My Mamatoto group has been meeting since last September, and we have become a close-knit group. We meet twice a week for a play group / support group / chat, once for swim class with the babies, once for a morning beach walk followed by mom and baby yoga at SBYC with Emma and Olivia (see earlier post), and once for music class. We have other random meetings as well for mamas-only happy hour or baby birthday parties. Of course not everyone makes it to everything. There are 30 of us in the group and usually between 5 and 15 make it to each gathering.
To give an idea of the feel, most of us use cloth diapers, at least part time, co-sleep (either crib in the same room, or share a family bed), baby-wear (we love our ergos!), hold our babies a lot, try to eat organic, locally-grown food, use homeopathic and /or non-toxic products on our babies, care about the environment, and respect our babies and their needs. Some of us chose to vaccinate; others didn't. Most of us selectively vaccinated; we all made our decisions after much thought and processing of information. We are all different from one another, but the common thread in the Mamatoto group is that we all believe in and are practicing attachment parenting.
Regardless of your parenting style, I suggest checking out both groups. I still would be meeting with my PEP group every week if I had time, and it was really helpful when Isla was a newborn, just to get out of the house and connect with other new moms.