I had the opportunity to relive that awkward moment this weekend when the Northwest contingent of the Natural Parents Network gathered together to eat drink and video meet with the Midwest gathering and a few others on a Google+ video chat. In fact, I said pretty much the same thing when I walked into Moorea's (from MamaLady) home on Sunday. "Holy crap. I feel like I just walked into a webpage." There were these families that I had been watching grow up via their blogs for at least 6 months, some almost a year. Really, I follow these people like others might follow movie stars. It was surreal.
|If there is a nook to be found, L1 will find it.|
|L2 making a tromp through the yard, barefoot of course.|
All in all, I was glad to start somewhere in meeting all the fine people who work to make such a great online community for natural parents around the world. Though, I hope we get to do it again soon, so maybe I can get to the point of actually talking to them!
|Photo credit to Sam and Lauren Wayne|
To learn more about all the members of the Natural Parents Network team, visit our about page. To become a volunteer for NPN, first please check out what we're in need of, then contact us if you're interested in helping out. Here's information about some of our lovely volunteers, including all of those who are writing about the gathering today:
Northwest Gathering Attendees:
Arpita at Up, Down & Natural writes Me And My Ladies ~ First Annual NPN Team Gathering. Also find Arpita on Twitter and Facebook.
Midwest Gathering Attendees:
Amy at Peace 4 Parents writes The Value of Parent-to-Parent Support, Truth, Love, and Healing. Also find Amy on Twitter and Facebook.
Mandy at Living Peacefully with Children.
Fabulous NPN Volunteers who were unable to attend: