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The moment a child is born, the mother is also born.

The Mothers' Center of Central NJ is a non-profit organization committed to raising the status of women as mothers. Established in 1978, we are a local chapter of the National Mothers’ Center. Through daytime and evening activities we offer many opportunities for local moms to connect.  Our philosophy is built on a foundation of peer support and education. One of our moms said it best in a recent newsletter:



The idea of something for the kids and something for me is a little bit of why I need and enjoy the Mothers’ Center so is a place that lets me be myself and my children have fun, too, and I don’t have to apologize for it. I can do Zumba or chat with my friends, and my children can play with theirs. The beauty of the Mothers’ Center is that it helps with the stress instead of adding to it – crazy, I know!! Another thing that I love about the center is that there are so many different types of women coming together, and in most cases, it feels like the center offers something for everyone.


Take a tour of the Center and meet our members at the next Open House. New members are welcome anytime.


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Find out more about our third annual 5k Run/Walk fundraiser.

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Thurs, August 7

Evening Book Group

Join us for a fun, informal book discussion and desserts!The book for August is “The Eyre Affair” by Jasper Fforde. Finishing not required!

Tues, August 12


Picking fruit and vegetables with your family and friends is a great daytrip outing to do with a healthy bonus at the end! Afterward we will be gathering for a picnic so don’t forget to pack your lunch!

Mon, August 18

Sprayground Meet-up

Come on out and enjoy the spray ground in the company of other Mothers’ Center moms and kids. Pack a lunch and stay all day!

Friday, August 22

Pool Day

Pool Days are one of our favorite Summer activities. Grab your towels, sunscreen, pack a lunch (or buy it there) and stay as long as you like. It’s a great place for all ages.

Thurs. Sept 4

Evening Book Group

Join us for a fun, informal book discussion and desserts! The book for September is “Tomcat in Love" by Tim O'Brien. Come even if you haven't read the book!

Tues. Sept. 23

Fall Open House

Please join us for our Fall Open House. This is an opportunity to check out the Mothers’ Center and see who and what we are. Meet other members and register for Fall groups. Everyone is welcome!

See our newsletter (PDF) to find out more.