Support Groups

This page is dedicated to providing you with information on support groups in the area and how to contact them for more information. Included in this listing are groups for moms-to-be, new moms, moms of toddlers, moms of twins or more, moms of children with special needs, organized mom-and-tot playgroups, educational groups and more. If you have or participate in a group not listed here, please email us with the details and how you can be reached.
Keeping up with the housework and help with de-cluttering

FLYLady.net is a great resource to get rid of CHAOS (Can’t Have Anyone Over Syndrome). This site is a lifesaver for organizing your home and for blessing your family. Visit this site for tips and routines and for much needed support of other SHEs (Sidetracked Home Executives). You won’t believe the difference this site can make in your life.

Play, Training & Support Groups

HOST Homeschooling Organization of South Texas 361-334-2027 www.cchomeschool.com. The Home Schooling Organization of South Texas is a Christian support group for homeschoolers. We try to serve home- schoolers by providing a monthly newsletter, regular field trips, weekly positive socialization times (Park Day), parent support meetings (also Park Day). Activities such as Science, Fine Arts, and Geography Fairs to give our children chances to show what they have learned. Membership in this organization is contingent on the payment of yearly dues (this year it is $41) and “good standing with the organization.” HOST is governed by an elected Board of Officers.

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) MOPS.org recognizes that the years from infancy to kindergarten are foundational in a mother-child relationship and are filled with unique needs. MOPS exists to meet the needs of every mom – urban and suburban moms, stay-at-home and working moms, teen, single, and married moms – moms with different lifestyles who all share a similar desire to be the very best moms they can be! Click the web site link above to find out about all of the exciting things this group has to offer AND to find a group to join near you!
La Leche League www.lalecheleague.org (LLL) meetings offer mothers and expectant mothers an opportunity to learn about breastfeeding and mothering in a casual setting. Each group meets once a month to discuss a breastfeeding topic. Mothers and their babies are welcome to join in the discussion or to just attend. There is an optional membership though no fee is charged to attend the meetings. See the Calendar of Events for these and other meetings.
New Neighbors League (NNL) is a group that welcomes people who have lived in Corpus Christi for less than 1 year. They hold a Coffee and a Luncheon once a month and have many clubs. Bunco, Bowling, and Dinner Groups. If you are interested in finding out more about the New Neighbors League please contact: 888-7355.

Scouting Groups

American Heritage Girls www.americanheritagegirls.com. A Christian based scouting program for girls grades K-12. Program emphasizes: Life Skill Enhancement through multi-level badge progarm. Girl leadership, developing teamwork & building self-confidence. Character development through community service and citizenship programs. Social development through organized special events, spiritual development through religious awards program. There are 4 troops in the area. 2 in Corpus Christi, 1 in Calallen and 1 in Portland, Judy Peterson 739-4463 for more information. Great Web Resource Sites for Health, Safety & More:

American Academy of Pediatrics

www.aap.org

Child Development Medical Resource

www.childdevelopmentinfo.com

Coalition for Quality Children’s Media

www.cqcm.org

Consumer Product Safety Commission

www.cpsc.gov

Health Monitor free subscription

www.healthmonitor.com

Healthlink USA-links 1,000’s health sites

www.healthlinkusa.com

Juvenile Product Manufacturers Assoc

www.jpma.org

National Highway Traffic Safety Admin

www.nhtsa.dot.gov

National Safe Kids Campaign

www.safekids.org

Red Cross

www.redcross.org

Send your support group listings to: celebratemamas@gmail.com