Let's have a play date!

Celeste - posted on 06/17/2014 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Celeste Rossi: I've been in Utah for two years now and have had a hard time making friends. I'm not anti religion but LDS moms don't seem to want to be friends with a non-LDS mom. I'm fun, sarcastic, I like wine but don't drink very often. Looking for mom friends that enjoy spending time with their kids as much as I do...but would like to get away every so often for coffee or shopping.

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Celeste - posted on 06/18/2014

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I have zero desire to get in a "snit" with you.

And I'll just leave it at that because obviously somewhere along the way one of us failed to interpret written word as it was intended.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 06/18/2014

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Well, I'm sorry if you've not had a stellar experience, but it's definitely not the norm.

Take the advice or leave it, but don't get in a snit with me because you've had a poor experience. I didn't take you to task, I simply shared my own experience with a wonderful group of parents in general, and never once has a conversation about religion occurred.

Never were you attacked, forcing you to defend yourself, nor was I debating a damn thing. Lighten up.

Celeste - posted on 06/18/2014

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Well, if I hadn't tried and failed at making friends with LDS moms I wouldn't have even mentioned it. I have a live and let live mentality. I had never even met (nor heard of the abbreviation "LDS") a Mormon before moving to Utah, and I've lived all over the country. I had no negative predisposition before coming here, only a positive outlook.

Your advise to me it to quit looking at religion...I'm not the one looking.

Too bad this turned into defending myself, explaining myself, a debate.
Definitely NOT what I was looking for.

c.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 06/18/2014

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Actually, Celeste, LDS moms are just the same as the rest of the parental population, and most could care less whether you share their religion or not. Heck, I was even a scout leader in an LDS pack, but not a member myself, nor will I ever be.

For a non-mormon, I'd have to say that some of my best friends ARE mormon.

My advice to you is to quit looking at religion. Look for mommy and me groups in your area. They are not exclusive, and they don't ask you what religion you are (or aren't).

And relax! Its always difficult to make new friends and acquaintances. Don't let the "oh my god, I live in Mormon UTAH" feeling overtake you and ruin your enjoyment of the state and the people.

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