If you are a Fresno area local & practice attachment parenting, come join us!
We are a local group of mommies that have an unstructured playgroup that has been meeting just about every week since April 2001. We also have a variety of other activities as well as a very large (over 120 members) and VERY active online group.
I started the group in my home because I really enjoyed the local La Leche League meetings and the chance to connect with other like-minded mommies, and my daughter enjoyed the play time…but once a month was just not enough for us! We wanted weekly interaction! As a stay-at-home-mom, its easy to become trapped in the house all day, with no contact with the outside world, so I wanted to schedule fun time for myself and my daughter. But, as an AP parent, I feel uncomfortable around parents whose style of parenting is completely opposite of my own, and did not want to subject myself to the possible criticism (which I’ve heard other AP parents have endured) that I might receive from different-minded parents. Plus I feel so strongly against some practices that it really hurts me to see children treated in a manner I disagree with…and I did not want my child to have to regularly witness some of the “parenting” practices that are common out there, like smacking, yanking arms, yelling, etc. So, being that many if not most LLL’rs tend to lean towards AP, I showed up to a LLL meeting in April 2001 & presented my idea to the group, along with a signup sheet, and we’ve just taken off from there! We now have a VERY LARGE group and have added many more activities. In addition to weekly playgroup, we also have: park playdates, “Mommies’ Nite Out”, as well as special seasonal events. We also have post-birth support (aka “meals on wheels”) for those who need it following the birth of a child, a sling/baby carrier lending library, and a very active egroup. And new ideas happening all the time!
If AP clicks with your parenting style, and this sounds like something you’d like to be a part of, please join the announcement only group below and we will send you info on our activities! Once you’ve met someone in our group you can be moved to the main discussion group. We do this for security purposes only…not to make you jump through any hoops or “qualify”. Only you can say if you are “AP” or not. We just want to know you are truly a local mom, that feels she would fit into our group. 🙂
And click on the “Join this group” button