Hello ladies I wanted to introduce myself. I'm generally a lurker on these forums, but I'm relocating to the Peninsula (probably San Mateo) this summer, and so I thought I'd say "hi". My name is Maia, I'm a 34 year-old grad student, and I have an 11 month old boy. We (plus doggy and daddy) are VERY excited to be moving to a sunnier climate from dark, damp Seattle, although I am a little anxious about the car-culture and all that stuff that I associate with California. We're going to rent at first, and we're thinking of trying to do that somewhere within walking distance of San Mateo--any thoughts on that?
Also, I was wondering if anyone knows if APPEN--Attachment Parents of the Peninsula--still exists? I wanted to join, but I wasn't able to due to a Paypal problem on their web page, and then my email to the coordinator was not answered. Anyone a member or have info? Is there another group that might be useful for getting to know folks, getting situated, finding a caregiver, etc. in and around San Mateo?