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Central CT Working Moms and Dads Parenting GroupThis group is for moms and/or dads who want to get together and socialize with other parents and their children. Events include festivals, live music and destinations around Connecticut that would entertain kids and parents alike. They are scheduled on weekday evenings or weekends.
http://www.meetup.com/Central-CT-Working-Moms-and-Dads-Parenting-Group/

Central CT Stay at Home Parents Group We welcome ALL moms and dads including new and expecting parents as well as nannies and children of all ages. We are an active group and have many events at lots of different venues (parks, kids museums, home play dates.) If you are looking to make friends for yourself as well as your children, share experiences and fun...you're in the right place!
http://www.meetup.com/Kidsandcompany/

CT Moms OnlineAn online group designed for Connecticut Moms, focusing on direct communication between Moms via our Online forums. Members discuss everything from pediatrician and contractor recommendations to local events and happenings as well as general parenting and other topics relating to us as women, mothers, wives, employees, residents and dozens of other titles we hold on a daily basis.
http://www.ctmomsonline.com

CT Newcomers ClubA directory of clubs and organizations in Connecticut which are designed to give people new to the area the opportunity to meet and develop friendships with others.
http://www.newcomersclub.com/ct.html

Holistic Moms NetworkNational non-profit organization connecting parents who are interested in holistic health and green living. We encourage moms to trust their instincts, parent from the heart, use their innate sense of what is best for their children, live in balance with the Earth, and learn about the pros and cons of all healthcare and parenting options. No matter where you are on your parenting or holistic living journey, you are welcome at HMN. Visit our website to find a local chapter.

http://www.holisticmoms.org

Hygeia Foundation The Hygeia Foundation is an international community of compassion, empathy and support for families who have endured the tragedy of miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal / infant loss. The local organization provides support, education, and counseling to families who grieve the loss of a pregnancy or newborn.
http://www.hygeiafoundation.org/

La Leche League of CTLa Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing support, encouragement, information, and education to women who want to breastfeed. All women interested in breastfeeding are encouraged to attend Group meetings or to call a Leader for breastfeeding help.

http://www.lllct.org/

Meet UpDo something • Learn something • Share something • Change something
Meetup is the world's largest network of local groups. Meetup makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group or find one of the thousands already meeting up face-to-face. More than 2,000 groups get together in local communities each day, each one with the goal of improving themselves or their communities.

Meetup's mission is to revitalize local community and help people around the world self-organize. Meetup believes that people can change their personal world, or the whole world, by organizing themselves into groups that are powerful enough to make a difference.
Find a Meetup Group near you!
http://www.meetup.com

Middlesex Young Parents ProgramsThe Young Parents Program offers counseling and support for pregnant teens and their partners, as well as parenting teens.
860 358 3401

Milk MatesMother to mother support in a group setting. Meets monthly at Mulberry Gardens at 58 Mulberry St., Southington, CT 06489 in the lower level. Meeting is free of charge and infants and toddlers are welcome. Group meets monthly - please check the website for current meeting or check their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/Lactation-Services-of-Southington.
http://www.lactationservicesofsouthington.com

Mom to Mom at Griffin HospitalMom to Mom is a facilitated support and social group for new and expectant mothers and their infants up to one year. Each meeting features a topic relevant to new motherhood and is followed by an hour-long play group. Meets every Tuesday from 10:00 AM - Noon.
http://www.griffinhealth.org/Programs-Events/Support-Groups.aspx

Mommies to Be - BranfordIt is my desire that women support women during their journey to motherhood. I will provide the meeting place in my home where you can put your feet up and your hair down. I presently moderate Weds Afternoon Weigh-Ins in Branford. We can combine the group to meet at the same time which would give you a great opportunity to talk to experts (new moms)! Or we can find a time that is just devoted to those mommies that are still expecting.
This group is open to all sorts of pregnant women or moms with infants of all ages and all backgrounds....we don't care if you're married, single, lesbian, adopting...whatever you're welcome here :)
http://www.meetup.com/MOMMIES-TO-BE/

MOMS Club of Old Lyme-Old SaybrookThe MOMS Club of Old Lyme-Old Saybrook is a non-profit organization that supports the stay-at-home mom and offers playgroups, nights out for mom, community service projects, and events for the entire family for the towns of Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Westbrook & Lyme. Please see www.momsclubofolosct.org or email momsclubofolos@yahoo.com for more information.
www.momsclubofolosct.org

Net Family NewsA nonprofit public service providing a forum and "kid-tech news" for parents and educators. Based on the premise that informed, engaged parenting is essential to kids' constructive use of technology and the Net.
http://www.netfamilynews.org

CT's No Drama Mammas & Pappas of Fairfield County!We are Fairfield County's newest & largest Family Network focusing on Growing as Parents, Raising our Children and providing a glimpse into what's to do in Fairfield County! Network with hundreds of families, attend thousands of events (both public and private), read 100% parent-authored publications & reviews, participate in forums of hot topics of ALL topics and redeem dozens of perks and promotions exclusive to members! We are a FREE resource to parents and caregivers that always keeps safety in mind with a two-step application process for those interested in joining the private network. Otherwise anyone cal also sign up for the free newsletter too! The group has redefined "play dates" using creative and unique events allowing children/parents to enjoy their time together, including structuring their own toddler to preschool introduction courses in art, music and recreation! NDMP partners with various other resources & local businesses to ensure that we maintain our strong Parent-to-Parent connection. There is nothing stronger than word of mouth, but when it comes from like-minded moms & dads, you know its feedback you can trust! Learn more about this group and to access their sites & newsletter sign ups by visiting: https://www.facebook.com/NDMPofCTpublic
http://www.meetup.com/NoDramaMammasAndPappasOfCT/

Nursing Moms - Griffin HospitalNursing Moms Support Group is facilitated by a board-certified lactation consultant and is open to any woman who is breastfeeding her child. Meets the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00 -9:00 PM.
http://www.griffinhealth.org/Programs-Events/Support-Groups.aspx
Southington Parent Group "Next Steps"A safe, informative group for Southington parents to share and learn. This group is a terrific way for parents facing similar, challenging situations in life to offer each other encouragement, share ideas, and generally reduce the stress of a trying time. Please join us!
When: The last Tuesday of every month
Time: 6:00p.m.-7:30p.m
Where: The Summit
261 Summit Street
Plantsville, CT 06489

Please call or email with any questions and R.S.V.P.
Tina - tnt510@cox.net
Lori - stevelori@cox.net
Dorothy - (860) 563-3232x102

Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) Connecticut Chapter: TACA CT aims to support families affected by Autism by hosting educational meetings on various topics, informal coffee talks and fun family outings. TACA CT will provide a supportive community as well as information on a wide range of treatments and programs so parents can help their children with autism thrive, reach their highest potential, and improve their quality of life. Open to families affected by Autism, ADD/ADHD, and Sensory Processing.
www.tacanow.org/local-chapters/northeast/connecticut/
Wallingford VNA Support GroupsWallingford VNA offers Hispanic Mother's Support Group, Grandparents as Parents Supports Group (GAPS), and occasional support group for mothers of infants and toddlers.
http://www.vnawallingford.org/community_services.asp

Wednesday Afternoon Weigh-Ins New Parent Support GroupBreastfeeding Support/New Parent Support
Every Wednesday 2-3 pm at the Women & Family Life Center, Guilford (on the bus line). Come join other new moms and babies. Meet new friends and an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Share your strategies for getting through those first sleepless, wonderful, scary, nights! Spread the word so we can get a regular group going!
~ Weigh your baby each week
~ Get a quick check of your latch or positioning
Call Dana Schmidt, RN, IBCLC (203) 687-1075 for more details
http://www.meetup.com/Wednesday-Afternoon-Weigh-Ins/

Women & Family Life CenterThe Women & Family Life Center, a nonprofit organization, helps women and families meet the challenges of daily living and personal development through education, enrichment, support and referral services. WFLC serves parents of young children (pre-K), individuals who are divorcing, separating or experiencing domestic violence, pre-teen and teen-age youth and their parents, and individuals seeking to improve their well-being.
http://www.womenandfamilylifecenter.org

Yale-New Haven Hospital - WELL/A Mother's PlaceWomen's Education Life Learning (WELL)/A Mother's Place is dedicated to helping you and your family get off to the best start. Our maternity experts support you through pregnancy and beyond with innovative, affordable fitness programs, educational resources, childbirth and parenting classes, breastfeeding supplies and more.
http://www.ynhh.org/maternity-services/well-a-mothers-place.aspx