In response to requests from members, we've decided to add a new forum for members dealing with grief. Members will be able to apply for access starting Monday. It'll be set up as a private forum, requiring 2 months membership and 50-75 posts to join. But, if anyone is dealing with a situation that they really feel the need for this forum, exceptions may be made at the mods discretion.
Girl-Mom is migrating to a new server, everything is starting tomorrow with all the sites that are connected to the same sever. Everything starts tomorrow and will take about seven days. The good part is there will be more space!
For the safety and concerns of all members of girl-mom, if anyone has concerns or issues with another member, please PM the mod_squad so these concerns and issues can be discussed privately. This will be something that can prevent hurt in the future and protects everyone.
I went through all the private forums and removed anyone that hasn't been active in the last six months or so. If I removed you and you would like to be readded, reapply and PM mod_squad...
Just a reminder to ANYONE that you can always PM the mod_squad for any questions, concerns, etc. It normally gets checked daily by one of the mods. You can also PM any of the mods and if you are not sure who is a mod, you can check the avatar - it will say "Site Admin" as well as, looking at the moderator of each forum.
Check out the front page! New features and some other new stuff from the upgrade!
Recently the girlmom policy of tickers has come into question.
At girlmom we don't allow tickers.
One of the big reasons is that it slows down the download time for the mamas who use dial-up. Sure they are cute, but some of them can also be offensive to mamas who have had abortions. So save the tickers for your myspace or livejournal.
If you add one you will be asked to remove it. If not removed within two days one of the mods will remove it for you.
Thanks for understanding.
We all need reminders sometimes.
If you see anyone saying or doing something on the boards that offends you, makes you feel uncomfortable, or angers you... LET US KNOW.
Lately we have been getting PMs from members saying they are upset with the huge amount of antichoice undertones and trolls. We know how hard it can be to see those reminders of what we all fight for. We know how hard it is to see someone come in and invade your safe space.
(this is from an old stickie - I wanted to repost it to make sure everyone reads it ... again if they need to)
Girlmom.com is a community by and for teen and young mothers. We welcome childless women and mothers who were older when they gave birth to their first child to participate as allies. We appreciate knowing that not everyone believes the stereotypes about us and we like having people to support, advocate for and defend us, but there are a few guidelines for ally posting.
Remember this: http://www.girl-mom.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=8114
Well, we are re-instating this! The new email for donations is: