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Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   07-01-2009, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,699
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Quote: Originally Posted by hotharmony...

Quote:
Originally Posted by hotharmony http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14013653)
they have some strict guildlines as to who...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   07-01-2009, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,699
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I birthed two babies at the Providence Birth...

I birthed two babies at the Providence Birth Center, which is in the hospital but separate from the L&D ward. None of their midwives were covered by my insurance so I went with an OB (out of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-06-2009, 01:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,462
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Quote: Originally Posted by mamatoady...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mamatoady http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13501976)
thanks everyone. Dh is gone 2 months at a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-06-2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,410
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We are currently living on 40% of our total...

We are currently living on 40% of our total household income b/c DH was laid off a couple of weeks ago. We have saved aggressively for years and the only debt we have is our mortgage so it's not...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-05-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 687
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Quote: Originally Posted by ~Purity♥Lake~...

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Originally Posted by ~Purity♥Lake~ http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13128551)
First of all, I love being a dork....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-05-2009, 12:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 704
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I look at it kind of like an anniversary or...

I look at it kind of like an anniversary or birthday which is marked by the date not the number of days.

I vote for the 5th.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-04-2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,484
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I get like that once in a while. I always find...

I get like that once in a while. I always find making pro/con lists helps put things into perspective for me. My kids are happy, they LOVE preschool/school activities, love seeing their friends and...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-04-2009, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 625
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I've been both and I think that time of day is...

I've been both and I think that time of day is just rough for toddlers. Is there a calming, quiet activity he can do? I know if I took a few minutes to read a story or watch a short video (*gasp*)...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-19-2008, 03:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 642
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For me two things: 1) I lowered my standards....

For me two things:
1) I lowered my standards. I try to keep the downstairs in company presentable shape. Not spotless but clean. Not perfectly organized but mostly tidy.

2) Pretty much every...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-18-2008, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
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Good luck! My mom used to be our DCP and, while...

Good luck! My mom used to be our DCP and, while she was awesome in almost every other regard, food was a constant issue and I'm not even that picky about food!! After going round and round, in a...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-18-2008, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
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I went part-time by way of a job-share...

I went part-time by way of a job-share arrangement. I started this when DD1 was 5 months old so the situation is a bit different.

It didn't hurt my resume nor my future career options but that's...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-18-2008, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
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sorry, I'd help out but I miss your age cutoff...

sorry, I'd help out but I miss your age cutoff by one year.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-18-2008, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 182
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This year we have several people to buy for so...

This year we have several people to buy for so they are each getting a note from DC, along with a gift certificate to Starbucks. DD1's kindy teacher is also getting a GC to an office supply store.
...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-18-2008, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
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My youngest is in year-round daycare/preschool....

My youngest is in year-round daycare/preschool. My oldest is in half-day kindergarten, half-day daycare/supplemental K.

When there's no "real" kindy, she has the option of going to her...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-12-2008, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
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1) I actually want to go back to work and I'm...

1) I actually want to go back to work and I'm feeling sorta guilty about it. Does it make me less of a "motherly" type because I'd rather go to work than stay home??
Absolutely NOT! There is not...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-12-2008, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
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Quote: Originally Posted by kriket...

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Originally Posted by kriket http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12590898)...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-12-2008, 01:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,049
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I think your plan sounds fine. ...

I think your plan sounds fine.

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif I am curious though...how do you write reviews w/out actually viewing the porn?
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-06-2008, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 390
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My oldest started daycare at 2.5 yrs old after...

My oldest started daycare at 2.5 yrs old after being at home w/ grandma and never even having so much as a cold. She got sick several times in a row right off the bat. She's been pretty healthy...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-04-2008, 03:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 657
Posted By Best Feeling
Nope. Never.

Nope. Never.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-09-2008, 03:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 994
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Was your full time job turned into a part time...

Was your full time job turned into a part time job, or did you find a different job altogether?
My boss, and good friend, quit when she had her 1st baby. A few weeks later I had my first baby. She...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-02-2008, 04:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,135
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My BIL is in med school. He has no one really...

My BIL is in med school. He has no one really depending on him (he's engaged but no kids). That dude works his butt off. It is greuling. Even getting INTO med school was a lot of work for him.
...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-25-2008, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
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I feel ya. Mostly I'm happy to WOH, it's a...

I feel ya. Mostly I'm happy to WOH, it's a choice not a burden. I rarely have guilt and it's usually circumstantial. This week has been hard on me though for some reason. Ah, if only we could win...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-22-2008, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By Best Feeling
If you're not hoping for them to be a reference,...

If you're not hoping for them to be a reference, then yeah I think that sounds fine. personally, I'd be sure to at least make the director aware of the reason I was leaving. He/she may not be clued...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-22-2008, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
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My mom watched both of our daughters until they...

My mom watched both of our daughters until they were of preschool age (2.5). We paid her the going rate of local daycares which I just felt like we should do (she doesn't have much money). I also...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-22-2008, 01:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 634
Posted By Best Feeling
Sorry, OP, that your DH is being so insensitive!...

Sorry, OP, that your DH is being so insensitive!

Mine only attributes crabbiness to hormones when he is right and he's pretty sensitive about it. PMS is a relatively new thing to me and he thinks...
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