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I'm new but wanted to find some moms around my parts of Canada. Anyone?
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I moved back to Winnipeg after some time away this past fall. I would be interested in meeting some Winnipeg moms
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HI fellow winnipegers, just wanted to say hi, that I'm here and lurking around. I'm a new mum to my little Claire, whose almost four months old. Let's keep this post going!

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I'm in Winnipeg to. Mom to a 2 1/2 year old and newborn.

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Hi all,

Another Winnipegger here with one brand spanking new DD, hoping to figure out how to get out of the house eventually!

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I am from Winnipeg. I just moved here a few months ago. I hope we could all chat more, I'd love to know more places I could go to get organic foods. I find Winnipeg to be not such a "natural" community and I hope I am just misisng something.
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Hey you!! (At least, I think it's you. ) I've finally ventured out of the diaper making forum for a minute.

(Having trouble getting into HHM lately. I miss you guys!)

Peggy: full-time shift-working mama to Kiddo (Nov|04) and Babygirl (May|11). Fiancée to Babe. Step-mom to Tween, my bonus daughter (Sep|00). Currently TTC - http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/3c1739

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Hi Shala,

Re: the organic foods - not sure where your located but there are a few places around town - Organza has a big new store near Confusion Corner in Osborne Village and there are also a few stores in Wolseley (can't remember their names off the top of my head but could find them for you if necessary) on Westminster Ave I believe. The Vita Health stores which are a chain located in various areas across town also carry some organic food.

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Edwina ~ Thanks for the tips! I go to Organza but I find it so crazy expensive. Gosh I can't get out of there without spending less than 50$ just on a few items. In the summer time are there farm markets and stuff where you can get organic produce even another place to buy organic meats besides Organza? I haven't yet been to the Vita-health but I plan to. Another issue I have come across is finding homeopathic remedies. Of course I have found the blended remedies but I have yet to find a selection of single homeopathic remedies... any suggestions on that!!

If the other store you mentioned are any good I loved to know specific but if they are just little nothing health stores I then it really isn't necessary to know, lol. I found a little store in the St.Vital mall (Sunrise foods, i think) and another one down in the Forks. Scoop & Save on Portage is pretty good too!

I was just so disappointed coming to a big city and this "natural" lifestyle seems to be SOOO expensive and such an inconvience to shop. I have never had to dedicate my whole day to travelling just to get my grocery shoppoing done.

BTW, congrats on your baby girl!!
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Hi Shala,

Sadly, I have to admit that Organza is expensive and that really, compared to folks in other cities (Vancouver springs to mind), we really don't have anything great in the way of large decently priced stores that market organic and homeopathic goods.

There is an organic fruit/veggie delivery service that delivers weekly or biweekly to your home and you can also order other products from them and have them delivered with your fruits and veggies. They are called Fresh Option Organic Delivery and their webpage is http://www.freshoption.ca/index.html

During the summer there is a local CSA called Earth Share that is located at Fort Whyte Centre and I believe that their produce is all organic is I recall correctly. I found that since I am away during the summer a fair bit, I never managed to use all the veggies so I haven't bought shares the last two years but might consider it again one day. The Fort Whyte Centre is probably the best place to contact regarding getting shares.

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Edwina, Thank you so much for the suggestions. I actually went down to the Fort Whyte Centre and it was really nice. We didn't actually pay to go outside but just went to the cafe for lunch. I also got me some organic/free range meat . I also looked at the fresh options website, I was actually looking for something like that but unfortunately it just doesn't seem worth it. The basket options are a little bizarre. You get one avacado for a family. However i will keep it in mind to see if it gets better for the summer. I also went and checked out Vita health and I actually like it better than Organza. They actually sell homeopathic remedies.
So thanks for all the suggestions. It REALLY helped!!! I am really looking forward to the summer to come so I can venture out all my options then!!!
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Hey All

Welcome to Winnipeg, it's true we are not much of a "natural" city but you might find you love it anyways! I work at one of the organic stores in Wolsley called Organic Planet, and we are comparable to Organza/Vita Health, you are not going to find much cheaper in Winnipeg (especially in the winter) becasue of shipping issues. However we have the advantage of being located in the "granola belt" so there are two small organic stores, we specialize in food and across the street is a place that specializes in natural home products (and shampoo etc....) There is a homeopath up the street who has a small storefront with lots of remedies and a small organic bakery. Organic PLanet is 877 Westminster (cross street is Arlington) and everyone else is within three blocks......Check it out, it makes the running around much simpler.

Also for anyone interested me and a few parent friends have started meeting once a week at Mondragon ( a collective resteraunt in the exchange) located at 91 Albert. We meet Thursdays from 1-4, right now we all know each other already but I'm sure we'de love some new faces if you're looking to hook up with other "APish" families in the city.....

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Hi Heather,

Thanks for letting us know about the Mondragon meetings. I hope to get out to one soon and meet some folks who are parents since most of my friends are not at all baby people or if they are, they don't live here.

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I'm glad I checked in here again. This thread wasn't going anywhere but now look at all the good stuff
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OK, there's not many of you out there in Wpg but I'm hoping some of you have some ideas. Next week is my last PP visit with my MW and I guess I need to find a doctor for DD. We are currently undecided on vax so will be at least delaying if not selectively vaxing. Do you know of any docs in town that are 1. Ok with this and 2. taking on new patients (good luck with that I know).

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Okay I asked around and was told that there is are some ped's west on Portage (not sure if that is convienent for you) taking kids or there is the Winnipeg Clinic downtown (I think that is what it is called I will check this evening and try and get back on here to correct myself), that was recommended more than once. It has a full group of ped's who are very close to lots of specialists should they ever be needed. I am still undecided but I will either take dd to my family doctor or to the one downtown should I need to (hopefully not).
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Another winnipeg here!

Regarding the organic food stores, theres an organic meat store way up on main st (middlechurch actually). The prices are comparable to major grocery stores, some things are more expensive, some things cheaper. The ham is wonderful! They're also willing to do large orders - side of beef cut how you like or side of pork cut how you like. We havent done that yet, but we're thinking of it. They also have bison and elk if you're looking for a lower fat red meat alternative.

Anyhoo, I'm sorry I cant help with the dr issue. We took our kids out of ped's office due to many issues (bf after 6 months was "psycologically damaging" for one...). We just stuck to my family dr, who's not perfect, but doesnt hassle me.......

Porphy, which office are you thinking of downtown? If its in the medical arts building with 4 peds, I would reconsider. (see above paragraph). While they are close to lots of specialists, they are also very full of themselves and theres one in particular whos VERY pro vax.

Of course, it could just be my personal experience.

edited to add name of meat store; Frigs Natural Meats
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Shenjall ~ thanks so much for the organic meat store. I will have to check it out this weekend!!!
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You are welcome!

Heres some exact directions:

3515 Main St
West St. Paul, Mb

1/2 mile north of the perimeter Closed sunday but open sat 8-5

Try the bison pepperoni...mmmmmmm
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Thank you so much. I went to the meat place today and it was great!!! The prices are fantastic!!! I was even so excited to get bone marrow and stuff so I can make broth. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
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Has anyone tried the bulk barn yet? I'm in love......

They have sooo many types of flour! Spelt, rye, others I cant remember
They make not be organic, but its a start. Not to mention the variety of nuts, fruits, I think there was some organic peanut butter and honey in the back....
But beware the candy and chocolate isle.......
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Shenjall - what's the bulk barn? Where is it?

On another topic - are any of you Winnipeggers veteran babywearers? I'm trying to wear DD in either the sling or the wrap a couple of hours a day but the sling is so uncomfortable and I'm having problems figuring out the wrap. Any suggestions for groups to go to so I can get face to face help or anyone willing to meet somewhere for a demo?

Enjoy the warmish weather!
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The Bulk Barn is a store where everything is in bulk! Its on Empress (and ellice) - in the strip mall in the parking lot of walmart.

I dont know if I can be any help on the babywearing. I did carry dd in a sling but I dont know anything about the wrap. Sorry. I can tell you it took about 2 weeks for me and dd to get used to it.
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Shenjall ~ No i haven't been to the bulk barn. I get my flours and stuff at either Scoop & Save (on Portage), Vita Health (McPhillips or Kenaston) or Nutrition House (Notre Dame). I find all the prices to be pretty good and its organic so I haven't made my way to the bulk barn. Sometimes I find the bulk barn to be more expensive (at least it was when I lived in NS).

Edwina ~ Sorry I can't help you with the baby wearing. I just couldn't do it with 2. I tried with one and by the time I wanted to start trying i think they were too old by then. I have a heart to heart sling. What kind of wrap do you have? Maybe a LLL meeting might be a good place to go and see if they could help. I kinda have an idea how to wrap the babes but i think its more for older babes. I would hate to try and disappoint you.
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I completely forgot about Vita Health and bulk foods! I live close to the mcphillips one, I'll have to go there soon.

Renaissanceed, have you found any info on the wrap yet?
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I think I've finally figured it out! I've actually got DD in the wrap right now and as long as I sit on the yoga ball and bounce, she is very happy. So I'm catching up on my email and journal and hoping that I'll get some laundry done too. Ah, she's waking up and is a bit grumpy. Gotta go!
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Way to Go!
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I use a wrap and like it much better than the sling. Mine is a local one called pea pod, I know there are great instructions on the mai tie website.....or you could ask in the baby wearing forum. My DH likes the baby trekker better, which is another local product widely available second hand which is sort of the all purpose idiot proof carrier. My first ds would sleep forever if i was wearing hom, butthis one likes to keep moving so we mostly only use it for walking or playing outside with big brother.....

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ok the local one has a website with the instructions i learned from, fairly easy to get the hang of and once youve got it........gto to /www.peapodcreations.ca and follow the how to use links.....
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Hey winnipegers, I need some help.

Have any of you put up new fencing? Wood or chain link? We want to put up a fence this year (preferrably wood) but have no idea where to start. Anyone have any good experience?

TIA!
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