What exactly is a Savvy Mom? A savvy mom believes in the village – that connecting, sharing your experiences and learning from other moms makes us all better, smarter and stronger parents. And these 20+ online support groups for moms all share in that belief. Whether you are looking to connect with fellow parents in general, share and get ideas to entertain the kids, or seeking support for specific parenting challenges, these are my favorite Facebook support groups for moms, free from drama or judgement, and full of practical, friendly, fellow savvy moms. Did we miss one of your favorites? Leave it in the comments at the end of this post.
The Best Facebook Support Groups for Moms
When facing any parenting challenge, there is no greater comfort than knowing you are not alone. One of the most powerful features of social media is being able to connect with fellow moms anywhere and gain the support of today’s modern day village. You are not the first to tackle breastfeeding or infant sleep issues, and you won’t be the last to struggle with potty training. As you stare at 12 long weeks of summer ahead of you with all your kids home all day everyday, know you are just one of millions of other mothers facing the same fate. And when you receive a scary, unexpected and even uncommon diagnosis for your child, you still are not alone.
There are always other moms out there living through exactly what you are at this very moment. The key is finding and connecting with those who are willing to listen, share and support you. Savvy moms seek and give support to fellow moms – and these support groups for moms are the savviest! Check out all the groups below organized by categories: Mom and Home Life, Practical Parenting, Kids Learning Activities, and Parenting Children with Special Needs.
Mom and Home Life Support Groups
First off, being great moms for our kids extends beyond parenting. It’s taking care of our homes, our family finances, and ourselves! Here are my favorite support groups for moms that help me each and every day.
Virtual Book Club
Do you love to read? Miss your old Book Club pre-kids? Mom’s Book Nook reads a new book and meets to discuss it online, from the comfort of your laptop and pajamas. Join the discussion on the last Monday of every month at 9PM ET, on stop by any time to see what we are reading, get great book recommendations or leave your own.
As moms, we often not only take care of our kids, but our households… which includes the family finances. Family Finance Tips for Savvy Mamas is a place to get great tips for budgeting and saving, but also so much more. Learn how to better understand the basics of finance, important financial products, like insurance, college savings plans, and begin preparing for your family’s financial future.
Clean Living & Safer Personal Care
Just like knowing better can help you do better with your family finances, knowing better about the products you use on yourself and your family can help you make better, safer choices there too. Families for Safer Skincare is a support group for moms looking to learn more about the lack of regulation in the personal care industry, and what products and DIY options are out there to help you make safer decisions for your family.
Meal Planning & Prepping
Looking for better ways to get a warm meal on the table every night? Fill Your Freezer – Crock Pot Cooking is an awesome group to help you prepare family friendly meals in bulk, for less stressful dinner prep during the week.
Practical Parenting Support Groups for Moms
How about support groups for moms that help you survive the actual work of parenting? Parenting in the Now by Mama in the Now and Raising Tiny Humans by Wunder-Mom are my go-to places for general parenting questions. From struggles with breastfeeding or bottle feeding your newborn, to anxiety about starting school, to mom hacks to just make family life easier, these groups are the place to be.
Kids Learning Activities Groups
Any moms looking for great activity ideas you can do with your kids at home??? Be sure to join Summer Camp at Home – a brand new group for the Summer of 2017. Each week is hosted by a different blogger sharing kids activities on a given theme. Join the group to grab your calendar for the summer!
For more support groups for moms sharing kids learning activities by topic, checkout the groups below:
- Growing Book by Book Reading Club – quarterly book selection, with activities and discussion
- Montessori 101 – all range of Montessori-inspired learning activities and methods
- STEAM Kids – science, technology, engineering, art and math activities for your little learners
- Kids in Gardens – ways to grow and learn by gardening as a family
- Learning with LEGO – turn your kids’ favorite toys, LEGO, into learning
- Gameschool Community – amazing ways to learn at home through games
- Music with Nancy – live music and movement sessions for parents and toddlers
- Activity Ideas for Young Kids
Parenting Children with Special Needs
Children with specials needs require an enormous about of parental support. And as caregivers to those special children, you need support too. These support groups for moms are there to help you find resources, guidance and often just a sympathetic audience for your daily experiences as a parent to a child with special needs, whatever they may be.
- Raising Poppies – Parenting Gifted and Twice Exceptional Children
- Hyperlexia + Autism Support
- Calm the Chaos | Parenting an Anxious Child
- Sensory Parenting Encouragement
- Support for Sensory Needs
Are you part of an amazing support group for moms online that we missed? Leave me a link in the comments along with a brief description of the group to be added to this awesome resource list for savvy moms.
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