I've been signed up for a while and perusing but have yet to introduce myself...
I'm Mary, an over-40 mom, musician and Alexander Technique trainee and I've followed my family's origins back to the homeland but still like a taste of the US in the form of Mothering.
I have a lovely man and a beautiful 11-month-old girl, Alina, that (help!) I keep falling deeper and deeper in love with.
We had a great home birth experience and there's a chapter of La Leche League in my town. Best of all, a little group of us moms spilled off from post-partum support at the hospital (where I went to meet people) and we've been having weekly pot luck lunches since last April. Now first b-day parties are starting so I welcome : any "no-junk" first b-day suggestions...
So life is good in spite of the fog (yes, there's fog in Italy) - and it's better knowing all you moms are out there.
Welcome! I dream of going to Italy some day to see where my family came from. As for party ideas are you planning on snacks or a meal? If you do snacks, how about cheese & crackers, veggies & dip? If you plan a meal a big pot of yummy soup is easy healthy & inexpensive. Check out the nutrition & good eating thread there is a favorite soup thread going, & lots of recipes!
Thanks for the warm welcome(s) and suggestions for b-day. I'm just learning the ropes - or threads - here at MDC but I like the company already!
To the Michigan member - I'm an ex-Michigander myself so I'm sure you'll make it over here some time.
Welcome! I know the fog in Italy well. I'm Lee, a 40-something Reiki Master, and I live in southern CA. Enjoy preparing for Alina's first birthday (you can see I have a daughter named Alena. ) I've also been interested in Alexander technique training!
brescia's close-by. would you believe they've introduced the one-line system at the post office here? no more elbowing your way through (although some die-hards still do it)
there's more talk about italy in this thread than in the italy thread. hmmm.
thanks to you and mammabear for the warm welcome. i like it here already!