ANNUAL MEET THE OFFICERS DINNER
The annual dinner is a fun evening for everyone. During the fall, we reserve a room at a local restaurant and invite moms to leave the kids at home with dad, put on their grown-up clothes and join us for a relaxing dinner and socializing. As part of the evening’s activities, we introduce the club’s new board members. Join us for an evening of fun, friends and fine dining!
ANNUAL NEW MEMBERS’ BRUNCH
The annual brunch is a wonderful way to meet everyone else who has joined during the past year. During the spring, we dress up a room at our meeting place and invite moms to leave the kids at home with dad, put on their grown-up clothes and join us for a relaxing brunch and socializing. Join us for a morning of fun, friends and good food!
BED REST BUDDIES
If you’ve been put on bed rest, you are not alone! Many mothers of twins were once in your shoes. The Bed Rest Buddies program is designed to provide support and encouragement for expectant mothers of twins on bedrest. If you are interested in becoming a Bed Rest Buddy, or would like to be matched up with one, please email [bedrest @ mmota – founding . org].
BIG/LITTLE SISTER PROGRAM
The Big/Little Sister program is all about matching experienced mothers of twins with new mothers of twins. If you are expecting or just had twins, want to share the your experiences, need a sympathetic ear, or even just would like to contact another mom of multiples to ask a question or two, this program gives you the opportunity to share your experiences with a “seasoned” mother who has already been there and knows just what you’re going through.
Being a big/little sister means different things to different people. Some Big/Little Sisters never meet except to talk on the phone. Some big/little sisters meet once a week for playtime or at parks. Being a Big/Little Sister is an arrangement that is entirely up to you.
If you’re a new mom, or even if you’re already a mom but these are your first twins, the Big/Little Sister Program can provide you with mentorship in the incredible experience of having twins.
If you’re a seasoned mother of twins and you’d like to pass on that wisdom and maybe share a funny story or two about your experience, we’d love to have you as a Big Sister to one of our new moms.
If you are already a member of MMOTA-Founding Chapter, please go to the Members Only Area to find out more and to sign up for the big/little sister program. Or email [bigsister @ mmota – founding .org].
Our board meetings are open to all members. They are a great opportunity to have a say in how our club functions. All of our board members are volunteers, and we’re always looking for help in creating new activities and opportunities for our members.
Helping can mean becoming a board member or becoming a member of a subcommittee or giving an hour of your time each week. Either way, you can make a difference. Usually our members volunteer because they want to make a difference and to say thank you for all the help and advice they’ve received from other club members. But usually they keep volunteering because of all the fun and wonderful times they share with other volunteers. Even if you’ve only got an hour to spare to call an expectant mom on bed-rest, to send an email of comfort or to share some good news, we would love to hear from you!
Our state organization, Massachusetts Mothers of Twins Association (MMOTA), sponsors an annual convention in November. Recent conventions have been held in Burlington, Plymouth, Milford and even just over the Massachusetts border in Nashua, NH! The two-day event consists of an entertaining evening of music and laughter on Friday night, and on Saturday an informative day of workshops and knowledgeable speakers on topics of interest to our members.
Each year in July hundreds of members of our national organization, National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs (NOMOTC), gather for the annual meeting and convention that is held in some of the most exciting cities in the country. In the past, conventions have been held in Oklahoma City and Memphis, Orlando and San Diego. In addition to the taking care of the business of the national organization, this event offers camaraderie and bonding with other mothers of multiples from across the country. Convention attendees have an opportunity to hear expert speakers and attend special workshops on a variety of subjects which offer assistance to clubs and individuals.
Cope meetings are informal monthly gatherings for mothers-to-be, new moms and “seasoned” mothers of multiples. Hosted by other MOTs and attended by prospective and current members, cope meetings provide a safe, friendly place for you to ask questions, share problems or just sit and listen.
These are very informal “chat” sessions where we can discuss problems or just talk to other mothers of multiples. Everyone shares tips and ideas on how to survive parenting multiples during the early years. These meetings are usually held in a member’s home, on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Find out when and where the next meeting is by checking the Members-Only Area, or by contacting our COPE co-chairs by emailing [cope @ mmota – founding . org].
Each year, MMOTA – Founding hosts a number of family fun activities. The Halloween party is always a blast, with over 100 twins in costumes! We also host pool parties, an afternoon at an indoor play space, a summer picnic, and other great outings. Members can find out more information through our Members-Only Area.
MOT NIGHT OUT
Sometimes, you just need to get out! From time to time, MMOTA-Founding organizes an “MOT Night Out.” Join your fellow MOTs at a nearby restaurant or event for child-free socializing and fun!
PREEMIE SUPPORT GROUP
We are just starting our Preemie Support Group for moms of twins who are were born early and have a stay in the NICU. The group is designed to match seasoned moms with moms who are going through it right now.
Part of this group includes our recently established a “Preemie Lending Library,” primarily as a resource for members who give birth prematurely. To assist new MOTs, we have collected some equipment that can be loaned out on an as-needed basis. Most items are preemie-specific (e.g. unused preemie bottles, car beds, preemie clothing), while others can be used by all new MOTs (e.g. twin nursing pillows, reflux wedges, unused pumping supplies). We also have experienced MOTs whose twins were born prematurely and are willing to talk to anyone who has questions. Please email [preemie @ mmota – founding . org] to be connected with the Preemie Support Group.