How to make friends with other moms in the Chattanooga area

Motherhood can be joyful, difficult and sometimes seemingly impossible, and all of those circumstances are made better by having other moms around to share the experience. Whether you're new to the area or just new to meeting other mamas, here are a few groups to seek out if you're looking for recommendations, support, friendship, advice, workout buddies or all of the above. Some are general groups directed at all local moms, while others target more specialized interests, from exercise to political activism to homeschooling.

Chattanooga Moms

Chattanooga Moms has a general group for area moms on Facebook with almost 6,000 members, as well as eight neighborhood community groups ranging in size from about 400 to more than 1,000 members. Groups are active in Ooltewah/Harrison/Birchwood, East Brainerd/Brainerd/East Ridge, Red Bank/Signal Mountain, North Shore/Downtown/St.