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Sunday, June 18th, 2006
2:02 pm
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.
Tuesday, November 1st, 2005
3:55 pm
Hi there, I'm Nikki. I'm 25 and I recently moved to St. Louis (back in July). I'm currently staying at home with my 18 month old son and tutoring part time in the evenings. I'm looking to find more children to tutor, otherwise I'm going to have to find a "real" job again...which would mean being underpaid teaching in a child care facility because I don't want to substitute teach and there aren't really any other teaching jobs available right now. (I have a Master's in Education, so I definitely want to be working with children).

I'm not currently homeschooling, but IF I can find a way to stay at home and still make money, then I will homeschool my son. His father is big-time into it. Both of his sisters homeschool their children (as far as I can tell, one is better than the other). I have a degree in Montessori education, so I'm really big into Montessori. I would like to send my son to a Montessori preschool half-days when he gets to be that age. Then I'll also work with him and shift to homeschooling (once again, if we go that route). Otherwise, I'll do everything in my power to get him in a Montessori school for all of his education. Regardless, I follow Montessori's philosophies in the home and we give him as much responsibility as possible. I plan on him learning household chores and how to take care of him self at an early age (he's already working on those tasks now).

I'm not sure what else to say, so I'll leave it at that. I'm glad to have found this group. :)
Thursday, October 13th, 2005
12:06 pm
New Member

Hi. I'm Molly. I'm a 28 year old stay at home mom from St. Louis, Missouri. I have two children ( step son who is soon to be 13, and a 10 year old daughter ).

Just wanted to say hi to all the other moms in here
Sunday, October 9th, 2005
7:52 pm
Cool free stuff
Found this great site that has tons-o-links for free THINGS for homeschooling!!

Hope you all have fun surfing and printing and teaching.

Current Mood: lazy
Tuesday, August 16th, 2005
2:36 pm
Another Question...Sorry
Another Homeschool Question...
I read somewhere that a lot of ppl have a chores first rule. Is this true? The statement also said if it takes all day for the chores to get done then so be it. That does not sound right to me. I am all for teaching the kids responsibility and having them help out, but how can I just say the heck with school today you still have to clean your room? Does anyone else follow this rule? Does it really work and at what age did you implement this rule?

TIA :)
Saturday, August 13th, 2005
7:36 pm
Homeschooling Questions...
I am having trouble chosing a method of homeschooling. There are many aspects of most that appeal to me. Do you follow a method or combine a few? Did you start at Pre-K, if so at what age did you being? Do you homeschool alone or with a group of people? Have you even been worried about social interaction, if yes/no do you belong to any play groups? Approximately, how much per year do you spend on homeschooling supplies? Do you have a structured day, afternoon or night school? What about weekends? That is all I can think of for now. Are there any websites that you recommend or stores you really like that have books/supplies?


Current Mood: nerdy
Friday, July 29th, 2005
11:24 pm
Hi, I am a SAHM to 4 beautiful children, Shianne 4 1/2 yrs. Collin 3 1/2 yrs, Ciara 2 1/2 yrs and Seth 3 1/2 mos. I have lived in MO my entire life...all of 22 years. I found this here so I will reply...

Name: Trisha
Location: Warrenton, MO
Married? No
How many kids/what age: see above
Do you homeschool?: Not yet, have checked out many books from the library on it though as I am very interested in doing such.
If so, why?: I don't think public schools are "right" for everyone; I believe that children should be allowed to learn at their own pace. My children are young and whos knows, maybe homeschooling will not "be for them" but in the mean time it is what I believe is best for them. And also b/c my 2 1/2 year old has been diagnoised with congenital absence of the right upper lobe of the lung, thus exposure to many children (ei school setting) introduces many germs and her immune system is too weak to handle such.

I would love any advice when it comes to homeschooling. I want to homeschool this year Pre-K.

Current Mood: creative
Thursday, July 14th, 2005
12:40 pm
vaccine news
I just heard that Missouri passed a law to not allow any vaccines that contain mercury into our state.
I think that's incorrect. If you have any info please leave me some links.

From what I've read online April of 2005 Missouri proposed to pass a law that pregnant women and children under three are prohibited from receiving all but traces of the mercury-containing preservative thimerosal from vaccinations. (traces!??)

If you are an aware parent then you know that many parents, physicians and health advocates have been pushing for mercury free vaccines for close to 10 years now. But even with the heightened awareness about the adverse effects that mercury causes the pharmaceutical companies and even Dr’s have still been using up old supply.

Correct me if I’m wrong but as far as I know the vaccines that are “mercury free” still have traces in them but the vaccine does go through a process to remove most of the mercury. So none are really FREE.

Anyone have any links about this new law in MO?

(And also this just includes childhood vaccines and only those vaccines to be given to kids under three years old. The flu Shot for example still contains mercury. As far as I know there is no mercury free alternative. )

Personally the law is a great step towards vaccine awareness and safety blah blah blah, but I am still under no circumstance vaccinating my children. We are vax free.

Current Mood: curious
Sunday, May 8th, 2005
10:42 pm
I'm New.
Hey all. I'm new to the community. I live in Oakville Missouri, which is in South County, about 15 minutes from St.Louis. I am 15 weeks pregnant. My due date is October 28th^_^ My fiance and I are very excited about our little one and couldn't be happier.

Current Mood: hungry
Sunday, April 24th, 2005
11:35 am
Unschooling Conference in the fall 2005
2005 Live and Learn Unschool Conference is on October 6-9, 2005, here in St. Louis. Well, sort of in St Louis, this is the actual location: Four Points by Sheraton Fairview Heights, 3319 Fountains Parkway, Fairview Heights, IL 62208. Their website is here: Live and Learn Unschool Conference.
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