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Hi -<br>
I just wanted to start a new thread; didn't see a lot of action going on around here~!<br><br>
I'm in S. Jersey (Collingswood) but am in Delaware county more often than not. I have an almost-2-y.o. little guy, & am expecting twins in April.<br><br>
I guess I'm just putting out a feeler to see who else is in the area - I'd love to chat or meet up or make you some tasty lunch if you come to my house!<br><br>
We're vegetarian & AP & all that wacky stuff, & I'm a massage therapist & studying to become a newborn massage instructor.<br><br>
That's it for now. Write! Post! Chat! PM me~!<br><br>
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I'm in Center City...but my brother lives in Collingswood so I am there pretty often. I've never met anyone AP in South Jersey, especially Camden County, I've called it "the bottle capital of the world". I hope I'm wrong about that! I have a 13 month old little girl, still nursing, still cosleeping, still slinging, one of the only ones I know who is.<br><br>
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West Deptford here!!!!!!!!!!!! I used to live in NYC too (The Bronx)-I saw your location is NYCish, did you just move here? I have a 6yo dd and a 2 yo DS> We have a few (2 maybe) SJ mamas here.<br><br>
PErsonally, Ihate it out here and am always searching for some like minded and decent Mamas!
 

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bebesho - I remember you from hipmama? mamatron? somewhere; I do know we've talked before. I want to say it was on the bilingual babies thread somewhere! We were in Union City for a long time, and then a little after my son turned 1 we headed to South Jersey for more trees & affordable living! I thought for some reason you were closer to the shore, though~!<br><br>
And Kate, Hi~! I have a few friends here in collingswood who have moved this way from center city once they had kids, and they're really cool, & I had thought they'd be al AP....but they're not. I'm trying to convert one. She's close - help me work on her! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> Actually, all the moms I'm friends with here breastfed for over a year, it's just the sleeping thing where they think I'm crazy. But hi! Where does your brother live? I'm right off of Haddon Avenue - let me know next time you're visiting & maybe we can meet @ the grooveground or something!<br><br>
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or, bebesho - when was your son born? mine will be 2 in january. i was also the one on hM who did the hausfrau zine...
 

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leaky: my brother lives about four blocks from the train station-very convenient for me! I have an AP friend who is moving to Westmont in about a month with a 16 month old. I love Colingswood, I might live there when I get priced out of Center City!<br><br>
Bebesho: West Deptford! Yikes! I grew up in Sherwood Green (off Jessup rd. and Kings Highway). I hated it! I don't imagine there's many AP moms around there.
 

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We're going to get priced out of collingswood pretty quickly, actually - we bought a pretty small twin (no driveway, no garage) and not even 6 months later a few houses up the street have sold for 20K more than we paid! it's crazy. i mean, good for us when we can finally fix it a little and resell, but bad because we won't be able to stay in town!<br><br>
apparently the 'center' of town is shifting - there's plans to raze & rebuild right where we are - on the other side of collingswood, away from westmont, i guess - & there's like a patco grant & all sorts of community development stuff slated to happen. i would love to get my RE license right about now~
 

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OMG! I was at Hipmama and Mamatron. Hmmm...it has been soo long! And yes, Dh is PR/Domician so I was in tha thread there!!!!!!! Small world!!!!!!!!!!! I am gertting exicted here, more local Mamas!<br>
My son turned 2 in September BTW!!!!!!!!!!<br><br>
I grew up in Sewell but moved to Center city after HS, then moved to the Bronx and in one of the WORST decisions ever-I moved back to this shithole- I HATE IT!!!!!!!!!! Oh, Sherwood Green huh? All my DD's lil friends live there-we call them the rich houses...lol She goes to Green fields school!<br><br><br>
I must run but will post in a bit, have had lil time online-if anyone is online today-got plans for manana or next week? Maybe a meet up in the nice weather (I work weekdays though...)
 

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I went to Greenfields School, *and* I belonged to the swim club, on the team and everything...I'd never move back there. Whenever you feel the urge to flee, my door is always open to West Deptford refugees <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"> There are some nice playgrounds over here.
 

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Kate_t...you poor ting! Where in Philly do you live now? I live on Chestnut Street back in the day... BTW, I am 28 years old-are you in tha tage range? I went to Catholic school (St. Margarets and Gloucester Catholic) most of my school years, so knew lotsa West Deptford kids.<br><br>
Yeah, DH is literally angry at me for leading us to this pit of crapola. IT actually smells like that now tha tI live on tha same street as the sewage treatment plant (but shhhh..WD would like you to assume that is in Paulsboro! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">: )<br><br>
I will be here most of the day and may go out. DD loves Chinatown so if it is nice we may wander over there but most likely we'll wander to Grandma's instead.<br><br>
OH one good thing about Jersey- Iwent to Cowtown yesterday and got apparently REAL Southpole gear for $10 a piece!! DH has almost no clothes and although I didn't have the $20 to spare, he has like 2 things that fit so I got him a nice valor outfit! Cowtown STILL kicks ass-the crap the ysell there is great! The funniest were the fundamentlists valor gear with sayings like "Repent or be left behind!" lmao
 

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I'm 26. I knew a few people who went to Goucester Catholic. I went to public school until 8th grade, and then switched to catholic school, Ursuline Academy in Delaware. Hellish commute! My brother is your age. He went to St. Patrick's in Woodbury and then St. Joe's Prep. Notice how we both went out of state for high school? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
I haven't thought about Cowtown in years! It's still there! I'll have to get over there one of these days.
 

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OMG! I gave birth to my DS up the street from Ursuline Acadamy at The Birth Center of Delaware! I left state for that too! Also my Dad's old employer was liek real close to the people at Ursuline back then-I remember meeting all the nuns at their li lparties. It was the Rollins Family, who are kinda famous anyway but he is still friendly with them.<br><br><br>
I'll have to PM you a few names, lol. I know few around here now, the few I started to befriend turned out to be creepy anyway. Looks like we'll go to Grandma's if anywhere. Iam finally cleaning this place up, the kitchen will wait till later, we are having a buggy issue and I am grossed out. Our extermintator didn't show up 3x's so it got worse! And DH pulled stuff out so he could get in the crevices so the stuff became one big mess! FUN!
 

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Michelle Rollins ws in my class at Ursuline. (I looked for a puking smilie but I couldn't find one.) I worked at the convent there for a summer, so I was acquainted with the nuns as well.<br><br>
Good luck with your bugginess! (And I thought bugs never dared appear in WD)
 

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LMAO! Yep, my Dad was the pilot for their private jets! lol I don't know the kids but one (I'll ask today if it was Michelle) ended up in beauty school... My Dad on occasion had to "watch" them in Jamaica (where they spent alot of time). What a job!<br><br>
BTW, please, my Dad did not mix me with them, but once! To this day, my parents act liek I am an embarrassment b/c Igive noone special treatment. I treat everyone good, but $$ or status ain't sh!t to me!<br><br>
BTW, West Deptford is full of slimy crawly beings, but few are bugs...
 

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Hi,<br>
I feel I'm a bit late here...<br>
But I'm just south of Philadelphia in Folsom...<br>
I grew up in south Jersey and met my husband in Philly.<br>
We moved out here when I was pregnant...and I have definitely found the few AP family's around.<br>
LLL was the main source of hip-mammas.<br><br>
I'm mom to one, 3 year old girl- and pregnant with my second.<br>
I work from home, and my husband works just 6 miles away so we have all meals together.<br><br>
I'm still feeling isolated in my immediate neighborhood - I havent really clicked with anyone here.<br>
Its hard to connect with mainstream mommas-<br>
can you relate? Being into whole foods, extended bf, yoga, music,no TV... We arent exactly the norm here.<br><br>
I mean, I'm really personable, but I'll not spend my time with people who are not good to their kids. And thats exactly how I see it.<br><br>
Wouldnt it be lovely if we were all good to our kids! - what a lovely world it would be!
 

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I live in South Jersey at McGuire AFB. I am very interested in meeting some like-minded for a playgroup or just to talk. PM me anytime!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hippie.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hippie"><br><br>
My son is going on 13 months old! He is growing up too fast for me. We practice AP, Cloth diapering, BF'ing, and we are just now getting into more holistic views on health and living.
 

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Hi Christy,<br>
How long have you been at the AFB?<br>
I ask, because a good friend of mine moved away from there about a year (or two?) ago, and I cant imagine your living there without knowing her.<br><br>
I drive an hour, just about every week to visit her in Jersey.<br><br>
BTW, I met her on this board!<br><br>
This is definitely a great way to find your tribe!
 

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Hi Shantimom! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
I have been here for three years! I can hardly believe its been that long. <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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Hi! I am in University City in Philly. There seem to be some AP mamas around but I haven't really had a chance to meet them. Nice to see you all! -Sarah
 

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I'm in the Phila suburbs (Chester County). I'm a SAHM to my 4 kids plus my 3 teenage (aak! lol) stepdaughters. Just wanted to say hi <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave">
 
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