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Turning 40 soon and definitely noticing the small changes that no matter how "young" I look, my body is singing another song. I would love to see a space for the 40+ gals to talk, especially since I have no female relatives and few of my friends really talk about this stuff.  
Layout is nice but the color is a tad off-putting.  
I am 39 and officially in the peri stage, as confirmed last year when I was 38. Frankly I wish more women knew that menopause doesn't just happen and that the peri-menopausal stage often starts in the late 30's early 40's and can last a number of years. I have friends a little younger than me who really don't know. The bad stuff is I am way hormonal, especially during PMS like everyone in the house knows stay away from me. I do deal with insomnia but I am learning ways...
Sending you and your daughter healing thoughts. As others have said seek the assistance of a Child Life Specialist and as hard as it is, take care of yourself as well.
My eldest is a college sophomore who turns 20 in a month and I have a highly spirited 6 yo, I thought at one point maybe I could fit in a third but it's not realistic. Babies are cute and snuggly but as I am learning with a kid currently in college, they get more costly as they get older. If I want to have a chance that I won't be living in a cardboard box, eating puppy chow when I retire, I need to be done. I am also perimenopausal and the physical thought of pregnancy...
No, you sounds like you are dealing with loss, loss of the life you envisioned. I had my son at 19, he is now 19 and I will be honest I did not enjoy my pregnancy with him at all but he is now the light of my life along with his sister. Give yourself time to grieve and time to accept the changes, I often joke it's one reason pregnancy is 9 months, to give us time to adjust.
Not really answering the question but I would make sure his employment is secure. 6 years ago I stayed home after giving birth and in the end did go back to work because my hubby is a freelance writer. In good times, things are good but in bad times, its definitely not good. I will say I think it's important to have an emergency fund for emergencies. Also do a test run, try living on one income for a while before you make the official leap.
I am the Executive Director of a small faith based agency that offers after-school and summer programs for low income families. My background is in social services and non-profit management, a colleague told me about the position. My hours are flexible in that I work mornings at home and in the afternoon I go in the office, since one I have a staff and the staff occasionally needs to see the boss also its important for the families that I am on site at least 2-3x a...
He needs to send them a letter in writing requesting that they only contact him by mail and it needs to be sent certified return receipt requested, that is the only way to get them to stop calling. Asking them not to call by phone is not enough, so he needs to take that action.
Now that's the book I really need as my 6 year old has progressed from being a lousy sleeper to a lousy eater. Just last night I made one of the few meals she still eats, and of course I was met with...this chicken is different. Ugh...really I wanted to yell "why won't you eat?" LOL
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