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Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-21-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,289
Posted By turalis
Thank you all!  There is another women who works...

Thank you all!  There is another women who works there who is bilingual English/Spanish so there will be someone to communicate important care instructions and such.  
 
All your posts made me...
Forum: Family Safety   07-20-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,532
Posted By turalis
You are getting a car seat, you're just not...

You are getting a car seat, you're just not keeping it in you house.  We've done this exact thing for the past three years.  My mum lives just a 10 minute walk away (less if we run) and both of our...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-20-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,289
Posted By turalis
I am going back to work full-time in Sept.  My...

I am going back to work full-time in Sept.  My second DS will be joining my first DS at his daycare.  DS1 started at this daycare when he was 12 months and was there for a year on a full-time basis...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-21-2010, 10:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 817
Posted By turalis
All of us AP mamas - you included, are the ones...

All of us AP mamas - you included, are the ones that need to be 'independent', not our little ones.

As a high school teacher that sees parents covering and calling in sick for their teenagers so...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-02-2010, 10:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 516
Posted By turalis
I second "Dirty" - hand under the chin, except...

I second "Dirty" - hand under the chin, except DS does it on his tongue which kind of defeats the purpose if he's just touched something dirty, but at least he gets it when we're pointing at the cat...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-20-2010, 11:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 916
Posted By turalis
Just another quick post to say that the New...

Just another quick post to say that the New Chapter "Perfect Prenatals" or "Multi for Two" (as they're known as here in Canada - same make up though) worked great for me and were supper gentle on my...
Forum: August 2010   01-13-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 307
Posted By turalis
I know how you all feel about telling work......

I know how you all feel about telling work... I've told my principal but have yet to tell the teachers I work with. We're a small alternative school with only 5 teachers. I wouldn't be feeling so...
Forum: August 2010   12-20-2009, 12:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By turalis
Quote: Originally Posted by outerspacemama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by outerspacemama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14821700)
I'm still nursing which is how I knew...
Forum: August 2010   12-19-2009, 12:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By turalis
Hi there, I'm back here exactly one week...

Hi there,

I'm back here exactly one week ahead of my last pregnancy two years ago. This baby bean is due on the 17th, DS was due on the 22nd but arrived on the 16th of August.

I wasn't sure if...
Forum: August 2010   12-19-2009, 12:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By turalis
I cried when I couldn't turn the top of the...

I cried when I couldn't turn the top of the pepper grinder and couldn't get pepper on my scrambled eggs! With tears in my eyes I turned to DH and gave him the grinder as though it was the worst...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-25-2009, 09:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By turalis
I ended up making a bowl of popcorn after...

I ended up making a bowl of popcorn after reading the list this afternoon. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yummy.gif
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-25-2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 803
Posted By turalis
I have a flipper as well, and he's quick. Lately...

I have a flipper as well, and he's quick. Lately I've found that singing works great. He watches me, keeps eye contact and seems to enjoy the song. The trick though, is that I need to rotate my play...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-18-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By turalis
Thank you for all the great replies! It really...

Thank you for all the great replies! It really helped to see all the experiences and advice spelt out for me. I had an idea in my mind what our next few months might look like, but it was even...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-17-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By turalis
Looking for any input or advice about putting DS...

Looking for any input or advice about putting DS into all day daycare.

Here's some stats so you can get an idea of where I'm coming from:
- DS is 11 months and will be 12 1/2 months when I need...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-27-2009, 08:38 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 7,432
Posted By turalis
Set up a budget, use the cash and envelope...

Set up a budget, use the cash and envelope system, and record everything here. This will be my fourth month and now a morning doesn't feel complete if I haven't logged on to record my spending.
...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-24-2009, 09:13 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 7,432
Posted By turalis
Set up a budget, use the cash and envelope...

Set up a budget, use the cash and envelope system, and record everything here. This will be my fourth month and now a morning doesn't feel complete if I haven't logged on to record my spending.
...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-22-2009, 11:24 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 7,432
Posted By turalis
Set up a budget, use the cash and envelope...

Set up a budget, use the cash and envelope system, and record everything here. This will be my fourth month and now a morning doesn't feel complete if I haven't logged on to record my spending.
...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-21-2009, 08:53 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 7,432
Posted By turalis
Set up a budget, use the cash and envelope...

Set up a budget, use the cash and envelope system, and record everything here. This will be my fourth month and now a morning doesn't feel complete if I haven't logged on to record my spending.
...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-20-2009, 08:48 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 7,432
Posted By turalis
Set up a budget, use the cash and envelope...

Set up a budget, use the cash and envelope system, and record everything here. This will be my fourth month and now a morning doesn't feel complete if I haven't logged on to record my spending.
...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-18-2009, 05:35 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 7,432
Posted By turalis
Set up a budget, use the cash and envelope...

Set up a budget, use the cash and envelope system, and record everything here. This will be my fourth month and now a morning doesn't feel complete if I haven't logged on to record my spending.
...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-16-2009, 09:33 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 7,432
Posted By turalis
Set up a budget, use the cash and envelope...

Set up a budget, use the cash and envelope system, and record everything here. This will be my fourth month and now a morning doesn't feel complete if I haven't logged on to record my spending.
...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-14-2009, 03:46 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 7,432
Posted By turalis
Set up a budget, use the cash and envelope...

Set up a budget, use the cash and envelope system, and record everything here. This will be my fourth month and now a morning doesn't feel complete if I haven't logged on to record my spending.
...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-14-2009, 08:05 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 7,432
Posted By turalis
Set up a budget, use the cash and envelope...

Set up a budget, use the cash and envelope system, and record everything here. This will be my fourth month and now a morning doesn't feel complete if I haven't logged on to record my spending.
...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-13-2009, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By turalis
I couldn't wrap my head around a whole month's...

I couldn't wrap my head around a whole month's worth of funds either so I go week by week. Each two weeks I go to the bank and take out two weeks worth of budgeted cash for each envelope (groceries,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-13-2009, 01:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 992
Posted By turalis
I'm a Montreal mama with one 9 month old DS and...

I'm a Montreal mama with one 9 month old DS and a DH that brings a lunch to work (usually leftovers). We budget $100 per week but usually only use $70-$80 on stuff we eat that week and we use the...
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