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post #181 of 1296
Yay, CaliMommie, that's so great about your house! Scary that your apt. was broken into though. I hope you are sleeping with a baseball bat near the bed.....

And, for AngelBee. I really hope you are feeling better soon and you figure out what's going on.

Fingers crossed for you to get that job mrskennedy!!
post #182 of 1296
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Yay, CaliMommie, that's so great about your house! Scary that your apt. was broken into though. I hope you are sleeping with a baseball bat near the bed.....
No baseball bat, but we have more than one gun : We keep the larger ones locked in a gun cabinet and the smaller ones in a steel locked safe (keys are hidden out of the kids' reach). We are very safety concious with the guns. DF is a former Army Ranger as well as a former sheriff. I definitely feel safer knowing that we could protect ourselves if need be! I also have a large, heavy flashlight next to the bed on my side
post #183 of 1296
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Do any of you ladies have food allergies or kids with food allergies? Maybe we can all help each other with that too.
Two of my children have celaic's disease and the 3rd is being tested on Friday, so no gluten. Maggie seems to be senstitive to a lot of cheeses so no off brands. I can eat tilamook cheese no problem but if I eat Kruger brand she is very spitty. GO FIGURE.

My 8 year old is loosing weight at alarming rate. He has two weeks to gain weight or else they are going to do a feeding tube which the supplement for the feeding tube well its hard to get gluten free. Since we have been gluten free we are spending now about $300 a month on groceries which we cannot afford. I had to borrow money last month to feed us. I swear most of it goes in the garbage can as ds will not eat. I hate wasting food. Our doctor said at this point she could careless what ds eats along as it high calorie. We have had her for a dr. for a long time but I was embarressed to say well we cannot afford to take him to McD everyday. He will eat chicken nuggets yes I know it has wheat in it but at this point some calorie is better then none. Anyway I am stressing over that ds is not eating how much we are wasting etc etc.

Oh dh is not to eat meat for a few weeks. We just got back from the doctor's office on that. Its quite funny as I think all he eats is meat.
post #184 of 1296
I need to know. What are you wahm's doing?
post #185 of 1296
Hi, NotBroken, you might want to try going to the WAHM Well to get some ideas. I am a FT student and live off (ok, term used *very* loosely) financial aid and loans. So....yeah, not much help. Welcome, though!
post #186 of 1296
good morning ladies!

the conference was amazing! people really ARE paying attention to the poverty issue. I will tell all about it between classes.....mornings are rushed around here!

AngelBee, I had debilitating joint pain for years. I was finally diagnosed with Celiac! I have none of the other celiac symptoms,,,,,,except 'brain fog'. It took forever to be diagnosed, but within days the joint pain and swelling was subsiding and I could actually walk up stairs. Please look into that.....your list of tests is all too familiar to me. I had also been diagnosed with depression----nope---celiac.

gratitude for the day
1. woke up just in time to save the clothes from getting wet on the line.
2.armour (again, I just love it!)
3. MDC lower income mamas,,,,you really are getting me through an incredibly difficult time.

a big one, I was at the business office at school yesterday and asked about my student loans. they were posted yesterday and will be available for me to pick up on thursday!!!!!!!!! PARTY!!! (not really, just sounds like fun)
post #187 of 1296
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I need to know. What are you wahm's doing?

I work from home as a paralegal.

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good morning ladies!

the conference was amazing! people really ARE paying attention to the poverty issue. I will tell all about it between classes.....mornings are rushed around here!

AngelBee, I had debilitating joint pain for years. I was finally diagnosed with Celiac! I have none of the other celiac symptoms,,,,,,except 'brain fog'. It took forever to be diagnosed, but within days the joint pain and swelling was subsiding and I could actually walk up stairs. Please look into that.....your list of tests is all too familiar to me. I had also been diagnosed with depression----nope---celiac.

gratitude for the day
1. woke up just in time to save the clothes from getting wet on the line.
2.armour (again, I just love it!)
3. MDC lower income mamas,,,,you really are getting me through an incredibly difficult time.

a big one, I was at the business office at school yesterday and asked about my student loans. they were posted yesterday and will be available for me to pick up on thursday!!!!!!!!! PARTY!!! (not really, just sounds like fun)
I am glad the conference was good. I am still laughing about Toosie. I did a paper on that movie. I cannot remember what class. It was a million years ago.

My children have celiac's disease. My 8 year old has juvenille arthritis which was caused from the celiac's. 1 and 133 people in the USA have it but only 1 in 5,000 are actually diagnosed.
post #188 of 1296
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I went to WIC today. A bunch of dumb/bad things happened... First, there was a fire alarm, and we all of course, had to go outside. We went out a stairwell, but no one told us we couldn't come back in that way! So there we all were, about 20 or so of us, standing in the stairwell where we'd gone out, waiting for someone to let us in. Apparently, they expected us to go around the building and go in the front door. Gee... Thanks for telling us...

Then, I went back for my appt., and the lady asked me for proof of income, residence, immunization, etc. I said, "Uh, I don't have any of that. The last time I was in just to pick up checks, and I was told I only nneeded to bring the baby this time." So then she said this was a BF recirt., and I needed everything I didn't have. : Again, thanks for telling us... I verified with sis that I was only told to bring DS, b/c I thought I was crazy. Sis agreed. So it was their mistake.

THEN, she said she NEEDED an immunization record, and I said we're claiming relig. exemption. So she said she needs a form for that. That was fine with me, but it was another thing I didn't have. What really got me about the whole appt. was that she said they have to keep everything, esp. shot records, updated for the state. I guess I knew that... But her saying it set off red flags for me. I mean, there's a vax registry, people generally don't like/agree with non-vaxers, and I don't want people calling me, bugging me about DS's vax status, etc. (I was involved with CPS once and don't wish to be again... So anything I think I can do to prevent it, I do, which means not drawing attn. to us!)

So anyway, I only got one month of checks for not having the requed. stuff. That I understand.

But I also understand/know I'm def. dropping out of the program. I don't want to be bothered by more people telling me how they think I should parent my child--feed him, vax, BF only for so long, etc etc. I'd decided to drop out before, but went to this appt. b/c I didn't feel like canceling it. : But now the thought of going back is worse.

Plus we're doing ok without the help. The eggs, some of the milk, and the cheese we do use. But I'll just have to find a way to either afford them on FS, or cut them out. No big deal, really. The big deal is that I'm tired of having my privacy invaded.

Oh and FYI sis saw a roach in the WIC office today! That's another reason I'm not going back! Actually, I think it's more b/c of that than anything else. But the other things don't help.
post #190 of 1296
I'm a WAH writer when I can find work, and when I'm done with Career Step I'll be doing medical transcription.
post #191 of 1296
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Originally Posted by mrskennedy View Post

THEN, she said she NEEDED an immunization record, and I said we're claiming relig. exemption. So she said she needs a form for that. That was fine with me, but it was another thing I didn't have. What really got me about the whole appt. was that she said they have to keep everything, esp. shot records, updated for the state. I guess I knew that... But her saying it set off red flags for me. I mean, there's a vax registry, people generally don't like/agree with non-vaxers, and I don't want people calling me, bugging me about DS's vax status, etc. (I was involved with CPS once and don't wish to be again... So anything I think I can do to prevent it, I do, which means not drawing attn. to us!)

So anyway, I only got one month of checks for not having the requed. stuff. That I understand.

But I also understand/know I'm def. dropping out of the program. I don't want to be bothered by more people telling me how they think I should parent my child--feed him, vax, BF only for so long, etc etc. I'd decided to drop out before, but went to this appt. b/c I didn't feel like canceling it. : But now the thought of going back is worse.
I totally understand why you would be scared. I've never had an issue with CPS but I know so many people who have. We just fly under the radar I guess. But I am really really careful to LOOK mainstream with most stuff because with the separation from my husband and the divorce not even filed yet, I really dont' need him trying to find ways to take my kids. Kinda trying to keep him happy to avoid a bogus CPS report(it happened to someone I know over a divorce). You never know what people will do once you back them into a corner. So I can't blame you for wanting to get out of there quickly and not attract attention. That's all you need, huh?
post #192 of 1296
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I totally understand why you would be scared. I've never had an issue with CPS but I know so many people who have. We just fly under the radar I guess. But I am really really careful to LOOK mainstream with most stuff because with the separation from my husband and the divorce not even filed yet, I really dont' need him trying to find ways to take my kids. Kinda trying to keep him happy to avoid a bogus CPS report(it happened to someone I know over a divorce). You never know what people will do once you back them into a corner. So I can't blame you for wanting to get out of there quickly and not attract attention. That's all you need, huh?
We certainly look mainstream, which helps. And we know what to/not to say to people; that also helps. But DH and I are both blind... WHich is what got us into trouble in the first place! Fortunately, we did have a lawyer, and Big L only had to have one convo with CPS to put them in their place. But still... If we weren't blind, the ILs wouldn't have called, and I wouldn't have had PPD/PTSD. But anyway... So yeah, we look as mainstream as they come!
post #193 of 1296
I really hope discrimination was the first word out of the lawyer's mouth besides law suit. That's compeltely ridiculous. :
post #194 of 1296
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I really hope discrimination was the first word out of the lawyer's mouth besides law suit. That's compeltely ridiculous. :
Uh, yeah, that's exactly what he said.
It was still a PITA though... But thank goodness it's over and we have our sweet DS!
post #195 of 1296
That is very surprising that WIC gives you so much trouble! At my WIC office I just tell them I don't vax and they leave me alone. I do have to remind them like every appointment, but they have never said anything bad about it at all.
post #196 of 1296
And we don't really "look" mainstream at all either. Or at least I don't.
post #197 of 1296
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That is very surprising that WIC gives you so much trouble! At my WIC office I just tell them I don't vax and they leave me alone. I do have to remind them like every appointment, but they have never said anything bad about it at all.
: In fact, the nutritionist we saw asked for copies of Mothering so she could do more research on no-vax. And at the weekly BFing meeting there are quite a few moms who are leaning towards no-vax & they allow & encourage the dialogue.
post #198 of 1296
My oldest is 7 and she was on wic until age 4. Her sister has been on it for a year and I've been on it for this pregnancy so far. And last re-cert was the first time someone mentioned vaxes to me. She was looking at our file and realized that they have no vax history for her. I have some vaxes for her so I told her I'd have the doc fax them over but she said don't worry about it. Bring in the info next time you come(in 3 months!!!). And she didn't even bat an eye when I told her that Lu wasn't fully vaxed. That's so odd to me that people are getting up in arms at wic appts over vaxes. It's just so foreign to me. But we have a great wic office and they actually applauded when I told them that Lu nursed until 22months and that I would be nursing this next babe. They told me that my kids are the healthiest eaters they've ever seen and they can't find any nutritional problems. : And I even had a long discussion with the dietician about our local consignment shop and what the best day to go was. Apparently she has a serious love of gymboree but can't see paying full retail price so she loves our local thrift store for her daughter's wardrobe!
post #199 of 1296
Ladies.... I am sending the boxes out tomorrow, should get to you all by early next week at the latest.

All the stuff is clean but has been packed up for awhile... incase it seems "stuffy". No smoking, but I have cats... just to warn you all!


Amy if you happen to read this.... your next box is going out with theirs.






MrsKennedy.... that sucks! When I was on WIC they were really cool and even forgot to ask about vax records. No issues at all. Heck they stopped asking me if I needed info and said I could be their poster child for bf'ing since I had done it the longest!





Maybe we should have our own little $0/no-low spend xmas in here? Maybe everyone can motivate each other?



And food allergies... my littlest has a ton and wears a Medic Alert bracelet and carries an Epi-pen. Not sure if you all know but Medic Alert is actually a non profit and will pay for your service if you can't afford it. Just FYI. Any of you mama's have a fav goody recipe for the holidays that are safe?


Heck anyone want to share their fav holiday goody recipe?



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post #200 of 1296
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And food allergies... my littlest has a ton and wears a Medic Alert bracelet and carries an Epi-pen. Not sure if you all know but Medic Alert is actually a non profit and will pay for your service if you can't afford it. Just FYI. Any of you mama's have a fav goody recipe for the holidays that are safe?


Heck anyone want to share their fav holiday goody recipe?



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Thank you so much for that info on medic alert - I have been trying to save back the funds to get DD a medic-alert bracelet. Is there a particular person we need to talk to or program to ask for?
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