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Baby Meals for New Parents
Organizer: Anne B.
When new ones arrive, who wouldn't love to have a couple of nights a week where the task of figuring out what's for dinner is taken care of for you? As "do unto others" is such a lovely way to conduct oneself, we try to honor new parents with a few carefree meals soon after a new baby is born.
Interested? Contact one of the organizers and also create an entry on the HNMOMs calendar located on Yahoo Groups HNMOM site (groups.yahoo.com/group/hnmoms), listing your name and due date. Then, when the baby comes make sure to let the organizers know. They will send out a call for volunteers and find out if there are any dietary restrictions or preferences you'd like made known.
Once you've received your meals we urge you to enjoy the food (and the break) and to please not stress about sending thank you notes. We know you're thankful, and as a new parent we're pretty sure you have more pressing needs to fill. Your thanks can be better given by passing on the tradition! Responding to the organizers when new meals are needed is a great way to pay it back, pay it forward and meet new neighbors. Don't have time to cook a meal from scratch? Want to give back, but staying out of the kitchen is kinder for everyone involved? I happen to know that a selection of ready made foods like, say, a rotisserie chicken and a salad from the grocery store gets a welcome reception too.
Age based Subgroups:
Curious Moms: Sept 1st 2015 - Aug 31st 2016
Pajama Mamas: Sept 1st 2014 - Aug 31st 2015
Velveteen Moms - Sept 1st 2013 - Aug 31st 2014
HN Moms Poop Group (about cloth diapers)
Hyattsville Supers (special needs families)Be a part of the process: HNMOMS BIC Board
The tongue-in cheek name by which the collected moderators and other process-minded members are known is The Babes in Charge, or BICs for short. We aim to hold a series of meetings over the course of three or four months at least once a year to discuss group goals, ideas and ideals. We are currently in a meeting cycle and invite any new members to come and get involved.
Other Group Resources
Membership Directory--please add your contact info to the private database within the HNMoms yahoo group. Login, click on "databases," then "member contact list."
HNMoms Tips and Tricks--read here for suggestions to help you navigate the yahoogroup interface.