Pittsburgh Toy Lending Library
5401 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
First-time mothers 35 and over sometimes have difficulty connecting with other new moms. One way to do this and to expand their new child’s world is to check out the Pittsburgh Toy Lending Library, a cooperative run by volunteers. The library is for infants through kindergarten-aged children and their parents or caregivers. It includes an indoor play space, and toys can be borrowed and taken home. Pittsburgh Toy Lending Library hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Membership levels begin at $25.
Motherhood Later…Than Sooner: 35+ Moms in Pittsburgh
This organization provides support and companionship for women who gave birth to children at age 35 or older. Meet-ups are held in various locations several times during the year, with many taking place at parks, museums or playgrounds to provide fun for the children. Members are encouraged to reach out to each other and share the unique experiences and perspectives of mature motherhood. It costs $5 a year to join.
Mothers of Multiples
North Hills Community Baptist Church
7801 Thompson Run Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Located in suburban Pittsburgh, the North Pittsburgh Mothers of Multiples is a club for mothers of twins and triplets designed to promote friendship and supply information about multiple births. The club’s programs include speakers, such as doctors or nurses, with an interest in multiple births. A New Moms Meeting – for prospective members to talk about their children aged newborn to 18 months – proceeds each monthly meeting. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at the North Hills Community Baptist Church, 7801 Thompson Run Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Dues are $40 a year.
30-Something Moms was founded by a group of Pittsburgh-area mothers who came together to make friends for themselves and their families. Scheduled activities include play dates, family events and moms’ nights out. 30-Something Moms is dedicated to protecting the privacy and security of members and has procedures in place to prevent unauthorized access to member information. It’s $7 a year to join.