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Old 06-11-2011, 07:15 PM   #11
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Is there a LLL or Babywearing group that you can go to? We lived in Paris for a year, and it was lonely for me - but I really looked forward to the bi-weekly LLL meetings, and I found a couple of English speaking babywearers via thebabywearer.com . We would meet up and hang out at the library, which also had a pretty good story hour for babies (and a fair amount of English speaking moms). I know you said your resources for those things are limited, but I didn't know if those might be options.

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Old 06-12-2011, 12:51 AM   #12
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I can check out the baby wearing site. I know LLL does not have meetings in my area. :/

I think the closest city with more english meet ups would me Heidelberg but a lot of that is on base.

I will look around
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I signed up on the baby wearing website Looks like quiet a few people in Germany maybe I will find some people near by.
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Yay! Hopefully you can find some people to hang with! I have a friend who lives in Germany, and she says that she often feels quite lonesome. I guess German people pretty much keep to themselves (right?), and they do things a bit differently than she was used to in Canada.
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Yep it is very hard to make friends with a german. Very private people not much chit chat.

You have to be connected somehow. Someone told me pretty much the only way to make friends with a German woman is to go through the birthing system with one, thats how I met the woman I walk with :P

Lots of cultural differences, here you have to make appointments to see people you know it is very distant, detached and impersonal at times. Then when they come there is no hanging out you must play happy hostess with a formal meal or tea time. And I wont even talk about birthdays.... you want to celebrate you have to pay for everyone you invite...ugh

Where is your friend? I think I am so isolated a times since I have no military affiliation, I can't go on base to events or meet ups with other americans and it does not help I live in a itsy bitsy city. I want to move to Berlin or munich lol:/
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So I have been google happy today. Found a womens breakfast and parents cafe just a train ride away.

Found an international moms play group in Heilbronn too far from train, but maybe once I start driving.
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Yay! I'm glad you found some local people to network with!
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