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Triangle Mommies plans meet ups in July

Posted July 8, 2011

Triangle Mommies, the online support group for moms, will have some meet and greets for new and prospective members this month.

Here's where you'll find them:

  • 9:30 a.m., July 12, The Wake Zone Coffee Shop, 6108 Old Jenks Rd., Apex.
  • 10 a.m., July 13, Bean Traders Inc., 249 W NC Hwy 54, Homestead Market, Durham.
  • 2 p.m., July 16, CafĂ© Buongiornos, 3607 Falls River Ave., Raleigh
  • 9:30 a.m., July 20, Triangle Town Center Play Area, 5959 Triangle Town Blvd., Raleigh
  • 9:30 a.m., July 22, Chick-fil-A, 801 Village Walk Dr., Holly Springs

Kids are more than welcome at the events. For details on Triangle Mommies, click here.


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  • jenniferww Jul 18, 2011

    I think TriangleMommies is getting a bad rap here. Of course, it can't be everything to everyone, but it's an incredible resource for moms in the area. Sure, not everyone will agree but for everyone on the right complaining there are just as many folks on the left (of any issue - not just politics) who are also upset. That tells me that it's a diverse group of women (many of whom I'd never get to know/interact with were it not for the site). I've made some of my closest friends on the site, received amazing support and advice (as well as bad advice that I choose to ignore) and think that aside for a couple of hot topics (that will also cause flame wars on other mom sites), the site is incredibly supportive and friendly.

    I think anyone living within the area should at least try it for herself and make your own decisions rather than going off of a few bad reviews from folks who many have personal axes to grind.

  • illnevertell Jul 12, 2011

    This site is not a "friendly group of moms" and all sunshine and rainbows it tries to come across as. Yes there are a few moms who are really nice and will honestly give great advice and want to meet you. But good luck finding them over the trolls who lurk the site just to fight over the way you raise your kids, your religious beliefs (Christians beware, though any other religious group the Atheist seem to not have a problem with because they are not the "popular religious group in the US"), what you feed your child, what you decide on your vaccinations. Pretty much anything and everything about who you are as a person and mother will come under fire on that site. But if you like talking smack on the internet and have nothing better to do with your time, this is the PERFECT site for you! But if you are truly looking to find a supportive mom group, go else where. You'd probably have more luck at a playground talking to moms there versus going on this website.

  • southerncharmsfarm Jul 11, 2011

    Wow! Thank you everyone for the insight, I had no idea. At first I thought I was being a bit mean for bashing the group because I felt they were leaving mom's out who could benefit from what they had to offer. Now I see that I'm not missing a single thing! Thank you all very much!

  • JaniceJoplin Jul 11, 2011

    What started as a fabulous avenue for new moms to connect with other moms is no longer in existence. TriangleMommies is not the connection source as prided in previous years. From being ostracized for belief to segregation of socio-economic status, TriangleMommies does nothing but perpetuate the high school drama so many of us fled in our teens. Furthermore, "they" escalate the insecurities of new moms by preying on their decisions and opening the portal of negativity and self doubt. And, if you still aren't sure about this group, then just attend one of the many well established play dates. You are sure to be grinned over, given false sense of welcome, and then forgotten about. The ones who established this group no longer associate with it. TriangleMommies is beyond recognition this point and has morphed into an entity so far from its original purpose that calling it a "mommy group" is quite the misnomer. Its merely a platform of popularity contests and a pitiful disguise for a 50

  • beingmom3 Jul 11, 2011

    Be thankful you aren't allowed into the cult. They have to constantly recruit new members because the only ones that stick around are the troublemakers and the ones that can do no wrong. Drama is very high on that site. People complaining about their spouses, their children, their neighbors, etc. If you don't "support" the poster by telling them what they want to hear, then you aren't being supportive and you will be disciplined. The stay at home moms don't like the working moms. The bottle babies are inferior to the breastfeed babies. The Christians fight with the Atheists. The playgroups have been well established and although you are allowed to attend, they'll make you uncomfortable enough to never return. I would LOVE to know where the "normal" ones went so I could join a new site!

  • ur12lolcookie Jul 11, 2011

    It started out as a great group of women (I have heard the "normal" ones have started their own groups) but after they all left it went downhill fast. That place is run like a communist death camp. You try to give supportive responses and helpful advice and they shut you out and threaten to ban you. Really! If you don't say something they agree with then forget it, you are treated like an outcast. They then will target your posts. And there are some crunchy people on there (i.e. hippies) that are trolls and they follow all your posts and disagree and post report every single comment you post. If you like to join a bunch of liberal atheist hippies, this is the site for you. Otherwise stay far, far away. Join MOPS!

  • youwillneverknow Jul 11, 2011

    I understand your frustration southerncharmsfarm but you really aren't missing much. teh group has a few nice, helpful women and then a bunch of catty members who will argue about anything. I quit a couple of years ago because the debates about religion/atheism got to be so ridiculous. A handful of women decided to make the group about them instead of about supporting each other as moms and meeting new friends. If you want a place to complain about your husband or mother in-law, this is the group for you. If you want support for being a new mom you're better off at Babycenter or with a MOPS group.

  • southerncharmsfarm Jul 10, 2011

    Do not support this group. The organizational goal says there are there to promote a safe, confident, fun community for mothers. They list the above locations as meet and greets for new and prospective members. What they don't tell you, is that if you do not live in specific areas in North Carolina they will not allow you to join, or benefit from any of the informational resources other mothers have to offer. I live only apprx. 20 miles from Wake and because of this, I am not allowed to join Triangle Mommies. How does this aid other mothers or new mothers? Location should not limit individuals who are interested in joining. How is this helpful in anyway? I am very discouraged to learn of this news. I would think that mothers would be open to helping other mothers at all times, not deny them simply because they are not from a designated 'area'.