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Hey Des Moines mamas!<br>
There are tons of natural parenting groups in Des Moines now...here is a rundown:<br><br><a href="http://home.homewebs.com/hmndesmoinesia/" target="_blank">Holistic Moms Network</a><br>
Meets 3rd Wed. each month<br>
6:30 p.m.<br>
924 Polk Blvd/Tifereth Israel Synogogue<br>
Holistic Moms Playgroup meets on Fridays at varied locations<br><br><a href="http://www.attachmentparenting.org/group/webia.shtml" target="_blank">Attachment Parenting International</a><br>
Meets 2nd Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.<br>
Currently meets at Drake University, but that might change<br>
June is summer potluck<br><br><a href="http://www.wallypop.net/cicdc.htm" target="_blank">Central Iowa Cloth Diaper Crowd</a><br>
Meets 1st Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.<br>
Westchester Church<br>
4919 Aurora / Des Moines<br><br><a href="http://www.nineinnineout.org/localgroups.htm" target="_blank">NINO Babywearing Group</a><br>
Meets last Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.<br>
Westchester Church<br>
4919 Aurora / Des Moines<br><br><a href="http://www.lllusa.org/web/DesMoinesIA.html" target="_blank">La Leche League</a><br>
1st Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m.<br>
Ashworth Road Baptist Church<br>
5300 Ashworth Rd., West Des Moines<br><br>
Are any of you attending these already? Most of these groups are new within this year...so it's a very exciting time around Des Moines!
 

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me too<br><br>
baby comes in Nov, not sure when i will actuall get to any of this -- but ahhhhh the possiblities<br><br>
Aimee
 

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I have been to the real diaper circle meeting and there are wonderful ladies there. The gal who hosts is runs <a href="http://www.wallypop.net" target="_blank">www.wallypop.net</a> and she is a real doll!!<br>
The woman that runs <a href="http://www.storkwarehouse.com" target="_blank">www.storkwarehouse.com</a> is also there a lot I believe.<br><br>
Hugs<br>
Jessica
 

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<a href="http://www.mothersandothersformidwives.com/" target="_blank">Mothers and Others for Midwives</a> had their first meeting in Des Moines on Thursday, December 8. You can contact them through the website and ask to be added to their mailing list.
 

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Got another one for yas. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><a href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CIAP_TRIBE/" target="_blank">http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CIAP_TRIBE/</a> is an AP and NL group for organizing playgroups, mom's night outs, and potlucks. Also for sharing info. and support. There is a playgroup coming up in August. PM me for more info.<br>
This group is small still. Just got started. Come help us grow!
 

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This is such a helpful thread, thanks for taking the time to post all the links<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
I was wondering...which of you goes to any of these? I am planning on going to some meetings coming up but it would be nice to 'know' of others who go or which one to start at. I guess I will probably end up trying a lot of them and seeing what I like, but I would like to be familiar with someone at the meetings.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br><br>
So, which meetings do you go to?<br>
Specifically, does anyone go to the EC/Diaperfreebaby meetings?
 

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Hi there...<br>
I see no one has answered your post...so I'll start <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I lead the NINO group, which meets this coming Tue. I'd love to meet you! I am also a co-leader of the Holistic Moms Network...so I attend that of course. I attend all of the other groups...some more often than others. You'll find that there is a core group of mamas who go to all of these groups...and many that drift in and out, picking and choosing what group works best for them.<br><br>
Please feel free to PM or email me with any other questions...we'd love to have you join us at any of these meetings!
 

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Thanks for your reply, delight! I plan on coming to the NINO meeting tomorrow morning (I'm assuming its at 10 at the church you mentioned in your previous post). I've just got to wrangle the car from dh<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I am so excited and I look forward to meeting you in person, along with some other cool moms, I'm sure! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:<br><br>
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Hi,<br><br>
Ellesmama, I'm new to DSM and have been going to the HMN playgroups on Fridays. Maybe I'll see you there! Delight is often there, too ... and lots of other great mamas. I know at least one of theh HMN moms does EC and goes to meetings ....<br><br>
BTW/OT: Delight -- sorry I didn't make it to Thai food weeks ago after the park .... ds/Wyatt wanted to stay and stay, we didn't get in the car until 1:45. Bummer, cause I was hungry, but fun to play a while. AND -- great little piece in the register yesterday! DH was like, do you know her?? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">: Babe woke up w/her first fever and vomitting this morning at 3. Poor girl, needless to say, I didn't get to make it to the NINO meeting. I am really disappointed about that, but now, I'll just have to go to another one. Maybe I will show up at the HMN playgroup on Friday, if I figure out where it is at. Thanks for responding, rainy, I hope to meet you soon. Maybe this Friday? That is, if no one in the house is <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/fever.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Fever">: ......
 

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any other groups around?<br><br>
any new gfroups?<br><br>
Aimee
 
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