I’m so grateful to all the folks who helped me get to 20 years on the internet . . . all of you who have been visiting and participating all these years, the StorkNet moderators on our message boards who put their hearts and souls into helping women realize their parenting goals, and especially Nancy Eggleston who was my partner for a good chunk of these 20 years, Caryl Mousseaux and Kathleen Kemp who were always there when I needed to vent or needed fresh ideas, Kim Green-Spangler who started as an ad rep and became a trusted friend and confidante, those early cubby editors who put in a lot of time (Susan Harkavy, Michelle Grassia, Gaye Johnson, Chelsey Langland, Liz Fretz, Sheryl Barlow, Kenyatta Thomas, Caryl Mousseaux, and Kathleen Kemp), the many guest experts who answered visitor questions, all of the pregnancy and parenting journalists who shared their lives so openly with us, and of course, my family who put up with their share of bad meals and messy living conditions while I was busy with StorkNet! What a ride this has been! I love you all and will always be grateful to you.

So what’s next? Who knows! Maybe another 20 years on the internet? What would YOU like to see here? How would you like to participate here? Let me know!

~ Maribeth Doerr, Editor and Owner of StorkNet Family

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BA0940When breastfeeding moms go back to work, there are many issues that have to be addressed . . . things like finding the time and the right place to express milk, dealing with the questions and comments from supervisors and co-workers, dealing with supervisors who are not supportive of your needs, etc.

Please share your experiences and any tips you have for making this easier for everyone.  We’ll archive for the Working Moms Cubby and the Breastfeeding Cubby.

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Baby Showers Hot Topic: Couples Baby Showers (or Co-Ed showers)

June 30, 2014

Have you enjoyed couple showers or showers with just women more? What are the pros and cons? Share your thoughts with us and we’ll archive this thread for our baby showers cubby.

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Hot Topic: Breastfeeding While Pregnant & Tandem Nursing

June 29, 2014

We have a short archive in the breastfeeding cubby and I’d love to have some additional responses so please feel free to add your 2 cents to this question . . . My daughter is 15 months old, and I just found out that I am pregnant. She is still breastfed, and I don’t think […]

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Breastfeeding Hot Topic: Ideas for Breastfeeding Mom’s Gift Basket

June 29, 2014

I am hoping to put together a gift basket for a mother I know who will be breastfeeding and is having her baby in August. What should I put inside the basket, to help her get nursing established and to encourage her to take this time to focus on herself and the baby? Share your […]

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Breastfeeding Hot Topic: Older Child’s Activities Basket

June 29, 2014

If a newly breastfeeding mother has an older child, it’s nice to set up an activities basket next to the “nursing station,” so that the older child has some special activities they can do while the baby is nursing.  This could make a nice gift as well. We’re looking for ideas for items that would […]

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Hot Topics!

June 23, 2014

Add your voice to these hot topics on StorkNet and here on our blog: Home Pregnancy Tests Telling Others About Your Pregnancy Reluctant Dads – If your baby’s father was reluctant to get involved with your pregnancy, what did you do, if anything, to encourage him? Preparing Your Children for a New Sibling Memorializing Your Pregnancy […]

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Pregnancy Hot Topic – Home Pregnancy Tests

June 10, 2014

Home Pregnancy Tests . . . How many home pregnancy tests did you take before you believed the result?  Tell us what your favorite EPT brands are in the comments below.

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WAHM Hot Topic: Do family/friends understand that you’re a Work-at-Home Mom?

June 5, 2014

Do family/friends understand that you’re actually “working” at home, managing a job, and have responsibilities and deadlines in addition to being a stay at home mom? Do they encroach (or try to) on your time? How do you make them understand you’re not just a stay at home mom? Share your thoughts with us! The […]

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SAHMS: How do you fit exercise into your day?

June 5, 2014

How do you fit exercise into your day?  To acknowledge Family Fitness Month, we’ve shared some tips to help stay at home moms shake a leg and enjoy it at the same time. Now it’s time for you to share YOUR tips with us. Do you have a scheduled fitness routine? Do you wing it? Do you […]

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