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Hi, My name is Becky. I'm a new mom and loving cd'ing, bf'ing, and baby wearing. I'd love to find people in my area who share similar parenting style. Other than my wonderful dh, I don't know anyone else who understands or totally supports my parenting decisions. Anyone nearby?
 

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Hmmm... I've only been to one MOE party, back in Sept? I think. I don't remember you. What is your name? I haven't taught elem school for 2 years now. Are you thinking of someone else?
 

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Hi! I just checked your website! I remember you
How have you been? I'm Deb's daughter. I'm doing licenced daycare now and loving it. How's motherhood treating you?
How old is Liam?
 

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So funny to find you both here
! Well, hey, I'm here and there's actually quite a few other moms locally who are into cloth diapering and other parts of attachment parenting. There's a girl I met at the county fair (hrm? maybe she's here too and we don't know it yet!) who seems very sweet and was slinging and cloth diapering. They just moved about 5 minutes from me. I told her we'd catch up in the new year after all their family rucus and moving stuff calmed down. The local Bradley teacher, Ali Dixon, is also down here and there's a few older moms with several children who are very AP. Ali and the new girl up the road from me were hoping to form a natural parenting playgroup.. I'll definitely let you know if that takes off!

I actually joined the local MOMS Club this past year and I've been very happy with the diversity. There's a few mainstream moms, but there's also a lot that practice attachment parenting - some do some aspects and some are very devoted. There's never been any judgement on parenting choices. I'm in the south chapter, you would be in the central chapter if you joined.

Anyway, it's so cool to see you both here! Feel free to call anytime. We're home most of the time just baking baby #2 and planning our HOMEBIRTH?!!!
(just don't tell my mom!).
Tammy
 

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I'm sort of a newbie to this site (only a few posts) - but I'm in St. Mary's County, too. I had the good fortune to meet Tammy at the fair - we're now cloth diapering our son Andrew (2 years old). Wish I'd found this site earlier, we would have done things differently earlier - slings, cloth diapers, etc.

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Hello! I was glad to see this post! We live in So. Cali. & I am happily involved w/ some great MDC women out here.... however my husband was just offered a position @ St. Mary's college! I have no idea what the area is like and am glad to see that there are some like minded women out there. I was really worried. So, we have a few weeks to decide...
Any help I can get would be great. What is it like out there? Schools? healthcare? cost of living? weather? types of people? where should we live? Any "crunchy" folks out there?
I have heard that it is beautiful, we love the nature setting & I esp. love to go birding, so these are all pluses.... I am trying to decide if it is too remote for me???? I have not visited yet.
Any help would be great! Thanks!
 

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St. Mary's College is lovely. The area the beautiful, but you are correct, we are quite rural. The nearest mall is about 45 minutes up the road in Waldorf or 1 to 1.5hours (depending where you live) in Annapolis. We are a peninsula - so there's lots of water and water activities (and seafood). During the summer the college offers a summer concert series on the lawn (free) which brings out lots of the community. Lots of farmland, but we do have stores
. I'm a consultant with Mother of Eden and can tell you that there's a good number of cloth diapering families down here - some working and some with moms at home. I'm also active in our local MOMS Club and there's a few moms that nurse their toddlers. We have a health food store (small) in Leonardtown and several grocery stores carry some organic produce and other products as well. There's a Whole Foods and Trader Joe's up in Annapolis. The area has it's farmers, "local folk" (err.. that includes me too), a lot of transient folks who get stationed at the Pax River Naval facility, and a lot of engineers and other workers who moved here to support the base. It's a growing little suburb and a fairly well-educated area with the job opportunities. The cost of living is *high*.. mostly because of the constant demand for new housing by the new folks moving in. School quality varies throughout the county - just like anywhere else. Public and private schools (mostly catholic and one christian) as well and one or two montessori. The weather is generally mild. The water shields us from most of the worst stuff. We get all 4 seasons. Summers are hot and very humid/sticky, winters are cold with snow in Jan/Feb/Mar timeframe (not very much of that). Most people here either love or hate the area - there's not much a middle ground. The people that don't care for the area tend to move up north and commute down for work. Their general complaint is being too far from the city - most of those people are also single, looking for someone, or accustomed to being in a busy place. A visit will tell you all you need to know - it's really a very pretty area. Healthcare is frustrating here at times. We have a good hospital for maternity, the DC Children's Hospital for specialists, etc. There's a birth center in Calvert County and I'm currently traveling to Alexandria, VA for prenatal care in preps for their midwives driving south for my homebirth. Most doctors visits involve a lot of waiting. Regarding crunchy folks - I think you'll find them if you look. The area really can be what you make of it.

Hope some of that helps! Feel free to email me with any other questions. I live about 10 minutes north of the college.
 

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Yea! We made our decision, we are moving to St. Mary's this summer. My husband took a position at the college there. So, now need to make a trip out there to figure out where we want to live! So, where do we want to live??!! I have no idea what the area is like, suggestions on what the different towns are like would be great. We would like to try to be close to the college. Also, help on school districts would be good. My husband said something about a charter starting at the college so if that is true, that would be good to start us off. Thanks for your help!!! mb
 
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