Two whole years ago TODAY, the Fort Worth Moms Blog Neighbor Groups began.
These online Facebook groups were created in 2016 with hopes of connecting moms in the Tarrant County areas. In 2017, we nurtured these Neighbor Groups and have watched them thrive. It has been such a humbling experience to see local moms — and now dads(!) — connect with one another and build friendships.
Needless to say, our Neighbor Groups have grown beyond our wildest dreams!
These groups would NOT be what they are today if not for our fabulous team of Neighbor Group leaders, whom we could never thank enough for all the time they have dedicated — and continue to dedicate — to facilitate discussion in the Neighbor Groups, for creating and updating play date events and meet-ups, and for all the things in between to connect YOU, dear reader, with other parents in your area.
To celebrate the SECOND anniversary of our Neighbor Groups, we want to shower ALL of our Neighbor Group members with lots of love! We have a very exciting giveaway including products from Poo~Pourri, The Trend Shop, and Lane that will be shared in ALL of our Neighbor Groups this week for ONE lucky member to win. So, if you’re thinking about joining a Neighbor Group or two, now is the time do it!
So, what exactly is this Neighbor Group thing? Neighbor Groups are Facebook groups managed by FWMB for moms and dads throughout Tarrant County, from Keller to Cleburne, from Aledo to Arlington, and everywhere in between. We have localized Neighbor Groups, topical Neighbor Groups including ad dads group, and a Tarrant County moms conversation Neighbor Group to connect ALL the moms in and around Tarrant County. Each group has an assigned Neighbor Group leader who facilitates discussion and represents his or her neighborhood/interest group/etc. The Neighbor Group leaders for our localized groups also plan monthly play dates for the members of their groups. Neighbor Groups are our solution for making our big city feel small; our way of taking the online FWMB community and fostering real-life, face-to-face friendships and support systems for parents in our area. Our hope is to create a safe place for moms (and dads!) from all walks of life to share stories and to receive encouragement.
How can I join? It’s simple! There are no fees, no memberships, and no minimum attendance or participation requirements. When you visit the Neighbor Group Facebook page you wish to join, you simply click the “Join” tab or input your name into the “Add Members” field. Easy peasy.
What areas have Neighbor Groups? Below is a list of our current groups. These boundaries are general, so feel free to join as many groups as you’d like. Click the name to be directed to that group’s Facebook page.
Tarrant County West (think Saginaw, Lake Worth, White Settlement, Eagle Mountain, Azle, Haslet)
Tarrant County North (think Keller, Watauga, Roanoke)
Tarrant County Northeast (think Colleyville, Grapevine, Southlake, Westlake)
Tarrant County South (think Crowley, Burleson, Cleburne)
Northwest Fort Worth (think the areas north of I-30, west of I-35W, inside the 820 loop)
Central Fort Worth (think within a five-mile radius of downtown Fort Worth)
Southeast Fort Worth (think the areas south of I-30, east of I-35W, inside the 820 loop)
Southwest Fort Worth (think the areas south of I-30, west of I-35W, inside the 820 loop)
HEB (think Hurst, Euless, Bedford)
Aledo West (think Aledo and west into Weatherford)
Arlington Area (think Arlington proper, including south to Mansfield and Kennedale, etc.)
What if I’m looking to connect with moms who are walking a special road like me? Sometimes life gets complicated. Sometimes life doesn’t go as planned. Sometimes life goes against the grain and you find yourself in a situation that your friends cannot fully understand. We get it. That’s why, in addition to our area groups, we also host topical groups where moms can find support from other moms walking that special road. These groups are not bound by area.
What if I’m . . . a Dad? Don’t worry, dad! We have a group for YOU too!
What if I’m looking for something to connect me with MORE moms in Tarrant County? Our Tarrant County Moms :: Community + Conversation group is the place to go for asking the mom questions and for seeking advice from alllll moms in Tarrant County.
What if I have an idea for a new topical group? As time goes on, we want to add more groups to our family. If you are interested in becoming a topical group leader for the Fort Worth Moms Blog, send us an email (laur[email protected]) and we will see how we can get you involved. Big things are happening in Tarrant County! We can hardly contain ourselves!
How can I get more information about possibly being a Neighbor Group leader for my area or topical group? Some of our Neighbor Groups have Neighbor Group leaders already; however, we’d love to hear from you! Sometimes life happens, seasons change, and a Neighbor Group leader position will become available, so it never hurts to introduce yourself and express interest.
Currently, we need leaders for:
- Aledo West
- Southeast Fort Worth
- Northwest Fort Worth
- Tarrant County Northeast
- Adoptive Moms
- Moms of Multiples
If you are interested in becoming a Neighbor Group leader for one of these areas, would like to express interest in becoming a facilitator for one of our Neighbor Groups, and/or have any questions regarding our Neighbor Groups, please email us at [email protected]