Welcome!  The Golden Gate Mothers Group is a San Francisco-based mothers group that focuses on moms and all things motherhood.

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We have over 4200 members and are always welcoming more. If you're a woman living in San Francisco who is expecting or has at least one child under 12 years old, come join us! We provide an amazing array of services for moms in San Francisco--our very popular newsletter, forums, classifieds, events for kids, moms, and families, and lots more.

GGMG helps connect moms with similar-aged children and similar interests in the form of playgroups and special interest groups. 

Members run the playgroups themselves, and many groups become quite close and last years! Find out more about our playgroups.


Support Early Literacy by Donating New Books to Raising a Reader, January 1-31

GGMG is partnering with Raising A Reader to host a fund drive from January 1- 31. Consider donating new books or cash to them now.

Raising A Reader, San Francisco, Alameda & Contra Costa Counties builds early literacy through family engagement (http://rarbayarea.org). Their programs support families to read with their young children from birth by providing access to high quality children’s books, training for parents, and support for early childhood educators. Twenty-five years of research has shown that engaging families in daily book-sharing fosters early brain development, builds early literacy skills, strengthens social and emotional development, and lays the groundwork for a child’s academic success. Learn more about how RAR is closing the opportunity gap for more than 17,000 Bay Area children here: http://rarbayarea.org/about-us/f-a-q/

By donating much needed books to Raising A Reader, we as GGMG moms can truly make a difference in the lives of children at greatest risk of falling behind. . Purchasing guidelines for the items include:

  • Books should be NEW.
  • Books appropriate for ages 0 to 6 years old.
  • Raising A Reader has a list of specific books they would love to receive as they reinforce specific literacy skills such as phonological awareness, building vocabulary, critical thinking, etc. They will be using the books from our drive as giveaways to build home and classroom libraries. Please purchase from this list as much as possible.
  • Raising A Reader also provides Chinese-language books to children. Due to the specific nature of these books, they purchase these from a specific vender. To donate Chinese books, cash donations are appreciated.
Please consider joining us in support of Raising A Reader in one of four ways:
  1. 1. Purchasing books from the Raising A Reader Amazon wish list. www.bit.ly/raramazon
  2. Ordering online from your preferred retailer
  3. Donating funds directly to Raising A Reader
  4. Neighborhood drop-off
More details can be found here.

GGMG is excited that we raised over $16,000 for HPP!

GGMG is so excited to have raised over 16K for Homeless Prenatal Program. We have enjoyed a wonderful partnership with them over the years and this drive is our best yet. We appreciate all of our amazing donors that contributed toward the drive, we couldn't have done it without you!

"Thank you to all your members for helping HPP reach thousands of families in need in our community. We are honored by your support and incredibly grateful for GGMG's continued -- and impressive -- generosity. We are truly thankful for this partnership." - Martha Ryan, Founder and ED, HPP

Updated! Forum Guidelines

The discussion forums are the most popular and widely-used resource for GGMG members. Click here to learn more about what types of posts are allowed in the forums and how you can make the most of these online discussions.


GGMG Named one of Babble's Top Parenting Listservs


GGMG has been named one of Babble's Top 30 Parenting Listservs of 2011!
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GGMG Members Discount Program

GGMG members can obtain valuable discounts from participating local retailers and service providers.

Interested in offering a discount to our members? Find out more about the program and enroll here.

Parks & Playgrounds

San Francisco has nearly 100 playgrounds in the city, so why not try somewhere new?  And new is right--playgrounds are continually being renovated. Check out our survey of San Francisco playgrounds with pictures, directions, and helpful tips!

Our Just-for-Moms Committee organizes events that are designed only for moms (and sometimes dads) such as CPR training, cooking classes, a night at the movies, trips to a spa, dinners, brunches, exercise classes, etc. All kinds of things to do without the kids!
Our Kids Activities Committee plans events for children, newborn to kindergarten age, that include fun, age-appropriate events several times a month.
Our Social Events Committee hosts three fantastic annual events (Halloween Party, Egg Hunt, and Summer Fair) for the entire family.
Join a group of mothers who have similar-aged children (or due dates!) at a Playgroup Formation Event.  Events are held at venues around SF and vary between week nights and weekends to accommodate different schedules.
GGMG, in partnership with Parents Place, hosts a variety of parenting seminars and workshops. Check the events calendar for upcoming sessions.
The Careers Committee organizes career focused events that include networking with other mothers and local companies/recruiters. We help mom’s navigate both their careers and kids successfully. Check the events calendar often for upcoming sessions.

Nurture ourselves, our children, our partners and our community.
Create an environment of support, information sharing and connection.
Learn, teach, create, have fun and provide balance in the lives of our growing families.

Our Motto: We are a work in progress...
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