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Support Ribbons - What do they all mean?

Lots of Mothering members place support ribbons in their posts or in their signatures to show their support for a particular cause or illness or to identify with it in relation to someone in their family. Many people do not realize what each color ribbon stands for and it can be confusing since some are used for several different causes or illnesses. Here is a list of those we have in place and have been able to identify. If you have a ribbon to share that we have not covered here please post in the comment box below and we'll add it to the article.    Our ribbons... read more

Mothering Member Benefits

Welcome to the Mothering community. We're so glad that you've joined us!     As a new member we wanted to provide you with a special resource to help you find your way around. Listed below you will discover links to many of the helpful resources available to members of Mothering.com. Feel free to dive in and take part, and please come and introduce yourself in our new members section when you have a minute--we can't wait to meet you!     Meet Other Mamas Every one of us needs support and guidance from... read more

Why Join Mothering?

Mothering Forum Basics

We are so glad you have chosen to become a member here at Mothering and we hope you find the helpful information and interesting discussions you are looking for.   This is a basic walk-through of the board features and where things are located to help you get acclimated, start reading and participating in discussions, and find a home here at Mothering.     COMMUNITY HOME ACTIVITY FEED MOTHERING STATS FEATURED SPONSORS FORUM HOME NAVIGATING THE FORUMS FORUM TOOLS SUBFORUMS STARTING A NEW... read more

Fertility Forum Thread Placement

The Fertility Forum has several sub forums, which help get your questions answered and help us keep track of what is going on in here.  Proper placement of threads within the appropriate subforum ensures that you get the right answers, so here is some guidance on what belongs where!  :)   Family Planning Trying to avoid getting pregnant, birth control options, child spacing - those threads should go here. Trying To Conceive:  TTC, gearing up to TTC, questions about timing, the HPT you just took, TCOYF, charts, cervical fluid, temps, etc. - your thread should... read more

Wiki Guidelines

  Wiki guidelines:    Wikis are intended to be used as sources of natural family living information for our community. This can include lists from Due Date Clubs, resource information on various topics or how-to tutorials.    Wikis must abide by our User Agreement and are subject to moderation just as discussion threads are. Wikis with inappropriate content will be removed, and the creator will be contacted.   Wikis are intended to be documents containing useful, factual information. A wiki should not be an ongoing conversation, personal opinion or... read more

Medical Advice Guidelines

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


Board Signature Allowances The board signature feature allows members to place an informational signature that will appear at the bottom of each post. Your signature can include text and smilies to convey personal information, favorite quote, etc. You may also place your blog, social media page, or your personal informational website.     Signatures should not contain links, web addresses or references to promotion, advertising, or business websites, other discussion communities, sales, contests, giveaways, fundraising, etc. Only members who are MDC Advertisers... read more

Copyright Concerns

Copyright Responsibility: Please respect copyright law. If you quote something, limit yourself to only that which will make your point and then link to the rest.  Please refrain from posting: Private emails and Private Messages (PMs) Articles not written by you without written permission to reproduce.     Content that does not adhere to these guidelines may be removed by a moderator or administrator. If you see content that you believe to be in violation of these guidelines, please email the board administrator or click the post, wiki or review's  icon to alert... read more

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