Stay-at-Home Mom on a Mission to Support Others
This week’s Dacula Friend and Neighbor is the president of a great local support group.
Whitney Muyres makes an important impact in our community. Through her role as president of the MOMS Club of Dacula/Hamilton Mill, she helps support other local stay-at-home moms.
Stay-at-home moms support their husbands, kids, neighbors, church, and the list goes on and on, but who do these moms turn to for support? Stay-at-home moms in the Hamilton Mill subdivision turn to Muyres and the MOMS Club.
“The MOMS Club is a non-profit international support group for stay-at-home mothers,” Muyres said. “The Club is such a good support system because all of us are going through the same challenges and we can learn from each other and be there for one another.”
Muyres also helps local moms stay active in their community with the numerous events that her chapter plans throughout the year.
“Our chapter has family activities, moms' nights out, meetings with interesting speakers, playgroups, and volunteer opportunities within the community,” Muyres explains.
One of the best things about this organization is that it creates wonderful friendships for both moms and their children.
“The most rewarding part of being the president of the MOMS Club is meeting other moms and establishing wonderful friendships for myself and for my children,” Muyres said. “I love hearing my children laugh, establishing lasting friendships, and making a difference in our community.”
As the new 2011 president, Muyres has a few main goals for the year.
“My goals are to increase fundraising to help local charities, and increase participation at MOMS Club activities and events,” she said. “I also think that it is important to make new members feel welcome.”
The MOMS Club not only provides a wonderful support outlet for stay-at-home moms, but the group is also actively involved in serving our community.
“We support the community financially and by volunteering our time and talents to local charities,” Muyres said. “We have done several fundraisers to help families coping with childhood cancer and to support our hometown heroes (policemen and firemen).”
Muyres has not always been a mom. Before becoming a full-time mother, she worked for the Federal Government (U.S. General Service Administration) as an asset manager.
“Before that I went to school at Georgia Tech, where I met and married my college sweetheart," she said. "I joined the MOMS Club in 2009 when my first born was six months old. I have served as treasurer for two years, and this is my first year as president.”
Muyres has two children. Jax is about to turn three, and her baby girl, Jadyn Belle, is six months old. Muyres said she feels fortunate to be a stay-at-home mom.
“I love having children and being fortunate enough to be able to stay home with them,” Mueyres said. “I also feel fortunate to be living in the Hamilton Mill community where there are several other full-time moms.”
Muyers is also proud to be a Dacula resident.
“I love Dacula,” she said. “There is so much here and nearby. The area has great schools, plenty of restaurants and shopping, and a wonderful community. It is also still close enough to get to downtown Atlanta when needed (like for Tech games)!”
Click here to find out more information about the MOMS Club of Dacula/Hamilton Mill or a MOMS Club near you.