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#1 of 57 Old 09-12-2014, 11:44 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Why do you belong on mothering?

Lets get to the juicy stuff. Why are on here? On mothering.com I mean (and not some other due date club)? Tell me why you're weird

I'm a full time traveling mama (currently in an RV), UC, AP, cloth diapers, no-vaxing, unschooling, been on mothering since 07. I have the most amazing '12 due date club that is still super active on FB now, and big hopes this group is going to be great.

So let hear the good bits first Who are ya'll?
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ok, ill bite =) I am a dreddie mom, no vax, homeschooling, cloth diapering mom to 4. We are kosher organic veggietarians who oppose most things that have an 'ism' to it... I have a 5 yo girl, 2 yo boy, and 8 month twins and I have no friends. Seriously, not one. I live in Tel Aviv (israel), an ocean away from my family and im really lonely. I hate where I live, and I want to be a better mom, so its always nice to find like-minded people, and even if we arent like minded, its sure a whole lot more like minded than anyone around me. but thats just the short of it, I always want to write more but there is usually someone over here needing a diaper or food or something from mom. this time, the twins are waking up from a late nap and I have to go try and get their diapers changed before my mother video calls us on the computer.
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I couldn't imagine being in a mainstream DDC. I'd have nothing to talk about! LOL! We are a family of whole-foods vegans, cloth diapers back when munchkin was still in 'em, part-time elimination communication back then, too (and it worked! she was out of diapers at 16 months in the day time, and 18 months at night!), earth-loving agnostic-leaning atheists, part-time travelers (I just can't sit still! Since getting together 5 years ago, my husband and I have never lived in one place longer than a year, and I moved around even more often than that before we hooked up!), hoping to feel like settling down when we move to an intentional community so we can live close to like-minded people (because we, too, don't really have many friends and those friends we do have, live far away!), want to grow our own food and rescue farm animals, unschooling, homebirthing, extended breastfeeding, husband builds wooden Waldorf toys (among other things), and I'm a midwife!
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OK - well, I'm old (42) :-), I live in rural Alaska off grid, I unschool and we are about to move into a school bus and travel around the country. We're earth-loving, whole foods non-vegans and I'm a little sick of the homesteading life, so we're getting the heck out of here and going to see some of the world. Hoping to get to France by next winter. I don't do ec, per se, but have my own relaxed method, which seems to work.n I've homebirthed, hospital birthed, water birthed, you name it. I am a birth anthropologist according to my last midwife. So, yeah - I guess, I'm now a crunchy mom of 9.
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Gah, it gets so snarky in the mainstream DDCs. I love it over here. My dd was born at home,
cloth diapered, is "still" nursing two weeks shy of her fourth birthday, and every now and then is still worn on my back in a sling. We have dreams of hitting the road full time in our trailer that needs to be mostly rebuilt. We live in SoCal and have a great tribe of like minded mama friends, but I am desperate to get out of the suburbs and into some real nature. My children will be learning at home, but I'm still trying to figure out how that will look and what will work best for us. I like child led learning and unschooling, but I fear I might be too much of a slacker to provide the right tools and environment for them. I might need the structure of a Waldorf type curriculum. For now, I just need to get through the first trimester so I can spend more quality time with her.
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I found mothering in '06, after following my gut with my first (went on a hospital tour at 36wks pregnant and left in tears because it felt so wrong- found a midwife, had him at home). Breastfeeding and cloth just made sense. I couldn't bear to sleep apart from him, so our crib became a glorified hamper. I don't know how I stumbled across mothering, but when I did I was like "Hey, we do that! It has a name too (attachment parenting), who knew?!" From there I read up on EC and have EC'd both my boys.

A mainstream DDC would make my blood curdle.
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I'm not quite as crunchy as your average MDC-er, but I like it here anyway. Our own babies were born at home, we believe in full-term breastfeeding, we cloth diaper, and aim for a simple life for our kids for the most part. It has been a nice community here so far and so I stay.

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I've been on MDC forever. I was in a DDC with both of my girls and I'm still in contact with many of the group members.

I'm an extended breastfeeder, home-birther, co-sleeper, anti-vac, and anti-circ. My family eats whole, organic food whenever possible and we eat limited grains. My dh feels the best when he eats a paleo-type diet (with dairy), so I make most meals grain free.

In the past several years we sold our house in OR, bought an awesome converted school bus RV, traveled the US, arranged our lives to move to Brazil and now we are currently living on the central coast of Brazil. We moved here to potentially join an intentional community, but after staying there for 2 months it didn't work out and we moved to a near-by town. There are a ton of alternative type expats here and we are thinking about buying a large piece of property and potentially starting our own community. After traveling for several years and moving around a lot, we are all very ready to settle down. Traveling in an RV is interesting, but it's very hard to work on the road and it gets old fast. We plan on staying here for a long time. The weather is perfect, the beaches are lovely and the people are friendly.
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I started posting on Mothering in my first DDC, August 2012. I'm definitely one of the more mainstream people here - we vaccinate, I work full-time, we use disposable diapers - but I still think we're pretty crunchy. My husband is a SAHD, I believe very strongly in not circumcising, we're still nursing away at 2 years...so, who knows. I like it here!
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itsybistyspider and Abraisme do you have facebook? I would love to follow you! I am also a semi-traveler. here is where to find me- https://www.facebook.com/AngAlexander21


As for the topic- I have been on mothering since I was pregnant 12 years ago with my first- I actually just got in a bitch fight today on baby-center over my views.... yo...

I am a home-birthing, extended breast feeding, co-sleeping, non-vaxing, homeschooling crazy! I don't fit in with the norm of the world...
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I started posting on Mothering in my first DDC, August 2012. I'm definitely one of the more mainstream people here - we vaccinate, I work full-time, we use disposable diapers - but I still think we're pretty crunchy. My husband is a SAHD, I believe very strongly in not circumcising, we're still nursing away at 2 years...so, who knows. I like it here!
Anyone who has a child named Atticus is cool with me- even if you don't cloth diaper!
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Crayon, sorry I didn't respond to your email, I just read it yesterday and I hadn't gotten around to it yet.

I have a FB page to document our travels. 'The Birdies in Brazil'
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Awesome!! I just liked it :-D I am starting one for our family here soon. We are actually heading back to Florida- from Michigan- for 2 months on the 29th- so I am trying to get my blog set up.
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I just recently joined mothering when we started ttc #3 . Both of my girls were born at home in water. I found cloth diapering when odd was 6 months old and have cloth diapered on and off since then because of rashes and buildup issues. I just started preschool with my 4 year old at home. 100 ez lessons and the rod & staff ABC set. We do a little of that each day, but mostly freehand color and read stories. We eat as naturally as we can afford, but still end up with some cheap junk to get by. Colloidal silver, coconut oil and arnica gel are our most used owie items. I would love to have a composter barrel, rain barrel and edible landscaping, but those are things that we haven't gotten to yet.

I am looking to spending this pregnancy with like minded mommas!
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I too could not cut it on a mainstream DDC. I'm BFing my 19mo, she was born at home in a birth tub, we will not circ, cloth diaper 75% of the time, selective/delayed vaccine schedule. I work full time but my husband is a SAHD.
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That pretty much sums it up.
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Crayon you seem familiar to me...I'm not sure why but I am certain we have interacted over here on MDC before...

I am on mothering because I don't fit anywhere else.
We have hospital birthed, home water birthed, used sposies, cloth diapered, are anti-vax and anti-circ, co-sleep, extended breastfed, homeschooled for 3 years but are sending our son back to public school this year (if the teacher strike ever ends)...etc.
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I started posting intermittently on MDC after my dd was born. I was/am
a member of a mainstream DDC for that birth month and I really adore some of those ladies :heart: but I'm looking forward to an overall more like-minded community.

We breastfeed, cloth diaper and don't vaccinate, we love homeopathy and natural remedies, and are starting to learn more about EOs. We eat a whole foods diet as often as possible. We babywear (although not as often nowadays - dd had been adventurous since birth and she would rather be exploring most of the time) and did co-sleep briefly but dd was pretty much over it by about 2 months old, much to my dismay. My birth was all natural at a freestanding birth center and this time I am considering a home birth. I had a great experience but it was a fast labor and I think I'd prefer to just do it at home if I can help it. My baby was almost accidentally born at home last time anyway.

I'm happy to have found a tribe of fellow weirdos!
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I'm on MDC because I always have been, lol. I joined back when my almost-9yo was a tiny baby. I am nowhere near as crunchy as I used to be (or as many of you are) but I follow my instincts and do what works for us. I've had two unassisted homebirths (1 planned, one not - baby beat the midwife), I breastfeed for 2-3 years, cosleep til toddlerhood, eat healthy, don't circ, limit screentime and avoid electronic toys... Used to cloth diaper but stopped after baby #3, too much laundry, and homeschooled for 2 years. I mostly lurk on a mainstream board just to eat popcorn and watch the drama
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I'm on Mothering because anywhere else, all they talk about is the tests they took and the latest weekly u/s, and all sorts of frightening things. I love that in Mothering I can find other women who choose minimal interventions, home births, no circ/no vax (or selective), etc. I've also noticed that on Mothering the women seem to be more educated about birth, child-rearing, and other subjects dear to me. We CD'ed and did EC, eat organic whole foods (DH is pescatarian but I went back to eating pastured meat and chicken while TTC), and of course I'm a Montessori teacher who also loves a lot of Waldorf and Reggio ideas.

So glad to see that in this DDC there are several low-intervention mommas!

@wombjuice - We were in the same DDC in January 2012 when we had our little ones! I remember your signature! You were studying to be a midwife, right?
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I am 60 yrs old. My Father was a DC. I was born at home, breastfed, clothdiapered, fed raw vegan, nonvaxed. I noticed the difference in many ways; once was when I went through my baby book and the first foods page was blank, the vaccine page and pediatric page was blank, and so was the hospital page. I knew I was just different from most people in my society and community.

I bought my first mothering magazine the month I graduated from college and got married.

I bought a subscription and waited anxiously for the next issue each three (later two) months. I would have loved to be in a due date club or communicate with like minded moms. I met homebirth moms close by but many moved on. I joined LLLI, but many moms moved on or went to work. I have been constantly building up my support group and making new friends as people move because of jobs or lack of jobs.

I had my children at home, breastfed, raw vegan, nonvaxed, and we had our own compost pile and a garden. I am here because I am still learning. It was difficult growing up with a POV as my family had. I could not go to a birthday party or just visit because I was not allowed to eat "bad food". It was quite unique. I marvel at being able to buy almond milk in the store, recalling how my family had bought barrels of almonds, ground them up and soaked them in hot water to make homemade almond milk. I love the taste and it brings back memories.

My husband and I discussed selling everything and traveling around the country. I would have loved that, but he became ill and traveling was out of the question. He died 11 yrs ago. My children are grown and have done the inevitable and made me a grandmother. It would be nice to share this honor with my DH, but it is not meant to be. I have still traveled and I enjoy meeting new people. Yes, I am really different, I have lived a very different life and that is wonderful. And I love logging in to MDC.
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Paraphrased from "Forrest Gump".

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I'm on here because I birth outside of hospitals (two birth center births, hoping for a homebirth this time,) I breastfeed until they're well over two years old, I cloth diaper, do baby-led weaning/delayed solids, selectively vax, no circ, babywear (though not nearly as much as some people, I've realized!), will likely be homeschooling (DS1 is 4.5), don't use artificial birth control, and try to eat clean/organic as much as possible.

Sooo yeah... I can't be on babycenter without dying a little inside
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@applejuice - I also wasn't allowed to go to birthday parties because of all the crap they served! We were hard-core macrobiotic and my mom would send us kale salad, brown rice nori balls, and home-pressed carrot juice for lunch. It was the best thing she ever did for my health, education, and outlook on life - although it didn't win me any points socially. And she also made our own nut milk back before such things were popular.
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Thank you, montessorimama1

I recall a friend making brownies when I was visiting; I politely refused, and then I was very curtly told that it was not poison.

Yes, I never won any social brownie points that way!

"Vaccines are like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get - acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy, allergies, anaphylaxis, asthma, autoimmune disease, diabetes, eczema, petit/gran mal seizures, fibromyalgia, Henoch-Schonlein purpua, Dravet's Syndrome, Retts Syndrome, Sweet's Syndrome, Hughes Syndrome, encephalitis, speech delay, tics, neurological damage, coma, ADEM, ADHD, AFP, ASIA, CFS, CRPS, GBS, ITP, JPA, JRA, LGS, LKS, MS, OMS, ORS, PANDAS, PANS, PINTANDS, POF, POTS, RA, SIDS, SJS, SLE, SPD, SUDS, TPI, the disease one is being vaccinated against, or death."

Paraphrased from "Forrest Gump".

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I birth at home, extended breastfeed, have been homeschooling for eight years now, don't vax (I don't call myself anti-vax, I just choose not to), don't circ, use cloth diapers (in fact, I make my own!), use cloth menstrual products (again, I make them! and... crunchy giddiness only like company would understand -- I can't wait to use my postpartum cloth again!), garden, and generally try to live with the least amount of negative footprint possible.
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Well...I'm on Mothering because I was searching for other "crunchy" moms. I'm the crunchiest person I know IRL, but of course on Mothering, that makes me about in the "mid-crunchy" range. ;-)

I birth naturally (or as much as possible in the hospital). Two of my three births were planned homebirths and the first one didn't go through because of insurance/out of pocket cost issues (we just couldn't afford it at the time, and thought our insurance would cover more than NONE of it!) The other one didn't happen because I had to transfer care in week 38 of my pregnancy due to low iron. My LM could no longer legally attend my birth.

I practice extended breastfeeding, non-vaxing, my two boys are intact and we partially cloth diapered babies two and three (CD'ing wasn't even on my radar with my first.)

We eat primarily a whole foods/traditional diet with a few exceptions (so we're probably in the 80/20 range). I regularly make my own bone broth, kombucha and soaked bread. I drink raw milk and eat lots of grass-fed butter. And we all take our FCLO/BO. :-) (Well, except DH). I'm always trying to improve this, and even are eating much better than we were a year ago. :-)

We homeschool, and limit our screen time (though everyone is indulging more these days while I deal with early pregnancy!) One of these days I would like to start to grow my own food, even if it's starting with a small herb garden (we live in a small upstairs apartment).

But that's about it. I love the support I find here for having a "hands-off" pregnancy and birth, and the alternative-minded mamas here. :-)
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Grew up with two parents living a small footprint lifestyle, tiny house style on boats, float homes and in house shares.
Was introduced early to social responsibility, critical thinking and cultural awareness. Grew up on the river. Survived the mainstream education system, just barely.
Am recovering the value of nutrition, self care, community, and nature that had been lost during my years of single city living.

Have always been a nurturer.

I see immense power, responsibilty and value in raising children in a wholistic and heartfelt way.
Mothering to me is a sacred human practice, one that I ak reclaiming.
I feel the mainstream practices of child raising in North America are routed in violence and the denial of our humam nature.
I actively resist these forces in my life and mothering.
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I birth at home, extended breastfeed, have been homeschooling for eight years now, don't vax (I don't call myself anti-vax, I just choose not to), don't circ, use cloth diapers (in fact, I make my own!), use cloth menstrual products (again, I make them! and... crunchy giddiness only like company would understand -- I can't wait to use my postpartum cloth again!), garden, and generally try to live with the least amount of negative footprint possible.
i like that. i'm not technically anti vax either i just choose not to

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i like that. i'm not technically anti vax either i just choose not to
Thanks. I prefer to leave things fluid. There is always more to learn I figure.
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(I don't call myself anti-vax, I just choose not to),
I agree. I choose not to vaccinate also. The term, anti-vax is used pejoratively.

"Vaccines are like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get - acute hemorrhagic edema of infancy, allergies, anaphylaxis, asthma, autoimmune disease, diabetes, eczema, petit/gran mal seizures, fibromyalgia, Henoch-Schonlein purpua, Dravet's Syndrome, Retts Syndrome, Sweet's Syndrome, Hughes Syndrome, encephalitis, speech delay, tics, neurological damage, coma, ADEM, ADHD, AFP, ASIA, CFS, CRPS, GBS, ITP, JPA, JRA, LGS, LKS, MS, OMS, ORS, PANDAS, PANS, PINTANDS, POF, POTS, RA, SIDS, SJS, SLE, SPD, SUDS, TPI, the disease one is being vaccinated against, or death."

Paraphrased from "Forrest Gump".

List from the drug companies' own package inserts that come with their product as required by law.
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