If you’re a mom in the Rockford area, it can be hard to get out and meet people. Thankfully, there are several moms groups, playgroups, and support groups where you can connect with other women going through the same joys and difficulties that you are.
Here is a list of playgroups, moms clubs, and support groups in the area that meet both in-person and online.
In-Person Moms Groups and Playgroups
In-person moms groups and playgroups allow you to meet fellow moms and socialize your kids in public or at members’ homes. These groups are a good way to meet moms who are also figuring out motherhood one day at a time.
Playgroups in Rockford
These playgroups offer a chance to interact with other moms while your children play. There are yearly costs associated with these playgroups that range from $20-25 per year.
MOMS Club of Rockford, Illinois
The club is part of an international organization for part-time and full-time stay at home moms. They offer playdates, mom’s night out, field trips and more. This group includes moms living in Rockford, Belvidere, Caledonia, Machesney Park, Loves Park, Poplar Grove, Cherry Valley, Rockton, Byron, Roscoe, South Beloit and Winnebago.
MOMS Club of Rock County
The club is part of an international organization for part-time and full-time stay at home moms. They offer playdates, mom’s night out, field trips and more. This group includes moms living in Beloit, Janesville and other cities in Rock County.
Ogle County Mom’s Group
This group is for moms in Ogle County. They offer playdates, mom’s night out and more.
Moms Groups in Rockford
Moms groups offer a chance to interact with other moms while your children are supervised by provided childcare. Costs vary for each group.
MomSTRONG is a ministry for all greater Rockford area moms with children birth through elementary school age. They meet the third Monday of every month at Central Christian Church in Rockford from 9 am – 12 pm. This group is FREE to attend and offers free childcare. Register here.
MMORE (Moms of Multiples of the Rockford Expanse)
This group is specifically for moms of multiples (twins, triplets, etc.). They meet once per month for a night out at a restaurant and have family-friendly events throughout the year.
Hope Moms Group
Hope Evangelical Free Church
5656 Elevator Rd., Roscoe, IL
1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 9 – 11 am during the school year
Maywood Evangelical Free Church
3621 Samuelson Rd., Rockford, IL
1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 9 – 11 am during the school year
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)
MOPS is an international organization created to help moms connect with other moms face to face while their children are safe and making friends. MOPS starts at $31.95 per year, but may have additional costs if childcare is included.
There are quite a few MOPS groups in the Stateline area. Find the group closest to you here or check this list:
Christ the Rock Lutheran Church MOPS Group
8330 Newburg Rd, Rockford, IL
1st and 3rd Mondays from 6 – 8 pm
Rockford Area MOPS Group
8330 Newburg Rd., Rockford, IL
1st and 3rd Fridays from September through May from 9 – 11 am
Mighty Mom Village MOPS Group
10816 Main St., Roscoe, IL
1st Wednesday of each month September through May from 6:15 – 8 pm
Central Christian Church Janesville
4450 Milton Ave St. 201, Janesville, WI
1st Monday from 6 – 8 pm
New Life MOPS Group
2416 N. Wright Rd., Janesville, WI
2nd Tuesday from 6 – 8 pm
Breastfeeding Moms Groups in Rockford
If you’re a new mom who is breastfeeding and wants some support and encouragement, consider joining one of these local breastfeeding groups. Moms don’t need to register and groups are free to attend.
Swedish American Breastfeeding Support Group
1340 Charles St., 2nd Floor Conference Room, Rockford, IL
Tuesdays from 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Mercyhealth Breastfeeding Support Group
Javon Bea Hospital
8201 E. Riverside Blvd., Fourth Floor Room 4141, Rockford, IL
Wednesdays from 10 am – 11 am
MOBB (Mothers of Beautiful Babies)
This group is for both breastfeeding and formula feeding moms
OSF Saint Anthony Playroom
5666 E. State St., Rockford, IL
Tuesdays from 12 pm – 2 pm
Mom and Baby Fitness Groups and Classes in Rockford
If you’d like to participate in mom and baby fitness groups or classes, here are some options in the Rockford area. If you’d prefer to join a traditional gym and workout while your child plays, here’s a list of gyms with childcare.
Infertility Groups in Rockford
If you’re struggling to become a mom, it can feel very lonely. But you are not alone! There are groups to help support you on your journey in the Rockford area.
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association Rockford Infertility Support Group
Saint Anthony Room at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center
5666 E. State St., Rockford, IL
1st Tuesday at 7:30 pm
Online Local Groups for Moms
If you’d prefer to interact with other moms online or you want to chat on Facebook before you attend an in-person event then check out these local online moms groups. These are places where you can share experiences and get opinions from other moms and organize meetups and playdates.