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Old 06-21-10, 10:02 PM
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Good idea or not?

I know many of you have read my threads and I have been dealing with some difficult things. I felt I needed an outlet for my energy, creativity, and a way to help rid the loneliness. So, after looking around in my area for a single parents group I could not find one. I made a blog and hopefully it will turn into something great. If you want to look at it http://sponcm.blogspot.com .

My goal is to maybe organize events for children and parents. Even organize events for just the adults. I thought it might be a good way for me to make some friends. I thought it would be a good way for others to make friends. And since it's community related, it might be a good way to advertise my business. However, the advertising wasn't even a thought in this. I just thought of it now while writing this post. So don't think there is a hidden agenda here. Anyways, do you think it's a good idea for me to try and promote this? Or do you think I should focus on my own problems in my life before doing something like this?
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Re: Good idea or not?

There is nothing wrong with alternate outlets. Nothing.

You might want to hook in with Parents Without Partners if there is a group in your area. Likely, they would love to opportunity to interconnect.

Reach out to churches and the library and your local paper. There is a need for groups that allow single parents to connect.

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Re: Good idea or not?

I looked for parents without partners and there is no group here. I hadn't thought about becoming part of their group myself. Problem is that I'm not sure how much follow through I will have. I am actually pretty impressed that I finished designing the blog. Normally I have zero follow through. But since my dx and rx, I've been able to complete a lot more. I'm afraid that if I become a group of PWP, I will fail at it because I won't stick with it. My area has almost no support groups for anything other than AA. So, I figured any group would help people. I'm gonna print up some flyers and pass em around. If I stick with it for at least a few weeks, then I will consider joining PWP. Thanks.
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Re: Good idea or not?

I always seem to want to start my own thing rather than joining something in process and at this point in life I feel that has been a mistake.

It is really relaxing to simply show up for a meeting and then leave when you want without all the responsibilities of securing the space, getting the fixtures, finding the people, collecting a contribution, sending out emails, etc.

ALmost every church I know of will have a singles group or an adult group.

But beyond church groups (which would NOT be for me) try adult ed classes at local high schools or local colleges. I don't know but what about Meetup.com or Craig's List or one of the other lists that cater to single parents.

Another simple way to do this would be to look for a Facebook group for single parents in your area or start one. That's easy.

Best of luck!
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Re: Good idea or not?

I was just about to suggest Meetup. Most of the things I'm interested in don't have meetups near me, but I still check every once in a while to see if that's changed. (Church is not an option for me, either. . .) Adult education is a good one, if it's a long enough class. Most of the time, local school facilities are used, so you can check with the school board offices near you to see if they can get you in touch with the adult education program. Some community colleges have adult/continuing education programs, too.
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