Here are some commonly asked questions about NCMoMs. If you have a question that is not answered here, please contact us.
- Why should I join NCMoMs?
- Does NCMoMs offer a trial membership?
- How much does it cost to join? What do my dues go towards?
- Where and when does the club meet? What type of events does the club have?
- Does NCMoMs have playgroups? How are they set up?
- Can I join NCMoMs even if I don’t live in North County? What area does NCMoMs serve?
- What are the ages of the members, generally?
- What are the ages of their children, generally?
- How long has NCMoMs been established?
- How many members does NCMoMs have?
- What kind of topics do the general meetings cover?
- What kind of discussions appear on the online forum?
- Can I buy and sell clothes and baby gear through NCMoMs?
Why should I join NCMoMs?
Raising multiples is a unique and sometimes overwhelming experience. Our supportive community helps minimize the stress and maximize the joy of having multiples. It is different from raising one child at a time, and it helps immensely to have support from other parents who understand what that means. Specific benefits of the club include a members-only online community, new member brunches, general meetings with various topics (some with a guest speaker), family events, MoMs Events, casual gatherings for dads, a monthly e-newsletter, and other parents who get what you’re going through.
Does NCMoMs offer a trial membership?
Yes, NCMoMs offers a free, 30-day prospective membership. During this trial period, prospective members are encouraged to attend a general meeting or club event so they can meet other members and learn more about the club. They also have guest access to the online forums. At the end of the 30-day period, prospective members will receive an invitation to join NCMoMs as a paid member.
How much does it cost to join? What do my dues go towards?
NCMoMs’ membership year runs from August 1 through July 31 of the following year. Annual dues are $40 for Standard Memberships and $15 for members with multiples over 5 years old, have triplets/quads, or more than one set of twins. New members who join after the start of NCMoMs’ membership year are eligible for pro-rated Standard Membership dues.
The annual dues help cover NCMoMs’ operating costs and ensure that the club can continue to offer all the great events and services to its members. NCMoMs also pays dues to be part of the Southern California Mothers of Multiples Clubs (SCMOMC) and Multiples of America/National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs (MOA/NOMOTC). These state and national organizations enable our club to have a non-profit status as well as provide insurance for our group events. MOA, (which sends members the quarterly Notebook magazine), receives $10.00 per member from the membership dues. The rest of the membership dues are used to help run NCMoMs and support our activities. Please click here for more details about membership dues.
Where and when does the club meet? What type of events does the club have?
NCMoMs’ general meetings are typically held on the third Tuesday of every month, and are hosted at member’s homes in the North County area of San Diego. New Member Brunches are usually scheduled for every 3-4 months and are hosted by a club member. The club generally has four main kids/family events, which are held seasonally: Summer Party (July or August), Fall/Halloween Party (October), Holiday Party (December), and Spring Party/Egg Hunt (March or April). These family events are often in city parks or community centers. There are two main MoMs Events: Annual Holiday Dinner (December) and Annual Installation Dinner (June). MoMs events are typically held at local restaurants and other venues. There are also additional club events scheduled throughout the year including, playdates, MoMs’/Dad’s Night Out, and fundraising/charity events.
Does NCMoMs have playgroups? How are they set up?
NCMoMs playgroups are casual get-togethers coordinated and run by members. Most often they are organized by age range, and are hosted at a member’s house or local park. Playgroup events are announced on our club’s online forum or via email.
Can I join NCMoMs even if I don’t live in North County? What area does NCMoMs serve?
NCMoMs welcome families from all over San Diego County, however our events and meetings are primarily held in the North County areas of Carlsbad, San Marcos, Oceanside, Encinitas, Escondido, Vista, etc.
How long has NCMoMs been established?
The club officially formed in the 1971 as was known as Heaven’s Mothers of Multiples until about 2007. Since then, the club’s focus has remained the same, but has been renamed to North County Mothers of Multiples to better reflect the area and demographic that we serve. NCMoMs is also a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, with membership in the Southern California Mothers of Multiples Clubs, Inc. (SCMOMC) and Multiples of America/National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs, Inc. (MOA/NOMOTC).
What kind of topics do the general meetings cover?
Past meeting topics cover a wide-variety of subjects including Travel Tips with Multiples, School Readiness, Family Traditions, Picky Eaters and more. We also have had guest speakers, such as doulas/sleep specialists, pediatricians, behavior specialists, and professional organizers at our general meetings.
What kind of discussions appear on the online forum?
Forum discussions relate most often to parenting issues like breastfeeding, sleep training, potty training, how to travel with two or more, where to find an au pair, how to hire a good nanny, should I separate my multiples in school, etc.
Can I buy and sell clothes and baby gear through NCMoMs?
Our online group has a great classifieds section where members can sell their children’s outgrown clothing, gently-used gear or baby items, or post “wanted ads” looking for items to buy from members.