The other post about who is in your village got me thinking - if you are far from family - how did you create your village? We live 3 hour flight from my in-laws and my family are on a different continent, we moved to a new area a little while ago and have no village to speak of, but I really want to develop one but I'm not sure where to start!
Right now, we have a wonderful babysitter from LO's daycare that we hire for date nights once or twice a month but I would love to have a village to connect to not only for emergencies (although that too!) but for emotional support in raising children etc. So if you built your village from the ground up, how did you do it!?