Any suggestions would be great! Daycare hasn't really panned out for meeting other mothers, as no one hovers around once they have their kid. The local library has a storytime in the evening once a month, but I have not yet made it to one.
If there is nothing, would anyone be interested if I started something?
let me know.
Thursday afternoons would work for us, too. We are happy to play here or travel. Due pretty soon, though, so we'll see how we're all feeling as we close in on baby time. If either of you would like to contact me directly please feel free to do so.
Looking forward to arranging something--
I have decided to start a playgroup though, on nice Tuesday nights at my home in Kingston from 5-8pm. I have invited a bunch of people I know (old school friends, people from town, friends of friends, ect..) who have kids or are pregnant.
To deal with the evening rush, I have encouraged people to bring food, either prepared or something to throw on the grill for dinner, so they don't have to cook when they get home. For the kids we have a kiddie pool (small), sprinkler, swing set and various toys.
If either of you are interested in coming, shoot me a pm.
I'm 23, have a 10 month old little boy, and we just moved to Fremont, NH in May. I am finally ready to attempt to socialize and I know the baby needs it. I would love to get together with some of you guys and let the baby socialize a bit. I don't know how to go about this or anything.. let me know how you'd like to get in touch to do something, I don't know anyone up here yet
Thanks so much! I'm home all day with the baby so, I'm available anytime
My playgroup thing did not pan out very well, so I have cancelled it. Not enough attendance
However I have started to go to a place called "Off the Wall Gymnastics" on Tuesday or Thursday evenings throughout the summer from 5:30-7pm. They are located on Rt. 125 in Plaistow, about 7 miles south on rt. 125 from the Carriage Towne Plaza in Kingston (the one with the Dunkin Donuts). It is nice because the place is all padded and my daughter can run around and play without fear of her falling down and hurting herself.
There is also a La Leche League meeting in Stratham the 1st Wednesday of every month from 6:30pm-8pm. It is at the Coastal Family Birth retreat in Stratham, located on Frying Pan Lane. From Fremont it would take you less than 1/2hr to get there. (3 min from Exeter Hospital if you know where that is) There next meeting is August 5th. This might be a good way to meet other moms. They also have a day meeting, but I don't know when it is, because I work during the day.
There is also a place called "Sprout About" in Stratham that is open from like 9am-3pm. It is a big indoor play area for young kids. Again I haven't been because they are not open when I get home
Hope these things help you, if I think of anything else I will let you know.
There is also a Parent & Baby group at the Exeter Hospital. My little guy has outgrown it but that's how we finally connected with some friends when he was younger. I could only find the times for the Parent & Toddler group on their calendar: http://www.exeterhospital.com/calendar/, but I'm sure if you call the hospital they can help you find the appropriate group. The groups are facilitated by a nurse and it's a great source of support as well as friendship. There is always someone to answer any questions you may have, help with BF, etc. and they have great guest speakers and topics.
If one of you would maybe like to meet up at the park or something sometime, I would love to.
Thanks again! :
I just moved to East Kingston from Portsmouth and has a 14mos girl and a lil boy due this Jan '2012. I stay at home during the day and would like to get out to meet other moms with kids. I have older siblings 8yr old son and 14yr daughter and 22 yr daughter as well so playtime for me would stop when they get home from school.
Hi, I just found your message.
We live in Kingston NH and we are trying to build a playgroup.
We have a 4 y/o girl and a y/o boy.
Let us know if it is something that interest you.
Mary and Marco Menendez
lets meet next Thursday at my office say around 11:30 Our office is Swiesz Family Chiropractic and is at 320 sandown rd (121A) Let me know if this will work for everyone. I will be there with my 3 year old son. Looking forward to it.
I wanted to share with you, just in case you know of someone else.
We are advertising our playgroup in the Nichols Memorial Library website here in Kingston NH.
The library is going to have a new building and the director offered to me access to a room for playing if the playgroup eventually needs a place.
But also, I know children love the outdoor.
So, here we are in Kingston ready for the four seasons outdoors.
The Menendez (Mary and Marco)