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#1 of 28 Old 10-19-2003, 12:06 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I know there are very few of us out here that even breastfeed. So if you are either a lil A/P, breastfeed, don't vax, etc. Let's all chat! Don't be afraid if you are just one of the above, you know if you are at Mothering and relate to what we say here, you are the person I am talking about!

I feel so alone out here! Also, I can't even fine a half decent ped. for check ups! I got one MDC suggestion but it was far borth from me!
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Hiya bebesho, I am a few of the above, and a little further south.. kind of half way between AC and Philly. I have been checking on here for other South Jersey mamas.. and was going to post myself today I'd love to chat with you about life and babes and anything under the sun. I have a few friends who are also ap, we met through LLL..but I have noone for this babe , all my friends children are older now. Get in touch, be nice to chat..
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Hello!! I am in Gloucester County-right on the Delaware across from the Philly airport. About 40 minutes from ya!! I have a 6yo DD and a 2 yo DS. So you know the hell of Jersey too? I hate it here soooooooooo much, we hope to move asap, but in reality that'll be years down the line.

Cureently I am working f/t days so my time out is limited but would love to get out some time. Sometimes I think I seem desperate for a decent conversation!! DH goes to a chiropractor whom is very "naural" minded (no vaxing, etc.) but my last attempt at a convo w/ him left me so upset. HE blew me off, he is quite intelligent and would have appreciated his feedback. Nother thread right? BRought it up cause I have yet to find even a half decent Doc for us out here too.

What do you and the kids do/go for fun? Jus tcurious? I tend to wander , cept now that my van is gone (got totalled) we stay round here a lil more....
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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
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I'm AP Mama and I live in Burlington County I just found out I'm preggo with number two!!!
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Hi! I am in Gloucester County (not too far from Woodbury). Just wanted to say hello.
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Wow! How'd you find my ole thread! lol I too am near Woodbury! Do you go to any LLL meetings? I may know you if so... But i don't know many people anyway! PM if you'd like or post more on here-I know it is hard to find Motheing type Mamas out here!
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Wow! How'd you find my ole thread! lol I too am near Woodbury! Do you go to any LLL meetings? I may know you if so... But i don't know many people anyway! PM if you'd like or post more on here-I know it is hard to find Motheing type Mamas out here!
no, I never went to LLL meetings. They always intimidated me. It took a while before I was comfortable nursing in public too. Besides, I'm kinda shy IRL, which is why I hang out online a lot :LOL
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No problem! Just curious. How old are your kids? Mine are DS age 2 (still nursing) and DD almost 7yo. I grew up out her but moved away for some time but am back for now. Recently, I have met a handful of like minded Mamas in the area...
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I just have one daughter right now. She turned 1 on January 5th
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hey all,

i'm a cali girl, but originally from south jersey (salem county). anyways, i'll be comin home to mama's for a visit, most likely lasting 4 months or so, and i will be in DESPERATE need of finding some like-minded mamas to spend time with. i'll have access to a car, so getting together for playdates would be awesome. my kiddos are 3 and 1, and i'm newly preggo

look forward to chatting with and meeting you all, hopefully....
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We live in Gloucester County too, although we're on "the other side" (Wash Twp. /Monroe area) . I belong to the Woodbury LLL group, which actually meets at the West Deptford library, and it's the only place I've found like-minded but not fanatical mamas. Several of us have become good friends outside of LLL, and the moms get together once a month sans kiddos except nurslings to have "Coffee Night" even though I don't think any of us have ever ordered coffee! I wouldn't say I'm totally crunchy, more semi-crunchy, and AP in spirit. I have to work FT, but I work 3 12 hr shifts a week on the night shift and dh works days so we minimize dd's daycare time, and our non-work time is centered around our family.
Nice to "meet" you all!

Kelly, blessed to be with Stephen, and mama to three little ladies with huge hearts:, lotsa energy:, and curious minds.
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I probably know you Kelly, I sometimes go, but they meet at the Deptford Library now-used to be West Deptford... lol Everyone does that-wish it was WD as that is up the road from me!!

I was at last months meeting-I have a feeling we have chatted...I have the lil boy named Marcus...
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Yeah, I think we've met there a couple of times, and you're right -- it is in Deptford. My bad!
I was thinking reading some posts that I knew who you were. You're the mom who's the Peer Counselor from NYC, right?

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That's me! Was gonna post more but the boy is (literally) on my back...
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Hey next month I'm moving to Gloucester County on April 16th I would love to meet other mothers in the area since we are moving from Philadelphia and won't have any friends or family there right away. I am pregnant with my third girl and BF both my others for about 14 months. I still have Kennedy my youngest in bed with us but when we move we will try her in her own big girl bed to get ready for the new baby in July.
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Just popping in to say Collingswood here.I feel terrible that when the oilder ones were older we got out and did so much but poor Tim usually just gets dragged along on errands and that's it. There is a playgroup in town I've been to a couple of times. And the McDonald's in Westmont has a nice story time. Yes, I know it's McDonald's but we get orange juice and a cinnamon bun so it's not so bad.
Has anyone been to the new playground in Cooper River park? It's awesome. I'd love to set up a date to meet if anyone's interested.
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I didn't mean to abandon the thread-I forget to pop in sometimes! Welcome everyone!! I would love to come to an organized outing one day-but can't be the organizer as I don't have a car much these days and am also searching for a full time day job (sucks to be me! lol) So while I am game, I'd hate to be the planner and have to back out!!

BTW, I used to go ot Cooper River Park asa kid cause my sister went to Bishop Eustace. I loved it then, can't imagine how much better it may be now! Generally, I go to Red Bank Battlefield Park in National Park and some other local spots on the river so the kids can walk the shore, watch planes land, and watch ships drive by...
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I haven't gotten to planning anything yet and next week doesn't look good. I'm thinking of going to Cooper River Park playground the following Thursday, April 22. 9:30-10:00 is the best time for me. Anyone interested?
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I'm interested but would need directions since I will be new to the area. PM me please!!
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I just moved from south jersey...wish when I was there I knew you guys. I felt so alone.......being an ap & natural mommy. Maybe I will come visit you guys
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I'd be interested in the playdate, just have to check my work schedule and see if that's a sleep-cause-I've-worked-the-night-before day or a undercover-WOHM day . (One of my LLL friends dubbed me that because so many of the moms who I've met there assumed I was a SAHM because I attended meetings during the day, until I talked about pumping and working!)
We drove by there yesterday and it was PACKED! I guess 'cause the weather was soooo nice. You do mean the one by the Lobster Trap restaurant, yes?

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Hi! I'm in the Westmont area - just moved here about 4 months ago. My DS is 21 months old. 4'sacharm I'd love to meet at Cooper River Park on April 22nd - we've been there once or twice and it was awesome!(although some of those slides are waaaaay to high for DS - and me, ha!) We've been to some playgroups in the area a number of times and have met some really nice folks. I'm so happy we moved to this town, things have been going well and DS seems very comfortable/happy too.
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Yes, I do mean the one by the Lobster Trap. That's great! I hope everyone can make it. Although at the moment I feel it may be under water! The yacht club there says it offers sailing lessons for kids. My 10 year old is dying to sign up. He wants archery and sailing. What are we becoming? Some kind of YUPPIES???!!!
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Sorry I missed anyone who came. We left a little after 10 due to unexplained grumpiness. It is a beautiful day tho and timmy was just so proud of himself that he could do so much climbing all by himself. I guess it's been a while since we've been there because last time he was sooo different.
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Sorry I didn't get back to you! I worked last night and tonight, so it was a no-go. Hope everyone had fun. I wish we'd been able to make it -- Mary's been on playground alert the last few days, pointing out everyone she sees ...

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After being carless due to our most recent car accident, I forgot about this thread!!!! We have a vehicle again, so I am back and hope to meet up!
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Hey All!

Anyone else loathing this yucky heat/humidity? I guess I'm a wimp...after growing up here and living in Cali for the past 4ys, I have forgotten just what a Jersey summer can feel like, hehe.

Anyways, I'm very interested in meeting up w/ some other mamas. A friend of mine took me to Bethel Mill Park (across from Italian Bistro on Rt. 47 in the Glassboro-ish area) and I'm just in love w/ the place. We've been going 3-4 times a week, usually around 5 or 6pm. I find that going during that time is great because it's starting to cool off for the day and it's semi-shaded in the play areas. The kids love playing there and I love getting some exercise after their done playing (walking on the trail w/ them in the jogging stroller). If anyone is interested in meeting me there, let me know. I'm up for going during the day time (anytime from 10am-1pm) as well.
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