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#1 of 26 Old 01-30-2012, 07:48 PM - Thread Starter
 
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We moved here 18 months ago from the Pacific Northwest and I still have not found any like minded mamas in the area. I really need to find some crunchy moms!! Anybody out there?

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Eh... Bloomington is going to be as close as you'll get but that seems far for where you're at.

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That is completely depressing.

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My husband is from Terre haute, I'm from Bellingham Wa.  We met in the Military.  He wanted to go back home after we got out of the Military and I couldn't do it.  I know there are some great places in the Midwest... but it's just not something I can handle.  You're not far from Chicago there has to be something near by.

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I'm pretty sure there is a holistic moms group in South Bend. Try http://www.holisticmoms.org

 


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Or come to Valparaiso or Hebron, there are a ton of like mind parents in NWI. Look at http://www.indianabirthchoices.com

 


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I just discovered this forum and website. I'm a somewhat crunchy/natural mama in Plymouth, and am in the South Bend / Mishawaka area midweek mornings for daughter's school.

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i moved to Granger,IN in October. I, too, have been having a hard time finding "my tribe" here. There is a holistic moms group that gets together for playdates and evening "moms only" events. I've been a few times and they are nice group of ladies, mostly with younger children.

I see that you homeschool. There is a group called homeschool hub based out of NIles, MI- I haven't been to any of their events or classes but it looks like it is a good local resource. Have you looked into that?

I would love to get together and hang out with any local crunchies- looks like we have kids of similar ages (mine are 11,4 and 2) send me a pm!
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Another South Bend-area crunchy mama over here! (I am in Granger.)

 

We don't seem to have any local Babywearing or API chapters, but we do have Holistic Moms and La Leche League. The morning meeting has a pretty big turnout. My family's schedule rarely seems to line up with LLL and HMN meetings, so I am still working on my tribe, too. :-) 

 

For the natural foods-oriented there is Purple Porch Coop (founded by one of the local LLL leaders, actually) and multiple dairy cow shares, etc. I know that some of the HMN moms also work on a community vegetable garden in Mishawaka.

 

There is a great local ped who cloth diapered and extended nursed, if you will be looking for a doctor, too...

 

Welcome to Indiana!

 

 

 


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I'm new to the website, but have lived in Mishawaka for 3 years now.  I'm a somewhat crunchy mom who is having a hard time too.

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Maybe we all should start our own little informal Mishawaka-area natural parenting group? It sounds like there are a number of us in the area who could use some like-minded friends.


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I think that sounds like a good idea, 

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We are in the process of moving to Granger, IN.  I would love to know the name of the pediatrician!

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Midwesterner04, For some reason, I cannot reply to your pm.  Thank you so much for the advice about pediatricians!  I really appreciate it.  :)

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I'm in LaPorte! I'm crunchy!!! :)


Crunchy, working mama to three awesome kiddos-2 born at home!
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Moving to Elkhart in a week.  Looking for the same.  We are a CD, BF, BW, AP, friendly family with another on the way.  Having grown up in the area years ago, I am quite nervous about the lack of natural minded people, businesses, and opportunities.  Hopefully things have changed since I have been living away LOL.

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Also in the area. I'm a little crunchy but mostly AP 

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Hey mamas, we moved to SB in September. AP, pretty crunchy, from Eugene Oregon. I got a job as an administrator/faculty person at Notre Dame. Hubby still not working yet and a 3.5 year old kiddo. Would love to meet like minded parents. Moved out here for the job and to be close to my bestie but our work schedules are making it hard to hang out (new job is M-F 8-5). Kiddo is in montessori during the week but our weekends are free and I know daddy could use a playgroup to take our Bean in the afternoons before picking me up. Transition from PNW and from flex job/graduate school to full time is really tough. Loney, homesick, and looking for like-minded mamas!

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Hey mamas, we moved to SB in September. AP, pretty crunchy, from Eugene Oregon. I got a job as an administrator/faculty person at Notre Dame. Hubby still not working yet and a 3.5 year old kiddo. Would love to meet like minded parents. Moved out here for the job and to be close to my bestie but our work schedules are making it hard to hang out (new job is M-F 8-5). Kiddo is in montessori during the week but our weekends are free and I know daddy could use a playgroup to take our Bean in the afternoons before picking me up. Transition from PNW and from flex job/graduate school to full time is really tough. Loney, homesick, and looking for like-minded mamas!

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Which Montessori? Mine is at TMA -- she's 5 so in the same age range. We do half-day so would be available for an occasional lunch+play date.

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I'm willing to attend a meetup but not host it. If someone wants to host pick a day a few weeks away and message everyone on this thread. we could meet at university park mall kids area. its kind of small but at least its inside and its not mcdonalds playland

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Hi Mamas,

 

Wondering what happened to everyonewhistling.gif. Has anyone made it a SB Holistic Moms meetings? They meet once a month. I recently moved to South Bend with my 4 year old and DH. We're having a tough time meeting folks and the weather is not helping. I'd be happy to meet up for a playdate (maybe at the SB Chocolate Cafe downtown? They have inside play space in the back.) or we could attend the next holistic moms meeting together. I feel a bit shy just showing up but I hope to go their next meeting.  

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I live in south bend and would love to start a meet up group or whatever.
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I live in South Bend.  I have 4 yr old twin girls that we are going to homeschool, so I would love for them to have a little group of friends to meet with. I've lived here my whole life, there just is not alot of AP families around.  More than there used to be I think, but It's just hard to meet like minded families.  I haven't ever gone to the Holistic Moms group either because I'm just not that much of a large group person, but getting together with a small group sounds great.

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I am for a meet up!
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I don't care so much about the holistic but I'm looking for progressive, open-minded homeschoolers. I"m a half hour north from elkhart

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