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Vaccination Forum

  We embrace all parents, regardless of their vaccination choice. Our Vaccinations forums discuss issues and concerns so that parents can make an informed decision. We are not, however, interested in hosting discussions advocating for mandatory vaccination.   We have intelligent, passionate, and wise voices posting frequently to the Vaccinations forum. We certainly want to keep the forum atmosphere a place where they can do so with their passion intact. However, that passion must also carry a measure of compassion and respect, regardless of who is posting and... read more

Messaging Tutorial

Important Notice: If you receive a private message or public message notification in your email, do not reply to the email.  Click the 'Reply' button to reply via your message center. Learn: Send Private Messages Access And Manage Your Message Center Write Public Messages Delete Public Messages From Your Profile Change Your Messaging Notification Preferences   Send Private Messages Occasionally you may want to converse with another user privately. We require members to be registered for 7 days and have at least 10 posts made to... read more

Subscription Tutorial

Subscriptions are the way to personalize your experience so you can be kept abreast of only the changes that you care about. You can subscribe to forum threads, users whose content you enjoy reading, Wikis, etc. This way, each time you visit your home page you can see what has changed that you care about, without having to sift through stuff you don't. Additionally, you can get subscription content in immediate, daily, or weekly emails if you like.   Learn: Add Subscriptions View Your Subscription Content Edit or Remove Your Subscriptions Change... read more

The MDC Trading Post

  Did you know you can buy and sell your baby and kids gear right here on MDC? It's true!!   We have several forums devoted to selling outgrown items and finding new things for your family. First is The Trading Post, located here: http://www.mothering.com/community/f/16878/the-trading-post There are subforums for the different types of items: Babywearing, Birth and Baby Supplies, Children's Clothing, Clothing for Adults and Maternity, Crafts, Diapers & Diapering Supplies, Homeschooling, Natural Home & Body Care, Household Goods and Electronics, Toys, Games,... read more

Forum Memberships

  Here's an explanation of our eight types of forum memberships:    New Member. When you first become a member of the site you will be given the "New Member" badge. You will have posting privileges but will not be given a signature privilege until you have been registered more than 7 days and have made 10 posts. Our signature rules are located here.     Member. Once you have been registered more than 7 days and have made 10 posts you will become a Member and will be able to place a signature; however, your signature is a place for your personal information... read more

Subscriptions, and how to get them

  There are a lot of ways to stay connected here at Mothering, and keep up on your favorite topics, or with your favorite people.   You can Subscribe to Threads, Categories, Products, Articles (Wikis), Users, Brands and Tags.  You can see all of your subscription options by clicking on the Subscriptions link near your User Name in the upper left hand corner:   Once there you will see a list of all your subscriptions, as well as your options for them. You may change the frequency of each individual subscription, or remove a subscription:   Under this... read more

Surveys Studies And Interviews

We often get requests from students, researchers, and others who would like Mothering community members to participate in a research, questionnaire, study or interview they are conducting. We are glad to put people in touch with our community members; however, the topic should be of a Mothering interest and focus and not for a for-profit purpose. Persons interested on posting for this purpose may  post their request to up to five forums.   We do not host posts that are for a business or planned business interest. That type of posting can be acceptable in some cases... read more

Signature Editing

Where is my forum signature? Members may post up to three lines of text in their signature file after they have been a member for seven days and have posted at least ten posts. Please keep in mind that you cannot advertise your business or other for profit information in your signature unless you have a Business Signature membership. To edit your forum signature, navigate to your "My Profile" link which is located at the top left of the page (next to Calendar). Our signature RULES are here.          Below your image gallery, you will see a section... read more

How to Start a Social Group

Each group has its own forum and group page which will list the members of the group as well as a "Join" button to allow members to join. All content in all Social Groups is publicly visible, but only group members may contribute content and participate. For example, only members of the "Minnesota Natural Birthers" group can post in the "Minnesota Natural Birthers" group forum or upload photos to its gallery. How to Use Groups After you've started or joined one or more Groups, they'll show up in a box on your profile page. When you tag Groups, they can be... read more

Review Tutorial

Learn: How To Write A Review Add a Product for Review How To Edit A Review What Makes A Great Review? Can I Review My Own Products or Business I Am Connected To?       How To Write A Review Navigate to the page of the item you would like to review. There are a few different "Write A Review" buttons on the page.  Click one of them to open up the review creator. The review creator has a few different fields.  In order to submit your review, you MUST fill in a Review Title, an Overall star rating, and a Full Review.  You are... read more

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