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Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   Yesterday, 04:22 PM
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Posted By katelove
I don't think you have anything left. She has...

I don't think you have anything left. She has been very clear about her position. My advice is do not have children with this woman.


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Forum: Single Parenting   Yesterday, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By katelove
I would go with one for now. Although it might be...

I would go with one for now. Although it might be more politic to *ask* the judge rather than telling him/her ;-) I assume you have been documenting his failure ms to visit/stay in the apartment.
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Forum: Waldorf   03-19-2017, 01:43 PM
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Posted By katelove
I stayed with DD2 all day, every day for the...

I stayed with DD2 all day, every day for the first three weeks :-)


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Forum: UK   03-17-2017, 05:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By katelove
The paediatrician was concerned but made no plan...

The paediatrician was concerned but made no plan or the paediatrician was concerned and said "let's review in three months"?



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Forum: UK   03-16-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By katelove
Some of those things sound like they are within...

Some of those things sound like they are within the range of normal for his age. Others are a bit more concerning. Have you been going to well baby visits with a GP or child health nurse? If not then...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-13-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By katelove
This isn't really a conversation about *letting*...

This isn't really a conversation about *letting* kids cut their hair. It's about how to respond when they do it anyway.

I'm sure most people would keep extra long, extra sharp scissors away from...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   03-13-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By katelove
I have not used it myself but Pinky McKay...

I have not used it myself but Pinky McKay 'Weaning with love' is a very good resource.


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Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-12-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By katelove
I agree with the others, I don't think this is a...

I agree with the others, I don't think this is a discipline issue. It's almost a right of passage [emoji1]
I'd ask him whether he wants it left as is or trimmed. A friend of ours gave herself quite...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   03-11-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,313
Posted By katelove
I'm sorry to hear that, Angela. I hope you're...

I'm sorry to hear that, Angela. I hope you're able to spend some time with your family, giving thanks for your grandfather's life.

Is that blanket crocheted? Your stitches are so even!

I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-09-2017, 03:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By katelove
Yes, I was going to suggest you do a search and...

Yes, I was going to suggest you do a search and see what independent school there are in your area. Even if you have to go a bit further afield than your suburb or state school catchment area. We...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-06-2017, 10:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,199
Posted By katelove
I have done no research on this, it is purely my...

I have done no research on this, it is purely my impression from media stories so take it FWIW. It seems to me that the men who take their children and do a runner are ones who have been in a...
Forum: Grief and Loss   03-06-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,707
Posted By katelove
You didn't do anything wrong as such. It's just...

You didn't do anything wrong as such. It's just that, in terms of forum etiquette, resurrecting old threads which have had zero activity for months is generally not done. Especially when the comment...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   03-04-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,313
Posted By katelove
I have been going through a bit of a crafting dry...

I have been going through a bit of a crafting dry spell. I finished my last sewing project then started another one but I don't have a new handwork project for night time.

I have started a quilt...
Forum: Learning at School   02-28-2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,107
Posted By katelove
Pretty much any skill acquisition by any group of...

Pretty much any skill acquisition by any group of people can be predicted with a bell curve. 10-20% of the group will struggle/have to work extra hard to achieve the skill or will achieve it later...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-27-2017, 01:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 847
Posted By katelove
I was prompted by my reading on MDC to explore...

I was prompted by my reading on MDC to explore the issue more than I previously had. This led to us being sel/del where we would previously have been vax on schedule.

I haven't felt pressured by...
Forum: Mental Health   02-22-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By katelove
I agree. You are doing a great job and it doesn't...

I agree. You are doing a great job and it doesn't sound like you could do much more in terms of your physical contribution and support. However, your wife has a number of symptoms which suggest...
Forum: Learning at School   02-22-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,107
Posted By katelove
When you say her motor skills are "very poor" are...

When you say her motor skills are "very poor" are they actually behind what is expected for a four year old or can she not write? I ask because my girls go to a school where they don't even start...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-18-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By katelove
That sounds pretty normal to me. My 4yo can stay...

That sounds pretty normal to me. My 4yo can stay focused on one thing for longer than five minutes but it's rare and usually when she's playing by herself. Generally she moves from activity to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-18-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By katelove
I think, sadly, children often say it because...

I think, sadly, children often say it because they hear other people saying it about themselves. Generally their mothers. Not always the case, of course but it does seem to happen pretty often.

...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-17-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By katelove
I can see that you're very hurt and I can...

I can see that you're very hurt and I can understand that. By hanging onto the hurt though the only people you are hurting are you and your son.

I would really strongly encourage you to find a...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   02-17-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By katelove
It is greater than two years between births so...

It is greater than two years between births so you should have achieved maximum scar strength. I assume you had a lower segment caesarean so, all else being equal, there is no reason you shouldn't...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-17-2017, 03:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By katelove
While it may be very painful for you I think...

While it may be very painful for you I think that, if you are serious about your baby having a relationship with his father then you can't make it conditional on his girlfriend not being involved or...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-16-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,294
Posted By katelove
We didn't use any sort of monitor. We had a few...

We didn't use any sort of monitor. We had a few baby gates which we used in various circumstances. So DD1 couldn't climb out the cat door and down a flight of concrete stairs. On the bathroom door as...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-16-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,294
Posted By katelove
Cleaning was easy. We installed one of those...

Cleaning was easy. We installed one of those little trigger water squirter things in the toilet and just rinsed the poo off with that. Wet nappies went straight into the nappy bucket. When we had two...
Forum: Parenting   02-16-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By katelove
We have some multicultural books and I have...

We have some multicultural books and I have intentionally chosen them so the girls are exposed to some diversity. I have bought them all at library book sales though. I've never seen any in our local...
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