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#1 KenKen

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:17 PM

Hello everyone, I'm Ken and it is nice to find a place so active and full of information like this site.

I'm 28 years old, and have been happily married for 3 years. My wife and I have a healthy happy 5 month old son who has turned me from a bookish computer nerd into a full time child caregiver and never has a better thing happend to me.

My wife works full time as well as takes the bus to and from Work. We are working on getting a car, and have had one previously before it died over a year ago. Until then shes gone for a very healthy chunk of the day, and I swear having no one but my baby and dog to talk to has made me wish the warm weather would come sooner!

During an internet search for a good day center for me to go and hangout with other parents, we found this website. So here I am, Hoping to add to the chatter of the site and hopefully make some friends for coffee or walking.

I have a super friendly German Shepard runt who is perfect for kids, the most gentle dog I have ever owned. I also enjoy spending the warm months gardening, and had quite a successful crop last year. Can't wait for it to get warm so I can put the boy under an umbrella and show him how to work in the dirt.

Feel free to private message me if you would like to meet us!

Thanks again, glad to be around!

Ken and Alaina

#2 Jen.Uh.Fur

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:46 PM

Welcome Ken!

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:14 PM

Welcome Ken! It's great to have another dad on the boards.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:20 PM

Welcome!!!

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:25 PM

Welcome! Awesome to see a dad here. Very great place for info., support and venting, lol. Did you find the other info. you were looking for? Usually every spring there is a dad's conference from St. Mary's Family Learning Centre in Windsor that might be something you want to do. I think it's a full day Saturday thing. My husband went when my daughter was a baby and found it very helpful as a new dad. Just googled it and here's the link http://www.smflc.ca/...g_Schedule.pdf. Looks like they have a bunch of different programs including the Dads Matter One Day Conference as well as a Dads Group.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 01:52 AM

Welcome Ken
Its nice to have another dad on the boards. I am also a gardener and also have a dog..he's a beagle/basset. I hope you can find the information you were looking for. Also hope you like the mom2mom boards...there are some really great ladies (a few men too) on here and some great information and support. Be sure to check out the stay at home mom forum...lots of information in there for us stay at home's.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 02:49 AM

:wave Welcome :)

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 04:57 AM

Welcome to mom2mom. Where abouts You live.

#9 KenKen

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 06:00 AM

Thanks for the warm welcome!

We took a look at the schedule for St. Marys and I think I'll be calling on Monday.

I already spoke with the people at the Droullard Place early years center, as it is the closest one to my house.

I live in Windsor in the Wyandotte / Pillette area.

Edited by KenKen, 31 March 2012 - 06:01 AM.


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Posted 31 March 2012 - 06:55 AM

Welcome Ken!

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:05 AM

Welcome Ken!

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:21 AM

Welcome!!!

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:21 AM

Welcome to the board!

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:13 AM

Welcome Ken!! St. Mary's is great, I go there from time to time with my son and he loves it. They also offer workshops for the parents that have lots of great info!

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:51 AM

:welcome To the board!!!

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 01:11 PM

Welcome Ken!

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 02:52 PM

Welcome and I can guarantee you will not find a better group of people then here ! ! !
I have been blessed to make many friendships that I treasure, received valuable help with my boys, and have had my sanity saved. Although for the sanity, I don't think I had a lot to begin with but what little I have these wonderful people have helped me keep.

Just in case you didn't know - - there is an upcoming Mom2Mom Sale aka Kid's Indoor Garage Sale on April 14th at the WFCU Centre. There is also a Kids' Expo and another Mom2Mom Sale, but I don't have those dates off the top of my head. I will find the links and past them here for you.

Again - Welcome :wave

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 02:57 PM

http://www.mom2mom.c...howtopic=134063
Mom2Mom Family Expo
Saturday April 28, 2012
10am-3pm
WFCU Centre
Admission $2 (incl. HST) Children under 12 are free
Live entertainment, information, hands on activities, great prizes and much more. A great way to spend time with your family.
http://www.thefamilyexpo.ca

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http://www.mom2mom.c...howtopic=134419
Mom2Mom Sale Leamington
Saturday June 2, 2012 10:30-2:00
100 tables
Kinsmen Recreation Centre in Leamington
249 Sherk St

Edited by moosemom, 31 March 2012 - 02:58 PM.


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Posted 31 March 2012 - 03:29 PM

Welcome! :)

#20 KenKen

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 05:30 PM

Thank you for the information about the Family Expo next month, we will be going to the garage sale on the 14th. Hope to see some of you there, Perhaps one of you could show us around.

I'm hoping to meet some fellow parents at the early years center, I'm hoping to get my son together with other babies, as there is none currently in the family and he hasn't had a chance to socialize with anyone but the family.

I take him to the park when it is warm, and we walk to the corner restaurant a couple times a week, but I really need to find a friend with a kid around my kids age to hang out with during the day.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:20 PM

Well when you come to the Sale on the 14th, mosey to the Bake Sale, as I will be there, as will a couple other members. I know that quite a few members will be selling at the Sale, so hopefully they will put up signs to say that they are members. If not, ask them if they are. It doesn't hurt.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:38 PM

Welcome!

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 02:59 PM

welcome!! :)

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:02 PM

Welcome to the boards! There are few of us Dads on here so jump right in and enjoy.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:17 AM

welcome!!! growing up we had a german shepard name runt!! :biggrin

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:43 PM

welcome!!!

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:37 AM

Welcome Ken and Alaina (beautiful name btw)
This is a great place to meet awesome moms and dads

I am the proud mom of 2 awesome boys (17 and 8.5) and my princess (she was born on March 1st), I have a grandson who was born on Feb 8th and I have a step son ( 8.5)

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Enjoy your time on here and I hope you meet some awesome peeps.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:53 PM

Welcome to the boards, Ken! Hopefully you will find some great support here. We are all a great group of people with lots of advice, support and good ears when you need to vent!!

Enjoy your time here with us!! :)