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Forum: Parents as Partners   12-14-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 267
Posted By Roxswood
Hubby is the only one earning money in our...

Hubby is the only one earning money in our house, but he also does at least 50% of the household work, plus say 25% of the caring for kids. We are home educating the girls, I take almost full...
Forum: Personal Growth   11-07-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,938
Posted By Roxswood
Thanks for explaining :-) I don't have a high...

Thanks for explaining :-) I don't have a high need for privacy, my dh having access to my phone and email means I have to do less general arranging and communicating of things to people. Mind you,...
Forum: Personal Growth   11-07-2013, 03:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,938
Posted By Roxswood
Clearly our mileage varies, and thats ok :) I...

Clearly our mileage varies, and thats ok :) I wonder if its a cultural or generational difference, I'd say the majority of people I know in happy marriages share this sort of information with one...
Forum: Parents as Partners   11-07-2013, 02:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 465
Posted By Roxswood
I think if he's asking for help with controlling...

I think if he's asking for help with controlling his time on the internet then give it to him, it seems spiteful to me to say I don't want you to do it but I'm not going to help you when you ask...
Forum: Personal Growth   11-05-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,938
Posted By Roxswood
I'm quite amused at being told my marriage is...

I'm quite amused at being told my marriage is unhealthy :-)

I didn't say everybody should do this, I shared my own experience of using radical honesty to help my marriage (as recommended by many...
Forum: Personal Growth   11-05-2013, 01:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,938
Posted By Roxswood
This happens sometimes to me too (minus the...

This happens sometimes to me too (minus the texting) and I find that telling my husband is the single most useful thing I can do to stop it. I have to outline to the person who would be most...
Forum: Parents as Partners   10-14-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 738
Posted By Roxswood
My husband is my best friend, we've had our...

My husband is my best friend, we've had our issues, but we've worked through them and things are better than ever. Obviously to some extent both people have to be willing to put in the work though....
Forum: Parents as Partners   05-04-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 529
Posted By Roxswood
I can't imagine ever finding anyone else that...

I can't imagine ever finding anyone else that could measure up to dh. I don't want to imagine it, after 15 years together he just gets me, and never fails to do the little things that make my life...
Forum: Parents as Partners   02-27-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 534
Posted By Roxswood
Its not your job to work on trusting him, its...

Its not your job to work on trusting him, its his job to work on earning your trust. Its easy to trust someone who is consistently trustworthy. Its impossible and unhealthy to trust someone who...
Forum: Lactivism   02-05-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,209
Posted By Roxswood
I think once baby is capable of picking up the...

I think once baby is capable of picking up the food, getting the food to their own mouth and chewing and swallowing that is the right time. 
 
Babies do sometimes get short of iron around 6-9...
Forum: Parents as Partners   01-25-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 400
Posted By Roxswood
When my hubby and I were apart for a couple of...

When my hubby and I were apart for a couple of months we used to set up Skype and webcams and turn them on at the start of the evening and just leave them running so we could chat to each other as...
Forum: Lactivism   01-11-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,621
Posted By Roxswood
I've breastfed wherever I happened to be with no...

I've breastfed wherever I happened to be with no cover or blanket for the first 2-3 years with both children. After that it was rare they needed it when in public so it didn't come up so often but I...
Forum: Lactivism   01-10-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 6,810
Posted By Roxswood
It's always difficult to phrase things so nobody...

It's always difficult to phrase things so nobody can take offence. We used to have a rule on another forum that if a post could be read with different inflection to mean different things we as...
Forum: Lactivism   01-08-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 6,810
Posted By Roxswood
Just an aside, if a child is dairy allergic,...

Just an aside, if a child is dairy allergic, they can still have breastmilk. Mum is not a cow and doesn't live in a dairy. Some children may react to fragments of dairy proteins in breastmilk and...
Forum: Lactivism   01-07-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 6,810
Posted By Roxswood
In every respect other than the bit where you...

In every respect other than the bit where you said supplementing with formula is fine your top message is exactly the one that is in LLL philosophy.

We can't honestly tell mothers that...
Forum: Parents as Partners   01-05-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 917
Posted By Roxswood
Can you tell him exactly what you need in very...

Can you tell him exactly what you need in very simple language preferably one task at a time? I found this helped my DH by baby steps to learn what things made me feel loved and emotionally close to...
Forum: Lactivism   01-01-2013, 02:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 508
Posted By Roxswood
What a lovely idea, I have breastfed just about...

What a lovely idea, I have breastfed just about everywhere in the 8 years since my first was born. I'm also in the UK. :) 
I'm also called Clare (although without the i)!
Forum: Lactivism   12-29-2012, 02:30 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 6,810
Posted By Roxswood
In terms of benefits of feeding directly from...

In terms of benefits of feeding directly from the breast as opposed to feeding EBM from a bottle, the act of feeding from a bottle rather than a breast can cause mouth formation differences which...
Forum: Parents as Partners   12-26-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 576
Posted By Roxswood
I don't think expecting your partner not look at...

I don't think expecting your partner not look at porn is any different from having any other standard for your relationship, in that it is something to be negotiated within each particular...
Forum: Lactivism   12-24-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 6,810
Posted By Roxswood
Thankyou Greenmama for your carefully thought...

Thankyou Greenmama for your carefully thought out and educated responses. There are lots of LLL Leaders around on here, who try their best by giving up hours of their time every week to try to help...
Forum: Lactivism   12-15-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 6,810
Posted By Roxswood
I don't understand how LLL speaking out about...

I don't understand how LLL speaking out about the media normalising bottlefeeding is being viewed as an attack on the choices of mothers? 
 
What we see in the media very much influences the...
Forum: Parents as Partners   12-06-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 253
Posted By Roxswood
Trust is earned, it shouldn't just be given. You...

Trust is earned, it shouldn't just be given. You not trusting him right now is not your fault. Nor is it wrong. You do not have to work at trusting him again, he has to work at earning your trust...
Forum: Parents as Partners   12-02-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 452
Posted By Roxswood
Like everyone else said, not every man does...

Like everyone else said, not every man does this, thats just him manipulating you into accepting his crappy behaviour by making you think you have no hope of being treated with respect by any man. ...
Forum: Parents as Partners   11-05-2012, 03:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 407
Posted By Roxswood
DH and I generally feel that we have to spend...

DH and I generally feel that we have to spend enough time apart while he's at work, or we're ferrying kids to their various activities. We very much prefer to socialise together when at all...
Forum: Family Safety   09-27-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By Roxswood
Oh my goodness. Thats awful.    Here in the...

Oh my goodness. Thats awful. 
 
Here in the UK my then 3 year old daughter needed five cavities filled ( we still don't know why this happened but the decay started before she ever even ate solid...
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