Mocha Moms Coming to Pittsburgh!!! Heather Hopson May 25, 2012 Uncategorized I love my city. Pittsburgh, or shall I say Sixburgh, since the Steelers brought home six Superbowl titles, is a wonderful place to raise your kids. We’re home to world-renowned health systems, award-winning schools, and you can’t beat the cost of living! As a matter of fact, just last year, we bumped Honolulu out-of-the-way and were named the most livable city in the US. Now, that’s pretty bad ass if you ask me, being that we don’t have any beaches. Now, I have one more reason to call my hometown awesome. Recently, I attended a Mocha Moms, Inc. interest group meeting. (If you haven’t heard of this amazing organization, just click on the Mommy Minutes tab and read my one-on-one interview with Mocha Moms Co-founder and President Emerita, Cheli English-Figaro.) About a dozen moms showed up, to find out how we can charter a chapter in Pittsburgh. It reminded me of a college sorority, since we came together with common interests and goals. Instead of planning to tailgate, we set up play dates. Like a Greek organization, there is also a focus on community service and sisterhood. Although the group is made up of mostly moms of color, membership is open to everyone, regardless of race, religion, or socio-economic background. You also don’t have to be a stay-at-home mom to join! The organization is even more attractive, since annual dues total only $20 to $40. At the interest meeting, moms swapped stories, gave advice, and exchanged phone numbers. Our host, Cythnia Levy-Mendoza, talked about her experiences as a Mocha Mom in Queens, New York and why she wanted to start a local chapter. Want to charter a chapter in your city or become a general member? Log onto www.mochamoms.org to find out how! Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.