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My Life To-Do List
Currently on my Life Wish List:
Go back to school for my Master's and Phd
Goals I am working on:
1) Losing weight and staying focused on riding my exercise bike everyday for 15-20 mins.
2) Becoming a better parent to my children than my parents were to me.
3) And having a fulfilling marriage based on real expectations and not fairy-tale ideals!
Projects I am working on:
Finishing my book that discusses a new approach to finding, keeping and marrying the man of your dreams!
How are you coping with gas prices? My husband commutes 3 hrs a day and pays almost $90 in tolls/wk. With gas at $4/gal we are getting smashed. And yes, he drives a gas guzzler, but after trying to re-configure, we found out it wasn't worth it to re-
Asked on 5th June 2008 | 4 replies
How are you feeling after the Presidential Primaries? Are you feeling great that Barack won and made history or are you feeling a little disappointed for Hillary? Or, are you just glad that it's finally over?
Asked on 5th June 2008 | 3 replies
Does anyone here have a husband that works from home? I do! Do you wish he didn't! I love when he has meetings out ALL DAY!.Do you? I wish he was out a constant 2 days a week how about you?
Answered on 5th June 2008:
My husband worked from home for 2 1/2 years and he just started going back to the office full time for the last 2 mths. At first I loved him being home b/c he helped with the two little ones, then he started getting on my nerves b/c I noticed my job getting harder trying to keep the house clean and run after the kids. He's not much help with cleaning, but he does alot to keep the outside of the house together. We have a large acre of property surrounding the house and he's very handy if something gets broken. We get to miss each other now, but his commute is hell on our budget (gas & tolls)!
My kid has started crying every day when I leave for my work, she never used to do this before, what should be done to make her feel more independent and happy at home?
Answered on 5th June 2008:
Have you always had her at home with a nanny? Have you changed anything about her routine or caretaker? These things would give you a clue as to what may be causing her some problems. Also, I don't mean to go negative, but my first thought would be if something is going on between her and her caretaker. A child's behavior is a great indicator to tell you if there is a problem going on when you're not around. Start off by talking with the caregiver and going over their daily rountine to see if anything's different or has changed. Ask the caregiver if she notices anything different with your child (ie. naptime, eating, pottying, diaper, general behavior) Tell her you've noticed this change and your needing help and answers to get past it or help your daughter cope better. If you suspect that the caregiver might have something to do with your child's change in behavior and your child can talk, encourage a child-friendly dialogue in a quiet play envirnment (away from the caregiver) that would let you into their world. She (especially girls) can use their limited language skills to give you plenty of indicators if there is foul play going on and she is feeling uncomfortable with the caregiver. If you want you can always install the nanny- cams to get footage of their time together. I say this b/c children who are used to a certain routine don't usually rebel against it unless something new has been added to it that leaves them uncomfortable and distressed. The challenge is to find out w/o creating more discomfort with the child and unecessarily indicting the caregiver. You're daughter could also be experiencing some latent separation anxiety and just honestly misses you. Try spending more time with her during the evenings one-on-one and see if that helps. You can also tell her that you will play together or do a special event together when you get home. If this works then you know it was b/c she missed you and you could probably rule out any foul play with the caregiver. But, in any case - you have to become a supersleuth and put together some hidden clues. Let me know how it all worked out.