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#1 of 15 Old 02-08-2010, 10:20 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi Minot Area Mamas!

We are looking to start a new group of natural living mamas who would like to support each other, learn new ideas, and teach others about natural living. We are looking at meeting once a month and having a new topic each month. If you are interested in being involved, please let me know. I would love ideas of things you would be interested in learning about and if you have expertise in any area. We would like to make the group pretty broad so that people understand that you can live naturally in so many different areas of your life.

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Love this idea! So funny that I actually have been considering trying to start the same type of group. :) Some ideas.. the benefits of babywearing, info on circumcision, healthy eating, TONS of info on breastfeeding, etc!


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Sounds great to me!

 

 

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Ok thrifyqueen... I think it's about time we actually get this going! Since the breastfeeding group in no longer meeting, maybe we can work that into this somehow (breastfeeding support meets right after or something like that)... anyway, my schedule has slowed down a bit so let's get together!!


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Since the weather is nice(r) now, maybe we should start this as a playgroup that meets at a park or something and see what kind of feedback/response we can get. It also may be more popular if we make a fan page of some kind on Facebook.. y'all know how quickly word gets around there! ;)


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Yes, let's get this going!  My schedule is slowing down a bit as well and with summer coming, I should be pretty open.  As far as getting together for a play group, what time of day works best for everyone?

 

I love the idea of a Facebook page.  Let's get a general idea of what we are thinking and then I will make a page.


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We are completely open to day/time, though I do think that it should be a weekday. Would every other week be too often? Once a month just seems really infrequent. It's just nice to know that there are other likeminded mommas in this city. I was thinking it can be sort of an informal thing, somewhere to come to have support and be comfortable asking questions if you need help. There is such a need for a breastfeeding support group, too though so Sara's idea of having that be something seperate possibly before or after the playgroup is a great way to include it and help the mommas that need it!


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Daytime works for us too! 


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The breastfeeding group is up and running again, starting this Wednesday, May 18th. We will meet the 3rd Wednesday of the "odd" months (Jan, Mar, May, July, Sep, Nov) at 4:30 in the lower level of the Minot Public Library. We will discuss various topics related to nursing and parenting. Come with questions or concerns, advice to share or just for good conversation with other moms! Mothers, moms-to-be and children are welcome to attend!

 

I think an additional group for those interested in Natural Family Living would benefit our community! We are up for a weekday! During the summer we are pretty open! :)


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That is fantastic news!!! Adison and I will be there! :)


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Okay, summer is here (sort of!).  What days/times work for everyone to meet up?  We should start with a daytime playgroup get together at one of the parks and go from there.


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Want to try and meet for a playdate on Thursday, June 9th and use that as an opportunity to figure out how to form a more formal group, exchange ideas and get suggestions for our group?


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June 9th works for me.  Luke has VBS until 12, but that's okay if he is not there too.  What time should we plan for?  Should we say Roosevelt Park across the bridge by the nice play structure or would Oak Park be better?  It is a little easier to keep an eye on kids at Roosevelt.


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With all the flooding/evacuations/etc. in Minot in the last week and a half, I think we will postpone getting together until it dries up a bit.  Maybe we can start in July.


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Yes, sorry I didn't post before today. Hope and I are both still overwhelmed with putting our homes back together. The last week and a half has been pretty stressful for our neighborhood.


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