Edit to add, I just found out about the magazine mothering, I had no idea. That explains a lot. Two years and I just figured out that bit, silly me!
I joined because I was looking for VBAC resources and this site was the first community besides facebook to show up in a search, on the third page of google of all things. I stay because its still better than facebook
The drama, oh man its like all the adults are here and the teenagers have taken over posting on thier mother's facebook pages. Its also a bit slower website, and I like that. Technology can move too fast these days
. I like that I can message someone, and not be scolded for taking too long to reply if I don't check in every day (coughfacebookiscrazycough)
Whats weird about me is that I like the quiet nooks in libraries, the biography shelves, the warm cup of tea with no extra anything stuff, the last box in the garage sale, the deepest reaches of the goodwill bin. Its all my thing. I love trying to save up to try the latest trendy whateversit, (used, discounted, clearance) fancy fun different things but I have no problem whatsoever reselling them to get most of my money back so I can try the next trendy mahosest. My whole family is like that and we swap mahoests all the time. Usually I am left to destash everyones everything and explain to craigslisters that, yes, I have five sets of used tires, how many did they want? I used to be into gardening, sewing, embroidry, bargain hunting, art, couponing, reading, baking (wedding cakes!)... and more.
Right now I am into a pile of laundry getting done, keeping the kitchen somewhat sanitary, and keeping three children from mangling each other all day. Did actually paint mirrors for Christmas gifts recently so that was exciting. I'm very religious, pro circ, not exceptionally crunchy (cloth diapers! wahooo! mcdonalds date night! wahoo!), have been all over on vax currently no-vax. Have also been all over on birth, with a cesarean, an unassistend VBAC at home, and a birth center birth (my vote for next time, not that I get to totally pick, but, birth center, all the way!).
I'm probably not as crunchy as the average person here. And definitely a shy person in real life (the in laws would LOVE to convert me out of that). But I love learning from more experienced mama s.
...And I like to talk alot.
Can you tell?