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Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-22-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,341
Posted By windpowered
Hi! I just finished a book I think would be...

Hi! I just finished a book I think would be great for you to read while you consider your options. "Mothers on the Fast Track" by Mary Ann Mason and Eve Mason Eckman.

The book focuses on the...
Forum: Parenting   01-19-2009, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1,645
Views: 90,304
Posted By windpowered
Quote: Originally Posted by earthgirl...

Quote:
Originally Posted by earthgirl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13010011)
Do you know anyone IRL that is only having...
Forum: Site Help   01-05-2009, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By windpowered
Hi Janice. The biggest, best discussion (or...

Hi Janice. The biggest, best discussion (or tribe if you prefer) for mamas of onlies is here.

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...onlies&page=46...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-10-2008, 06:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 836
Posted By windpowered
Way to go, mistymama!...

Way to go, mistymama! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/partytime.gif

I was hoping you would keep that flexibility. I am in a similar position, in that I have chosen to work...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-26-2008, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 639
Posted By windpowered
Thanks for the replies, mamas. It is nice to...

Thanks for the replies, mamas. It is nice to know I am not alone.

And thanks for the congrats on the new job. I know I have a lot to be thankful for this year. Just some job stability is more...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-24-2008, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 639
Posted By windpowered
Hi mamas. I have been away from MDC for a while,...

Hi mamas. I have been away from MDC for a while, in part because I started a great new job, and it has kept me pretty busy. But I am happier in my professional life than I have been in a very long...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-24-2008, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By windpowered
I couldn't read without sending a...

I couldn't read without sending a http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif . Hang in there!

I have not been in your shoes exactly (never been a grad student), but I have had...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-15-2008, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By windpowered
I second checking into short-term disability...

I second checking into short-term disability insurance. If your company has it, childbirth and the post-partum period qualify. At my old employer, which was also a small company of 20 employees, the...
Forum: Family Planning   08-15-2008, 05:50 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 21,150
Posted By windpowered
FAN, great to "see" you again! I think we are in...

FAN, great to "see" you again! I think we are in the same boat, or at least our boats are floating in the water pretty close to each other....
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   08-13-2008, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 963
Posted By windpowered
Gabry, Thanks for your kind words. I will...

Gabry,

Thanks for your kind words. I will be arriving in Amsterdam on Sunday morning. I can't wait to see the Netherlands again. The job negotiations are not final yet, but I am hoping they will...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-13-2008, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By windpowered
Crossing my fingers for you! (where did that...

Crossing my fingers for you! (where did that smilie go....?)

I hope you make the right decision for you and your family. I am at *exactly* the same point right now. One more interview to go, and...
Forum: Mental Health   07-31-2008, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 504
Posted By windpowered
I take Ativan on a very infrequent basis. I have...

I take Ativan on a very infrequent basis. I have 0.5 mg tablets. One usually does the trick, but I have taken two a few times. It really helps me with "breakthrough" anxiety, as my MD calls it.
...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-30-2008, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By windpowered
Thank you, Michelle, for posting this heads-up....

Thank you, Michelle, for posting this heads-up. One of my co-workers was saying how she took her 4 yo DD to see this movie, and it was "so cute". No mention of scary, totalitarian aliens with giant...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-25-2008, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 423
Posted By windpowered
Good luck! You can do it, mama!...

Good luck! You can do it, mama! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-25-2008, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By windpowered
Yea, Rachael! Sounds like good things are...

Yea, Rachael! Sounds like good things are happening for both of us right now! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif

Don't forget about all those great benefits you...
Forum: Family Planning   07-25-2008, 02:55 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 21,150
Posted By windpowered
Quote: Originally Posted by dhinderliter...

Quote:
Originally Posted by dhinderliter http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11777916)
if you have 75% for and 25% against i...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-24-2008, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By windpowered
I do! I have it easy, though. My work is only...

I do! I have it easy, though. My work is only about 1 mile from my house. And I live in a super-bike-friendly, small city with a state university. We have bike lanes everywhere, and even little...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-22-2008, 09:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 963
Posted By windpowered
I might be coming to NL again in the next few...

I might be coming to NL again in the next few weeks!

My Dutch employer from 7 years ago contacted me and, over the last few months, we have been developing a plan for me to work for them again....
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-22-2008, 01:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 618
Posted By windpowered
You mamas rock! You are definitely good luck...

You mamas rock! You are definitely good luck charms! I *think* I am getting the job. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/jumpers.gif:

The two managers who are pulling for me did indeed...
Forum: Family Planning   07-21-2008, 03:29 AM
Replies: 519
Views: 21,150
Posted By windpowered
Another super-freak here....

Another super-freak here. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif

I'm wanting, but we are waiting because DH doesn't think he wants a second. Ann of Loxley, thanks for those...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-18-2008, 08:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 618
Posted By windpowered
So, my (possible future) manager talked to the...

So, my (possible future) manager talked to the Director and got a mildly positive response. But the Director was concerned that there are other people in the company also working on starting up in...
Forum: Mental Health   07-18-2008, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By windpowered
Today at the yoga studio, I picked up this...

Today at the yoga studio, I picked up this little book titled "1000 Paths to Happiness" by David Baird. It's this cute little paperback that has a few thoughts/ meditations on each page about...
Forum: Mental Health   07-18-2008, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 940
Posted By windpowered
I got to sample one by Jack Kornfield, and I am...

I got to sample one by Jack Kornfield, and I am planning to buy it. I read most of his book, A Path With Heart, and liked it. The CD was just as good as the book, and he has a soothing voice....
Forum: Family Planning   07-16-2008, 05:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,728
Posted By windpowered
I had it for five years and loved it. I got in...

I had it for five years and loved it. I got in at 8 weeks PP and never had a period for the whole five years. Add to that the ~1 year of pregnancy before, and I was without a period for almost 6...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-09-2008, 10:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 485
Posted By windpowered
Quote: Originally Posted by shelbean91...

Quote:
Originally Posted by shelbean91 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11659521)
See if you can use short term disability...
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