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Forum: Work from Home Parents   11-23-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By GraceLove
I can sorta relate. I do in home care. I...

I can sorta relate.

I do in home care. I have kids 3-5 days aweek, and classes the other two days. My SO has said, "all you do is sit around all day." He works nights and sleeps while I have kids...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-23-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By GraceLove
Also, policy advocacy is a pretty big part of...

Also, policy advocacy is a pretty big part of the social work profession. Sometimes that means that workers just sign whatever petition finds its way to their desk; other times that means organizing...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-23-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By GraceLove
 Foster care vs. Family Preservation. Where I...

 Foster care vs. Family Preservation. Where I live 85% of CPS cases are for neglect. There's no legal differentiation between neglect and neglect due to inadequate resources/poverty. The definition...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-14-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 110
Posted By GraceLove
My DD (3yo) is usually a very sweet kid. We've...

My DD (3yo) is usually a very sweet kid. We've been having MAJOR sleep issues and I know that those issues are contributing, but we're working on it.
 
One of the problems I face with her...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   10-13-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9
  PP OCD
Views: 273
Posted By GraceLove
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by treehugginmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1391246/pp-ocd#post_17482820)
  They ranged from being...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   10-13-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
  PP OCD
Views: 273
Posted By GraceLove
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by treehugginmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1391246/pp-ocd#post_17484363)
 It made me feel less...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   10-13-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
  PP OCD
Views: 273
Posted By GraceLove
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mome http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1391246/pp-ocd#post_17484300)

I could have written this too. I also...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   10-09-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
  PP OCD
Views: 273
Posted By GraceLove
Has anyone here ever suffered from PP OCD?   ...

Has anyone here ever suffered from PP OCD?
 
I will just open up with this...
 
I have very close family members who are extremely mentally ill. The idea of mental illness terrifies me. So when...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-06-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1,404
Views: 69,529
Posted By GraceLove
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by frugalmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1371195/2013-low-income-support-thread/1060#post_17478750)...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-06-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 1,404
Views: 69,529
Posted By GraceLove
Justmama, thanks for posting!

Justmama, thanks for posting!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-05-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 1,404
Views: 69,529
Posted By GraceLove
So now I'm getting pretty worried about the food...

So now I'm getting pretty worried about the food stamps maybe running out. Does anyone have any links about it?

How do food pantries generally work? I'm not sure it'd be necessary but very well...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-05-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By GraceLove
No, I don't. There is someone on campus but it's...

No, I don't. There is someone on campus but it's just been one reason not to after another. I really don't get time to myself... most of my time is spent on homework, cleaning, working on curriculum...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-05-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By GraceLove
I'm in my 9th straight semester (including...

I'm in my 9th straight semester (including summers). I received my AA in Psychology in December '12. I'm working towards my BSW/MSW but I am at a point where I'm sooo burnt out.
 
ANyone ever feel...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-05-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By GraceLove
Thank you for responding! I do take her off and...

Thank you for responding! I do take her off and ask her to relatch but that almost makes it worse - she gets upset about the off/on and then gets frustrated and less likely to listen. I praise her...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   10-05-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
  newbie.
Views: 74
Posted By GraceLove
Thank you! I was looking through late last...

Thank you!

I was looking through late last night, very excited. Thanks for the welcome!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-04-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 1,404
Views: 69,529
Posted By GraceLove
 Just wanted to join in. I am a mama to two (3yo...

 Just wanted to join in. I am a mama to two (3yo and 9 mos). I am a student, do childcare in my home thru the week, and I'm looking for a weekend job. I feel like I'm always in financial-crises-mode...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-04-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By GraceLove
I have never been very good at limiting my 3yo's...

I have never been very good at limiting my 3yo's nursing. Even night time - I had no supportive partner so I never even tried. I would be so tired I'd just give in and I was worried about being...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   10-04-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
  newbie.
Views: 74
Posted By GraceLove
Hello!   I've been involved in a few online...

Hello!
 
I've been involved in a few online mothering communities but none that I've really fit in with. 
 
I'm a single(ish) mom to a 3yo DD and 8.5mo DS. Just here to meet some new mama...
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