Here are some quick guidelines to help you with your introduction post here in at Maternity Forum. Please use the following approach when introducing yourself: 1. Please try and mention where you're from in your post. It helps our members to network with one another. ex: Mother from Texas 2. In making your introduction, tell us a bit about yourself. Things that you might want to share include: your name, your background, where you're from, how many kiddos you have, the age of your kiddos, and how you came to join Maternity Forum. 3. Fill out your complete profile. This is very important, and gives members more information to go with your posts. 4. Once you've introduced yourself, please check back with your post. Our members go out of their way to welcome you to the site, ask you questions, etc. The forum loses steam when new members get a great welcome, but never come back to follow up with the questions/comments posed to them by others. 5. Reciprocate and welcome other new members to the site. Not only is this a great way to start networking, but it helps new members feel welcome. 6. Please do not use your introduction as a sales pitch! We do not allow sales pitches or spam whatsoever. Please keep it focused on all things Maternity. 7. Don't just stop engaging after introducing yourself. Have fun, ask questions, network, and learn!! Those members who are active -- both newbie and experienced -- tend to have the most enjoyment and create amazing connections with other members.