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Wednesday, June 13th, 2007
11:22 pm
[aurora_lamour]
Hello?
It does not look like this community is very active anymore. Is there anyone here who is still reading this on their friend's lists?

Just in case, to introduce myself: I am a mother of the most wonderful 7 year old daughter in the world. I know all moms say that but mine is. She is not perfect all the time but even the things that drive me nuts I can see she got from me or her dad or from her vast creative and intelligent mind. I guess most kids her age argue with parents over things they don't want to do. But my kid can come up with some of the most ingenious reasons to not do it that they at least make me stop and laugh.

Just over a year ago I was diagnosed with lupus in addition to some other health issues and have been home on disability for almost a year. I really miss working: I did not realize how much of my identity I got from who I was and what I accomplished at work. I was respected and admired. Now, I have my identity as a disabled woman which I choose not to identify with except the times my body absolutely forces it on me. Other than that, I am excited about the extra time and attention I have been able to give my daughter. She and I live with my second husband, her step father, who loves and adores her and she loves him. She also has a good relationship with her biological father. And now I can rest during the day and be available to her when she gets home from school. For those of you familar with the "spoons" theory, I can spend more spoons on her now and we have a much better relationship.
Wednesday, September 13th, 2006
4:37 pm
[fonda5150]
Invitation
I'd like to invite members of this community to read my current post titled: "Who are you and what have you done with my child?"

My blog is dedicated to the lighter side of being a parent, so if you need a little laughter to lift your spirits, you are welcome to paw through my alternative-mom psyche:  fonda5150.

If you like the above piece, you may also enjoy reading: "Those who laugh last don’t kill their kids…"
Saturday, June 17th, 2006
3:07 pm
[rileysmom]
www.mamarevolution.com
Mamarevolution.com was started in early winter 2004 by four young mamas who needed a place where they belonged. Too young and alternative for babycenter and too old for the teen based online communities, they struck out to make a home for mamas who just didn’t fit in anywhere else. After a few nights of brainstorming and women sharing their talents, Mamarevolution.com was born.

Mamarevolution is a pro-choice, feminist community who seeks to support, encourage and educate young women and mothers from all backgrounds and cultures. Our goal is to provide the community and support that is so desperately needed as we fight for our rights as parents and women, and to defeat the social stereotypes that surround young or alternative parents.


While we promote breastfeeding and natural parenting, we recognize that each family is unique and has their own set of needs and customs. We respect and support all families and their allies in their quest to raise strong, positive and socially conscious children.
Friday, March 3rd, 2006
11:17 pm
[lovefromrussia]
a quick intro
hi, my name is noel, i'm 19 and the proud mama to my 4 month old son, julian. i live with my boyfriend in the milwaukee, wi. any other mamas in the area?

Current Mood: awake
Monday, February 20th, 2006
1:56 pm
[baggyk]
New Here
Hi.

I am a Canadian writer currently living in Germany where my kids, ages 3 and two months were both born.
I am mostly a technology journalist, but I also write a blog about recovering from birth at http://www.babylune.com

I work from home and get about two hours worth of work done every day...it just takes about six hours to get that amount done. I don't know how other work at home mothers manage to get more done, but I would like to be let in on the secret.

My biggest problem right now is trying to get some style back into my life. I have 15 pounds to lose and it's coming off slowly with breast feeding. The problem is that my closet has clothes from three lifetimes in my closet, but nothing that really seems to fit my life now.

I would just like one really great flexible outfit that I can put on and feel good. Any designers I should check out with clothes that aren't too expensive, but feel good?
Sunday, February 19th, 2006
8:02 pm
[tko_ak]
Your help
Hello.

I’m not particularly sure how to start this post, or even if such a post is allowed in this type of community, but I thought I’d give it a shot because I think it’s important.

I’ve never really cared for kids, and I certainly never thought I’d be a parent (both being gay and not liking children), but as I’ve become older, the notion of having a kid has grown on me. I guess time will tell. I have a good relationship with both of my parents, so I like to think they did a pretty good job.

Anyway, as I’m cross-posting this to a variety of parenting communities, the major content is behind an lj-cut for your convenience. Still, I’d appreciate your help.

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I’d appreciate your help, if you’re willing. I have a feeling many of you would take away from being a member, and your future (or current) children may benefit from your open mind. If you have any questions, please let me know. And again, I apologize if this sort of post isn’t allowed, although I do believe it fits within the scope of this community.

Cordially,

Jamie
Founder & Maintainer, gsa_lj
Thursday, December 8th, 2005
11:21 am
[aurora_lamour]
We are having a lot of trouble with my 6 year old daughter lately. We have her in counseling about all the changes she has had in her life – divorce, remarriage, 2 moves, 3 school changes, etc. But it is not the big changes that seem to bother her, it is the little changes – stopping one activity and moving to another, getting to bed, getting up in the morning, bath, dinner, etc. We are reading two parenting books about strong-willed children, which she has been since birth. We are starting to practice those skills and some are working already but some are causing her to rebel even more. She wants her way NOW and how she wants it! I know this is one of those things that may get worse before it gets better as she tests the new limits we are setting before realizing they are solid and relaxing into them. But until then it is very trying and I have lost my patience twice and slammed a door, which I never do and hate when my ex would do and when my daughter does now. I don’t know if I have less patience due to being tired from the illness and medication or if she is getting better at pushing my buttons, but it seems to be getting harder to keep it together as she fights. Plus, my husband and I don’t always agree on how to handle her. He is much more strict than I am. I was so abused as a child that I want to make sure my daughter knows I love her. I know I need to set limits and that it is part of loving her to raise her to behave as well, but it is hard to let her cry and yell and say we don’t care about her.

Crossposted to my journal and parenting communities
Wednesday, July 6th, 2005
9:19 pm
[ifyouaretobloom]
hipster_mommas.
Looking for a strong community for hip, alternative, indie Mommas?

Well, we've been up and running since September 2004. We have 170+ members from 31 of the 50 U.S states. We also have members in Canada, Germany, and The UK.

Check us out! Please note most of our entries are 'friends only'.





If this is not allowed please let me know. :)
Friday, March 25th, 2005
9:00 pm
[brooklynbeth]
a great new clothing line!
Hello Ladies, I'm just writing to tell you about a GREAT new line of maternity clothing that has recently been launched. I was in Sears today, looking for a few things and I stumbled into the maternity section, expecting to see the same old panel jeans, the same (sorry if you love them all) gaudy shirts, but then I saw a giant banner saying "TWO HEARTS" and I got excited. New clothes? I've been looking in Sears for months, and NOW (when I'm almost done) they get new cool stuff? Well, check it out. Plus sized: huge section, and SO CUTE. up to a 3X, and regular sizes too, also CUTE as all hell. They have nursing shirts, tank tops, and bras that are so great looking I could not tell they were for nursing. the bras came up to a size E!! Anyway, most of you should have a nearby Sears, so check out this new affordable and stylish line, I bet you'll find some stuff. I did. (geez - you would think I worked for them, I don't. believe me!) I jsut really wanted to share this!

*cross posted to a few communities. my apologies if I annoyed you by making you see this multiple times*
Sunday, February 20th, 2005
11:53 am
[tas007]
been lurking & reading ... but i had to share this website for puppets ... www.folkmanis.com - my daughter has the red haired mermaid, and I just discovered last night it was hand puppet. so i checked out the tag & found the company website. they have some great puppets - inexpensive too.
Sunday, January 2nd, 2005
12:49 pm
[tas007]
Monday, November 1st, 2004
10:06 am
[wravenmadd]
X-posted, and for that i appologize!
hi! i am not sure if this is okay, but i SWEAR i'm not usually a community promoter, and i just wanted to include more mommies in this fun...

i've created a community for the holidays called _secret_mommys_, where we're going to play secret santa to other mommies all over the place. so far we're doing it for the kiddies, but it sounds like a lot of the mommies want to do it for the mommies instead, or in conjunction... not sure yet, we're polling on that now.

if you want to join, it's going to be a lot of fun. it's probably going to be a $5-10 gift, but that can go up for discussion as well.

and it's going to be FUN! i want to open it up to other mommies that aren't on my friends list, so that's why i'm posting here and other communities. you don't have to sell your soul to join, just be a mommy who wants some holiday fun.

and it's not christian-centric either. i'm not a christian, a few of my friends are not christian, it's not a christmas thing... it's a holiday thing. so don't be afraid to join just because it's a santa thing.

thanks, hope to see a lot of new faces there! and the opening poll where i ask for addresses and all that information, that's only for my eyes and the eyes of my other friend, saribeth, who is helping me out so i can join the fun too without looking like i chose my own secret santa. that would be silly, wouldn't it?

okay, i'm done! /podium.
Wednesday, October 13th, 2004
9:13 pm
[poetic_frog]
information please
Does anyone know where there might be belly dancing classes in the Dallas, TX are? For kids as well as adults if possible.

Forgive the massive crossposting please.
Sunday, September 26th, 2004
11:24 pm
[harvey501]
we both need SLEEP.. but not gettin it!
HELP... my son is 10 months. he wont go to sleep sooner than 1am. i keep trying to keep him on a schedule. it was working he was in bed by 9pm before. every night and then in one day it switched and now its 1am hes really grumpy, fussy, screamin, i cant handle it anymore. ive tried for a week to get him to his old shedule. i think he may be teething. but its never been this bad.. any tricks of the trade you can share with me?

X-posted:singlemomssingle_mothersdark_parentspunkymoms

Current Mood: distressed
Saturday, September 25th, 2004
8:59 pm
[harvey501]
THINGS TO KNOW
1. Budweiser beer conditions the hair

2. Pam cooking spray will dry finger nail polish

3. Cool whip will condition your hair in 15 minutes

4. Mayonnaise will KILL LICE, it will also condition your hair
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Current Mood: creative
2:38 pm
[harvey501]
did you know..
if you mix corn startch, water and food coloring and put it in pray bottles you have liquid chalk? or put it in a pallet with the little deviders. and hand your kid a paint brush.. and its paintable chalk.. its also a lot cheaper than the stuff you find inthe stores! and shh.. its the same thign!

does anyone have any fun creative ideas? id love to swap! anyways i just remberd this. and its sunny here i wish my son was old enough to go play outside .. but hed eat the bugs. lol (10 months) wow they grow soooooo fast dont they!

Current Mood: creative
Wednesday, September 8th, 2004
2:13 pm
[melanie]
New
NAME: Melanie
YOUR AGE: 31
SIGNIFICANT OTHER: misterx
THEIR AGE: 36 (almost)
LOCATION: NE Tennessee
KIDS: 2 daughters - Lorelei is 11, Storm is 5.

Neither of us are very outwardly "alternative", I guess you could say, mainly because we both work at jobs that require a conservative demeanor. The difference comes when we open our mouths. >:)
Saturday, August 21st, 2004
3:57 am
[evergrnterrace]
new
NAME: Samantha
YOUR AGE: 19
SIGNIFICANT OTHER: Kenny
THEIR AGE: 21
LOCATION: Indianapolis
DUE DATE: 10.14.04
BABY'S SEX & NAME: female, undecided

I also have a 23 month old daughter named Angelina Danielle, and a 4 1/2 year old step-daughter named April Nicole. A little bit of info about me:::

I am a libra. And I mean that, :). We live on the southside of Indianapolis, and are a very happy family indeed. Kenny and I have been friends for over 4 years, and finally hooked up in November of 2003. We have been going strong ever since. My daughter, Angelina considers Kenny to be her father(which we allow, since her bio dad isn't in the picture). Kenny and I are engaged to be wed in September of 2006, and plan to start the adoption process(He is going to officially adopt Angelina) in September of 2007. We are waiting this long simply because the judges and/or laws in our state demand so. I love art, music and most importantly, my family. I have no set religion, but sway more towards the Pagan/Wiccan aspect of things. For any other information, you can comment here, email me, check out my LJ, or visit my website at

My Family
Wednesday, June 30th, 2004
3:10 pm
[harvey501]
Pictures
sunglasess

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Current Mood: Proud
Monday, June 28th, 2004
9:02 am
[harvey501]
HEY!
im so happy i have a live journal account. i mean i would never have known there are so many kewl moms out there... im surrounded by pink gap freaks n bleach blond hair.

its annoying people who are like play him claisical n lulibies.. and then watch him freak out and turn purple n flip em off.. since the day he was born.

my son Tristan is now 7 months old loves LOVES KMFDM (took him to a concert when i was still preg. 8 months.) loves industrial. HATES linkin park.. wich sucks cause i like some of their songs. HATES lords of acid. is on the fence bout manson.

im 25 years old he is my first and last im getting my tubes tied on the 26th of july.

everyone keeps sayin "im too young and i odnt know what i want" or some crap. its really annoying. just cause i act young n have purple hair n wanna get tattos. n stuff.

i dunno anyways im so glad i found all these communities. least now i wont be so alone!

Anybody in Seattle?

Current Mood: excited
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