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post #21 of 49
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Originally Posted by clovergirl View Post

Hm.  Now I'm wondering if I was on the old board too?  Because my join date here is 11/2001... which seems like it was when the new forum started?   My memory is clearly not what it used to be!



You can kinda figure it out from how old your kids were when you started coming here. I have memories of posting on mothering when DD#2 was sleeping in a sling on my chest, and she was past that stage by Nov 2001.

 

 

post #22 of 49

I think I must've been here about 10 yrs, too. I know I had a different user name initially and then left and then came back. I remember talk of the crash, but not sure if I was here then or just joined right after. I definitely learned a lot and have been exposed to a lot of new ideas over the years. My kids are 10.5 now and almost 8.

post #23 of 49

Been here almost 10 years!  My youngest was a little more than 2 y.o.  I'd picked up Mothering magazine from Tower Records a few times prior. 

 

I love this place. I will forever appreciate learning how all those vexing new parent things were really, really common. 

 

 

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post #25 of 49
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Originally Posted by miriam View Post



I did that to be different.  Other members made fun of it, so I stopped.  I did not want to be a laughing stock.  Thank you for remembering.  

 

I was in an online class a year before, and the professor greeted us with the same kind of salutation.  I liked it.  I thought I would do it here, but most did not get the humor.  As a young mom I remember reading the quarterly magazine with awe when it arrived in the mail or on the newstands at the hfs.  I felt the same awe when I logged in here.  I had reverence and joy communicating with everyone, although few members agreed with me on many issues.



Well it's been a little more than nine years and you are an older, wiser and more confident woman, now aren't you?? 

post #26 of 49
I've been here since '99 when we got our 1st computer. Remember the crash...well sort of. I remember being able to sign up again, apparently 10 years ago this month! I had all of my boys by that time, had been a Mothering Mag reader for years. We adopted our 4th child in 2004. Things change.....my kids are now 19, almost 16, 12 and 8. Immersed in big kid stuff now.

Back to lurking for 10 more years!
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post #28 of 49

I didn't join until sometime in 2003, but I didn't know that the forum had just started 3 years earlier.  When I started coming here I was all about diapers and spent all of my time on the diapering board.  That seems so foreign to me now!  I tried to hang out at diaperswappers some a while back because a lot of my etsy customers spent time there and omg, it was so boring!  What is up with talking about diapers all the time?  lol  I know I used to love it though when I was pg with Milo and when he was little.  

 

Now Milo is 8 and I've got another little one, who's 2 1/2.  I'm working towards going back to work outside of the home.  If we win the lottery, though, we'll adopt another and I'll come back home.  

post #29 of 49

10 years ago I was expecting DD1. I was on another parent website in a duedate club. It was my first online discussion for boards. It was my first pregncy, thus Amys1st was born as my name. I still 10 plus years later keep in touch with a few moms from that board. A few meetups, now just on FB.

 

Some mom suggested I go to a LLL meeting when dd1 was about 8 weeks. There someone had brought a stack of Mothering Mags. I looked thru a few. I read Dr Sears. I had no idea we were practicing AP or NFL- we just always did. DH was very firm in his belief regarding breastfeeding well before we had kids. My mom didnt BF us, didnt know anything about it. I watched all my SILs Bf and DMIL BF'd 9 kids. She even attended the early LLL meetings 50 plus years ago with a sister who was having issues with a latch. She personally knew a few of the founders. I took to it like a fish to water and had plenty of support. But I knew many mamas who didnt have my support nor had the same scenerio in nursing. So I attended and became involved in LLL.

 

One day we are in line at Whole Foods, dd strapped to dh. I see the latest Mothering. Buy it, find the website. The rest is history.

 

Since that day when we were a young couple with a baby nursing and buying veggies to make our own baby food:

 

My first baby is now 9

My second baby who came at 24 weeks is now attending kindy full time and thriving

 

I am now WAH part time but keeping up with MDC as I can. MDC is not the same it was back in the day but then again neither am I.

post #30 of 49
I've been here 10 years in December, but I was under a different user name for the first year or so that I was here.

How has my life changed? Well, my first post on MDC was in December 2001 when I was 19 years old, and I was asking for advice on how to get my formula-fed 2-month-old to sleep through the night. lol.gif

Needless to say, my parenting views have changed A LOT (or else I wouldn't still be on MDC!), and my October 2001 baby is a half-grown, awesome 10-year-old who's only 7 inches shorter than me now! I also have a 6-year-old daughter, a 4-year-old son, and am expecting baby #4!
post #31 of 49

I was here before the crash, for some time.

 

In the past 10 years I had another child, adopted one and lost 3 babies to miscarriage. I am still a sahm, still homeschool and still AP. My oldest is now almost 18!

post #32 of 49
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Originally Posted by rubidoux View Post

I didn't join until sometime in 2003, but I didn't know that the forum had just started 3 years earlier.  When I started coming here I was all about diapers and spent all of my time on the diapering board.  That seems so foreign to me now!  I tried to hang out at diaperswappers some a while back because a lot of my etsy customers spent time there and omg, it was so boring!  What is up with talking about diapers all the time?  lol  I know I used to love it though when I was pg with Milo and when he was little.  


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post #33 of 49

I was here under a different name but have been a member for at least 8 yrs.  Will come back tomorrow to post more.  Time to watch a movie.

post #34 of 49
Posting partly to see my join date, lol.
post #35 of 49

I know that my 10 year old son was a newborn when I first came to MDC.  I remember having to join twice, so that must have been the crash.  Everything from that time is clouded by that dense firstborn fog. 

 

MDC influenced so much of those baby days:  cloth diapering and our daughter's homebirth were the biggies.  MDC was my lifeline back then.  I didn't find a group of IRL friends who practiced AP until my kids were much older.

post #36 of 49

My oldest was 4 months old when I joined, now he's 9.  Nice to see some familiar names again. wave.gif

 

Ebethmom I still have that bag of Kissaluvs you gave me. wink1.gif

post #37 of 49

Joined before the crash.  Used to be hugely active on here, but this is the first time I've posted in quite awhile.  The boards changed a lot, especially over the past few years, and it just wasn't the same community anymore.

 

My kids are 10 and 7, we're homeschooling, still trying to be AP but the preteen years are more challenging and I don't find much support for alternative parenting.  MDC had a profound impact on my early years as a mother, and I will never forget my time here.

post #38 of 49

I was here pre-crash, too-under a different username and I can't for the life of me remember that! My daughters are now 11 and 8, we moved across country, my father passed away and my mother moved in with us, and I now homeschool.

post #39 of 49

I was here pre-crash with a different user name. When MDC first came into being I had a baby and a toddler and then had another baby shortly after.  Now two of those children are teenagers and one will be soon!

post #40 of 49

I hope that I am here long enough to become a 10-yr member and that MDC is still around.

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