We are moving to Bozeman, Montana in the first week of January (for my husband to attend MSU) and we are ecstatic. We've passed through Bozeman in our travels and though we nearly died coming through "the pass" in the dead of winter, I immediately fell in love- seeing a co-op on the corner, with a non-chain pizza shop on Main St and a bunch of small businesses on the same street, but still having some bigger chain stores I'm familiar with, I knew it would be perfect for our family. I am happy to have found a birth center seeing as I am expecting baby #2 in August, and hope it will work out to do a VBAC, Does anyone have any experience with the Bozeman Birth Center?
A little background:
My husband was in the Air Force for 6 years, so we have lived in quite a few places.... We are FROM Southern California, moved to Shreveport, Louisiana where we lived for 4.5 years during which time we spent 9 months in Minot, North Dakota, (just missed winter by a hair) separated from the AF and pursued education back in Shreveport, spent 5 months in Christchurch, New Zealand (and the earthquake happened first day of classes and sent us back here to Louisiana.)
We had plans to head back to CA, only this time to Los Angeles for education and were dreading it for many reasons, when along came the idea to look into MSU and I am SO very thankful that we did.
My biggest question is regarding clothing! Does anyone have any advice or links with helpful tips for how to dress in the Winter there? Do you wear snow boots to the grocery store or just regular tennis shoes? How do you dress your children and fit them in the carseat? The only time I've been in snow is passing through places or visiting the mountains in CA.
Second question: Are there any playgroups for stay at home moms, AP or homeschool type groups? We are a pretty quiet family and love spending time together, and would love to meet other likeminded people. I am planning to homeschool my littles when the time comes, and would love to make some new friends and get involved with the community.
I think that about covers it for now!