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Sep 02, 2008
rissaroo
Picture: This is what happens when you raise a kid on health food and they get ahold of a Coke! Bad mom, that soda is NOT on the reflux diet.
UPDATE: Isaiah is now 12 and off meds! He is doing great, eating again and hopefully will be catching up in the growing department. I am still in the "hoping it sticks" phase, but we're so happy that he's better!
Melissa (who Sebastian calls Mommy)...
Speaking of jobs...Melissa (that Sebastian calls Mommy) I have been wanting to ask you more about yours. Do you mind if I pick your brain? You could email me (anerishale@comcast.net) or I could pick it publicly (LOL). If you have the time...any mommy of a baby that age is busy, and one who also has to sweep up every crumb/dog hair/pollen grain the instant it hits the floor...well, I'm betting you don't have much time!
Sep 02, 2008
mdbarbagallo
Melissa - Mommy to Sebastian, born 9/28/07 @ 7 lbs 7 oz and 20.75 in. At docs at 12 months: 27 pounds and 32 in! Good grief! GERD - currently on Prevacid suspension (liquid equivalent of 45 mg a day). Allergic to dairy, soy, eggs, wheat, all treenuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, peas, sesame, bananas, barley, coconut, dust, dust mite, dog, cat, latex. Seasonal allergies. Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS). Neocate only - no solids - until further notice (drinks and loves water, too). Loves his doggie, our rescued Treeing Walker Coonhound, Louise, even though he is allergic to her. Louise will make your doctor a homemade pie if you would like her to. PHOTO: We couldn't do a cake on Sebastian's birthday, but that didn't stop him from tossing around the contents of a big bowl of popcorn! He now tries to eat it when we play with popcorn, so no more of that game.... :(
I don't mind sharing publicly! What would you like to know? :)

Sep 02, 2008
rissaroo
Picture: This is what happens when you raise a kid on health food and they get ahold of a Coke! Bad mom, that soda is NOT on the reflux diet.
UPDATE: Isaiah is now 12 and off meds! He is doing great, eating again and hopefully will be catching up in the growing department. I am still in the "hoping it sticks" phase, but we're so happy that he's better!
OK...thanks! So you teach online? College classes or high school? What degree(s) do you have? Is the college nearby, or do you totally telecommute? Thanks!
Sep 03, 2008
mdbarbagallo
Melissa - Mommy to Sebastian, born 9/28/07 @ 7 lbs 7 oz and 20.75 in. At docs at 12 months: 27 pounds and 32 in! Good grief! GERD - currently on Prevacid suspension (liquid equivalent of 45 mg a day). Allergic to dairy, soy, eggs, wheat, all treenuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, peas, sesame, bananas, barley, coconut, dust, dust mite, dog, cat, latex. Seasonal allergies. Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS). Neocate only - no solids - until further notice (drinks and loves water, too). Loves his doggie, our rescued Treeing Walker Coonhound, Louise, even though he is allergic to her. Louise will make your doctor a homemade pie if you would like her to. PHOTO: We couldn't do a cake on Sebastian's birthday, but that didn't stop him from tossing around the contents of a big bowl of popcorn! He now tries to eat it when we play with popcorn, so no more of that game.... :(
I'm going to write you tonight!!
Sep 03, 2008
rissaroo
Picture: This is what happens when you raise a kid on health food and they get ahold of a Coke! Bad mom, that soda is NOT on the reflux diet.
UPDATE: Isaiah is now 12 and off meds! He is doing great, eating again and hopefully will be catching up in the growing department. I am still in the "hoping it sticks" phase, but we're so happy that he's better!
Thanks!
Sep 03, 2008
mdbarbagallo
Melissa - Mommy to Sebastian, born 9/28/07 @ 7 lbs 7 oz and 20.75 in. At docs at 12 months: 27 pounds and 32 in! Good grief! GERD - currently on Prevacid suspension (liquid equivalent of 45 mg a day). Allergic to dairy, soy, eggs, wheat, all treenuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, peas, sesame, bananas, barley, coconut, dust, dust mite, dog, cat, latex. Seasonal allergies. Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS). Neocate only - no solids - until further notice (drinks and loves water, too). Loves his doggie, our rescued Treeing Walker Coonhound, Louise, even though he is allergic to her. Louise will make your doctor a homemade pie if you would like her to. PHOTO: We couldn't do a cake on Sebastian's birthday, but that didn't stop him from tossing around the contents of a big bowl of popcorn! He now tries to eat it when we play with popcorn, so no more of that game.... :(
Hey! I teach English and mass comm for two colleges - a local community college and a four-year college called National University (based in San Diego, where I lived for three years when my husband was in grad school). I have a master's degree in professional writing (journalistic track) and a bachelor's in Amercian Studies/journalism. I also have alot of published work (about 135 articles), which helps a lot in my field. In my experience, to be an adjunct (that's me) you need a minimum of a master's degree; to land a full-time tenure track job, you need a PhD or other terminal degree. I started teaching in 2002 and didn't really have any trouble getting a job (I have worked at five schools) because English teachers are always in demand (since everyone has to take freshman comp courses). I always bypassed the standard app procedures and contacted the dean of each department...I never went through HR or I would have waited for EVER.

My comm college job runs on regular 15-week semesters (fall/spring/summer), and my job at NU runs on 4-week accelerated courses. The longer you teach, the more money you make per course. I average about $2400 a course. I teach two 4-weekers a month and two 15-weekers a semester, so I am stretched to the MAV, but at least I can do work on my own schedule.

My husband just put dinner on the table, so more later...but I wanted to at least start to respond!

Sep 03, 2008
mdbarbagallo
Melissa - Mommy to Sebastian, born 9/28/07 @ 7 lbs 7 oz and 20.75 in. At docs at 12 months: 27 pounds and 32 in! Good grief! GERD - currently on Prevacid suspension (liquid equivalent of 45 mg a day). Allergic to dairy, soy, eggs, wheat, all treenuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, peas, sesame, bananas, barley, coconut, dust, dust mite, dog, cat, latex. Seasonal allergies. Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS). Neocate only - no solids - until further notice (drinks and loves water, too). Loves his doggie, our rescued Treeing Walker Coonhound, Louise, even though he is allergic to her. Louise will make your doctor a homemade pie if you would like her to. PHOTO: We couldn't do a cake on Sebastian's birthday, but that didn't stop him from tossing around the contents of a big bowl of popcorn! He now tries to eat it when we play with popcorn, so no more of that game.... :(
eerrrr...I meant stretched to the "MAX," not "MAV."
Sep 04, 2008
mdbarbagallo
Melissa - Mommy to Sebastian, born 9/28/07 @ 7 lbs 7 oz and 20.75 in. At docs at 12 months: 27 pounds and 32 in! Good grief! GERD - currently on Prevacid suspension (liquid equivalent of 45 mg a day). Allergic to dairy, soy, eggs, wheat, all treenuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, peas, sesame, bananas, barley, coconut, dust, dust mite, dog, cat, latex. Seasonal allergies. Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS). Neocate only - no solids - until further notice (drinks and loves water, too). Loves his doggie, our rescued Treeing Walker Coonhound, Louise, even though he is allergic to her. Louise will make your doctor a homemade pie if you would like her to. PHOTO: We couldn't do a cake on Sebastian's birthday, but that didn't stop him from tossing around the contents of a big bowl of popcorn! He now tries to eat it when we play with popcorn, so no more of that game.... :(
I should definitely add that I cannot teach an unlimited number of courses. As an adjunct, I am at the bottom of the barrel and take what is left over (hence lots and lots of English 101). Some months, I get two classes at NU, which is a double-edged sword - more money, but NO TIMe for grading or showering. I average about $40-$45K a year, which is pretty good for working from home. My husband is a grasd student, so he make sa small stipend only - but at leats we get great insurance because he is at a state school.

OK. I hope this helps! I feel kind of weird posting the equivalent of my resume on her e- I should have just emailed you. Oh well!

NU also has a vritual high school. I am assuming certified teachers can get hired there (I'm not sure- I am not a certified teacher). I will look into it if you'd like, though!

Check with your
doctor first!