Our Mission

To provide a safe, secure, FREE place for mothers to find support and encouragement from other mothers and to empower them to be better women, parents and community leaders.

Our Philosophy

No one should have to pay a fee to make a friend, so we offer free membership to any mother within the community who wishes to join. Members gain camaraderie and support through an online forum that is available 24 hours a day and events around the area where mothers can meet face-to-face and develop real friendships that can last a lifetime. We believe that, working together, mothers can change the world – one family, one neighborhood, one community at a time. HighCountryMommies is a connecting force, helping us each to make a difference in our own lives, in our families and in the places we call home.

About Us

HighCountryMommies was founded by Christina Karnes on January 15, 2007 to provide support and friendship for moms in Ashe, Avery, and Watauga Counties, North Carolina.

We chat online in a private forum – discussing everything from the best photographers to the worst temper tantrums and all that lies between – and meet-up regularly at member-driven events around town. Whether it’s a late night commiseration on a crying baby (there are 4 am posts to prove it) or a Mom’s Night Out, HighCountryMommiesprovides what our members need, when and how they need it.

But HighCountryMommies is more than just a community of moms. It’s moms in and for the community. Our members work full time, stay home full time, work part time, represent many races, are pregnant for the first time, are adoptive moms, were adopted themselves, recently moved to the area, have lived here all our lives, have twins, are happy with one, are single moms, are searching out schools and have watched their kids graduate. In other words, we are a reflection of mothers in the real world. And we help out our neighbors as much as ourselves through organized fundraisers and other charity events – specifically those focused on providing for mothers and their children.