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Any Montreal moms who meet up?

post #1 of 48
Thread Starter 
Just wondering if there's a Montreal-area Mothering group out there. It's so nice to read about mothers who don't follow doctor's orders to a T--and can grin and roll their eyes at bossy visiting nurses. Other than with a few like-minded friends, this is the first place I don't have to explain my choices or get weird looks.

Hope to speak to some of you out there!
post #2 of 48
i would also love to know if there's a montreal-area mothering group. that would be great! you're lucky enough to have a few like minded friends.......all the moms i know cant believe the choices i make (co-sleeping, extended bf, delaying vaxes....)that's why i love this forum.

hope something comes up...i'll keep checking this thread
post #3 of 48
Thread Starter 
Woo--another Montreal Mom! Hopefully we can find out tribe and all meet one day!
post #4 of 48
I'm new to Montreal (From New Zealand) and finding a Montreal mothering meet up group would be awesome.
I also find I get some weird looks from people here too!
Yes, I am confident about giving birth at home and I much prefer to be under the care of a midwife than an OBGYN.
No, I don't believe giving birth has to always be painful and traumatic.

It would be great to share experiences and ideas about parenting with some like minded Mamas!
post #5 of 48
Hi everyone,

I run a babywearing group out in the Plateau. Our next meeting will be Tues July 27 at 13h in the afternoon. For the summer, I don't have access to the YMCA du Parc because of summer camps, so this meet-up will be held at Melons & Clementines, a store specializing in all things breastfeeding out in NDG, not far from parc Girouard.

Hope you can make it and we can meet IRL
post #6 of 48
Thread Starter 
Oh, I'm in the Plateau, too! I'll try to make the next meetup (although I don't exclusively babywear--she's a sweaty baby and this heat makes is difficult!). It'll be fun to meet everyone!
post #7 of 48
Oh bummer..I would love to meet up too but we'll be out of town camping that week Maybe we can do it again another time down the road....

Glad to know I'm not the only "Crazy Crunchy" out there in Mtl
I grew up in Mtl but just moved back after living in Portland, Oregon for almost 8 years (where hubby is from) where it is super easy to be crunchy and have had a harder time finding affordable crunchy alternatives here especially regarding food. So I'd love to pick your brains for ideas! I'm super happy to have found some milk that is as close to "raw" as can legally be sold in a store. It's organic, non-homogenized, and pasteurized at low temperatures and tastes so yummy! And it's the same price as organic milk at Loblaws! I found it at "A Votre Sante" in Westmount. Just thought I'd share!

Hope to meet some of you soon!
post #8 of 48
Thread Starter 
I'm not super-crunchy, just doing a few things differently. I guess I've got crunchy tendencies! I find Montreal is pretty open, and a relatively easy place to be a little different when it comes to anything--including raising your kids.
post #9 of 48
whee! montreal moms!

i don't really know anyone in montreal, especially not moms. we moved here when i was pregnant in the fall... all our family and friends are back in ontario.

felixmom, i will definitely try to make that babywearing meeting.

i'd love to have a group to spend time with once in a while. my dp works and i get bored being by myself all day...
post #10 of 48

Us Too

We're also new to Montreal. DH has been here since January. The kids and I joined him last month. We haven't met any other families yet and I'd love to start getting to know some people. We live in Point St Charles.
post #11 of 48
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We're also new to Montreal. DH has been here since January. The kids and I joined him last month. We haven't met any other families yet and I'd love to start getting to know some people. We live in Point St Charles.
We're actually moving to Pointe St Charles on August 1rst! How funny! Maybe we could meet up at a park or something sometime after we're settled... We're in Ville Emard right now (near Lasalle) and just needed a bigger place. My kiddos are dd 5 1/2, ds 4, & dd 2 1/2. I grew up in Mtl but have lived in the States for the last 8 years or so. Where did you guys move from?
post #12 of 48

Great!

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Originally Posted by SweetSurrender View Post
We're actually moving to Pointe St Charles on August 1rst! How funny! Maybe we could meet up at a park or something sometime after we're settled... We're in Ville Emard right now (near Lasalle) and just needed a bigger place. My kiddos are dd 5 1/2, ds 4, & dd 2 1/2. I grew up in Mtl but have lived in the States for the last 8 years or so. Where did you guys move from?
Definitely post back here or send me a PM once you're settled. It would be great to get together.

DH and I are both originally from Halifax. We were living in Seattle though, and for a short time in San Diego.
post #13 of 48
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Definitely post back here or send me a PM once you're settled. It would be great to get together.

DH and I are both originally from Halifax. We were living in Seattle though, and for a short time in San Diego.
Sounds good...I'll PM you sometime in early august We lived in Portland, OR right between both locations where you lived...funny
post #14 of 48
Hey everyone! I am part of a group of moms. The info is on the site meetup.org. it is the conscious/intuitive mothering group.
post #15 of 48
I'd love to meet up with some mamas in Montreal. I'm about to have my first baby..... today is my due date actually! It's a boy!!! I'm sorta in between crunchy and mainstream.
post #16 of 48
Hi I am on my maternity leave now and am definitely keen for meeting up! My son was born at home in July. He will be 2 months soon and I also have a 3.5 year old son. I was involved in a play group in the spring in the Mile end but they took a break for the summer and now it seems to have fizzled out a bit. Please mail me if there is anything going on. Sheena
post #17 of 48
Hi again everyone,

Looks like fall is in the air...

Our BWing meetings are back again at YMCA du Parc. Just had one today, and next one is scheduled for Tues Oct 5, 10h-11h30. Hope to meet some of you IRL
post #18 of 48

Moving to Montreal...Where to live?

Hi!
Loved reading this thread as we are likely relocating to Montreal (from NY) in about six months... Happy to know there will be moms "like me"- any suggestions on where to live? I have a (currently) 4 yr old and 16 month old- will want a good kindergarten and a neighborhood with stuff for families... Any ideas? Hopefully I can seek out some of your meetups when we arrive
Thanks for any suggestions you can offer!
Shayna
post #19 of 48
Thread Starter 
Hi Shayna!

We're in the Plateau, and love it. It's definitely not "roomy", but there are a lot of kids around with tons of parks, stores, restaurants, and places to meet other moms. A lot of it's in French, though...
post #20 of 48
don't let now knowing french scare you away from an area though. i've been here for 7 years and haven't picked up much at all yet.

Plateau and Mile End are pretty nice areas,trendy with a lot to do day and night. A little more expensive as well. I live in Verdun,cheaper places to rent and there is a nice little shopping area that has pretty much whatever you need in terms of groceries,banks,pharmacies etc... There are even a few small places to get organic fruits and veggies. There's also a nice waterfront area that I just found that has a great park for the kids.

If you check out http://www.stm.info/English/metro/a-mapmet.htm this bus/metro website and click on a metro station it will take you to a page that tells you a little about that area above.
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