Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Mums & Tots: Erie Edition

I was lucky enough to make it into town for a Childbirth Reunion Party. I took childbirth class in the home of doula, Carol Peterson. There were multiple classes in attendance and I met some new people. We decided to start a mothers group and had our first meeting at the Zoo last week with 5 mothers participating. Most of the kids were too young to care much about the animals. In fact, Ian fell asleep, but not too much longer and I think they'll really enojy it.

Today, we met at Presque Isle. We took a walk and then let the kids play in the lake. The water was calm and refreshing. Ian really enjoyed himself. Tomorrow, we are going to the park as part of a meetup.com meetup. So far, 4 out of the 5 people signed up are from our group.

It is definitely different than the group in Cairo. Not only are we all Americans, but since we all went to Carol's childbirth class or Breastfeeding Support Group, we have similar parenting styles: breastfeeding, attachment parenting, and several of us are cloth diapering, also. This group is also smaller, so more manageable. The Cairo group was a good place to meet people, though, and since the location never changed, you never fell out of the loop. Not to mention that we met our good friends Caiden and Nicole!

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