quick questions about what kinds of things they like. The idea is to treat your Secret Pal each month. Things can be little and fun - like chocolate, magazines, books, funny cards, notebooks, pens, a quick note of encouragement, a remembrance of a birthday... are examples of things that can be given. Your only limitation is your imagination. Annual "reveal" lunch or dinner is held at the end of the giving season so you can meet your Secret Pal!
Meets quarterly on the 3rd Friday of January, April, July and October
Are you a red or a white? Do you like to drink wine? learn about wines? socialize over a glass of wine? Whether you are a connoisseur or a novice, wine club is for you. This is a great opportunity to socialize with other couples and learn about different wines. How does it work? A member volunteers to host wine club at their home and selects a theme (vintage year, varietal, region, etc.). Each couple brings an appetizer or dessert to share with the group and we all split the cost of the wine (typically $15-$20 per couple). It’s a great excuse for a date night out with your significant other!
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