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I got onto Mumsnet because........

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elephantoverthehill Tue 12-Jun-18 22:20:03

I found Mumsnet about 6 years ago. DS1 was dabbling in 'legal highs' and had become very paranoid and made 3 suicide attempts during his A'level years. I may have not posted specifically about this but was lurking on the MH board to try and understand. He rang me tonight to say he has an unconfirmed first in Aerospace Engineering. ok stealth boast but I am so proud and thank you Mumsnetters for your perhaps unknowing support. And I am curious. What brought you to Mumsnet?

LanguidLobster Tue 12-Jun-18 22:24:16

Well done DS1 smile

It was just that an ex wanted a child and I contemplated it until I decided he really hadn't thought it through

afishnotabird Tue 12-Jun-18 22:26:00

Lakeland clothes drier reviews

How mumsnet

vampirethriller Tue 12-Jun-18 22:26:35

That's brilliant!
I was pregnant just before Christmas and had a miscarriage on new years day, I came here because I needed unbiased advice and somewhere to rage that wouldn't upset anyone I know. (pregnant again, due October grin)

DianaPrincessOfThemyscira Tue 12-Jun-18 22:26:58

I was looking for netmums blush

I’d posted on there before, got a royal pasting for asking if I was mean to want to go away with the DP without DSS and backed away. Wanted to go back for advice on something completely different, misremembered the name and ended up in AIBU grin

DramaAlpaca Tue 12-Jun-18 22:26:58

Oh, well done your DS!!

I came here also six years ago looking for a Boden discount code blush

I know what it's like having a teen with mental health issues, so I applaud your DS & you for supporting him. Bloody well done both of you flowers

YouBoggleMyMind Tue 12-Jun-18 22:27:03

Penis Beaker on MN Classics and support on the fertility/conception threads.

NC4Now Tue 12-Jun-18 22:27:07

I graduated from Babycentre.

calzone Tue 12-Jun-18 22:27:26

Amazing!!! You must be very proud.

I was mucking about on a computer trying to navigate my way through and came upon it......it was very new then and the big thing that was going on was when a poster called Pie was trying to set up her own parenting website......she got banned.

Ds is 16 now and I was pregnant when I discovered Mumsnet.

NoNoCharlieRascal Tue 12-Jun-18 22:28:38

A spray painted pigeon grin can't even remember what I was actually googling at the time.

daisydalrymple Tue 12-Jun-18 22:28:52

Dc1 wasn’t the best sleeper... good old SIFTW ‘sleep is for the weak’ threads wink back in the day (a few name changes ago)
3 dcs later and not one of them slept reliably till at least 2yo

slippermaiden Tue 12-Jun-18 22:29:19

Being able to talk about things that are either random or very personal! Being able to really say how i feel about something without embarrassment, and if people judge me then it's okay because it's only on here. Finding out opinions on stuff from a wide range of people is brilliant!

elephantoverthehill Tue 12-Jun-18 22:29:25

Congratulations Vampire .

Rafflesway Tue 12-Jun-18 22:30:20

Many years ago. We were having serious issues with my DD's private special needs boarding school. ☹️ Didn't know which way to turn.

Got some excellent advice from Mnetters which led to us moving dd to another specialist school. Dd thrived there, is now in her mid 20's and has a beautiful apartment in a small managed complex for young adults with learning difficulties only 25 minutes drive from home. She has a wonderful life!

Have stayed on Mnet ever since although had 3 name changes.

Puppymania Tue 12-Jun-18 22:30:26

Camping topic brought me here. Well done to your DS!

notacooldad Tue 12-Jun-18 22:30:27

I I used to like the music page when we talked about bands and gigs.
It became boring because the direction changed and people were wanting to know about piano lessons and violin exams rather than best gig nights so I wandered on to other forums.
Sometimes I have a lot of time to kill and can browse for a while.

chickendrizzlecake Tue 12-Jun-18 22:32:15

When I was pregnant I used to browse and lurk on various parenting sites and they were all just saying the same pregnancy stuff over and over again.

Then one day I looked on the mumsnet pregnancy board and the first two threads were called something like ‘Floaters in the birthing pool’ and ‘How’s your fanjo? Tighter or looser?’ And I thought ‘Yup, this is my kind of place’

Been around ever since!

AnneWiddecombesHandbag Tue 12-Jun-18 22:32:52

Was on babycentre and frequented a popular board. Got fed up with the BC royalty dominating every thread and turning them into a chat amongst themselves. That doesn't really happen here so I stayed. Much prefer it here!

Terfnserf Tue 12-Jun-18 22:33:19

Meant to click films and tv and missed and went to feminism by mistake and going to my first meeting tomorrow, turns out I am a radical feminist, who knew I

Rafflesway Tue 12-Jun-18 22:33:53

Forgot to add Elephant, not surprised you are proud of your DS. You must be bursting and justifiably so.

Stealth boast completely justified! 👍

TwitterQueen1 Tue 12-Jun-18 22:35:37

elephant well done you and DS! that's brilliant news.

I can't remember what bought me here now. Cancer has kept me here. I can't work any more and I get very, very bored. Though not quite so bored as to look up Lakeland driers afish wink

elephantoverthehill Tue 12-Jun-18 22:36:43

Rafflesway I'm sure it is just bad hayfever, you know the pollen count has been very high.............

CallarMorvern Tue 12-Jun-18 22:37:00

Because...I have insomnia. I need to stop, especially AIBU and to a certain extent Chat, as the nastiness on some of the threads really depresses me. But I do love Style and Beauty, and Parenting - Teenagers makes me feel I'm not alone!

argumentativefeminist Tue 12-Jun-18 22:37:02

20yr old single undergrad student, never ever want children or a partner really! Came here as it always came up on my Google searches for the various imagined symptoms I'd been searching - and you lot always allay my health anxiety! Now a frequent lurked and occasional poster on lots of different stuff! I love the sense of community and women helping other women - do sometimes feel it's a bit weird that I dont have and don't want kids but most people seem to be accepting of all sorts on here! flowers

welshsoph Tue 12-Jun-18 22:38:24

I needed someone to tell me my four (obviously positive) pregnancy tests were positive! Sadly a few weeks later I was posting about having a miscarriage but have asked many other questions since and received lots of helpful advice

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