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Forum: Vaccinations   10-01-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By ihathi
Thanks, mamazee!   I did discuss this with a...

Thanks, mamazee!
 
I did discuss this with a doula-friend of mine who had a similar story and told me that no one-not the school, not DCFS, NO ONE-batted an eye when they submitted their physical...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   09-27-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 158
Posted By ihathi
So I haven't posted on MDC in YEARS and I'm...

So I haven't posted on MDC in YEARS and I'm afraid I may have accidentally posted this question in the wrong forum. As such, I'm cross-posting and I apologize to the admins for the redundancy!
 ...
Forum: Vaccinations   09-26-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By ihathi
Hi there,   We have decided to finally catch...

Hi there,
 
We have decided to finally catch our 2 boys up with the required school vax schedule. This, in and of itself, is not a problem.
 
The problem is that my boys have each gotten some...
Forum: Women's Health   01-08-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By ihathi
Hi there,   For the last week, I've been...

Hi there,
 
For the last week, I've been going without coffee and almost without sugar.  This was a pretty huge shift for me as I've been drinking strong coffee for a very long time (except during...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-12-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 890
Posted By ihathi
Hi Oliver's Mama,   I just wanted to let you...

Hi Oliver's Mama,
 
I just wanted to let you know that, as the mother of a couple of boys who are also 3 years apart, I understand where you're at with this!  My boys are a couple years ahead of...
Forum: Multicultural Families   06-12-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By ihathi
I don't know if this topic will resonate here,...

I don't know if this topic will resonate here, but I'm not sure where else it might go on the MDC boards...
 
I have regularly traveled to Mexico with my 2 boys since I became a mama. That's where...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   02-22-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By ihathi
Thanks, Christine!  We actually did end up at...

Thanks, Christine!  We actually did end up at North Shore (today, as a matter of fact), but Dr. Gerber wasn't going to be able to fit us in for another few weeks!  As such, we saw an ENT who I think...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   02-17-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By ihathi
Hi collectquotidn,   I love, love, LOVE...

Hi collectquotidn,
 
I love, love, LOVE living in Rogers Park!!  My DH and I have been in the neighborhood for almost 20 years total (with some breaks taken to live in Spain, Mexico and downstate...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   02-16-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By ihathi
Hi there,   We need to get my son to an Ear,...

Hi there,
 
We need to get my son to an Ear, Nose & Throat doc within the next 1-2 weeks.  Any recommendations?  Our son's audiologist (he has hearing loss) recommended one who we really didn't...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-23-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By ihathi
Yeah!!  I guess these things often tend to be...

Yeah!!  I guess these things often tend to be "show up and smile" events, don't they?  Hope you get lots of extra time and cuddles with the baby in the months and years to come...  (That's the part...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-22-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By ihathi
Okay, so then the savings bond idea isn't too......

Okay, so then the savings bond idea isn't too... practical for something so... spiritual?  My mom actually made the same suggestion, but, well, she is a super-practical person, so I thought that...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-22-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By ihathi
Hi there,   In a couple of weeks, my husband...

Hi there,
 
In a couple of weeks, my husband and I will be a part of our goddaughter's baptism ceremony.  We are really honored that the parents asked us to be godparents, but the truth is that we...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-16-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By ihathi
I would agree with the suggestion that you not...

I would agree with the suggestion that you not give much weight to the situations that brings out your 4 y/o's sensitivity.  I've been known to say things to my DS1 as flippant as, "You know kids do...
Forum: Multicultural Families   04-21-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,740
Posted By ihathi
I would encourage you not to worry too much...

I would encourage you not to worry too much about this.  It sounds like you responded in a very thoughtful, loving way and that's what your DS needed.  It also sounds like you have a wide range of...
Forum: Mexico   03-12-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,637
Posted By ihathi
Thanks, sraplayas!  Our trip to MX went really,...

Thanks, sraplayas!  Our trip to MX went really, really well, but, yes, we only went to my ILs in Guerrero.  The trip involves 14 hours of travel and I was alone with my 2 y/o and 5 y/o--once we got...
Forum: Mexico   03-07-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,637
Posted By ihathi
Thanks so much for your thoughtful post, QiMom! ...

Thanks so much for your thoughtful post, QiMom!  I would have seen it sooner had we not been in MX, visiting my in-laws.  Very valuable information...  And everything you say about the value of...
Forum: Multicultural Families   01-23-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,596
Posted By ihathi
Yeah, Lisa1970, this is the same conclusion my...

Yeah, Lisa1970, this is the same conclusion my DH and I came to after the party.  It makes me so sad though...  For immigration reasons, DH can't travel to Mexico to see his family there (brothers,...
Forum: Mexico   01-22-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,637
Posted By ihathi
sraplayas, I've been a fan of yours for a long...

sraplayas, I've been a fan of yours for a long time now!  There are a few of you who are clearly "doing the thing" (living in Mexico) and have really great, substantial comments to add to any...
Forum: Multicultural Families   01-22-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,596
Posted By ihathi
Okay, so I'm going to preface this by saying I...

Okay, so I'm going to preface this by saying I am very aware that my Mexican DH's family is not necessarily representative of Mexican culture in general.  However, I'm posting this here because the...
Forum: Mexico   01-12-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,637
Posted By ihathi
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Forum: Multicultural Families   01-12-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,070
Posted By ihathi
Welcome, patecake!  I think you've found a good...

Welcome, patecake!  I think you've found a good community for voicing frustrations like the ones you described here...
 
I kind of find it shocking that, after 15 months, your MIL would *still*...
Forum: Mexico   01-07-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,637
Posted By ihathi
Lookatreestar, so do you have any ideas about...

Lookatreestar, so do you have any ideas about what you would do for work in Morelia?   This is the area where we're having the hardest time getting ideas...  and since his parents still depend on us...
Forum: Multicultural Families   12-31-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,091
Posted By ihathi
I would say that, from my experience, it's kind...

I would say that, from my experience, it's kind of typical within lower/middle-class Mexicans to expect the women to all kind of jump up to clean up after a meal.  What I like about this is that a...
Forum: Mexico   12-27-2010, 09:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,637
Posted By ihathi
Thanks, ladies!  Mexicali mami, I'll admit that...

Thanks, ladies!  Mexicali mami, I'll admit that I've considered PM'ing the frequent posters here.  The trouble is that we're just starting to formulate a plan, so what I'm needing is more like...
Forum: Mexico   12-23-2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,637
Posted By ihathi
For a few years now, I've had this habit of...

For a few years now, I've had this habit of occasionally checking in on this FYT forum to see if there's been an increase in activity.  I'm always a little disappointed to see that the most recent...
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