Like-minded Mommas at the Jersey Shore? Please tell me you are out there!
How old are your little one(s)? We are always on the hunt for great playgrounds, veg / kid friendly restaurants, organic farmers markets, great consignment shops, natural baby stores, etc... Do you have recommendations for things up in your area?
I moved home 3 years ago after living in Eugene, OR for 8 years and San Francisco for 1 .... I am desperately missing the lifestyle But alas, here we are home at the Jersey Shore making the best of it! We LOVE the beach and go year-round!
My son is just about 18 months, and I have another little one due in April. We love 7 Presidents as well, would love to meet for a playdate anytime!
As far as recommendations... I'm not from the area and don't know a whole lot, but our favorite playground is in Rumson, I think in Sickles Park? We've tried and haven't been too impressed with a few farmers markets during the summer, but there's always a decent organic selection. We also occasionally get organic produce delivered from suburbanorganics.com and have been really happy with them.
There's a big consignment blowout coming up in a few weeks at Brookdale CC in Lincroft. Looking forward to checking that out. And I just joined a great breastfeeding support group that meets in Colts Neck, let me know if you want more info on that!
Trying to think of what else... My good friend is vegan and absolutely loves Kaya's Kitchen in Belmar. I've only been once, but it was really good, and seemed pretty family friendly. At least, I didn't get the side eye for taking DS, who was at the time 8 months or so.
We also love the beach and are THRILLED that this winter has been so mild- we lose our minds if we don't get out to the park or something a few times a week!
Too funny!! We've been going to Bosom Buddies since my son was 6 weeks old!! Casi is amazing! We've been missing the meetings though because he has fallen into a nap 'schedule' (all his doing!) with his morning nap lasting roughly from 9:30-11:30. How many meetings have you been to? All the moms are great!
And we go to Kayas about 2x a month Very yummy indeed!
And yes - that consignment sale at Brookdale is awesome! Went in the fall and it was huge - but because I'm so dang particular about what I purchase it's pretty easy to sort through the PILES of stuff / junk.
I've been to Sickles Market but never the playground - will check it out! If my son wakes early we always try head to BB on Wednesdays so maybe we'll see you there next week! If not, let's meet for a playdate - PM so we can exchange info
Hello, local mamas! :)
I'm sort of right around the corner, really, from Sickles in Red Bank, but we've not gone to the park there. We'll have to try it. I walk the track at Count Basie field and we generally just pop over to their little play area.
I've been wanting to make it to a Bosom Buddies meeting but my 6-month-old is just now tolerating the car. Are there usually quite a few mamas there?
We found a great resource at a place in Little Silver called the Nest. We just went to the holiday party there yesterday for the new moms group they have on Tuesday mornings. The also host the Holistic Moms Network meetings. It's such a warm, welcoming place. The two ladies there, Colleen and Nancy, were the doulas at my birth. Here's the link: http://www.readyforbirth.com/
Maybe I will see you at a BB meeting...
I live in N. Ocean County, no little one yet, I have a 16 yo son from a previous relationship, and due in Feb 2014 with my 2nd. I am planning a home/waterbirth, no interventions, I have yet to meet my midwife in person, but she sounded great by phone (no ultrasounds, no Doppler, etc etc.) She said she also will recommend homebirth friendly pediatricians, which apparently is important after you homebirth so you are not criticized etc. I breastfed my first son until he stopped, which was 8 months. I am so looking forward to starting all over again, especially since I am older, wiser, and stronger. This area is sadly short on 'earthy' natural types, but hoping to find some.
I am actually posting because I can recommend Jason's Organic Pizza Café in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. The have vegan, non vegan, gluten free, organic pizzas, salads, and specials. AND they deliver!