This group is for parents in the Los Angeles area who aren't originally from here or like me are from here but left and came back and want to meet other transplant families. Of course transplants from within CA are welcome too! :-)
Who am I? I was born and raised in California and then as an adult moved with my husband to Scottsdale, AZ for a 2 year stint. Then my husband's job moved us to Dallas, TX for a year. We had our son, Jackson, on January 11, 2015 a wee bit prematurely (due in March!). Once my son was discharged from the hospital, I was itching to make mommy friends, explore my new town, and show our little peanut what this world was all about. I joined the the Dallas chapter of the this group (http://www.meetup.com/Transplant-Parents-of-Dallas/) and thoroughly loved the concept, the people that I met, and the friendships that developed as a result. The thing I loved the most was that because all the parents were new to the area, they too were eager to make friends and plan meet-ups. My husband recently accepted a new position back in LA, so we are back! So while I am technically not a transplant to Los Angeles, I have been gone for a number of years and would love to meet new friends/families to hang out!
We livein Long Beach and so most of the meet-ups that I will plan will be in this area during weekdays. However, any member can set up events (*see instructions below), so please do so and find other people in your neighborhood and/or at times that are convenient for you. This group's success has been built on member participation:)
There is an annual membership fee of $10 collected after a 30 day trial period. The fee is to offset the annual meetup fee (~$120/yr) that an organizer is required to pay as well, as to cover a few fun group extras (like the footprint crafts we have done). We look forward to meeting you!
*To schedule an event, go to the homepage of our group and right under the "Welcome!" text there is an option to "+Schedule a New Meetup." Once you click that, you just fill out the fields and your event is scheduled! You unfortunately have to be an official organizer to edit an event, so email me to help with that if needed after it is scheduled. I try and add each of you as event organizers so you can plan something that you would like to do. Happy meetups!