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I find it offensive, because it perpetuates the idea that the empowered group is "normal" and anything that differs from it is the "other." it's also a sexualized term, and used to objectify people. people of color are termed "exotic" sometimes to relegate them to the status of animals who cannot control their sexuality in order to titillate people -- see the typical portayal of AA folks in pornography for a stark example of this. children (and all people) of color are...
Quote: Originally Posted by sparklefairy I agree with you. I also agree that single parents should protect themselves and their children by creating a situation in which child support is gravy, not a budgetary necessity. And I know that this doesn't happen overnight! It's going to take me, personally, several years. -snip- why should it be gravy? I was completely UNprotected for years when I stayed at home with my daughter while my...
you probably qualify for some type of deferment or forbearance on your student loans. If I recall correctly, they count only your personal income when determining that eligibility, not your husband's. That might help a lot.
From someone who stayed at home until DD was school-age and then only worked during school hours... I would say GO for it. It's only a few hours a day and the money and benefits sound fabulous. Your kiddo will likely be napping most of the time you are gone. It's almost too good to be true! In the long run, I agree that the brief time away will likely be good for you as well. If it were all day, I wouldn't personally do it. But this seems perfect.
WOOHOO! Congrats to you! I'm 36 and have 2 semesters left of classes plus an internship. I know what it's like, trying to keep your eye on that prize. NOT easy later in life. What a massive accomplishment!
great info -- my dd's exczema used to get better after a trip to the pool. However: I would be VERY wary of suggesting this to the baby's family. I shudder to imagine them using bleach anywhere near her. Please keep us updated. Quote: Originally Posted by ~pi Oh, that poor baby. It sounds like you made the right call, but I'm sure it's hard to deal with having to do that. By the by, staph is associated with eczema, and a recent RCT...
I too read Healthy SLeep Habits etc. back when I was a nanny and I encouraged parents to use it. BOO to that. Eventually I worked for a woman who had the author as her ped. When she called, hysterical, after her four month old screamed for 40 minutes he SCOLDED her and said he was misquoted in the book, that he never said to let babies cry for that long, and that a new edition was coming out. He actually made her feel guilty and he did not stand behind his work. I...
My daughter is now nine years old and I look back on her newborn sleep issues with astonishment that I actually survived! This too shall pass, I promise. As other posters have said, if nothing else works, just try to let go of your anxiety and frustration and know that you are giving her yourself, which is the most you can do. It's so far from CIO in a cold and lonely crib! It's not even in the same realm. I found that eventually I had to just give in to the crying...
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kind of coming in late to this, BSD, but I'm in a similar situation. we're handling it differently, but then my kiddo is older than yours, i think, and i happened to fall in love back in may, so... DH and i have decided to divorce but we will always be family. we will sell our house and gf and i will have our own place afterward... long long story, but she lives here too for now. it's all very amicable and friendly, though sometimes things get stressful for gf. we...
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