Parent Groups 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 ($40/yr)
    For Families of Multiples in the East Bay


Alameda County Groups

  • Alameda Parents Network (free yahoo group)
    A parent-to-parent email network for families in the city of Alameda, California.

  • Castro Valley Mothers Club ($35/yr)
    A supportive community for mothers with children of all ages as well as expectant mothers

  • East Bay Moms ($90/yr)
    Activities for parents with their infants and toddlers

  • F.U.N. Mothers Club (free)
    Parents in Fremont, Union City, and Newark

  • Oakland MOMS Club ($30/yr)
    "The MOMS Club is an international organization for stay-at-home-moms.... meets regularly for play groups at various parks ... trips to the Oakland Zoo and Habitot, potluck lunches, swimming and Mom's Night Out. "

  • Piedmont Parents (free yahoo group)
    "Piedmont Parents is a network for all parents raising kids in the lovely community of Piedmont, CA."

  • 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 Groups


San Mateo and Santa Clara County Groups

  • 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.


Marin County Groups

  • Marin Mommies
    Online magazine and mailing list for parents and families in Marin County and the San Francisco Bay Area.

  • Ross Valley Mothers Club ($50/yr)
    Social events, hikes, etc. for families in Kentfield, Greenbrae, Ross, San Anselmo, Fairfax and surrounding towns.

  • San Rafael Mothers Club ($45/yr)
    Mothers of children and mothers-to-be from San Rafael and all other locations in Marin County.

  • Southern Marin Mothers' Club ($55/yr)
    Based in Mill Valley, membership includes playgroups and a monthly newsletter.


San Francisco Groups