Do you Yahoo!?
Most of you know that urbanMamas grew from a yahoo-group a few years ago; that group is now defunct. Here at urbanMamas, we often get emails from mamas and papas all throughout Portland, looking for a playgroup or like-minded parents or stay-at-home parents or working parents. We come in all strains and varieties. Chances are, there's a yahoo group out there for you to connect with other parents!
I am personally a member of lots of yahoo groups. My old standbys for Portland family-related groupie action include: Mamananda (an active & supportive group of mamas in North Portland), the Overlook Network (a group for family-related announcements in the Overlook neighborhood), urbanMamasRun (a group of mamas of all levels who like to run and connect for races or runs), and outdoormamaspdx (mamas who hike, bike, paddle and a forum for planning monthly excursions). Tonight, I just found and joined MOB_Moms on Bikes, and can't wait to use the group to talk about family biking gear or even get together for family rides.
The yahoo group world is endless. There are the Sellwood Playgroup Association groups. There are 85 "Portland Mom" yahoo groups and about 137 "Portland Families" yahoo groups. From an archived post, Kirstin offers:
If you're in Milwaukie, there is a chapter of Moxie Moms in your area:
There is a group called Clackamas County Moms:
Do you Yahoo!? Which groups do you belong to?