Benefits

Benefits of Joining NSPOM

Meetings

General Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Wakefield center.  We meet from 7-9pm.  These meetings are a great time to meet up with other members and offer support, ask questions, laugh, cry, whatever you need to do :)  If you are curious about our club, and are expecting or already have multiples, please don’t be shy.  Come check us out and see if we are a good fit for you.  If you are unsure if you want to join our club, you are absolutely welcome to come see what we are about.  If you like what you see, we would love to have you.

Board Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month. Attending these meetings is a great way to learn about how our club works and to become more involved in events and activities.. Board meeting are open to all members

Monthly Newsletters

Monthly Newsletters are an important feature to our members, especially to those who are not able to attend meetings or events regularly. As an NSPOM member, you will receive our newsletter each month. You can read about the most recent happenings for the club, other interesting facts, and see reminders of upcoming events.

Adopt-a-Mom Program

A one-on-one support program that matches a new mom of multiples with an experienced mom. We will match moms to the best of our ability. The rest is up to you!

Meals for Moms Program

The program offers two meals for each member family that has new babies or subsequent baby(s). Expectant moms will be contacted by the Meals for Moms Program Coordinator to determine if they would like to receive meals.

Mom’s Night In Program

Member moms may request a “Mom’s Night (or day) In” within 6 months of giving birth to her multiples. Veteran moms will arrive at the members home with a simple dinner and provide support to the newly expanded family by helping with the babies (hopefully they will be awake for the volunteers to get a baby fix), answering questions and generally providing some stress relief and support for a couple of hours… think of it as a girls night in!

Member’s Only Website Area and Email Group

A Members-Only website and online discussion forums are available to paid members of NSPOM.  It is a great way to connect to other members between meetings and events.

Clothing and Equipment Sales

Held twice a year, in September and April, NSPOM sponsors this sale for the purpose of selling your multiples clothing, equipment, and toys. Tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The sale is open to everyone with an exclusive “early bird” shopping time for members. These sales are club’s biggest events of the year and are a great place to find terrific bargains on clothing, toys and equipmen

Children’s Parties

Children’s parties are held for Halloween, December Holiday, and a summer outing. Smaller events are also held throughout the year.  We encourage all of our members to come, even with your little babies.  Its a great chance to meet other parents of multiples.

Special Events

Our special events, held at varying locations include annual holiday parties (children’s party and parents’ party), Moms night out, Paint Night, and a Pamper Me Night. You can find more information on such events in the newsletter and in our online Calendar of Events.

Moms’ Night Out

Leave the kids at home and join other mothers of multiples for a fun-filled night on the town. Moms’ Night is organized by different group members, and we always encourage our members to recommend new places to try dining or dancing or even just bowling. It’s just an opportunity to have a night away from it all!

Help Line

Our NSPOM moms have experienced many issues and have volunteered to be available if any other NSPOM member is having the same issue.  If you are looking for someone to talk to about any specific issue, we can set you up with an experienced member to talk to.
Here is a listing of the specialties: Attachment Parenting Multiples, Autism/PDD, Hospitalization (NICU, RSV), Bedrest, Bladder Kidney Reflux, Breast Cancer, Breastfeeding, Colic, Developmental Delays, Early Intervention, Food Allergies, GE Reflux, Induced Labor, Medical Issues Post Partum, NICU, Peanut Allergy, Prematurity, Reflux, Special Education, Twin to Twin Transfusion (TTTS), Twin Plus One, Working Mom Issues.

Preemie Closet

Expecting multiples and may need preemie clothes? Members can select what items you would like to borrow or arrangements can be made to have them dropped off to you when your little ones arrive! What a great way to get some cute preemie attire!
Multiples are expensive enough – the preemie closet is here to help!!

Enrichment Awards

Given in the Spring, at least one parent and one children’s scholarship is awarded. The money may be used for any activity you wish (night class for parents, children’s dance class, swimming lessons, etc.). Application forms and details will be available in Multiple Happenings newsletters.

Conventions

Our club participates at the state and national level. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Fundraising

We are a non-profit group. Therefore, all operating funds are raised through our members’ efforts. Membership dues cover the membership fees for NOMOTC and MMOTA and other operating costs.

In order for us to raise money for monthly meeting expenses (room rental, speaker fees, etc.), scholarships, children’s parties, and other events, we organize fundraising activities. Without the participation of our members, we would not be able to offer all of our services.

These are just a few of the ways we share what we own and what we have learned firsthand about raising more than one child at a time. Please feel free to join us! We always welcome POMs-to-be, new POMs and experienced POMs to all of our club’s events.