My family moved to the Portland area last June, and my focus right now is finding community. We need some friends! I have a 6 year old daughter, 4 year old son, and 1 year old daughter. My husband is a programmer, and I stay home with the kids, and homeschool the oldest. We go to Village Home for a few classes in Beaverton...anyone here go there?
So far I've had a hard time plugging into the crunchy (or whatever you want to call it) community here, probably because I've been so shy and distracted and overwhelmed by the move and lots of family issues. I feel like I'm stuck on the outside. I'm hoping to find my kids some friends who won't make them feel weird that they don't get to eat food dye and the standard crap everyone seems to eat. The kids were all born at home and cloth-diapered and breastfed and all that. I would love to have some like-minded mama friends. I just feel kind of lost and alone here, and the kids and I especially are missing our friends back home. Does anyone want to get together? We're currently in Hillsboro but willing to drive anywhere, and planning to move closer to or into the city this summer. My husband works in Lake Oswego, so we're also in that area quite a bit.
Anyway, let me know if anyone would like to meet up! I'm looking forward to making new friends here!