Discussing Mommy Groups as much as we do on Mommyish I think we have all come to the conclusion we do not like them. Or if we have one we wish it were different somehow. I tried a few mommy groups when my kids were little, and for the most part I just felt like I did not belong there. But after reading about the Tattooed Hippie Pirate Mommas group out of San Antonio I want to go to there. I want to join them. They look cool! They sound cool and I bet they serve delicious snacks on occasion! From San Antonio.com:
”We do the same things any other moms playgroup does,” Diaz said. ”Getting together, going to the park, to playgrounds, in-home play dates.
”Most active members have at least one child under school age. Some have older kids, some are first-time moms with babies. We’re varied.”
”I became a stay-at-home mom when I had kids. I was just really wanting to meet other moms, and I joined a local playgroup for moms with toddlers and babies,” Willingham said. ”The first meetup I went to I felt so out of place because I was the only one with tattoos and piercings, and the other moms seemed more reserved where my personality was a little more loud.”
These are MY people! The members of the Denton chapter have put together a calendar to benefit multiple charities like the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the local Children’s Advocacy Center.
Willingham thinks the reason the group is gaining popularity, online and off, is because people understand her vision.
”I think we’re breaking a stereotype,” she said. ”Just because we have tattoos doesn’t mean we can’t raise amazing children.”
Word and amen. I love the idea of mommy groups where just because you look different or are a little loud (which I may possibly be) you are made to feel welcome. I bet there isn’t a sanctimommy in the bunch there. That’s how I feel about all of you Mommyish readers. I just wish there was a way we could all hang out together and enjoy snacks!