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#1 of 39 Old 02-24-2010, 11:51 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Anyone in the Springfield area interested in forming a playgroup? I know that there are lots of kid-friendly groups in the NoHo area but I'd love to have a group a little closer to home.

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I would be very interested. I have a DS 2yrs old and a DD 6 yrs old that goes to k-garten part-time. I'm just south of Springfield in Longmeadow, but willilng to travel a bit.
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Great, I'll send you a pm!

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I would love to join you all -- I have 3 and am in south hadley.
DS - 11-15-05
DD 7-20-07
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would be happy to host as well.
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I would like to join in although my little guy is still a bit little (nearly 5 mos)
I'm near forest park

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Yeah! I'm not sure about the best way to organize this. Should I send a pm to everyone with my email and start coordinating that way? We are looking forward to meeting some new families!

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Did you ever get a group going? I am looking to meet other parents who share our mothering values.
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No, I never got the group going but I am still interested. It has been a crazy few months here and I've barely even been online. Maybe now that the weather is nice we could meet at a park or something? Forest Park, Stanley Park, Mitteneague Park are just a few that come to mind.

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That sounds great. My schedule is pretty open. What about everyone else?

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I'm interested! We're moving to CT at the end of the month but we won't be far from Springfield. I love Forest Park!
My kids are 3 and 6 mo.

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Anyone up for hitting Forest Park some day during the first full week of June? We'd love to meet some MDC families!

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What day?

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I'm interested!

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Anyone available Monday?

How about Tuesday, from 12:30-6 there is a farmers market in the park behind the basketball courts that has a great organic farm stand.

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Monday works well for us.

Or meeting up on Tuesday during the Farmer's Market is good as well.

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both Monday and Tuesday work for me also!

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I'd love to join in!

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I pMed all of you

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Thanks Ber for the pm. Sorry we couldn't meet.

How about next Monday, the 7th? We'll probably end up at the Farmer's Market on Tuesday as well but my DH is taking part of the day off from work so we'll just want to hang with him.

Mornings and late afternoon (after 3) work best for us but we can be a little flexible.

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I met littlegreenlady & her LO at FP today - it was really nice!

I'm still planning on being there Friday, and so far it looks like at least 1 or 2 more will be there too, so if anyone else is up for it, definitely join in

As for Monday, I'll have to say I'm up in the air for that - it's possible that the kids would be interested in heading there again, but I need to see how things go on Friday first.

And beyond that, littlegreenlady & I were talking about it, and it'd be cool if we could pick maybe 2 days a month to try to meet up somewhere. Tues late mornings, Thurs all day & Fridays late mornings are best for us, but we're also pretty flexible.

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2 days a month sounds like a good plan.

We'll miss you guys tomorrow too, we already have plans.

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I may be able to do monday, but won't be able to stay long because I have family visiting.

Fridays are bad for me, but can be available the rest of the week.

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littlegreenlady - we're still planning on Mon. I'll pM you!

I was able to meet Mamachelle & her LOs on Friday and it was another very nice meetup! After tomorrow, maybe we can start trying to figure out a couple days a month that work - so that at least a couple of us can get to each one or both!

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we were there again today - 3 times in a week

We were a little late than what we were aiming for because the 3yo wasn't convinced it was the best idea. I don't know if we missed anyone else because of that, but I did talk to another mom about my Ergo and the kids were happy to be there.

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Anyone available for a day in the park this week?

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Anyone available for a day in the park this week?
How about sometime after July 4th?

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I plan on taking my 3 kids to the park for the day. I heard the water park won't open until the 1st, so we are thinking of going on Thur or Fri. We are only visiting and leave for home very soon.
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I just came across this website (free use), which is meant to help groups of people figure out a good meeting time. Might be worth looking into- www.meetingwizard.com.
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How about sometime after July 4th?

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How about sometime after July 4th?
the beginning of the week works for me (m,t,w)

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Hi there
We just moved to this area as well. I have 3 children ages 9,6 & 3. I would be interested in meeting with other like minded SAHM's in the area. We moved from CA and don't know anyone here yet but a few neighbors & our real estate agent! :0) Please send me a message to let me know when you might meet next week. Thank you!
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