Prospective Member FAQs


What does membership cost?
MONA membership dues are $30 annually.  There is a registration fee of $20 for new members. Membership period runs from July 1 - June 30. Dues may be prorated based on when you join.

I was a member previously, but forgot to renew. Do I have to pay the registration fee?

Yes. If your dues were not paid during our annual renewal period you are welcome to rejoin. However, you will be charged as a new member, which includes dues and the registration fee.


What is the criteria for MONA membership?
Members must be a parent or primary caregiver, and reside in one of the following zip codes:  22201, 22203, 22205, 2207, 22209 or 22213.

If you live outside of our zip code boundary, there are several active groups in the area. Here are a few:
I am moving to north Arlington but do not have an address yet.  Can I still join?
Yes.  Contact our administrative manager for more information.

Is MONA just for stay-at-home moms?

No.  MONA welcomes parents and other primary caregivers from all family structures.  Check out our history on how we grew from 15 stay-at-home moms in a member’s basement to an inclusive and thriving organization of over 2000 members.


I'm a care provider/nanny who works in north Arlington. Can I join MONA?
MONA is a support group for primary caregivers, who live in north Arlington, not for nannies or other paid caregivers.

Is MONA just for families with young babies/kids?
Not at all. While there are a ton of outlets within MONA for new and expecting parents, there are just as many events and resources for all ages and stages.

I’m expecting my first child. Does it make sense to join before baby arrives?

Definitely.  We have subgroups and resources for expecting parents.  Also, many of our members use our forums to purchase baby gear or get advice.

I am not a mom.  Is MONA for me?
Yes!  MONA welcomes parents and other primary caregivers from all family structures.  Check out our history on how we grew from 15 stay-at-home moms in a member’s basement to an inclusive and thriving organization of over 2000 members.

Can more than one parent from the same family join MONA?
Absolutely.  Each parent or primary caregiver will need their own log in for membership purposes.  The memberships are independent of each other and allow individual access to our forums and listserv.

What are some of the subgroups MONA offers to members?
We offer a wide variety of subgroups, including specific groups for expecting parents, new moms, parents of young children, tennis players, bilingual families, business owners/entrepreneurs, and more!  All it takes to start a new subgroup is an idea and a volunteer.

What kind of events does MONA host?
MONA offers a wide range of events. Our monthly social, held on the second Saturday of every month, is open to the public and a great way to meet MONA members.  For our members, we host all kinds of local, discounted kid-friendly activities, annual family picnics, moms’ nights out, speaker events, shopping events, interest group meet-ups, and training and educational events, just to name a some.

What if I can't afford the dues and fees?  
MONA does not want dues to be a barrier to membership for anyone who meets our membership criteria and will make exceptions on a case-by-case basis. Contact our administrative manager for more information.

Who do I contact if I still have questions?
Contact our administrative manager with any further questions.