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Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-13-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By liberal_chick
I stopped pumping at 11 months, but I had older...

I stopped pumping at 11 months, but I had older kids drinking cow's milk so we switched him to that in a sippy cup at that time.  He nursed until 16 months at home, whenever he wanted.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-15-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 222
Posted By liberal_chick
Honestly, I think 4-4.5 hours is too long to go...

Honestly, I think 4-4.5 hours is too long to go between sessions, but you can only do what you can do.
 
I pumped every 3 hours beginning from the last feeding, whenever that was.  My schedule was...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-26-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 208
Posted By liberal_chick
I used care.com to initially find some date...

I used care.com to initially find some date night sitters and, when I went back to work, we used it to find our nanny.  We got a lot of response from our ads and ended up finding some great sitters....
Forum: Parenting   10-05-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 582
Posted By liberal_chick
We are a 1 with a small side of 2.  Right now,...

We are a 1 with a small side of 2.  Right now, things would be super tight; there'd be nothing extra at the end of each payday without me working, and even then, after childcare, we still only get...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-21-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 802
Posted By liberal_chick
They are 8, 4, and 3.  I feel that way, too,...

They are 8, 4, and 3.  I feel that way, too, that he only wants me home because it makes his life easier.  He said himself this week that he really likes being able to work as late as he wants,...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-19-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 183
Posted By liberal_chick
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Oread http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1390045/returning-to-work-and-pumping-stressed-advice#post_17464433)...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-18-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 183
Posted By liberal_chick
Is there a reason you can't pump at work?  I...

Is there a reason you can't pump at work?  I went back to work in a professional setting when my ds3 was 4 months old and pumped every three hours beginning from the last time he ate and sent 3 4...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-17-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 802
Posted By liberal_chick
I hate to sound like a special snowflake, b/c...

I hate to sound like a special snowflake, b/c I'm certainly not, but the library field is highly competitive and laying out for a year in this market (highly saturated with librarians who are...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-17-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 802
Posted By liberal_chick
He claims he'd gladly do it.  Unfortunately,...

He claims he'd gladly do it.  Unfortunately, he's the major breadwinner and I don't have the earning potential (his bonus check each year, alone, is 2-3 times what my salary will be).  I think maybe...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-17-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 802
Posted By liberal_chick
To make a long story short, we recently moved to...

To make a long story short, we recently moved to California and my husband wanted me to home school and be a SAHM when we got here.  I'm a librarian and library jobs are hard to come by, so I (very,...
Forum: Parenting   09-06-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 424
Posted By liberal_chick
I almost never get involved unless they ask me...

I almost never get involved unless they ask me to or there is a clear need (like fighting with another child).  I'm that mom you see on the park bench checking Facebook.  Once they could comfortably...
Forum: Homebirth   06-22-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By liberal_chick
I had an "illegally attended" HBAC in Arkansas,...

I had an "illegally attended" HBAC in Arkansas, where HBACs aren't allowed to be attended by licensed MWs.  To me, step 1 is to see if any licensed MWs will attend you "under the table."  I'm in a...
Forum: VBAC   04-02-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By liberal_chick
My first reaction when I read posts like this is...

My first reaction when I read posts like this is to think "They can't MAKE you do anything."  They can't make you wear the monitor, they can't make you get an IV, they can't make you stay in bed. ...
Forum: Parents as Partners   04-01-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,200
Posted By liberal_chick
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by rubelin http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1380436/solving-a-major-fundamental-disagreement/40#post_17316836)...
Forum: Parents as Partners   04-01-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,200
Posted By liberal_chick
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by BabyMae09 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-28-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,200
Posted By liberal_chick
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by rubelin http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1380436/solving-a-major-fundamental-disagreement/20#post_17313221)...
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-28-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,200
Posted By liberal_chick
Quote:Originally Posted by Linda on the...

Quote:Originally Posted by Linda on the move http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-27-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,200
Posted By liberal_chick
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by rubelin http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1380436/solving-a-major-fundamental-disagreement/20#post_17312107)...
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-27-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,200
Posted By liberal_chick
Quote:Originally Posted by Linda on the...

Quote:Originally Posted by Linda on the move http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-26-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,200
Posted By liberal_chick
I'm going to reply to this in bits. ...

I'm going to reply to this in bits.
Quote:Originally Posted by Linda on the move http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-26-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,200
Posted By liberal_chick
He very happily would, but my earning potential...

He very happily would, but my earning potential is like 10% of his. I'm a public servant and they just don't make what someone in the private sector does. He feels that it is our duty to do this for...
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-25-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,200
Posted By liberal_chick
Working part time would be a totally fine option...

Working part time would be a totally fine option as far as I'm concerned, but one of the benefits he sees of having me home is not having to shoulder that after work grind. I currently work later...
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-25-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,200
Posted By liberal_chick
A bit of history: We moved to our current...

A bit of history: We moved to our current location 5 years ago and I was going to be a SAHM.  I got bored and managed to pick up a job at a local Mother's Day Out program, which was wonderful for...
Forum: Parenting   03-17-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By liberal_chick
I am about to be in this position.  My dh has...

I am about to be in this position.  My dh has just accepted a job in California (we're in Arkansas) and I have a huge project to wrap up at work before the kids and I can join him, so I'll be flying...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-03-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By liberal_chick
I'm in library school right now (halfway done!)...

I'm in library school right now (halfway done!) and finding that you can't even get your foot in the door as a librarian without the degree.  I am really lucky to live in a small town that...
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