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!!
Single mama to S ~ 6/09
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.
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. :)
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! ;)
I think that's a downtown thing. I live here and see as many baby carriers as strollers. :)
I had success meeting AP families at The Seattle Holistic Center.
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...
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
Laotian girl, who went from heavy partying to peaceful parenting, to 'Humnoy' (3/13/2011) and 'Lanoi' (2/05/2013)
Mama behind the Breastfeeding Toddler Positions meme and blogging about non-mainstream ideas of parenting at TheLaotianCommotion.com
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!