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post #161 of 900
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some MN women use midwives from the other side of the river and should have a say in what happens to their caregivers.
ITA. It would be wonderful to meet with some of the Fargo/Moorhead moms as well!
post #162 of 900
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I went to the Urban Harvest today! Did anyone else come that I didn't know about (besides Pookel of course as I stopped by and said hi to her )? It was fun, the music was good and the weather was better than anyone could ask for just perfect. We had tons of fun.
post #163 of 900
Ok, a quick reminder for our mom in and around Fargo-Moorhead. Tomorrow is our brainstorming meeting at the Moorhead Public Library. We have the large conference room from 1:00-4:00 and light refreshments will be available. Those with special dietary requirments might want to bring something, otherwise we should be covered. PM for my number if you have questions or need directions and hopefully we'll see you all tomorrow.
post #164 of 900
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I went to the Urban Harvest today! Did anyone else come that I didn't know about (besides Pookel of course as I stopped by and said hi to her )? It was fun, the music was good and the weather was better than anyone could ask for just perfect. We had tons of fun.


It was nice meeting you! No one else stopped by to say, "are you Pookel?" so I'd guess there weren't any other MDC mamas there. It runs through August 16 ... lots of time for the rest of you to stop by.
post #165 of 900
Ok ladies, we made great progress at our last 2 meetings and I think the survey will be up and running by this weekend. I'll post when it's ready to go and hopefully we'll start getting replies before the months out.
post #166 of 900

Playgroup after meeting?

I'd love to get together! Playgroups are for mommies, right? Especially since my little girl is a tad too small to 'play' at 11 weeks! Hehe!

Pookel, I will try to come to Urban Harvest and find you next week--unless you're delivering? I wish I'd remembered, would have come by yesterday.
post #167 of 900
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It was nice meeting you! No one else stopped by to say, "are you Pookel?" so I'd guess there weren't any other MDC mamas there. It runs through August 16 ... lots of time for the rest of you to stop by.
Oh Pookel, I'm sorry I've taken so long to respond! It was nice to meet you too! I've been busy and have seemed to again temporarily abandon my thread! Oh well it seems like all of you moms are doing a great job keeping it going all by yourselves, wonderful thing. I hope soon we can make actual plans for a get together here in Bismarck, preferably before the school season starts again. When I will be joining the rat race and be busy with other things, most of my time being used. Anyway, maybe by the end of the month we can do something that will work for at least some of the moms and possibly some from Minot if they are interested? We could meet down at one of the many park areas by the zoo and then go and visit the animals? Or we could try to meet at the Urban Harvest when they have a children's activity. Or...the possibilities are more open this time of year so I'll let others join in on ideas, maybe we can find a good fit.
post #168 of 900
okay....here it is, my very first post! :
I live in Minot with my BFing, CD toddler and DH (military). I am currently a SAHM and loving it! I guess ranch chick, mamaprek (did i get that right?) and thriftyqueen can attest to where I lie on the crunchy scale. I try but it really is difficult here. I think we're doing a really good job of being resourceful and creative mamas, in getting healthy stuff for our families!
I intended to write more/longer, but I've got to get to bed- looking forward to the 5k and parade tomorrow!
post #169 of 900
All right, it's finished! The survey is typed up and ready to go. Any moms that are interested in midwifery and/or HB and are willing to fill out a survey are welcome to PM me with your emails and I will be happy to attach and send one to you. If you know someone that would be interested in filling one out but doesn't have internet access, please print one of and pass it around. I'd prefer NOT receiving the replies by email (want to keep hard copies and don't want to possibly print off 50-100 replies) and will give you my address when I send the survey to you. Thanks again to all the moms that helped out.
Jen
post #170 of 900
Ok everyone, who is the best ped close to Minot? I prefer homeopath or the like but just a good traditional ped will do. Any ideas?
post #171 of 900
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Ok everyone, who is the best ped close to Minot? I prefer homeopath or the like but just a good traditional ped will do. Any ideas?

If you find one, I'd LOVE to know about him/her!!!!
post #172 of 900
I liked Dr. Cadwalader. We don't see her anymore b/c of being on Tricare (we saw her for the 1st 4 months or whatever dd2 could see any provider) and not being able to afford to go outside of Tricare. I don't know how she is re: non-vax, EBF, etc but she is nice, warm, friendly and she'd be my choice if I could afford it. I've also heard good things about Dr. Moilan.

We see Capt Ludwitch on base; I like him a lot. I haven't taken the girls in for well child checks since dd2 was 2 last summer so I don't know how he is on the vax issue- at that point I was telling them I'd bring her in another day to have them done and then not doing it. Dr. Farber is someone I don't care for at all. Denise Schraeder is retired but works on the fam practice side; she was excellent when she worked in peds on base.

I don't know of any homeopaths in the area.
post #173 of 900
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Or...the possibilities are more open this time of year so I'll let others join in on ideas, maybe we can find a good fit.
I'm planning on going to Urban Harvest this coming Thursday. There's a nice playground area close to Shelter #8 at Seratoma. I'm pretty easy to please since at 12 weeks Elisabeth isn't running around! Shall we do picnic lunches? Either place would work, thoughts?
post #174 of 900
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Or...the possibilities are more open this time of year so I'll let others join in on ideas, maybe we can find a good fit.
I'm planning on going to Urban Harvest this coming Thursday. There's a nice playground area close to Shelter #8 at Seratoma. I'm pretty easy to please since at 12 weeks Elisabeth isn't running around! Shall we do picnic lunches? Either place would work, thoughts?

Also, I'm shopping for CD's--any recommendations?

Thanks!
post #175 of 900
Someone got one of the surveys and couldn't open it which reminded me that not everyone's computers will tolerate my Linux documents. Fortunately, Linux will easily let me change from sxw to Window's docs so if you need me to resend your survey let me know and I would be happy to do it.
Jen
post #176 of 900
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Someone got one of the surveys and couldn't open it which reminded me that not everyone's computers will tolerate my Linux documents. Fortunately, Linux will easily let me change from sxw to Window's docs so if you need me to resend your survey let me know and I would be happy to do it.
Jen
If you could resend it to me, that would be great! I couldn't open it either! Thanks!
post #177 of 900
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I'm also going to need mine to be resent, the survey that is... Thanks!
post #178 of 900
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I'm planning on going to Urban Harvest this coming Thursday. There's a nice playground area close to Shelter #8 at Seratoma. I'm pretty easy to please since at 12 weeks Elisabeth isn't running around! Shall we do picnic lunches? Either place would work, thoughts?

Also, I'm shopping for CD's--any recommendations?

Thanks!
I may be able to meet up if you'd like. My daughter is 3 so she would love to see a baby, I'm sure, as we don't have any around (besides dollies!) Is anyone else able to do this? I've noticed no one has responded, but I am curious if any other Bismarck moms (or Minot of course if interested in driving) will also be able to set aside a few hours to meet up this day and try to become acquainted with the other local moms, as we have yet to have one.
post #179 of 900
Hey, that sounds like fun! Will Pookel be there, or is she busy having a baby! I don't know any particular spots to meet at Urban Harvest--do you? Or is there anywhere else you want to meet and time? Around 11 am is good for me and anytime after.

Oh, and I'll buy a dozen eggs!
post #180 of 900
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Hey, that sounds like fun! Will Pookel be there, or is she busy having a baby! I don't know any particular spots to meet at Urban Harvest--do you? Or is there anywhere else you want to meet and time? Around 11 am is good for me and anytime after.

Oh, and I'll buy a dozen eggs!
Okay first: the urban harvest is pretty small only about a block long so it wouldn't be too difficult to pick a spot. In case you were wondering about the lineup for this week I'm not sure if you have the schedule, you can see it here: Urban Harvest. Maybe we can come up with an idea of something(s) worth seeing. As far as Pookel, very good question but, I have no idea, maybe she'll post later and let us know, that would be cool if she were there too.
And last but, not least the lovely ladies (chickens ) don't start laying till October but, when they do I'll be up to my eyeballs in eggs so I would love to have you as a customer then, if you're still interested. They are being raised very humanely and partially free range (they have to have a fence to avoid dogs from the area and all that but, they do have a very large secure fenced area not crammed at all) and have a varied diet. We'll be having a large variety of colors also including a breed referred to as "easter-eggers", that lay blue/ light turquiose colored eggs! I think these will probably be a hit. We also may have a couple of Cuckoo Marans which lay very dark chocolate brown colored eggs, we don't know for sure yet. Anyway, it will be very exciting to see what all we end up getting in the nests .
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