You are more than welcome to come visit me anytime you want. Rachel is about 5 mos older than Will (and still nursing) and Sarah and Ben are only 5 days apart. You'd fit right in.
All I have to offer is to keep going. Hopefully the meetings remind you of what a good job you are doing. It is wonderful that the other mothers can see you as an inspiration as well. It may give them something to strive for. Good luck.
Good luck and keep looking!
Me - tandeming a 3 year old and 17 month old
leader - tandeming a 2 1/2 year old and 1 month od
N~ - tandeming a 2 1/2 year old and 2 month old
A~ - tandeming a 2 1/2 year old and 3 month old
A~ - pregnant, her three all weaned around 15 months each (she was pegnant by then)
That's the group that always comes. We're very toddler (and tandem) heavy.
Daytime mtgs have more stay at home moms, or part time working moms (altho I have knwon full time working moms to take a day off just to come to a mtg). These mtgs will have more toddlers/preschoolers/homeschoolers, as dad isn't home to watch them.
Nighttime mtgs have more working moms, pg women and newborns/infants. We usually rec new moms come to these, so they aren't "shocked" by the nursing toddlers, and don't feel their tiny ones are in danger of being run over!! LOL!
Many groups offer toddler mtgs (sometimes called enrichment mtgs), tandem mtgs, working mom mtgs, mtgs for dads, etc.
Each group has it's own flavor, depending on Leader personalities/approaches, types of attendees, etc. If you are bored with the basic info at mtgs, know that your exp is so helpful to the newbies. Or, OTOH, try and hook up with other moms with kids your age to form your own playgroups.
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I do feel odd sometimes to be the only mom in attendance many times nursing a toddler. At least one leader and at least one or two members attend regularly without their toddlers, but I'm away from mine all day and don't want to attend something else without her, since she's welcome. But, she is a little on the independent side so I don't always get to hear a lot LOL!
OK, i haven't gone to the baby toddler in the last 3 months because I've been busy, but I still like to go because I see ALL my friends there (plus new moms.) So I never feel bored.
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It is really a good mix of neworns, babies, and toddlers...me having the oldest(almost a 3 y/o)...but many 1 and 2 y/o olds as well. I love to go too to help the "new" bf mammas there and to show that extended nursing is ok.....
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