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Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-07-2013, 10:23 AM
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Posted By amber3902
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Quote:Originally Posted by Simonsez2u http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1391947/work-life-balance-how-do-you-do-it#post_17502249)
 The...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-07-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,644
Posted By amber3902
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Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-06-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,644
Posted By amber3902
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Quote:Originally Posted by salr http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1391947/work-life-balance-how-do-you-do-it#post_17501673)

So maybe...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-06-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,309
Posted By amber3902
Quote:If anything, I felt our family was...

Quote:If anything, I felt our family was strengthened by the sometimes very objective view that our child care provider(s) had toward my children. 


Good point and I agree! I am extremely...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-06-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,644
Posted By amber3902
I'll have to look up that Flylady system,...

I'll have to look up that Flylady system, Lauren, sounds like what I do.

I don't have an exact schedule either, but I do have certain days that I'll do something. For example - Tuesday or...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-05-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 563
Posted By amber3902
Ugh, that's too bad Pattimomma.  I agree it...

Ugh, that's too bad Pattimomma.  I agree it makes no sense for ya'll to attend the memorial service.
 
Too bad your MIL doesn't get it.  I find sometimes what works is if you become a broken...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-04-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,309
Posted By amber3902
Quote:I think that internet communication really...

Quote:I think that internet communication really reinforces the dynamic of "by describing my experience, I am implicitly criticizing other choices" and that's really too bad.


 
I agree.  I...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-31-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,309
Posted By amber3902
Another thing, I don't know why SAHMs would feel...

Another thing, I don't know why SAHMs would feel guilty for staying home.

If they are doing all the things they say they are doing, there is no reason to justify staying home.

Same as I don't...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-31-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 11,464
Posted By amber3902
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Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-31-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,309
Posted By amber3902
Another important thing to think about, are the...

Another important thing to think about, are the financial repercussions of not working. 
 
I wonder if SAHMs ever think of what they will do if their marriage fails.  Given the fact that 50% of...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-31-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,644
Posted By amber3902
Becca, those are some great ideas that I am...

Becca,
those are some great ideas that I am going to have to steal!
 
I notice one thing take makes a big difference is having a supportive partner.
When I was married, I felt more like a single...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-30-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 651
Posted By amber3902
MamaRuga,   I don't have much advice for...

MamaRuga,
 
I don't have much advice for dealing with your ex having a new girlfriend, but I wanted to comment on something else.  It sounds like you are overwhelmed, taking care of two kids by...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-29-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,309
Posted By amber3902
 Superfizz – you must have seen that thread...

 Superfizz – you must have seen that thread started a while back about negativity about SAHMs.
So glad you started this thread.  I had to take a break from the forum because of that thread.
 
I...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-25-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,644
Posted By amber3902
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by VEforlife http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1391947/work-life-balance-how-do-you-do-it#post_17493289)
 Could...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-25-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 563
Posted By amber3902
I'm so glad I'm divorced and don't have to deal...

I'm so glad I'm divorced and don't have to deal with my MIL anymore.
 
So, Pattimomma, how did it go?  Have you had any response to your email?
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-25-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 11,464
Posted By amber3902
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Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-24-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 11,464
Posted By amber3902
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Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-24-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 11,464
Posted By amber3902
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Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-24-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,644
Posted By amber3902
I’m sure there was a thread about balancing work...

I’m sure there was a thread about balancing work and life but I thought I’d start a new one.
How you do balance work/home/kids/life and find time for yourself?
I work eight hours a day and get off...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-24-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 11,464
Posted By amber3902
Pepin, I’m so sorry if my post upset you, that...

Pepin, I’m so sorry if my post upset you, that was not my intention! 
Hey folks, I was not trying to imply that SAHMs are lazy or anything like that at all!  I was just trying to explain why some...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-23-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 11,464
Posted By amber3902
OP, I think part of the reason you're getting...

OP, I think part of the reason you're getting more flack now that your kids are older is because it seems the only reason a mother would stay home is to save money on child care.  Once your kids are...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-23-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 11,464
Posted By amber3902
Thanks for answering my question Sunnie.  I...

Thanks for answering my question Sunnie.  I notice there are many things you do that I am not able to because I work.  You make your meals from scratch, you volunteer at your child’s school, and you...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-23-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 11,464
Posted By amber3902
I have two daughters and I went back to work six...

I have two daughters and I went back to work six weeks after giving birth both times.
 
I also got some flack for going back to work, as if I was just greedy for more money and if we just...
Forum: Learning at School   10-22-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 706
Posted By amber3902
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Forum: Learning at School   10-21-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,456
Posted By amber3902
Regarding the kids who weren’t allowed to...

Regarding the kids who weren’t allowed to celebrate anything – I’m pretty sure that you are talking about Jehovah’s Witnesses, and you are right, they are not allowed to celebrate any kind of...
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