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I have a friend expecting twins and she is not at all plugged into the parenting community or online forums. She's in Winthrop, but I think that's near Boston...? She is looking for suggestions on the following things:<br><br>
1. What parenting groups are there in the area? API, LLL, MOM, babywearing, playgroups, etc.?<br><br>
2. What parenting stores or other local resources are there?<br><br>
3. Are there any local Yahoo, Google, or Meetup Groups for parents, especially for parents of multiples? She might also be interested in AP and NP groups, but she is a little more mainstream, so would appreciate anything, probably!<br><br>
Thanks so much for your insight!<br>
Best,<br>
Jaimee
 

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Looks like she is near the airport, n of boston.<br>
Maybe try bumping this thread: <a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=1218448" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions....php?t=1218448</a><br><br>
The LLL of Boston usually meets in JP, which would probably be hard for her to get to but they might be connected with some of the resources in that area:<br><br><br>
Dear LLL Moms and Friends:<br><br>
Our next meeting is this<br>
Saturday 5/08/10,<br>
10:30 a.m.<br>
First Church in Jamaica Plain<br>
6 Eliot St., in the nursery<br><br>
Babies always welcome!<br><br>
The topic will be "Avoiding and Overcoming Difficulties"<br>
PLEASE ALWAYS BRING YOUR OWN PARTICULAR QUESTIONS TO ANY MEETING!<br><br>
(Enter through the side door on Eliot Street;<br>
walk down the hall and up the 3 stairs.)<br><br>
Directions: The church is located at 6 Eliot Street on<br>
the corner of Centre, South & Eliot Sts., across from the Monument.<br>
Accessible by MBTA Buses #39, #38, #41 and #48.<br>
Fifteen-minute walk from the Orange Line Forest Hills T, or take the #39 from Forest Hills Station.<br>
Plenty of free parking on local side streets and in the public lot two blocks away behind Blanchard’s on Centre St.<br><br><br>
Co-Leaders, La Leche League of Boston:<br>
Janna 617-323-3467<br>
Marie 617-325-8513<br>
Stephanie 617-323-6885<br><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a><br><a href="http://www.llleus.org/web/BostonMa.html" target="_blank">www.llleus.org/web/BostonMa.html</a><br><a href="http://www.llleus.org/state/Massachusetts.html" target="_blank">www.llleus.org/state/Massachusetts.html</a><br><a href="http://www.llli.org" target="_blank">www.llli.org</a><br>
La Leche League: Mother-to-Mother Support since 1956
 

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Isis Maternity has a few locations in Boston and the suburbs, and friends who have gone to classes and playgroups there have been very happy.
 

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There's a fantastic baby store called Crunchy Granola Baby (or something like that) in Salem, just up the Lynnway from Winthrop (sort of).<br><br>
Hmm, looking at the list of LLL groups and she'll have to travel some. When pp suggested Jamaica Plain I thought there MUST be one closer, but not so much. Winthrop is a bit isolated even though it's close to Boston....you have to drive North to get off the peninsula.<br><br>
I second Isis Maternity. I've used the Arlington location...it's great!<br><br>
I'd also suggest she spend a little time looking for like-minded groups on Yahoo Groups and Meetup, etc.
 

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Have her contact the Mass mothers of twins: <a href="http://www.mmota.org/" target="_blank">http://www.mmota.org/</a> --Her's would be the North Suburban: <a href="http://www.nspom.org/" target="_blank">http://www.nspom.org/</a><br><br>
There are different chapters, but the moms of twins I know swear by them and the chat boards and classified listings. They have a bi-annual twin sale that "anyone who is anyone" in the twin world participates in, or goes to. (slightly kidding, but kind of not).<br>
She can get TONS of advice/help/friend-making there.<br>
There are also meetup groups, but I'm not sure if they're not just outcroppings of the same group in different places.<br><br>
Good luck!
 
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