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#1 of 8 Old 07-19-2007, 03:03 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I've been meaning to post this for a bit: :

This is a new parenting group forming in the area. It started off as a small group interested in babywearing and it may take off from there into other issues. The first meeting is in New Bedford, MA and parents seem to be from the South Shore, Cape and South Eastern MA area.... I'm a transplant, so I'm not exactly sure geographically where these start/end.

Here's the flyer... Jessica



Are you a parent?
Do you work with young children?
Do you have young children at home
or are you expecting a baby?
Be part of the planning for a new local
PARENTING GROUP!

First [Planning] Meeting
Greater New Bedford Main Free Public Library
Community Meeting Room
Inquire at Front Desk for Location

Tuesday, July 24, 2007
10 AM – 12 PM

Be part of the planning for a new local parenting group.
Are you interested in:
Attachment Parenting
Breastfeeding
Child-led Weaning/Extended Nursing
Homeschooling
Cloth Diapering
Babywearing
Co-sleeping
Natural Childbirth
Organic/Healthy Living


If so, then this group may be a good fit for you!

For more information, contact Elly Levesque at elly.levesque [at] gmail.com


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because I'm excited it's near me!
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Can people who don't feel comfortable in certain slings attend? (Like would a BB person be turned away?) I can pass info along. Oh, and are people with weaned kids welcomed?
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How about AP moms whose toddlers REFUSE to be worn? Julia will NOT go in any kind of sling or wrap anymore, and in fact will only walk or be held on my right hip (she doesn't consider any other position "up").

She's still nursing and co-sleeping, though.
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Hi! This is Elly

Our first meeting will be held in a library conference room. Anyone who wants to attend is welcome, but I'm not sure what the standards of behavior for children are. There is a children's room on the library's first floor, with children's books and tables and chairs. The purpose of having it in the conference room in NB was that we could accomplish business-type things (it's our first meeting, a planning meeting), and NB seemed central to most of the people on our mailing list.

I am a wrap girl at heart, and I have had absolutely no luck with pouches. I wouldn't expect everyone at the group to have the same likes/dislikes with babywearing.

The group had originally started as a workshop for young parents involved in the Healthy Families program. I participate in that program as well (I'm 20) and I noticed that I was the only person wearing my baby. I got one of the moms babywearing and then talked to my advocate and we decided to at least do a workshop for the group, so I posted on Freecycle asking for babywearing carriers for the group. Next thing you know, I get a bunch of emails saying, "I don't have anything to give you, but how do I get involved?" That's how it started.

There were some people who are more interested in the babywearing aspect, and some who are more interested in the AP aspect. We've invited pretty much anyone interested in one or both topics to attend, and then we'll decide (at this meeting) where this group will be going.

So, of COURSE, grumpyshoegirl, you're welcome to come! And UUMom, parents with weaned kiddos are welcome. EVERYONE is welcome, even the hardcore formula/detached parenting advocates... we can convert them! :

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I am going to try and attend.
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Hey, Elly, we won't be there on Tuesday... but I didn't know all that history! We just had our baby Friday, so we'll be keeping a low profile for a little while.

I can't wait to hear how it goes!

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Oh my gosh! I just sent you an e-mail asking!

I'm SO glad for you. That's awesome! (I know this is OT, but birth story link/basic details? I'll make an announcement and e-mail you all the information we cover.)

YAY NEW BABY!!!

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