Work status and your kid's health

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Work status and your kid's health
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Thu, 10-01-2009 - 10:50am

Are kids of wohm's less healthy than kids of sahm's?


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33089859/ns/health-kids_and_parenting/


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Fri, 10-02-2009 - 8:08pm
I love glimpses into different homes and different cities - I especially love House Hunters INternational -- really Im' able to separate any proletariat horror at the fact people can buy houses from teh fun that's looking at cool spots.
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Sat, 10-03-2009 - 2:36am

Dd loved TV at that age. We only had one TV (still do) and no VCR. So she watched PBS, since I did not want her watching commercials at that age.

Once she had watched Mr. Rogers and came in the kitchen and gave me a completely detailed explanation of milk production (Mr. Rogers had visited a dairy farm and a milk plant). She was kinda hungry for information and, like I said, I could not keep up the steady stream of input that she seemed to need. The other reason I let her watch, especially Barney (which otherwise counts in my book as the most pukey and corrosive show for children ever produced), was that English is not my native language and I can't sing anyway. So, she was missing out on a lot of normal childhood lore in English. I figured that TV, although not ideal, could make up some of the shortfall.

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Sat, 10-03-2009 - 2:39am
I got Livestation on my computer. It is free and you can get a lot of channels. I have been watching The Daily Show on a Danish channel, but you can probably get it on some other channel too. It gets resold a lot from what I can gather.
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Sat, 10-03-2009 - 8:00am
FYI tonights house hunters featured a young couple buying their first home for $165,000 in Savannah Georgia, a house that needed about $30,000 of work -- the place frankly was a pit -- it's not all texas mcmansions on that show you know
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Registered: 02-04-2009
Sat, 10-03-2009 - 8:38am

You college professors who work as college professors sure do post like college professors on the internet. Who else would be so picky about someone's job title.

I, myself, am a brain surgeon working at the Government Printing office creating stationery for Congress. ;)

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Sat, 10-03-2009 - 1:50pm

You know, Walmart is open 24 hours, childcare is expensive, and I already felt embarrassed enough about what this economy has me doing on the side to make extra money since I can't find full time work. Thank you all SO much. It's really been uplifting. Okay, so I know you weren't intentionally being hurtful, but please stop and think sometimes about certain possibilities.

I'm not sticking around for replies, just letting you know what's up.















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Sat, 10-03-2009 - 2:10pm
Gotta disagree there--Teletubbies is even pukier than Barney.;)
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Sat, 10-03-2009 - 2:13pm
I'll have to look harder for it. I can find it only on a very small screen, which drives me batty. I haven't tried Livestation, but I'll check it out.
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Sat, 10-03-2009 - 2:19pm
Well, that is one of the advantages of dd being a teen now. We missed the teletubbies. I have seen some clips, I am pretty sure you are right. But for its time, Barney ranked right up there.
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Sat, 10-03-2009 - 4:35pm

As long as you're not expecting everyone who sees you at WalMart (or whereever) to know you're a college professor (or whatever), but simply to treat you with dignity and professionalism, I don't know what the issue is nor why you're upset by the thread. Since the ONLY thing being mocked here is someone working ONE job but claiming the job title of something else.

If I said I'm a garbage collector making stationery for Congress at GPO it's just as wrong. I grabbed brain surgeon because it was that or rocket scientist (I went for the easy cliches--it's not brain surgery, it's not rocket science--when I picked my not-employed-in-that-field job title).

And nothing in this particular subthread had anything at all to do with you.

Seriously, I'm sorry if this is a touchy topic for you but 1) it shouldn't be because honest work is respectable no matter where it is and 2) no one could possibly have known.

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