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Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-15-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,359
Posted By candycat
Safety net my *&+^$.  Seriously.  I worked for...

Safety net my *&+^$.  Seriously.  I worked for only about a year after graduating (with honors, internships, etc) before starting a family and becoming a SAHM to my special needs son and then my...
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   01-03-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By candycat
Oh please, please?  :)  That'd be excellent.  ...

Oh please, please?  :)  That'd be excellent.
 
If you aren't having a c-section I'd be happy to attend your birth if you would like.  Or heck, I've even heard of people who have elective sections...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-03-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By candycat
I don't have any family.  At all.  No siblings,...

I don't have any family.  At all.  No siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents... nothing.
 
The reason the kids get sent home is cos they're always throwing up or start running a fever or...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-03-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By candycat
I don't know anyone.  I don't have any family. ...

I don't know anyone.  I don't have any family.  I had a couple of friends but they were military and all moved away.
 
What's sucky is that I can't find a job because one or both of my two kids...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-03-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By candycat
Awesome, thanks!! :)

Awesome, thanks!! :)
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-02-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By candycat
I am so... blah.   Due to health issues I...

I am so... blah.
 
Due to health issues I wanted to have kids early so I didn't concentrate on building a career before babies.  I went to college, graduated, held a couple of nothing jobs, and...
Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   12-26-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By candycat
Mods, this isn't a business venture - so I think...

Mods, this isn't a business venture - so I think I'm adhering to guidelines, I'm not trying to violate any terms!
 
I need to attend more births to complete my doula certification.  I'm having...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-17-2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By candycat
OK, so my daughter is almost 3 but has only a...

OK, so my daughter is almost 3 but has only a little tiny bit of hair, and it's very curly.  We've never cut it and it's still too short to comfortably put up in a pony tail or anything.  She often...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-29-2010, 09:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,000
Posted By candycat
My kids were born 10 months apart. Do the math....

My kids were born 10 months apart. Do the math. =P
Forum: Waldorf   10-29-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By candycat
ETA: The breadmaker idea is a good one. When we...

ETA: The breadmaker idea is a good one. When we lived in Connecticut I totally did that, I set it to wake us up with bread in the morning. Unfortunately we are now at a high altitude where bread...
Forum: Waldorf   10-29-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By candycat
Also, zoe, when did you meet my mom that you...

Also, zoe, when did you meet my mom that you know her so well? =P You were right on. I will try to suggest some nice Waldorf sets for her, but the last time I made a recommendation to her she got...
Forum: Waldorf   10-29-2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By candycat
So, today I made a nice pork roast in the slow...

So, today I made a nice pork roast in the slow cooker which should last us for a few days at least. And we made cookies and pickled some cucumbers together. Then they watched Little Bear while I...
Forum: Waldorf   10-28-2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By candycat
So, I set up a lovely Waldorfy home when we...

So, I set up a lovely Waldorfy home when we moved here. Not all the way like waldorfmama or like on any of the other pretty blogs out there, but close enough for my own comfort level....
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-28-2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By candycat
Witch's - Thanks for that advice. The "look five...

Witch's - Thanks for that advice. The "look five years down the road and see how you would feel" is really good. Sometimes it's good to just take a step back and look at the situation more clearly....
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-25-2010, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By candycat
So I'm not-quite-halfway done with the...

So I'm not-quite-halfway done with the requirements for my master's. If I went the route I wanted to go originally I'd be not-quite a third of the way done. (One program is 2 years, the other is 3,...
Forum: Learning at School   10-25-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,819
Posted By candycat
Quote: Originally Posted by Linda on the move...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Linda on the move http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15973472)
It's a cupcake and a game. It's not...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   10-24-2010, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,011
Posted By candycat
When my son was about 7-8 months old I remember...

When my son was about 7-8 months old I remember writing a late-night crying jag induced forum rant about how "I know, deep down, that I *must* love him - but I just really don't like this kid" or...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-16-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 760
Posted By candycat
I agree, I didn't view it as threatening but...

I agree, I didn't view it as threatening but rather as mystical.
Forum: Spirituality   10-16-2010, 12:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By candycat
No, that's exactly what I was looking for! I...

No, that's exactly what I was looking for! I PM-d you too. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif
Forum: Spirituality   10-15-2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By candycat
I don't want to get morbid here....

I don't want to get morbid here. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif But a friend and I were talking about the link between birth and death, and I related an incident...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-15-2010, 10:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 760
Posted By candycat
I don't want to get morbid here....

I don't want to get morbid here. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif But a friend and I were talking about the link between birth and death, and I related an incident...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   10-14-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,391
Posted By candycat
Sure. I'm in. I don't really go by weight...

Sure. I'm in. I don't really go by weight usually - post-babies, my weight seems to hover around 125-130 regardless of what shape I'm actually in. Inches concerns me more. But I do think a few...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-13-2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By candycat
My son is intact and he doesn't hold it down. He...

My son is intact and he doesn't hold it down. He kind of leans forward and aims naturally, but it doesn't seem difficult for him.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-13-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By candycat
We have one of those coffee tables that has a...

We have one of those coffee tables that has a shelf on the bottom. So I put a couple of large pads of paper and a few coloring books on the bottom shelf, and a little plastic container of crayons,...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-13-2010, 11:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 937
Posted By candycat
Erm, well I have some wooden spoons, some metal...

Erm, well I have some wooden spoons, some metal ones, some spatula types and ladles. A roasting brush thing. Some sharp knives and cutlery. Electric mixer (one of those $5 ones, not a kitchen aid.)...
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