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#1 of 58 Old 12-27-2007, 10:25 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I've been at MDC for a while, but I just realized that I never actually posted an introduction in the "Pleased to Meet You" forum!

I'm Ruth, a single mom to three wonderful children- a 13yo daughter, an 11yo daughter, and a 6yo son. I'm currently homeschooling my 11yo, although the other two attend school.

I'm no longer breastfeeding or cloth diapering anybody or cosleeping with any of my (not so) little ones, but I do snuggle with the 6yo before bed and first thing in the morning most days.

I mostly follow a Traditional Foods diet, although my kids' diets have lots of room for improvement. I try to minimize how many disposable products I use- we use cloth napkins, washable rags for cleaning, cloth grocery bags, etc.

I think I'm going to fit right in on MDC! :

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Never too late, I guess, eh, Ruth?



When are you an' I gonna meet up?

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Ah, "welcome" to MDC! It's a strange and wonderful place; I hope you decide to stay awhile.
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I do think you will fit in just fine!

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As of my reading this thread and replying Ruthla's post count was

30,000

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i *think* you may fit right in! :

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As of my reading this thread and replying Ruthla's post count was

30,000
No kidding. I've often wondered how she finds time to sleep. :
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Welcome to mdc!

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can't believe it only took you 30k posts to introduce yourself
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can't believe it only took you 30k posts to introduce yourself
No kidding. Imagine if we all did that.
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I have never introduced myself either, I think I'll wait a few thousand more to.

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I have never introduced myself either, I think I'll wait a few thousand more to.
Going for the ever popular "fashionably late" style?

Hey, I don't think I ever intro'd myself, either... Meh, give it another couple years, I need to find out whether I really fit in here.
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Hi Ruthla, I've been enjoying your posts for some time. I'm a newly single mom, also currently homeschooling, and also with a 6 yr old boy (and 2 yr old girl).
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As of my reading this thread and replying Ruthla's post count was

30,000
I was thinking the SAME THING!!!

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#18 of 58 Old 12-28-2007, 11:44 AM - Thread Starter
 
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As of my reading this thread and replying Ruthla's post count was

30,000
A few months ago, I realized I'd never introduced myself in this forum- I think I was replying to somebody else who was "apologizing" for making her intro so late, and it prompted me to do a search for threads started in this forum by "ruthla" and I verified that I'd never introduced myself in here (although I did plenty of introductions in the various forums I posted in a lot- primarily BF at the time. I found MDC when I was getting a lot of flack for BF a 3yo in my former online "home".)

So I decided to make my 30,000th post special and do it in here instead of TAO (talk amongst ourselves; only available to members who have been here at least 60 days and have at least 50 posts).

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Well, Ruth; I think you've started a trend of late (late...late) introductions. I don't think I ever introduced myself here either....I guess I have to wait now!

But here's the REAL question: Since you've been here longer than I have; can I really say "welcome to MDC" and not be out of place?

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But here's the REAL question: Since you've been here longer than I have; can I really say "welcome to MDC" and not be out of place?
I was thinking the same thing. So instead of "Welcome" I think I'll just say, THANK YOU. So many of your thoughts and ideas have been very helpful and inspiring to many of us here.

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#21 of 58 Old 12-28-2007, 12:20 PM - Thread Starter
 
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But here's the REAL question: Since you've been here longer than I have; can I really say "welcome to MDC" and not be out of place?
Sure- why not?

Ruth, single mommy to Leah, 19, Hannah, 18, and Jack, 12
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Ok, I'll put a welcome in as well (even though I came much later than you)!
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So instead of "Welcome" I think I'll just say, THANK YOU. So many of your thoughts and ideas have been very helpful and inspiring to many of us here.
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Happy 30K!
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Better late than never! :
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Hi Ruthla!
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Just jump right in, I'm sure you'll get the hang of it in no time.
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well you've posted more than me but I've been here longer than you LOL - Chava and I were here on the *original* board....

so I'll say :

I'm Andrea - I have three boys - 12 year old twins & an 11 year old

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Shalom

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hi mommy!
Hi Sweetie!!

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can't believe it only took you 30k posts to introduce yourself
I've got lots of time before I have to formally introduce myself.

Well Ruth, it is a pleasure to put particulars to a pillar of the MDC society!!!
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