I want to start a lesbian mothers group in North London...any takers???

(59 Posts)
Tinablahblah Mon 01-Mar-10 19:39:31

I'm a lesbian single mother who would love to meet other gay mums as i thinjk this will be good for me and my kids...i'm friends with three other gay mums-but they live in south london so its hard getting together. If anyone's interested let me know...

Sirena

Tinablahblahblah@yahoo.co.uk

holland69 Thu 13-May-10 22:07:16

Hi, I am a lesbian mum, I now have 2 little girls. I live with my wife and we live in North London. I have just had our second child a month ago. Nearly all my friends with kids are not gay and would love to get to know other gay parents. Would like to hear back from you. How many kids to you have? How old are they?

coopergirl Thu 22-Jul-10 12:21:40

Hi,

I'm a single lesbian Mum, my son will be 6 months old next week, gosh, the time seems to have flown by! All the Mums I know are straight, and lovely, but it would be great to know some gay mums in the area. I'm near Queens Park, but have a car so can travel!

Seviboy Sun 22-Aug-10 21:23:45

Hi, my partner and I have just had a baby boy (now 11 weeks and counting). She's at home with him now but would both love to get to know some other gay mums! We live in North London (Hornsey/Wood Green)but have a car so can travel. Let us know if you're meeting up

makingafamily Sat 28-Aug-10 23:06:09

Hey. We have a 7 month old baby girl and would be love to meet up with other local gay mums

mysticflayme Thu 07-Oct-10 21:46:48

would love to chat online or maybe meet up in the future with any other lesbian mums. im also a young mum so double the taboo. finding it impossible to meet like minded people i have anything in common with mystic_flayme@hotmail.com, hope to hear from you soon x

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Rainbowmums Sun 07-Nov-10 21:23:29

Hi there, there's a lesbian/gay parenting group that meets in East London (nr Stepney Green) on the 1st Sunday of the month, it's open to families living across London and have many parents who travel in from North East/North London.
We are having a xmas party on the 5th of December and we are always welcoming new families! Please let me know if you want the details ....

WAF2011 Sat 15-Jan-11 13:14:05

Belatedly adding to the rollcall for north west London. We are two mums and one nearly-five daughter, and would love to meet other families who don't have one mum, one dad...

CharlieAnthropologist Mon 31-Jan-11 17:17:52

Hello,

My name is Charlotte and I am currently doing my Masters in Social and Cultural Anthropology at University College London. The topic of my dissertation is looking motherhood, at how it is perceived and conceptualized by lesbians. I am also interested in what the perceptions and images of the family – their structure and organisation – are.

Lesbian motherhood has been very rarely discussed within British academic literature and is therefore very underrepresented in the study and discussion of motherhood. I would like to change that by giving lesbian mothers the chance to voice their views, experiences, and opinions on what it means and entails to be a mother. This study will be a chance to bring about new definitions and views on motherhood.

For this project I am looking for mothers who are happy to participate in a couple of interviews – about 1 hr in length – and some focus groups – also about 1 hr in length. It would also be of great value to me if I could come and simply observe during the meetings. All information and personal details will be kept confidential.

Please let me know if you are happy for me to attend the group meetings and/or if you know couples who are willing to be part of this study. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me either via email (charlotte.natter.10@ucl.ac.uk) or phone (07513051425) or contact my supervisor Dr. Jennifer Randall (Jennifer.randall@ucl.ac.uk).

Best,
Charlotte

westlondonmom Sun 14-Aug-11 09:48:44

Hi all
I am a lesbian mom in west london living with my partner and our 3 month old daughter. I am currently home with our daughter and would love to meet other lesbian moms.

NR0509 Mon 29-Aug-11 23:00:57

Hi there, we are a lesbian family living in Harrow. We have two girls ages 2 and 6. We have been to one of the gay parents groups which was really great but on the other side of London. We would like to meet up closer to home.

Sadie78 Fri 14-Oct-11 08:46:06

Hi -- My wife and I are moving to Enfield from Los Angeles in February or March and would love to meet new mom friends. We are expecting our first next month so he will be 3-4 months old when we arrive in London. I am happy to help organize a regular meetup if someone wants to take on the project.

tricky77 Tue 10-Jan-12 17:19:46

Hi All,
I'm a lesbian mum-to-be (first baby due in July) - my partner and I are moving to Ealing in West London soon and would love to meet any other local same sex families.
We're moving across town from SE London, which had a pretty active lesbian mums network going....and typically, when we actually needed it, we decide to move west - go figure!
anyway, would love to hear from any people nearby.
Thanks

tinkerbellmummy Mon 06-Feb-12 18:00:29

Me! I'm definitely in, My email is thatwonderland@hotmail.co.uk
xx

tinkerbellmummy Mon 06-Feb-12 18:02:14

Me and my girl are expecting our first baby in April/May. We live in Islington xx

CJ75 Thu 23-Feb-12 08:13:49

If anyone fancies st albans we have a Gay parents group meets 3-6 every 2nd sunday of the month in st albans, for more info contact me or join our yahoo group http://groups.yahoo.com/subscribe/stalbansgayparents

Theres also a show tonight on gay parenting on local radio
www.theparentsshow.co.uk/

Clubhands Sun 27-May-12 21:19:49

Hi there, I see this post is from a few months ago now, but we're in North London and are trying to forge friendships with other same sex couples. We have a nearly 3 year old son and want him to see other families similar to his. Sophie

Mandilinki Sat 07-Jul-12 07:54:09

Hi there, my partner and I are expecting our first baby at the end of November. Are there are ante-natal classes or support groups in north London specifically for lesbian mothers? It gets a bit discouraging to continuously read comments directed at the 'husband' on pregnancy sites.
We would love to meet other lesbian mothers in our area to exchange experiences.

Thanks x

piglet72 Tue 10-Jul-12 15:51:04

Hi, there are a few of us trimg to arrange a meet up
In 5th August. Think It willBe in the Barnet area. Looking at a picnic in a park.
If you fancy joining us drop me a line.

Pigket x

SJIDLA Wed 11-Jul-12 11:32:15

Hi,

My partner and I are expecting our first little one in December and we live just outside West London. Neither of us particularly want to go to our NHS ante-natal classes, however I can't see any alternatives for lesbian/gay parents. Would be great to meet up with other lesbian mums, as none of our gay friends have kids, and we want to ensure that once the little one is here & asking questions, that they don't feel completely different to the other kids around them.

Any help/suggestions would be appreciated.

piglet72 Thu 12-Jul-12 10:10:16

Hi sjidla,

We did the NCT classes and found them really useful.
It's a shame there is nothing out there for gay patents but found the NCT very inclusive and informative.
Infact the lady running the course was in a lesbian relationship when she had her first child.

Don't know if you saw that we are trying to arrange a meet up in Barnet on the 5th? Maybe come along. There will be atleast 3 couples who have children there so it might be good meet a few of us 'after baby'
Lol
Px

SJIDLA Thu 12-Jul-12 13:39:17

Hi Piglet72,

Thanks for the response. I'm just looking into the NCT classes now, and they seem like a more favourable prospect than the NHS ones.
5th August sounds good (as long as it can stop raining for longer than an hour at a time!).

Do you know if any other mummies-to-be are coming along?

piglet72 Thu 12-Jul-12 18:00:07

Not sure who is coming, I know a few mums will be there and one couple have a newborn. Will let you know.
Px

shell274 Thu 26-Jul-12 22:12:53

Hi,
We're in North Finchley and would love to meet up with other lesbian families. Our little girl is almost 5 months now and we're expecting another in October. Already have plans for 5th August sad but please let us know if another one is being arranged.

piglet72 Sat 28-Jul-12 09:25:54

Hi shell247,
That's a shame you are busy on the 5th, but I am sure there will be more.
Wow 5 month old and one on the way, that's brave. Lol
Will message you so we can stay in touch.
Px

pixiewitch Tue 31-Jul-12 20:48:58

MEETING UP ON SUNDAY 5TH AUG IN NORTH LONDON...

IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED THERE ARE A FEW OF US HOPING TO MEET UP AT 2pm IN BARNET AREA NORTH LONDON.

PM ME FOR DETIALS.

REALLY HOPE TO SEE/MEET PEOPLE THERE...

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME ANY OF US HAVE MET UP SO YOU WON'T BE THE ONLY ONE WHO DOESN'T KNOW ANYONE... NONE OF US DO...!

Pixiewitch

Mandilinki Sun 05-Aug-12 00:24:09

Hi Pixiewitch

My partner and I are keen to join you in the park tomorrow. Where exactly are you going to meet up? We are still expecting our little one; due in November, but are really looking forward to meeting the group.
Please could you send me the venue details?

Thanks,
Mandi

Mandilinki Tue 07-Aug-12 08:26:59

It was lovely to meet up on Sunday. I hope we can do it again sometime. Thanks for organising x

Anitachildminder Wed 08-Aug-12 05:37:58

Hi I read this thread...we are still at early stage as 10 weeks pregnantsmile
Have you all met up and would this become regular?

You are also up very early! smile
lots of congratulations to both of you.

I am lesbian mum to twin girls who have just turned two and are fabulous.

We are in the north west so I am just chucking in my congratulations from afar!

pixiewitch Fri 10-Aug-12 08:06:01

Hi everyone.

It was a very successful meet up on Sunday.

5 couples with their dc's& one pregnant lady (good luck for rest of your pg&birh etc...).

We braved the British summer weather, which turned out hot & sunny after we got slightly soaked & will never forget the funny thing we heard from one mum: "get your face out of that puddle" ...

Thanks to those who turned up & hope to see you all again soon& any others who'd like to join us.
(hoping this will be around the end September).

Pix

Anitachildminder Mon 13-Aug-12 08:18:42

Hi,

Sounds fun smile

We are also planning to meet up with the group.

Where will you be meeting up on September?

Anitachildminder Mon 13-Aug-12 08:21:52

Hi Isinbetterplace ...
Thank you for the congrats ...same to you and twins get the double best wishessmile

Is my partner who is 11weeks now pregnant smile

Did you meet up the group?

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MamasMrs Thu 16-Aug-12 17:16:57

This group sounds like a great idea. We're only 9 weeks pregnant but, having read some NCT and NHS Antenatal class horror stories, we're already very up for joining you. Tufnell Park is home and Hampstead Heath is our usual park outing. This may be me making a terribly stereotypical assumption, but the groups of yummy mummys skipping around the heath do mainly look like they're heading home to their menfolk. Would be great to be able to do this with a group where we don't have to come out every time we meet new people. We'll keep an eye out for details of the September outing.

pixiewitch Thu 16-Aug-12 21:15:42

I'm really happy to hear about the new pregnancies. You are all more than welcome to Join us when we met next. It was our first meet up but hoping it'll be the first of many...

I'll post details closer to the time.

Pix
x

Anitachildminder Sun 19-Aug-12 15:54:22

Why , my apologies but what wrong did Ido?

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Anitachildminder Sun 02-Sep-12 22:39:01

Hi are you planning to meet up regurally?

My partner is almost 4months pregnant and we already do think about meeting up mummies with babies or expecting soon.

n10mom Fri 14-Sep-12 21:12:11

Hi,

Me and my partner have a 4 year old boy and a 7 and half month old baby girl and would love to meet gay parents just like us, to show our children that there are other families just like theres out there.

we would love to meet next time you guys meet.

x

mamb Sun 11-Nov-12 22:19:43

Dear Wonderful Mothers,

I am a Developmental Psychology student currently pursuing a Masters of Science at University College London. For my research project we have to observe a new born infant to see any developmental changes such as movements and sleep patterns, milestones etc. I identify as a lesbian woman and would love to observe two mothers with their child. This would be such an added bonus and such an enriching experience. If any mothers are interested kindly contact me at 07931196715.

Every student is CRB checked and I would love to provide any further information smile

look forward to hearing from you.

anasouza Tue 13-Nov-12 04:16:41

Hi we are two lesbian mums we got two girls one is 7 years old and the other nearly one year old, we live in northolt and we are really looking forward to meet other other couples with kids, we have never met any before, so we would like it if we could make some friends same as us. Let us know if you interested in meeting up. Ty

Anitachildminder Fri 16-Nov-12 19:34:17

Is this group still meeting up?
My and my pregnant partner would like to join!

Anitachildminder Mon 19-Nov-12 08:27:05

Hi ,
Me and my partner have been tracking this forum as would like to meet other mums or mums to be , if get a minute to reply ...thanks

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Mandilinki Fri 08-Feb-13 05:58:25

Oh dear, I seem to have lost my message I typed earlier...
I would like to know whether this group still meets up. I came to the very first meetup back in August in Friary park when I was still pregnant.
I have been in hibernation for a long while, as I had complications in my pregnancy from 7 months. But our precious baby son is now with us and is 11 weeks old and healthy!
I would love to come to the next meetup.
Thanks, Mandi

Herbies Wed 13-Feb-13 19:26:17

Hello

Just wondering if theres a meet up soon or if any families want to meet up? We live in the barnet area and have a 1 year old boy. Most of our gay family friends live in the South of London and therefore we could do with some new people in the North. If any one is up for it then get in touch x

Mandilinki Thu 14-Feb-13 05:29:14

Hi Herbies, well our son is still tiny (12 weeks tomorrow), but I'd be keen for a meet-up. It would be good to meet other couples in North London. We're in Muswell Hill.
Are you working at the moment? I'm on maternity leave, so am free most of the time.
Thanks,
Mandi

KarateChopper Mon 08-Apr-13 23:00:51

Hi, I've started a social networking group for LGBT parents at http://lesbiangayparents.ning.com where we can all meet online and we also arrange meet-ups/events. You are more than welcome to join us. :-)
Claire

Bubble13 Sun 05-May-13 02:15:16

Hi Herbies and Mandilinki. My son is even tinier (5 weeks) and am a bit lonely now that my other Half has gone back to work. Would love to meet up with people similar to me. I live in old street but the joys of a moby wrap, a change bag and public transport i can get about quite easily.

flacca Mon 17-Jun-13 14:08:28

halle to everyone. I'm an italian doctor and I'll move with my british partner and our 1 and half boy in Northolt in august 2013. it will be great for us and our beloved boy to meet some gay parents there. do you know if is there any group of gay parents in north london area? is anyone interesting in meeting us?
Anna

mjluka Tue 06-Aug-13 22:13:16

Hi, is there a group of lesbian mums meeting up in Barnet (or North London) at the moment? If so, please let me know when/where as I'd like to bring our two daughters (under 2) along.

flacca Mon 16-Sep-13 00:41:40

hi, i have just moved to northolt with my wife and our 21 months boy. we would be very pleased to meet other gay parents. :-)
anna

ExpectingOct2013 Thu 19-Sep-13 21:37:05

Hey bubble13. My partner and I are expecting any day now. Baby due 2nd October. She has her hospital bag ready and I've okayed my parental leave so its just waiting now. So exciting! Your little one must be about 6 months now? How was it for you? Was he early or late?
We live in southgate btw. Jo

Moonyoon Wed 02-Oct-13 12:26:56

So... did any regular meet up come of this discussion? If so, would love to meet up and join in. We are based in North Finchley with an 18 month old girl, can travel across North London.

Mjluka - you guys are quite local to us, did you manage to find anything? If not, maybe we could hook up at one of the local soft play areas and see if this is something we could set up?

Sonya

Hi everyone,

On Sunday 17th November, from 2pm – 4pm : will be holding our 1st :

"LONDON GAY/LESBIAN/BI/TRANSGENDER PARENTS GROUP" meet-up.

This will be at: Hornsey Vale Community Centre, 60 Mayfield Road, Crouch End N8 9LP
(free on-street parking. busses to crouch end : 91, 41, W7 – bus to venue: W5)

www.hornseyvale.org/contact.html

As a lesbian parent I felt that a designated, safe space was desperately needed; so we could all meet, share our experiences of parenthood, for our children to meet and play with other children, and for parents to drink tea/coffee and chat.

This group is open to any gay parent with at least one child and costs £5 per session.
(This is to cover the cost of the venue hire/drinks/food, toys etc…and can be paid on the day by cash/cheque.)

If you are interested, don’t be shy, please come along and help us to make this a success. It would be great to meet you.

My email is: londongayparentsgroup@live.co.uk

Claire

irob1992 Fri 25-Oct-13 15:09:17

Hi!

I'm a third year student studying at Southampton University and i'm currently writing my dissertation on gay and lesbian parents and their experiences. I'm currently looking for anyone that might be interested in being interviewed? All interviews are anonymous, confidential and can be done over the phone, on skype or face to face (should only take up about 30 minutes of your time). Please message me if anyone is interested or has any questions!

Thanks!

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