Our Community

ONLINE FORUMS

THE FORUMS

Our three online forums are very active and of great benefit to our members. SMMC uses an online tool called BigTent which allows all of our members to connect in a private SMMC-only online user community. In this forum, SMMC members can ask questions, seek advice and offer support on all aspects of parenting and raising a family in Marin. Hosted online at bigtent.com, they can be accessed via a browser or a mobile app.

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GENERAL FORUM

The general forum is an excellent place for questions, recommendations and advice. With an average of 50+ posts per day, it’s full of valuable information and near-instant advice. The archives are searchable, giving you access to years of posts.

CHILDCARE FORUM

The Childcare forum is the go-to resource for anyone seeking a nanny, daycare center or babysitter. Parents recommend available childcare providers, discuss the going rate and benefits and connect on setting up sharecare situations.

CLASSIFIEDS FORUM

The Classifieds forum is full of high-quality items for sale, ranging from baby blankets to ski gear to furniture. Members can also post items they wish to buy.  The Classifieds often has excellent items posted for free, so make sure to check back often!

THE SCHOOL YEARS

THE SCHOOL YEARS SUBGROUP
Who says you have to outgrow a mother’s group? SMMC’s The School Years (TSY) team proves you’re never too experienced or your kids too big to benefit from the advice and support of fellow parents.

As our children grow and change so do our parenting questions and concerns, but our need to connect with the community around us remains. Through fun and informative activities for families with children kindergarten age or older, TSY strives to bring local parents and families together.

Parents are encouraged to join TSY through BigTent by clicking on the “Subgroup” tab and then selecting The School Years. Contact us at schoolyears@southernmarinmoms.com, with questions, suggestions or to volunteer with the team. We’re always looking for parents wanting to put their skills to use while developing fun kids’ activities.

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COMMUNITY OUTREACH

SMMC provides members an opportunity to support our local community and give back to others in need. Just a few of our programs include:

KIDS HELPING KIDS

KHK provides opportunities for SMMC parents to teach their kids about charitable giving, our larger community, and social responsibility. KHK hosts community service projects throughout the year, creates the annual SMMC Holiday Giving Guide, and provides simple ideas on how to incorporate giving in their kids’ day-to-day lives.

DONATIONS

SMMC organizes donation drives throughout the year, and in 2015 was able to donate over $2500 to various local charities. In the past, we’ve partnered with outstanding organizations like the Marin Food Bank, Ritter Center, CASA, Drawbridge, Oma Village, My New Red Shoes, Companeras, Marin Community Clinic, Head Start of Marin, Family and Children’s Law Center, Image for Success, Marin Charitable and Project Night Night.

MEALS FOR MOMS

Meals for Moms is a SMMC service that coordinates a meal delivery for members who have new babies, are on bed rest, dealing with a prolonged illness, recuperating from surgery or otherwise in need of a helping hand. If you or any SMMC mom you know is in need, please let us know at mealsformoms@southernmarinmoms.com.

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

SMMC celebrates every new arrival with an announcement in our magazine, The SMMC Crier, as well as on our BigTent forums! To place your baby’s birth announcement in the SMMC Crier, please email us at mealsformoms@southernmarinmoms.com with your baby’s name, birth date, parents’ and siblings’ names and a photo.