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Does anyone know of a good playgroup in Lincoln? My husband and I have been looking for a group of like-minded parents to get to know. We haven't had any luck yet, so I'd appreciate news of any groups you know of!
 

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hello there <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
i used to go to milkworks every week, but its not specifically a playgroup, more of a gathering of mom's and babes and talking amongst the mom's a little more than playing.<br>
that said, i loved it but my work schedule has changed so i can no longer go the night i was going ... and would love to find a playgroup also. sucks for me though as i work 2nd shift and have weekdays off (tues, wed).<br>
so, i'll be watching for responses also.
 

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I'd thought about the Milkworks groups but my work schedule is never the same from week to week, and DH would like a group where he'd be comfortable going without me. Plus, Milkworks is a long ways from our home. Hopefully there's something out there that someone knows of!
 

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we can always start our own ya know <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'd be all for starting our own if we don't find one!
 

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Did we get any farther on this idea ladies?
 

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No-unfortunately I had to go back to work as my maternity leave was over <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">. DH and I would still love to do something if anyone has ideas or suggestions.
 

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i'd still love to. the only problem is i work 2nd shift (3-11pm) with tuesday and wednesdays off. so, i'm kinda backwards from a lot of folk. i'd still love to see what could be worked out though!
 

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DH and I are almost always free Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons and Tuesday evenings will be free for us after November-we have very flexible work schedules. Tuesdays are better for us though. What works for everyone else?
 

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I would love to find a time that worked out for everyone! Or maybe a couple different nights a week so that if you miss or you aren't able to make it there's another one!<br><br>
What do you guys think? Weekly, Bi-Weekly, or Monthly? What works best for everyone? It sounds like Tuesday or Wednesday nights work for most of us?<br><br>
I'm actually living in York. It seems as though everyone here is so... (think of a nice word, think of a nice word...) unfriendly??? LOL! I think it would be really great to get together with some friendly like minded moms and for our kids to be able to enjoy each others company. So I don't mind driving to Lincoln at all!
 

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Bi-weekly or monthly would probably be best for us-we're just too busy to commit to another weekly meeting. Tuesday evening works really well-Wednesday afternoons are okay, but our Wednesday evenings are hectic already.<br><br>
We also need a place to meet. Suggestions?<br><br>
I'm already looking forward to our first meeting!!!
 

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I am interested!!! someone can msg me on yahoo <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I get that on my phone <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> my_lizzie84
 

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Ok mamas!<br><br>
So I've emailed Jen and messaged Jami. Here's what I was thinking...<br><br>
Bi-weekly starting December 4th and then again on December 18th<br>
OR<br>
Monthly starting Decemeber 11th? Or 4th? Or even 18th?<br><br>
Time: 6 or 7pm? Or is this too late?<br><br>
Maybe we could vote on this?<br><br>
Any suggestions on where to meet?<br><br>
I too am looking forward to meeting everyone!
 

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I'd vote for 6 just because Joseph starts to get pretty tired by about 8, but I could do 7 if it works better for everyone. December 4 and 18 are free for us, but I don't have a good location suggestion. I guess what I would vote for is setting a first meeting date, time, and location and then we can decide that night if we want to meet bi-weekly or monthly and settle more long term details since we'll all be together. How does that sound?
 

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Ok!<br><br>
I think Jen had a great suggestion to take turns meeting at each others houses during the winter months. How does everyone feel about this? Or she said there was also a place by the zoo for children to play.<br><br>
Ethan and Grace are usually in bed around 8pm too, but I'm flexible too!<br><br>
Jessica, I think that waiting to decide long term specifics for our little group would be fine!<br><br>
OK, so lets pencil in December 4th (6 or 7pm) as our first meeting... I haven't heard back from Jen or Jami yet about what time works for them. Hopefully I will soon! Also, (if you like the idea of meeting at each others houses) does anyone want to volunteer to be the first? I would gladly do it, however, we live in York.<br><br>
So, lets have a head count! Who is going to be able to make it to our first meeting? I'll go first...<br><br>
Tabitha<br>
Gracie is 3 1/2 years<br>
Ethan is 12 months<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Count us in too! Joseph is nearly 6 months, so he might spend the first few meetings watching more than playing!<br><br>
Since Joseph isn't mobile yet our house isn't really baby-proof yet (been putting that off far too long <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">). We would certainly be willing to host soon since DH will have some time off after the semester is over and can work on the house then, so I would prefer waiting a time or two before we host if that's okay.<br><br>
Now, I'm really excited for Tuesday!!!
 

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to start i want to say that i feel like a jerk <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: for not noticing that i'm on call at work from 7-11pm on tuesday ... its pretty unlikely that i'll get called in, but i have to keep that in mind<br>
that said, i'm not on call wed the 5th or tues the 11th. my house would be ok to start out at. i do have two cats, so hope there's no allergies ! and, we could still tenatively plan on this tuesday, i would know for sure by 5:30 if i was getting called in but probably would know earlier than that ... damn i am a bit <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: at myself for not noticing that!!!!
 

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LOL! It's ok Jen! No biggie for me on the being on call thing! If you are ok with it, we can still plan on Tueday. If not, just let us know! I think Jessica is busy on Wednesday nights but is open in the afternoon. Is that right Jessica?? So just let us know what you feel comfy with!<br><br>
Then I want to say...<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/thanks.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thanks"> for offering to be our first hostess!<br><br>
I'm so excited! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/banana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banana"><br><br>
Ok, so I believe everyone is "in"!<br><br>
Jen & Felix 14 mos<br><br>
Jessica & Joseph almost 6 mos<br><br>
Jami & Caleb 33 mos & Jacob 16 mos<br><br>
Tabitha (myself) & Grace 3 1/2yrs & Ethan 12 mos<br><br>
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I feel left out... My name doesn't start with a "J". <i>sniffles</i> <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> he he! WOW! I'm tired can ya tell? I've been up since 5am w/terrible pain... I think my wisdom tooth is trying to come in on the left side. Blach.<br><br>
Oh geez... I'm going to try to get some sleep
 

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Wednesday afternoons are okay but I need to be at work by 5:30 so can't do very late.<br><br>
We have a cat too, Jen, so no allergies here to worry about! And thanks for offering to host!<br><br>
Almost party time! <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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