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#1 of 25 Old 06-30-2007, 08:24 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi! I'm RetroGeekGirl. I'm 30 y.o., living with my partner and our dog. We don't have any kids yet, and won't be TTC for at least a few more years. I want to transition to a healthier, more natural lifestyle before we bring children into our lives. I'm here because this board seems like a friendly bunch of people, and a good place to learn.
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#2 of 25 Old 06-30-2007, 08:25 PM
 
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There are a lot of mamas here, but the board is by no means exclusive. There are teens, fathers, future parents of both genders, activists, grandparents. . . .

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RetroGeekGirl, I'm here and I'm not a mama - I seem to be quite welcomed! Sometimes I am called "mama" in a casual way (such as "thanks, mama!" when I complete a trade, etc) but it's easy enough to correct people.

I stick to Frugality & Finances, the Pets forum, arts & crafts, health & healing and the food-related forums for the most part but sometimes I branch out if I see something interesting somewhere else!

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It's OK if you're not a mama yet. Before I had DS, I lurked on here and learned a lot.

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just beacuse your not a mama yet doesn't mean you don't know what's right. and you'll be a mama someday and you can get a wealth of info from everyone here.

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Welcome!

I'm also new to the boards and also not yet a mama. There just seems to be a wealth of information on this board and a good place to be.
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I'm not a mama yet but I love it here

I've learned a lot

Hope you will enjoy it here



p.s. there is a tribe for not mamas yet in the finding your tribe forum

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I wish I would have found MDC forums before I was a mama. There's tons of stuff I've learned here that I wish I would have learned before my sons were born. (Especially from the Case Against Circumcision thread...)
There is so much great knowledge shared on these boards; I feel like I wasted so much time at the library and on mis-information from other sources. So anyway....WELCOME.
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That's great that you are here!


Welcome!

Mama to my spirited J, and L, my homebirth: baby especially DTaP, MMR (family vax injuries)
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Welcome to MDC!

Any misspellings or grammatical errors in the above statement are intentional;
they are placed there for the amusement of those who like to point them out.
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Just FYI there is a tribe for you!

Not Mamas...YET!!!!! You are just in time to catch the begining of the July edition.
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You won't believe how much there is to learn...nothing wrong with starting early!
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Thank you! I'll check out that tribe thread.
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Welcome to MDC!!!

Of course non-mamas are welcome here!

Ruth, single mommy to Leah, 19, Hannah, 18 (commuting to college), and Jack, 13(homeschooled)
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Perfectly OK to be a non-mama!

Welcome!

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I started visiting MDC before I was a mother. Great way to learn and be inspired. Welcome.
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Hi! I wish more of my not-mama friends would come to MDC. Welcome to you!!!

♥ blogger astrologer mom to three cool kiddos, and trying to figure out this divorce thing-- Blossom and Glow ♥

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I am not-a-real-mama (I teach so I get to give them back). I came here to check out the yarn craft thread per my sister's request and ended up staying. People are very nice and helpful here. Welcome!
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I'm so glad you asked that question! I'm 38 and live in Hampshire, UK, recently engaged. I just joined yesterday and I'm not a mum either, probably never will be. I did wonder if I'd be welcome at MDC, but joined because I found a thread that interested me about relationship issues. No one has replied to my posts yet, but I'm hoping I'll make contact with folks I have stuff in common with. Even for mums, there must be life outside mothering, eh? Welcome to ya.
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Welcome to the community! Glad that you're here! :

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