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Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   05-26-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,052
Posted By aussiemum
Congratulations to you and your family, mama!...

Congratulations to you and your family, mama! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful video of your birth, had to laugh at the "Man, that's a lot of water" comment too!
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-13-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,916
Posted By aussiemum
27 with my first, 29 with my second. I really...

27 with my first, 29 with my second. I really wanted to have my birthing years done before I turned 30.
Forum: Activism and News   10-07-2011, 05:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,688
Posted By aussiemum
But what has been leaked has led to insights...

But what has been leaked has led to insights into the inner workings of governments which, more or less, control many aspects of our lives.  Shouldn't we know what our governments are doing?  In our...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-18-2011, 05:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,467
Posted By aussiemum
I think I am aging out of this board as well. ...

I think I am aging out of this board as well.  It happens, many others have 'aged' out of here before.  When my kids were younger, reading about others experiences and their advice in GD was, for...
Forum: Parenting   03-01-2011, 04:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,156
Posted By aussiemum
I usually stay for most practices- soccer,...

I usually stay for most practices- soccer, athletics, touch footy, & horseriding currently.  Sometimes I will arrange with one of the other parents to drop my kids home after training, or take them...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-25-2011, 04:27 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 7,226
Posted By aussiemum
 Quote:Originally Posted by Chamomile...



Quote:Originally Posted by Chamomile Girl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Activism and News   02-25-2011, 03:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By aussiemum
And then down Mubarak went, it will be...

And then down Mubarak went, it will be interesting to see if any other totalitarian dictators fall as well.  Libya's Ghaddafhi seems like the next likely candidate...
 
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-19-2011, 04:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By aussiemum
You are not crazy, this is very do-able!  Sure,...

You are not crazy, this is very do-able!  Sure, the flights may be challenging at times, but in this case the destination is worth the journey, iykwim.
 
I have never travelled with carseats, as...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-19-2011, 03:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 688
Posted By aussiemum
I think we all should bask in the glory of our...

I think we all should bask in the glory of our uniqueness~ hell, the world could do with a heck of a lot more of that!  Along with tolerance for other's choices.....
 
Also, I am in agreement with...
Forum: Australia and New Zealand   01-16-2011, 04:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By aussiemum
Thank you for your reply, I did get a chance to...

Thank you for your reply, I did get a chance to read it just before we left. We're now back from our quick visit, & I have to report that we thought Hamilton was a great little city!  Food was...
Forum: Activism and News   01-16-2011, 04:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,688
Posted By aussiemum
Now that would make for some interesting reading.

Now that would make for some interesting reading.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-16-2011, 04:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 688
Posted By aussiemum
Yes, i suppose I do consider myself & our family...

Yes, i suppose I do consider myself & our family to be 'alternative'.  I know that I am certainly seen by others as being 'different', although I suppose that is relative to the area and community...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-13-2011, 05:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 500
Posted By aussiemum
This very issue is why I have never made a...

This very issue is why I have never made a will.  Yes, I know that is ridiculous at my age, but that is the way it is.  I don't know that DH & I could agree on who would take our children if we both...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-13-2011, 04:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 598
Posted By aussiemum
In general I believe that most people will...

In general I believe that most people will behave kindly and with good intentions towards others, including myself and my family.  But I always trust my gut instinct whan it comes to making that...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-11-2011, 06:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 241
Posted By aussiemum
I know what you mean. I guess I think of my life...

I know what you mean. I guess I think of my life in terms of a period of years rather than having a specific thing happen each year.
 
The Grateful Dead years.
 
The deep green environmentalist...
Forum: Australia and New Zealand   12-16-2010, 05:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By aussiemum
We will be in NZ (Hamilton & surrounding region)...

We will be in NZ (Hamilton & surrounding region) for 6 days in January.  What would you recommend that we do in the area for a short visit?  We are interested in cultural activities, great food,...
Forum: Activism and News   12-04-2010, 06:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,688
Posted By aussiemum
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by mamadelbosque http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Activism and News   11-30-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,688
Posted By aussiemum
Thanks for your input, Arduinna.  Fair enough...

Thanks for your input, Arduinna.  Fair enough that you view it as treason- my understanding is that there is some diversity of opinion re: treason.  From what I've heard/read some think that the...
Forum: Activism and News   11-29-2010, 05:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,688
Posted By aussiemum
.A bit of backstory for those who haven't heard...

.A bit of backstory for those who haven't heard of this.  Julian Assange is the founder of WikiLeaks, an internet site primarily devoted to publishing classified political documents in the interest...
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   11-21-2010, 05:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,632
Posted By aussiemum
American-born, and I have lived in Australia...

American-born, and I have lived in Australia since 1999.  I have dual nationality now, so I guess that kind of makes me half-half.  But I'm still an immigrant. :)
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-04-2010, 08:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 276
Posted By aussiemum
We'll do Thanksgiving dinner with family...

We'll do Thanksgiving dinner with family friends- another Aus-American couple and their kids. Usually there are a few other Americans there as well, and a few Australian ring-ins who also appreciate...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-03-2010, 08:54 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 843
Posted By aussiemum
In answer to the op, no, we don't give gifts to...

In answer to the op, no, we don't give gifts to unborn children.

Honestly, I have never heard of the practice.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-28-2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 152
Posted By aussiemum
I drive a compact SUV- a 2008 Subaru Forester,...

I drive a compact SUV- a 2008 Subaru Forester, which only has two rows of seats, but if I wanted a third row of seats i would definitely buy a Subaru Tribecca (not sure if the names are the same in...
Forum: Parenting   10-24-2010, 09:06 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,005
Posted By aussiemum
No, not at all. We picked the name that suited...

No, not at all. We picked the name that suited each kid after she/he was born. They both have a non-obvious Irish name tucked into their full name, but they don't match.
Forum: Parenting   10-24-2010, 08:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,478
Posted By aussiemum
At age 36, you really should know how to tip...

At age 36, you really should know how to tip properly. And parallel park, if you have a driving license. Core life skills, as far as I am concerned.
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