We may be moving to Grand Junction this coming summer, and I hear wonderful things about Colorado in general, but I was wondering if some of the mamas here could help me out.... we have 4-year-old twin boys with another on the way (due in March!). So I'm wondering things like:
-are there any good moms' groups?
-how is the local food scene/ farmers' markets?
-are there fun things to do with kids?
-how are the schooling options? (including homeschool groups, since we haven't quite decided yet...)
-are people friendly there? (we're moving from Maine, where the people are very nice but, well...... quite standoffish.)
-how is the birth community? (I'm a doula and HypnoBirthing instructor)
Thanks in advance! And if you are there and want to get together if/when we get there in June, give a shout out!
Mama to O and J, born 9/14/07 and E, born 3/9/12!
Doula, birth advocate, lactation counselor and lifelong educator (of one kind or another).
I too will be moving to GJ this Spring and have also been wondering about moms/kids groups and some of the same of your other questions. I spent some time in GJ before I had children and know that there is an EXCELLENT farmer's market downtown GJ in the summer, every Thursday late afternoon till 8pm (I believe). The downtown library also has a lot to offer for children including a reading hour 2-3 times a week. I have found local Grand Junction residents to be extremely warm and friendly--perhaps its the farming background--but nevertheless everyone I've ever come in contact with has treated me as an extension of family. It's an interesting town with lots to do if you love the outdoors. I've been looking to form a mom's group if I can't find one to join once we get settled. Contact me when you are in town and perhaps we can exchange a little more info by then. We move down in April.
Hey! I am not on MDC so often anymore, but found a great group of mamas on here that has grown into pretty big and awesome group of parents and kids. I will post the next time all of us get together. Welcome to Junction!