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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.

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.
  • 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?
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  • 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
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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.

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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*
  • tas007

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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.