I'm very new to all of this im afraid. I'm a newy to the Green Parent and thought I would join the forum aswel - can't believe what i've been missing!!!
I am a mum to 2 and am longing for a 3rd but know it cant happen just now as I'm studying full time to become a nurse. I would like to eventually become a midwife or possibly a doula - who knows!
I would consider myself to be Pagan and feel very connected to my Celtic roots. I send my children to a Gaelic medium school and I am also learning - it's dissapointing that the language hasn't been taught widely accross Scotland in the past - and find it a wee bit tricky to sqeeze it in what with studying, placements, (housework, shopping, etc) and, most importantly, looking after 2 little ones.
I love walking and that's one of the good points of living in Scotland! Have been looking at the mindstretchers group which run childrens outdoor groups, a bit like a nursery session but in the outdoors. It looks fab - any one experienced something like this?
Would love to meet up with other parents who also like the outdoors - I need to dust of the cobwebs (and lose a few pounds after Christmas!) as i feel as though i've been hibernating this winter!
Hello Lindsey welcome to the form. I am in West Lothian - was a mature student nurse - have thought about becoming a doula (not done anything about it) and my DH is a Gaelic learner and we would like to send DS2 to Gaelic medium, but Edinburgh is the closest, and it would be too far to send him. Where are you? (Ooh, quite excited now
Im Stirling and send the kids to Riverside Primary which is the only Gaelic one in the area - Edinburgh or Glasgow would be the next. Theres no secondary Gaelic here though and a lot of parents are really concerned about it - but hopefully the council will get their act together sometime soon! Are you a practicing nurse at the moment? I'm hearing so much at the moment about the lack of jobs - especially for midwives, it's worrying :(
Hello Anam Cara, I'm from Ayrshire (well not from Ayrshire but I live here now IYSWIM ::) ) Loving the fact your kids go to Gaelic school-half of my family are from Lewis and I keep meaning to learn Gaelic but somehow never get round to it!
Great to see you here though. I feel a scottish meet coming on….
Hello, I'm in Falkirk and I was in Stirling yesterday for a homeopath apptment . Very close for a meet up. I have a 3 and 1/2 yr old and am 20weeks pregnant. It would be lovely to meet some more folk from this lovely forum (have met 2 so far ).
Greeting and blessed be,
I'm new here myself. It's good to see a fellow Pagan and Celt, and an outdoorsy type. I'm a "Naturalistic Pagan" myself and love the outdoors too. Unfortunately I live in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, so it's a bit far to travel for a coffee :( Shame
I always manage to meet people on forums who share things in common and they all live somewhere far away from me!
It'll be nice to get to know you though
Hi Lyndsey - Sorry I didn’t reply sooner but I just saw this - new forum excitement - taking me a while to find everything again. No I am not practicing atm, I gave up when I had DS2 in 2006. I did know even then that it was hard to find work in FVHB. I knew of quite a few nurses from your area who travelled through to the Western and ERI. St John’s used to be a popular place too, but it has been systematically down graded over the last few years. (Sorry - sore point). Hope you find something you enjoy. xxx
thank you for so many lovely welcomes!
There seems to be quite a few of us northerners on the forum and as a few of you have suggested - was wondering if anyone would be intersted in having a meet up? I don’t have any idea where or when at the moment but just wanted to put the idea out there…..
Sending bright blessings from the dark, wintery confines of snowy Stirling.x
Hello Lindsey! I am brand new to the forum, but I saw your post and was very excited! I live in Stirling, just a short walk from riverside primary! I am studying to be a doula and an antenatal teacher. I would def be interested in meeting up!
Hello, just hijacking your thread! I’m in Edinburgh and planning to have a homebirth in the not too distant future. Does anyone know how homebirth-friendly Edinburgh, Fife, or Scotland in general is? Unfortunately, will be on NHS and not an independent midwife. Should I be prepared for a fight?
Welcome! I am also based in Stirling. DS and I go to croileagan (Gaelic playgroup) and he’ll be attending Gaelic Medium school when he’s old enough - although we should have moved to Skye by this point (where the nearest primary to us will be a Gaelic school, with English option with is great for us). Enjoy the forums, I am new but have found them very very helpful already.
Hi to you both
Leakaledonia - I am in West Lothian so quite close. As far as I know NHS Lothian are fine with homebirth. Whe I was expecting DS 2, who is now 2, I asked at booking about homebirth and the MW said that would be fine providing my bp didn’t play up (previous history). She had at least one every month, and enjoyed being involved in them. As it was I had several problems and an early delivery (long story) so I didn’t get to have a hb, but I seem to remember the only thing was that I would have had to have decided by a certain stage in the preganancy that i was definetly planning one, to allow them to organise things. Hope it works out for you. xxx