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Hi there.<br><br>
i've met many amazing people here on the boards - wish you all lived next door to me so I could come over for tea! sigh. I often dream of a way to share our land with others.... Just finished re-reading Finding your tribe from 2000 back issue of Mothering.... makes me crazy to get the word out and help connect more ontario moms with each other! we're all so scattered across the different boards.<br><br>
I wanted to let you know that we have a yahoo group for holistic mamas/parents JUST for Ontario...<br><br><a href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/holisticparentsnetworkofontario/" target="_blank">http://groups.yahoo.com/group/holist...workofontario/</a><br><br>
in the hopes of connecting with other like minded mamas across the province.<br><br>
There has been quite an interest in finding a spot somewhere in central Ontario where we can get together this summer.<br><br>
of course I'll probably have some get togethers at my place too...not sure about a 'big' one though. :) (we have 95 acres and are just off the highway...1.5 hrs north of toronto).<br><br>
If our group resonates with you, Come on over, we'd love to hookup.<br><br>
warmly<br><br>
wendy c.<br>
orillia, ontario, canada
 

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i will check it out... im in hamilton though... kinda far from you...<br><br>
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Hey Wendy... Your group sounds great! I did sub last night, and am just waiting to find the time to write my intro. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
Melanie (in Toronto)
 

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im waiting to get approved.. my name under there is vegan_momma80
 

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Hey Wendy,<br>
I've just moved back to Ontario in the past year from BC, where I was fortunate enough to meet up with some MDC families. I'm living east of Toronto, but am considering coming back to Orillia (where I have family) in September to live.<br><br>
We come up there regularly. I'll check out the link you sent. Perhaps we'll meet up one day soon!<br>
Tracey
 

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Tracey:<br><br>
my first thought was blue sky is that you? but nah, it can't be! she is someone i know who lives(d) out west but that wouldn't be you....<br><br>
but oh that's awesome that you might be moving to orillia! do come yes! LOL<br><br>
Listen we are just off highway #11 about 1km, in fact you can sometimes see our house from the highway as you are heading into orillia...if you email me at <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a> we can # swap and then we can chat and maybe you'd like to pop in one weekend for a quick hi, how are you on your way to your destination?<br><br>
off to do bedtime.....<br><br>
warmly<br><br>
wendy
 

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Just saying <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hola.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hola">: to all those Ontario Mamas, well all the mamas out there.<br>
Hey Wendy, I'm from da Holistic site too! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
Would be nice to have easy access mothers, Canada is big! People live so far apart, in 2 weeks I'm moving into town, and it will be nice to get up and just walk over to have a cup a tea with someone, without turning on the car (oh, coutry life!)<br><br>
Anyone from Owen Sound area? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:<br><br>
Take care Lisa y Ox'tlan <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/slingboy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Slingboy">:
 

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hey wendy! i'm currently in TO, but i was born and raised in orillia! i still visit family and friends there often. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"> in fact, it sounds like you live just south of orillia near hwy 11? my mom lives just north of orillia off 11. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Hello, I'm from just south of Owen Sound, and I know that I just met another MDC mom IRL the other day - It was really neat. I just joined up here and I din't relize that there where so many from Ontario. On my mainstream board there are like none from Ontario so it is a real change - and a nice one to boot. We have a certified organic farm so it tends to be hard to get away, but all I can do is try.
 

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Hi Selena! too funny! Yes, we are on the 14th Line, 1 line south of Forest Home. When I was a kid we lived all over the Orillia area, but also in Ardtrea off Hwy #11 N<br><br>
I'm excited that I've met people locally- it is so nice to me IRL! The more brochures I put up for the group the better chance I figure I have of finding others in my own area! ;-) and of course I've sent the brochures to all to the midwives in Ontario too - the last bunch went out today. I've had excellent overwhelming positive feedback from them which is awesome!<br><br>
take care<br><br>
warmly<br><br><br>
Wendy<br>
Orillia, Ontario<br><a href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/holisticparentsnetworkofontario/" target="_blank">http://groups.yahoo.com/group/holist...workofontario/</a>
 

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Did you put up brochures at Gaudor's? Probably a few like-minded people would see them there!
 

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This is interesting my cottage is between coldwater and severn falls, a mere 1/2 hour from Orillia and we are up there all the time (especially summer). Is there an AP group that meets to play. I have a 10 month old son <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'm stuck in Camp Borden. But there's no way for me to get anywhere. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Maybe you know my sister - she is a SAHM with 4 wee ones. She's off #11 at #12 in Orillia. Just past the big banana! :LOL :LOL :LOL :LOL<br><br>
She taught me everything I know about AP!<br><br>
Buell, if you are reading this - <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbsup"> *waves*<br><br>
(I'm in Oakville).
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/tiphat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Tiphat">: Hamilton mom here. If there was something within an hour's drive and on the weekends, we would be willing to do something.
 

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monkey bum<br><br>
WOW! your sister lives within minutes of me!<br><br>
If it wasn't for the influence of my A/Ping older sister who has 3 boys (teens now) I'm not sure we'd be where we are!!! My sister and her family - they are so awesome too!<br><br>
Could you tell your sister about our Holistic Parenting online group for ONtario?<br><br><a href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/holisticparentsnetworkofontario/" target="_blank">http://groups.yahoo.com/group/holist...workofontario/</a> - we have a couple hundred members across ontario, a few near her and lots in Barrie, Ottawa etc.<br><br>
or if you think she might want to hook up sometime.... could you give her my email address ? It is so awesome to find like minded moms in your own area!!!<br><br>
holisticparentsatyahoodotcom<br><br>
warmly<br><br>
Wendy<br>
sahm of 2 (ds almost 4 and dd 8 months)
 

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Hey Wendy, you will totally laugh - I saw my sister today and it turns out you were at her house last week!!<br>
:LOL <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> :LOL <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> At least I'm pretty sure it was you...I hate giving personal details on the web, but you may know that her DH is a paramedic, she has a new baby boy 11 mo. named Solomon...need I say more??<br><br>
HI-LARIOUS! Yes, my sister was my salvation after having my first DS last January. She made me the mom I am today. I admire her so much, she has taught me so much. She certainly - quite honestly - saved me on many occasions - there were so many nights in those early days where I would be walking the halls with DS in a sling crying in to the phone to her, <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nut"> and even when she had her own troubles, she would always listen, help, coach, console...I quite honestly could not have survived without her. And I thank God every day that she discovered AP and led me to it.<br><br>
Sisters really are wonderful creatures!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/luxlove.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="throb"><br><br>
Anway, sorry to hijack the thread, thought it was too funny!!!!!<br><br>
(Actually, we've probably met at her house at some time!!)<br><br>
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Another Hamilton mama here. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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