Are there any Mothering.com mamas out there that can tell me about the area? Is there a good community of AP-minded families?
Please-oh-please-oh-please say that there is....
I know that Los Alamos is a very small town. I assume there are limited options for health care. Do you have any suggestions for a good family doctor? I don't mind driving a great distance for quality care.
We will be moving the end of next summer (2011). DH is currently doing research at UT but will tranfer to a research position at the lab. From what I understand there isn't a whole lot in Los Alamos besides the lab, is that true? We've considered living closer to Santa Fe but aren't sure if it would be worth it to have a longer commute.
I just moved to Los Alamos (like, 12 days ago!). So far I am really enjoying it. I haven't met any other moms yet, although I am trying to join the local MOMS club. It seems that Los Alamos is a great place for families. I would advise you to come out and look at the area before moving here. I really like it, but I know that it's not for everyone. A lot of people that work at the Lab do commute from Santa Fe. Anyway, if you want to get together once you get here, send me an email! Our kids are about the same age - 10/07, and 08/10, both girls. Good luck!
Hey there! I am in White Rock and work in Los Alamos and am due to have my first child in July. I have lived here for almost one year and so far I enjoy it. It is not too far from Santa Fe to commute and many people live in Santa Fe and work up here. I am not sure what hobbies or activities you are interested in but if you enjoy outdoor lifestyle, hiking, biking skiing, etc it is great. It is a really great community to raise children in, very friendly people and the schools are great. I only plan on staying here until our child is about 10 or 12 years old since there isn't much of anything to keep teenagers out of trouble. My husband was raised here and he hated it when he got older but loved it as a kid and loves it now as an adult.
I was born & raised in Santa Fe and I can tell you a lot about it if you are interested.
Looking forward to getting to know some other Mom's (or future Mom's) in my area!
I'm moving to Los Alamos in November and would love to meet some new people! No kids yet, but I'm due in mid-May with our first. My husband grew up in LA, and we're moving back because he got a job at the lab. Never expected to be going back to his hometown, but we're really excited!