I never belonged to a single club in high school
I never belonged to a single club in high school (loose affiliation of art room druggies, but no actual groups). So this was my first experience. My mommy group normalized things for me. For the first time in my life--or maybe the first time since my parents divorced and I was torn away from my community--I was part of a group, and the only criteria for belonging were geography and procreation. And, yeah, without extended family around, within the confinement of the nuclear family and no real neighborhood, the mom's group was how I got information about how the fuck to raise the kids.