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5/5/07 03:07 pm - nihilistvlad - Anyone in need of childcare?

Hello, my name is Louise. I am a 20 year old mother of a 22 month old boy called Angus.
I am friendly, creative and love to have fun with kids. We live in Brunswick, Victoria but will be moving to the Northcote/Thornbury area ASAP.

I am looking for jobs in childcare that I can take my son, Angus, along to.. I am also happy to help out with household duties. Babysitting, nannying, mothers help - full time, part time, permenant, temporary etc.

Wage: Negotiable Available: All days and nights.

Please leave a comment or email me at betrayal_of_the_butcher@hotmail.com

3/8/07 03:43 pm - x_morningstar_x - If this isn't allowed here just let me know and I will delete it....

Don't know if anyone here is interested in joining a great Aussie Mums forum that I just recently joined but if so go and check out Mum's The Word..
Its a great board with a positive feel and a great bunch of girls!!!

The more the merrier.

 

3/8/07 11:12 am - ainz73

Name: Ainslie

Kids names/ages: Heidi (3 in 2 weeks) and Charleigh (20 months)

Where you live: Canberra

A bit about your parenting style: Parenting style???? Umm a bit of everything!

Any lifesaving parenting tips you want to share: Plenty. Umm but can't think of any. pmsl.

1/3/07 12:34 pm - devilishdelight - Private Health Cover?

Hi

My husband and I are thinking about starting a family and I was wondering if anyone knows if it is worth taking out private health cover or if its better to go public. Any opinions/experiences would be appreciated, and if you think its better to go private, what company do you recommend? (we are in Perth)

Thankyou!

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7/6/06 08:56 pm - x_morningstar_x - Introduction

Name: Karli
Kids names/ages: Seth 10 months
Where you live: half Central Coast, half Blacktown soon to be North Parramatta
A bit about your parenting style: I don't really have a parenting style I don't think. I just do what comes naturally and what I feel is right
Any lifesaving parenting tips you want to share: Can't think of any right now..

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6/18/06 01:26 pm - mamarevoltion - www.mamarevolution.com/phpbb2/index.php

Mamarevolution.com was started in early winter 2004 by four young mamas who needed a place where they belonged. Too young and alternative for babycenter and too old for the teen based online communities, they struck out to make a home for mamas who just didn’t fit in anywhere else. After a few nights of brainstorming and women sharing their talents, Mamarevolution.com was born.

Mamarevolution is a pro-choice, feminist community who seeks to support, encourage and educate young women and mothers from all backgrounds and cultures. Our goal is to provide the community and support that is so desperately needed as we fight for our rights as parents and women, and to defeat the social stereotypes that surround young or alternative parents.


While we promote breastfeeding and natural parenting, we recognize that each family is unique and has their own set of needs and customs. We respect and support all families and their allies in their quest to raise strong, positive and socially conscious children.

6/1/06 12:12 pm - kitsiana - Intro post

Name: Kat
Kids names/ages: Liam, 4 months.  He always gets called the squirmy wormy because he never stops wriggling.
Where you live: Brisbane
A bit about your parenting style: I guess I'm into attachment parenting if you wanted to label it.  I babywear, cosleep, breastfeed on demand and listen to my babies needs.  Cloth nappies are next, haha.  I just hate doing the washing with a passion so I need to conquer that fear!
Any lifesaving parenting tips you want to share: Don't ever think the nappy is on secure and put on the cutest pale outfit.  It WILL get pooed on.



5/24/06 09:16 pm - kittyface

Hey there. I'm the proud mother of a gorgeous 8 week old boy whose name is Sebastian. He is absolutely lovely...except for the fact that we're getting next to no sleep around here!

My question is have any of you experienced the day stay/overnight stay sleep programmes at any major hospitals with your babies? How did it go for you? Did it help?
 

4/3/06 02:46 pm - petalmcmako - After some tips, please

My 3yo son has a very meditteranean idea of the time that should be taken to fully enjoy his dinner, and can take up to an hour to meander through his evening meal. This is frustrating the hell out of us, as we would like to enjoy a family meal together. Both my partner and I are quick eaters, so usually one of us finds ourselves either feeding him or coaching him (fork-sausage-sauce-mouth-fork-sausage-sauce-mouth etc etc) through his meal which is annoying, and it's interspersed with "I yam eating".

In fact he does this at virtually every single meal he has. He's even slow at daycare when he's surrounded by other hungry three and four year olds. We have tried turning the television off - even letting him watch the television *IF* he eats faster.

He used to eat his meal seperately to us and I never worried about how long he'd take because I was generally preparing our meal, cleaning up the kitchen etc while he ate. He *does* eat, it's just the time he takes...

I would like our evening to go something like this
5.45 pack up toys
6.00 dinner
6.30 quiet play time
7.oo shower
7.15 three stories and milk
7.30 Bed
7.45 lights out

Instead it's
5.45 argue for ten minutes about putting away toys
6.00 dinner
6.30 still eating
7.00 quite often still eating
7.15 has been known to *still* be eating
7.30 tearful shunt off to the shower, discussions about how many stories and how he can only have one because it's getting late
8.00 bed, more sadness about having to have light off straight away because it's late.

Any thoughts on speeding up the process?

I've been thinking maybe setting a timer and giving him a set amount of time to eat in; but at the same time I don't want to be setting him up for an eating disorder in later life!

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4/3/06 02:50 pm - hexvenus - boys and their...ahem..."toy"

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