Alameda, CA

Member since:

January 22, 2014

What attracted you to this group?

Wow, am I glad I found this group ;)! The commercialism and materialism that is heaped onto today's youth most definitely makes me uneasy - from the media's misguided conditioning of gender roles to society's unhealthy obsession with pop-culture. Although I try to be respectful of our society and it's nuances on a daily level, it would be extremely refreshing to spend some time with other parents or parents-to-be who share some of my opinions and also look for ways to think outside the box when it comes to this!

How are you resisting the commercialization of your kids' childhood?

I am expecting my first child on June 2 (2014), so although I have not yet started parenting, I think an important way to resist the commercialization of my kid's childhood is to lead by example, always maintain an open dialogue, encourage unique and self-motivated thought/questioning, and to try and surround myself and my child with like-minded people that hold similar values.

In general, what days of the week/times are you most available to meetup?

I'm currently a student and I work mostly from home, so I am really flexible when it comes to meeting times. My husband, who shares my thoughts on this and would also love to be a part of this group, works during the week but is available on weekends.

What kind of activities would you like to participate in?

I like a variety of activities: coffee shops and good conversation, anything nature related, museums, good food - anything, really :).


Hi! I'm Rabab and I live in Pacifica with my husband and dog! I'm originally from Norway but grew up in Oregon. I'm a student (finishing my MS in Speech Pathology) and 5 months pregnant with our first child! I'd love to meet some other moms-to-be!

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