Friday, November 30, 2007

Children's Museum

Although I moved to our town over two years ago, I didn't know until last month that we have two Attachment Parenting groups within a 30 mile radius. So I decided to deal with a (for me) long drive because I really need female friends who share similar values, and Zari loves to be around other children. Today we met at a Children's Museum, and it was so fun! It is an amazing place, full of activities, toys, play gyms, art/drawing materials, interactive educational displays, and more. There are entire areas designed especially for infants and toddlers. So much that I can't even start to describe everything.

Zari enjoyed herself, and I got to meet several cool mamas. Some of us went out to lunch afterwards. I chatted at length with a woman who'd had two cesareans, both for breech presentation. For her next baby, she really wants to have a vaginal birth and in this area--as in most--that means a home birth. So we talked about breeches, midwives, home births, and other good stuff like research on vaccinations. So, was it worth making the 35 minute drive? Most definitely!

9 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you found these groups! And a cool museum to boot ;) Not only will you benefit from their companionship, but I'm sure your wealth of information on birth etc. will help many...I'm glad you had a good time!

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  2. So glad you found a group! I found a group here in AZ and am so glad! It's always fun to find a fun place for the kids--how cool for you!

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  3. I'm bummed, though, that it's more like a 60-70 minute drive for me. My one friend from here goes sometimes, but between working and the rest of my busy life it doesn't work out. Glad you finally checked out the museum, though. What a fun place, huh?

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  4. Oh, Rixa I am SO glad for you and Zari. I was really isolated for many years (I am not saying you are, but I had no blog, no internet, no friends with kids, nothing but TV!!!!) and it was totally uncool. I am SO so happy for you-- and what lucky Mamas to have someone like you pop into their realm! Can't wait to hear more.

    We have an awesome Hands on museum in Ann Arbor and it is an hour drive for us, but it is worth it. We pack lunches and fun stuff to listen to in the car and it feels like an adventure.

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  5. Jen.b.in.az12/1/07, 5:03 PM

    Hey 3in3mom, are you in the Valley of the Sun? We have a great AP EV group...

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  6. Yay, Rixa! It always makes a difference having friends in real life (meaning not just Internet folks) that have similar thought processes to you. All the difference in the world. I'm glad you found those ladies, and I hope you continue to have a great time. :)

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  7. Yup, I'm in AZ., Mesa actually! I'd love to hear more about your group!

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  9. I'm glad you found the groups! We no longer have a group where I live. Just play groups. Have fun!

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