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<p>Just joined today.  I have a 2 year old and a 8 month old, and just moved here from a larger city.  Feeling pretty isolated, and looking for some community.</p>
 

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<p>Hi Momma!  I have a 9 month old!  Are you anywhere near the New River Valley?  There are great mom groups & La Leche League, too!  I'd be glad to share information with you and hope to hear from you!  If you are not near here, I can ask my LLL leader if there are any groups or resources closer to wherever you are. </p>
 

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<p>I don't think so.... though I am new enough I am not completely confident in the lay of the land here yet.  I am near Abingdon, so the final "bit" of Virginia before Tennessee.  Thanks for the greeting, and if there are resources out here, it would be nice to find them, so thanks!</p>
 

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<p>I have a friend whose mom lives in Abingdon.  I will email her tonight to see if she knows of any mom's groups or La Leche groups...you might also want to call a hospital and ask for a lactation specialist (if they have one)--around here, those are the folks in the know about good momma stuff.  Being a mom can be (for me, anyway) really hard--of course, wonderful, too--and being isolated would drive me right over the edge.  I had a pretty thick case of PPD that I don't think I could have gotten through without the support of my husband, my mom's group, and La Leche.  I went to my groups with the same regularity as if it were a doctor's appointment I could not miss or a faculty meeting (I am a SAHM now, but taught for almost two decades prior to having our son).  I'll find out what I can for you and get back.</p>
 

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<p>When I had my first I went to my Mom's groups the same way!  In fact that is the only piece of advice I give new Moms, find the other Moms near you who are in the same boat!  By the time I had #2, I was still so close with the first round of Moms, many of whom were also having 2nd babies, that I just stayed with them.... I miss them so much right now.... funny we had very little in common when you really got down to it except those babies, but it just worked....</p>
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<p>Thanks for any tips you might have for this area.  I actually work and my husband stays home with the girls, but my schedule is flexible enough that I could work things out to find a mothering community....</p>
 

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<p>typing with baby squirming so here is all i have for you for now--it is a big consignment sale in abingdon--</p>
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<p>It is pretty snowy here, but I got out for a much needed Cheerios run, so all is well.  Thanks for the tip on the co-signment sale... I have so many little baby things I don't think we will be needing again, but I don't want to start throwing stuff away..... and I am always on the market for new-to-us quality items.</p>
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<p>Hope you are warm and enjoying that squirmy baby</p>
 
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