Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Long Island, NY
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We're living in NY which is where my husband is from but were recently visiting Dallas and Oklahoma (where I'm from). Austin is now 'on our list'... A bit of info about us: I'm currently a homemaker with my two children in tow , lead API groups here monthly, and am interested in things like gardening, homebirth - my son was born on our back porch in a birth pool; extended breastfeeding - my breastfeeding my almost 3 year old still; cloth diapering; and especially gentle discipline with inspiration from Naomi Aldort, NVC, Playful Parenting, and some others).
I would love any info on Austin. Is there a forum for Austin mommas? I saw the question someone posed about maybe moving to Austin, but didn't find an ongoing thread for MDC Austin parents to connect. I'm wondering what neighborhoods you would recommend for us to explore online and in person (our favorite one is where no one uses their detached garages and walks the sidewalks and it's a real community), especially as any trip there will short and jam-packed. We need to know right where to hone in. We saw that the Waldorf school there is on south side and a bit west (if i recall correctly) of austin and we've also been told that the south side of austin would be a better fit for us (not sure if true or who told us that now; someone when we were in dallas).
Any other info would be great or key things we could begin to look into, or godo times to visit Austin with community events going on that would give us some of the flavor. For anyone who moved from the northeast, just wondering how you like living there. We're really enjoying being able to go away just on a weekend to places like Woodstock/Catskills, Boston, NYC, upstate, New England, etc. That's my biggest con right now for Austin, feeling like we have to get on a plane to go anywhere and missing the short weekend trips to varied locations from mountains to ocean to city. Theres so many 'pros' though on our list for Austin... Could anyone direct me to the Austin thread, if there is one?