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#61 of 108 Old 01-16-2005, 01:56 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Organization/Decluttering would very nicely fit in a 'Simplified Living' forum!

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#62 of 108 Old 01-16-2005, 10:00 PM
 
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I like "home management" best, too. While I do subscribe to the concept of simple living, I like the idea of a more open-ended forum. Some people are NOT into simple living but still need help . . .I wouldn't want anyone left out.

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I like "home management" best, too. While I do subscribe to the concept of simple living, I like the idea of a more open-ended forum. Some people are NOT into simple living but still need help . . .I wouldn't want anyone left out.
Actually, "Simple Living" sounds inspiring to me. "Home Management" sounds boring. If I was new to MDC, and didn't know what the forum was about, I don't know if I'd even look at "Home Management" while "Simple Living" would spark my interest.

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Cynthia, thanks for considering this!
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I think Home Management would be perfect. When I am trying to live frugally, cook well, live by a budget, etc., I am managing my home.

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I also wanted to thank Cynthia, Peggy and mods for taking this into consideration. And for your time.

THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!!

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I'd like to put in a vote for thr Home Management forum, with Frugal Living, G.O.O.D., Organization &c as subsections.
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Any word on how this is coming? Is it a possibility? Keep us updated!

I asked for a Frugal Living Forum, because there IS a frugal living thread that is out-of-control huge! There are such a wide range of topics being discussed, that's it's near impossible for anyone to get indepth on one subject, before a different one gets brought up. This would definatly include threads on GOOD, but is not limited to things of the home. Can also include being frugal while traveling, ideas for cheap outings, foraging (finding foods in the wilderness), and much more!! And I've yet to see a 'home management' thread be so popular for so long!

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I would love to see forums organized around frugality, simplicity, etc.

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Thinking out loud..........
I like the idea of 'Home Management', as it would cover more bases. But I agree, it could use a sexier name. I'm thinking it would also cover a lot of the stuff from Natural Home and Body Care....maybe those things could be worked into subforums somehow? If there were a subforum for natural body care, that would make it easier to find all the stuff on mama cloth, no poo, etc..
it could have also sections for money management/frugal living/GOOD, organizing/decluttering/simple living, natural cleaners/bug repellents.....not sure what else exactly, but that's generally what I'm envisioning. So there's my 2 cents, spend them how you will.
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I'd love to see a frugal living board.

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Yes, we will be placing the forum.
We're just talking over the details and organization.

Karen/PuppyFluffer suggested Mindful Home Management with subforums. I like the sound of that. What do you all think?

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for the froum
for the name

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for the froum
for the name
Been watching this thread very carefully...and I'm excited!

I agree with charmarty, 100%
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Sounds wonderful! Thank you Cynthia & Peggy!!
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YAYAYAY!!!!! That's awesome!! Thanks!!!

I still don't like the home management name because I guess it just doesn't say "forum about saving money" to me, and it's so broad. I mean, everything in MDC is about managing your things in your home isn't it?
But I'm still on board and totally grateful!! Any openings for mods? LMK

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I'm excited about the new forum! I haven't followed the whole thread.... I liked the original idea of having a place to discuss frugal living specifically, and I do like the "Mindful Home Management" because that leaves it more open to other important topics as well I think. But then would there be a subforum that IS specifically for money-saving discussion?

This is great!

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Yay!
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Karen/PuppyFluffer suggested Mindful Home Management with subforums. I like the sound of that. What do you all think?
I like!

And although, yes, in a way EVERYTHING on MDC could be considered to be about managing life in and around the home, the same could be said of everything being related to parenting, or (with very few exceptions) mothering, or... But the point of forums and their organization is, well, organization. I think things like Frugal Living and GOOD and FlyBaby discussions will all fit very nicely there where they only sort of fit elsewhere.

And I think making it Mindful Home Management helps keep the emphasis on the Natural Family Living ideas behind MDC. (So thanks for that idea, Karen! )
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Awesome - it sounds great! You guys are fast...
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What Arwyn said!
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Thanks so much! I think Mindful Home Management is fine, although I think just Home Management is fine too. I don't really care what it's called, because it is what it is regardless of its name.

Namaste!
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I agree with Arwyn and Dharmamama. I think the emphasis on "mindful" is key and I like the idea of GOOD, frugality, and even Fly Baby stuff being easily accessible in one forum. Tres cool!
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Right on!!! Thanks alot
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