Military Family New to the Area

Updated on March 09, 2008
J.L. asks from White Plains, MD
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Hello! We just moved to the area 2 weeks ago. My husband is active duty Air Force working at the Guard Bureau at Andrews. We just moved here from Denver, Colorado, but we both call Tennessee home. I'm looking for mom's/other families that share the same interests as our family, have children around the same age, and can help me get used to being in a new area and help me find what there is to do around here. Before we moved, I enjoyed taking my daughter to weekly story time at the local library, going to the park, (when it's warm), and any other activities to get her out of the house. Information about my family posted below! Can't wait to hear from some people!

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S.O.

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Welcome to Andrews hun. We too just got to Andrews. We are Navy so it s a bit of a pain to find others that know what it is like with kids. I have a 4(boy)3(girl) and 17 months(girl). I am too a SAHM and I know that it is tough getting to meet others.
My husband is an AO. It is hard to find wives/husbands that share the same interests.

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J.G.

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Hello,I am like you looking for some new people to hang out with all my friends are single and have no children.

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E.W.

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Hello My name is E. My husband is 30 I'm also 30 we have a 4 1/2 year old boy and almost 6 month old girl .My husband is in the Air Force at Langley I work on Langley as a lifeguard at the gym. We have been here almost 2 years this summer will be two years. please let me know if you have any questions or need help.We live in Newport News Take care E.

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S.M.

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Welcome to Andrews! Do you live on base? I have been on this base for about 2.5 yrs. I have a daughter that will be three in April. I do have a couple friends who have older children and we are always happy to see a new face. The Infants and Toddlers program is for ages 6wks to three. There are local libraries that do story time. I have gone a couple times. Most mom's on the base just do their own little play group. There are also parks all over the base. During the summer, everyone is at the park. If you have any questions or wanna meet up to hang out just let me know!

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H.C.

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Hi J.,

Welcome to Maryland! If your husband works at Andrews you live nowhere me, (I live in ROckville, MD..Montgomery County), but I wanted to say hi anyway.

If you go online and do a search for your counties libraries you should be able to find story times and things like that. I have two year old twins and I know it can be a challenge to find things to do with them.

H. C

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L.J.

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Welcome, my husband is active duty coast guard and going to school in Yorktown until May. My daughter (22 months) and i are living with my parents in the area until he is finished with school. The greene county library has a good story time on thursdays at 10:30 and Spring Hill Baptist church has a great playground as well as lots of childrens programs.

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B.K.

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Hi. I have a 4 year old and we are always up for playing at the park when it warms up. We are in the Midlothian area...not sure where you all are. I also know that there is a group for moms that have just relocated to the area...I am a Realtor and I know I have stumbled upon that info for my clients but cannot put my hands on it now. If I find the site I will pass it along.

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J.T.

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Hi. Welcome to the area! I am kinda new to the area also. We just moved here about 3 months ago. I have a daughter who turned 4 in November and we are really looking for playmates for her! I also have a 2 yr old son and we are speaking about having another one soon. Congratulations on your pregnancy!

I am a young mom at 23, and my husband is 24 and we are looking for other parents in the area to hang out with and have get togethers and make friends for our kids and ourselves.

Let me know if you ever want to get together!
What exact area do you live in? We are in Ruther Glen.

J.

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M.P.

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J.,
I have not been spending too much time on this website lately. I saw your post this morning in a email and for whatever reason I felt the need to write you and say Welcome. So... Welcome to the area and to this area of the website.
I can imagine what it is like to live a military life. I have a sister who lives in Bennett CO due to a military life with her husband and adorable girls.

I am not too good with direction and I googled Andrews AFB to see that it is located in PG County MD. Where is it that you live? Are you on base or off? I am not sure exactly how far you are mom me.. I live in Bealeton, VA which is close to Warrenton VA/Culpeper VA.
I just wanted to take the time and welcome you to the area.. and let you know I am a SAHM. While our lives are always busy and hectic.. I always enjoy making new friends. I am the type of person that loves to help and loves to offer advice. But, I also love taking advice and doing my best to make myself a better person so that all around me can be feel the rewards of life.
I am on MSN hotmail Messaging from time to time.. look me up if you ever want a break and need some time to talk... Mama to mama or whatever...email me and I will ne happy to give you my email and MSN information
TTYS.... Mama Jenn
Mama to Bryce~9 Austin~7 Taylor~2
Step Mama to Christian~15

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V.S.

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Hi J.,

You can also find playgroups/moms/parent groups at:www.meetup.com

Just enter your town name and search your area and it will bring up everything closest to you.

If you cannot find one near you, you can also start your own group on this site. There is a monthly fee $12/mo but which you can share with the other members. If your groups doesn't work out, after 3 months you get your money back.

I started a group here in Winchester and it hasn't been a year yet and we're at 102 members and I've met some great women/moms.

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A.F.

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Hi there!I'm A., I'm 22. My husband is 23, in the Air National Guard on active orders. We are currently in Newport News (he's at Langley) but just found out this week that he will be transferring to the DC Guard so we'll be moving much closer to that area very soon! He starts there Feb. 18th and we just have to sell our condo in Newport News! We are expecting our first child, a girl, May 30th. Are you living in the DC area or outside of it? We are looking as far as Fredericksburg bc that's where our parents are but maybe as close as Woodbridge? I'm not really familiar with the area and we've only known for 2 days so it's all pretty new, who knows!

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A.E.

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Hi J.,

I'm not really sure where Andrews AFB is, but my husband is stationed in Norfolk, VA with the Navy. We live in Chesapeake. I would suggest that you look to see if there is a MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group in your area. The one I attend meets twice a month at a local church. The kids go in the nursery for a couple hours and the moms get a chance to visit with other grownups. Although the group only meets for a few hours a month, it gives Moms a chance to meet one another and share about the resources for families in the area.

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M.M.

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I am not sure where that base is, but we are in military housing off of Terminal. I have been here about 2 years, and am searching for more sahm's that are more like me. I moved here from San Diego where I had met the most wonderful Marine Wives, and then we moved here. I just haven't found a friend "like" me. I have 2 little ones. I would love to get together..

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E.M.

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Hi J.,
I don't know where you live exactly, but there is a La Leche mtg. tomorrow, Friday, at the Kingstone Library. It starts at 10:30AM. You're more than welcome to come and bring the little one - there are lots of nursing moms, pregnant moms, and little ones running around.
Best of Luck,
E.

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C.P.

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Hello,

Welcome to the area. The International Moms Club has chapters all over the place. If you go to their website, www.momsclub.org, you can put in your zip code or address and find a chapter near you. The club meets once a month but throughout the month they have many outings for children of different ages, including swimming, gymnastics, crafts, and going to various local playgrounds. They also organize playgroups. I was a member for about 2 years and found it tremendously helpful.

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V.H.

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Hi J.,
My name is V. and I live in Clinton which is about 10 minutes from Andrews AFB. I have a 5 year old daughter who would love to have a new friend. I currently run a family childcare and home school both of my children. There is a local library in Clinton that holds story time every Tuesday and Thursday. We have a wonderful park (Cosca) in Clinton where most moms and daycares take the children when it is warm. Also there is the Clearwater Nature Center where you can sign her up for Preschool nature classes. Its rather inexpensive, but loads of fun and also very educational. I will send you a private message with my telephone number. Take care and God Bless. Oh Welcome to the area.

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M.C.

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Welcome to the area J.!My names is Mirnada.My husband is staioned on Andrews as well.We have a little girl who will be three in March and a little boy who is turning one in two weeks.I don't know if you live on base or not but they have a few activities available and alot more in the nearby areas.Tuesdays are busy here.They have a biweekly story time at the library.The library is very nice my daughter loves going there!They have a play group but I think it is just up till the age of three.Also they just atarted awanas on base.It is also on Tuesday.It is from 4:45-5:50.It seems to be like a good program!My husband and I just found a wonderful church about 10-15 min away.It's a nice young out going church.It's called Dc Metro church.You can read about them on the www. Well if you have any qustions or just want to meet some new friends let me know.

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W.G.

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J.,

You may have had a lot of responses to your email.

My husband and I currently live in Centreville (Little Rocky Run) and have been in the area for 2 years. He is with the Marshal Service, and we call Montgomery, AL home.

We have a 2 month old son, but I am currently working full-time. I am happy to email with you/talk with you/meet with you to try and help you get adjusted.

The most helpful thing my husband and I did was start going to Fair Oaks Church off West Ox Road in Fairfax. We have made many wonderful friends.

You probably have more experience moving around than we do. This is our first big move away from home, and we plan on it being our last. (:

Email me if you would like to communicate, [email protected]____.com. I can also answer any questions about the best places to do things, buy things, doctor recommendations, etc.

Best wishes for settling in your new home,

W. Garner

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T.R.

answers from Norfolk on

We have a MOPS group at church that might help you get acclimated! We are military, too! Where are you? We're in Suffolk. Email me directly and I'll hook you up with good info!

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J.D.

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Hello J.
I have a daughter who is 2 1/2 but is very good with playing with older kids! I live in the reisterstown area.. 20mins north of baltimore let me know if you would like to get together. I do work full time but i am available nights and weekends. J.

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C.L.

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I just joined a the stay at home moms of fredericksburg club. I have not been to any meet ups yet, but it sounds like it could be a good way to meet people. Also, I know most of the local libraries to offer a story time. Hope this helps.

C.

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B.W.

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Welcome! I don't know where you are living, but I am in a similar situation. We just moved here last May from Oregon. My husband is active duty Army NG. My son will be 4 in May and my daughter will be 2 in April. I would love to meet up if we are close. I am in Alexandria, VA. There are also other mother groups through MOMS club international (you just put in your location and it will give you info to the one closest to you). www.momsclub.org They have lots of fun things to do for the kids and it is only $25 a year. Feel free to respond if you want to try and get together sometime.

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A.C.

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Try looking for a MOMS Club in your area. I always recommend this as we have been very happy with ours. It has given us a chance to meet many other moms/kids and there have been times the families have gotten together as well so dads can be involved. Look for a chapter in your area by going to: www.momsclub.org. Good luck!

Thank you for your service to the country!

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J.B.

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Welcome to Virginia! We are military also, though we are Navy! We have a 3 1/2 year old son and an 11 month old... looking forward to a 1st birthday party in a few weeks. Most of my friends have boys, but we have a nice group of folks who like to get together. Maybe we can meet at a park on a warm-ish day sometime soon? We're in Centreville, VA.

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J.S.

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Awesome! We're military also. My husband is Army, statined at Fort Lee. It's funny you were in CO cuz that's where we moved from also, only we were in Colorado Springs...and we get to mve back there in May! I'm so excited to be going back there.

I have a 2 1/2 year old son and I'm 17 weeks pregnant! So where exactly do you live?

I think it's worth it to get a membership to the Children's Museum in Richmond. I also take my son to the park a lot. Either the one on Iron Bridge or Rockwood (Hull St)

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B.B.

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J. where do you live?

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B.B.

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Welcome to Brunswick! The Book Crossing, downtown, has storytime on Thursdays at 11:00 and it is great. They also do a activity and have themes. You can meet alot of other Mom's there. If you are looking for a church family, Potomac Believers Fellowhship is a Non-Denominational Church. Hope this helps!

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