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I'm moving back to Scottsdale in January after a year+ of California life. I have a 10-month-old dd, and I'll be finishing a Nursing degree. Being the only ap mama around is going to be extremely lonely. I wonder if there is another extended bf-ing, cd-ing, slinging, organic/natural product-loving, all around crunchy mamas out there. Although, crispy mamas are cool, too!! :LOL
 

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Hey Samantha!<br><br>
Early welcome to AZ!<br><br>
There are a couple of AP groups in the valley--one on the eastside and one on the westside. There is also a yahoo group for "AP mamas" called azmamas. There is a babywearing group that meets somewhere in the Phoenix area each month. LLL is very active around here. There are AP mamas, but you have to know where to look! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I fit the crunchy bill but live in Gilbert! Hope to meet you soon!
 

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Now, when you say "eastside" and "westside", what do you mean? Where is the imaginary boundary line? I feel kinda odd. I'm leaving a very cool parenting community out here. Some simply amazing people. Not all of us are totally AP, but we are all very warm and accepting. I guess it's the "small town" feel. I'm hoping to find a place like this one very quickly. Or at least meet an individual or two to help ease the transition.<br><br>
When I was living in AZ (before my dd was born) I was VERY mainstream. But by some odd twist of fate, my dh recieved orders to Monterey, and we moved when I was 34 weeks pregnant. So I was lucky enough to have my eyes opened before having to subject my dd to the wonderful world of strollers, playpens, and Ferber (eeeeek!) :LOL . I just can't imagine having to be submerged into all of that again. So I figure that if I can meet a few MDC folks, get to know them early on. When I get out there I can just hit the ground running (so to speak). I'm so excited!!<br><br>
So... Gilbert, you say.........?
 

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east side means east valley (gilbert etc) west side is like glendale. the phoenix valley is made into one big grid. you can get anywhere if you know the grid. central phoenix is like central ave and lets say Mc Dowell. then you go east on the streets 1st street 2nd street etc and then west your go ave. like 1st ave 2nd ave etc.<br><br>
we have another AP playgroup in central phoenix called Mommafriends. we rotate from house to house and have topics every week. we have a yahoo group to talk to each other with.
 

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i have a 4 1/2 month old dd and we live in anthem. not too far from scottdale... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"><br>
we would love to meet you! i am always up for meeting AP mama's. i have been trying to make friends with alot of other mom nearby and alawys leave with a sad feeling when i see that their kiddo isn't there main concern in life... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: anyway- we would love to welcome you to az, i think you will find a bunch of ap mamas around, there are a few groups here in town! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br>
feel free to email me! have you found a house yet?<br><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a><br><br>
Erin
 

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i firgot to mention, iam an RN too! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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There is actually an API (attachment parenting international) group in North Phoenix, I don't live in that area of town, so I'm not a member, but know several mamas that are. You can join the yahoo group here:<br><a href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/API_of_NorthPhoenix/" target="_blank">http://groups.yahoo.com/group/API_of_NorthPhoenix/</a>
 

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Hi Sam! I'm in Scottsdale! There are many, many wonderful AP mamas out here. az_mamas and API-North-Phoenix are both very active groups (wish I had more time!). Then there's the babywearing group and I recently started a cloth diapering yahoo group just from AZ mamas. Here are some links (seconding Jeanette and Susan's recs!):<br><br><a href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/API_of_NorthPhoenix/" target="_blank">http://groups.yahoo.com/group/API_of_NorthPhoenix/</a><br><a href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/azmamas/" target="_blank">http://groups.yahoo.com/group/azmamas/</a><br><a href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/azbabywearers_phx/" target="_blank">http://groups.yahoo.com/group/azbabywearers_phx/</a><br><a href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AZ-Cloth-Diapering/" target="_blank">http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AZ-Cloth-Diapering/</a><br><br>
I look forward to meeting you! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Hi there. I am a member of API of North Phoenix and this is such a wonderful group of ladies!<br>
We have playgroups twice a week and API meetings once a month.<br>
And even weekend playgroups so that families with both parents working can come or dads can come too.<br>
This group is very active and very knowledgable too!<br>
And to top it off is the support we give and receive with each other.<br>
Check us out!<br>
We generally meet just west of Scottsdale, but we also have playgroups at my house and I am north Central.<br>
Joline
 

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Kinda late to the party here <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"> but I am in Scottsdale, also, and looking for people to get together with. My daughter is 13 months and loves to point to other kids (no matter their age) and say BAYBEEE!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
She'd love some friends! Let me know if you've found a group or a few like-mindeds. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I'm in North Phoenix. :)<br><br><br><br>
ssspp - hi to Aurorah <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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Hi Michelle!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 
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