Parent Groups and Playgroups

This page is to help local parents find the support and socializing that we all need! Some are social groups only, while others are information groups. Check below for a group that interests you…There’s enough out there for there to be a group for everyone!

Please contact me if you have a group to add to the list. Make sure to include contact info as well as a brief description of the group.


Fresno/Clovis

Babywearing Meetups – twice a month free meetups with Center for Babywearing Studies Graduate and trained babywearing educator. Events listed on the Koala Cuddles Facebook Page.

Breastfeeding Support Group – with Tess Johnson Lactation Services. Monthly Mom to Mom Breastfeeding Support Group.
There is no charge for attending Tess’s support group meetings. Bring your baby with you, and enjoy the warm, encouraging atmosphere while receiving support and information about breastfeeding.

Central Valley Cloth Diapering Moms – This page was created as a local resource for FAQ’s, B/S/T, and just an open forum to share your experiences with Cloth Diapering.

Central Valley Mom Tribe -We are “more than just a mom’s group”– this is a place to call home and find a tribe of your own because we all know it takes a village. Playdates, Weekly Activities, Mom’s Nights In/Out, Support, Advice, Encouragement, Prayer, Resources, and Friendship.

Central Valley Natural Birth Mamas – This is a group for moms in the Central Valley who have had natural births or are seeking a natural birth. 

Clovis Moms In The Know – This is a group that is intended to inspire awesome conversation between women. You do not have to be a mom or even live in Clovis to be a member of this group, but the content of this group is intended to benefit all women living in or near Clovis, CA.

Fresno Mommy Talk – A place where mothers can come together and share our lives! Please feel free to post comments, thoughts, or questions!

Fresno Moms Support & Playgroup – We offer support, friendship, and fun for moms. Kiddos of all ages are welcomed! We have weekly events to suit the needs of all our members. We are always looking for active new members! Visit their Facebook group.

Fresno County Multiples Club – Support for parents of multiples through the exchange of information, ideas, and experience from pregnancy to childhood.

La Leche League of Fresno County – La Leche League’s monthly meetings provide an opportunity to talk with other mothers about the special joys and challenges of parenting through breastfeeding. A continuing series of informal discussion meetings are offered and are open to all women interested in breastfeeding. Children are welcome. Visit their website or call the Leader Referral Line 265-3301.

MOMS Club – We are MOMS Club, an international, non-profit organization offering support for mothers who stay home with their children, including those who have home-based businesses and those who work part-time.  It is a wonderful way for you to meet other at-home moms and a fun way for your child to meet other at-home children! We offer monthly meetings, casual get-togethers, outings for moms and children, family parties, playgroups, babysitting co-ops, activity groups, and service projects.
Visit their website
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“MOPS” (Mothers Of Preschoolers) – This is an international Christian group of mothers who have preschoolers. Visit their website to find a group near you.

MOPS is a Christian support group for mothers. Their meetings have a fee to join, usually include a speaker on family-related subjects, discussion time, and a craft. Meetings are usually planned for every other week, and child care is available. Some meetings are in the evening so working mothers can attend.

Not Your “Average” Moms -Fresno – Let’s be real, not everyone lives behind a white picket fence, can carpool all the children to their extracurricular activities, work full time, cook a decent homemade dinner, and still have time for self-care. Some of us are single parents struggling with making ends meet, we’re step parents struggling with blending our families and quite honestly some of us do live behind that white picket fence but; the grass is dying and the pickets are falling. We are real moms. Real-life issues. Real-life questions along the way. We don’t water down how we live our lives, we make mistakes, cuss like sailors and at times drink a little too much to escape reality. We always feel like we can do it all but let’s be real help is needed. Support, friends, and community behind us with other similar stories. Our goal is to try to get together monthly, brainstorm ideas to make life easier, help each other out, network in our communities, support small businesses, and give back when/where we can. We want this to be a place of uplifting encouragement. 

Phemom–Christian moms group based in People’s Church. A gathering of remarkable young moms, coming together to explore a two-fold question: Who am I and who am I here for?

Tiny Tots Playground: Breastfeeding support group that meets monthly.
2930 E. Nees Ave. #105, Fresno

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Other Local Areas

Visalia Area Mom Friends-For all moms in the Visalia area.
“I hope this group will help mom meet new friends. We all need someone to talk to and it’s good for our kids to meet others as well. Let’s make meet-ups and small gatherings happen!”

Visalia Moms Playgroup-This group is here to meet new people, develop much-needed friendships, and receive support during a time in our lives when it is needed the most: motherhood!

 

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Special Needs

Able Advocates – To provide appropriate resources and support to parents and caregivers of children with special needs.
Facebook page.

Central Valley ASD Mamas Support Group – This group was created to provide moms of children on the Autism spectrum a safe place to give and receive support. Our hope is that people can come as they are and get whatever level of support they need from other moms. 

Exceptional Parents Unlimited (EPU) – Was Founded To Help Struggling Parents Become Exceptional Parents Of Their Exceptional Children. Our Mission Of EPU Children’s Center Is To Strengthen And Empower Children And Families Facing Extraordinary Medical, Developmental, And Parenting Challenges.
Facebook Page

Fresno Area Moms Like Us – This group is for moms in the Fresno and outlying areas that have children who are living with mental illness, developmental disorders, behavioral disorders, and other medical issues that require much more from you as a mother.

Fresno Autism Network FAN – Fresno Autism Network (F.A.N.) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which was founded in 2011 by Stephanie Ramirez, mother of an autistic child. With the support of a small board devoted to raising autism awareness, and helping other families in the community, F.A.N. made it’s debute with an Autism Awareness Fun Run in October of 2011. This organization was established to provide supportive services for families and children affected by autism, and educating the community about autism. Visit their Facebook page.

The Heart of the Horse Therapy Ranch – Heart of the Horse Therapy is committed to promoting therapeutic riding as an efficacious treatment modality for those who suffer from physical disabilities.

Warrior Moms – This group is “to simplify communicating with those of us who have children with special needs, lost children with special needs, or are friends/caretakers of children with special needs.”

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32 thoughts on “Parent Groups and Playgroups

  • Michelle 2 years ago

    Any couples in their 50’s who didn’t have kids till their 40’s so their children are now middle-schoolers?? Its hard to find. Most of our daughter’s friends’ parents are 30-40.

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  • Heather Schieler 4 years ago

    Is this sell active?
    Hello, I’m a mother of 2. My kids don’t really have any other kids to be around. Would love to join a group.
    My babies are 16 months and 5 months old.
    Is there a group for us?
    Thanks

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  • Denise R 5 years ago

    Hello My name is Denise We are looking for moms and friends for our 11yr daughter and I .
    Are there any age groups for our child? Thank you

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  • Darl 5 years ago

    Where is the dads club? I can go hang out with mommies the dads club would be cool to

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    • WebmamaTina Post author 5 years ago

      I’m sorry, I don’t know of any dad’s club locally. If anyone knows of any, I’d be happy to post info!

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  • Trista 5 years ago

    Any groups in Hurom or Coalinga?

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  • Tara 6 years ago

    Hi moms! I have tried to join multiple groups but have been denied for security purposes. I completely understand and love that the groups are so safe and secure! However, I still don’t know how to join! My son is 18 months old and has virtually no interaction with other children. I feel that he is missing out on developing important social skills at this point. I am a stay at home mom so my schedule is flexible. Please let me know if anyone can help or point me in the right direction!!! Thank you so much 🙂

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  • Amy rosse 6 years ago

    Hi I am a stay at home mom to my 7 month old daughter. I was interested in the fresno AP mom group. This seems to be very similar to my parenting style

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  • Christine Booth 6 years ago

    It’s time to expand our world! My son (12.5 mos) and I are looking for more opportunities to meet people and are interested in the AP mommies group. Please email with more info.

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  • lily 6 years ago

    How do I get into contact with Visalia AP group?

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  • Brenda Critzer 6 years ago

    Summer is approaching and we have been working hard to create memorable visits to our parks.
    Visit our website for events and summer park hours. http://www.storylandplayland.com

    Storyland’s Magical Summer Camp is a great way to entertain your child’s imagination, we are still taking registrations and hope to see you here. For more information please call 559-486-2124 ext.101

    Lots of improvements happening in Storyland and Playland, 2013 and 2014 May volunteer days have brought a sparkle to the grounds.

    The carousel is being restored to its original beautiful 1955 state. It will be complete by the upcoming event, September 27, 2014, Bachelors Ball, ‘Pirates In Storyland’, ) to benefit the Helicopter Project that we are committed to.

    2015 will bring new attractions to celebrate the historical Fresno icon, Playland’s 60th Anniversary.

    Our birthday calendar still has openings, our newest venue is the ‘Tea Room’ it is set up to provide your child and their guest an authentic tea party. Dress up, craft, train ride and refreshments from 11:00-2:00
    for more information on the party availability call 559-486-2124, ext. 101

    Do you have a group of children that you’d like to bring together? We can provide them with a special 2 hour program; our Mother Goose Literacy Walk is offered for 20+ children, Monday-Wednesday 9:00-11:00 AM.
    Mother Goose will greet the children at the gate and dance them back to Storyland Theater where she captures their attention with an interactive story time.
    After she will lead them through Storyland with a Magic Key to listen to the ‘Story-boxes at each Storyland attraction.
    As you start to whine the children down the Willis B. Kyle Express Train pulls up just in time to take them for a ride around the park! All this for just $4.50 per person.
    Lunch can be served with special order. $6.00 per person (72 hour notice needed for lunches)

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  • Jacque 7 years ago

    Is there a group for expecting mothers?

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    • WebmamaTina Post author 7 years ago

      Other than La Leche League, I’m not aware of any others. But I’ve not been an expectant mother for a long time…so I will ask around.

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  • Leticia 7 years ago

    Free playgroup: Fresno Moms Support & Playgroup

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    • Michelle Garcia 5 years ago

      Hi my name is Michelle and i am looking for a play group as well. My family and I moved to fresno in June. We are still getting to know the area. Are there any cool parks or places you can recommend for my 9 month old.
      thanks
      michelle

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  • Natalee 8 years ago

    I am wondering if there are any pregnancy/maternity groups as well. It would be great to meet other pregnant women (especially other first time mothers) that I can share with.

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    • Whitney 7 years ago

      I am wondering the same thing. First time mommy, due in April 2014!

      Thanks,
      Whitney

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    • Mandy 7 years ago

      I know that Clovis Moms Playgroup on meetup.com welcomes expectant mothers. It’s $12/year and the first month you don’t have to pay if you don’t like it. Also La Leche League (free) is a great way to meet other pregnant mamas, and get support for future breastfeeding success. I know that Perfect Balance Yoga offers prenatal yoga,, and part of the session includes a time for mamas to talk and connect. There is also a prenatal swimming class at San Joaquin Valley Rehab, it’s very affordable, you do need a drs note for it. Also there is a group called Birth Circle, it is free, meets once a month and is about birthing support for expectant mamas and mamas who have given birth. Best wishes!!!

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  • Olivia Ramirez 8 years ago

    I would love some information about the attachment parenting play group please contact me!

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  • Jane 8 years ago

    Are there any prenatal groups to join in the Fresno area? It would be great to connect with other expectant mothers. Sadly, it seems we have limited resources for pregnant women in our community. It would be great if there was also information posted for that stage in motherhood/parenthood. Perhaps, there is another website you can direct me to.

    Thank you

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    • Natalee 8 years ago

      I’m looking for the same thing! Have you found any groups or met any other pregnant women who would interested in starting something like this (if there isn’t already one around)? What area do you live in and when are you due? I’m newly pregnant (only 5w 4d) and not due until December 4 but I am young and this will be my first so it can be a bit overwhelming. I’m in the Clovis/North Fresno area.

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  • Jessica 8 years ago

    Also, sorry, the Saint Agnes mom to Mom support group… I called the number and they said it’s no longer available. Just giving you a heads up. Thank you for all you’ve done with this amazing site!

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    • Webmama Tina 8 years ago

      Thanks Jessica! I rely on help from people like you to help me keep my info up to date! I really appreciate it! 🙂

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  • Jessica 8 years ago

    Fresnomommies.com as well the dad’s site do not work. 🙁 I’m wondering if there is a different way to get in touch with them…?? Thanks!

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    • Webmama Tina 8 years ago

      FresnoMommies.com became norcalmommies.com (which didn’t make any sense to me because now we’re all mixed up with half of the state…but I wasn’t really involved with FresnoMommies.com anyway)… And the dad’s groups all disappeared, as far as I know. Never had a lot of activity. 🙁 Thanks for the heads up that the info needs to be edited. I’m on it! 🙂

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  • Jenni 8 years ago

    are there any AP parenting groups located in Merced?

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    • Webmama Tina 8 years ago

      Hi Jenni! I really don’t know…have you tried searching online?
      Maybe someone who knows can help and comment here?

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  • SUSAN KORDELL 8 years ago

    I am a RN working in the Maternal Child Health field here in Fresno at the California Health Collaborative.
    I work with the Breatstfeeding Coalitions and also working on integrating care for PMAD (PPD) into primary care. Always looking for groups for moms. Some of your resources sound excellent for overwhelmed moms. I also am a Mentor Mom at a MOPS group in Visalia at Gateway Church. What a great community service. Would love to talk. My office number is 559-244-4574. We have a contract for support groups for depressed moms with Centro La Familia too.

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