My husband, 3.5 yo daughter and I will be moving from New York to Miami in August. I'm having difficulty finding an attachment parenting community in that location. I also am looking for info on AP-friendly pediatricians, Montessori or Waldorf-inspired preschools and family-friendly neighborhoods. Any leads at all would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
Hi, did you move here? Did you ever connect with anyone? There are a lot of AP-minded folks around, I think. On Meetup.com there's a group called something like Pregnant to Preschool Parents of Miami (for all kinds of parents) with lots of get-togethers and meetups for playdates, workouts in the park, crafts, etc. If you're on Facebook you can connect there with the South Florida Babywearing Group. And there is a great place called The Gathering Place just north of downtown Miami that you should check out. Hope this helps.
The Gathering Place in Miami is a fantastic resource in Miami! They host a biannual Green Baby Fair where you can probably meet a lot of people. They also have playgroup, breastfeeding support group, and more. If you are in South Miami/Coral Gables area, there is Gables Montessori, International Bilingual Montessori, and Alexander Montessori.
Esinedeggplant - can you tell me more about the South Florida Babywearing Group? I've been trying to find a group like that in Miami, but I think the one that used to meet at Whole Foods stopped meeting or something. Thanks!
@annejhanderson, if you are on Facebook, you can find the South Florida Babywearing Group there as a group. It's pretty active with members in Miami-Dade and Broward. One of the main organizers/founders is Yuhfen Lin. They have periodic meetups, nature walks, etc. and Yuhfen teaches classes.
Hi! I am also living in NYC and moving to Miami next year. In New York, I am a member of a Facebook group as well as the API NYC yahoo group, but I haven't found anything simliar in Miami and I want to connect with a network of AP-friendly moms.
Please let me know if you found a group/meetup, etc
Definitely check out the Gathering Place. They have a very active Facebook page that will give you an idea of what they do. It's a maternity center with lots of services for moms and families with babies and very young children, but they are also sort of a community center for families/moms who are AP-minded and interested in natural living, etc, with support groups, meetups, yoga classes, etc.