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Forum: The Childhood Years   09-30-2013, 12:54 AM
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Posted By solemum
i don't force cleanliness at all in our house,...

i don't force cleanliness at all in our house, my two boys aged four and seven love to be dirty, and I have absolutely no problems with it.   Both boys love being barefoot everywhere so their feet...
Forum: Natural Body Care   02-03-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,949
Posted By solemum
Weather in Auckland, New Zealand is always nice...

Weather in Auckland, New Zealand is always nice and mild making going barefoot very comfortable. Never gets really hot here and certainly not too cold. Our streets and malls are really clean so...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-31-2012, 01:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,064
Posted By solemum
Like a number of you, we have a very open...

Like a number of you, we have a very open attitude to swearing in our house, both my boys, who are three and five, swear both round the house and in public. My bf and I have never seen it necessary...
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-28-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,949
Posted By solemum
Must admit I havent seen those vibram five...

Must admit I havent seen those vibram five fingers down here in New Zealand, do you buy them retail up in the US, or are they available only online? I do like the different textures that I walk on...
Forum: Parenting   01-05-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,731
Posted By solemum
Yes my boys have been vaccinated. I have never...

Yes my boys have been vaccinated. I have never heard of pinworm. I really think you are becoming quite germophobic, I fail to see how ten minutes in a shopping trolley is such a big deal, and as far...
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-03-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,949
Posted By solemum
We dont seem to have any of those nasties down...

We dont seem to have any of those nasties down here in NZ. My two boys and I play happily in a small wooded area next to our house, and I have turned some of it into a veggie garden, all in...
Forum: Natural Body Care   01-03-2012, 01:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,949
Posted By solemum
 Quote:Originally Posted by jess in...



Quote:Originally Posted by jess in hawaii http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1340383/any-barefoot-sahms-out-there#post_16811470)
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Forum: Parenting   01-03-2012, 01:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,731
Posted By solemum
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Forum: Natural Body Care   01-02-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,949
Posted By solemum
 Quote:Originally Posted by jess in...



Quote:Originally Posted by jess in hawaii http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1340383/any-barefoot-sahms-out-there#post_16809268)

I...
Forum: Parenting   01-02-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,731
Posted By solemum
I think our attitude to barefeet for both adults...

I think our attitude to barefeet for both adults and children is quite different to the US, and certainly it is not uncommon to see small toddlers running round shopping malls and supermarkets with...
Forum: Parenting   12-31-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,731
Posted By solemum
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Forum: Parenting   12-31-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,731
Posted By solemum
Hi Just a quick thread to get your comments. I...

Hi
Just a quick thread to get your comments. I am barefoot mummy here in New Zealand with two gorgeous barefoot children, we go everywhere in barefeet, shopping, school trips, family, restaurants...
Forum: Natural Body Care   12-30-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,949
Posted By solemum
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Quote:Originally Posted by amautik http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1340383/any-barefoot-sahms-out-there#post_16807626)

I'm in...
Forum: Natural Body Care   12-30-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,949
Posted By solemum
Hi Im a stay at home mummy way down in...

Hi
Im a stay at home mummy way down in Auckland, New Zealand although I do a little bit of volunteer work at my son's school. Im 23 and have a three year old boy and a five year old boy. I am a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-30-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,204
Posted By solemum
Personally I dont have any issues with swearing...

Personally I dont have any issues with swearing at all, both my bf and I swear alot, both in our home and in public. We certainly dont do it loudly but they are just words, so its no big deal for...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-30-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 852
Posted By solemum
My boys are 3 and 5 years, and I tend to let...

My boys are 3 and 5 years, and I tend to let them decide when its bedtime. They certainly know when they are tired, usually its 9pm to 9.30 pm, and they are exhausted, but fine in the morning. Seems...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-30-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,360
Posted By solemum
I tend to let by children decide when they want...

I tend to let by children decide when they want to take a bath or shower, they are three and five year old boys. Usually it could be once a week which works well for us. They are barefoot children,...
Forum: Parenting   12-29-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,087
Posted By solemum
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Quote:Originally Posted by Shann http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting   12-28-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,087
Posted By solemum
Ouch!  Shoes are no protection at all....both my...

Ouch!  Shoes are no protection at all....both my children , aged 3 and 5 years, have been 100% barefoot since birth, without any problems at all. Their feet are strong and well developed. I haven't...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   12-02-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 783
Views: 63,737
Posted By solemum
"no shirt, no shoes, no service"

"no shirt, no shoes, no service"
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   12-02-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 783
Views: 63,737
Posted By solemum
Man, its pretty tough incurring the wrath and...

Man, its pretty tough incurring the wrath and judgement of all you mamas out there!
Just to let you know we remain very good friends with the elderly couple next door, my children happily go over...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-29-2011, 11:52 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,570
Posted By solemum
Yes New Zealand is a lovely country, obviously...

Yes New Zealand is a lovely country, obviously the scenery is great,especially the South Island - we are quite isolated though, which perhaps makes us more self reliant, and less willing to be...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-29-2011, 01:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 252
Posted By solemum
I have quite a few piercings, five in each ear,...

I have quite a few piercings, five in each ear, tragus, belly button and two nose rings, dont mind the pain at all -compared to tattoos its nothing. I have never heard of copper toe rings, does it...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-28-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 252
Posted By solemum
Yes Im a big toe ring fan with seven on now!...

Yes Im a big toe ring fan with seven on now! Including one on my big toe which is quite unusual (had it made specially). I have lost two or three cheapish rings when they have fallen off. Usually...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-28-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,570
Posted By solemum
The Asian view is quite interesting. We have an...

The Asian view is quite interesting. We have an Asian family moved in next door to us, they have two boys the same age as our two, so we have good contact with each other. The first time we went...
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