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#1 of 22 Old 02-14-2005, 03:03 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I haven't been to the Mothering boards in a while so I had no idea they had created a UC forum! Hooray!! I've been reading many of the posts and of course have a million thoughts I'd love to share - if I had the time! I've been so swamped with family "problems" (challenges) and my nanny business, but hopefully I can drop in and add my two cents periodically.

Someone told me the next issue of Mothering has UC info. I hope so!

Just wanted to say hello to all my fellow UCers and let you know that if nothing else, I'm here in spirit!
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We have been visited by a celebrity!! Hi Laura!!

I was so sorry to read about your family troubles. I hope things are going a bit smoother for you now.

Looking fwd t oyour posts and insights
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Yes! I hope you become more active, at least in this forum! Your advice would be invaluable, I"m sure! Your site has been very inspiring to me, even though I haven't decided if I'm going to UC or not.
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woohoo! I would also love to hear your thoughts Laura when you have the time to post. Your site (and book) have been invaluble to me on this journey! I am planning a UBAC in August and find alot of strength in the stories you've shared.

Blissful Mama to DD-(5), DS-(6) and someone new due in November!
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Persephone I highly recommend reading Lauras book. It not only helped me but my DH as well.
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Hi Laura.
Good to have you here. Your work is inspiring to me all the way over in Australia
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Hi!
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Thanks Jennie, I"ll check it out.
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I'm so glad your here! -Laura
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Glad to hear you're lurking...

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Hi Laura i've just discovered this whole forum (I'm not very computer literate) And it's amazing to see you on here. Your book that I read was inspiring .We had a UC on April 1 last year. I would love to be part of (something) about UCs and to get in contact with others here in Aotearoa :
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Hi Laura, I haven't "talked" to you in years. If there's any chance you remember me, Ha, it was I believe on misc.kids.parenting and my email was mtnmama @ geocities. com at the time.
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I remember you, Amy! Good to hear from you!

Thanks to everyone else who responded to my post! I will try to stop in more often.
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Hi Laura, I'm another one of those "don't know if you remember me's."
We spoke on the phone last April or May after my second miscarriage (I still carry around bits of your advice on an every day basis). I just wanted to let you know that I had my first baby on Feb 17 -- a very successful and wonderful UC. I was worried after my second m/c that I may have lost my nerve for uc, but I felt the call stronger than ever and kept receiving signs and reassurances that I should definitely birth my baby this way. I'm so glad I listened because it was a peak experience for both dh and me-- something we'll never forget. Your advice to me was very helpful and I just thought you'd like to know how things turned out.

I was sorry to read about your recent family "challenges". I hope you're doing well...

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Yes, I'm one of those random women you've spoken to over the years as well, but just over email. Glad to have you here!
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Congratulations, Kate!! I'm so glad to hear everything went well! And also happy that you found my words helpful.

Regarding my marital problems, David and I got back together!!! After 4 miserable months of separation, we decided to have David move in with me in my new (beautiful) place. We're feeling very happy and optimistic about our future. We want to start getting serious about our birth work, and are planning on doing a workshop this summer in CO. Yay!
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Laura that is wonderful news about you and David!! I am so glad you two are working it out

Now if I only lived closer to CO
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Woah! Laura that is great. I am so happy to hear that optimism and joy in your voice.
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Laura, that is such wonderful news!!! I'm so pleased for your family!

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Hey Laura!

Cool to see you here! I am really glad to hear things are sorting out nicely.
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HI Laura.

I met you a few years ago in Cali. YOur stories and heart continue to inspire me.

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Another Hello Laura!

I-don't-know-if-you-remember :LOL I was kandsmom13 and jessemommy at Cbirth. Liam's birthstory is on your website too

I once had your book and have since passed it on to a mother living all the way in Switzerland

I didn't know about the challenges your family was going through but I'm glad to see everything is working out.

I have to say that that was one major thing that has carried over from my UC's is taking a deep breath and saying "somehow it will all work out" and it has.

Hmm perhaps I should get working on Rhiannon's birthstory and send that over to you sometime. (procrastinate procrastinate )
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