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Forum: Learning at School   09-27-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 921
Posted By Turkish Kate
I am so glad to find this thread.  I was...

I am so glad to find this thread.  I was beginning to think that I'm the only one whose kidling has an excessive amount of homework.  DS is 5, in Kindergarten at a charter school, and I find his...
Forum: Spirituality   11-28-2009, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By Turkish Kate
Eid Mubarak and Bayraminiz kutlu olsun! ...

Eid Mubarak and Bayraminiz kutlu olsun!

Well, you already know what was on our table, but I'll post it here for bragging rights. I made a roasted leg of lamb and served it with pilav (rice...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-06-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By Turkish Kate
Of course it's creating a habit. Why is that...

Of course it's creating a habit. Why is that automatically a bad thing?
Forum: Currently in Mothering Magazine   08-01-2009, 08:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,560
Posted By Turkish Kate
I always love everything in Mothering, but two...

I always love everything in Mothering, but two articles were very timely for me this month. The vaccine article was heaven-sent, because I just went through an ordeal with a physician over a school...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-18-2009, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By Turkish Kate
Thanks, ladies. I appreciate the support. Zona,...

Thanks, ladies. I appreciate the support. Zona, I didn't realize I could opt out of the exam, too, until I started looking for research yesterday. Now that I have the form, though, I'm going to have...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-17-2009, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By Turkish Kate
I got the religious exemption without any...

I got the religious exemption without any problem from the health department. No questions asked, they filled out the paper, handed it to me, advised me to make a copy for my own records and turn in...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   06-13-2009, 10:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By Turkish Kate
My 15 year old DD just completed the Red Cross...

My 15 year old DD just completed the Red Cross Babysitting Boot Camp, two days of child care instruction, first aid, and CPR. She's now looking to babysit for children in the south Jax/Mandarin...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   06-13-2009, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By Turkish Kate
I'm just curious why you think you should tell...

I'm just curious why you think you should tell other people that your child isn't vaccinated? I've never had a playgroup-type person ask me and never brought it up with anyone else.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-09-2009, 09:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By Turkish Kate
I'm brain dead in the evenings, so used to get...

I'm brain dead in the evenings, so used to get up at 4am to do my homework in nursing school. I don't remember having homework in my pre-reqs, but I'm sure I did, just don't remember how I got it...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-09-2009, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By Turkish Kate
I agree. That first year will make or break you,...

I agree. That first year will make or break you, spirit-wise. I couldn't imagine having a baby on top of it. Plus, the job market is really tough right now for new grads. If it were me, I'd wait...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-09-2009, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 523
Posted By Turkish Kate
I was in the midst of pre-reqs when my divorce...

I was in the midst of pre-reqs when my divorce proceedings started, DD was 15 months. XH didn't contribute to our home at all, either financially or physically for the majority of time that I was in...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-09-2009, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By Turkish Kate
I gotta agree with Marilyn. Nursing is not as...

I gotta agree with Marilyn. Nursing is not as "recession proof" as people seem to think. Lots of new grads are saddled with a ton of student loan debt (it's not a cheap program) and discover they...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-09-2009, 09:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By Turkish Kate
Hi, RainbowMoon. I'm an RN, worked my way...

Hi, RainbowMoon. I'm an RN, worked my way through nursing school over ten years ago as a CNA and home health aide. I've done a little bit of everything, from long-term care to home care, to acute...
Forum: Spirituality   05-06-2009, 09:45 PM
Replies: 1,559
Views: 60,020
Posted By Turkish Kate
Yes, it needs to be addressed. Yes, you're...

Yes, it needs to be addressed. Yes, you're dreaming that it will be. And yes, you need to stop watching Oprah! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif
Forum: Spirituality   05-06-2009, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1,559
Views: 60,020
Posted By Turkish Kate
American, married to Turkish man, lived in...

American, married to Turkish man, lived in Istanbul for three years and dreaming of the day when we can go back.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-06-2009, 09:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 971
Posted By Turkish Kate
Got a question for you practicing nurses: What's...

Got a question for you practicing nurses: What's the employment environment where you live? I ask this because nursing is supposed to be one of those "recession proof" careers, yet it seems that in...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-01-2009, 10:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 971
Posted By Turkish Kate
That's a lot of pre-reqs to try to bat out in...

That's a lot of pre-reqs to try to bat out in one year. I'd say that it depends on how strong your science and math skills are. Mine aren't the best, and I found A&P and Chem to be really tough when...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-30-2009, 09:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 971
Posted By Turkish Kate
Hey there. I was teaching in an LPN program,...

Hey there. I was teaching in an LPN program, yeah took a pay cut and the hours were much worse. Don't think that teaching and office hours are all that you put in--you'll be taking work home with...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   04-27-2009, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 218
Posted By Turkish Kate
I've never had so much as an askance glance in...

I've never had so much as an askance glance in Jax, even while nurisng my squirmy 2-year-old. But I've never had any out-of-ordinary positiveness, either. It's nice to see it happening here! If I...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-25-2009, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,329
Posted By Turkish Kate
The family dynamic isn't going to change until...

The family dynamic isn't going to change until MIL dies. She is our biggest stressor and it doesn't seem like that's going to happen for quite a while. In the meantime, I was offered a position,...
Forum: Spirituality   04-22-2009, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1,559
Views: 60,020
Posted By Turkish Kate
I'm knee-deep in job searching and came across...

I'm knee-deep in job searching and came across this one in KSA, if anyone is interested:
link...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-21-2009, 01:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,329
Posted By Turkish Kate
This whole thing would be much easier if I could...

This whole thing would be much easier if I could actually *find*a job. Uf.
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-12-2009, 10:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,329
Posted By Turkish Kate
MIL is 85 with dementia and doesn't speak...

MIL is 85 with dementia and doesn't speak English. No help. DH's general response when I ask for help around the house is, "I'm not a maid." Hmmm . . . what does that make me? No daycare, DH is...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-12-2009, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,329
Posted By Turkish Kate
I've decided that I'm going back to work. DS is...

I've decided that I'm going back to work. DS is 2, MIL acts like she's 2, DH is little help around the house and I'm tired of it. I've applied to have my nursing license endorsed in FL, recreated my...
Forum: Parenting   04-02-2009, 11:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,483
Posted By Turkish Kate
Quote: Originally Posted by 2xy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2xy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13472713)
I don't want to argue, but I'm just curious to...
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