bebe. you're not far at all, I am a wanderer myself, have a gf in Woodbury that I try to go to see once in a while. I babysit a friends little ones two days a week. My youngest is 3, so we have one almost the same age, older two are in school... I was gonna homeschool, but must say with the homework wars we have here, I am glad I didn't. They are in catholic school instead... haha someday they'll thank me! We do a lot of outside things, parks and playgrounds, the zoo, the beach, and the library are regular spots. I am going through a divorce right now, after an abusive 11 years, so they are finally starting to heal from that and building a relationship with their dad. I am used to doing the parenting alone.. a lot of my ideas he was not thrilled with.. hated the family bed, but 3 year old is still there:LOL I have a bf who is in Canada, and thats where I'd love to be right now, but thats in the future too, I live life one moment at a tiime now, the only way I'd get through the stuff on the path lately. I am pretty crunchy, I do have a good pediatrician who iggies my "Hippie dippie" Ideas... he knows I do a lot of alternative care, but he supported my not circing, family bed, and extended nursing, so I take the good with the bad and am overall happy. He does try to hand me an antibiotic everytime they go in for a sniffle, but most times it ends up down the sink
I grew up down here, and the only thing I'd miss about South Jersey is the beach, but there is so much more out there, ya know?? Give me a pm if you'd like to talk more, and maybe I'll wander my way up there one day soon..
I look forward to meeting another ap mama