How did MOMS ClubŪ get started?
The MOMS Club® began in 1983 when Mary James, an at-home mother in California, decided she was tired of being alone at home. She wanted to meet other at-home mothers and she wanted to find other at-home children for her children to play with. When she discovered there were no other organizations that met during the day and allowed her to come with her baby and preschooler, she decided to start a brand new organization just for at-home mothers, and the MOMS Club was born. MOMS stands for MOMS Offering Moms Support®. The chapter she started was so successful, she knew mothers in other areas must be needing the MOMS Club, too. Soon she and other volunteers were helping mothers start MOMS Clubs across the country and around the world! New chapters are starting all the time -- in fact, there are about 30 new chapters starting every month!What is the MOMS Club Mission Statement?
The International MOMS Club® is an international, nonprofit organization whose main objective is to provide support for mothers who stay home to raise their children.What are the Principles of MOMS Club?
The MOMS Club of Hastings - East, and the International MOMS Club are guided by the following principles:
Women must be free to choose their own personal path to fulfillment.
For women who choose it, raising children is an important and fulfilling full-time job.
A family's decision for a mother to stay home involves considerable financial sacrifice.
There is no one right way to raise children, but the major reason for members to get together is their desire to find mothers with a common concern for raising their children in the best possible and most healthful way.
Children are a community's greatest resource, and a community's concern for it's children is demonstrated by the quality of its schools.