Parent Networks in the San Francisco Bay Area
This is a list of parenting groups that have been recommended by Berkeley Parents Network subscribers.
Note: Fees shown below are not kept updated, so please contact the organization for current fees and more info.
Bay Area-wide Groups
Berkeley Parents Network This One! Free online resource for parents in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Holistic Moms Network ($45/yr)
Chapters in Pleasanton and Oakland. Holistic Moms is a national non-profit organization providing support and community for parents interested in green living, alternative health and gentle parenting.
Mocha Moms ($20-30/yr)
Get-togethers for stay-at-home mothers of color
Our Family ($35/yr)
resources for Bay Area LGBT parents and their children
See the website for information about workshops, community events, newsletter and email lists, and more
San Francisco Parents of Multiples Club ($55/yr)
a volunteer organization run cooperatively by and for parents and expectant parents of multiples.
Twins by the Bay ($45/yr)
For Families of Multiples in the East Bay
Alameda Family Collective ($35)
A parent-to-parent email network for families in the city of Alameda, California.
Castro Valley Mothers Club ($35)
A supportive community for mothers with children of all ages as well as expectant mothers
F.U.N. Mothers Club ($50)
Parents in Fremont, Union City, and Newark
Tri-City Mothers of Multiples ($32/yr)
Tri-City MoMs, based in Fremont, is open to parents and expectant parents of twins and higher order multiples. Big Sister Program, Meals for Moms, guest speakers, yard sales, play groups, family picnics, mom's night outs.
Contra Costa County
Contra Costa Parents of Multiples ($40/yr)
Outings for moms and dads, and families, support for new parents, equipment resale, etc.
Iron Horse Mothers Club San Ramon ($48/ yr)
Lamorinda Moms ($40/ yr)
social and support group for families in the Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda area
Pleasant Hill/Walnut Creek Mother's Club ($30/yr)
PHWC Mothers' Club is a non-profit all volunteer organization, run cooperatively by and for its members.
Pleasanton Mothers Club ($35/ yr)
The Pleasanton Mothers Club provides a social, supportive, and educational outlet for moms and their families in the local community.
PRAM (Parents, Resources and More) Richmond ($72/yr)
Outings, social events, support for families with young children (birth through age 5) in the greater Richmond, California area.
Twin Valley Mothers of Twins Club ($33/yr)
Mothers of Multiples (MOMs) in the Twin Valley cities of Alamo, Danville, Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, San Ramon and Sunol
- Parent Groups in the Walnut Creek Area various parent recommendations
Peninsula, SSF, San Mateo and Santa Clara County
Burlingame Mothers' Club ($50) Non-profit serving Peninsula mothers of 0-5 year olds. Big Tent membership required.
Coastside Mothers' Club ($35/yr) For parents, grandparents, or guardians who live on the coast, between Montara and Pescadero.
Las Madres Santa Clara County Parents' Group ($30-50)
Las Madres is a 501(c)3 non-profit public benefit organization for the support and education of young children and their caregivers. While most members are mothers, we warmly welcome fathers, grandparents, and nannies to join also.
Parents' Club of Palo Alto and Menlo Park ($48/yr or $25 online only)
A volunteer-led, non-profit organization that provides education, support, social activities and structures to network and learn from each other.
San Carlos Belmont Mothers' Club ($45) Serves mid-Peninsula mothers of 0-5 year olds. Big Tent membership required.
Online magazine and mailing list for parents and families in Marin County and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Southern Marin Mothers' Club ($75/yr)
Based in Mill Valley, membership includes playgroups and a monthly newsletter.
Archived Q&A and Reviews
Is anyone aware of a network like this one based in Marin? Or does anyone know of a Bananas-type place in Marin? tracy
I live in Fairfax and have been a member of the San Rafael Mothers Club for nealry three years (joined just after my first daughter was born). This is a great resource for Marin residents (and beyond). There are also similar mother's groups in southern Marin. I don't know of any non-mother-type organizations (although there may be one), directly similar to UCB parents. As for stores, there are at least two terrific consignment stores for babies/kids in San Rafael: Outgrown on 4th St. (between D and C) and Babies Unlimited on 4th St near where 4th joins with Red Hill Ave. Of course, being Marin you can find lots of pricey kids stores, but for new clothes I think the best bet is right in Fairfax, called Bugaboo on Bolinas (off Broadway). Gretchen
Try the Marin Childcare Council..I'm not too familiar with them but I do know they run similar programs and services as Bananas. They are located in San Rafael. Good luck. Veronica