Saturday, October 16
Author: Liss Klemke | Filed Under: domesticity, friends, motherhood, parenting | at 10/16/2010 06:13:00 PM |
So I found an Australian wedding forum and it changed my life. Almost 10 years ago I 'met' a bunch of gals who had married or planned to marry around the same time as my nuptuals. It was a fabulous way to talk about your wedding and share the excitement as there's only so much your friends and family want to talk about it and also it was a great place to learn money-saving tips, find suppliers who people had used and make some friendships that spilled over into real life.
As I've told you, shortly after we were married we found out we were expecting, so I continued on the same forum which had morphed into not only a wedding forum, but a pregnancy and baby one too. Pretty soon there were a whole lot of us expecting babies around the same time and before we knew it we were sharing pregnancy and parenting tips and how to survive on one income.
I'm still in touch with a lot of those ladies (hello if you're visiting!) who were there with me when I discovered we were having our twins - hubby and I set up the AMBA forum because after having a local network for both our wedding and our first child we were missing that online support we needed.
Now these days I spend my online life here, a few other forums, on facebook occasionally and on twitter (how I love twitter!). There's a new little community I've joined too, and I will occasionally be contributing to over at KleenexMums - keep an eye out! KleenexMums have also release a gorgeous little eBook which I contributed to, along with some other very talented Mums.
Download it here or view it via the very fancy flash interface here - make sure you read all of it, but especially the article about 'real friends' which is my very real and gorgeous friend telling a story about how we first met. Brought a tear to my eye *sniff*
The gift from my online life is I feel connected, educated, entertained, amused and supported. I really don't know what I would have done without my online life. It has enhanced my real life more than I ever could have expected.
Comment and tell me about your online life - or link up your own post if you like, I'd love to read it! xxx
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