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post #261 of 455
From Mom2six:
"Maybe my mind is playing tricks on me. But what the archives show as the mainpage is not the incarnation that I remember. Wasn't there an 'inbetween' stage from the early boards and before the 'new-new' boards of today? I think it was a purple board that said 'mothering' at the top? Slightly more expanded than the 5 topics from 1999? ETA - found it. this was the 'new and improved' purple board that crashed in 2001. There was a different one before that that looked like this"



Wow! I never thought I'd see *that* again! Thats the lean mean Mothering discussion machine I remember!!!


And a big hello to flamin' ivan's mama!!! :LOL
post #262 of 455
Well, Irish, if I counted up all my posts from pre-crash thru the incarnates, I'd be over 10,000, but nowhere near 20.

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Originally Posted by Justice2
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Originally Posted by bellasmum
Ahhhhhh. JW. . Nice to see you. I think my soul just breathed a sigh of relief.
Mine too!
You'll find me in vaccination. I've learned better how to keep my mouth shut.

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JW is that really you????
Unfortunately, yes It's alright to bury my "identity" here as its unlikely this thread will be kept. Things have changed not just here, but in the wide wide world, and it pays to try to keep under the radar.

Charmarty
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JW!!!! Oh how I miss you!!!!!!
Hey, I am still here, and you can still contact me. As to being God-mothers, god forbid

Simonee, you so make me laugh... don't hide under your shrub, now...

Signing off as the Old Grey Nag from the upstream swimmers.

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Only dead fish go with the flow.
post #263 of 455
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Originally Posted by sparrow
HB-- back when you worked at the bookstore? is that when you were still sporting that sexy mohawk?
Oh yes. And leaning against the door post. How funny!!!!
post #264 of 455
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Originally Posted by Momtezuma Tuatara
Oh yes. And leaning against the door post. How funny!!!!


Oh my...I forgot about that!! Briss, post your mohawk pic again!
post #265 of 455
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Originally Posted by sohj
...pie, Stonehenge, ElCaseyS, SoHappy, Yammer, Alexander, Insider, .........................
What good memories you all have for names!

I used to love the Just Wondering vs Nursing Mother spats too - such different personalities but so similar.

Sigh........this thread is making me really nostalgic.
post #266 of 455
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Originally Posted by tracymom
I just searched for my username and found that I did not make my first post until about two months after I registered. Hmmm...now there's something we don't see much these days.

ETA: Well, make that a month and a half. I thought I came in Feb. :

tracymom,when I hear about some of the arguments in other forums here, I have wondered sometimes if the new moms have read the magazine ever or have lurked to see what kind of parenting board this is. It must be a bit of a shock for some to stumble in here and find out this isn't a regular parenting board.

I came last May, and thought I'd be shy about posting...but well,

I had my first ds in 1988, joined LLL and found Mothering mag all in that year. I was a subscriber for years, so knew what would be here...well, I'll admit I did expect it to be more gentle education in the ways of AP/NFL...and had not considered there would be trolls, bashing, and it never occurred to me that it would be more mainstream...but...I have seen how much the magazine has changed over the years and so I shouldn't be surprised. I still have a few old favorite copies tucked in with a few baby clothes I have saved. I suppose longing for the old board is much like longing for the way the magazine was a long time ago.

I am not a really crunchy mama...but I liked the "stretching" that came from learning something different and then trying these things in my own home. And LLL and Mothering were a couple of the only places I got support for the way I was trying to raise my babies.

I am rambling...I hope the new mamas that come can see the good things here...and that the old time mamas and papas will come out of lurkdom more often.
post #267 of 455
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Originally Posted by Britishmum
I used to love the Just Wondering vs Nursing Mother spats too - such different personalities but so similar.
And you know? We're very good friends. And I think that we could argue so defiantly, because both of us always listened carefully, and dealt with the hard issues front up, with honesty. And never held differences against each other. No matter the fight, we always made up, because both of us knew that the most important thing in the world was understanding, honesty and integrity. And accepting the differences and rejoicing in the similarities.

After all, if we were all clones, how boring would the world be?
post #268 of 455
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Originally Posted by mama ganoush
I remember when Yammer gave hb a run for his money for the Head Boy of flippant hilarity.
I miss Yammer, and Willow....I was on a hiatus when Yammer left/got banned or whatever it is that happened.
post #269 of 455
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Originally Posted by simonee
I registered right after the crash, I was like the only not-longtimer for a while. I've been here for a long time, but I don't recognize all the "real old-timer" names on this thread. The night I read the endless discussions about TCS, between JW and Larsy, was the night my parenting changed forever.
Wasn't Larsy the same person as Nettie - and Susan?
post #270 of 455
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Originally Posted by tinybutterfly
tracymom,when I hear about some of the arguments in other forums here, I have wondered sometimes if the new moms have read the magazine ever or have lurked to see what kind of parenting board this is. It must be a bit of a shock for some to stumble in here and find out this isn't a regular parenting board.

I've wondered that too.
post #271 of 455
Hey everyone it's mamapie here.

I never got to one thousand. When I got to like, three thousand, I was getting so much crap that Cynthia kindly cut me off at the knees and set me back to one thousand.

I was the first one to get the senior member title on these boards though. I wish I could remember my title. Posting juggernaut was it, that's right. Briss came up with it.

I miss seeing many of you. THere are some of you that I PMd with a lot and I can't remember your names anymore. I remember a mama in Australia and her husband had to have soft butter and they sold soft butter that could be refrigerated in Australia and I couldn't find that here. Or maybe it was New Zealand?

I just remember silly things like that.

My son is nearly SIX now. He's been weaned almost two years! He is doing very well at school, although I am having to advocate strongly for him. He is receiving special ed under the dx of autism. He's beautiful, talkative, making friends... He is now on a special diet (GFCF and all natural) and it has done wonders. Thanks Lala, Sunny and Chan for helping me so much with this.

I see so many of you that I knew when I was a newbie and you guys were old school regularly. I miss the lot of you though, even the ones who made me nuts.

I remember turning THIRTY on this board. My god.

I'm glad it's still here. I don't keep up but you know, if the mainstream people don't show up there's no chance that they'll learn about other ways. The ultimate goal to me is FOR AP to become mainstream. I want all children to be raised gently. It's not like it should be an exclusive club or something.
post #272 of 455
I mean I never got to ten thousand. Wanna I think you are thinking of somewhere else lol.
post #273 of 455
oh hey you guys, the links here are live and have pages behind them...take a look *sniff*

http://web.archive.org/web/200106212...=45&LastLogin=

it seems to be the only forum with pages behind the links....you can see the topics in TAO etc but nothing behind the link
post #274 of 455
I lurked a lot wayyyy back when pre-crash and it was too radical for me at the time, I wasn't ready to grow and change so I stopped lurking. Then lurked some more again when I was bored one day and by this time it was the purple board, then finally came here to stay after I needed some vax info, by this time I was already changing some and have changed much more since I've been here as a regular. It would be really cool if we could read the old posts under that web archive, now some of that stuff I would be interested in now!
post #275 of 455
hey all, daisymae here. this thread is bringing back the memories!
why am I afraid to post? :LOL
post #276 of 455
I'm not from "way back when", and even now with more than 5000 posts, and being here for 2 plus years, i still sometimes feel like a "newbie".

I recognize many of you....


But Hilary, dearest Hilary....when i was freaking out about the small pox and anthrax vaccine, she calmed me down, and practically saved my life. My hospital was going to require all ER staff to be vaccinated and threatened termination if we didnt comply....I had convinced myself that if i was vaccinated that i would die. I did not get the vaccination and advocated for those who didnt want them also....I used the information she gave me....i still have her in my datebook, and i thought of her just yesterday as i was filling in my new datebook (i was combining two into one)....and i found her under "M", not because her name begins with "M", but because i put her under "mommy message board"....and just to make sure, i also put her under "V" for Vaccines.
post #277 of 455
*Hugs Pie, Daisy and jaylind**
post #278 of 455
http://web.archive.org/web/200106291...ML/000010.html

this one gives me the chills

I agree about Hilary. You can say what you liming want to say about her, but she is a wonderful resource and I am also grateful to her for helping me see my way out of the darkest days of my parenting when my son was constantly ill and behaving very poorly. I learned that it wasn't all me, that there could be medical reasons for it. That even though his ped was Dr. Sears I couldn't just take his word for stuff. I had to research myself.

She's not old enough yet but someday she should be honored in Mothering as a living treasure.
post #279 of 455
Pie by any other name tastes just as sweet.

Thanks for the link, love. We don't see too much of that anymore...
post #280 of 455
That will never happen pieface. For many reasons, but not least of which because I wouldn't allow it to happen.

Like I've said many times, I'm just a shovel, who shovels information from one pile to another. Any'ole spade can do that. Being in the right place at the right time means nothing. Thousands others would be there were I not.

Anyway, my only read advice to anyone about anything has always been, if it doesn't feel right, don't do it.
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