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Arts And Crafts Forum Guidelines

Welcome to the Arts and Crafts Forum! It is our goal to provide a supportive, fun, educational and inspirational environment for our members and guests. Per our User Agreement, please remember that there is no advertising or self-promotion allowed in posts: Quote: Advertising in discussion threads is strictly prohibited. Do not post to advertise your product, business, website or blog or in any other manner from which you would financially benefit. Advertising in signatures is only permitted with a Signature Advertising Package. Blogs... read more

Fitness And Weight Management Forum Resources

The list below is a work-in-progress with suggestions offered by MDC members and is no way considered exhaustive or all-inclusive. This list does not represent an endorsement or recommendation of any provider by MDC/Mothering, and we are not responsible for the accuracy of this information. We suggest that you contact the individual care provider prior to seeking treatment to ask questions specific to your child's care. If you have links you would like to recommend for this list, please contact the forum’s Moderator or an Administrator for their inclusion. Thank... read more

Allergies Forum Resources

The list below is a work-in-progress with suggestions offered by MDC members and is no way considered exhaustive or all-inclusive. This list does not represent an endorsement or recommendation of any provider by MDC/Mothering, and we are not responsible for the accuracy of this information. We suggest that you contact the individual care provider prior to seeking treatment to ask questions specific to you or your family's care. If you have links you would like to recommend for this list, please contact the forum’s Moderator or an Administrator for their inclusion.... read more

Health And Healing Forums Disclaimer

Health and Healing: The opinions offered at Mothering.com and MotheringDotCommunity are for informational purposes only and are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking care because of something you have read here. At Mothering, we focus on topics from a natural point of view. We recognize parents as experts and seek to provide truly... read more

Nutrition And Good Eating Guidelines

  Nutrition and Good Eating and its subforums are boards of support, respectful requests of information, and sharing of ideas and experiences. To uphold this purpose MDC will not host discussions of debate or criticism within Nutrition and Good Eating, Vegetarian & Vegan Living, Traditional Foods and Meal Planning. Disagreements about dietary choices and personal beliefs should be set aside out of respect for the diversity and varying interpretations and beliefs that we hold as a community.   We will be active in discouraging  individuals from posting for the... read more

What Posts Belong In Breastfeeding Challenges

Hi mamas! Just a friendly reminder-- this forum was created as a safe place for mothers and babies who are facing challenges that are less common or more long-term. Some topics for this forum might include relactation, breastfeeding after reduction, breastfeeding a child with special needs, breastfeeding with a long-term illness or disability, exclusive pumping, failure to thrive, etc. More common challenges-- breastfeeding while teething, mastitis, thrush, plugged ducts, breastfeeding a newborn, weight gain issues, breastfeeding while taking a medication,... read more

Gently Used Items Reminder

By DreamsinDigital   Quote:   I have received multiple private messages from moms signed up for Holiday Helper that have received "gently used" items that were not so gently used. Of course we are thankful for anyone sending a donation to a family, but just because they are signed up for help does not mean that sending clothing that is stained, extremely worn or the wrong gender/size is okay. We would much rather you toss those items too used to pass along and save your postage money, or better yet donate the money you would have spent on postage to... read more

Child Led Weaning Forum Guidelines

Welcome to Child-Led Weaning. From the book Natural Family Living by Peggy O'Mara   Quote: Child-led weaning means trusting your child and having confidence that your child knows what she needs. It means trusting yourself enough to ignore a society that claims to know your child better than you do. This weaning will be the first of many you will face with your child and the way you approach it can set the tone for later child rearing decisions. We must trust our children to show us their needs, and trust our ability to... read more

Breastfeeding Forums Disclaimer

The opinions offered at Mothering.com and MotheringDotCommunity are for informational purposes only and are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking care because of something you have read here. At Mothering, we focus on topics from a natural point of view. We recognize parents as experts and seek to provide truly helpful information... read more

Parenting The Gifted Child Forum Guidelines

The Parenting the Gifted Child forum is a board of support, respectful requests of information, and sharing of ideas and experiences as they relate to parenting a gifted child. To uphold this purpose, the board will not host discussions of debate or criticism. Disagreements about gifted issues should be set aside out of respect for the diversity and varying interpretations and beliefs that we hold as a community. We will actively discourage an individual from solely posting for the purpose of disagreement, with no interest in practicing the belief or view... read more

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