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Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-13-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By liberal_chick
I stopped pumping at 11 months, but I had older...

I stopped pumping at 11 months, but I had older kids drinking cow's milk so we switched him to that in a sippy cup at that time.  He nursed until 16 months at home, whenever he wanted.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-15-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 305
Posted By liberal_chick
Honestly, I think 4-4.5 hours is too long to go...

Honestly, I think 4-4.5 hours is too long to go between sessions, but you can only do what you can do.
 
I pumped every 3 hours beginning from the last feeding, whenever that was.  My schedule was...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-26-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By liberal_chick
I used care.com to initially find some date...

I used care.com to initially find some date night sitters and, when I went back to work, we used it to find our nanny.  We got a lot of response from our ads and ended up finding some great sitters....
Forum: Parenting   10-05-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 739
Posted By liberal_chick
We are a 1 with a small side of 2.  Right now,...

We are a 1 with a small side of 2.  Right now, things would be super tight; there'd be nothing extra at the end of each payday without me working, and even then, after childcare, we still only get...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-21-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 906
Posted By liberal_chick
They are 8, 4, and 3.  I feel that way, too,...

They are 8, 4, and 3.  I feel that way, too, that he only wants me home because it makes his life easier.  He said himself this week that he really likes being able to work as late as he wants,...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-19-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 259
Posted By liberal_chick
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Oread http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1390045/returning-to-work-and-pumping-stressed-advice#post_17464433)...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-18-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 259
Posted By liberal_chick
Is there a reason you can't pump at work?  I...

Is there a reason you can't pump at work?  I went back to work in a professional setting when my ds3 was 4 months old and pumped every three hours beginning from the last time he ate and sent 3 4...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-17-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 906
Posted By liberal_chick
I hate to sound like a special snowflake, b/c...

I hate to sound like a special snowflake, b/c I'm certainly not, but the library field is highly competitive and laying out for a year in this market (highly saturated with librarians who are...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-17-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 906
Posted By liberal_chick
He claims he'd gladly do it.  Unfortunately,...

He claims he'd gladly do it.  Unfortunately, he's the major breadwinner and I don't have the earning potential (his bonus check each year, alone, is 2-3 times what my salary will be).  I think maybe...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-17-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 906
Posted By liberal_chick
To make a long story short, we recently moved to...

To make a long story short, we recently moved to California and my husband wanted me to home school and be a SAHM when we got here.  I'm a librarian and library jobs are hard to come by, so I (very,...
Forum: Parenting   09-06-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 554
Posted By liberal_chick
I almost never get involved unless they ask me...

I almost never get involved unless they ask me to or there is a clear need (like fighting with another child).  I'm that mom you see on the park bench checking Facebook.  Once they could comfortably...
Forum: Homebirth   06-22-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By liberal_chick
I had an "illegally attended" HBAC in Arkansas,...

I had an "illegally attended" HBAC in Arkansas, where HBACs aren't allowed to be attended by licensed MWs.  To me, step 1 is to see if any licensed MWs will attend you "under the table."  I'm in a...
Forum: VBAC   04-02-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By liberal_chick
My first reaction when I read posts like this is...

My first reaction when I read posts like this is to think "They can't MAKE you do anything."  They can't make you wear the monitor, they can't make you get an IV, they can't make you stay in bed. ...
Forum: Parenting   03-17-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 521
Posted By liberal_chick
I am about to be in this position.  My dh has...

I am about to be in this position.  My dh has just accepted a job in California (we're in Arkansas) and I have a huge project to wrap up at work before the kids and I can join him, so I'll be flying...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-03-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By liberal_chick
I'm in library school right now (halfway done!)...

I'm in library school right now (halfway done!) and finding that you can't even get your foot in the door as a librarian without the degree.  I am really lucky to live in a small town that...
Forum: California, Nevada   03-02-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By liberal_chick
Thanks for your reply!  I'm not sure it is...

Thanks for your reply!  I'm not sure it is doable, which is my big worry.  We could probably absorb the extra cost of gas and food with the small raise he's getting, but housing (in a good...
Forum: California, Nevada   03-01-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By liberal_chick
My dh has been offered a transfer to Bakersfield...

My dh has been offered a transfer to Bakersfield but we are worried about the cost of living.  He'd get a raise, but most of that would come in the form of a bonus which is not guaranteed.  He'll be...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-01-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,602
Posted By liberal_chick
Cracked nipples.  Oh, the pain!  It happened...

Cracked nipples.  Oh, the pain!  It happened with ds2 and ds3 and with ds2 I called the crack on my right side the Grand Canyon b/c it was the entire length of my nipple and DEEP.  With ds3 it...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-01-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By liberal_chick
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by sarah_bella1050 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1375601/help-me-crunch-some-numbers-please#post_17282102)
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-01-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By liberal_chick
On the utilities, I'm mainly worried about being...

On the utilities, I'm mainly worried about being in the valley in the summer.  I worry that keeping the house cool will be super costly.  Do you deal with that?
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-28-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By liberal_chick
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by cali2tx http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1375601/help-me-crunch-some-numbers-please#post_17280738)
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-28-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By liberal_chick
I want to bounce some ideas off of you very wise...

I want to bounce some ideas off of you very wise people so that I make sure I'm not missing anything.
 
Backstory: DH is a manger with a company that is nationwide and is being offered a transfer...
Forum: VBAC   12-15-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By liberal_chick
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-11-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By liberal_chick
I work in a library and, in the way things are...

I work in a library and, in the way things are set up, my office looks through the teen area into the children's area.  The stairs and elevator to exit the building are right in front of me.  This...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   11-29-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By liberal_chick
What about reflux?  Have you looked in to that...

What about reflux?  Have you looked in to that at all?  It is really common in preemies.
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