Mamistad was born November 9, 2005 in Falls Church VA. My own amazing Mami was diagnosed with Alzheimer's 2004. Caring for her while becoming a mother myself was difficult. Her love of moms and babies is her legacy, and it lives on in Mamistad.
My own first pregnancy led me to seek and find more like me to share the journey. Mamistad just months before my beautiful daughter - and she was born into a loving sisterhood of awesome women. Soon their babies became her first, and lifelong friends. I want as many women as possible to feel what I felt.
LOCAL GROUPS in NOVA/DC, Austin, TX and Denver, CO are created to connect First-time Pregnant and New Mamis with others due within 3-4 months of their due date with similar after-delivery work plans. These moms connect in-person. We hope to spread these groups to different cities and states.
Round 2 Mami groups (moms pregnant with their 2nd baby) and Mami Playgroups are also available locally.
VIRTUAL-ONLY GROUPS are created for Moms not in the above-mentioned areas due in the same month, regardless of location though ideally in the same time zone.
*Moms in local groups may also join virtual-only groups.
Mamistad will continue to grow as long as Mamis keep coming - from every state! We will connect, share, blog, chat, learn, laugh, cry, win, lose, evolve and raise beautiful responsible human beings, together.
Frequently asked questions
What happens after I submit my profile?
You'll be routed to our Events page where we hope you'll sign up for the next New Member Zoom Chat to have all of your questions answered.
Do I have to attend a New Member Zoom Chat?
I ask that you attend a New Member Zoom Chat because there is a spirit to this group that I hope to convey in these meetings. It's also a great way for you to meet other new moms and feel apart of the group from the start. Members are usually even more excited to connect with their new groups after these meetings.
I work from home, where do I fit in?
One of the criteria for group placement is your post-delilvery work plans - Office or Stay-at-home. If you work from home, please choose the category that best matches your availability to connect with your group.
Can I get a refund if I don't like my group?
I ask all members to meet with their groups at least 3 times before they decide that the group is not for them. I also ask that you meet all the members (if possible) before making a decision. More times than not, moms make snap judgments about leaving groups and then return to try again.
Can I be in more than one group?
Yes, for your basic membership fee, I will place you in two groups as long as you are able to be active in both. Active means that your group members are in touch with you on a regular basis and that you are a supportive member of the group. They know that you attend events as often as possible. In other words, your group can vouch for the fact that you are "active". :)