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Has/How has Cafe Mom helped you?

I am just wondering how much Cafe Mom helps. There are people who complain about other people, others who ask parenting questions as well as love life, how has the opinions of others helped you? If at all.

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Andriya

Asked by Andriya at 2:33 PM on Dec. 29, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • I have learned a few things that I did not know or think much about before I came here, mostly regarding mothering issues such as natural birthing, breastfeeding, etc. And it's helped me to think more openly and deeper on topics of politics and religion. There are people here who have different viewpoints on those topics than anyone I know in real life, so I like reading the different perspectives and considering them from other angles.
    vicesix

    Answer by vicesix at 2:45 PM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • I knew nothing about ERF (Extending Rear Facing) before CafeMom. My other child is 11 and it was NEVER mentioned back then. My little man is 18 months old and I hope to ERF as long as I can.
    layh41407

    Answer by layh41407 at 2:48 PM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • I made some real life friends here.. but I moved and so got to find some in my area again.. the local group was good for that.
    Autumn07

    Answer by Autumn07 at 2:49 PM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • I was having problems with finding friends and husband problems. I have made some really good friends on here that will let me email them and I email them back so cafe mom has helped me with finding friends even if they do not life close to me.
    momindiana

    Answer by momindiana at 2:57 PM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • I've made real friends here. Like actual friends who I communicate with on a regular basis. Friends who I've had dinner with and have met their families. Friends. Lole! Because of CM I actually have friends. :)
    tommy_mommy

    Answer by tommy_mommy at 2:58 PM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • It's helped me make a few friends on here. We email via here and its been a great outlet. I hopefully have given good advice to those whom have asked and perhaps gained a new friend or two in the process.

    Cafe Mom is a great escape and after 3 years now being on and off here...Im glad I found the site.
    LilyPondOasis

    Answer by LilyPondOasis at 2:59 PM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • it helped me because I am jobless and friendless in the state I'm in so it keeps me occupied and not so depressed!

    I have learned a few things here though...mostly in the religion sections and groups
    charlotsomtimes

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 3:01 PM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • I have not been on cafe mom long, but it has helped me in a few parenting issues. Even though there were some crazy answers, I did find a few people who genuinely helped. And I just joined a weight loss group, so I hope this helps me even more in my quest to lose 50 pounds.
    parajumper3

    Answer by parajumper3 at 3:01 PM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • Whenever I have a question, I usually get lots of answers quickly!!!
    shanapiv

    Answer by shanapiv at 3:07 PM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • I like the P&CE debates. They make me do research and learn something.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 4:39 PM on Dec. 29, 2010

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