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(no subject) [Dec. 6th, 2007|07:21 pm]

Anybody else remember this from when we were kids?

Did it creep anyone else out?
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Not Our Parents' Generation? [Jul. 24th, 2004|04:01 pm]
By way of Free Republic, an article from The Age about Generation X as parents.

Actually, I could never claim that my parents were part of the Baby Boom, what with Dad born in '36 and Mom born in '40. Still, Generation Reagan is moving into the fore of social and cultural changes, continuing to baffle and bewilder the marketing pros who still think GenReagan admire the '60s and '70s attitudes.

Hymowitz cites an American Demographics report that showed gen-X parents were nostalgic for the childhood that boomers supposedly had. By 2000, the number of women with infants under one in the workforce had dropped from 59 per cent to 55 per cent, the first decline in decades.

I DO wish when the author writes things like this, they go through the trouble of explaining how that conclusion came about! It's like that article of the scientists who talk about the sunspots and the writer has to insert a sentence about how global warming is affecting the sun, without any data to back that statement up. We have an entire article discussing how Generation Reagan wants the more traditional family and then we have to insert an implication that what they really want is to have what the Boomers have...as if Boomers in their childhood were the ones who created the security and stability they knew. GAH!

I guess Generation Reagan is STILL more to be pitied than censured.

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new [May. 30th, 2004|01:11 am]

I just made a new community.. travellingmamas. I did this because I've been OBSESSED with travelling for as long as I can possibly remember, and now that I'm a mom, I would really love to take Ian everywhere I go... And it would be cool to meet other moms in far away places, etc. Please join!:>
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x-posted [Feb. 18th, 2004|02:30 am]

I'm not a parent, but I wanted to get some ideas from people who are.

My name is Erin and my lifelong dream has been to create children's educational (public?) television (Think Caillou, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, Mr. Rodgers and so on). I'm planning to create several animated shorts to develop my idea, but first I want to hear from parents-- see what they want their kids to learn, to experience, to understand (shooting for a 0-6 year old audience). I want to create something pure, enlightening, but not dumbed down. Something parents can watch with their kids and not barf into a bag. Something that is fun, but also shows kids how to be confident, secure, happy, willing to learn, and so on. I may branch out later if this is successful-- something other than animation (puppets come to mind). I'd accept any help, ideas, inspiration, words of wisdom, etc etc. What do you wish there was more of for your children to watch? What sort of programming would you like to see? What themes/lessons would you like addressed? This is what I want to do for the rest of my life, I love to teach children and I'd love to create something that helps them grow to become happy, inspired people who will grow up to make the world better.

If I could get any feedback at all, I'd be incredibly grateful. Thank you so much.
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(no subject) [Feb. 14th, 2004|09:24 pm]

Does anyone else get the heebie jeebies/flashbacks/nauseated while looking at the Boohbahs? PBSKids replaced the evening showing of Mr. Rogers with.. that. So Ian saw it, and now he thinks its fantastic. I'll credit them with having a kids exercise show (I think?) but.. I think theres something very chemical going on there. They make the Teletubbies look like Masterpiece Theatre.
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x-posted [Feb. 8th, 2004|12:33 am]

So yeah this is cross-posted.

I made a community for people looking for roommates.


Hope this helps someone, myself included...
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New Girl [Dec. 30th, 2003|10:28 am]

Hi I am new to the community. I am a 23 year old single mom. I have a beautiful 1 year old named Ariel Wyntre. I will post a pic of her later on. Just wanted to introduce myself.
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About Me [Dec. 22nd, 2003|04:31 pm]

I'm 29, hubby is 31, and son Ian is 4. I found this community while searching for communites that focused on the 1990's, and actually had a majority of members old enough to remember them. I had already joined one and found posts like "Hi I'm 12 and I love the early 90's, Kurt Cobain oohh" ... eek. So I did a new search for interest Generation X and voila, you had just founded this community the day before. Yay! I'm guessing that if someone is old enough to be a Gen X Parent, then they are at least as old as I am but definitely not 12. Can you say Wax Trax, little girl? Anyhoo.. born & raised in Chicago & burbs, spent many formative years exposed to the thriving industrial, goth & new wave influences. Then suddenly grunge was the thing, and then it was all just 'alternative'. When I see my son playing one of his little Bob the Builder type computer games, I compare the technology in our home to what was around then. IBM used to have Charlie Chaplin as a mascot, remember? The TV commercials for the PC Jr? PC Jr was the first computer we ever had. My dad got it when I was 8 or 9. It was probably thousands of dollars, no GUI whatsoever.. a 4 year old wouldn't get very far with it, probably. It was sort of treated like the TV, as in "Don't spend too much time in front of that thing, you have homework". Haha! Little did anyone know that at 16, 17 I'd be using a more modern counterpart to discover IRC and other very base features of the Internet with my (whoa baby!) 1200 baud modem. Oh yeah, I also used it for homework.
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i hate xmas [Dec. 22nd, 2003|04:18 pm]
[mood |anxiousanxious]

I hate Xmas. I only bought presents for my son, and my niece. I guess I'm an asshole, but I figured, no one was getting me anything, so why bother? Feh. I already let my son have all of his presents. He's only a year old, and he doesn't know any different yet. Plus, he really needed his clothes, and I'm an atheist, so I don't give a damn about Xmas anyway. I think I want to boycott it this year. We can make cookies and drink hot chocolate and watch Christmas shows on tv on Xmas Eve, and wake up Xmas morning and I'll re-wrap his presents for him to make a mess with. Yeah.

Anyhow, hi. I'll introduce myself. I'm Heather, I'm 26. I live in Dallas and share a baby boy (IAN!) with the maintainer of this community, jackalopeeye. Sharing a kid is a tough deal, but it's not all bad because we are best friends. Heh heh. :>

Uhm, anyway. I'm only semi into attachment parenting, I mean, I co-sleep, and that's really it. And he actually DOES go to bed in his crib, but wakes up and gets in bed with me. I DID want to breastfeed, but, medication sort of got in the way of that. Regardless, he's a happy, healthy boy now.

Anyway, I just wanted to rant and introduce myself.

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obligatory intro post... as requested, so I deliver ;) [Dec. 22nd, 2003|08:45 am]
[mood |angryangry]

Hello :)

I stumbled across this community looking for parenting groups for chronically ill moms and dads... I found one, but this looked neat, too!

I'm Allyson... 29 years old, in high school and college in the 90's, classic Gen-X and the mom of two girls in mid-upstate NY :)

My oldest girl is almost 9... her father's nearby, but rarely sees her. He's still stuck in the stere0-type of gen-x that we all have struggled so hard to get out of.

I was a single mom for six years when I married my love and sould mate... he's a cute computer geek who keeps me level ;)

During the day I'm a blue-jeans and tee-shirt mom... still have flannels for winter, though I prefer hippie clothes in the summer... and if I get a chance to go out at night? You guessed it, grunge-goth-skater ;)

my kids are wonderful, my older daughter has watched me transform from new mom to mainstream mom... so much so that a few years ago for halloween when I dressed up as the 'fairy goth mother' for my classes (I teach) and her grandfather dressed up in medieval garb before coming to get her, she asked why we weren't dressed up for halloween, lol! She's the perfect little barbie-doll and pink sparkle girl ;)

My two year old likes her flame shirt, though, MUWAH!

I still get a lot of gaff for my age and generation... it doesn't help that I look 18, not 29, so people get REALLY snotty about me having a 9 year old daughter... she was born when I was 20, still really young, but old enough to be somewhat respectable, lol!

I have the obligatory piecings (eyebrow, 9 earrings in left ear... tounge coming soon and more earrings/eyebrow rings if possible... and I'm itching to dye my hair green and purple again, but as a teacher I couldn't, and my temp job doesn't let me either... so if I'm not hired perm at the end of the season then the manic panic shall ensue!!! LOL!

Our big thoughts right now go out to my best friend, Ray, who is in the middle east as a US Army MP. His birthday is this month as well as Christmas, and we all miss him terribly!

So... that's it. That's me. As you've guessed, I've also got a chonic illness that won't kill me, but inhibits me with painful bits. There's more about me and my family in my user info and I am looking forward to meeting you all :)
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