Mom Groups


Since 2005, Mamistad has been forming first pregnancy/new mom groups for moms who are due/delivered within 3 months of one another and will be SAHMs (stay-at-home moms) or OMs (office moms) as they will.  Groups face the many challenges and joys of motherhood together, sharing information, support and memories! Dads are also encouraged to connect as well and before you know it, communities are born.

There is a one-time fee to join a private group but we can work together on it if necessary. The goal is to connect and avoid the pitfalls that seem to become more prevalent with each generation of new moms being further from “home” or deeper into careers and jobs. Isolation during pregnancy and new motherhood is quicksand – but when you have lots of moms in the same boat, your chances of avoiding that isolation are much greater.

Join us, we’re expecting YOU. 🙂



~Women are incredible, Moms are limitless and a Sisterhood of Moms is a force of nature.

Arlington, VA; Washington, DC; Bethesda, MD

P.A.C.E. provides weekly groups facilitated by mental health professionals for moms to share and learn together. We have groups for first-time moms and for second-time moms, each with relevant discussion topics.


Moms with babies up to around 12 months, check out the Confident & Connected in Motherhood group offered by Mother Tree Wellness! C&C is a 4-week virtual coaching group designed and facilitated by Mother Tree Wellness founders, Holly Kennedy, LPC, PMH-C, and Ellen Jones, PMH-C.

  • Concrete information

  • Evidence-based strategies that are easily woven into everyday life

  • Genuine connection with other moms

Our Confident & Connected Group is designed with this knowledge in mind, and moms join our group knowing that they’ll receive all three best practices, every single week.

Some of the topics we cover include:​
  • What is Mom Brain? Understanding the changes in my brain and hormonal shifts

  • Who am I? ​​How to roll with my shifting identity

  • Are we on the same page? Navigating my relationship with my partner and loved ones.

  • Will I ever have alone time again? How to reclaim it and establish the boundaries I need.

  • Am I a good mom?  Managing expectations, and how to stop comparisons and Mom Guilt.​

  • How am I supposed to do this?  Strategies for creating a plan and getting unstuck.

Group Membership Includes:
  • Four 60-minute live group sessions on Zoom

  • Membership in a private Facebook group for your cohort, moderated and facilitated by Holly & Ellen

  • After your series, you’ll receive the MTW Mom Map to help cultivate your own path forward and keep your momentum going. The Map is customized for your group: It’s a compilation of all key points and themes discussed, as well as all strategies and resources offered. Keep your progress and motivation going with your Map on hand to reorient you whenever you need it.

What makes our group unique?
  • Small Group Size allows for a personalized approach for each cohort. We cap all groups at 6 members.

  • Group Leaders who are Certified in Perinatal Mental Health by Postpartum Support International. We’re also moms. This combination of expertise and personal experience creates an atmosphere that’s informed, engaging, and genuine.

  • Ongoing Support: We check in with our members and provide additional support and resources throughout each series through a private Facebook group just for your cohort.

  • Our Moms! Moms are resourceful, insightful, and unbelievably strong. Each mom brings her own unique strengths to the table, and all members play a vital role in supporting each other throughout the series. The result is that moms also feel the sense of purpose that comes from knowing they’ve offered other moms support, insights, and confidence.

Ball Pit

The Lane is a family social club in Ivy City in Washington, DC. Our mission is to be a positive gathering space to create community and fun for families in the DC area. We offer an indoor/outdoor play space where children 6 and under can play safely while parents relax, eat, and drink. While the pandemic has shifted our offerings, we are still committed to being a hub of activity for young families. We are currently housing daily learning pods while school is virtual and using our space for select classes and private events. We look forward to bringing open play, food and drinks, and birthday parties back into our daily operation as it becomes safe to do so.

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Annandale, VA, USA

babycito is a free, inclusive online community designed to connect parents and caregivers with family support service providers in Northern Virginia (and surrounding areas soon!).  We educate parents about essential family support services and provide them with referrals to trusted, local providers.  We believe that all constellations of families should be empowered with knowledge and resources to access the services they need.  Our core values are: 

  1. Inclusion: We serve all constellations of families and include a variety of providers to meet each family’s unique needs.
  2. Education: We provide a service guide as well as service planning consultations so families are aware of what’s available and are prepared when they need support.
  3. Access: Our cash fund registry offers families the option to register for services, providing them with greater access to services thanks to contributions from friends and family.
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