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Forum: The Childhood Years   02-18-2017, 06:14 PM
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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, 02:26 PM
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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.

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Forum: Single Parenting   02-17-2017, 07:56 PM
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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, 04:16 PM
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Views: 222
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, 04:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
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, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 870
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, 06:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 870
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, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
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...
Forum: Babywearing   02-14-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By katelove
That article is about one specific carrier which...

That article is about one specific carrier which is well known for being less than ideal for both mothers and babies. I wouldn't use it either.

The bag-style slings you mentioned in your first...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-12-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By katelove
Baby refuses to eat purees

Look into Baby Led Weaning. We did no purées or spoon feeding with either of our babies :-)

ETA - sorry harrietsmama, I just realised I've posted basically what you've already said.

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Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   02-09-2017, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By katelove
Yes, I second www.ahaparenting.com Great...

Yes, I second www.ahaparenting.com Great resource.


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Forum: Learning at School   02-08-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 550
Posted By katelove
Me too. In Australia they are pretty similar. ...

Me too. In Australia they are pretty similar.


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Forum: Waldorf   02-08-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 449
Posted By katelove
Some people live a very steiner life. Some people...

Some people live a very steiner life. Some people incorporate some aspects and some don't do any. It's a continuum.

I think paleo excludes grains, dairy products and legumes but it's not...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-08-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 844
Posted By katelove
Oh no! I'm sorry to hear that :-( Sent...

Oh no! I'm sorry to hear that :-(


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Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   02-08-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By katelove
I personally wouldn't say "I don't want you to...

I personally wouldn't say "I don't want you to cry" either. Babies and children cry because they don't have another way to communicate their needs or strong emotions. The goal of AP is not to...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   02-08-2017, 02:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
Posted By katelove
Welcome Renee. Are you a member of your local...

Welcome Renee. Are you a member of your local multiple birth association? That might be a good way to start developing a support network.


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Forum: Waldorf   02-07-2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 449
Posted By katelove
There are plenty of vegetarian sources of both...

There are plenty of vegetarian sources of both zinc and saturated fats :-)


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Forum: Waldorf   02-07-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 449
Posted By katelove
Keep trying. It can take up to ten tries of...

Keep trying. It can take up to ten tries of something before a child will like it. But, also serve plenty of familiar foods as well. Make the shift slowly.

www.itsnotaboutnuttrition.com is a...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   02-07-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By katelove
I think there is a bit of confusion here about...

I think there is a bit of confusion here about what attachment parenting actually is. OP, some of the things you mention - caesar, vaccination choices, type of nappies used - have no bearing on...
Forum: Family Planning   02-06-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By katelove
I had a tubal ligation after my second DD was...

I had a tubal ligation after my second DD was born. I think it's normal to go though a period of grieving for the end of that phase of your life, even if you are certain it's what you want/right...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-06-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By katelove
As it's only eight weeks, I would continue to let...

As it's only eight weeks, I would continue to let him watch TV while he uses the inhaler. Then turn it off. If he cries, empathise with him and offer a distraction.


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Forum: Waldorf   02-05-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 449
Posted By katelove
Yes to what Lauren said. I would also add that...

Yes to what Lauren said. I would also add that you don't need to be all or nothing (although Steiner purists may disagree). Our children go to a steiner school and we are very happy with it. But our...
Forum: Waldorf   02-04-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 449
Posted By katelove
I think they probably do vegetarian food in the...

I think they probably do vegetarian food in the early childhood rooms because it makes preparation easier for the littlies. At the school we go to they do crunchy buns, rainbow rice, chia pudding,...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   01-31-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 844
Posted By katelove
Oh dear. I hope it is mended soon. My sewing...

Oh dear. I hope it is mended soon. My sewing machine has been in hospital a couple of times in the last twelve months too. I try to catch up on hand work while it's away.


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Forum: Parenting   01-31-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 576
Posted By katelove
I think she's talking about her DH. Sent...

I think she's talking about her DH.


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