I am excited about joining this website. I love the open feel of it all, the fact that I can open up and be totally honest with my success AND failures in the quitting process. I have tried quitting before, failed and ended up being a closet smoker for months on end because I was too embarrased to admit that I had failed to anyone around me. I am the mother of two boys (7 and 2) and just found out I am expecting baby number three. Quitting smoking is the hardest thing I've ever had to do in my life, the only close second to that being watching my father die slowly from cancer when I was only 15 years old. I started smoking myself 3 years later, talk about feeling stupid. I have tried other stop smoking phone hotlines and communities but I just end up lying to whomever my sponser is, telling them I haven't 'slipped' or started again while smoking a cig with them on the phone! My quit date is Sept 15 and I have no personal support from anyone in my life except my 7 year old son so I am hoping to gain that through this group. Good luck to all here and I look forward to getting to know the other mothers! Okay I guess that's all for now...sorry to ramble on...I'm actually trying to distract myself from smoking right now :>).