Moms’ & Dads’ Groups

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Playgroups for the kids, playgroups for the moms, playgroups for the dads! The Kansas City area is so widespread – there are groups in every corner of town. A good friend can make those tough parenting days a little less tough. And that’s what these groups are for – to keep us sane!

Here’s our list:

Metro-wide Groups

ADHDKC.ORG -a support group for parents of ADHD kids.  We meet monthly.  Check us out at:www.facebook.com/adhdkcorg!

Friends of Adoption – http://www.friendsofadoptionkc.com

Guatemala Adoptive Parents of KC – http://www.gapkc.org

KC Mocha Moms – a support group for moms of color.  Meets 1st and 3rd  Tuesdays of month.  Please contact Charito for more info at kcmochamoms@yahoo.com.

KC Parents of Multiples Group – social group where members meet up or chat on private Facebook group to ask questions, create friendships, and share the common bond that only parents of multiples know.  You can find our closed (and private) discussion group on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/kcparentsofmultiples/

Midwest Parent Educators (homeschooling) http://www.midwesthomeschoolers.org/about_us.htm

20-Something Moms of KC – http://groups.yahoo.com/group/20somethingmomsKC

SKC-L.I.F.E. (Learning in a Family Environment) – http://groups.yahoo.com/group/skc-life/

Kansas City, MO Groups

Brookside Mother’s Association – http://www.brooksidemothers.org

Cheers! Kansas City –open to all KC Metro moms will children 3 and under.  http://www.meetup.com/Cheers-Kansas-City/

KC Dads At-home Daily – http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kcdad

KC Punky Moms – http://punkymoms.meetup.com/64

KC Working Moms’ and Dads’ Playgroup – http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Kcworkingmoms/

MOPS/MomsNext (infant – 6th grade) group – meets at Roanoke Baptist Church, 3950 Wyoming, KCMO, on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10a – noon.  Free child care.  Find us on Facebook @ MOPS – Mothers of Preschoolers, Roanoke, Kansas City, MO.  For info, call Julie 816-589-3699.

Northland Groups

GranolaMoms of the Northland – contact melissalaycock@gmail.com or call 816-665-6084 for more information

Kansas City North Mothers & More – http://kcnorthmothersandmore.homestead.com

KC North Dads – Yahoo group here

MOMentum is a free group where mothers can get together to form supportive relationships, enjoy adult conversation, and allow their children to have positive social experiences. We have regular group meetings that includes discussions, food and crafts. This group provides a way for local moms to connect and support each other.  We meet the first Tuesday of every month, September – May, from 9:15 am -11:15 am at Richmond First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall (enter from back door)  Richmond, MO 64085

Mommies of the Northland – Playdates, family bbq’s, holiday parties, story-time, water parks, etc.  Group maxed out at 30.  Email Kristen for info @ zoogs16@yahoo.com

Mommy & Me of KC North – http://sahm.meetup.com/1327/ or mommyandmekc@yahoo.com – meetings every third Thursday except December at 10 am at North Cross, 1321 NE Vivion Road. Open to public, bring your kids.

MOMS Club of Kansas City/Gladstone, MO – http://sahm.meetup.com/2243/

MOMS Club of Kansas City East/Liberty, MO – http://sahm.meetup.com/cities/us/mo/liberty/

North of the Northland Mommies with Munchkins: Platte City, Smithville, Kearney, Liberty and North.

Northland Mom Connection – http://moms.meetup.com/3239/ or northlandmom@gmail.com

Kearney, MO- http://www.playgroup.homestead.com

North Kansas City Mom’s Group – http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nkcmoms/?yguid=31087

Johnson County, KS Groups

“Alphabet Soup” a support group for parents of children with ADHD, Autism and other disorders and special needs, held at the Presbyterian Church of Stanley. Parents can register by sending an email to alphabetsouppcos@yahoo.com, or calling 913-402-0533. The group is monthly and there is free childcare. There will be expert speakers on related topics.

USD232 Early Childhood PTAOpen to all families in the DeSoto USD232 school district with children birth through five years of age. Assists in meeting their learning and growth potential. Monthly meetings and playgroups at Mize Elementary. Please contact Susan for more information at usd232earlychildhoodpta@gmail.com

JoCo Kids Day Out & SAHM – a stay-at-home group for moms –     http://www.meetup.com/JocoKidsDayOut-Sahms

JoCo Moms into Books – Book Club for mothers of young children!  http://www.meetup.com/JoCo-Moms-into-Books/

Johnson County Moms – http://moms.meetup.com/1019/

Johnson County Mothers & More – http://www.jocomothersandmore.org

Mocha Moms – http://www.jocomochamoms.org

Moms of Grace -Overland Park – email momsofgrace@graceks.org or go to visitgracechurch.com

MOMS Club: Gardner – http://www.gardnermoms.org

MOMS Club: Shawnee West – http://www.momsclubofshawneewest.org

MOMS Club: Louisburg  (Miami County) – Kelly C.   jeffc310@gmail.com

MOMS Club: Olathe East – Rachael Candillo 816-308-9750 or  olatheeastmomsclub@gmail.com or http://sites.google.com/site/olatheeastmomsclub/

MOMS Club: Shawnee East – http://www.momsclubofshawneeks.org

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Lenexa – 913.393.3000

MOPS Lenexa Christian Center

MOPS Olathe – 913.829.0712 (Indian Creek Community Church)

MOPS @ Antioch Church 5201 Antioch, Overland Park, KS

MOPS Overland Park North – 913.432.3281 or email overlandparkmops@gmail.com

MOPS Overland Park South – http://bluevalleybaptist.org/mops

MOPS@NITE-OP – Stephanie 913.620.3284 or thompsonfamily3@yahoo.com

MOPS Overland Park – 913.432.3281 or opagmops@gmail.com (First Assembly of God)

MOPS Evangel Temple of KC – Stacey 913.766.3191 or http://www.etkc.org

MOPS Shawnee – 913.631.6940 (Hope Lutheran Church www.hopelutheran.org)

Outta the Box (Johnson County, KS)

Parent Resource Center- parentresource@smsd.org (10101 England, OPKS)

Young and Fun Stay at Home Moms http://www.meetup.com/sahm-2446/

Eastern Jackson County, MO Groups

Eastern Jackson County Metro Moms: age-specific playgroups, affordable organized field trips and play dates for all ages, and enrichment activities for Moms!  www.facebook.com/EJCMETROMOMS

Jackson County and Cass County Stay at Home Moms Meetup group– for moms in the Lee’s Summit, Raymore, Belton and surrounding areas.

Kids Connect (Blue Springs) – meets 3x per month for play dates

MOMS Club: Independence – momsclubindep@yahoo.com

MOMS Club: Lee’s Summit – (also serving Greenwood) –http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/lsmomsclub/ for more information you may contact the Membership Vice President at lsmomsclub@yahoo.com.

MOPS Lee’s Summit (Summit Woods Baptist Church) https://www.facebook.com/summitwoodsbaptistchurchmops

Mothers & More: Independence/Blue Springs – Lindy 816.795.6731

Mothers & More: Lee’s Summit – lsmothersandmore@gmail.com

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Blue Springs – MOPS@firstumcbs.org

MOPS Independence – http://www.esbcmops.com/ (East Side Baptist Church)

MOPS Lee’s Summit – 816.665.8199 (St. Matthew’s Church)

MOPS Lee’s Summit – LSMOPS@sbcglobal.net (Holy Spirit Catholic Church)

MOPS in the Evening: Lee’s Summit –  (Beautiful Savior Church, 615 SE Todd George Rd., 630-830pm) contact bslcmops@gmail.com or visit mops.org

Grandview/Southern Jackson County, MO Groups

MOMS Club Grandview  – no new contact info (please contact us if you know how to reach this group!)

iMoms – for Grandview and surrounding areas!

Cass County, MO Groups

Jackson County and Cass County Stay at Home Moms Meetup group– for moms in the Lee’s Summit, Raymore, Belton and surrounding areas.

Mommy & Me (Cass County) – http://mommyandmeofcasscounty.clubspaces.com

Mothers & More: Cass County – Anita 816-804-3127

Miami County, KS Groups

MOMS Club: Paola – www.miami-county.com/MOMS-Club-Paola-KS.html or paolamomsclub@yahoo.com

Leavenworth County, KS Groups

MOMS Club: Lansing/Leavenworth – email LLmoms@gmail.com for more info!

Multiples Groups

Greater Kansas City Mothers of Twins Club- http://www.gkcmotc.com, 816.943.2111

Double Joy Mothers of Multiples Club (Lee’s Summit, MO)

Johnson County Mothers of Multiples Club (Johnson County, KS)

Kansas City Northland Mothers of Multiples Club (Northland)

Parents As Teachers (playgroups, home visits, parenting meetings and more)

Basehor-Linwood Parents as Teachers (Basehor/Linwood/SE Leavenworth County, KS)

Belton Parents as Teachers (Belton, MO)

Blue Springs Parents as Teachers (Blue Springs, MO)

Blue Valley Parents as Teachers (south Johnson County, KS)

Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Parents as Teachers (Bonner Springs/Edwardsville, KS) – contact Cammie Braden at cbraden@nekesc.org or call (785) 887-6004

Center Parents as Teachers (south Kansas City, MO)

DeSoto Parents as Teachers (north Johnson County, KS)

Excelsior Springs Parents as Teachers (Excelsior Springs, MO)

Gardner-Edgerton Parents as Teachers (Gardner & Edgerton, KS)

Grain Valley Parents as Teachers (Grain Valley, MO)

Grandview Parents as Teachers (Grandview and south Kansas City, MO) – call 816.316.5217

Harrisonville Parents as Teachers (Harrisonville, MO)

Independence Parents as Teachers (Independence, MO)

Kansas City Kansas Parents as Teachers (Kansas City, KS)

Lee’s Summit Parents as Teachers (Lee’s Summit, MO)

Liberty Parents as Teachers (Liberty, MO)

North Kansas City Parents as Teachers (Clay County, MO)

Oak Grove Parents as Teachers (Oak Grove, MO)

Olathe Parents as Teachers (Olathe, KS)

Park Hill Parents as Teachers (south/central Platte County, MO)

Platte County R-3 Parents as Teachers (north/central Platte County, MO)

Platte Valley Education Cooperative Parents as Teachers (Buchanan and northern Platte Counties, MO)

Raymore-Peculiar Parents as Teachers (Raymore/Peculiar, MO)

Raytown Parents as Teachers (Raytown, MO)

Shawnee Mission Parents as Teachers (Johnson County, KS)

Spring Hill Parents as Teachers (Spring Hill, KS)

Turner Parents as Teachers (Wyandotte County, KS)

Special Needs

Autism Society of America – Heartland – www.asaheartland.org (several groups including general group, moms’ group and dads’ group)

Congenital Heart Defect Families Association – www.chdfamilies.org

Mended Little Hearts and the Children’s Heart Foundation – for children with heart disease and defects.  www.MendedLittleHeartsKC.com or Missouri.ChildrensHeartFoundation.org. email at MendedLittleHeartsKansasCity@gmail.com

Missouri Advocates For Families Affected by Autism (MOAFFA)
We are a citizens action group advocating and lobbying for families that have a child with special needs. We believe that EVERY child has a right to a FREE and APPROPRIATE EDUCATION and should NEVER BE LEFT BEHIND. 1200 SE London Way, Lee’s Summit, MO
816-554-3017
autism@kc.rr.com

Down Syndrome Community Groups – Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City website listing

Find other local groups at sahm.meetup.com or moms.meetup.com or singleparents.meetup.com or by searching “dads” at www.meetup.com

If you are involved in a Kansas City area parents’ group that meets in person regularly – either for playdates, parents’ lunches, coffee or a night out – (and we haven’t listed you yet) please let us know we’ll add you to our list! Send us all of your group’s info via our Contact Form. Thanks!