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North Shore Oahu Mamas?

post #1 of 33
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Ok, let's try this again! I've tried a couple of times to meet people in this forum but I'll give it another shot. We've lived in Ewa for about the last two years and haven't really enjoyed it (at all). We received kind of a blessing in disguise when our landlord told he us wanted the house back last weekend and we found the most perfect little dream house in Haleiwa.

Any other mamas up there with kids between 2-6? I have two girls ages 2.5 & 5. We are non-military and I stay at home.
post #2 of 33
OOHhhh Haleiwa - I bet you'd meet lots of other Moms at the Farmers Market? Playgrounds?

My SIL lives up there but her son is just a few months old so that won't help.

The only other AP Mama I know who lives up that way works full time for Kokua Foundation so I doubt she has much time for playdates.

Wish I could help, heck, or that I lived on the N. Shore!
post #3 of 33
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Originally Posted by redhen View Post
Ok, let's try this again! I've tried a couple of times to meet people in this forum but I'll give it another shot. We've lived in Ewa for about the last two years and haven't really enjoyed it (at all). We received kind of a blessing in disguise when our landlord told he us wanted the house back last weekend and we found the most perfect little dream house in Haleiwa.

Any other mamas up there with kids between 2-6? I have two girls ages 2.5 & 5. We are non-military and I stay at home.

I'm out here! None of my friends have kids so I could use a mama friend. My son is almost 7 months though, kinda young. I stay at home too.
post #4 of 33
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pming you.
post #5 of 33
I wish I lived in Hale'iwa.
post #6 of 33
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Yeah, I really like it.... I kind of feel like I'm always on vacation.
post #7 of 33
Aloha!

We're not that far North yet- moreWindward at the moment, but contemplating a move up that way...
We're looking at a lovely little rental. either wayI'd love to be in touch.
My kids are 4, 21 mos. and new.
post #8 of 33
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do move here.... I absolutely love it up here. It's crazy, I only use my car about twice a week. We're going to go check out a play group today. I'll let you know how it was.
post #9 of 33

North shore moms

Hi,
we used to live in kaimuki and i just moved to Waialua/Haleiwa and love it too! and would like to meet other moms . I have a 3 year old boy
are you guys meeting sometime??
aloha
debora
post #10 of 33
We live in Kaimuki and our landlord is moving back in. We really like Kaimuki! But we are having a hard time finding a livable place. We think a lot about North Shore. We would like a bit more peace.What do you do with your kids? Our DD is so active and is a social butterfly. We go 2x week to Gymboree, we have a Hui, go to the zoo and aquarium. I am afraid that DD would miss out. Any thoughts?
post #11 of 33
I'm on the BI now, but hubs may be getting a position that opened up over at Schofield and we might move to Haleiwa area. Not sure yet. I have a daughter that is 2.5 and I homeschool, stay home, and do UC, too
post #12 of 33
Amber!

I homeschool! I UC! I stay at home! Let's have a playdate when you get here...(sure you can't come for Monsieur Odent?).

As a matter of fact, let's all have a playdate! Anytime after August 8th I'm game!!!
post #13 of 33
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Amber!

I homeschool! I UC! I stay at home! Let's have a playdate when you get here...(sure you can't come for Monsieur Odent?).

As a matter of fact, let's all have a playdate! Anytime after August 8th I'm game!!!
Sure! I'll let you know if he gets the job. We're not sure yet and it may be quite a while before we know. The job hasn't been officially posted yet. We only just got the inside scoop from a friend of a friend who has a high-ranking position there. I don't know when it will be officially available.

I SO wish I could be there to see Michel Odent I nearly cried when I found out! He is my hero.
post #14 of 33
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Originally Posted by kfillmore View Post
We live in Kaimuki and our landlord is moving back in. We really like Kaimuki! But we are having a hard time finding a livable place. We think a lot about North Shore. We would like a bit more peace.What do you do with your kids? Our DD is so active and is a social butterfly. We go 2x week to Gymboree, we have a Hui, go to the zoo and aquarium. I am afraid that DD would miss out. Any thoughts?
Hi...so far so good. we love the fresh country air, sleep better , and slow down a bit...we used to do the same things, gymbo zoo beach aquarium etc...
but my son turn 3 and he started preschool part time, he was too big for gymboree already...there is storytime here and tini tots and of course beatiful beaches and parks....and when you need more like a busier place you can go to mililani they have everyting over there ....i only really miss the zoo but is not like we where going everyweek and we can always go ....
hope this helps
post #15 of 33
Hubby talks about moving up to Hale'iwa or Waialua all the time. I'm afraid I'd feel so isolated. I hate making new friend, it's hard! Plus the kids would have to switch schools,and make new friends too.
post #16 of 33
What are the elementary schools like up there? Hubby is very serious about a move up there, we have over 3 more years left on the island and want to fully enjoy it, away from the sounds of the interstate, airport,etc. We spend most of our weekend up there anyway.
post #17 of 33
Thread Starter 
Moving up to Haleiwa was one of the best choices we ever made. I LOVE it here and it is SUPER easy to make friends. Almost every time I meet a mama we exchange numbers (like... just bump into a mom at the library). We spent most of our weekends up here too.

Anyway, the schools are supposed to be the best on the island.. I think Sunset might actually be the #1 elementary. I say "supposed to be" because we homeschool so I can't say firsthand. I know quite a few teachers and they're all awesome people.
post #18 of 33
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lol... and I think my neighbor's house might be for rent come january.
post #19 of 33
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oh, and what do we do up here? Go to the beach, library, playgroups, playground, eat lots and lots of food at Opal Thai.

If anyone is looking into moving up here don't forget to check out Waialua / "cement city". The community park is awesome (ok, run down and falling apart) but totally alive with community. You can go up there any time and run into people you know (it'll only take about a week or two after moving here to know everyone). My kids have made more friends here in three months than the entire year and a half we lived on the leeward side.
post #20 of 33
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lol... and I think my neighbor's house might be for rent come january.
Oh I might be interested it! We need a 3br/2b, max $2200, depending on utilities,etc. I'd love a 4br though, but that's a dream LOL.

Would be a long commute for hubby to Pearl, but we talked about getting rid of the jeep and getting a small/great on gas car instead.
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