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<p>While I've lived here most of my life, I don't know many resources for moms groups and so on. I'm one of the few of my friends to have kids, and those that do are out of state. I'd love to make some more mom friends, just not sure where to meet you all. <span><img alt="redface.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/redface.gif"></span></p>
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<p><span>Where are/is a good place to meet other moms? What do you do to meet other moms?</span></p>
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<p><span>Thanks.</span> <span><img alt="Sheepish.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/Sheepish.gif"></span></p>
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<p>Hey Ami!  You could check out <a href="http://www.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=0&club_id=177487" target="_blank">Las Madres</a>.  They have a bunch of different San Jose neighborhood groups, and may have play groups close enough to walk.  There's also the <a href="http://www.holisticmoms.org/" target="_blank">Holistic Mom's Network</a> and <a href="http://babywearinginternational.org/" target="_blank">Babywearing International</a>.  Most of the libraries have story time (but that is sometimes tricky with two kids because they're often age-segregated, ie. you can't bring babies into the preschool aged groups.  Which seems really lame to me).  The Children's Discovery Museum has stuff sometimes.</p>
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<p>I have a book called The Bay Area Mama's Handbook that is pretty good for ideas.  If you can't track one down let me know and I'll loan you mine.</p>
 

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<p>Hi Stacy!</p>
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<p>Thanks for the links. I am going to try to go to the Babywearing meeting tomorrow. :)</p>
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<p>The library issue <em>is</em> lame. For some reason, I think Las Madres has a similar thing with their groups, but it won't hurt to try anyways. </p>
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<p>Thanks!</p>
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<p>Oh, and I don't want you to think I just dropped the playgroup. <span><img alt="redface.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/redface.gif"></span> With the holidays (and the family drama--oh, the drama!!! lol), I think it's a bit hectic to try to get a big group together. However if you and your little one want to just hang out, I'm all for it! I managed to squirrel out a few places where the kids can jump around and play for really cheap. <span><img alt="biggrinbounce.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/biggrinbounce.gif"></span></p>
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<p>Ugh. Couldn't go. Older Ds woke up with a nasty cold that day. He's still coughing away today. We just got over a cold recently too! :( I was seriously considering going anyways, but I don't want to make everyone else sick, and I'm sure it wouldn't have made a great impression to have a hacking toddler in tow.<span><img alt="redface.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/redface.gif"></span></p>
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<p>hey Ami!</p>
<p>I'm in the bay area and attend the babywearing groups...although I haven't been there in the last few months. I'm going to do my best to go to the one not next week, but the week after. I met a great group of moms there that I still consider some of my closest friends.</p>
<p>Where are you in San Jose?</p>
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<p>I also started DD in a co-op nursery school last year, and that's where I feel like I found my mom friend "home".</p>
 

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<p>Hi there. I know you're in San Jose, but if you're up for driving to Palo Alto, Blossom Birth has great resources and fun classes/parents groups. <a href="http://blossombirth.org/classes-family.html" target="_blank">http://blossombirth.org/classes-family.html</a></p>
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<p> Blossom and Attachment Parents of the Peninsula (<a href="http://www.appen.org/" target="_blank">http://www.appen.org/</a>), are how I met all of my mom friends. I know it's hard to do all that driving with a LO though, that's why I hardly ever get to SJ or to SF or Berkeley, even though there are many things my DS and I could do there.</p>
 

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<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>sydlou</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1284609/moms-groups-things-to-do-in-the-bay-area#post_16151101"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>hey Ami!</p>
<p>I'm in the bay area and attend the babywearing groups...although I haven't been there in the last few months. I'm going to do my best to go to the one not next week, but the week after. I met a great group of moms there that I still consider some of my closest friends.</p>
<p>Where are you in San Jose?</p>
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<p>I also started DD in a co-op nursery school last year, and that's where I feel like I found my mom friend "home".</p>
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Hi! Which babywearing group do you go to?</p>
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<p>And which nursery?</p>
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<p>I am in North East San Jose. Where 101 and 680 connect. We moved here last April, and thinking of moving elsewhere in San Jose though. This area isn't very walkable with a toddler--too many cars! lol</p>
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<p>Where are you located?</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>kismetbaby</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1284609/moms-groups-things-to-do-in-the-bay-area#post_16156527"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Hi there. I know you're in San Jose, but if you're up for driving to Palo Alto, Blossom Birth has great resources and fun classes/parents groups. <a href="http://blossombirth.org/classes-family.html" target="_blank">http://blossombirth.org/classes-family.html</a></p>
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<p> Blossom and Attachment Parents of the Peninsula (<a href="http://www.appen.org/" target="_blank">http://www.appen.org/</a>), are how I met all of my mom friends. I know it's hard to do all that driving with a LO though, that's why I hardly ever get to SJ or to SF or Berkeley, even though there are many things my DS and I could do there.</p>
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<p>Thanks for the link! I car share with dh, but I think the once a week events I can work something out. I NEED to get out, lol. I am going stir crazy. Appen is a bit north. My littlest one passes out during car rides, but my toddler is not fond of them. He wants to run and play. :) I wish there was a group like that further south. <span><img alt="drool.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/drool.gif"></span></p>
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<p>Hey again!</p>
<p>So I attend the <a href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BabywearingInternational-BayArea/" target="_blank">BABI group</a></p>
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<p>and <a href="http://www.sunnymont.com/" target="_blank">Sunnymont nursery</a>. The nursery is awesome. We are actually getting ready to join with another co-op, and I'm pretty sure we're moving to their location, which is over a few miles from the current location.</p>
<p>If you really are looking for a nursery school we have open house in a few weeks. You should come check it out.</p>
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<p>Yeah, East San Jose isn't exactly super kid friendly. I use to work over there by Story and Tully pre-momma days.</p>
 

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<p>There's also MOMS club which has various chapters in the area.  They have playgroups for all ages and welcome mixed age groups.  I tried both MOMS and Las Madres and found MOMS to be better for me with siblings (just my experience with 1 Las Madres group I'm sure they're all different).  This is probably the appropriate chapter for you given your location <a href="http://www.momsclubsanjose.org/Central_San_Jose_MOMS_Club/Welcome.html" target="_blank">http://www.momsclubsanjose.org/Central_San_Jose_MOMS_Club/Welcome.html</a>.  Not sure if there's a North San Jose one too.</p>
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<p>I also second the co-op nursery suggestion.   I made many friends this way.</p>
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<p>There is a chapter of Holistic Moms Network that meets down in San Jose.  cbyard is a member here and she is one of the organizers.  I bet you could look her up and she'd be thrilled to give you information on their meet ups. :)  Or you could start with the HMN website. :)</p>
 

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<p>I'm not in the Bay Area anymore, but another place you could try for mom stuff is <a href="http://www.meetup.com/" target="_blank">Meetup.com</a>. They seem to have a variety of different groups all over the place.</p>
 

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<p>Not sure if you are up for a drive to the Pleasanton area as I see you are in San Jose, but there is Tri-Valley Natural Families group there. For more information here's their website:</p>
<div style="text-align:left;"><span style="color:#800080;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:small;"><strong><a href="http://www.trivalleynaturalfamilies.com" target="_blank">www.trivalleynaturalfamilies.com</a></strong></span></div>
 
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