Hi MamaAsheri! Yes, we are relatively close. Meetup.com is a site that brings people of like minds and situations together. On there, I organize the "belmont playgroup". You should check it out. Really cool site.
I live just outside of Belmont/Mt. Holly. I work part time and stay home with my 7 month old son 5 days a week. I would love to check out your meetup. I find this area has few supporters of AP style parenting. Would love to meet you!
I am new and live in Texas at the moment(army family), but I grew up in Mt. Holly. (East Gaston! woo!) We will be moving back to the area within the year. My husband and I lived in Kings Mountain prior to moving. :) Most of my friends from home are childless or the AP/breastfeeding/gentle parenting approach is foreign to them.. It would be nice to have someone to talk to. Placenta encapsulation is very cool.
Cool! I just joined mothering.com too.
I'm in Gastonia, so you're right next door! I'll look up the Belmont playgroup. My boys are 23 months and 3 months, and we don't know very many families with children their age.
I'm in Matthews, so I know that's quite a drive, but hello! I'm a new mama to a 3.5 month old girl, Adelaide. We practice much of the attachment parenting style, and right now I stay at home but will be returning to work in August as a teacher.