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Forum: Stay at Home Parents   Today, 06:54 PM
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Posted By katelove
Ah, with you now. Thanks for clarifying :-) ...

Ah, with you now. Thanks for clarifying :-)


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Forum: Stay at Home Parents   Today, 02:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 582
Posted By katelove
So where are the jars for the rest of the time?...

So where are the jars for the rest of the time? Are they able to be kept at room temperature?



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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   Yesterday, 07:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,062
Posted By katelove
Just as a point of clarification, attachment...

Just as a point of clarification, attachment parenting doesn't mean all, or even most care must be provided by the mother. In fact recent research suggests that the best outcomes occur when babies...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   Yesterday, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By katelove
There are no vaccines on the current schedule...

There are no vaccines on the current schedule which aim to protect against any mosquito-borne diseases.

It's pretty common for mosquito bites to produce red, itchy lumps. Some people suffer more...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   Yesterday, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 130
Posted By katelove
You're not harming him. Completely the opposite...

You're not harming him. Completely the opposite in fact. Meeting the needs of little babies (and your baby is still little) is what gives them the resources to cope when they're older. It's just that...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   Yesterday, 04:52 AM
Replies: 29
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Posted By katelove
Your MDC cred is intact ;-) That's what I did...

Your MDC cred is intact ;-) That's what I did with my two as well; fed to sleep in bed then snuck away. There were always phases where it didn't work as well of course :-P

To simplify our food we...
Forum: Life With a Baby   Yesterday, 02:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By katelove
Talking to the baby

I am not a natural talker to babies. I mostly just narrate what I'm doing and point out things of interest. Reading and singing songs are good too. They don't have to be children's books or songs all...
Forum: Queer Parenting   05-26-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By katelove
I agree with MeepyCat. Both my girls have gone...

I agree with MeepyCat. Both my girls have gone through strong mummy-preference phases and both have gone through adoring Daddy phases.

I'm not convinced that feeding method makes a huge...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   05-25-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,264
Posted By katelove
From a physiological point-of-view he would not...

From a physiological point-of-view he would not starve by missing four meals. As long as he is drinking (dehydration is much more of an issue than malnutrition). It's not ideal, I agree, but he won't...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-24-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By katelove
LOL. Oh, sorry, "down under" actually :-) ...

LOL. Oh, sorry, "down under" actually :-)

Not sure how scones translate. The recipe is:

2 cups self-raising flour
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup something fizzy - I use sparkling mineral water
...
Forum: Parenting   05-24-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By katelove
I agree with the others that your relationship...

I agree with the others that your relationship with your BF sounds fairly chaotic and not terribly healthy for either of you. You don't say why you're considering ending it so it's hard to speculate...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-24-2015, 01:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 321
Posted By katelove
The vine is pretty low maintenance. You may need...

The vine is pretty low maintenance. You may need to hand pollinate depending on what your insects are like. My dad's vine is laden at the moment, some are hand pollinated some aren't so it would...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-23-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 582
Posted By katelove
I found that I didn't really start to get on too...

I found that I didn't really start to get on too of things until recently and DD2 is only just 2.5yo. Sleep-training is not an option for us so I have spent a lot of time over the last 5 years lying...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-23-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By katelove
Homemade popcorn is very popular with the kids in...

Homemade popcorn is very popular with the kids in our Mother's group - plain or tossed in a bit of coconut oil.

Peanut butter or vegemite sandwiches.

Rice crackers (or rice cakes, but I don't...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-23-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 321
Posted By katelove
What is your climate like? Passionfruit vines...

What is your climate like? Passionfruit vines grow very thick and dense and you get beautiful fruit.


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Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-22-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 582
Posted By katelove
We hand wash whatever won't go in the dishwasher....

We hand wash whatever won't go in the dishwasher. Most of our plastic stuff will go in though.

I wash up after dinner and, sometimes, after breakfast depending on what needs doing and whether I...
Forum: Toddler Nutrition   05-21-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,264
Posted By katelove
I agree with NewMamaLizzy about the complicated...

I agree with NewMamaLizzy about the complicated and mixed foods. My kids will eat bread and chicken and cheese for example, but they wouldn't eat a chicken and cheese sandwich.

I also really like...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-15-2015, 03:30 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,016
Posted By katelove
I wonder if multi-dose vials were used and...

I wonder if multi-dose vials were used and "external contamination" means that a contaminant was introduced at some point during the administration process. Multi-dose vials are *notoriously* easy to...
Forum: Women's Health   05-15-2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By katelove
Pancreatitis? Worse?

One other thing, the type of pancreatic cancer which most commonly occurs in your age group has a very good survival rate. I know it's easy for me to say but try not to panic at this stage. You still...
Forum: Women's Health   05-15-2015, 01:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By katelove
I'm so sorry you are going through this. Have you...

I'm so sorry you are going through this. Have you had a biopsy or seen an oncologist yet? Most hospital oncology units will have a social worker who can provide direct support as well as information...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-14-2015, 12:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By katelove
I agree with the others that you need to leave...

I agree with the others that you need to leave but it doesn't have to be today. You can spend some time getting an exit strategy together. DV helplines and women's shelters are usually very good at...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-13-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By katelove
My morning sickness started at 5.5 weeks for...

My morning sickness started at 5.5 weeks for both, which is fairly normal. It depends how long the trip is but, yes, you could well have symptoms if you were 3 weeks when you started.


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Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-12-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By katelove
I would wait. I spent the last week of my...

I would wait. I spent the last week of my honeymoon flattened by morning sickness and then had to fly home (30hrs). Not fun!


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Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-10-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By katelove
I think at that age it's reasonable to have some...

I think at that age it's reasonable to have some guidelines like

- a small amount of chips in a bowl rather than eating from the bag (fewer to spill, refill the bowl as needed)

- no food in...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-10-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By katelove
I guess the question is, is your presence/input...

I guess the question is, is your presence/input worth the angst with DSS's mum? With your DH and his mum there, there is a representative from each household. Can your DH adequately provide the...
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