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Parent Groups

Each month, we’ll highlight a parent’s group around town. If you would like to add your group to this list, send an email to Kelly.Smith@parenthood.com.


Golden Natural Mamas and Papas
Hillary Mizia and her husband moved to Golden from Ft. Collins a couple of years ago, and before long, their family had expanded to include a young son. As a stay-at-home mom who does sustainable living consulting work on the side, Hillary began looking for like-minded parents in the area. “I couldn’t find anyone to hook up with,” she explains, “and my husband suggested that I form my own mom’s group.” She researched online and came across Meetup.com, a website that helps people create virtual communities based on mutual interests.


Golden Natural Mamas and Papas has now grown to more than 40 families, with room for more. They have meetings at local coffee shops, playgrounds and member’s homes, and recently added two assistant organizers to manage more weekly meetings. About the variety of meeting times, Mizia says “We want this group to be very laid back and informal, and understand that parents need options during the week.” One of the meetings takes the shape of a weekly hike, and the group has also organized monthly family potlucks. 


The group title is indicative of their mindset; organic foods and lifestyles and other sustainable living topics are discussed frequently. A possible upcoming meeting will feature a homeopathic doctor, who will meet with the moms and dads and answer questions about vaccinations and breastfeeding, for instance. “We welcome almost everyone,” says Mizia. “When I began this group, I knew I wanted to be around people who are asking the same kinds of questions.” The group is working on developing message threads to enable virtual members from out of the area to access the resources and information that the in-town members are receiving. For more information, visit http://moms.meetup.com/2155/





MOMS Club of Chatfield
Local chapter of a national organization. Offers regular gatherings, charities, craft supplies and other service projects which in the past have included adopting families for the holidays, an auction to benefit a member's family in crisis, and events with local assisted-living facility residents. For more information, visit www.geocities.com/chatfield_moms.


Northern Colorado Children of Color


A group organized for families with children of color of African, Haitian or other Caribbean descent. Our group consists of families that have adopted children as well as families with biological bi-racial children.
Meets in the Longmont/Boulder areas

Highlands Ranch/Littleton chapter of Mothers & More
Mothers & More is an international not-for-profit organization supporting sequencing women - mothers who have altered their career paths in order to care for their children at home. Local chapter of a national organization.

Denver West chapter of Mothers & More
Mothers & More is an international not-for-profit organization supporting sequencing women - mothers who have altered their career paths in order to care for their children at home. Local chapter of a national organization.

Colorado Moms
Main focus is an online forum, but play dates take place for working and non-working moms on a weekly basis as well as a monthly mom’s night out. Members range from Ft. Collins to Colorado Springs, the Denver Metro Area to Grand Junction.

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