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#1 of 20 Old 08-30-2010, 05:19 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I had a great group of crunchy AP mamas in Utah. They were a delightful tribe. Since we've moved to this area I've found one group, and while I love how they treat children I don't really relate much in other areas. I'm sure there are many like minded mamas in these parts but I'm finding them surprisingly elusive. Are there groups I'm unaware of or crunchy family spots I don't know about, you would be willing to share?

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Seattle has an API group and a babywearing group (you can Google them, I believe.) Check out meetup.com for groups based on your interests...I know there are several AP groups on there. I am a part of an "Ohm Mama's" group on meetup that isn't strictly AP but along the same lines, and that has been wonderful for me so far...I really feel like I fit in there and hope to get to know the other mama's better in the future. I don't know how old your kids are, but there is a store that also holds classes for infant through toddler...I haven't been yet, but I'd imagine it'd be a good place to meet crunchy people: birthandbeyond.com has more info.

I am in North Seattle and have also had difficulty establishing a support network here. My biggest problem is that the mama's I meet are soooo sweet, but it's hard for me to relate due to being a young college student/nanny, and struggling with money and trying to figure out who I really am and what I want to do with my life...we parent similarly but we don't have a lot in common otherwise...just in very different places, you know?

((hugs)) Hope you find a great group soon!!

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I am too on the Eastside and looking for Crunchy people! and have not found them. We are in Woodinville, and I can find them in the city but not in more outlying areas. Contact me if you are still searching.

 

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Have you tried La Leche League meetings?  I found a lot of natural living/ homebirthing/AP people there.  How old are your kids?


 

 

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Yes, how old are your children?
 

I have an 11 week old and have really been wanting to meet some crunchy mamas. We joined a PEPS group but were asked to leave 'cos we don't vax. I love having online support but it's no face to face, ya know?

Birth and Beyond is great, though. We just took an EC class there this morning and met three lovely families we hope to hang out with.

I want to meet more mamas locally! I nannied for a long time and always had an easy time making nanny friends, I don't know why I'm having such a hard time as a mommy. Of course, my baby is still new and still has a rather unpredictable schedule during the day and usually goes to bed by 6 and I feel guilty going out for dinner and not having him in bed where he'd prefer to be.


Anyway! Hi, I'm Lauren and my husband, son and I live in north Seattle. :)

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Oh and I just realized this post is from 2010. lol

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Oh and I just realized this post is from 2010. lol

Me, too :)

Oh, well. We just were in Seattle, and it was grim. 4 days downtown and not only were we in the minority as parents I didn't see a single other baby wearer, which is weird coming from north Idaho. 

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Ya, I don't think I've ever seen that downtown, either. If you visited any parks outside of downtown, you'd be more likely to see it! I wear my guy a lot when we go on outings. 

 

I'm still hoping someone will see this and want to be my friend! ;) 

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Me, too :)

Oh, well. We just were in Seattle, and it was grim. 4 days downtown and not only were we in the minority as parents I didn't see a single other baby wearer, which is weird coming from north Idaho. 

 

I think that's a downtown thing.  I live here and see as many baby carriers as strollers. :)


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I had success meeting AP families at The Seattle Holistic Center


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We joined a PEPS group but were asked to leave 'cos we don't vax.

 

 

That is just terrible. 


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Just joined Mothering! I recently moved from West Seattle to Woodinville and am looking for some fellow crunchies here as well :) I can tell you that West Seattle is full of them (many baby wearers, no or delayed vaxxers, etc) but thus far, not finding too many that I relate to on the Eastside. If anyone wants a meet up, let me know--think that would be great! Have a toddler and another on the way soon...

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There's the Eastside Attachment Parenting group on Meetup.com! thumb.gif

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I am pretty crunchy ;) and on the Eastside as well- would love to get together! I have a 15 month old daughter.
 

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I should have mentioned this before, but the most wonderful AP village I have found is in Seattle:

 

http://apiseattle.org/


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We live in Renton! But only have one vehicle. greensad.gif

Either way I'd love to meet other like-minded families. I have an almost- 18 -month-old and planning a homebirth with Bebe #2 due in February.

I will be stalking this thread again wink1.gif

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I'm in Bellevue, with a 21 month old, 4 year old and 9 year old. The eastside is much less crunchy than Seattle. My friends don't usually agree with me, but they tolerate me! :)

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Way late to the thread, but moved to W'ville recently from Seattle and left work in Oct after the birth of my 2nd. Extremely happy with all the major changes in my life, but lacking friends and a support group of naturally-minded mommas. PM me if you are interested to a meet up. I have a 2-yr-old girl and a 3-month-old boy.
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You should totally join the Eastside Attachment Parenting group on Meetup! Here's the link: http://www.meetup.com/eastsideap/

 

We have playdates all the time (usually once a week) and a whole host of other things. It's lots of fun!

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