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Mocha Moms of Silver Spring, Maryland - for Stay-At-Home Mothers of Color 
                                    Silver Spring, MD Chapter

 

The Silver Spring chapter of Mocha Moms, Inc. is part of a national organization that serves as an advocate for stay-at-home mothers of color and encourages the spirit of community activism.  Mocha Moms does not discriminate and all are welcome to join who support our mission, regardless of sex, race, religion, socioeconomic or employment status.

Our chapter was chartered in April 2001, and has grown from six members and nine children to over twenty members with children ranging from newborn to 4 years old.  Our older kids (Pre-K and up) usually join us on fieldtrips when school is out.  The Silver Spring chapter is comprised of Moms who live in Burtonsville, Silver Spring, Columbia and Laurel. 

Who Are We?

We like to think of our chapter as being unique.  We are a group of compassionate, fun loving women who have decided to leave our professional lives and enter into the world of full time motherhood to better nurture our children.  Many of our members work part-time, or are entrepreneurs and/or consultants to maintain a balance between work and home.  Our primary mission is to empower stay-at-home moms to live their best lives as moms, wives, friends and the incredible women they are meant to be.  Moreover, we seek:

  • To encourage and support the unique talents of the individual members.
  • To provide a safe and controlled atmosphere for children to interact, play and learn.
  • To provide a format that is conducive to positive dialogue about concerns, problems and everyday experiences.
  • To explore ways to raise happy, healthy and kind children.
  • To provide an outlet for mom to get away from her responsibilities and to "just have fun" at least once a month.
  • To help the community through service while teaching the Mocha Kids the importance of giving back.
  • To realize that it does indeed take a village and each member is to play a significant role.

 

Mocha Moms is about US.  Our Mothers' Support meetings are held every Wednesday from 10 am noon.  The goal of our meetings (often referred to as "playgroups") is to give us the opportunity to connect on a weekly basis, exchange information, bounce ideas off each other and support each other in our choices.  Most of our activities are geared toward moms and not children.  Of course, children are certainly welcome, but are not essential for you to meet, connect and have fun. 

During our summer hiatus, we generally "catch-up" at the playground or we have fieldtrips for the kids such as having lunch at the zoo or visiting a local aquarium.  Our Moms' Only activities include book club discussions, dinner and movies, or taking an art exhibit tour to name a few. 

 

Mocha Moms Silver Spring Chapter
Comments, Concerns or Questions?  mochamomssilverspring@yahoo.com


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