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Do we still have men posting and lurking around here? Tell us who you are. My dh has been promising to come around but wants to know about you too.
 

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Yes, Miss. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
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okay, you are kidding me... ONLY TWO MEN stood up to be counted! OMG! Alexander I have been really busy lately but I was wondering about your gender for a long time. Glad to meet you both.
 

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I'm a dad, too! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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I am here too (have been offline for awhile)<br><br>
usually chime in on parenting teen topics (been thru that...got the scars to prove it) and adoption (we adopted and are raising our granddaughter)
 

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I'm new, but I'm here....<br><br>
I'm also not a dad...<br><br>
But I'm here! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by Yammer</i><br><b>I'm sure there are more of us who could answer this call, but generally speaking men don't like doing what women ask.</b></td>
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I had said, this is a very sad comment.<br>
My comment seemed to disappear.
 

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I'm here. I lurk most of the time, picking up ideas. Check out threads that The Boss sez are interesting. Contribute a little bit (maybe too much in the Activism section).
 

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RowansDad: Amen to that!<br><br>
My dw didn't <i>make</i> me do it ... she just, in that mother kinda suggestive voice, hinted that my "insight" may be "appreciated" in these forums.<br><br>
Very diplomatic ... and clever.<br><br>
You all may never hear the end of me now!
 

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Here. Father to a cute DD, DH to z-girl who's been here a while. I do what the boss says. I don't frequent the forum, but DW sends me threads to read and I always enjoy 'em.
 

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I'm glad to see a place for the few the proud the counter-culture parents!! Ppl who have devoted there lives to breaking parenting molds and showing those schmucks at populus parenting media headquarters that we have a voice. And just because we aren't all alike (or shop at baby Gap) that we aren't powerful entities!
 

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Does it count if dh reads over my shoulder ALL the time, and makes comments as I reply? Also, I've asked him questions. I know if he wasn't a grad student trying to finish this last year of PhD he might actually post occasionally!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by asha</i><br><b><br><br>
I had said, this is a very sad comment.<br>
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Aw, c'mon...this was obviously a joke because so few dads were responding. I thought it was funny.<br><br>
I'm a dad, btw (if my nic didn't already give me away.) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> I just joined on the behest of my wife who has been a member for some time.
 

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I'm procrastinating today... so I'm here. Been catching up on the threads... Yammer's made me go get a hankie... laughed so hard the gang came in to check on me.... (thanks, Yammer <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> ....<br><br>
....after I leave here I might go for a walk... maybe we'll have corn on the cob tonight..... then I have a meeting.... then I think I'll break out the telescope later on.... maybe I'll just keep procrastinating.... those two final multimedia projects due next week can wait, can't they?<br><br>
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i'm new to posting but have Checked in periodically. i do find it interesting the # of moms who post on the dads thread and in general how many of the articles i find thru out the web concerning "fathering" are writen by women. but please do keep posting and writing articles, it sheds some light on what are womens concerns in regards to fathering. i only ask that you keep it a safe place for men to bring fears and insecurities about our roles as fathers and not attack if we say something stupid.<br>
i had major fears about not living up to what was needed of me when i was about to become a dad. i was scared that i would run away as my own father did. i had no role models to turn to as my dw had in her "sisters" or her midwife. i got grief around our choice of a home birth, family bed, no vacinations, keeping my sons penis intact. men need places where we can say things just to get air under them. most of the time these doubts are only shadows needing a little light to make them go away.<br>
16mo is now awke gotta go, so i cant complete. i will be here reading if not writing.
 

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I regularly check in but mostly to read.<br><br>
There are times when I would be inclined to post but don't because, in the end, this is "Mothering." These boards are more male-friendly than other boards (you know them) and I appreciate that. But I imagine that a majority of the posters, though grateful for "Dad" imput, wouldn't necessarily want a male-dominate discussion in every thread. Remember Margaret Atwood's what-if story about the kitchen being the male's domain?<br><br>
So, yes, I'm here and quite frequently. I just choose observer<br>
status for the most part and post when I really need help or when<br>
I feel someone is writing to me.
 

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and here i am. my SW (stunning Wife) is TripkeHughes and the initiator of this particular thread. i recently went "legit" and registered...<br><br>
i look forward to learning from you all.
 

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Hi, I'm a Dad too. I pop in every once in awhile and read stuff, occasionally post something, but I fear my conversational style is a bit too aggressive for this board, which seems to focus on support rather than discussion of issues.<br><br>
I started off as an A/P parent (and a reader of Mothering Magazine), but as my child got older, I've been disappointed by the way that avid support of basic A/P principles (the rights of infants to determine for themselves what they best need to thrive, and the parents responsibility to respect those rights) seems to end about the time that the child learns how to speak.<br><br>
As a result, I fear I have become one of those dreaded TCS style parents, and have been very disappointed by the TCS ban, but do still come here in the hope that I can occasionally make some small contribution to the discussion.
 
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