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by Monicat
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Emotional Health
Topic: WHO baby
Replies: 19
Views: 351

Re: WHO baby

You are amazing Andy. To get to two years of breastfeeding would have taken so much strength, you rock.
by Monicat
Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Emotional Health
Topic: Hyperchondriacs
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Re: Hyperchondriacs

Do people just not think about the things they do? Far out. I think putting it in your sig is a good idea. I wouldn't even respond, let alone be polite.
by Monicat
Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Emotional Health
Topic: Flu shot
Replies: 14
Views: 198

Re: Flu shot

Well this is what herd immunity is for, protecting those with a more vulnerable immune system. I would be much less inclined to get the flu vaccine myself if my health was compromised. I think you are being reasonable and sensible.
by Monicat
Sun Apr 24, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: Parenting in general
Topic: Almost 5yo drawing on things
Replies: 6
Views: 895

Re: Almost 5yo drawing on things

Remove all drawing implements. Explain that she can't have them because she is drawing on the wrong stuff. This is what we have done in the past - they can only draw when they are sitting at the table and I can directly supervise them. They have (mostly!) grown out of it now. The other thing I do i...
by Monicat
Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Parenting in general
Topic: what time does your nine year old go to sleep?
Replies: 10
Views: 1502

Re: what time does your nine year old go to sleep?

Normally asleep by 8-8.30 (in bed at 7-7.30) and wakes up at 5.30 - 6. Last night she was awake until 10.30 though :shock: mostly just reading in bed but she just couldn't get to sleep. They listen to a story or relaxation CD at bedtime to try and help them switch off.
by Monicat
Sat Apr 16, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: Everything else!
Topic: Good things in your world
Replies: 18
Views: 1421

Re: Good things in your world

Spinning and knitting
Good tea
Relaxing and watching the kids playing (reasonably lol) nicely together
Cosleeping with whichever kid or kids need a cuddle at night :D
by Monicat
Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Parenting in general
Topic: DD is so chatty
Replies: 15
Views: 2137

Re: DD is so chatty

Yay, go bubba!
by Monicat
Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Emotional Health
Topic: Emotional toĺl
Replies: 24
Views: 310

Re: Emotional toĺl

I am worried he will alienate my family and the kids will lose a source of support. I honestly don't think your family would allow that to happen, even if he is a monumental dick. Can someone give him some help to organise some sort of lessons or a plan? Chances are he has never had to do anything ...
by Monicat
Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Emotional Health
Topic: Emotional toĺl
Replies: 24
Views: 310

Re: Emotional toĺl

I'm so sorry that he isn't able to cope and that it is negatively impacting on your extremely precious time :( I really wish I could come over and give him a good swift kick up the ass. Can you talk to your parents about hiring someone to do all the day to day stuff, which I realise does not solve t...
by Monicat
Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: ABA and/or breastfeeding in the media
Topic: Youngest child less likely to be bf
Replies: 27
Views: 2967

Re: Youngest child less likely to be bf

I can definitely see how it would happen, I (personally) placed a really high importance on breastfeeding and prioritised it over things like tidy house, going out a lot etc so it didn't happen here. I did start to feed the twins separately more often after a few months though, as it was easier to d...
by Monicat
Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Early Days
Topic: 2weeks and refuses to sleep
Replies: 4
Views: 1529

Re: 2weeks and refuses to sleep

He has been in your belly for 9 months being gently rocked around and close to your body and warmth so transitioning to the outside world must be scary for them. I found a good baby carrier (a stretchy wrap) a life saver as I would put it on and be able to do other things while baby would be rocked ...
by Monicat
Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Emotional Health
Topic: sneaking and stealing DS
Replies: 18
Views: 191

Re: sneaking and stealing DS

My DD(8) does this sometimes too, mostly with treat food. She took DHs chocolate so he made her pay him back what it would cost, she took some easter eggs the other day so when the other kids had some that afternoon and the next, she didn't get any because I explained she had already eaten hers. She...
by Monicat
Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Emotional Health
Topic: stretched thin
Replies: 17
Views: 223

Re: stretched thin

:( Can your DH step up with some of the care for his parents on the weekends etc? Are there other siblings who can step in? Maybe that would free up some time for yourself to be by yourself or be with the kids. It would be extremely hard to care for people as they are aging. I hope you get some time...
by Monicat
Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Everything else!
Topic: Inheritance - WWYD
Replies: 10
Views: 984

Re: Inheritance - WWYD

Also yes I think they should be involved in managing the money until they get it, and the best way to teach them is to do what you are probably already doing, showing them how to budget etc.
by Monicat
Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Everything else!
Topic: Inheritance - WWYD
Replies: 10
Views: 984

Re: Inheritance - WWYD

I think it depends on whether or not they would be sensible with their money. If it were me I would tell them that they need to buy a house with at least part of the money, as not having a mortgage would be a huge leg up. I have a cousin and also another friend who both were given houses as an inher...