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post #21 of 42

I'll be up for a get together, if you wait a week or so. :) We're all sick here. greensad.gif

 

Does anyone have any location ideas for a winter get-together where we will actually be able to meet each other? Hehe

I mean there's sledding, or Crazy Bounce, but I don't see us mamas getting to have more than two words together doing either of those. wink1.gif

Deanna's Playhouse would be nice, but at $5 a person, including parents, it's a bit too steep for us. eyesroll.gif

post #22 of 42

Sounds great! I am actually in Grand Haven, but a drive to Holland does not bother me.  I have a 6 year old and a 3 year old.  I used to live out west where I had a great community of crunchy mamas. I am pretty excited to find that here too!  

post #23 of 42

I'm up for it but I don't have any ideas either... Deanna's was the only place I really know of. Would a library or something like that have an area to meet/area for kids to play?

post #24 of 42

We've moved to Zeeland, so not quite Holland, but pretty close by, still.  OSUvet, did you find a midwife?  I am planning my 5th home birth (August), #4 with the same midwife, and would be happy to give you her info.  

 

Welcome to the area!  

post #25 of 42
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Originally Posted by OSUvet View Post

I'm up for it but I don't have any ideas either... Deanna's was the only place I really know of. Would a library or something like that have an area to meet/area for kids to play?

I don't think any of the libraries have a space like that, but I wouldn't mind having people here.  Our house isn't super big, but we do have a basement are where kids can play.  We homeschool, so I can be a bit flexible.  We try not to take toooo much time off (we would never get anything done otherwise, lol), but a morning here or there to make new friends is always ok.

post #26 of 42

The South side main branch of the Herrick district library in Holland has a cafe area in the basement with a bunch of tables. I know they have all sorts of meetings there - knitting groups, reading groups, etc., but I don't think it would be ideal for a bunch of kids.

 

Oh, there is the play area in the Ghost Town West Shore Mall, I have taken the kids there a few times. I generally avoid those places as germ breeding cesspools, especially in winter, lol, but we could brave it a time or two if you guys want. wink1.gif You never know if it's going to be crowded or empty, though.
 

Gardenmommy, your place works, too, as long as that's something you're comfortable with and wouldn't be too much stress!


Edited by Juise - 2/24/13 at 9:48pm
post #27 of 42

Sounds good - I would be up for either the mall (although I agree about the germs!), or gardenmommy's place. I will be working but off Tuesdays, so that would be the best day for me. How old are your kiddos again? I have a 2yo boy. 

 

Yes Gardenmommy - I met with 2 experienced GR homebirth  midwives and ended up going with Yolanda, but thanks. I am excited to finally have my first real appointment with her March 6th! (I am 25 weeks)

post #28 of 42

I have a 2 year old daughter and a 5 year old daughter.

OSU - I had both my babies with Yolanda Visser, I LOVE her. stillheart.gif She was the perfect midwife for me.
 

post #29 of 42

Oh yeah, and Tuesdays or whenever work for us. Uh.. we don't generally do very early in the morning, though. wink1.gif

post #30 of 42

Laura Slater is my midwife.  I interviewed Yolanda, and although she is very good, we didn't "click".  I love Laura, and have referred several people to her.

post #31 of 42
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The South side main branch of the Herrick district library in Holland has a cafe area in the basement with a bunch of tables. I know they have all sorts of meetings there - knitting groups, reading groups, etc., but I don't think it would be ideal for a bunch of kids.

 

Oh, there is the play area in the Ghost Town West Shore Mall, I have taken the kids there a few times. I generally avoid those places as germ breeding cesspools, especially in winter, lol, but we could brave it a time or two if you guys want. wink1.gif You never know if it's going to be crowded or empty, though.
 

Gardenmommy, your place works, too, as long as that's something you're comfortable with and wouldn't be too much stress!

Lol, I never go to the basement of the Main branch!  Let's meet there!  Is it child-friendly?  When does everyone want meet?  I can't meet next Tuesday, as I already have two appts for the afternoon/evening.  The following week would be fine, though.  (LOL, I *guess* you could meet without me, heeheee!)

post #32 of 42

Tuesday March 11th? At the main library in the basement? Not early morning sounds good to me, but maybe like 10am or so? TJ naps usually from about 2-4, but we are flexible with that. 
 

Laura is the other midwife I met with - I was really torn between the two actually, they both seem wonderful. Yolanda seemed to fit my personality a bit better so that was that :)

post #33 of 42

Tuesday, March 12 works for me! I love all the talk about midwives in the area too.  Good info to know =)

post #34 of 42

Oh yes, I meant the 12th! :)

post #35 of 42

I think I can probably do the 12th, also.  Like 10:00?  at the Main Branch library on River?

post #36 of 42

Ugh, SO sorry ladies, and for the short notice. I will NOT be there tomorrow, as I was planning :( We are out of town doing some more packing up/cleaning of our house in Ohio and planned to be back in Holland tonight but the amount of work and the weather is keeping us down here until tomorrow. I would really like to try again though!!!

post #37 of 42

We will not be there, either, as one of my littles isn't feeling all that great.  LMK how it goes!

post #38 of 42

Wow! The sickness must be going around. My little guy developed a fever last night, so we won't be going out today. Let's try and plan again!

post #39 of 42

My little guy seems to be fine this afternoon, but he was pretty sleepy this morning.  He seemed kinda warm last night, low appetite, just not himself.  He has developed a croupy, yucky cough.  I think it's good we didn't go this morning.  I would hate to give it to anyone else.

post #40 of 42

Hello?! 8 months later, any of you ladies still around?? I ended up having a wonderful homebirth here in Holland, but am still looking for a pediatrician (we do not vax). Any ideas? My 3 year old would love some new playmates if we could ever work out a time to meet? Let me know!

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