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post #81 of 155
That is some gorgeous stuff . love love love them all. i wish i could collect something like that but i love looking at what everyone has. i'm a newbie here but i would love to buy some of your fluff . i'm so scared dd's going to pt before i have a chance to put a fussybutt on her sweet little bottom :LOL :
post #82 of 155
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Originally Posted by simonee
Well, pampered definitely (pun unintentional), but not selfish, no, not if you fairy some of that stash off anyway. I mean, the thread is about getting rid of a bunch, and somehow I was getting the impression that you were going to sell it all, while of course the ideals of Mothering, CD-ing and natural living would really match the idea of reducing consumerism and, hence, sharing your abundance with the less lucky mamas of which there are quite a few here.

I think this is a wonderful idea Simonee.

If people had ventured around and about MDC long enough they would know that this idea is symetrical to many threads we have had on MDC.

Including the Needy Moms thread we have had two years in a row, the quilt thread we had for a mama who lost her son, the mission to create a 1000 paper cranes for an ill mama, the online baby showers we have thrown etc. et al.

Life ain't all about money.

But I know I am in the minority opinion about that here so I will keep that opinion short and sweet.

Good on ya' for bringing it up though.....
post #83 of 155
: So, out you mamas who are throwing the stones, what have you given away this year? :
post #84 of 155
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Originally Posted by goodcents
I think this is a wonderful idea Simonee.

If people had ventured around and about MDC long enough they would know that this idea is symetrical to many threads we have had on MDC.

Including the Needy Moms thread we have had two years in a row, the quilt thread we had for a mama who lost her son, the mission to create a 1000 paper cranes for an ill mama, the online baby showers we have thrown etc. et al.

Life ain't all about money.

But I know I am in the minority opinion about that here so I will keep that opinion short and sweet.

Good on ya' for bringing it up though.....

Huh??
Life isn't all about money?
Are you sure? Cause the majority of us here think it is.
post #85 of 155
Kindermama search my threads - you will find alot of giving going on.

And why be so tart about it?

You act as if charity is a bad thing.
post #86 of 155
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Originally Posted by stacey31
Huh??
Life isn't all about money?
Are you sure? Cause the majority of us here think it is.
I KNOW!!!!

Have you seen this joint lately?


And I did.









Get your sarcasm.



But it is true you know. There are MANY moms here who do think life is all about money. And it has been evidenced on many a thread. Including this one.



Why in the world people would be so pissed about someone suggesting charity is really indicative of what I am talking about.
post #87 of 155
Ugh. I have never thought that any moms on this board think that money is everything. I have thought though, that some moms are bitter & resentful of what what others have.
post #88 of 155
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Originally Posted by stacey31
I have thought though, that some moms are bitter & resentful of what what others have.
See I have never seen that.


But I guess it depends on what forums you float in.


The only bitter and resentful message I received was from those who are angry simonee suggested some charitable giving.


Interested to know how do you equate the two.
post #89 of 155
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Originally Posted by stacey31
Ugh. I have never thought that any moms on this board think that money is everything. I have thought though, that some moms are bitter & resentful of what what others have.

Based on your theory, what would you hypothesize my objection to be, being that, well. . let's just say . . 'I can have anything I want'?
post #90 of 155
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by goodcents
I think this is a wonderful idea Simonee.

If people had ventured around and about MDC long enough they would know that this idea is symetrical to many threads we have had on MDC.

Including the Needy Moms thread we have had two years in a row, the quilt thread we had for a mama who lost her son, the mission to create a 1000 paper cranes for an ill mama, the online baby showers we have thrown etc. et al.

Life ain't all about money.

But I know I am in the minority opinion about that here so I will keep that opinion short and sweet.

Good on ya' for bringing it up though.....
Again, you assuming that I don't know anything about what you have just mentioned. Actually I sponsored three families this past Christmas here on MDC, including Hyena diapers and covers and toys and books and lots of clothes. I did one family there year before. I sent in cranes too. And yeah, I have participated in online showers, given away fluff to needy mamas, etc. and I know all about the Quilt for NM. I have paypaled MDC moms in need. Not to mention all the volunteer work I have done out here.

Do I really need to list everything I have done? Man... its not like I have a garage full of Hummers! I am not sure why it isn't ok to have a big ol' yummy stash. It's not like these were made with child labour. They were made by fellow MDC mamas (mostly). Why is it not ok to spend money with them?
post #91 of 155
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Originally Posted by May May
Got Stuff?
now that was rude.

kate, that is one beautiful stash of diapers.
post #92 of 155
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Originally Posted by Kindermama
: So, out you mamas who are throwing the stones, what have you given away this year? :
Who's throwing stones? Defensive much?

Since you're taking notes, though, here's a short list of what I've given away this year:

1) One infant carseat, new in the unopened box.
2) Two new slings
3) Current edition engineering and science textbooks
4) Phone and gas cards (to servicemember's families)
5) A new breast pump
6) Furniture, linens, and household items to a family whose house burnt completely to the ground
7) Care packages to Afganistant and Iraq - four or five, I've lost track
8) Several dozen tomatoes, squash, peppers from our garden to an underemployed family
9) A sewing machine to a friend who wanted to WAH
10) About a dozen cloth dipes. Flats.

And no, I am not rich. I am a SAHM married to a grad student. And yet we find ourselves with plenty to give.

But this is not the point. The point is that this one mom works hard and enjoys the luck to revel in a lovely surplus. Suggesting how lovely it would be if some where given away is not making the assumption that no giving has ever happened and it is not casting stones and it is not bitter or resentful. It is merely a reminder that we are so fortunate to enjoy such beautiful things and we'd do well not to forget other moms who aren't so lucky. Donate or don't, but flipping out at the suggestion seems to me to suggest that the thought is putting some in an uncomfortable personal place vis-a-vis giving.
post #93 of 155
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Originally Posted by goodcents


The only bitter and resentful message I received was from those who are angry simonee suggested some charitable giving.
the post was more than a "suggestion" for charitable giving. she indicated that the op was not selfish if she gave away some her stash. the implication is that she IS selfish if she doesn't. that's not cool.
post #94 of 155
: righto binxsmon, it was the "if" that got me too
post #95 of 155
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Originally Posted by spatulagirl
Again, you assuming that I don't know anything about what you have just mentioned. Actually I sponsored three families this past Christmas here on MDC, including Hyena diapers and covers and toys and books and lots of clothes. I did one family there year before. I sent in cranes too. And yeah, I have participated in online showers, given away fluff to needy mamas, etc. and I know all about the Quilt for NM. I have paypaled MDC moms in need. Not to mention all the volunteer work I have done out here.

Do I really need to list everything I have done? Man... its not like I have a garage full of Hummers! I am not sure why it isn't ok to have a big ol' yummy stash. It's not like these were made with child labour. They were made by fellow MDC mamas (mostly). Why is it not ok to spend money with them?

good on ya' for your participation here and elsewhere spatula. and you may be privy to the charity happenings here on MDC - but others clearly are not.

what i am confused about was why simonee was jumped on for her suggestion. i don't think it was rude or uncalled for.
post #96 of 155
Be confused no longer, goodcents. Binxsmom just cleared it up quite succinctly. ....Kate is only unselfish IF she now gives part of her diaper stash away.....? :
post #97 of 155
Thread Starter 
well, I think it was her saying that "IF" I gave away then I wouldn't be selfish but if I chose to sold then I was. And that I was pampered, that kind of got to me a little. As if I am sitting eating grapes at the computer hitting refresh while a maid cleans my house and a nanny watches the kids.

While I do think she said it nicer than most might have, I am wondering why I need gentle reminding about giving? I am a big girl and can figure that out on my own. She doesn't even know me or know what I do or what I give away. And really, even if I chose to give nothing away and was mean rotten person who inflated the prices and refused to sell anything for less than retail, that's my problem isn't it? No one elses?
post #98 of 155
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Originally Posted by Butterflymom
Be confused no longer, goodcents. Binxsmom just cleared it up quite succinctly. ....Kate is only unselfish IF she now gives part of her diaper stash away.....? :

This is the original quote:

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Wow. I hope you can find it in yourself to share some of that luxury with mamas who aren't quite as privileged!

I see neither an implied nor an implicit IF anywhere in there.

Methinks you doth protest too much.
post #99 of 155
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by simonee
Well, pampered definitely (pun unintentional), but not selfish, no, not if you fairy some of that stash off anyway. I mean, the thread is about getting rid of a bunch, and somehow I was getting the impression that you were going to sell it all, while of course the ideals of Mothering, CD-ing and natural living would really match the idea of reducing consumerism and, hence, sharing your abundance with the less lucky mamas of which there are quite a few here.
It was this comment. Not her original
post #100 of 155
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Originally Posted by goodcents
good on ya' for your participation here and elsewhere spatula. and you may be privy to the charity happenings here on MDC - but others clearly are not.
Word.



Quote:
Originally Posted by spatulagirl
And really, even if I chose to give nothing away and was mean rotten person who inflated the prices and refused to sell anything for less than retail, that's my problem isn't it? No one elses?
Actually, I see that as untrue. Human behavior is highly contagious.. we are all connected and everything we do and say reverberates throughout humanity.
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