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Member Since 26/12/2020
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I occasionally see a psychologist if my mental health gets really bad but what I've found to help me most is challenging my thoughts....
01/07/2021 - 22:48
I can't sleep any longer, even if I try. I wake up repeatedly or can't fall back asleep. I manage quite well on little sleep, and it...
01/07/2021 - 22:38
iPads and screens in general can be quite stimulating and often make kids more alert than tired. It can lead to overtiredness as well. It...
01/07/2021 - 17:33
We suss out what they'd like and keep an eye out for sales, then store them until their bday or Christmas :) black friday sales usually...
01/07/2021 - 17:02
It's easy enough to adapt your finances and lifestyle to accommodate children. Uniforms are around $150 per child per year but you can buy...
01/07/2021 - 17:00
It's very rare for him to get to the point of screaming, but if I get overwhelmed by the crying, I walk away, take a breath and come back...
01/07/2021 - 16:56
We go through the list of names and they usually correct us if we get it wrong!
01/07/2021 - 16:50
We go to sleep anywhere from midnight to 4am. It really depends on how much we want to relax after the kids are asleep, if we want to catch...
01/07/2021 - 16:24
The SPD during pregnancy and the first 2 weeks after birth was horrible! Walking was challenging! But now that almost everything is back to...
01/07/2021 - 16:16
Some were planned, some were failed contraception, and some were laziness with contraception or knowingly taking the risk :)
01/07/2021 - 16:09
1. Pregnancy generally has the same impact each time. The most recent pregnancy had some minor complications though which was stressful,...
01/07/2021 - 16:07
No one misses out. If the kids want to do an activity/sport, we fully support them. There's always money available for their interests :)...
01/07/2021 - 15:45
We go through a packet of 50 a week between the 2/3 year old. They're toilet training though so they're using less each week. 1 year old...
01/07/2021 - 15:35
It's hard to say what path they'll take as they get older as they're constantly changing their minds about their future but if I had to...
01/07/2021 - 15:32
This has been addressed on previous comments :)
01/07/2021 - 15:23
Minimum what? Time? Money? Affection? Sanity?! It differs for each child as some need more than others. I think as long as you're available...
01/07/2021 - 15:22
All were natural. Although I did beg for a c-section during a few labours lol
01/07/2021 - 15:19
$700 for everyone. Kids under 4 are free
01/07/2021 - 15:03
We do a day trip down south every few weeks. We're in the process of planning where to go for our next weekend/week away but will be going...
01/07/2021 - 14:59
As per my username, I'm quite the savvy shopper! Most of the kids shoes were $2 and $50 for ascics. Clothes are always bought off season or...
01/07/2021 - 14:58
Contraception isn't 100% effective! And no religion :)
01/07/2021 - 14:31
We've had 9 pregnancies in total and around half were planned. We've had two losses and each time we were actively trying shortly after....
01/07/2021 - 14:30
GPS bracelets would be handy! Thankfully, we don't often lose a kid! I do make temporary tattoos with my phone number on it incase someone...
01/07/2021 - 14:17
In regards to discipline, it differs depending on what they've done. Generally we'll get them to acknowledge and understand what they've...
01/07/2021 - 14:04
I use pen and paper, and the notepad on my phone for things I need to remember to factor in (like school photos, health appointments, and...
30/06/2021 - 20:27
Anything recyclable gets recycled and we recently got a second rubbish bin for everything else!
30/06/2021 - 20:08
Arguably one of the most frustrating things about a large family. Everyone gets sick at different times and it spreads! But we are all...
30/06/2021 - 20:02