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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-02-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By pumpkin
When I was 18 and leaving for college, my family...

When I was 18 and leaving for college, my family was converting my room faster than I could pack. Even though I didn't have a room anymore, there was still always a comfortable place for me to sleep...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-02-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 987
Posted By pumpkin
The situation you are describing has so many red...

The situation you are describing has so many red flags. You are in love and that is fantastic, but it is only one part of deciding on a lifelong spouse. You need to evaluate his ability to be a good...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-06-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,954
Posted By pumpkin
This isn't even a grey area. Your recent partner...

This isn't even a grey area. Your recent partner should not be sleeping in the same bed with your child. I would tell your boyfriend that if your son needs to be in your bed as he transitions to his...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   12-08-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By pumpkin
I weaned DD at 3. I'm pretty sure she would have...

I weaned DD at 3. I'm pretty sure she would have been happy to keep nursing, but I was done. There were definitely some fits at first. The first limits were the hardest. I told her we could nurse 3...
Forum: Parenting   12-13-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,706
Posted By pumpkin
Almost nightly I stay up after I finally get DD...

Almost nightly I stay up after I finally get DD to bed (she is up very late), take a shower, and then read or watch tv for an hour.  I really should be sleeping because I am lucky if she sleeps 8...
Forum: C-section Birth   12-02-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 733
Posted By pumpkin
For about the first 10 days I had an awful time...

For about the first 10 days I had an awful time getting up and down.  It definitely helped to roll to my side and use my arms to lift myself as much as possible.  It still hurt after 10 days, but I...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-19-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,372
Posted By pumpkin
That set of texts complaining about how you...

That set of texts complaining about how you spend your money would be enough to warrant firing the sitter.  I would make arrangements for a replacement and then pick the day that will be her last....
Forum: Parenting   10-19-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 717
Posted By pumpkin
We had similar problems with DD.  It did limit...

We had similar problems with DD.  It did limit our activities.  How could I justify a trip to the zoo if she was going to scream in terror the entire ride there?  I remember one trip the grocery...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-18-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 245
Posted By pumpkin
I have never had a waiting period on a new job. ...

I have never had a waiting period on a new job.

I would at least look for some catastrophic health insurance to cover the gap. An injury or illness that develops during the wait could be...
Forum: Site Help   09-18-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By pumpkin
I haven't been able to use Tapatalk to view MDC...

I haven't been able to use Tapatalk to view MDC for several days. I was just wondering if anyone else is having the same problem?
Forum: California, Nevada   09-14-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,759
Posted By pumpkin
Wow what an exciting adventure. If DiL is...

Wow what an exciting adventure.

If DiL is workIng from home aren't you going to need more space? She will need anquiet place to work away from the kids, pets, and other household members.
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-08-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 698
Posted By pumpkin
When DD naps I often have to try to squeeze on...

When DD naps I often have to try to squeeze on my WAH job. Otherwise I clean. On rare occasion I fall asleep while getting her to sleep.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-18-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 616
Posted By pumpkin
It is very normal for some companies. At one of...

It is very normal for some companies. At one of my jobs my schedule was never my own. My boss might hand me 5 days worth of work on Friday at 4pm and tell me it had to be ready Monday morning, I...
Forum: Parenting   07-10-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,540
Posted By pumpkin
OH how I remember those days. DD hated the car...

OH how I remember those days. DD hated the car so much. Obviously we minimized trips and tried to have someone sit back there with her. Sometimes you just have to go though. It got a lot better when...
Forum: November 2011   06-08-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,965
Posted By pumpkin
Easy to get enough sleep with one? My...

Easy to get enough sleep with one?

My schedule for the first two months of DD's life
Spend 45-60 minutes trying to get her to nurse with syringe and then eventually sns.
Pump for 20 minutes to...
Forum: Parenting   06-03-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,091
Posted By pumpkin
That would be the end of unsupervised visits for...

That would be the end of unsupervised visits for me.

My paternal grandmother cut my hair when I was a toddler. I still don't think my Mom is completely over it and I'm 37. Just mentioning it will...
Forum: Parenting   06-02-2011, 09:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,593
Posted By pumpkin
Even if the only issue is that the parties are...

Even if the only issue is that the parties are keeping up your kids that would be enough reason to stop. Add in your mother dismissing your concerns and I would just switch to daytime visits...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-20-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 614
Posted By pumpkin
I always wear a bra. I get horrible back pain...

I always wear a bra. I get horrible back pain without serious support.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-20-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 549
Posted By pumpkin
If I'm working then I am working and am...

If I'm working then I am working and am unavailable. If I'm doing the taxes or something else that requires concentration then I am also unavailable. If I'm reading MDC or ordering something on...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-17-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,019
Posted By pumpkin
I want guests to be comfortable in my home. A...

I want guests to be comfortable in my home. A big part of that is providing food they will enjoy.

With challenging eaters for an entire week I would plan several meals that are simple, assemble...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-13-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,118
Posted By pumpkin
It's typical for the brides closest friends to...

It's typical for the brides closest friends to throw the shower. Odds are those are the MOH and bridesmaids. They host the shower they want.

The big secret to many showers is that sometimes the...
Forum: Parenting   05-13-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 841
Posted By pumpkin
As an older student perhaps the best knowledge...

As an older student perhaps the best knowledge you could impart would be the fact that without an education life can be much more challenging. Maybe they need a little reminder that it is a lot...
Forum: Parenting   05-13-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,998
Posted By pumpkin
Playing outside while sick is rare. If she is...

Playing outside while sick is rare. If she is mildly ill and the weather is temperate then we will go outside if she wants. Most of the time here it is freezing or incredibly hot. The last time I...
Forum: Parents as Partners   05-11-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,528
Posted By pumpkin
2 or 3 times. Not much better in the 12-24 month...

2 or 3 times. Not much better in the 12-24 month range. DD is a horrible sleeper. For the longest time she wouldn't sleep unless I was next to her. We also had to contend with my severe sleep...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-05-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 876
Posted By pumpkin
Unless The alternative were being homeless I...

Unless The alternative were being homeless I would not live with my parents or ILs. I am an introvert and I need my space. We stayed with ILs for a week before our house was ready and that was more...
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