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Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   09-20-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By lian
I am going through the exact same thing! Funny...

I am going through the exact same thing! Funny how whenever I need help there's always someone on here with the same problem.
 
We also just sold our house and just bought a new one, tonnes of...
Forum: Montessori   03-11-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,008
Posted By lian
Honestly, I don't really see any drawbacks to...

Honestly, I don't really see any drawbacks to going with the full day option.  If it was me, my only concern would be paying for two hours of nap time, which could otherwise be my "alone time" at...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-07-2010, 02:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By lian
I would pump at work in that situation - mostly...

I would pump at work in that situation - mostly for the sake of keeping my supply up. Even if your dd doesn't drink what you pump, at least you're keeping your supply up and offering your milk to...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-01-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By lian
absollutely apply. my company has hired people...

absollutely apply. my company has hired people back who left - some have even been hired back TWICE (and they just left to go work a similar position for a different company - both times). like...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-01-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By lian
i don't think it's too bad... you'd still be at...

i don't think it's too bad... you'd still be at the same company, and especially if it's a position doing exactly what you wanrt to be doiung - i would think that your company would be happy to be...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-30-2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 927
Posted By lian
Thanks everyone very much for your responses!!...

Thanks everyone very much for your responses!! I'm at work right now, so can't post much, I'll try to give more individual replies if I have time this weekend.

Just a quick update - DH agreed...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-26-2010, 01:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 927
Posted By lian
Thank you for telling me I"m not being...

Thank you for telling me I"m not being unreasonable!! I needed to hear that from someone.
Looks like I'm in for another long night with DH... *sigh*
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-25-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 927
Posted By lian
I wish we could do half and half, but the...

I wish we could do half and half, but the daycare she's at doesn't do part time, and the program that my SIL is coming to Canada under requires them to do full-time work. So... unfortunately not. I...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-25-2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 927
Posted By lian
My DD's been in daycare for the last 4 months....

My DD's been in daycare for the last 4 months. She had a really tough transition for the first month or two, but now she loves going (she's 15 months now). I love the daycare.

DH wants his sister...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-26-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By lian
Good question. She seems excited to be coming...

Good question. She seems excited to be coming here and helping us out. It's not what she wants to do as a career (she's a nurse), but the only way she can get permanent resident status here is by...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-26-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By lian
I know this question has been posted in various...

I know this question has been posted in various forms before, but each situation is different, and I really need some help sorting out how I'm feeling about this (probably just writing it down will...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   02-24-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,692
Posted By lian
I am also so sick of being too thin! I've been...

I am also so sick of being too thin! I've been sick with a nasty cold and sinus infection for a week and dropped 10 pounds. So now I'm 5' 10" and 117 lbs. It's frustrating, becuase instead of just...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-12-2010, 04:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By lian
Well... since you would be the one hiring the...

Well... since you would be the one hiring the nanny, you would be the one who determines if the nanny is being taken advantage of or not. You're required by law to pay minimum wage, and overtime for...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-10-2010, 03:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 631
Posted By lian
I'm working as an Electrical engineer. I love...

I'm working as an Electrical engineer. I love being an engineer... I went through a few jobs after graduating before I found one that I loved, but now I'm really happy to go to work every day.
...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-10-2010, 01:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By lian
No advice for you, but my DD does the same...

No advice for you, but my DD does the same thing. I've been trying to figure out what's causing it (she also wakes more frequently on the nights with the crying), but so far I have no idea. The...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-21-2009, 01:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,829
Posted By lian
I've just been wondering the same thing. DD's...

I've just been wondering the same thing. DD's only 9 months, but she's SUCH a terrible sleeper. I was talking to the two other guys at work who have younger babies, and one sleeps through the night...
Forum: Parenting   10-28-2009, 09:18 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,393
Posted By lian
When I was little, my parents traded my candy...

When I was little, my parents traded my candy for other "healthier" candy. Things like fruit juice gummies, dried papaya/pineapple, or carob-covered raisins/almonds. We were happy with that...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-28-2009, 12:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By lian
My 9 month old DD absolutely HATES it when I try...

My 9 month old DD absolutely HATES it when I try to dress her, wipe her nose, wipe her face/hands, change her diaper, etc. She screams, whines, and cries with huge tears streaming down her face. I'm...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-07-2009, 12:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 523
Posted By lian
Thanks for the replies! Hearing other's stories...

Thanks for the replies! Hearing other's stories somehow makes me feel better. I'm not sure what hte exact laws are here, but I believe it's something along the lines that the employer has to provide...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-05-2009, 10:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 523
Posted By lian
So, I'm going back to work fairly soon and am...

So, I'm going back to work fairly soon and am going to have to ask for a place to pump. Since i'm in Canada, and we get a year's maternity leave, pumping at work is not very common. I can't ever...
Forum: Canada   10-05-2009, 10:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 243
Posted By lian
I'm looking for a daycare for my daughter in...

I'm looking for a daycare for my daughter in January, when I go back to work. She'll be 11 months at the time. Does anyone have any recommendations for a good daycare in the Langley/Surrey area that...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-23-2009, 02:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By lian
Well at least I know I'm not alone!! I...

Well at least I know I'm not alone!!

I tried putting her down an hour later tonight, we'll see how it goes. So far she's been asleep for an hour and 15 minutes. Time for me to get to bed now!
...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-22-2009, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By lian
Thanks for the replies! She is still her...

Thanks for the replies!

She is still her usual self and seems happy most of the time. We're half co-sleeping, half in the crib. Basically, she starts the night in the crib, and when I go to bed I...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-22-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By lian
I don't even know where to start. DD is...

I don't even know where to start. DD is generally a "good" sleeper, but frequent waker. I purposely don't have a digital clock in our bedroom, and I generally don't count the # of wakings per night....
Forum: Parenting   07-20-2009, 01:14 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,442
Posted By lian
I don't have any advice for you, but I totally...

I don't have any advice for you, but I totally do this too (as a matter of fact, am doing it right now as I listen to my neighbor's kid (4 houses down!) screaming at the top of his lungs crying out...
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