Newark Mommies was established in 2012 when two women gave birth to two darling girls within days of each other. They brought their babies home to Newark during the winter of 2012-2013... as the winter thawed their idea to create a community of moms came to life. It was selfish at first, to gather playmates for their little ones. But quickly the idea blossomed to a Facebook group with well over 800 Newark Moms (and parents). During the summer 2015, we also received funding from the Newark Arts Council Art Start program to create Building on Books - a toddler story time paired with a creative craft project.