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Old 09-07-09, 08:06 PM
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Just wanted to share what an awesome experience I had this weekend. Moxie's gestation and birth were so traumatic we hadn't really thought ahead too much as far as baby gear. By the time she came home we had the essentials but were still in need of several items but short on cash. So I turned to my neighborhood moms group. There are about 50 of us on the list, most of us have only met in passing. We share event info, post items for sale or trade, and fun family ideas. I shot off a post looking for cheap gently used baby stuff - a swing, tummy time, mat, bumbo and infant toys. I was amazed at the response. DH made the rounds today and picked up the goods. Purple bumbo, swing, exersaucer, playseat, boppy, toys, huge box of clothes and two play mats. Only one mom would take $ and even then only $10. I will pass along gear back to the mountain mamas group as we out grow it. I love our communtiy and the spirit of generosity is so uplifting.

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Old 09-07-09, 08:25 PM
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That's great! What a fantastic resource! I'm a member of our church playgroup and we rally around each new mom showering her with meals and essentials to get her through those first few months.

I'm glad you're all set and Moxie is going to love her new stuff!
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Old 09-07-09, 09:44 PM
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What a fabulous group - it is always great to be able to help someone else out.
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That's wonderful. I have gotten/sold a bunch of stuff on Craig's list and a few on EBay, too. Sounds like you have a good group there.
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Old 09-08-09, 03:36 PM
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What an awesome resource. I wish we had something like that here.
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