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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-21-2009, 12:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By jt'smum
In KS as well, if its in the IEP and the IEP...

In KS as well, if its in the IEP and the IEP isn't being met then the district can be sued. I would hound the district till they do it.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-20-2009, 12:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By jt'smum
It saddens me to know that so many families are...

It saddens me to know that so many families are having such a horrid experience with their children in schools. From what I have heard Kansas is pretty strict on the use of restraints. We are also...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-19-2009, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By jt'smum
Please be aware that this story is terribly...

Please be aware that this story is terribly biased.

As a SpEd para I have had laptops thrown at me, kicked, hit, bit, scratched etc. At the district where I work we receive training on how to...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-11-2009, 11:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By jt'smum
Thanks again! I stupidly never thought about it...

Thanks again! I stupidly never thought about it until my friends death. I meant SSA instead of SSI.
Forum: Single Parenting   05-11-2009, 10:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By jt'smum
Thanks! I have started the process to get...

Thanks! I have started the process to get paternity done. There isn't a question but I did not list him on birth cert and he has not been involved.
Forum: Single Parenting   05-11-2009, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By jt'smum
Who would be awarded custody of a child if...

Who would be awarded custody of a child if paternity was never established with the father? What would happen if the father died would the child receive SSI and can paternity be established after...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-11-2009, 12:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,043
Posted By jt'smum
DD like to grab my face. I just take her hand...

DD like to grab my face. I just take her hand and rub it on my face and say gentle hands she smiles and goes for the hair, repeat process. She so far has been gentle to herself it others she likes...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-11-2009, 12:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,025
Posted By jt'smum
The only part that bothered me like others was...

The only part that bothered me like others was the "lady" part. We use gentle hands and DD is only 4.5 months...She likes to pull her sisters hair we say gentle hands and then stroke her sisters...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-11-2009, 12:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,002
Posted By jt'smum
I know how ya feel. I spent my Mothers Day...

I know how ya feel. I spent my Mothers Day cleaning and doing laundry. However, I too feel that I am not met to be married, maybe have a SO but not married. Its tough when I see my married friends...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-09-2009, 12:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By jt'smum
DD is 7 and sleeps with either me or her...

DD is 7 and sleeps with either me or her grandmother whom we share a house with. Today she was telling me that no one at school knows that we have a family bed or beds. I asked her why and she said...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-08-2009, 11:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By jt'smum
DD is teething and she seems to be biting me...

DD is teething and she seems to be biting me when she is nursing. It feels like biting, it hurts http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes2.gif:. Of course my reaction has been to...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-08-2009, 11:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,332
Posted By jt'smum
I grew up here in Kansas. Moved to the East...

I grew up here in Kansas. Moved to the East coast when I was 18 to be a nanny. I moved back to Kansas after DD#1 dad and split. He still lives in Boston with his wife. DD goes every summer and...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-08-2009, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,332
Posted By jt'smum
Found a group in Wichita which is about 45 min...

Found a group in Wichita which is about 45 min from here. But I would drive it in a heart beat. So hopefully that will be a good thing!

I keep thinking how financially I could move back to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-08-2009, 04:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 687
Posted By jt'smum
I talk to DD all the time. I tell her everything...

I talk to DD all the time. I tell her everything we are doing. I did it with my first now she doesn't stop talking..lol!!!
Forum: Parenting   05-08-2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,268
Posted By jt'smum
Nope I don't think you are. If you know it will...

Nope I don't think you are. If you know it will be a distraction then you are right in not allowing them. DD isn't allowed to wear bracelets to school because she takes them on/off all the time. I...
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   05-08-2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By jt'smum
Is the cost of living much higher than here in...

Is the cost of living much higher than here in Hutchinson? Does anyone know? Right now we live in a two bed/1bath full finished basement with attached garage. Its pretty nice and we pay $550.00 a...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-08-2009, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,332
Posted By jt'smum
I know! Facebook and here are the only contacts...

I know! Facebook and here are the only contacts I have besides my mother(who is grea) I have as well. I have one good friend but we seem to be drifting apart. We have different views on things.
Forum: Single Parenting   05-08-2009, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,332
Posted By jt'smum
I am so bored/lonely here during the day. I work...

I am so bored/lonely here during the day. I work part time (taking care of elderly in there home) on weekend mornings. But during the week I am at home with the babe. I LOVE staying at home with...
Forum: Parenting   05-08-2009, 10:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 839
Posted By jt'smum
I took my 4 month old to my Uncles funeral last...

I took my 4 month old to my Uncles funeral last week. The funeral home director said "Its so nice to have a baby here. It gives us hope in such a sad time." I thought that was very nice, then he...
Forum: Parenting   05-08-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By jt'smum
I used to live in JP when I was a nanny. Can't...

I used to live in JP when I was a nanny. Can't come but so so so miss JP, the tot lot, the library, JP Licks, the pond, the arboretum I could go on and on....
Forum: Television   05-08-2009, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By jt'smum
DD who is 7 watches it occasionally. I think its...

DD who is 7 watches it occasionally. I think its okay. There seems to be a lot of mean spirited things going on between a couple of characters(I don't know the name). I personally don't like it, no...
Forum: Parenting   05-08-2009, 01:18 AM
Replies: 1,465
Views: 130,630
Posted By jt'smum
Not that uncommon but really really hacks me...

Not that uncommon but really really hacks me off.

"Is she sleeping through the night?"

"No"

"Does she sleep in her crib?"

"Its 50/50"
Forum: Parenting   05-08-2009, 01:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By jt'smum
Poor poor thing!...

Poor poor thing! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif I have no suggestions but feel very sad for him and you. I hope someone can help!
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-08-2009, 01:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By jt'smum
Good Luck!!! Its such a wonderful thing to sleep...

Good Luck!!! Its such a wonderful thing to sleep uninterrupted! I think I remember those days.....
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-08-2009, 01:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 599
Posted By jt'smum
At first we went to bed at the same time. Now...

At first we went to bed at the same time. Now she goes to her bed wakes and joins me. If she wakes before I am in bed then well my bedtime is when she wakes up. I am wondering what to do when she...
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