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Forum: Personal Growth   11-07-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,357
Posted By Roxswood
Thanks for explaining :-) I don't have a high...

Thanks for explaining :-) I don't have a high need for privacy, my dh having access to my phone and email means I have to do less general arranging and communicating of things to people. Mind you,...
Forum: Personal Growth   11-07-2013, 03:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,357
Posted By Roxswood
Clearly our mileage varies, and thats ok :) I...

Clearly our mileage varies, and thats ok :) I wonder if its a cultural or generational difference, I'd say the majority of people I know in happy marriages share this sort of information with one...
Forum: Personal Growth   11-05-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,357
Posted By Roxswood
I'm quite amused at being told my marriage is...

I'm quite amused at being told my marriage is unhealthy :-)

I didn't say everybody should do this, I shared my own experience of using radical honesty to help my marriage (as recommended by many...
Forum: Personal Growth   11-05-2013, 01:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,357
Posted By Roxswood
This happens sometimes to me too (minus the...

This happens sometimes to me too (minus the texting) and I find that telling my husband is the single most useful thing I can do to stop it. I have to outline to the person who would be most...
Forum: Lactivism   02-05-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,241
Posted By Roxswood
I think once baby is capable of picking up the...

I think once baby is capable of picking up the food, getting the food to their own mouth and chewing and swallowing that is the right time. 
 
Babies do sometimes get short of iron around 6-9...
Forum: Lactivism   01-11-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,944
Posted By Roxswood
I've breastfed wherever I happened to be with no...

I've breastfed wherever I happened to be with no cover or blanket for the first 2-3 years with both children. After that it was rare they needed it when in public so it didn't come up so often but I...
Forum: Lactivism   01-10-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 6,943
Posted By Roxswood
It's always difficult to phrase things so nobody...

It's always difficult to phrase things so nobody can take offence. We used to have a rule on another forum that if a post could be read with different inflection to mean different things we as...
Forum: Lactivism   01-08-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 6,943
Posted By Roxswood
Just an aside, if a child is dairy allergic,...

Just an aside, if a child is dairy allergic, they can still have breastmilk. Mum is not a cow and doesn't live in a dairy. Some children may react to fragments of dairy proteins in breastmilk and...
Forum: Lactivism   01-07-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 6,943
Posted By Roxswood
In every respect other than the bit where you...

In every respect other than the bit where you said supplementing with formula is fine your top message is exactly the one that is in LLL philosophy.

We can't honestly tell mothers that...
Forum: Lactivism   01-01-2013, 02:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 541
Posted By Roxswood
What a lovely idea, I have breastfed just about...

What a lovely idea, I have breastfed just about everywhere in the 8 years since my first was born. I'm also in the UK. :) 
I'm also called Clare (although without the i)!
Forum: Lactivism   12-29-2012, 02:30 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 6,943
Posted By Roxswood
In terms of benefits of feeding directly from...

In terms of benefits of feeding directly from the breast as opposed to feeding EBM from a bottle, the act of feeding from a bottle rather than a breast can cause mouth formation differences which...
Forum: Lactivism   12-24-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 6,943
Posted By Roxswood
Thankyou Greenmama for your carefully thought...

Thankyou Greenmama for your carefully thought out and educated responses. There are lots of LLL Leaders around on here, who try their best by giving up hours of their time every week to try to help...
Forum: Lactivism   12-15-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 6,943
Posted By Roxswood
I don't understand how LLL speaking out about...

I don't understand how LLL speaking out about the media normalising bottlefeeding is being viewed as an attack on the choices of mothers? 
 
What we see in the media very much influences the...
Forum: Family Safety   09-27-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By Roxswood
Oh my goodness. Thats awful.    Here in the...

Oh my goodness. Thats awful. 
 
Here in the UK my then 3 year old daughter needed five cavities filled ( we still don't know why this happened but the decay started before she ever even ate solid...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-26-2012, 01:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 17,041
Posted By Roxswood
I understand many times its the woman not...

I understand many times its the woman not wanting sex and a partner unfulfilled either way is not fair, but having been the woman desperately wanting sex and having a man uninterested because he had...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-25-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 17,041
Posted By Roxswood
Unfortunately there are many many women out...

Unfortunately there are many many women out there who have husbands who just don't want to have sex with them much anymore because porn is so much easier and more attractive. When they stop watching...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-23-2012, 02:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 17,041
Posted By Roxswood
Porn gives an incredibly screwed up version of...

Porn gives an incredibly screwed up version of sex, which is mainly that good sex is about looking good (particularly the woman) and seperate from relationship issues. Many women are increasingly...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-06-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 756
Posted By Roxswood
Is he watching porn instead of having sex with...

Is he watching porn instead of having sex with you?
 
This can really diminish a man's desire for real sex. Porn is easily available, requires no effort, there is unending variety and its all...
Forum: Family Safety   08-16-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,773
Posted By Roxswood
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Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-05-2011, 02:03 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 117,706
Posted By Roxswood
I'm in the UK, its incredibly rare to hear...

I'm in the UK, its incredibly rare to hear anyone even mention their child's penis here because we just don't mess with them, they're left intact, unwashed (except for just sitting in the bathwater...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-18-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,834
Posted By Roxswood
I wonder how much your experience of birth...

I wonder how much your experience of birth affects things? It seems obvious that it would but I don't want to jump to that conclusion iyswim.

I had two idyllic home births that left me feeling so...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-15-2010, 05:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,834
Posted By Roxswood
Totally agree, so so much better since having...

Totally agree, so so much better since having children.

Gspot much more easily stimulated, orgasms happen so much more easily, everything utterly totally wonderful despite what media tells us...
Forum: Family Safety   06-27-2010, 06:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By Roxswood
Here's a start...

Here's a start http://www.car-safety.org/rearface.html

This page has a couple of pictures that illustrate the increased risk of internal decapitation to smaller children quite effectively
...
Forum: Family Safety   06-27-2010, 06:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By Roxswood
You could tell them that in Sweden children...

You could tell them that in Sweden children routinely rear face to 3 or 4 years of age or longer and their child vehicle injury and death rates are much lower than in the USA.

If they are...
Forum: Family Safety   06-05-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,597
Posted By Roxswood
Both my girls were car screamers. My first was...

Both my girls were car screamers. My first was the worst by far, and she was turned forwards facing at 9months and 9kg (as UK minimums were at the time when I had never heard of extended rearfacing...
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