Bay Area Mocha Moms Inc. - West Contra Costa County Chapter
The Mocha Moms of Contra Costa County - West welcomes members from Crockett, Rodeo, Hercules, Pinole, El Sobrante, San Pablo, Richmond, El Cerrito, Kensington, Albany & Berkeley. While our chapter is West Contra Costa County we have members that are from other areas of Contra Costa County as well i.e. Lafayette, Orinda, Moraga, Martinez and Pleasant Hill. We even have members in Fairfield and Oakland!
The West Contra Costa County Mocha Moms is a group of multi-cultural mothers who want to make time for themselves while still supporting their families. While many of our members have eliminated employment altogether, others work part-time, flex-time, night shifts, have home-based businesses, consult or freelance from home or have chosen alternative, less demanding career paths so that they are more available to their families.
Founded in August 2004, the West Contra Costa Mocha Moms group (WCCMM) supports a diverse group of families with like values. WCCMM supports the seven pillars of the Mocha Moms platform: Non-Exclusivity, Community Activism, Support for Work-at-Home mothers, Non-partisanship, Strong Commitment to Marriage, Self-Care, and the Education of our Children. Our goal is to help moms better care for themselves, their families, and each other. We do this though our Babysitting Cooperative, "Moms Only" Outings, Support Groups, Play Groups and Family Events.
WCCMM is also open to mothers who have chosen to work outside the home and to all mothers who are raising multi-cultural children and children of color. We believe this expansion of the traditional Mocha Moms structure provides additional support for mothers who share our philosophy but who are also faced with the extra challenge of balancing a work life outside the home. We believe that mothers who are raising multi-cultural children and children of color are also part of the sisterhood we have formed.
Mocha Moms serves as an advocate for multi-cultural mothers and encourages the spirit of community activism within its membership. Mocha Moms, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Mocha Moms, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, sex, gender, socio-economic level, education, or religion. Anyone who supports the purpose of Mocha Moms, Inc. is welcome to join.
National Moms Nite Out
National Mom’s Nite Out is the first nationally organized celebration of motherhood intended to bring together today’s moms, physically and virtually. Mom’s Nite Out will unite over 150 social media groups, companies, local playgroups, mommy bloggers and mother social networks in giving moms a well deserved night off.
We are excited to be joining in the ultimate celebration of motherhood by hosting a community event for moms in the West Contra Costa County Area and beyond! Our evening for mothers will focus on renewal. This renewal will enable mothers to return to their families, refreshed and recharged with the ability to re-devote themselves to selfless acts in support of their families. The evening will be packed full of fun classes like Zumba (thank you Hilltop YMCA!!!), shopping, beauty/make-up demonstrations, spa treat vendors, wine tasting, appetizers and of course relaxation and ‘girlfriend’ bonding.
2013 Regional Conference
Nearly sixteen years ago, four women had the vision of an organization that would support the stay-at-home mother of color. Something that had never been done before. That vision has exploded into a national sisterhood reaching far beyond what our founders could have ever imagined. Our National Conference 2013 is returning to the birth place of our Mocha Moms, Inc. visionaries in Prince George's County, MD.
Join us for a 4th of July WEEKEND TO REMEMBER at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, MD.
Registration and room reservations are NOW OPEN. Details HERE.
Friday, July 5 - Sunday, July 7, 2013
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745
Ready to Join?
So we invite you, if you have already joined us for two events and would love to be an active part of our chapter, to go to the Membership page to sign up. Please forward a copy of your emailed confirmation to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the invitation to our Members Only Yahoo Group. Our Chapter name is: Contra Costa County - West. Membership dues remain a very reasonable $50 dues! Remember...membership has it's benefits.
We have a lot of exciting things in the works this year, and wanted to give you a sneak peek at what's in the works:
- Annual Black Marriage Day Dinner and Dance
- Expanding our community service efforts
- Babysitting Co-Op
- Weekend Playgroup
- School-age Field Trips/Activities
- Meetings with subject matter that we as a group want to hear about, known as "Coffee, Tea and Chat"
Our calendar will continue to include:
- Community Service (for moms AND we will have some service trojects for children as well)
- Mom's Night Out (monthly)
- Support Circle/Playgroup every 1st and 3rd Friday morning
- Family Activities (Annual BBQ, Holiday Parties, Couples Night Out, etc.)
- Mocha Moms Only Slumber Party
- Annual Mother's Day Tea
- Annual End of Summer Spa Day
- Mocha Dad's Outings (with & without the kids)
- Mocha Dins and In a Pinch
If you would like to learn more about Mocha Moms, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions. If you have any other questions please feel free to contact us with them.
We are also on Facebook now! CLICK HERE to view our chapter page. Also a great way to stay up to date on our open events and things going on around our area that may not necessarily be "Mocha Moms" Events. Like Us and Share it with Friends!
Remember Mocha Moms is an organization that Celebrates the Sisterhood of Motherhood! Just because you don't have a baby or a preschooler does not mean that Mocha Moms is not for you! As a Mother, we can all use the support of other Mothers! We can all learn from one another. We look forward to meeting you and your families soon!
Wishing you Much Mocha Love in 2013 and beyond,
The Contra Costa County - West Mocha Moms, Inc. Executive Board
~Timiza, Elicia, Brandie and Michelle
The National Chapter of Mocha Moms, Incorporated is not responsible for the design and content of these web pages. They are the sole responsibility of the Contra Costa County - West Chapter of Mocha Moms Inc.