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post #121 of 179
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I loved that thread! Here is a link to the OP's update about it:

http://www.mothering.com/community/t/586606/update-on-hawaii-trip

And here is a link to a poll (started by me! I have no recollection of doing that) asking MDC members whose side they were on. redface.gif

http://www.mothering.com/community/t/537868/poll-which-sils-side-are-you-on

 

You know, just when I think our annual extended family vacation is chock full of ultimate craziness, I read a story like this and feel much better about my loved ones :rotflmao 

post #122 of 179

Ahhh.....you're all so young.  I subscribed to Mothering back when my trio were young--in the 1980's.  It was a wonderful magazine.  When I became a grandmother last year, I searched for it and discovered that it is now online.  I've been enjoying the discussions and appreciate all of the loving concern that mothers still have as they make decisions to provide the best possible childhood for their children.

post #123 of 179
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I joined in 2003 when I got my first PC.  I'd been reading the mag for a year or two by then.  This was the first online community I ever joined.  I had a weird experience where I met another MDC mama IRL and she got very persistent about us being friends, called me and emailed me several times a day, etc. I got nervous that I had done something dumb by putting myself out there on the internet so I deleted my MDC account but came back within a few weeks under my current UN and I've been here ever since.

I don't consider myself to be a pillar of the community or anything.  There are several mamas that stand out in my mind that I wonder where they have gone or if they are here under a different name.  It's not anyone that I got "close" to, but people who had a story that I followed for a bit but never got any resolution.  I'm more of an observer, although it does seem that lately as MDC has gotten overwhelmed with mainstream members, I've caught myself being very blunt in answering some posts.  "CIO is abuse!" as opposed to "CIO wasn't something I ever considered for myself"
That's crazy! I also changed usernames for anonymity issues. I agree that it does feel more mainstream, some of the changes in the vax and parenting areas, in particular. No offense to the admin. I appreciated the loosening up in some ways, but I left for awhile after the forum look changeover and rules change because it got pretty hostile on here. People were given the go ahead for airing every thought and it was just nasty. I try to avoid the drama, so I don't come back as much. I'm not exactly militant, but I kind of thought of this as my safe haven for being AP without being harassed like I face every day IRL.
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Adina, Cynthia, Piglet....anyone remember me? Was very active with my first two. 2006/07...my only TTC child of 4 was TTC'ed here. Computer issues kept me away for a long time, FB made me infrequent. Back on mobile & enjoying older kids boards for the first time.
I do!!
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Originally Posted by StrawberryFields View Post

I am not really and OLDIE, oldie, but I joined early in 2005 when I was pregnant with my DS, who is now turning 8. I take long breaks from MDC and nowadays I can barely find my way around. I still read regularly but haven't posted in years. So much has changed for me, and raising older children is such an overwhelming experience. I feel like the decisions I make now are so much more complex and profound than they were when I was merely chattering on about homebirth supplies and nightweaning techniques. It is hard to engage in discussions with others when I feel like I have no idea what I am doing myself about 90% of the time.
I'm also not a super oldie, but 8 official years has to count for something. wink1.gif Dh got a vas (don't start me on that) and so my baby days seem to be over. It's a sore spot for me, so I admit I partly avoid the forums because it makes me cry. I miss the little kid/baby years. greensad.gif
post #124 of 179

This thread is so much fun!

 

I remember when the Hyena cart was "invented". It was Kendall of...oh, darn, now i can't remember her company name. Freshies? I met her IRL. Bought some diapers from her, even. 

 

I also remember the "black celebration" thread where we found out how many of us were into "alternative" (or goth, as you Americans called it back then) music when we were younger. People were bringing up band names I'd almost forgotten. Although now with satellite and Internet radio you can listen to that stuff all day (First Wave on SiriusXM, anyone?). 

 

Talking about life with tweens and teens. When DD turned 3 we had our first "fights" and I was heartbroken about it. It was coming here to MDC that helped me get through that. When DD turned around 10 that same dynamic popped up again, but I recognized it for what it was, re-adjusted my attitude, and I'm proud to say we are having a smooth time of it so far. It helps that DD is homeschooled and has zero interest in "running with the in crowd" (she prefers geeks), or fashion or anything like that. But she has my stubbornness and strong will! 

 

I have to agree with whoever said they hope what they do now with gentle parenting, etc will help in the future. That was always my goal: the relationship with my kids always came first, before "being right" or "winning the battle" or "doing what a parent is supposed to do by punishing them", etc. And I feel I am reaping the rewards. When your kids are older you have less power to control them, and if you don't have a solid relationship built on trust (trust that you are truly on their side, not making their life harder) I think it makes things very difficult. So yes, I credit MDC with having a smooth relationship with my girl. 

 

Speaking of which, she is away with her grandmothers in the Big City for 3 days!!!! All those years of them whining that she would never be independent if I didn't force her to go on overnights that she didn't want to do...and now she's is having a blast. Ha, I am vindicated!!

 

Also, I wanted to clarify that while I do enjoy having my bed to myself it is only because when both kids sleep with me they each HAVE to sleep next to me and I get squished. But once in a while I love it. And I also love it when just one of them comes in and I can stay on the outside of the bed. The problem is that DH simply cannot sleep with kids in the bed so he goes to the sofa and I feel bad for him. Otherwise we would do it more often. And they always get to sleep with me if they are sick. But yes, I do still love sleeping with my kids every now and then. :-)

post #125 of 179
Wise oldies, tell me , how can i fix my little ones diaper rash? I saw this thread tonight, so forgive me, i just couldn't resist asking . So much advice is different today when i come looking. I hardly get on here either so busy with my 4month old. I think.i mistakenly got Mother-ease onesize organic cotton diapers but the elastic may be the culprit . I don't know what to do, I need a plan. I hope i grow wise as i get older.
post #126 of 179
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Wise oldies, tell me , how can i fix my little ones diaper rash? I saw this thread tonight, so forgive me, i just couldn't resist asking . So much advice is different today when i come looking. I hardly get on here either so busy with my 4month old. I think.i mistakenly got Mother-ease onesize organic cotton diapers but the elastic may be the culprit . I don't know what to do, I need a plan. I hope i grow wise as i get older.

Mama, try the diapering section because I think treating diaper rash has a lot to do with identifying the cause of the rash. I think that some CD rashes can be solved by fixing some laundry issues, for instance. For us, every rash for my DC's was solved by treating at onset by washing with water and exposure to fresh air but I think we were kind of lucky to only get really mild rashes. 

post #127 of 179
I'm still here... sort of... sometimes... and I've been here since late 2001. My "baby" is 12 now and I've had three more babies since orngbiggrin.gif
post #128 of 179

I lurked off and on for a couple of years when I had access to reliable internet (remember dialup?) and then finally logged in when i was trying to track down the cause of my Critter's eczema and how to heal it without the major drugs.Then I looked into homebirths and vaxing and UC and diapering and TAO and being a mom of a many and because we were a military family, how to research the next place we'd be living.This community is like family its always been there for my questions day and night and even if I've been gone for years I can feel safe that many have thought and gone through the same thing. =)

Thanks MDC!!!

post #129 of 179
Thread Starter 

I need to catch up with this thread. So please it's still going! :-)

 

Guess what? My baby that was still a newborn when I joined-- she is 13 today! I can hardly believe it!

post #130 of 179

I was an active in the diapering community from 2003-2008, then after a divorce was away from mdc until a year ago when I got pregnant with new baby.  I joined with a new account then, thinking about ex-husband perhaps looking up my posts.

 

I'm really wishing this forum was as active now as it was then, for when I'm NAKing....

post #131 of 179

I joined when I was TTC my first.  I was here a lot until he was 4 or 5, but then there was a very strict policy that you could not post links to your own site, no matter how helpful and informative and non-commercial that site was, and the mods told me that if I wanted to share info I had posted on my own site (no matter how lengthy and detailed) I should copy and paste it.  This was just too cumbersome, when I was trying to help by (for example) giving a detailed answer to a question that I'd answered so many times before that I had finally written an article on it...and I was really busy and felt frustrated at being treated as a UAV when I was trying to be helpful!...so I just quit posting and browsing new posts.  I did come back quite a bit to search my old posts (since the mods told me I own the copyright to everything I write here) and copy stuff to my archives as a kind of diary of my son's early years and turn other posts into new articles on my own site (so there!).

 

I came back when I was pregnant again, then miscarried, and found the support here so very helpful. :grouphug

 

Now that I'm pregnant again, I'm back again, and the current UA allows me to link to my own articles within reason!  Very happy about that.  I like feeling like one of those wise mamas who's been around a while, and I'm happy to see so many of you still here.

 

Happy 13th to USAmma's daughter!  I remember many stories from when she was a toddler, and I still remember her name, which used to be in your sig.  I remember when Piglet68's first baby was born, AdinaL's long long TTC journey, and so many other things from way back.... :happyt

post #132 of 179
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I joined when I was TTC my first.  I was here a lot until he was 4 or 5, but then there was a very strict policy that you could not post links to your own site, no matter how helpful and informative and non-commercial that site was, and the mods told me that if I wanted to share info I had posted on my own site (no matter how lengthy and detailed) I should copy and paste it.  This was just too cumbersome, when I was trying to help by (for example) giving a detailed answer to a question that I'd answered so many times before that I had finally written an article on it...and I was really busy and felt frustrated at being treated as a UAV when I was trying to be helpful!...so I just quit posting and browsing new posts.  I did come back quite a bit to search my old posts (since the mods told me I own the copyright to everything I write here) and copy stuff to my archives as a kind of diary of my son's early years and turn other posts into new articles on my own site (so there!).

I came back when I was pregnant again, then miscarried, and found the support here so very helpful. grouphug.gif

Now that I'm pregnant again, I'm back again, and the current UA allows me to link to my own articles within reason!  Very happy about that.  I like feeling like one of those wise mamas who's been around a while, and I'm happy to see so many of you still here.

Happy 13th to USAmma's daughter!  I remember many stories from when she was a toddler, and I still remember her name, which used to be in your sig.  I remember when Piglet68's first baby was born, AdinaL's long long TTC journey, and so many other things from way back.... happytears.gif

Link please?!?!?! Unless you can't, and in that case, please PM me.

Thanks!
Sus
post #133 of 179

Oh, well, I wasn't meaning to link anything here; just talking about how the issue of being allowed to post links or not had changed my feelings about MDC....  Are you asking for a link to something specific?  I can't tell, since you quoted my whole post.  Here's my most recent parenting-related article, explaining why I'm having my kids 9 years apart: Planning, Parenting, and Perfection.  Within it are a lot of links to my other articles!  (That's one of the reasons I got so frustrated copying and pasting--most of my articles are filled with links, so when I pasted them the links would come too, and I had to edit them out.)

post #134 of 179

I joined when I was nursing a 3yo, and I felt harassed on my other parenting boards/chats I'd frequented before that. Somehow, they were all OK with me nursing a 2yo, but once he was "almost 3" they kind of freaked out, and I found MDC. I guess that was 9 years ago.

 

I stopped coming here when my kids got bigger, and MDC got bigger, and a lot of the people I used to "hang out with online" stopped coming, and I just wasn't as interested in posting about baby/small child issues as I was. I'm just as interested in health, nutrition, and natural living as ever, but I got busier on other message boards more focused on that (specifically, I'm ruthiegirl over on dadamo.com) I got a private message from Cynthia Mosher out of the blue a few weeks ago, and checked back into this place.

 

Plus, I'm currently sick and in no condition to move away from the computer chair, and I've already exhausted my email, facebook, and dadmo.com. ;)

post #135 of 179

"Seeing" all of you again is making me feel all warm and fuzzy.

post #136 of 179

I was here obsessively during my daughters' baby/toddler years.  Haven't been here in years.  Someone referred me to the Holiday Helper thread and I came back.  My old username worked!  Haha  I even found the thread back in November of 2005 that made me realize I'm not straight.  I'm also not AmyY anymore.  :lol  I should probably go change my username.  Back then I was a married-to-a-man SAHM of twin babies/toddlers.  Now I'm a happily single lesbian mama who works full time and has ten year old twins.  Woah.  All of this thanks to Mothering.com.  Haha

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I am having so much fun reading these! Nice to see you all! Welcome back, Ruthla. I saw your post and did a double take.
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P.s. I responded to the thread before, but forgot to mention that some of you probably knew me as race-Kelly.
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I am having so much fun reading these! Nice to see you all! Welcome back, Ruthla. I saw your post and did a double take.

me too!!!

post #140 of 179

Started coming around in mid-2000 when my first was born. Was super active in Diapering and Family Safety, and I miss when there were 100+ at any given time, reading and posting on TAO!

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