Monday, September 11, 2006

P.L.O.P.

No...this isn't a post about Alka Seltzer or horses. It's about a cool group we found here in Portland. Wendy and I attended our first event for Pregnant/Parenting Lesbians of Portland (PLOP) yesterday at a local park (Columbia Park). We've been on their email list for a couple of months, but this was our first time to go to an event. Wow! There were 25 or so couples with their children present. Most of the kids were in the 4-18 month range with a few a bit older or a bit younger. We were one of 3 couples who were expecting there.

We met some great women and it was so absolutely cool to be in the company of so many two mom families. Sometimes it feels a bit lonely in real life (even though we feel the love in blog-land daily!) as we progress on this adventure through pregnancy and into mommy-hood. So, it was super wonderful to spend a few hours in the company of women who are sharing a similar journey to ours. We met some great moms and kids and exchanged numbers with a few couples.

If you happen to live in the Portland, Oregon area and are interested in PLOP, let me know and I can send you more info via email. The next event is in October (either the 2nd or 3rd Sunday...not sure yet). We're already looking forward to it!

- Karen

[7w,0d]

4 comments:

The Recovering Straight Girl said...

So glad you made it there and hopefully you made a few friends!

Stacey said...

Sounds cool!!!

Holly said...

What a great group! We haven't really looked for a local group here, but I'm sure in due time, we will!

Mo said...

We'd love to be included. We don't even live that far from Columbia Park. We used to be in a lesbian families group, but have lost touch.

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