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post #1961 of 2068
Yup. It's a nice place.
post #1962 of 2068

Breastfeeding Challenge time again!

Many of you might already know about the breastfeeding awareness event coming up on Saturday, September 29.

It is the Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge, and this year it is being held at the Spring Garden Road Public Library outside on the lawn, from 10:30-12:00. There will be snacks, prizes, a face painter, entrainment for the kids, and of course, the 11:00 "Latch On" , which is entertainment in itself, trying to get babies and toddlers to latch on at the same time. This happens at the same time in towns across the country.

Hope to see some of you there!


Cassie
post #1963 of 2068

La Leche League Membership drive of sorts

Hi everyone,

I was recently saddened to find out that LLL membership in Canada is in serious decline - probably in part due to the closure of the National office (due to lack of funds). Having attended LLL meetings in Toronto and Halifax for three years, I have seen first hand how many mothers (and babies and families) have been helped and supported by this volunteer group. Just having a peer support group has been shown to lengthen the duration of breastfeeding in research studies, not to mention helping new mothers from feeling isolated and alien if their family is not familiar with breastfeeding issues. Now, as a leader, I have experienced how appreciative many mothers are when they are having breastfeeding problems and can call for free information and support.

If you have benefitted from LLL meetings or phone helping, their website or books, please consider purchasing a membership to help keep the organization going. For the $40 cost you also get a subscription to New Beginnings magazine which is a mix of informative articles on breastfeeding and mother to mother stories and helping.
Better still, you will be helping LLL help out other mothers when they really need it.

Anyone who wants to buy a membership could go to lalecheleague.ca or email me and I will send you a form. Most of the money goes to the national office, with a portion ($7) going to the local group to pay for sending info to mothers and buying books for the group library.

Thanks!
post #1964 of 2068
Cassie (the keeper of the keys) has asked me to post that yes, the playgroup will be open tomorrow, despite the holiday. That's one more thing to be thankfull for!
post #1965 of 2068
Who is the contact for the playgroup now? Most of you probably don't remember me, but I used to go to the group looooon ago. Anyway, I was just in touch with a mom who's new to Hfx and looking for support. She's due with her first in December and I wanted to give her info on the group.

Thanks
post #1966 of 2068
Hi Pam, I just sent you a private message.
post #1967 of 2068
Hi, moms, I am asking for help.

I am looking for a playgroup for my 27-month daughter, I am newcomer, I live in Quinpool court, Monstery Lane, close to Quinpool road. would you please share me some information or ideas? or can I join your playgroup? thank you very much.
post #1968 of 2068
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Hi, moms, I am asking for help.

I am looking for a playgroup for my 27-month daughter, I am newcomer, I live in Quinpool court, Monstery Lane, close to Quinpool road. would you please share me some information or ideas? or can I join your playgroup? thank you very much.
You can definitely join our playgroup, it's always open to new people. We meet Mondays from 11-1 at Fort Massey United church on the corner of Queen and Tobin streets. Ring the bell at the third door along the Tobin street side. Ring again if there's no answer, sometimes the bell sticks.

I think there's a playgroup that meets on Wednesdays on Chebucto Road (not too far from you), but I don't know the details off the top of my head.

Also, you're really close to the Natural History museum, have you bought a pass? It's a great place to let kids run around, and there tend to be lots of other kids there.

I hope to see you at playgroup!
post #1969 of 2068
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Originally Posted by deardoudou View Post
Hi, moms, I am asking for help.

I am looking for a playgroup for my 27-month daughter, I am newcomer, I live in Quinpool court, Monstery Lane, close to Quinpool road. would you please share me some information or ideas? or can I join your playgroup? thank you very much.
Hey there. Have you been to the Spring Garden road library yet? Totally worth a trip, I made some of my best mama friends there! They have programmes for all ages of kids, some are drop in, others are registered, but a great way to meet other mamas (and dads too) with kids. Okay, I'll confess, I'm a children's librarian, so I'm a little biased towards libraries. But I don't think anyone on this thread will disagree with me about free library programmes!

Alison
post #1970 of 2068
Thread Starter 
Hi Alison!

Hi Krista!

Hi all you beautiful Halifax Mommas!

-Natalie:
post #1971 of 2068
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Hi Alison!

Hi Krista!

Hi all you beautiful Halifax Mommas!

-Natalie:
Natalie! We still on for tomorrow? The Boy hasn't stopped talking about you and how you have Mack at your house and you're going to show it to him!
post #1972 of 2068
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Hey there. Have you been to the Spring Garden road library yet? Totally worth a trip, I made some of my best mama friends there! They have programmes for all ages of kids, some are drop in, others are registered, but a great way to meet other mamas (and dads too) with kids. Okay, I'll confess, I'm a children's librarian, so I'm a little biased towards libraries. But I don't think anyone on this thread will disagree with me about free library programmes!

Alison
 
This is really helpful, I just came back from the Spring Garden road library and they did have some programs, I am interested in 3 of those and these 3 are totally free. thanks again.
post #1973 of 2068
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This is really helpful, I just came back from the Spring Garden road library and they did have some programs, I am interested in 3 of those and these 3 are totally free. thanks again.
All library programmes are free here! They have puppet shows every Saturday at Spring Garden, and the Wednesday morning programme (songs and stuff) is really nice too. I think the regular programmes finish next week though, then the seasonal stuff starts, but it gets back to normal after New Year. The programmers at SG are wonderful people. I was the librarian there for about 6 months a couple of years ago, and they were great to work with, and great with kids.
post #1974 of 2068
Hello all,

Twinklefae and I attended the playgroup for the first time today. It was nice to just hang out at a casual playgroup with people from MDC. Everyone was really welcoming and it's always fun to see different ways to babywear and cloth diaper.

We will be back for sure! Maybe even on time next time!

Thanks for being there!

Kat
post #1975 of 2068
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Hello all,

Twinklefae and I attended the playgroup for the first time today. It was nice to just hang out at a casual playgroup with people from MDC. Everyone was really welcoming and it's always fun to see different ways to babywear and cloth diaper.

We will be back for sure! Maybe even on time next time!

Thanks for being there!

Kat

She beat me to it! Thanks!
post #1976 of 2068
It's so nice to see new people going to the playgroup. The Boy and I just don't make it anymore, but some of my best IRL friends came from the playgroup!
post #1977 of 2068
Can anyone recommend a doula in the HRM area? I'm expecting #3 while my hubby will be in Afghanistan.
post #1978 of 2068
I got volunteer doulas through the Sprifield Single Parent Centre with both my pregnancies. Both doulas were wonderful. You don't have to be a single parent to make use of the services, they're open to everyone, and they only ask that you make a donation of whatever you can afford. If she's still there, Janelle, in particular was wonderful.
post #1979 of 2068
My doula is no longer in the area, but she was also through the volunteer doula service at the single parent centre. I think that their training must be quite excellent, because I've never actually heard a complaint about a doula that anyone has used through that service.
post #1980 of 2068

relocating to halifax looking for new friends

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We had our first meeting and it was fun!!!!I got to meet one MDC momma and hopefully I will get to meet more. Some moms from the neighborhood came with thier little ones and a good time was had by all. Any other mommas in the area are free to join us! PM me for details.

Natalie
hi

me and my family( husband,son 3 and daughter 16 months) are relocating we think to halifax or nearby in the spring.we are from uk but have been in kelowna bc for 2 years but havent as yet settled and have decided to move on.

can you tell me what its like to raise a young family in ns. is there lots to do for young kids...like indoor play areas in the winter, because kelowna doesnt really offer alot at all.

i would also like my son to stay in a french immersion preschool...do you know of any??

any advice you could give me on anything would be great...especially areas to avoid regarding housing. my hubby is visiting jan 6th for a week to check halifax out.

thanks

kyla
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