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Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-01-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By calpurnia
I'd try a frame carrier. DD got fed up of being...

I'd try a frame carrier. DD got fed up of being in the Ergo long before she got fed up of being in the Macpac carrier we have. However, she'll only stay up there for an hour as the absolute tops.
Forum: Germany   05-20-2010, 05:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By calpurnia
this is going to sound so stalkerish, but OP -...

this is going to sound so stalkerish, but OP - you write a blog, don't you? I have just discovered it & really enjoy it!

Anyway I am in London but love Berlin, so this post caught my eye... Back...
Forum: Parenting   05-12-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,757
Posted By calpurnia
Lexbeach has a post on this - one of her boys...

Lexbeach has a post on this - one of her boys has pierced ears. She blogs at totallysmittenmama.blogspot I think.
Forum: UK   05-11-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 476
Posted By calpurnia
I did once stay in the Youth Hostel (YHA) there,...

I did once stay in the Youth Hostel (YHA) there, which is conveniently placed & your usual YH facilities. & cheap!
Forum: Africa   05-11-2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,197
Posted By calpurnia
How young is young? Personally, we have...

How young is young?

Personally, we have decided that we will not travel to malarial areas with under-4s just for "fun". If a job or a long term opportunity came up we would consider moving back....
Forum: Parenting   05-11-2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,371
Posted By calpurnia
Quote: Originally Posted by nannymom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by nannymom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15393875)
I've read the entire thread and I don't know...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-11-2010, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By calpurnia
A typical scenario... On Sunday, I took DD & her...

A typical scenario... On Sunday, I took DD & her bike to play with a friend, A, who lives nearby. They are both weeks away from turning 2. Both kids wanted to ride on A's bike. A was happy to take...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-30-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By calpurnia
Quote: Originally Posted by smokeylo...

Quote:
Originally Posted by smokeylo http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15241270)
Everywhere Babies has a page that features...
Forum: UK   03-29-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 607
Posted By calpurnia
Is that an All Tomorrow's Parties festival? I...

Is that an All Tomorrow's Parties festival? I know they are normally held at Butlins. I would imagine it would be imminently suitable for a toddler in that you stay in cabins, not in tents, & there...
Forum: Babywearing   03-26-2010, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By calpurnia
My good friend is due with her second - her...

My good friend is due with her second - her first will be 2 yrs 3 months when the 2nd is born - & I think a sling is going to save her life! She didn't really get into it last time around. She had a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-26-2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 913
Posted By calpurnia
Well, maybe they have light periods? I used to...

Well, maybe they have light periods? I used to have light periods, pre-IUD, & I could easily go in & out of the shower without worrying about bleeding on the floor. In fact, sometimes I didn't need...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-25-2010, 08:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 753
Posted By calpurnia
I'm stingy. I wouldn't get the seat. What are...

I'm stingy. I wouldn't get the seat. What are you going to do with a carseat in Kenya, anyway? (unless you are renting a vehicle, I suppose). We took DD on a 12 hour flight (UK to South Africa) &...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-23-2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 459
Posted By calpurnia
I rode my bike occasionally during pregnancy,...

I rode my bike occasionally during pregnancy, although not after 30 weeks I don't think. My mum claims to have been riding her bike until the day before going into labour with me.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-23-2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,036
Posted By calpurnia
no advice, just hugs. Wish I could take you out...

no advice, just hugs. Wish I could take you out for a coffee too (actually a cocktail might be better)
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-23-2010, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 414
Posted By calpurnia
I'm back! I had a great trip & DD had a great...

I'm back! I had a great trip & DD had a great time with her dad. Truthfully, it was hard to leave her but once I was gone I barely thought about her...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-18-2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 414
Posted By calpurnia
ah, thanks a lot mamas. I think I'll feel better...

ah, thanks a lot mamas. I think I'll feel better when I'm actually *gone* & not just thinking about it! I found my breast pump too which is handy (she feeds about 2/3 times in 24 hours).

Thanks a...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   03-18-2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 873
Posted By calpurnia
I "knew" I would have my daughter on 5th June,...

I "knew" I would have my daughter on 5th June, although her predicted due date was 23rd May.

She squeaked in at 23.15 on the 5th, after a hospital transfer & intervention (from a planned...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-18-2010, 10:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,864
Posted By calpurnia
Quote: Originally Posted by...

Quote:
Originally Posted by beckyand3littlemonsters http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15196971)
i wanted to vote but it...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-18-2010, 10:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,374
Posted By calpurnia
Err, that doesn't seem too much to me. My mum...

Err, that doesn't seem too much to me. My mum comes down about once a month (she lives 3 hours away). My partner's mother comes down about once every 3 months (she lives 5 hours away).
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-18-2010, 06:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 414
Posted By calpurnia
I am going on a trip tonight, & will be away for...

I am going on a trip tonight, & will be away for 4 nights from my 21 month old dd.

(please no flames & no suggestions to cancel. Neither are helpful).

I am feeling so upset about it suddenly!...
Forum: Lactivism   03-18-2010, 06:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,932
Posted By calpurnia
There are a couple of studies of the...

There are a couple of studies of the anthropology of breastfeeding. Maybe you should look into those. Not many though.

Laohaire, I was told the same things about thighs in Zambia.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-18-2010, 06:45 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,063
Posted By calpurnia
I skimmed some of the posts. Have you read...

I skimmed some of the posts.

Have you read Birth in Four Cultures...
Forum: Parenting   03-12-2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By calpurnia
Hmm, my dd was really always fine with her dad...

Hmm, my dd was really always fine with her dad as a substitute for me (apart from a short time around 9 months I think). I put that down to he having been at home with us for 8 weeks when she was...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-12-2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,595
Posted By calpurnia
I found this thread really interesting to read....

I found this thread really interesting to read. I am currently a part-time grad student, but I am thinking about my career & options open to me, alongside with having a family (I already have a 21...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-11-2010, 06:33 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,167
Posted By calpurnia
Quote: Originally Posted by limabean...

Quote:
Originally Posted by limabean http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15170835)
I actually think the U.S. should follow the...
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