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Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-22-2008, 11:04 AM
Replies: 20
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Posted By Slackermom
I was born in Halifax (and live there now), but...

I was born in Halifax (and live there now), but I grew up in Amherst, which is less than an hour from Truro and 20 minutes from Oxford. I have to agree with the previous poster…Truro or Oxford are...
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   09-06-2007, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 608
Posted By Slackermom
Hi! Yes, I did. It started out as a thesis for a...

Hi! Yes, I did. It started out as a thesis for a graduate degree, but I knew all along that I wanted it to become a book. Here’s some info about it: http://www.enrichedbycatastrophe.blogspot.com
...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   08-03-2007, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By Slackermom
Well first of all, to be nitpicky, according to...

Well first of all, to be nitpicky, according to most economic indicators, BC has been included as a "have not" province for several years now. Alberta and Ontario are the only "have" provinces...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-19-2007, 09:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 443
Posted By Slackermom
I have a BSW and a MSW. I have worked in the...

I have a BSW and a MSW. I have worked in the fields of sexual health, immigration services, community development, support for women in conflict with the law, and missing and exploited children....
Forum: Postpartum Depression   04-19-2007, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 856
Posted By Slackermom
Bobbi, I just posted about this very thing in my...

Bobbi, I just posted about this very thing in my blog! When my PPD was really taking hold, I felt like I did nothing but yell at my DD, over everything and anything. I felt like such a horrible...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   04-19-2007, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 81,783
Posted By Slackermom
I take it at bedtime (or after the evening...

I take it at bedtime (or after the evening meal). It does still make me a bit drowsy, and I also want to limit the amount DS gets in the breastmilk (and he doesn't usually nurse at night anymore).
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-12-2007, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By Slackermom
Oooooh yes. I am so tired today that my eyelides...

Oooooh yes. I am so tired today that my eyelides are swollen. I look like I was up crying all night. I wasn't, but I feel like crying today at work, because I'm too tired to get anything done, and...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   04-11-2007, 01:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 955
Posted By Slackermom
When I finally realized I have PPD (that it...

When I finally realized I have PPD (that it wasn't "just life", because that's what I thought, too), I first called my employee assistance program and got referred immediatley to to a therapist. The...
Forum: Canada   04-03-2007, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 54,628
Posted By Slackermom
Hi Zipworth! Thanks for that info,...

Hi Zipworth!

Thanks for that info, Rachelsmama. I think I'll write a letter. The IWK sends surveys to mamas a few months after the birth, asking for feedback about their experiences. I did use...
Forum: Canada   04-02-2007, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 54,628
Posted By Slackermom
Yeah, there aren't many, are there? And getting...

Yeah, there aren't many, are there? And getting rid of the breastfeeding support clinic certainly doesn't help the IWK's case.

Kathryn was working on the story because last summer, certain...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   04-02-2007, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By Slackermom
I didn't identify that I had PPD until DS was...

I didn't identify that I had PPD until DS was almost 13 months old. I knew I wasn't quite right before that, but chalked it up to lots of other things. I was fortunate that my family dr was very...
Forum: Canada   04-02-2007, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 54,628
Posted By Slackermom
I haven't posted here in a long, long time...

I haven't posted here in a long, long time (don't come to playgroup because I'm at work FT), but I pop in now and then, and wanted to add my thoughts on the breastfeeding situation.

When DD was...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   03-27-2007, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By Slackermom
I didn't want to read without responding....

I didn't want to read without responding. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gifs, mama. Take care of yourself.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-27-2007, 04:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,197
Posted By Slackermom
Lowered...

Lowered expectations.http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif

I've learned to let some things go. I have to prioritize. I can't make dinner every night AND have a spotless...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   03-21-2007, 02:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By Slackermom
Yes. I had the baby blues for a couple of weeks...

Yes. I had the baby blues for a couple of weeks after DD was born, but when baby#2 came along, I had full-fledged PPD.
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-21-2007, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 313
Posted By Slackermom
Oh, how I wish I had babes who would sleep in!...

Oh, how I wish I had babes who would sleep in! Mine are early birds. DD (3) gets up around 6:15, which isn't too bad during the week. DS (16 months) used to sleep later, but for the past couple of...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   03-16-2007, 02:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,617
Posted By Slackermom
Anger was the big thing for me, too, much bigger...

Anger was the big thing for me, too, much bigger than sadness (the sadness came later...when I was tired out from months of rage!). If I'd only felt the sadness first, I might not have gone for...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-16-2007, 02:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,187
Posted By Slackermom
I have four degrees, DH has two. I finished my...

I have four degrees, DH has two. I finished my last degree two years ago, while at home with a newborn. He finished his MBA just last fall, after three years of part-time study and full-time...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   03-16-2007, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By Slackermom
Hi mamatowill, My family dr saw me until I...

Hi mamatowill,

My family dr saw me until I was 16 weeks (or maybe it was 20 weeks? I forget, in my mummy-fog), then I transferred to an OB/GYN at the perinatal clinic. My family dr is one of the...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   03-02-2007, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By Slackermom
I had overactive letdown, and experienced much...

I had overactive letdown, and experienced much of what you describe. My DD would nurse, then spit most of it up, and then we'd start over again. I always had a good supply, at least! But really, I...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   03-02-2007, 04:14 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 16,150
Posted By Slackermom
I'm in Halifax. I've also lived in Medicine Hat,...

I'm in Halifax. I've also lived in Medicine Hat, Edmonton and the Okanagan, so it's neat to see mamas from those areas!
Forum: Writing for the Web   02-28-2007, 04:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 931
Posted By Slackermom
What are you writing these days (genres)? I'm...

What are you writing these days (genres)?
I'm working on a chick-lit novel, and have a non-fiction book being published next month.

How much planning do you do before actually writing (Do you...
Forum: Writing for the Web   02-28-2007, 04:03 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,208
Posted By Slackermom
Subbing. I'm going to link to some of your...

Subbing. I'm going to link to some of your blogs, because they're wonderful. After a long time of wanting to blog but not doing it, I've just finally started one:
...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   02-28-2007, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 764
Posted By Slackermom
When I was about 5 months pg with DS (baby #2),...

When I was about 5 months pg with DS (baby #2), I became seriously depressed. I couldn't imagine why -- everything in my life seemed to be going so well, and I was thrilled to be pregnant again...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   02-28-2007, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By Slackermom
Thanks Alison! I'll have to check into that.

Thanks Alison! I'll have to check into that.
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