How this group began is pretty simple. A few moms sought others who understood the journey that they were embarking. All of the mothers, who join, new or veteran, need to feel a sense of community and self. Knowing that you are not alone when you are up all night with a sick baby, dealing with the frustrations of tantrums and potty training, the strain on family and home, and all that we carry is so important to all of us. A forum to chat, share ideas, jokes, recipes, plan activities, show support, and make new friends can be beneficial to all mothers.
Finding friends at this point in our lives is not always easy. Randomly finding a sympathetic ear, a genuine smile, a feeling of being understood in the absence of a network of other moms who are sharing many of the same experiences is unlikely and that is why we are here at the Wilmington Mommies Network.
We chat online in a private forum - discussing
everything from the best photographers to the worst temper tantrums and all that
lies between - and meet-up regularly at member-driven events around town. Whether
it's a late night commiseration on a crying baby (there are 4 am posts to prove
it) or a Mom's Night Out, WilmingtonMommies provides what our members need, when and how they
But WilmingtonMommies is more than just a community of moms. It's moms
in and for the community. Our members work full time, stay home full time, work
part time, represent many races, are pregnant for the first time, are adoptive
moms, were adopted themselves, recently moved to the area, have lived here all
our lives, have twins, are happy with one, are single moms, are searching out
schools and have watched their kids graduate. In other words, we are a reflection
of mothers in the real world. And we help out our neighbors as much as ourselves
through organized fundraisers and other charity events - specifically those focused
on providing for mothers and their children.