I am soooo with you ladies here in SW Missouri. It's real tricky too, being out here in the country where people like to do their own thing and mind their own business, because you might be doing the same thing (ie: homeschooling) as your neighbor, but BAM once you start talking about it, you find it's for 100% opposite reasons.
Mommas who live in a not so crunchy area! - Page 3
Hello! I live in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Conservative is an understatement, for sure. The government is embarrassing and the culture for the most part is quite unwelcoming to anything crunchy. BUT, I found a fabulous Unitarian Church and have hooked up with a thriving community of crunchy mamas. I think because we're such a minority, and the majority here is very outspoken, the impetus to band together is strong. There are always a couple of establishments a year that ask a mama to leave for nursing, so we do nurse-ins, and there are two homebirth midwives.
I feel really fortunate that I don't have to be alone. This would be a scary place to live without others for support!
A Unitarian church would be awesome; our closest one is an hour and a half away. I could actually drive into the city and find a fair number of mamas to stand together with, and in fact did do a few things with the LLL group there when my youngest was tiny and i really craved the support, but that was a lot of driving, and none of them were exactly willing to come my way, while the rest pretty much lived within walking or bus-riding distance to each other.