A group of local women has put together a support system for Aberdeen area mothers called Hub City Moms. Lisa Wobst, who co-leads the organization along with Jessica Fischer, says their group used to be a branch of the international nonprofit MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), but this year they decided to break away from MOPS and create their own community. “We wanted to put our own spin on things and make the group better accessible to all women. We were able to significantly reduce sign-up dues and to open it up to all moms, no matter who they are or what stage of parenting they are in.”
Currently, Hub City Moms has about 50 members who meet at New Life Church every other week during the school year. Child care is provided at their meetings so moms can enjoy a volunteer-made breakfast, participate in activities, and listen to experts in the community who come in and deliver education on popular parenting topics. Lisa explains, “Every meeting has its own theme. For example, one week we had the Aberdeen Police Department talk to us about child safety, and another time we had a child psychologist from Northern come in and talk about childhood anxiety.” She adds that their goal is to be a place where women feel welcomed to come and learn, feel empowered, and share their experiences with friends. // — Jenny Roth
For more information about joining Hub City Moms, find them on Facebook or call Lisa Wobst at 515-333-8688.