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    16 posts, 15 voices, 862 views, started Jul 20, 2009

    Posted on Monday, July 20, 2009

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      Feel free to introduce yourselves here. Most of you probably already know about me. I’m a big mouth. estatic

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          Owlmaria wrote Jul 20, 2009
        • I am Maria, I love Owls(guess you’ve figured that out by now), and have been having a few physical problems which I hope I’ll be able to get to get help w/ soon.
          I’m very opinionated, have always felt independent & strong up until these last few years.
          I have a Down Syndrome son (age28) & lost most if not all of my “friends” after he was born. Siblings even called me to see if their future children might be the same, as if he was a contagious person!



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          Vikki Hall wrote Jul 20, 2009
        • Hello I am Vikki. I have moments of being very outspoken or very reserved. Depends.....
          I have become a housewife for the 1st time in my life in the past year and I really struggle with that term and what it means.
          Otherwise my life is great and I want to give back to others what I have been given in life (the good stuff only). I just haven’t figured out how to do that yet.

          But I am Me!



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          Denise Richardson wrote Jul 20, 2009
        • Hello All, my name is Neicy. I’m a wife, mother and Nana I love to cook and entertain, I’m pretty much a happy go lucky type person but will take you to the bridge and drop your butt off if you piss me off bad enough lol. I love life and I live to enjoy it and loving making new friends along the way. I love everyone and I do understand that everyone isn’t going to love me, but thats life and I take it day to day as it comes.happy



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          Leeann wrote Jul 20, 2009
        • Hello my  name is Kelly Ann  my name is Leeann on her but feel free to call me what you would like!!! I am shy at first but once you get to know me , I am fun .  I love to hang with people who have a kind heart.  I love to design jewelry , I don’t put it together, I have a lady that works off  my drawings and ideas.  I pretty much try and enjoy my life and live it to the fullest.  I have four amazing boy’s who I love and worry about , cause that’s what mom’s do best !!!!! Many smiles .



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          Lazylola wrote Jul 20, 2009
        • Hello my name is Ruby, I go by LazyLola, LL or Lola, I am a single mother of 3 boys, one grown and gone and two still with me, married twice, divorced 3 times, yeah there is a story there and I’ll get to it sometime. Just had my third back surgery last month and I’m slowly healing. I am not used to being at home but I’m following doctor’s orders until I am properly healed. After my last divorce I again lost myself, I’m not anywhere close to where I was. Part of it is due to still being crazy in love with the ex, and part of it is the meds and all this craziness going on. I am hoping to regain my old self. My old self is confident, shy, quiet, the life of the party, a contradiction in and of myself. I am loyal, I trust easy, I like being girly, dressing up, but don’t mind getting dirty...there’s more but this is a good start...oh and I’m on meds,not sure if I’m making much sense, usually I’m coherent, lately not so much.



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          Bozz wrote Jul 21, 2009
        • hey Ruby you sound very coherant don’t worry. Hi I’m Liz or Elizabeth...I answer to both although Elizabeth still makes me feel like I’m being told off by my parents LOL. I am trying in my own life to teach myself to love all the parts of me that are inside. I have spent all my life panicking about how I look, how I appear when I’m doing stuff and it’s crippled me. If I can forget all that stuff I’ll be freed up in a lot of ways. and I have lots of stuff to give :o) I love and am terrified of people at the same time (if that makes sense). Im a chronic worrier and overachiever and a cant-sit still-er. I have a crazy sense of humour, love drawing & art if I can sit still long enough to concentrate. & heaps more but that’s enough for now. Im VERY passionate about what Marie and I have started here so am looking forward to where dialogue might take us.

          waving from “Down Under”



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          Jenz ~ wrote Jul 22, 2009
        • estatic  HEY!
          Hi! My name is Jen, otherwise known as JENZ. I’m a 42 yr old single Mom of 3 adult children (Jess 24, Jon 21 & Christopher 19.) I’m a photographer 24/7 & I’m also a music addict & love to play guitar & must have music on ALL the time or I feel as though my soul might wilt. :)
          I live in Racine, WI and am currently looking into relocation options, as I’m now also an empty nester.
          My story is an eventful one- we can discuss that later. If there’s anything you ever want to know, always feel free to ask.
          Nice to meet you!



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          Coachmombabe wrote Jul 23, 2009
        • Hi! I’m Cindy. I’m a wife, mom (three grown children), and grandma of almost 8 super kids. I’m from the land of OZ, Kansas! I love reading, studying leadership, being creative (mosiac art, mostly). I’m 52, I am the director of a pregnancy center and home for women in life crisis seeking transformation. I enjoy life, I love people. I just learned to knit! I’m still not very good at it, but having fun with it.  

          The thing that surprises me most at my age is how much of life there still is to learn about! (Translate that in to how little I know!) estatic

          So nice to meet you!



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          Wittymom wrote Jul 23, 2009
        • Hi everyone. My name is Marie and I am the proud mom of a 12 year old daughter. I also have a 17 year old stepson and an 11 year old stepdaughter.  My life is full, but most days I don’t feel as if I am “living” it just going through the motions (work, home, repeat...)  I enjoy the company of people, listening and learning from others. That is what makes this site so attractive to me, so many women, so many points of view to share and learn from.  I don’t get on here as much as I used to but best believe I sneek in from time to time to hear what you ladies have to say!
          Never imagined that the 40s would feel this good, but I am loving every minute of it!



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          Clyn wrote Jul 23, 2009
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          My name is Carolyn. Im the proud mom of a 27 year old amszing kid. I just got new meds that make me feel kinda blah so any desciption of myself right now would probably lean towards the negative, so I’ll just say hiotongue outhappy



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          007pouty wrote Jul 23, 2009
        • Hi
          I’m Mary or 007 Pouty, I’m 51 years old. I’m a mother of one 15 year old boy and wife.  I taught special education for years before I had to take a medical retirement.  This threw me into a major depression episode, that I’m still struggling to get out of.   I’ve tried for the last 5 years to find out why I was having such horrible stomach pains.  About 1 1/2 years ago, I finally got a diagnosis (gastroparesis).  It’s not very common and very hard to live with, because you cannot have fresh fruits or vegs.  You cannot eat any kind of meats except chicken, fish, or turkey and they have to be ground up.  Also, I’m overweight, but since having this problem and have started to learn some of the ways to live with it I’ve dropped 30 pounds.  Not the easiest way to do it, but I’m still alive.  

          I love my husband of almost 30 years with all my heart and my son is also a shinning star in my heart.  If you were to hurt either of these two guys you would have to kill me to do it, because I’m not going to let anyone hurt my guys.

          If you have any questions you want to ask or just want to talk, please feel free.  I don’t always look on Fab40 everyday, but I do try to a couple of times a week.



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          Kmarie wrote Jul 29, 2009
        • Hi, my name is Kimberly and I am orgianlly from California residing in the Atlanta Metro Area. I work as a Real Estate Developer. My developments are mainly affordable workforce housing, housing for senior or other special needs groups. I have Mojo my dog whom i love greatly. I am very activie in my comunity,and in various groups and organizations.  I use to travel the counrty staffing political campaigns so i know entirely too many people.



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          Bozz wrote Jul 29, 2009
        • Hi everyone. Great to have so many join our group and WELCOME :o) Please feel free to start any topic of discussion you’d like.

          This is a place for you to discuss anything that bugs you about the portrayal of women. Or anything that champions REAL women. Talk about anything you’ve noticed in the media, your community, your workplace that is stereotyping women. Do you have any reaffirming ideas for us to value ourSELVES not appearance only? Any thoughts you have that champion women in the face of so many messages that tell us to be thinner, less wrinkly, younger looking, more tanned, more perfect, that we are being watched all the time. What are you doing in your own lives to fight back. Small or big things. Thoughts you have. Do you buy into the anti-wrinkle/weight loss ads aimed predominantly at women for example? Or the fact that 99 percent of women in advertising are models while only about 5 percent of men fit that category, the rest being NORMAL human beings (thats the way it is over here in NZ anyway). The fact that women on the covers of “our” magazines look pretty much the same as the ones on the mens mags. Have a look at the rows and rows of mags in your magazine shop and notice how just about EVERY cover of our mags has a stunning sexy looking woman on it. Not ONE has someone who looks like someone we can relate to. Yet the mens ones don’t have supermodel men on them. What’s up with that? Does this make you angry?

          Would you prefer NOT to be worrying about how young looking you are, how sexy you look, how perfect your face is, “unsightly bulges” (as the media calls them) while you‘re trying to organise the kids, do your job, go out in the evening, go to the supermarket for 5mins, go to the beach....Would you prefer NOT to be patronised every night on TV being told in EVERY ad break that we should be getting rid of our wrinkles, looking more beautiful.....OMG because we‘re “worth it“???

          Just some ideas to get you started....come on guys ;o), we’d LOVE to hear your thoughts.

          Love yourselves (and that means with IMPERFECTIONS)
          Love your character (and that means WRINKLES)
          Love your skills (and that means without looking sexy)
          Love your humour
          Champion what your body can DO and how it FEELS not what it looks like

          Liz :o)



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