What We Do
One of the benefits of becoming a MOMS Club® member is having direct access to a variety of events and activities. Each month our membership and board of directors offer up ideas to fill our calendar with private, public, and community centered activities for everyone, of all ages, to enjoy. Some of our staples include private FFY Open Gym sessions, Playgroups, park play dates, Book Club, crafts, MOMS Monthly Meetup, community tours, and Mom's Night Out. We also pride ourselves on giving back to our members as well as our community. Continue reading for a brief description of just some of the main benefits of being a member.
FFY Open Gym: Held at the local Foundation for Youth our club gets private time in their gymnastics center. Roughly 3 times a month we meet to allow the children to play indoors in a safe and unstructured environment. This also makes for a nice time for the mothers to converse with ease. Children 3 and up are $3/each. Adults and children under 3 are Free.
Playgroups: This is a non-obligatory and inclusive addition to our club which allows for regular (usually weekly) group meetings for those with children of all ages held at someone's home, park, or indoor play area. It's a great way to get to know the mothers within these smaller groups better and in a more intimate setting, while allowing the children to forge friendships of their own. Groups are capped at 8-9 moms to keep things manageable.
MOMS Monthly Meetup: Usually held on the last Wednesday of every month we hold a public meetup where everyone gets a chance to view the upcoming month's calendar of activities, discuss any club business, host the occasional speaker, and converse with new and existing members. It is open to anyone and everyone with children of all ages.
Community Tours: We love our community and what better way to show that than to support all of the men and women who work hard to make our city a fun and safe place. We visit local fire stations, police departments, hospitals, berry farms, state parks, popcorn shops, petting farms, and other numerous area businesses to teach our children to love and support the community that they live in.
Park Playdates: Columbus has a very wide selection of parks throughout the community. Our club tries to make it a point to utilize these to their fullest. So if the weather is nice you can pretty much bet on us being at a park at least once a week, if not more.
Book Club: This club is open to anyone who likes to read. We vote on the books that we read, and then meet every other month to discuss the chosen book. Didn't actually read the book? Come to the meeting anyway! It's always a great time and the perfect way to get to know other moms better.
Crafts: We have a regular monthly Kid Craft event hosted by the Craft Coordinator. We sprinkle other craft activities throughout our calendar based on holidays or seasons. We love to hear crafty ideas from our members!
Service Projects: As a non-profit organization we pride ourselves on giving back to women and children within our community and across the nation. We do at least four service projects each year which are organized by our Service Project Coordinator and voted on by our chapter. We would love to help an organization that you are passionate about!
Hoot/Howl: Husbands Out Of Town/Husbands Out Working Late offers moms a way to connect with other moms when they know they will be flying solo.
Helping Hands: One of the best things about our club is that we are all looking out for one another. With Helping Hands we are able to take that one step further. This program is designed to allow our mothers to sign up for meal delivery for a variety of reasons, some of which might include the birth of a new baby, extreme illness, or (heaven forbid) a family tragedy.
Mom's Night Out: Once a month we host an evening activity devoted to just the mothers. This is our time to get out and enjoy an evening away all while making friends with some amazing women. We may go out to eat, catch a movie, go for some karaoke or head to someone's home for games, coffee and desserts, or a relaxing spa night. It's always something new and fun each month!
Photography by Amber, MOMS Club® Member