Mothering Forum banner

1 - 20 of 30 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
155 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi, I'm new to these message boards but I am looking to meet new people for both myself (because I need grownup conversation...not necessairly mature, just more in depth than three word phrases) but also for my two year old daughter Logan. I was excited to see other St. Louis people on this board and thought I'd give it a whirl.<br><br>
Bridget <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/learning.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Learning">:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,243 Posts
HI Bridget, welcome to the boards. There is a thread started for a St. Louis get together. Maybe for next week. It's always great to meet moms into attachment parenting.<br>
I have a 19 month daughter. Where do you live? We go to Blackburn park (Webster Groves) or Des Peres park several times a week. If you're close, we'd love to meet you there.<br>
Ruthie
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
155 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
I saw the thread for a possible get together. We live in Florissant but we go to school in Creve Coeur so Des Peres isn't too far, I'm just not sure on location. Logan and I are at school until 3 though, so if its an afternoon get together we can swing it, I'd love to meet up.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
40 Posts
Hi Bridget/Hi Ruthie<br><br>
We are new to St Louis too... I saw the other thread about a get together but it seemed to taper off and I wasn't sure if one was ever planned.<br><br>
My son will be two next week and we would love to meet new moms and babes in the area. We are in Chesterfield so perhaps we could meet at the park there one day after school. It's not far from Creve Coeur.<br><br>
Ruthie, do you go to the parks on a certain day? Could we meet you there?<br><br>
We will be out of town from July 1-9 but could get together after if you'de like.<br><br>
take care<br>
Rachel
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
593 Posts
Hi Bridget and Rachel!<br><br>
This group seems to be really good about starting to plan something and never following through with it.<br><br>
Maybe we just need a good strong leader that can say... ok.. we are going here at this time, etc.<br><br>
The one time we actually managed to get together it was so much fun!<br><br>
I really don't know why St. Louis doesn't have a good AP group going already. I know there are AP mamas around. I see a sling occasionally now and then <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
149 Posts
Hi Bridget and Rachel! Nice to meet you! I myself have been longing for some more like-minded fellowship myself these days! I'd love for us to plan another get together - for real this time! I have to apologize, I think I'm partly the reason we didn't meet back in June b/c I never finalized what would work for us, and I started that thread! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> Shall we try again, ladies? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
BTW, a little about myself -<br><br>
I've been married for 8 years, have 3 great children; a son and two daughters ages 5, almost 4 and 15 mo. We breastfeed, cloth diaper, homeschool and EC on occasion these days. I am totally enjoying having NOTHING to do this summer!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> We are very involved in our church, I am a co-leader to our church's Mom's Group and I'm a WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor in South County. Guess that's about it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
155 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
I was just going to post about that, I was so excited about the get together prospect but around those holidays it gets crazy. I would love to try a get together with whomever. DD and I are at school until three during the week but are free after that and of course on weekends! I'm in the process of revamping my parenting skills a bit so I'm really interested in meeting some mom's with similar ideals to me. next week is a bit crazy, Logan's bday is tues and friday she is having surgery (minor if you can call it that). But the week after that on we are good to go! Swimming or just playing at the park are our favs so if there's a good central location for all just let us know. We're coming from Florissant or Creve Coeur if its after school but we're always looking for new play spots! YEY!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,540 Posts
I'd really like to get together with other St. Louis area Mamas as well. I'm in Illinois, but only 20 minutes or so from the city. My local playgroup is nice, but very mainstream and I'd love to get together with others who are more AP.<br><br>
I am not sure I've formally introduced myself on this thread but I'm Kristina. I have two children, Jacob (2 1/2) and Kay (3 months). As I mentioned, we live in Southwestern Illinois. Breastfeed, co-sleep, sling, etc.<br><br>
Ruthie, were you at the ICAN meeting two months ago? If so, I met you there <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
40 Posts
We just got back from a visit with Mom and I'm TIRED but I was so happy to see the replies! Thanks to everyone...<br><br>
I would really like to get together - it sounds like scheduling is a bit tough - I am open to a potluck evening get together somewhere like Kirkwood park (the one with the sprinkler and big sandbox) - it's cooler in the evening too.<br><br>
I know evenings are hard but the days are long now...<br><br>
Just a thought. I'm open to weekends too. Why don't we vote evening or weekend just to get it going then we can at least meet and the group will find its own natural rhythm after that right?<br><br>
I haven't done a signature yet...<br><br>
cheers
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
149 Posts
Hi, I'm new here also. Well, I lurked on and off for awhile, but never got around to registering. I actually came here with the purpose of trying to find an AP friendly ped. I like my current doctor, but it's obvious after this second visit that we're not on the same page. She wasn't supportive of BF at my daughter's one year visit, and this last visit she recommended a sleeping book by Ferber.<br><br>
It seems like there's a good St. Louis contingent here.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
593 Posts
We are always up for a get together, especially with AP moms.<br><br>
I think the biggest problem with getting together is that everyone is so busy and has such different schedules.<br><br>
We can do any days except for Monday (I babysit on Mondays), but evenings and weekends are generally so crazy already that it might be hard for us to get away.<br><br>
I've been wanting to go to the Magic House for awhile now, but I know that can get expensive. I think there is a coupon on the family attractions card and I think I might have one around here for buy one get one free for adults. Really, we just like to get out every now and then. We would be perfectly happy with a park and a playground or someone's backyard.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
68 Posts
I have an idea- The Botanical Garden!<br>
They're free on Saturday mornings (before noon). The rest of the time, kids under 12 are free and adults are $3 resident/$6 nonresident.<br>
We go there pretty often, my daughter (almost 3) loves the children's garden (though I think the little train is still broken, that was her favorite thing in the children's garden <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> ), the bird garden, feeding the huge koi, and just running around.<br>
We could have a sort of potluck picnic lunch, maybe? There are a lot of open spaces to sit. I know they don't mind people going off the path and onto the grass, but I'm not 100% sure about whether or not its okay to lay out blankets in the grass and have get-togethers. We'll probably go there tomorrow, so I'll ask.<br><br>
Before 5pm is good for us during the week, and before 3:30pm on Saturdays.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,540 Posts
<div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">
<div>Originally Posted by <strong>spooky mom</strong></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">I have an idea- The Botanical Garden!</div>
</td>
</tr></table></div>
That sounds like a great idea! I've never been there, but from your description it sounds like a perfect place to get together with children. My availability is pretty open except for Tuesdays, but I prefer mornings as DS still naps from 1-3 most days.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
155 Posts
Discussion Starter · #14 ·
We're always up for the gardens, anywhere Logan can move around is good! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
If we aren't able to picnic at the gardens themself, maybe we can head over to Tower Grove Park, I think they have a water area to play in, I'll check with my cousin to make sure.<br><br>
Saturdays are best for us either in the morning or after 2:30-3.<br><br>
Let's see if we can make this work!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
149 Posts
And like JayGee, Tuesdays are tough for me as well, along with afternoons. And I'd vote for early August, as next week is CRAZY for me (DD's birthday along with a hundred other appointments).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
40 Posts
That sounds great! We love the gardens...<br><br>
should we meet at the gate? Is there more than one entrance? Or, we could meet at the Children's garden -
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,540 Posts
We can make it that day too! Looking forward to meeting you all!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
68 Posts
The garden doesn't allow picnics, they say you can't bring food at all. (Though I'd never heard this rule before. I usually bring snacks for my daughter when we go, and non one's ever said anything.)<br>
So if we do have a picnic we should do it at Tower Grove. Should we meet in the park and eat first so the food won't go bad in the heat, or should we skip the food and meet in the garden?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
155 Posts
Discussion Starter · #20 ·
<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> rats!!! We are on a float trip that day...If you guys end up going that day, have a great time and we'll try to catch up with you another time!
 
1 - 20 of 30 Posts
Top