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About Us

What is Plano Moms?

Plano Moms connects moms together, providing support, ideas, advice, builds friendships, and connections in Plano, TX.

We are an online Moms community for all - Races, Ethnicities, Ages, Stages, Religions & countries of origin.

Our community is where you can easily find local moms seeking referrals, local offers, ideas, news, advice, support, and knowledge. Moms want to know about local organizations & businesses to try and use to boost their family life. Go local, stay local!

Plano Moms is the one-stop go to resource for Moms who live, work and play or are planning to move to Plano, TX and surrounding cities. We also cover Frisco, Dallas, Richardson, McKinney, Allen, Little Elm, Carrollton, Wylie and Garland.

Plano Moms to me in four words:

Knowledge, support, friendship, my village!

Sarah - Plano, TX

We welcome all emails and encourage inclusion and diversity. We are an Anti-Racist organization - we act proactively to educate and eradicate racism in our local area. We are a proud member of the NAACP in Collin County.

NAACP Collin County TX

Are you moving to Plano, Texas? Looking to settle?

Our community includes moms who are planning a move, have moved recently to Plano or have lived here for a while. Relocation is a huge topic nearly all moms who are seeking new friends, contacts, and a listening ear when life might get on top of them, with a newborn baby or a hormonal teenager at home.

Most moms are wanting to know - which schools are the best, which dentist/doctor should I go to? Who is the best allergist? Which store sells ballet shoes and is open late? You name it, they want to know about it. And they always trust the other local moms to tell them.

Welcome to the group of mom's where all your questions will always be answered. Say bye to Google ?

- Sarah

Maybe you are newly pregnant for the first time or your kids are getting older and your needs are changing? Plano Moms is there.

Use our network of moms to provide trustworthy referrals, tips, and guidance in Plano and our surrounding cities. The more you take part, the more you get out of it - found a local bakery whose cakes you love? Share the love. Tell other moms all about it!

If you are a Mom, make sure to join our Facebook Group - Plano Moms Talk

Admin Team Plano Moms
Abbie Alter

Abbie

Founder and Chief Mom
Hi, I'm Abbie, super mom, and busy-bee who moved to Plano from London, England with my husband and 2 kids, Jesse and Lucy, in the Summer of 2013. Plano Moms was my lifeline when I arrived as I didn't know anyone or anything about my new city that I now called home. Where did I start to make friends and meet moms like me? How did I know who were the best hairstylists, or dentists or pre-school options for my kids? Which area should I look for to find the right home and school for my son? All these questions were answered by Plano Moms, like me. I found a lifeline in it and chose to build it into the community it is today - 25,000 moms sharing ideas, tips, referrals and making connections with each other through Social Media, Planomoms.com, events & regular email newsletters! When I'm not being a Plano Mom or being a taxi service to my kids, I am coaching & consulting local businesses, working out, cooking and reading (when I find the time)
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Mel

Email Extraordinaire and Outreach
Hi! I'm Mel. I moved to Dallas with my husband and 3 kids from Sydney, Australia at the end of 2013. When I'm not on the sidelines of the soccer field cheering on my oldest son, my family loves to get out and explore all that Texas and the USA have to offer. We love road trips and camping and all things travel and get away as often as we can. I keep busy with volunteering at my kids' schools and in my community and love working with Plano Moms!
Bon Bon Montero Blogger

Buena

I write great blogs!
Call me BonBon, I am a Mom of 2 kids, a family travel blogger and a travel advisor. My family loves to discover new places, near and far. And we love to inspire families to travel more, to get out of their comfort zone and explore this wonderful world.
Melissa Buck

Melissa

Instagram Queen
Hi friends! I'm Melissa, a proud Canadian girl living in Plano since August of 2017! We are a homeschooling family with a love of adventure - we're always busy trying something new. We adore Plano, but when we first moved here, I felt so isolated. The Plano Moms community became a lifeline for me and I can't tell you how thrilled I am to be part of the Plano Moms team!
Michele Townes

Michele

Directory Co-ordinator
Hi! I'm Michele and have lived in Plano since 2002. I moved from the East Coast after college for a Job and never looked back. I met my husband, Jeff, here and we have two boys ages 8 and 6. As a "boymom" I spend many weekends at sport games for my boys. As a family, we love to travel and love the beach! After I became a mom with a young child, Plano Mom's became a "go to" site for events around town as well as advice from other mothers. I love the community of Plano, and think it is so important for Mom's to have a tribe they can turn to!
Gwendolyn

Gwendolyn

Sales Executive
I’m Gwendolyn! I'm a born and raised New Yorker, married to my college sweetheart (who happens to be a proud Texan!). I have a background in advertising and love reading, pilates, traveling, lattes, and baking! Our family has been living in the DFW area since 2009 and we have 3 awesome young kiddos: Arden, Turner, and Evelyn. I remember just how much I needed a network of friends when we first moved to Texas, and then again just how important a mom tribe was once we started having kids. Plano Moms is the perfect combination of both & I’m super excited to be part of the team!

Connect with us

Facebook Communities Summit

Plano Moms in the Spotlight

Voyage Dallas Plano Moms story

Abbie was  recognized by Facebook as a Community Leader and Ambassador and was hosted and invited to the Facebook Communities Summit 2019 at Facebook Campus in Menlo Park, CA.

Plano Moms was recognized for the impact and value that the Plano Moms Talk group delivers to thousands of local Moms in Plano, TX

We have been featured on Fox 4 collecting for Toys for Tots and have given opinion and interviews with Fox 4 and making a choice between classroom and online learning in North Texas.

Every year, Plano Magazine publishes their annual feature for the year. In 2018, Abbie was shortlisted as one of the 9 local Women changing the shape of Plano: Girl Boss: Nine Women Changing Plano

Abbie was interviewed for the feature "Blogging Mama' in the Plano Star Courier.

Abbie and Plano Moms were recently featured on the Online Rich Podcast and also within Voyage Dallas and Willow Bend West Magazine.

During 2020, Abbie became an Alumni of Class 37 of Leadership Plano, an active member of Junior League of Collin County and part of a team that created the Plano Art Walk.

Memberships & Speaking

Plano Moms is also a proud member of the Plano Chamber of Commerce, Social Media Marketing Society, the Moolah Makers Membership, Hyperlocal Social Media Influencers, a Facebook Power Admin & various Blogging Groups and Associations.

You can find one of the Plano Moms team at Social Media Marketing World, Mom 2.0 Blogging conference and at the Facebook Communities Summit 2019.

Abbie is also available for speaking engagements on a number of topics on how to grow your local business online.

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