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#1 of 26 Old 02-08-2006, 05:59 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi everyone,

I have very recently broken my addiction to Urban Baby and am hoping this will be a better place for me. I got sick of women getting attacked just for mentioning natural childbirth, vegetarianism, feminism, etc. and had to get that negativity out of my life. That is one mean group of mommies.

I'm currently 28 weeks with my first baby, long-time veggie, planning an unmedicated Bradley midwife-assisted birth center birth, and...let's see, what other crunchy credentials do I have?...well I saw about 50 Dead shows back in the day.

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#2 of 26 Old 02-08-2006, 06:06 PM
 
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Welcome! The ladies here are lovely.
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In love with Dh since 1998. We created Ds (7.1.03), Dd (10.16.06) and Dd (3.16.09).
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Wow,
I just popped in to Urbanbaby.com
It is compleatly different from MDC.
Urban Baby seemed kind of shallow.
MDC has sincerity as far as the eye can see.

Let me just say...



And



I love it here.
Everyone is so
I hope you love it too!

Me , married to , with one . I'm a birth doula. We believe in
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Welcome!
I have to tell you, MDC is the *best* site. I have been a member for less than a year, and it has already been extremely helpful to me as a parent. If I have any questions, here is where I go. The moms here really put themselves out for each other. It's not just information, there is a lot of very genuine emotional support.
I hope you enjoy it!
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Hi there and welcome!
Sure you'll love it here, jump right in
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Welcome to MDC! I have to say, for mamas like me that are less than crunchy, more jsut a bit crispy, it's still a very welcoming, supportive place to be, post and learn. Hope you find what you're looking for here. (And since you are already relatively crunchy, have you checked out the CD'ing threads yet? I bet you'll love it there.....
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Hello and welcome to MDC! I have a feeling you're gonna love it here

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I read about Urban Baby in the NY Times awhile back. I think it's safe to say that mentions of Bugaboo strollers are rare to non-existent in these parts. Hope you enjoy it here.
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I think you'll find the MDC community very supportive and insightful. Welcome!
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Wow, yeah googled UB (I am not going to bad mouth another board, really! I mean it!!!)

Yuck.

Much nicer here, I promise. Welcome!~ I have posted here since 2001 and love it still!

Shelley, mom to dd 5/19/01, ds 9/06/02, and ds 4/01/07.  Lost babe 4/09

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You'll feel very welcome here, if you don't feel welcome by someone, then you can put them on your ignore list.
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Googled Urbanbaby too...you'll feel at home here!
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urban baby doesn't seem very... nice...

I know, that was pretty negative... I hope you'll find that we're (mostly) positive parenting folks around here!

There is great diversity and amazing tolerance on these boards, I've learned so much and truly I wonder what kind of "mama" I'd be without MDC.

Warmest Welcome! from me to you, and as someone already said - visit the Cloth Diapering forums!!!!

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HI welcome to MDC. I am long time lurker and love it here.
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Welcome to MDC!

anna kiss partner to jon radical mama to aleks (8/02) and bastian (5/05)
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