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post #141 of 179
Joined in 2004
post #142 of 179
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Originally Posted by KayleeZoo View Post

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!
me, too!!!
post #143 of 179

I am here too! I had picked up a Mothering Magazine at Whole Foods in Chicago around 2001 and fell in love with it when pregnant with my first dd. When she was born I needed the magazine for amazing info on breastfeeding and natural parenting. She was so colicky and I felt so 'new' at this. Then I found out that Mothering had forums and boy was I hooked! What a great support network. I had moved to a very rural community where I knew very few people so Mothering forums really saved my sanity during a time that I felt the most isolated. Great to see some of you "oldies" still here. :)

post #144 of 179
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My perspective has greatly changed. The mother I was 10 years ago wouldn't even recognize the mother I am today. I have become much more tolerant then the die hard AP/NFL person I used to be. I don't know if I would go as far as saying that none of that matters, but just my priorities are different. I was never vocal IRL about my judgement, but if you aren't a hard core AP family, you bet I was mentally judging you. I was such a great mother because I could cross everything off the NFL lifestyle check list. Or so I thought. These days, I truly don't care what kind of parent you are or what choices you make. I have learned that the vast majority of parents are simply doing their very best with whatever they have. It is not bad just because it is different then me. Heck, I make what others deem as "bad" decisions with parenting. I could probably still be considered an AP person, but NFL? Not even close. 


exactly.  time, experience, more kids- it has changed how I perceive others and how I judge them and what causes I am willing to fight for. In the end I can fight for my kids.

 

I have been here since 2004, I think. it was right around my first daughter's first birthday. She will be 11 soon.

post #145 of 179

I see a lot of old faces in this thread. My daughter is 24 now. I read the magazine when my daughter was a baby and when we finally got the internet I looked up the site. I was here before the crash with a different username I can't remember anymore.

 

Ok I still have a problem with ETA's lol

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exactly.  time, experience, more kids- it has changed how I perceive others and how I judge them and what causes I am willing to fight for. In the end I can fight for my kids.

 

 

So true!

post #147 of 179

I haven't posted in a very long time. I still come back and read occasionally and I think about many of us "oldies" often.

 

USAmma, I have actually been thinking of you and your daughters and wondering how N has been doing with her EE. That is what led me to come back here to have a look after so long. I hope you are all doing well!

post #148 of 179

I came in June 2004.  I was gone for several years recently when it started getting super-mean and cliquey.  I came back for giggles a few weeks ago and saw it was really nice again.  Good job, mods.

 

I know other families now from my kids' school, and so I don't know what they did with their babies (breast vs. bottle, cosleeping vs. CIO, etc.), and that is kind of relaxing to not know, but I have the same views as I did nearly 10 years ago.  I just don't talk about them on social media very much because that made me sad too often.

post #149 of 179
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I came in June 2004.  I was gone for several years recently when it started getting super-mean and cliquey.  I came back for giggles a few weeks ago and saw it was really nice again.  Good job, mods.

 

I know other families now from my kids' school, and so I don't know what they did with their babies (breast vs. bottle, cosleeping vs. CIO, etc.), and that is kind of relaxing to not know, but I have the same views as I did nearly 10 years ago.  I just don't talk about them on social media very much because that made me sad too often.

I remember you!  Welcome back!

post #150 of 179
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I haven't posted in a very long time. I still come back and read occasionally and I think about many of us "oldies" often.

 

USAmma, I have actually been thinking of you and your daughters and wondering how N has been doing with her EE. That is what led me to come back here to have a look after so long. I hope you are all doing well!

 

Aww thanks for asking! Well . . . . I'm not sure where we left off but at age 5 she was started back on a full diet after many food trials and fewer and fewer symptoms. At age 6.5, since she was still gaining and doing well, we removed the g-tube. At age 8 she was still gaining and growing. She's on the thin side but still on the growth curve, and she's tall. We had her scoped again and she was completely clear of eosinophils! The GI said that in their continued research about 10% of kids will outgrow it, and she appears to be one of them. :-) She's now almost 10 and other than a belly scar there is no sign she ever had EE. Her sister, my oidest, ironically, was also scoped at age 7 after having experienced tummy problems that had been getting worse. She has Celiac Disease, but not EE. So now Nitara is the one who gets to eat whatever she wants, and Abi is on a gluten free diet for life. The doctor tested all of us and dh turned out to have the Celiac antibodies in his blood, too. So he is now also GF. 

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post #151 of 179
This whole thread is making me smile! It seems like old times where I recognized so many names and stories!
post #152 of 179

I'm not an "oldie" but I want to thank so many of you wise women (who's usernames I recognize) for still hanging around.  You've certainly all BTDT and I really value your experiences and advice.  PLEASE, don't go anywhere!!!

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I remember you!  Welcome back!

And I, you. Thank you.
post #154 of 179

I only stop in once in a blue moon, but it's great to see you USAmma!

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Kama!!! banana.gif

 

ADINA!

post #157 of 179

USAmma, she is gorgeous! :love: I'm so glad to hear that she is doing so well! I'm sorry about the Celiac, but I am happy that Abi and your dh have a diagnosis. Has going GF been the magic bullet to help them feel better?

post #158 of 179

I got an email... something about IdentityCrisisMama saying I had a reputation?!?!?

post #159 of 179

Pretty funny to receive those, huh!  It means she clicked the "thumbs up" button . . . akin to "liking" someone's post on FB.

 

: )

 

Hi Everyone,

I've only been on the forums for a year and a half or so, but I've known about Mothering Magazine since I was little and was excited to receive a subscription as a gift in 2004.  I still miss the paper magazine, but am grateful for the forums!

post #160 of 179

Well, as an official old timer I'm not sure I cotton to these new-fangled idears.  (It helps if you picture me stroking my big old duck dynasty style beard when I say that.  Thanks.) 

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