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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-08-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By RaeEllen
I'd love some perspectives on this.   I...

I'd love some perspectives on this.
 
I don't have much of a relationship with my stepson's mom. But, from what I can tell, she's a good mom with her own strengths and weaknesses. One of her...
Forum: Lactivism   07-30-2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,097
Posted By RaeEllen
I don't know if the exam administration in Italy...

I don't know if the exam administration in Italy is very different than in the US, but I just took the IBLCE boards here, and their breastfeeding policy is amazingly accomadting.

First, the...
Forum: Birth Professionals   07-25-2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By RaeEllen
I found that same number as well (and it wasn't...

I found that same number as well (and it wasn't easy, as I remember to actually find the data) As I remember, it was referenced in ACOG's GBS guidelines.
Forum: Birth Professionals   07-25-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By RaeEllen
Anyone else taking them tomorrow? Good luck...

Anyone else taking them tomorrow?

Good luck if you are out there!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-23-2010, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By RaeEllen
So funny to hear this from someone else. My...

So funny to hear this from someone else. My almost 2 year old went to about 4 birthday parties one month. Ever since then, she calls cake "happeah"

She's also had trouble falling asleep since we...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-21-2010, 11:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 912
Posted By RaeEllen
Quote: Originally Posted by Jeannine...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeannine http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15650060)
You just can't do this about every little...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-21-2010, 11:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 912
Posted By RaeEllen
I appreciate all the feedback. First, I do...

I appreciate all the feedback.

First, I do want to reiterate that I don't think my Dss is a bad kid. This has nothing to do with loving or not loving him.

I love the ideas from the previous...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-21-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 912
Posted By RaeEllen
Posts like these are nice to read. But they do...

Posts like these are nice to read. But they do make me worry about DH's and my relationship. The hard line/ultimatum doesn't work with him.

I actually tried to have a conversation with him about...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-21-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,270
Posted By RaeEllen
Christmas/Hanukah - Winter break is divided in...

Christmas/Hanukah - Winter break is divided in such a way that mom alternates between a long (60%) and very long (75%) portion. (She and DSS visit her family in another country each year) It works...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-21-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 912
Posted By RaeEllen
I'm not sure if this is a vent or a plea for...

I'm not sure if this is a vent or a plea for advice or what, but sometimes this whole stepmom thing seems hopeless.

What if I'm just not cut out to care for a 11 year old boy.

To be clear, my...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-03-2010, 07:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,036
Posted By RaeEllen
Quote: Originally Posted by momofmine...

Quote:
Originally Posted by momofmine http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15584566)

This is completely different from say, an...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-03-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,036
Posted By RaeEllen
Quote: Originally Posted by momofmine...

Quote:
Originally Posted by momofmine http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15584566)
I would like to kindly suggest that maybe...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-23-2010, 03:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By RaeEllen
Have you been withholding? FICA taxes (social...

Have you been withholding? FICA taxes (social security and medicare) as opposed to income taxes are approxamately 15% of salary. Generally half of that is deducted from the employee's paycheck and...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-23-2010, 02:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,527
Posted By RaeEllen
I'm a practicing neonatologist (MD, IBLCE) and I...

I'm a practicing neonatologist (MD, IBLCE) and I was excited to find this thread. Interesting how many students/residents have posted and how few attending physicians. I wonder if it is a function...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-22-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,036
Posted By RaeEllen
Thanks to everyone for their input. DSS is...

Thanks to everyone for their input.

DSS is really a good kid. He is an 11 year old boy and not perfect but I find him generally thoughtful and reasonable.

There are some different dynamics...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-22-2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By RaeEllen
This may be totally a given in your situation,...

This may be totally a given in your situation, but I just want to put out there that you want to consider if they even want to be in the wedding. I have to say, I am always made uncomfortable by...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-22-2010, 03:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,036
Posted By RaeEllen
Disclaimers: I don't know whether this is more...

Disclaimers:
I don't know whether this is more of a vent or plea for advice. But I'll take either commiseration of advice.

I also consider this issue highly symbolic.


I've been with DH 3...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-18-2010, 10:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,111
Posted By RaeEllen
Do you have other storytime options near you?...

Do you have other storytime options near you? I'm in a city, so there are several libraries and bookstores with free storytimes. They all seem to have their own character. Some are just kids on mats...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   06-18-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,962
Posted By RaeEllen
I'm a neonatologist, so these questions come...

I'm a neonatologist, so these questions come from that perspective (as well as from my perspective as a parent)

Can you get a prenatal consult with one of the neonatologists? There are many...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-18-2010, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,346
Posted By RaeEllen
DD went through a phase at that age of loving...

DD went through a phase at that age of loving sour foods. It's funny, I'm the doctor in the family, but it was DH who asked me not to give her so many pickles beause of the salt. Absolutely true....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-12-2010, 09:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,080
Posted By RaeEllen
No meat or meat products (jello, rennet, etc)....

No meat or meat products (jello, rennet, etc). No juice. No candy. It's not that we never have these in the house, but I figure why give them to her until she really wants them. (Except for the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-12-2010, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By RaeEllen
DD (20 months) is going through a "what's this?"...

DD (20 months) is going through a "what's this?" phase. I think it is extremely cute, but didn't give it too much thought. My husband finds it hilarious and thinks it's very odd. (Sort of like she's...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-09-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By RaeEllen
How do I get the 20 month old to stop whining?...

How do I get the 20 month old to stop whining? It's usually pretty obvious what she wants. And I always make her restate it along with please. However, I think she has the idea that whining is now...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-09-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,226
Posted By RaeEllen
We're vegetarian, so baby porrage is the way to...

We're vegetarian, so baby porrage is the way to go. Once a month, grind brown rice, lentils, other grains in blender and keep chunky powder in fridge. Once a week, cook up a batch in 10 minutes. I...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-28-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,139
Posted By RaeEllen
Quote: Originally Posted by RaeEllen...

Quote:
Originally Posted by RaeEllen http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15234652)
I'm not the person you were quoting, and I'd...
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