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Re: Are you happy?

I am happy. I should be more grateful. My family is healthy and safe. I have so much love in my life. I am very blessed. I tend to focus on the areas of my life that need improvement. Whether that be in relationships, with my career, with to-do's for the house...I feel like I am too focused on what ...

by NewEnglandLady

July 6th, 2015, 11:03 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Are you happy?

Replies: 39

Views: 752
Re: Husband - functioning alcoholic - what to do?

D2B, you do sound like a very supportive wife and I wonder if there is a little co-dependency there. My fear is that you will continue to hold out hope until the years have passed and then you will become more hopeless and depressed. I don't mean to sound macabre, but it's common of spouses of funct...

by NewEnglandLady

June 30th, 2015, 2:07 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Husband - functioning alcoholic - what to do?

Replies: 67

Views: 1445
Re: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

I no longer have an infant, but definitely remember the days of getting home at 6, then having to do dinner, bath and storytime in 1.5 hours so I could get her in bed by 7:30. I think when Katie (my 3.5-year-old) was around 18 months or 2 years, I started pushing her bedtime back to 7:45. Now it's 8...

by NewEnglandLady

June 30th, 2015, 7:22 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy Thread-Newborn to 12 months!

Replies: 16178

Views: 398840
Memories of the womb?

Just curious if anybody has had this experience with their young children. Katie, my 3-year-old, has been in a phase where she likes to talk about things she remembers. She was a late talker (didn't really start talking until she was nearly 3), but now that she's more confident in her ability to spe...

by NewEnglandLady

June 26th, 2015, 9:26 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Memories of the womb?

Replies: 3

Views: 240
Re: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

Sorry for the lack of answers, but am glad that everything looked good. A former coworker of mine got pregnant earlier this year the cycle after her HSG as her doc told her it sometimes "clears the way". Hoping that since the HSG didn't give you any additional insight, it can serve another...

by NewEnglandLady

June 24th, 2015, 12:34 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

Replies: 4206

Views: 116017
Re: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

So sorry, HH, there is always the catch 22 of being happy that nothing is wrong that would prevent you from conceiving, but also being frustrated about the lack of answers around why it's not happening. I'd be really surprised if anything showed up in your bloodwork or HSG, but still glad you're doi...

by NewEnglandLady

June 19th, 2015, 8:34 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

Replies: 4206

Views: 116017
Re: Do you have a happy marriage?

DH and I have been married for nearly 8 years, together for 16. I'd say that past year has been our toughest--two small kids, terminally-ill dogs, increased work stress, etc.--but we are still happy (I'd say 7/10) right now. Our general attitude is that we can always be working to be better partners...

by NewEnglandLady

June 18th, 2015, 12:19 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Do you have a happy marriage?

Replies: 91

Views: 2207
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

MP, I know there are some c-section recovery threads floating around if you're up for reading them. I remember starting one before having Katie and I want to say that amc started one, too. Let me see if I can find them... amc's: http://www.pricescope.com/forum/family-home-health/c-section-recovery-q...

by NewEnglandLady

June 15th, 2015, 11:36 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 39369

Views: 1467463
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

EmeraldLover, I'm no help there because I'm in a similar situation. We are going the private route through kindergarten and then are undecided from there, which means potentially switching friends. What's worse is that I feel like I'm making the decision for both kids given how competitive preschool...

by NewEnglandLady

June 12th, 2015, 11:05 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6357

Views: 156094
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

EmeraldLover, I'm not in NYC, but live in an area where most people send their toddlers to a preschool-type program, so I understand. Our 3-year-old was a late speaker, so I spoke with her speech therapist (and an occupational therapist) about the pros and cons of sending a 2-year-old to preschool b...

by NewEnglandLady

June 12th, 2015, 8:13 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6357

Views: 156094
Re: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

HH, what does the chart look like today? The temp rise yesterday is encouraging. Even if you Oed on CD16, the timing is good. Do you remember when you got the positive on your OPK? Just curious. All is well here--girls are great, I started working in the 'burbs, so I have more time at home and am ve...

by NewEnglandLady

June 12th, 2015, 7:33 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

Replies: 4206

Views: 116017
Re: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

HH, I'm not TTC, but just wanted to offer you some support--given a.) your history of being able to conceive and b.) your age (I consider 35 to still be young), I honestly feel like you've just had a run of bad luck and am hoping the planets will align for you soon. That being said, I'm firmly in th...

by NewEnglandLady

June 11th, 2015, 9:56 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC for 6 Months or More Thread

Replies: 4206

Views: 116017
Re: Do You Like Kids?

I was never a "kid" person until I had kids. Now I appreciate their honesty and naturally sweet demeanor. I love the innocence they possess before the world chews them up and spits them out.

by NewEnglandLady

June 11th, 2015, 8:34 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Do You Like Kids?

Replies: 62

Views: 952
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

MP , K recently found an old paci of hers (who knows where, she just suddenly had one) and I was a little scared when I saw it. K missed hers the first day when we (er, the paci fairy) took it away, but then she never asked for it again. So I was worried when she found one that she might really cli...

by NewEnglandLady

June 10th, 2015, 11:28 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6357

Views: 156094
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

JGator , what an adorable art project--it turned out perfect! Again, I'm so excited for you, especially now that all of the uncertainty is over. Glad you're finally able to enjoy this pregnancy and start preparing for baby boy's arrival! Just wanted to chime in on the birthday planning issue since ...

by NewEnglandLady

June 10th, 2015, 8:23 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6357

Views: 156094
Re:

Yay!!!! Fantastic news!!! I'm so happy for you, JGator!!!! :appl:

by NewEnglandLady

May 29th, 2015, 6:56 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 6393

Views: 161603
Re: concussion recovery

My husband didn't get much additional advice from the neurologist, but he is the type of person who wants to cover all of the bases just to make sure he did everything he could. Which I understand. The neurologist is who did his testing, but even the neurologist admitted that the testing is flawed b...

by NewEnglandLady

May 28th, 2015, 10:51 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: concussion recovery

Replies: 24

Views: 500
Re: concussion recovery

I have (fortunately) not suffered from a concussion, however my husband suffered from a concussion 4 years ago while ice skating. He was diagnosed with post-concussion syndrome and has seen several neurologists, underwent cognitive and brain function testing (tested his memory, ability to recall sma...

by NewEnglandLady

May 28th, 2015, 7:25 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: concussion recovery

Replies: 24

Views: 500
Re: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

MP, just wanted to let you know I'm thinking about you and I'm so sorry about baby girl's heart defect. I know it must be overwhelming coping with that news, but the unknown around any other potential issues must be very tough, too. The worry is constant. I am feeling confident for you as I believe ...

by NewEnglandLady

May 22nd, 2015, 8:21 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling all the Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 39369

Views: 1467463
Re: Interviewing. Ask about flex work schedule?

amc, that is so exciting, congrats!! So nice that you have the relocation costs and temporary housing costs covered--even if you need to rent for a short time, that's not the end of the world. There are obviously advantages and disadvantages, but it will all work out for the best. Curious if you end...

by NewEnglandLady

May 20th, 2015, 11:25 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Interviewing. Ask about flex work schedule?

Replies: 28

Views: 930
Re:

JG, just wanted to let you know I've been following your story and am thinking about you. It's very encouraging that the doc gives such a high percentage of baby boy being fine, but I know it must be difficult to feel true relief until you are 100% sure. This pregnancy has been such a roller coaster...

by NewEnglandLady

May 20th, 2015, 8:33 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 6393

Views: 161603
Re: The Official TTC Thread!

amc, how many months postpartum were you when you started ovulating after B? The odds must be in your favor given that you are only 4 months PP and this happened on CD10 with earliest possible O day being CD14. Not great since anywhere in the O-5 range would be "avoidable" territory, but s...

by NewEnglandLady

May 20th, 2015, 8:29 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: The Official TTC Thread!

Replies: 24193

Views: 656014
Re: Interviewing. Ask about flex work schedule?

amc, just bumping this to ask how your interviewing is going? Also, I wanted to give a final update. I received an offer without any mention of a flexible or reduced work schedule. I decided to try to negotiate, but they weren't willing to give me a "formal" WFH schedule. They did say I co...

by NewEnglandLady

April 14th, 2015, 9:58 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Interviewing. Ask about flex work schedule?

Replies: 28

Views: 930
Re: Interviewing. Ask about flex work schedule?

Quick update: had the interview today and ended up bringing up my reduced schedule with HR. Her response was essentially that my short commute will help with work/life balance, so I'm not terribly optimistic about how accommodating they may be. I asked my contact at the company and she said that my ...

by NewEnglandLady

April 6th, 2015, 5:05 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Interviewing. Ask about flex work schedule?

Replies: 28

Views: 930
Re: Interviewing. Ask about flex work schedule?

Part of it is honestly the offer I get. Four days/week means 20% pay cut and I'm really on the fence about whether I want the pay cut or if it's worth it to stay at 5 days, but work from home one day per week. I'm used to the pay cut, but still a consideration for me and I'm just struggling with it.

by NewEnglandLady

April 2nd, 2015, 2:32 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Interviewing. Ask about flex work schedule?

Replies: 28

Views: 930
Re: Interviewing. Ask about flex work schedule?

Oh, good thinking, amc. How did the phone interview go for you? And when are you moving?

by NewEnglandLady

April 2nd, 2015, 1:51 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Interviewing. Ask about flex work schedule?

Replies: 28

Views: 930
Re: Interviewing. Ask about flex work schedule?

Thank you all so much! I've been reading the responses, but haven't had time to respond. So it sounds like the majority of you think that I should bring it up in passing during the interview so they know I'm currently working a reduced schedule (and I'm happy with it), but it makes no sense to bring...

by NewEnglandLady

April 2nd, 2015, 10:46 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Interviewing. Ask about flex work schedule?

Replies: 28

Views: 930
Interviewing. Ask about flex work schedule?

Hi all. I've been wrestling with an issue and I would love some opinions/experience. Background: I currently work 4 days/week (@ 32 hours, not 40). I created this schedule in 2012 after my first child was born. It took some negotiating, but it's worked out really well for my family and I can honestl...

by NewEnglandLady

April 1st, 2015, 2:24 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Interviewing. Ask about flex work schedule?

Replies: 28

Views: 930
Re:

Eeeee!! JGator!! TWINS!! I am so excited for you, I know how nervous you were for the u/s and I've been meaning to check in all day--you must have been so elated to see those heartbeats! CONGRATS!

by NewEnglandLady

March 10th, 2015, 7:58 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: "Just Barely" Pregnant PS''ers

Replies: 6393

Views: 161603
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

MP, we didn't have a 2.5-year checkup. Just the annual checkups. I figured we'd see the doc if K got sick, but knock on wood K hasn't needed to see him for nearly a year! amc, B looks like such a little kid! I think having a tall kid just makes them look older in general. Such a handsome boy! And I ...

by NewEnglandLady

February 27th, 2015, 3:36 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6357

Views: 156094