Grosse Pointe Moms Club

Grosse Pointe Moms Club
Doug DuBois for TIME

Safety in Numbers
At social events like this visit to Metro Beach Metropark's nature center, members commiserate over the job market and sinking home values and share bargain-hunting tips. Only a decade old, the Grosse Pointe Moms Club has changed with the times. Open to women from the Pointes and the neighboring suburb of Harper Woods, it was founded as a chapter of an international support organization for at-home moms, and at first the members focused on book clubs, knitting circles and workshops about dealing with clutter. In 2004 the club separated from the umbrella group, and today it includes a number of newer transplants to Detroit.

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