FAQs about WAM

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  Who can join Wheaton Area Moms?
Eligible members must be stay-at-home moms or dads (full- or part-time) AND live within two zones of the 20902 zip code. (A complete list is given at the bottom.) Parents living outside of this area may request an exception from our club president, but please understand that the majority of our activities will happen in this area.

Q:  Do you have membership fees?
A:  We have a modest annual $18 ($1.50 per month) membership fee, which is prorated based on the month that you join. This covers basic administrative costs. In cases of financial hardship, an applicant may request a waiver of the membership fee by writing a brief request on the back of the application form. 

Q:  Does your group belong to a national club? 
A:  No, we have no affiliation with any other group.

Q:  Are my children welcome at your activities?
A:  Absolutely. We believe that being a parent shouldn’t isolate you, so children are welcome at all of our activities (except Mom’s Night Out). Of course, you don’t have to bring children to attend, but if you do, please remember that you are responsible for your child(ren)’s safety and behavior.

Q:  I am still nursing.  Is that a problem?
A:  Not at all. Nursing moms and children are always welcome. Many of us are also nursing or have nursed our own children.

Q:  Can I participate in an activity before joining?
A:  Yes.  Non-members are welcome to attend up to two public activities before deciding whether to join. However, play groups are open only to members.

Q:  Who decides what the activities will be?

A:  Our members do. We encourage all members to host activities on a regular basis. Hosting just means coordinating, and can be as simple as suggesting a time and meeting place. Our club functions best when all members participate.

Q:  Are there any required activities or events?

A:  Members are asked to participate in at least one of WAM’s service project activities every year.

Q:  Which zip codes make up the WAM boundaries?
A:  Our members live in any of the following zip codes:  20012, 20705, 20783, 20814, 20815, 20832, 20851, 20852, 20853, 20866, 20895, 20901, 20902, 20903, 20904, 20905, 20906, 20910, and 20912.