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Forum: Parenting   06-12-2004, 10:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,821
Posted By mamacate
Just a quick note to say that I'm so impressed...

Just a quick note to say that I'm so impressed with how you're handling this. My DS bit a lot for about a year--from about 10 months to about 20 months. It was truly terrible. And we had very...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-08-2004, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 687
Posted By mamacate
Yeah, mama, I'm sorry, but you probably were. It...

Yeah, mama, I'm sorry, but you probably were. It was probably an "empty" sac that finally stopped growing (aka "blighted ovum"). Sometimes the sac grows but a baby never develops. Whether or not it...
Forum: Women's Health   06-08-2004, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,014
Posted By mamacate
Is there a low, persistent fever. My DS had a...

Is there a low, persistent fever. My DS had a similar course of illness, and he had this persistent low fever that would only go up at night. Turned out he had mild pneumonia and a sinus infection...
Forum: Parenting   06-08-2004, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 951
Posted By mamacate
I don't have much advice, but I just want to say...

I don't have much advice, but I just want to say that I have similar struggles at my house. The spirited child book should help. You might also want to look into "The Happiest Toddler On The Block."...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-08-2004, 01:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,806
Posted By mamacate
Hey Nate! LOL about the Mt. thing. That's...

Hey Nate!

LOL about the Mt. thing. That's anathema here (the domain name notwithstanding). http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif I do institutional research, which means I...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-08-2004, 01:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,806
Posted By mamacate
Thanks Heket. That's exactly it. I work 18...

Thanks Heket.

That's exactly it. I work 18 hours a week over 3 6-hour days, plus a 40-minute commute each way that the kids take with me (and when the bridge construction is done ANY DAY NOW, it...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-08-2004, 01:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,806
Posted By mamacate
BTW, thanks Cheryle for saying I'm missed on the...

BTW, thanks Cheryle for saying I'm missed on the 54 board. I've had to scale back where I post, grin. I did lurk there recently for the first time in a long time, and read some good stuff. Nice to...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-05-2004, 11:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 555
Posted By mamacate
Hi Stephanie. I'm really sorry you're...

Hi Stephanie.

I'm really sorry you're dealing with this. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif This is a little off the wall, but have you looked into getting special...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-05-2004, 11:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,806
Posted By mamacate
Hey folks, thanks for responding! I'd love to...

Hey folks, thanks for responding! I'd love to hear from others in the same boat--I appreciate knowing I'm not alone in this. I was beginning to wonder if it was my sparkling personality that was...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-05-2004, 01:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,806
Posted By mamacate
I WOH part-time (3 6-hour days), and my kids (2...

I WOH part-time (3 6-hour days), and my kids (2 yo twins) are in a truly wonderful group daycare. We cosleep, they're still nursing nearly hourly when we're together, I'm a confirmed slingaholic, we...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-05-2004, 01:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 702
Posted By mamacate
I worry about this. I currently WOH part-time,...

I worry about this. I currently WOH part-time, but plan to leave when the grant I'm working on ends in Fall '05. I make great money for p-t, the kids are in a fabulous on-campus daycare, so it's...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-05-2004, 12:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By mamacate
Yup, me! I'm a part-time researcher. My schedule...

Yup, me! I'm a part-time researcher. My schedule is completely flexible (though my child care arrangements are not), and I was part-time before, supplemented with freelance and I was very available...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-23-2004, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,205
Posted By mamacate
Assuming you haven't already had a test like...

Assuming you haven't already had a test like amnio or cvs, in which case they *can* tell you if they are ID or frat with certainty, there is usually no way to know.

If they haven't already told...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-21-2004, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 882
Posted By mamacate
The book talks about that. It certainly would be...

The book talks about that. It certainly would be possible to do it in a "taunting" way, but that is not what the book recommends, and obviously not what I do. I think Karp's point is that what we...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-20-2004, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By mamacate
I just explain and tell them things changed. It...

I just explain and tell them things changed. It stinks, but changes of plans are part of life. I think it's reasonable for her to be upset, but I think that explaining in the simplest terms :" I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-20-2004, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 882
Posted By mamacate
I just got this book and I would love to chat...

I just got this book and I would love to chat with other moms about how the "prehistoric parenting" thing works for you, and how you apply it. I haven't gotten all the way through the book yet, but...
Forum: Parenting   05-17-2004, 03:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,700
Posted By mamacate
Quote: Originally Posted by momatheart23 I...

Quote:
Originally Posted by momatheart23
I have to chime in with my favorite, "Real Boys, rescuing our sons from the myths of boyhood" by William Pollack. It was an awesome book. I have two boys...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-12-2004, 10:49 AM
Replies: 505
Views: 12,724
Posted By mamacate
Hey MamaAllNatural! LOL! I thought I saw you...

Hey MamaAllNatural! LOL! I thought I saw you over there! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif Hey, can you reach the blanket and the mothering mag with your toes to kick...
Forum: Lactivism   05-12-2004, 12:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By mamacate
I'm glad the research is being done, but I hear...

I'm glad the research is being done, but I hear ya about the picking on fat moms thing. I had PCOS when I was TTC, and I was not obese--I was at the top end of the normal scale for BMI, and that was...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-11-2004, 11:53 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 12,724
Posted By mamacate
Just wanted to add that I'm glad about this...

Just wanted to add that I'm glad about this thread. I don't check this forum much because it does always seem to be about weaning. I actually don't have any problem with moms who choose to wean...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-11-2004, 11:41 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 12,724
Posted By mamacate
Quote: Originally Posted by MamaAllNatural I...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MamaAllNatural
I think the point is that the final weaning was up to the child, which in your case it sounds like that's what happened. I think setting limits and...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-08-2004, 10:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 623
Posted By mamacate
I don't go to a private school but I work at...

I don't go to a private school but I work at one. If your school is well-endowed (in a non-euphemistic way, LOL), and has a program for non-traditional women students, you may be surprised at what...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-08-2004, 10:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By mamacate
I think it depends on your DD's personality, but...

I think it depends on your DD's personality, but IME, for most kids it doesn't work well at that age. I worked at a place where people could bring their kids for the first 6 months, and that worked...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-06-2004, 12:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By mamacate
I went through a milder form of this with my dd...

I went through a milder form of this with my dd around 22 months. She was interested in the potty, but couldn't control her bladder at all, and completely refused diapers.

We went out and got her...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-20-2004, 12:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By mamacate
Quote: Originally posted by seedgirl OMG, we...

Quote:
Originally posted by seedgirl
OMG, we were gonna do that too! (but we quickly realized that it was IMPOSSIBLE to ship sperm overnight from the east coast to the west)

Sounds like a great...
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