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Old 12-17-2008, 01:14 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I thought I'd start a new Brooklyn Mamas thread. There was a meet-ups thread a while back, and a new/expecting moms thread that a few of us jumped onto, but I figured maybe if there was a new "general" one we could all find it easier.

All Brooklyn moms welcome! Share recommendations, organize playgroups, announce events or exciting news, whatever!

If there already is one of these, please let me know, otherwise, go nuts!
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Old 12-22-2008, 02:31 AM
 
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We live in Baltimore but are in Brooklyn at least once a month and have considered relocating but, my oldest has some developmental delay issues and I haven't been able to find any info on educational programs to match his current IEP. Anyway, we follow my husband when his office calls him North and my kids and I enjoy walking in Brooklyn Heights and visiting the Transit Musuem ( a must on every visit ). If anyone has any info on the elementary schools in the area that you could pass along I would appreciate it.

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Hey, thanks for starting this thread.

I'm writing while nursing my 1 month old darling (for the 2nd hour straight, I might add....!) and I'm excited to connect more with other brooklyn mamas - new mamas, wise & experienced mamas, whatever.

In particular I'd love to organize more meet-ups.

Oops, gotta go, diaper is calling...

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Hi,
I remember the other thread - I wasn't able to make the meet ups at the time, LO was fussy and we had so many visitors. But that said - I'd love to meet up now - I could really use to get our of the house and meet some moms! I'm a full time grad student staying at home with LO. My DS is 5 months and we're in the south slope area.

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Oh I forgot...any ideas on what to do during the winter? I feel like I'm stir crazy and house bound. DS rolls, scoots and sits up so I'm assuming pretty soon he'll be mobile. I don't mind taking him out as long as it isn't too frigid.

Isn't there some sort of thing at the Tea Lounge on Wed. mornings?

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subbing! me & 9-mo-old dd would love more playdates!

the aquarium in winter, btw, is AMAZING. really empty, and SO exciting for babies!
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Not to sound terribly ignorant, but what Aquarium? It sounds wonderful!

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The Aquarium is in Coney Island and it is really fun.

I have 2 kids - 6.5 years and 19 months and we are in Clinton Hill.

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Hey ladies,
Are there any dates in mind for the Aquarium? My DD (5 months) and I would love to go.
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Next week Wednesday would be fun for us. Not sure if that would work for others, but throught I would throw it out there as a possibility.

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Hi there! In Cobble Hill here with a 2-month-old and would love to meet up with some other Brooklyn mamas. Any ideas for cold weather activities with a baby?

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We've been trying to make the Brooklyn Children's Museum for a while now. They have a dedicated toddler area and under one year olds are free admission. We're in Williamsburg.

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Should we try for a meet up in next week or so? We'd love to do the Aquarium and the museum, we'd just love to meet up and get out and about. Tuesdays/Thursdays and Fridays work for well for us. I just signed up for a music class with Audra Rox on Thursday mornings.
We're also open for playdates if anyone wants to PM us. DS is 5 months old but a pretty able little chunk...

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I'm a Brooklyn mom-to-be, due in March. I live in the south slope also and I'm really busy right now with work (I teach in Carroll Gardens) but when baby comes I'm sure I'll be wanting to get out at some point!
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hi mamas, my 3-month old baby boy and I would love to meet up with some Mothering brooklyn mamas! we are in williamsburg but can easily travel anywhere. the aquarium sounds awesome.

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Should we try for a meet up in next week or so? We'd love to do the Aquarium and the museum, we'd just love to meet up and get out and about. Tuesdays/Thursdays and Fridays work for well for us.
We could do Tuesday or Thursday next week.

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Hey everyone, happy new year! Thanks beachcitymama for starting it up again! Aquarium next week sounds fun, ditto on Tuesday Thursday availability.
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Just introducing myself. I live in Kensington, and I'm expecting my first baby in...oh, let's say a month. BrooklynDoula, aka Megan Davidson, is my doula! (Hi, Megan!)

I would love to connect with other expectant or brand new moms in Brooklyn.

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Old 01-08-2009, 05:12 AM
 
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yeah, tuesday or thursday is good for us too. thursday is a little better

aquarium sounds great! perhaps for a future winter outing we could try a mama-baby movie?

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Just introducing myself. I live in Kensington, and I'm expecting my first baby in...oh, let's say a month. BrooklynDoula, aka Megan Davidson, is my doula! (Hi, Megan!)

I would love to connect with other expectant or brand new moms in Brooklyn.

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Thursday could work for us. We are starting a music class at 10:30 in the morning. But are free after that. I think the aquarium would be fun and would LOVE to go to a mom-baby movie in the near future. There are so many movies I want to see!

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i was just coming here to resurrect the old mama meetup thread!!
(ETA: it's not possible to post to that archived thread any longer.)

anyway,
i'm interested in getting together... especially with toddlers. my 17 month old son loves older kids! any mama's of older toddlers/young kids interested in getting together?

the aquarium sounds like an awesome idea!
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I have a 19.5 month old!

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ok, how about the aquarium on thursday, january 15 at 1:00? the toddlers can toddle, the babes can be carried, the mamas can talk, and everyone can look at the fish...

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That sounds like a plan to me. :
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I have a six-week old so when I hear "outing" it really means "nap opportunity"...

I'd love to join but I'm wondering about the time b/c there is a brooklyn La Leche meeting that day at 11....I don't know how many of these mamas are planning on going. I am & could make the aquarium by 2 but probably not 1.

Would 2 work for folks?
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Yeah! we can make it, either 1 or 2. I imagine we'll still be there at 2 if people come a little later.

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awesome!

sugarshoc - is meeting at aquarium at 2pm ok with you?

I'm excited to meet some mamas and babies!!
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I could come at 2 also.

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Oops after requesting a time change I just realized I will have in-laws in town..
So I may make it, with in-laws in tow, or I may not. Anyhow, I'm sure we will all trickle in as baby-time allows & find each other.
hope to meet up soon, if not this one then the next.

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