I hope your feeling a little better now.
I didnt go through the 4 pages to see what anyone said.
I live in NH(southern) now and grew up my whole life just 3 miles north of Boston.
I sure could use a play date, wanna move back here?(pretty shy irl about meeting people)
Where did you go backpacking? Kauai? We lived in Puna on the Big Island. My family has been there about 20 years.
I totally agree with everyone else that we're all really busy, but it's too bad that we all had to be busy when you were introducing yourself... I hope that you have a good experience with the board from now on We're pretty friendly folks around here! I'm really really crunchy, but I would never look down on anyone for their personal decisions and ways they believe are right. After all, I believe that my personal decisions are right for me and I would hate to be judged harshly for them.
I'm from Georgia originally and my family is mainstream, meat-eating - at every single meal, hospital-birthing, vaxing, circing, etc. I'm totally opposite from them, but my Mother is so supportive of all my crazy ideas! My parents used to live up here, but my mom really missed the friendliness of the Deep South so they moved back there a couple years ago. I have some relatives who live in Texas, but I don't know them very well...
I have to be getting ready for work (as always...) so yeah... welcome!
love and peace. :
: Circumcision can never be undone :
thanks for the warm welcome to you all!
hey..my family eats meat with every meal and can not do with out it too..lol. they think I'm the weirdest thing to cross their paths! my mom is the most supportive person of my descions too. i think they kept saying "it's a phase"...that hasn't passed yet. although they have never lived anywhere else but texas and would never ever leave. they think my kids names are freaky too! we are from a small small town south of san antonio...people honestly would be shocked of this place..i know i am every time my mom sends me the local paper! the woman who owns it has a daughter who was my sis's bf in high school and refuses to talk to my sis because she says she is a traitor against the president for not believing in him...and she doesn't drive a ford..i know, i know....she even calls "northern" people damn yankees! my dh loved that one!
But I really want to trade it in for something smaller. I just can't get Dimitrius to agree.
I had no problems being a vegetarian in Texas. I even ate at steak houses and found lots of yummy side dishes like baked sweet potatoes and cheese fries. I come from a long line of vegetarians though so I've never gotten much grief about it. My best friend and her family are like my 2nd family and I lived with them for years without problems. They are big time carnivores but loved when I cooked them vegetarian meals. They live in Boerne.
You are in for a lot of stress if you take it personally and have a heart attack anytime you don't get a bunch of responses. This board has ... how many hundreds of members now? and just as you're following your own personal agenda of socializing and making connections, so is every one of the other members following their own.
Jump in and start running your mouth and pretty soon people will know you by name. (Hey, it worked for me.)
Welcome to MDC.
I just wanted to say hello!
I too post on this board, but I've never really looked for anything socially here before. Anyway, I really like to read the posts here...surprised to find someone that I know
Come and check out the lynnwood playgroup at
You'll have to ask to be put onto the mailing list for playgroup locations so that you'll know where the playgroup is meeting. I plan on attending starting next thursday. The moderator's name is Jessica.
Also, you can call me anytime....I'm always up for a girls night out or playdate.
See you Monday
Our children make a study of us in a way no one else ever will. If we don't act according to our values, they will know.~Starhawk New User Agreement! http://www.mothering.com/articles/user-agreement
I'm always glad to see new members, but I don't always check out PTMY. Welcome.
Originally Posted by etoilech
Oh, for goodness sakes. Not everyone reads "pleased to meet you". Just start reading and jump in anytime. You're more likely to get a response that way.
I don't read PTMY myself, never posted there...
Hi! How funny that we bumped into eachother here! I didn't think I knew anyone here either. I am having a good time reading in the wa/or/id tribe and plan on participating in the breastfeeding day in seattle. thanks for the info on the playgroups. Talk to you monday at the park! the kids had so much fun last week. I kept hearing Chole tell Nathan that Kai was Her friend. It was so cute! see you soon!
Just wanted to welcome you, I am new here to. Sorry I live in Michigan so I'm not in hanging out distance. That is to bad cause I think we would have a lot in common. Hang in there. I'm sure things will start to look up soon!
Welcome to MDC! You're the first newbie I've welcomed. Don't you feel special?
I only joined this month but I've found MDC to be much more welcoming and friendly than a due date mommy board that I belonged to since my pregnancy. On that board, if you're not part of the in crowd you just don't get many responses to genuine questions and concerns. But just wait until some member of the clique posts something (a lot of times OT) then all the fellow clique members jump on it and the thread gets filled up. Those who aren't part of the crowd are lucky to get 2-3 responses to "Look at my baby's Halloween photos" etc. Sad. What mom wants someone to ignore her baby's cute photos. I won't name the board but I got fed up with the lame high school behavior. I'm done with popularity contests and cliques at this stage in my life, kwim. That's when I saw Mothering at the bookstore and got interested in this site. This place is HUUUGE! I mean like huge like the Himalayas. There are forums, sub forums, archives within forums. Jeez! There is so much to read. I'm learning a lot here. There's precious little time in the day to read all the threads that I want to. Anyway, didn't meant to ramble like this but it's late at night and I should probably be sleeping. I don't think anyone was ignoring you. I would say that people are focused on what interests them and many probably don't come to the newbie section of the board. Again..Welcome to MDC. Maybe we'll run into each other on the board again.
Unassisted birthing, atheist, poly, bi WOHM to 4 wonderful, smart homeschooling kids Wes (14) Seth (7) Pandora Moonlilly (2) and Nevermore Stargazer (11/2012) Married to awesome SAH DH.
Anyway, I read the whole post... but I kind of wish I wouldn't have. It made me sad. That's a lot of assumptions to make about people you don't know. Especially based on politics-- there are a lot of conservatives on MDC. Natural living and/or parenting doesn't equal liberal politics. Jumping on people for not saying welcome just seems almost contradictory. I don't understand it.
In any case, I hope you found what you were looking for, whether it was here or somewhere else.
Sorry your first post didn't get much response. I don't usually come over in this forum too often.
Please, know that you're welcome at MDC.