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Forum: Stay at Home Parents   Today, 01:38 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By katelove
It definitely gets easier. Can the kids play...

It definitely gets easier. Can the kids play outside at all? We have a sandpit, water table and trampoline and they will play for ages outside. I can see them from the kitchen, lounge room and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   Today, 01:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 152
Posted By katelove
It's mostly the switch which is keeping me from...

It's mostly the switch which is keeping me from posting. Although I was reading more until this new mobile update has prevented me from getting on at all via my browser. I've come on with Tapatalk...
Forum: Site Help   Today, 12:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 288
Posted By katelove
Thanks. I just tried it. I can open the main...

Thanks. I just tried it. I can open the main mothering.com page, no problem. But, when I go to the menu and click on 'Forum' I get the same problem.


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Forum: Site Help   Yesterday, 09:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 288
Posted By katelove
Hm, I wonder if this is why I haven't been able...

Hm, I wonder if this is why I haven't been able to access MDC via my web browser (dolphin) yesterday or today. When I try to load MDC I just get a white screen with a pulsing grey box in the centre...
Forum: Potty Learning   08-21-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By katelove
May I respectfully suggest you change the title...

May I respectfully suggest you change the title to something slightly more positive. What about "three ways to make potty training easier"? I haven't read the article yet and I'm already sitting here...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-21-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By katelove
I would do a post-exposure work-up based on that...

I would do a post-exposure work-up based on that story. As you say, the risk is low but you can't exclude the possibility of blood coming in contact with a mucous membrane.
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   08-20-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 114
Posted By katelove
Maybe try life with a toddler or pets, depending...

Maybe try life with a toddler or pets, depending on whether the behaviour issues are with the cats or the toddler.
Forum: Diapering   08-18-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By katelove
Brolly sheets are brilliant for protecting beds....

Brolly sheets are brilliant for protecting beds. We've had ours for over 4 years and they're still in excellent condition. The top is a heavy cotton which is quilted to the layer underneath so it...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-18-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By katelove
We've never used a co-sleeper but found bedrails...

We've never used a co-sleeper but found bedrails very useful. Gives you all more space as you can sleep right up to the edge of the mattress.
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   08-18-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 410
Posted By katelove
I'm here again. Perched on my plateau [sigh]. ...

I'm here again. Perched on my plateau [sigh].
63.2kg (139.33lb)
Forum: Meal Planning   08-17-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By katelove
What about just toasted sandwiches? Or untoasted...

What about just toasted sandwiches? Or untoasted sandwiches? Get some nice bread or rolls, cheese, tomato, leafy greens, leftover roast meat of any sort if you have it. If not, ham, salami, tinned...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-17-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By katelove
Subbing for when I have more time.

Subbing for when I have more time.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-17-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,163
Posted By katelove
Oh, I see. Ha! Sorry, I thought you meant how it...

Oh, I see. Ha! Sorry, I thought you meant how it came up for discussion in the thread.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-17-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,163
Posted By katelove
Because in the first post, OP said she hadn't...

Because in the first post, OP said she hadn't decided whether to tell the girl's parents or not.
Forum: Fertility   08-16-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By katelove
If you had unprotected sex with one person and...

If you had unprotected sex with one person and then sex with a condom with another the chances are way higher that the unprotected guy is the father.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-16-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By katelove
I agree. I don't have step-children of an age to...

I agree. I don't have step-children of an age to be sharing things but DD1 (age 4) and her friends always swap clothes when they're playing.

I do think that it would be nice to get DSD some hair...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-16-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 182
Posted By katelove
Can you put the cot in your room? The SIDS...

Can you put the cot in your room? The SIDS guidelines recommend room sharing for at least 6-12months anyway so that might be a good compromise for you all. You could also try side-carring the cot....
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-16-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By katelove
Yes, night feeding/expressing is important for...

Yes, night feeding/expressing is important for maintaining supply. Apart from it just being extra stimulation, prolactin levels are highest between 1am and 5am.
Forum: Meal Planning   08-15-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By katelove
Cous cous is good for using up leftover. Roast or...

Cous cous is good for using up leftover. Roast or grilled veggies, leafy greens, some toasted nuts if you want too, shredded/small chunks of meat. Then dress with an olive oil/vinegar/maple syrup...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-12-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,163
Posted By katelove
I agree.

I agree.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-12-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By katelove
We use the taste.com Spanish rice recipe. We wrap...

We use the taste.com Spanish rice recipe. We wrap it in flat bread and top with grated cheese, fresh tomatoes, sour cream and avocado(if we have them). Also delicious with the flat bread omitted and...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-12-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 582
Posted By katelove
Newborns get lots of skin spots as JustJenny...

Newborns get lots of skin spots as JustJenny said. I can't see the picture well (on my phone). Do some of the red spots have white centres, like tiny pustules? If so, it's probably erythema toxicum....
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-12-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,163
Posted By katelove
I agree :-) I should have clarified that i didn't...

I agree :-) I should have clarified that i didn't think punishment was warranted at all.

I agree that it is hard to think of our children as sexual beings but that is our own issue to work...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-11-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,163
Posted By katelove
What is the issue for you? That they were having...

What is the issue for you? That they were having sex or that he was supposed to be supervising his little sister?

If it the former, I don't think there is much you can do. If you haven't already,...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-11-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By katelove
What is your ultimate goal? Are you intending to...

What is your ultimate goal? Are you intending to wean off the bottles/formula and return to exclusive breastfeeding? If so then it is definitely worth expressing to maintain your supply while you do...
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