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Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-02-2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By delighted.mama
Hi Mamas, I haven't been here in a while....

Hi Mamas,

I haven't been here in a while. Life's been so insanely busy in the last few months. I can definitely use some of your wisdom and help, if you are willing to share, especially if you...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-03-2010, 01:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By delighted.mama
Thank you mamas for the perspective. You are...

Thank you mamas for the perspective. You are right, something has to give. Right now I have committed to teaching this semester but the summer is off limits and, if I don't have a FT job by the...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-28-2010, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By delighted.mama
Hi Mommas! As with other important decisions, I...

Hi Mommas! As with other important decisions, I turn to you and ask for your words of wisdom.

In a nutshell, I am thinking of going back FT in the legal field. It is partly because we could...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-04-2009, 12:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Posted By delighted.mama
I'm feelin' your pain.......just wanted to let...

I'm feelin' your pain.......just wanted to let you know BTDT (not working FT, however, but close) and it is stressful! But, like another poster said, it is finite and your situation will change....
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-21-2009, 11:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By delighted.mama
Hi. For what it is worth, I agree with the PP...

Hi. For what it is worth, I agree with the PP that you should give it a little more time than a month. That is barely enough time to adjust to a new schedule, especially when you were at home...
Forum: Parenting   10-18-2009, 09:04 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,412
Posted By delighted.mama
Very well said, mama! Brought many tears to my...

Very well said, mama! Brought many tears to my eyes! Truly inspiration......happy birthday to you both!http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif
Forum: Parenting   10-18-2009, 08:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,686
Posted By delighted.mama
Hi, just my 2 cents....I agree with the PP's...

Hi, just my 2 cents....I agree with the PP's that it might be rude to exclude the older sibs since, essentially, you are having a party with a lot of adults, making it basically a family/friends...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-03-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By delighted.mama
Hi ladies, thanks for all the wonderful and...

Hi ladies, thanks for all the wonderful and practical advice!http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif It seems that the food budget is a big factor to consider. We've been...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-03-2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 435
Posted By delighted.mama
Please tell my I'm not the only one struggling...

Please tell my I'm not the only one struggling with this age!http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif

DD, (almost 8) is very articulate and spirited. At her best, she is...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-29-2009, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By delighted.mama
Hi, just thought I'd see how some of you may be...

Hi, just thought I'd see how some of you may be cutting costs in this economy. DH's hours have been cut, which in turn, relates to less pay. I have taken on a couple of extra consulting and teaching...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-14-2009, 11:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By delighted.mama
Thanks ladies. That helps. It's also a load off...

Thanks ladies. That helps. It's also a load off to think that I can use some of it to defer the childcare expenses and wear and tear on the car. I have some things that need to be fixed and I need a...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-11-2009, 12:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By delighted.mama
Hi, can you use student loans for living...

Hi, can you use student loans for living expenses, such as car maintenance, etc? The last time I took out loans, it all went strictly for the tuition, but now we are in a different boat and would...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-01-2009, 12:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By delighted.mama
Hi 1jooj, sounds like you have your hands full....

Hi 1jooj, sounds like you have your hands full. Emus? Wow! Despite the big responsibilities you have, however, it sounds like you want to do some of the work you did before. If you could get some...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-01-2009, 12:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By delighted.mama
Hi, I posted a similar thread several months...

Hi, I posted a similar thread several months back. Since then, I have BTDT! I had to travel for work for 8 days when ds was 4.5 months old (he's 7 months now) I echo what the PP said about getting a...
Forum: Women's Health   09-01-2009, 12:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By delighted.mama
Hi. At our 6 month well baby check-up the ped...

Hi. At our 6 month well baby check-up the ped suggested that we start giving ds the liquid vit D drops. She said that after much research, doctors are finding that babies don't get enough vit D,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-31-2009, 11:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By delighted.mama
Hi, we went through that exactly.....and a few...

Hi, we went through that exactly.....and a few days later he cut two teeth. It sounds like teething could be an issue. That doesn't mean that her teeth are going to come out soon. Sometimes it takes...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-25-2009, 11:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By delighted.mama
I know this is such a limited question, but is...

I know this is such a limited question, but is there anyone out there that has a JD and then went to get a masters, or vice versa? And, what are doing with your degrees now???

Quick background: I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-09-2009, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By delighted.mama
Just curious how big your 6 month old baby is....

Just curious how big your 6 month old baby is. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif My guy seems kind of on the long and lean side and I'm not sure if I should be...
Forum: Learning at School   07-07-2009, 01:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By delighted.mama
Thanks for sharing the link....

Thanks for sharing the link. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif It helps tp have some guidance. I am going to have dd take a look at it tomorrow. It is quite...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-07-2009, 12:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By delighted.mama
Thanks mamas for the advice and support. I have...

Thanks mamas for the advice and support. I have been back for a week now and all in all it was an enriching and exciting experience! The pumping was fine.....pumped every 4-6hours. Thank goodness...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-16-2009, 01:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By delighted.mama
yes, I certainly thought of that, but No, I...

yes, I certainly thought of that, but No, I don't think it would be a prudent choice for several reasons.

I accepted this opportunity bc the next time I WILL be able to take the family and travel...
Forum: Learning at School   06-12-2009, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By delighted.mama
Does anyone know of any math programs or books...

Does anyone know of any math programs or books that help going from 1st to 2nd grade math. Overall, I am not thrilled with the math program at dd's PS and would like to do something over the summer...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-12-2009, 10:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By delighted.mama
Bejismom - thanks for the info. I will PM you go...

Bejismom - thanks for the info. I will PM you go get more info. I never even yeard about the AALS. I feel like I am entering a whole new world with this. Thanks for the help.

JustKate - your...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-12-2009, 10:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By delighted.mama
I need to travel for about 7 days for work. This...

I need to travel for about 7 days for work. This is the first time ever that I am travelling for this long for work and without my kids. The biggest concern I have is that I have a 4 1/2 month old...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-02-2009, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By delighted.mama
I know there was a huge thread of atty mama's a...

I know there was a huge thread of atty mama's a while back.....it got so long that I couldn't keep up.....kind of ironic that the attorney thread was about as long as some horn books!!...
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