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Old 05-26-2011, 05:36 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi ladies! 

 

I know there have to be a number of Chicago mamas out there, and we would like to meet you!  Several of us MDC moms meet once a week or so for a playdate, and it is so much fun.  We are always open to adding more people to our little group, though, so if you are in Chicago, post on this thread.  It would also be interesting to see how many MDC'ers are in the area.  So far, the women I've met from Mothering live on the north side, but we are friendly to south siders and suburbanites too. ;)

 

Anyway, if you have questions about our little playgroup, PM me or tracymom1 for more info.  We just want moms who might be looking for like-minded parent friends to know that we're out here!  smile.gif


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Old 05-27-2011, 11:35 AM
 
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Lovely!  I will PM you.  I'm a South Loop mother-to-be and would be delighted to get to know some others in Chicago.


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Hi Rach! Thanks for starting a roll call. I know there must be a lot of other Chicago mamas out there... where are you??!!

Maybe everyone is in hiding until we thaw out!

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Old 05-29-2011, 09:45 AM
 
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I'm a doula in Chicago-land, but no children here. It's great you all are getting together though.

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You know about me...would love to hang out with you all again when we're back in town in August-ish :)

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We live in the southwest suburbs of Chicago and would love to know if there are fellow moms in the area.  We are in Joliet but Plainfield, Romeoville, Naperville, Bolingbrook and Channahon are all close to us!

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I'm in the western 'burbs (Naperville-Aurora border).  :D


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Old 06-06-2011, 11:59 AM
 
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We're on the far north side (close to Loyola) and love to hang out in the city. We sometimes go out to the SW burbs to visit family, so might be open to a meetup down that way, but we rely on public transit so that can be limiting or time consuming for some places.

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We're likewise pure public transit people....


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North Side and loving it!


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Hello,

I'm new to this forum....I'm having a baby in about six weeks and am far North Side (by Loyola) also....It would be nice to get to know some like-minded mothers in the area.  Thanks,

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Hello! I'm out in Plainfield/Joliet wave.gif

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Woot!

 

Look at all of us!

 

 


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I'm in the City with two great kids and another on the way, but WOH, so, never quite able to make the meet-ups for the mommy groups.


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I'm in Ravenswood, I have two kiddos.

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I'm in U Village, but I work full time.  Any of you moms have CPS-age kids yet?  My son will be in kindergarten this fall, but we're still at a loss for what to do RE: after school care. *sigh*


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Hi Ladies!

 

I'm somewhat new around here - I tend to lurk A LOT though. I'm expecting my first little babe in a few weeks and I am most definitely interested in meeting up with other local, like-minded mamas!

 

 


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Whoops, totally forgot to mention that I'm located in Avondale/Logan Square! 


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I'm in the western 'burbs (Naperville-Aurora border).  :D

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We live in the southwest suburbs of Chicago and would love to know if there are fellow moms in the area.  We are in Joliet but Plainfield, Romeoville, Naperville, Bolingbrook and Channahon are all close to us!


I live in Aurora, but close to the Naperville/Warrenville boarder.  I would love to meet up.  I NEED some more mommies in my life!  None of my friends are mommies. 
 

 


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I'm in Logan Square as well :)

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I'm in the City with two great kids and another on the way, but WOH, so, never quite able to make the meet-ups for the mommy groups.


Hi there! Moving to Chicago very soon & would love to connect with other parents! That said, I'm also WOH so meeting others on a weekend here & there would be nice. ... I am part of an AP group where we live now & it meets about once a month for an informal meeting on a weekend. I've met some amazing families there & some children that I & DS will miss a lot when we move. I've also always thought it was really nice that they made a point to meet on weekends (though many of the SAHPs in the group meet for playgroups during the week) so as to include everyone.

 

Would also be interested in learning about any groups that meet during the week that are either welcoming to dads or that dads organize. DH will SAH with DS next year & WAH part-time & wants to meet other families but is a little shy about it.

 

Oh, and we are looking at places mostly on the north side (from near north all the way up to Evanston).

 

Hope to meet some of you some time!


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My dd is entering CPS K this fall, her school has before and after care for a fee through the YMCA. You might want to contact the school.

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I'm in the northwest burbs (Palatine/Wheeling/Northbrook area).
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Hiya! We are downtown
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Berwyn mama here! Hi!!

 

We have an AP group here in the area (near west suburbs/city- Oak Park, Berwyn, Melrose Park, etc.). Both online and meetups. Fantastic and diverse group.

 

I'm also a CBE in Oak Park. Great community here.

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Hi Mamas! Hope you all are staying cool in this crazy heat. I was wondering what everyone thought of possibly starting a private facebook group for all of us chicago-area mamas to connect and communicate! I just joined one for my due date club and thought it would be pretty effective for organizing get togethers and such with the other local mamas in this thread.

 

What does everyone think? Or is there already something like this set up? 

 


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I think this is a great idea!
 

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Hi Mamas! Hope you all are staying cool in this crazy heat. I was wondering what everyone thought of possibly starting a private facebook group for all of us chicago-area mamas to connect and communicate! I just joined one for my due date club and thought it would be pretty effective for organizing get togethers and such with the other local mamas in this thread.

 

What does everyone think? Or is there already something like this set up? 

 



 

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I live in Aurora, but close to the Naperville/Warrenville boarder.  I would love to meet up.  I NEED some more mommies in my life!  None of my friends are mommies. 
 

 

 

 

Let's do it!  I relocated to IL last year and then just moved again last week.  I pretty much know where you are, but not sure what's between us and darlawoods!

 

And don't count me out of closer-to-the-city stuff!  :D
 

 


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I'm on Northwest side of Chicago.  DS is going into 2nd grade at CPS and did the YMCA afterschool program in Kindergarten a few days a week.  He loved it.

 

I'm in for a facebook group.  None of my friends have kids either and it would be nice to connect!

 

 

 

 

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