Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is MOMS Club of Pflugerville, TX?
A: MOMS Club of Pflugerville, TX is a group dedicated to supporting at-home moms. We meet during daylight hours during the week, when at-home moms need the support the most.
Q: Why are you a “support group?” What does that mean?
A: If the words “support group” makes you think of people crying in a dark church basement while drinking coffee and eating stale donuts, push that picture right out of your head! MOMS Club of Pflugerville, TX provides the kind of support at-home moms need, primarily in the form of our calendar of activities: park days, field trips, lunches, playgroups, crafts, and other fun they can attend with their children. We also have a private forum on Facebook and Meetup.com, where members can ask each other questions ranging from parenting issues to what dentist they use. Furthermore, we complete at least one service project per year that benefits mothers and/or children, whether it be locally or globally.
Q: Who runs the club?
A: The club is led by an elected board that steers the club. Each officer is in charge of different areas (for example, our Administrative VP handles service projects, our Membership VP handles new members and renewals, etc). We also receive support from International MOMS Club, our parent organization, and abide by the same bylaws as every MOMS Club chapter in the world. However, our group is strongly member-driven. Each of our members is welcomed and encouraged to hostess or coordinate our monthly activities and other programs. It’s only by working together that a bunch of stay-at-home-moms can accomplish all that we do!
Q: How often would I be required to attend?
A: You may attend as often or as little as you like depending on your needs, your kids’ desires, and your schedule. We have events nearly every weekday; you can attend one activity a day or one activity a month, whatever fits your life at that time.
Q: Are the events geared for moms or for kids?
A: First things first: MOMS Club of Pflugerville, TX is for moms. That said, stay-at-home moms are with their kids pretty much all the time, so it would be silly not to account for them at our activities. We do many activities that kids enjoy, such as going to local parks, playgroups, crafts, etc. While those things are our bread and butter, we also try to strike a balance between things kids enjoy and things that keep moms engaged, too. That said, we have MOMS-focused activities, such as pertinent speakers at our monthly meetings, brunches, book club, Mom's Night Out, and more.
Q: Can my kids come to all the events, even MOM focused events or business meetings?
A: Yes, children are welcome at ALL events. We expect children to be there and provide entertainment for them even if we’re doing a mom activity (usually in the form of toys and the other children!). The only exception is our monthly Mom's Night Out; children do not normally attend these events, though nursing mothers sometimes bring their babies to this event, as well. Don't worry: we don't ever expect children to sit quietly while we have a meeting! Remember, we are MOMS, too!
Q: Are there babysitters at MOMS Club of Pflugerville, TX events?
A: Normally, no. Our events are structured for moms to attend while also caring for their children. Events with a babysitter are incredibly rare.
Q: Are there activities geared toward children the ages of my children?
A: The great thing about our chapter is that all our members are encouraged to host events that interest her and her kids. So, if you have one tiny newborn and you’d like to sit at Starbucks and sip coffee, you can schedule it; someone will want to do that with you! If you have a bunch of rowdy older kids who want to run through an obstacle course to burn off energy, you can set that up, too! Our group provides a lot of flexibility so that every mom can get what she needs from our activities. Since our membership includes moms of varied ages of children, the activities on our calendar are as diverse as our membership.
Q: What ages of children do you all have?
A: Our membership is open to any mom in our area. Since membership is a fluid thing, at any time we have members with kids ranging from newborns to high school and beyond.
Q: How much does it cost to join?
A: Our dues are $25/year. However, we never turn away a mom because of financial hardship.
Q: What are dues used for?
A: Since we are a non-profit organization, we follow very specific guidelines from the International MOMS Club of and the IRS regarding what our money can be used for. Our dues pay for the expenses of operating our club, help support the International MOMS Club, cover our outreach costs, and help support our service projects.