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SaratogaCountyMommies.com

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Saratoga Springs , NY , 12866 43° 4' 59.268" N, 73° 47' 4.434" W
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As part of The Mommies Network, SaratogaCountyMommies.com is a free community for moms in the Capital District

As part of The Mommies Network, SaratogaCountyMommies.com is a free community for moms in Covering Saratoga, Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Washington and Warren Counties, New York. We realize that all moms need local support -- and who can't use another friend? SaratogaCountyMommies.com offers a simple way to connect with local moms for friendship, support and fun. Members meet on our private discussion forums to share information on everything from where to get the best haircut to tips on transitioning to a "big kid" bed. Each month, we also offer many face-to-face events for our members, their children and their families. Register today to access our discussion forums, events calendar and more! It's free and we'll keep your info secure and private.

About SaratogaCountyMommies

MISSION

To provide a safe, secure, FREE place for mothers to find support and encouragement from other mothers and to empower them to be better women, parents and community leaders.

PHILOSOPHY

No one should have to pay a fee to make a friend, so we offer free membership to any mother within the community who wishes to join. Members gain camaraderie and support through an online forum that is available 24 hours a day and events around the area where mothers can meet face-to-face and develop real friendships that can last a lifetime.

We believe that, working together, mothers can change the world - one family, one neighborhood, one community at a time. SaratogaCountyMommies is a connecting force, helping us each to make a difference in our own lives, in our families and in the places we call home.

ABOUT US

SaratogaCountyMommies.com was developed by Katie Pratt. Katie wanted to make a group in her area in New York, just like the one she joined in Virginia. The only other mothers support groups in the area were pay-for-membership type groups. She also wanted mothers to find common ground with other mothers dealing with similar experiences. She wanted a place where mommies and kiddos felt comfortable and were able to make lifelong friends.

We chat online in a private forum - discussing everything from the best photographers to the worst temper tantrums and all that lies between - and meet-up regularly at member-driven events around town. Whether it's a late night commiseration on a crying baby (there are 4 am posts to prove it) or a Mom's Night Out, SaratogaCountyMommies provides what our members need, when and how they need it.

But SaratogaCountyMommies is more than just a community of moms. It's moms in and for the community. Our members work full time, stay home full time, work part time, represent many races, are pregnant for the first time, are adoptive moms, were adopted themselves, recently moved to the area, have lived here all our lives, have twins, are happy with one, are single moms, are searching out schools and have watched their kids graduate. In other words, we are a reflection of mothers in the real world. And we help out our neighbors as much as ourselves through organized fundraisers and other charity events - specifically those focused on providing for mothers and their children.

About The Mommies Network

The Mommies Network is a 501c(3) non-profit founded in April of 2005 by Heather Fortune, founder of our first chapter CharlotteMommies, with two other members. By the end of the year, The Mommies Network had eight chapters in four states and had formed a partnership with Carolina Parenting, the publisher of three parenting magazines in North Carolina. By our first anniversary, we had a total of sixteen chapters in seven states, and by the close of 2006, we had grown to 27 chapters. The next year our network grew to over 60 chapters, and by the end of 2008, we reached our current size of about 100 chapters.

In 2011 we have focused on ensuring our chapter members are engaged and our chapters are responsive to the needs of our members. While continuing to open new chapters, we have merged other neighboring chapters together. Something new and exciting for 2011: we have realized our long-time goal of opening a National Forum , where any mom, even if she doesn't have a TMN local chapter, can join and receive the support and friendship our local chapter members enjoy.

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