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  2. Chocolate Addict

    Netflix - What are you watching #5

    Travels with my father, I can only watch in small doses and the theme is the same very time - embarrass the crap out of his father and act like an idiot. It is only funny so many times. I have been watching a few things on Amazon prime but looking for something on Netflix, just don't know what I want. lol
  3. *Ker*

    The Bachelor 2020

    And I think they always use semi precious stones (at least as long as Larsen has been doing it). Matt's ring last year was a grey spinel, which are relatively cheap. That ring was MUCH nicer though.
  4. *Ker*

    The Bachelor 2020

    Tanzanites are actually a very beautiful stone and quite expensive (I have a jewellery background) but the tanzanite in that ring was quite poor. It had no depth of colour that a good Tanzanite needs. And I detest black diamonds lol. They have little of the spark and fire that white diamonds do. Aquamarines on the other hand are stunning.
  5. Paddlepop

    Tween boys and hygiene

    Meepy: Can you keep a few cans of deodorant in the classroom for the students to use? A "boy" one, a "girl" one and a neutral/fragrance free one? The students might start to use it and realise that they don't have to be stinky. My DD's primary school principal said that one of the biggest benefits of air conditioned classrooms is that the yr 5 and 6 teachers have less stinky rooms in summer. Kreme: Some people don't smell of BO. My dad doesn't. He'll smell of sweat after a hot day but not BO, and has never used deodorant. It's due to a gene, so it's very possible that your DS might not get stinky. Sadly I didn't inherit it from my dad, and nor did my two older brothers. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/a-lucky-two-percent-of-people-have-a-gene-for-stink-free-armpits-2508106/
  6. 3rd time lucky

    Mole removal - on child

    After opinions. My tween DD has a mole on her face... it’s gradually gotten larger (as she grows bigger, not because it’s cancerous). I’ve always thought it’s rather cute and unique, and until recently she hasn’t mentioned it. But it is definitely expanding and becoming more obvious. More recently we were out walking with masks on, and saw a friend in the distance. Said friend didn’t recognise my DD from a distance, and my DD made an offhand comment about not being recognised when her mole was covered, and about the mole being big. I commented that I think it’s unique, and asked if she’s bothered by it - her answer was pretty non- committal. Like - she doesn’t hate it, but she doesn’t like it either. I’ve been googling mole removal (cos I can’t sleep on a Sunday night after sleeping in today!) and I see it’s a relatively easy procedure. My question is... would you gently raise it with your child to see if it was something they wanted to do, and explain it’s easy and doable and pretty painless. Or would you wait to see if it becomes an issue (ie teasing in future) if ever, before letting them know removal is an option? I wondered if between primary and high school is a good time to get it done if at all?? I don’t want to create an issue out if it if there is none though.
  7. littlepickle

    Could my ovaries be failing at 29? :(

    At 24 I used to only get my period 1-2 times per year which had been ongoing since I first started at 13. Went to a specialist who confirmed that we would most likely need clomid to fall pregnant. I decided that I wanted to give my body the best chance so went on a pre- conception 12 month pathway - dietician, naturopath (herbs no homeopathic), tracking, dropped down to moderate exercise. During this time we used barrier protection so that we wouldn’t get pregnant. The closest we could get my cycle was 60 days and looking back at the charting/ temperature taking it was likely that I only ovulated the last cycle within the 12 months. decided that we would start trying and not seek intervention for another 12 months - pregnant first cycle.... there could be many things affecting your cycle - stress, weight changes, exercise. a hormonal profile and abdominal ultrasound sound like a good place to start... Best of luck
  8. Prancer is coming

    Social media and teens - am I too strict?

    Thanks EB, lots to consider! Just to clarify, her phones are out of her room at around 8 every night and come back In the morning. She (on purpose by me) has a cheap phone with hardly any memory, so no room for Snapchat, which is why she has it on an old phone without a sim. So can only access it at home and maybe at school where she should not be using phones anyway! So no concern about location details. I have this spare phone confiscated at present and have not yet worked out my plan of attack - hence my post to get ideas! I do like banning things but know as she is older this is not the best approach. Also, she is on the ball and likely to find a way to do something if she wants to do it. I hear plenty of stories of kids buying phones off friends or being so tech savvy their parents have no idea what they are up to! I would rather try and have some sway and give guidance rather than be oblivious. However, she is well aware snap chat was not allowed and if she felt strongly she could have discussed it with me. I think we will watch The Social Dilemma together and see how we go. She is also going through a stage where everything I tell her is stupid and I can barely talk about anything with her without getting my head bitten off, so not sure how successful talking will be. Wish me luck!
  9. BusbyWilkes

    Social media and teens - am I too strict?

    Only if you have location turned on. Mine have it turned off most the time, but will turn it on if they are meeting friends out somewhere.
  10. BusbyWilkes

    Social media and teens - am I too strict?

    Snapchat used to be the only platform that had snaps that “disappeared” but now much of Insta messaging is like this too. So I’m not sure how much worse Snapchat is? And most kids I know have a priv insta account that their parents don’t know about/can’t see, in addition to their more public account. Most friends had strict boundaries with our early teens, but looking back I wonder if that took away from developing their ability to self regulate use. OP, I feel there is a difference between 12/13 year olds and 14/15 year olds such as your DD. IME most of the communication my kids have with friends via their phones is on Snapchat. Like yours, the6 also have lots of other things they do in real life together. I would think about talking to your DD about your concerns (esp her lack of honesty) and watch the social dilemma on Netflix together and discuss your and her thoughts. You could then make a plan for her to use Snapchat and feel confident that she will come to you with any issues that arise.
  11. mumpteen

    Period tracking apps

    I use Period Tracker - the green flower icon one. I really just use it to remember the days I have my period as I thought peri-menopause was making my periods irregular but actually it was just my sense of time was off! I like how it gives me a heads up that it's coming as well, although my body generally does that just before the notification anyway.
  12. Kreme

    Social media and teens - am I too strict?

    I agree to a degree but I also think that it’s not exclusively a “modern” phenomenon. When I was a teen there were those who pushed every boundary, lied about where they were, snuck out the window etc. And there were those who didn’t. I don’t think it’s that different now except some of the boundary pushing is happening on SM. A friend of mine is intensely anti screens and loathes social media. When she started having trouble with one of her kids she blamed the SM platform that he was “addicted to” and took it away from him. Cue self harming and suicide attempts. It turned out that he was experiencing severe depression and the friends he was connecting to on SM were actually supporting him in a way that his school friends were not. It was one of his SM friends who reached out to his mum to let her know that he was suicidal. She’s gradually having to come to terms with the fact that he’s not the outdoorsy, sporty kid that she wants him to be. He’s a geeky gamer with severe social anxiety and he is happier and calmer when he can have an online social life. He’s not addicted, it’s just where he feels most comfortable.
  13. Murderino

    Period tracking apps

    I just use this too. I find it has been pretty good on the prediction - until I had. 57 day cycle! Given I’ve always been 28 days like clockwork I definitely think I’m peri menopausal.
  14. Meepy

    Social media and teens - am I too strict?

    Another reason not to have it is that everyone who you are connected to can see where you are. Handy if you are on excursion and trying to locate students, not so handy otherwise.
  15. Meepy

    Restrictions Easing Vic Support Thread

    If we opened up quicker and it all went wrong then Scomo would be the first to blame Dan. As soon as we recover, Scomo will be taking credit for all the help they have provided!! makes me so mad. Victoria has done brilliantly despite constant LNP and minions carping away.
  16. Soontobegran

    Restrictions Easing Vic Support Thread

    Yes and yes,
  17. 22Fruitmincepies

    Top location, house needs work? - Update!

    Ooohhh! Where are you moving to? PM me if you want to share!
  18. little lion

    Getty Images/Stocksy

    I don’t know the specifics but artists can sell their work printed on to various items like phone cases on RedBubble.
  19. Ellie bean

    Being offended on someone's behalf...

    I can see how it could be a problem eg if it was 2 thin people having that conversation in front of a larger person. I had a young staff member who was very insecure about several issues and who started to go on about her weight to me and how she felt she had put on weight etc- I had to point out she was a size 8, I’m a 14-16 and what was she hoping to achieve. I’m not particularly bothered about my weight and I could see she was only being insecure about herself, not meaning to hurt anyone else, so it didn’t bother me, but I have a larger colleague who is very sensitive about any mention of weight and I know she would have found this upsetting to deal with which is why I shut it down. Different to the OPs situation of course but there might be a reason the team leader had to say something.
  20. Jersey Caramel

    Social media and teens - am I too strict?

    I don't have any firsthand experience with Snapchat, but a friend's teens use it and she really felt that it got them addicted very quickly due to the 'streaks' (?? Apparently to keep a streak going everyone in the group has to send a message daily. Why streaks a so important I don't know?! But it sounded like there was extreme peer pressure not to be the one to break a streak). To the point where they didn't want to go on a holiday where there was a chance they wouldn't have wifi/ mobile reception for a day or two, and would majorly overreact if they were asked to put the phone away). They are now really struggling with their teen who is thoroughly addicted to SM/ phone and has ended up getting into some very dangerous and awful situations via the use of apps. This teen is still calling the parents "so mean and controlling" even when the teen has ignored every rule, snuck around all restrictions, lied, broken various laws and been thoroughly untrustworthy. So that's another reason we will be delaying social media as long as possible. Modern parenting, hey?
  21. MooGuru

    Top location, house needs work? - Update!

    I've got real estate envy!
  22. Ellie bean

    Top location, house needs work? - Update!

    How exciting! We are just about to move a lot closer to the river too (just pending finance approval), fingers crossed for both of us!
  23. lumack

    Restrictions Easing Vic Support Thread

    Ugh, I just read the release. Yes, NSW were essentially open at the same levels we're at. They aren't recovering from the outbreak we have had, it's an unfair comparison. A bit of support from the supposed leader of the country would be nice, instead of the continual jabs and undermining he engages in. Does he hate DA because he's labour, or because DA is a stronger leader who has high levels of respect and support from the people he leads?
  24. Prancer is coming

    Being offended on someone's behalf...

    I do agree being offended does not make you right. But the person who was offended saw a worker call a colleague cup cake and the person being called cupcake then referred to herself as being like a cupcake/muffin top and grabbed loose skin (hope I summarised this correctly OP!). So hardly surprising the person witnessing it suspected the colleague might have been joking about her weight. Hard to know whether the person themselves was triggered by what was said or thought the other person was being mean. I do think it is sensible not to comment on someone’s weight, as one of those topics that never ends well!
  25. DirtyStreetPie

    Show me your corona craft

    @Froggilicious Those air threading ones look incredible! I do enjoy threading mine, though, because I'm sick and twisted lol. Here's my progress on the placket I was intimidated by. It wasn't as awful as I'd imagined, although neither the wording of the instructions, nor the pictures, quite matched what needed to be done. Nevertheless, I got there, and I feel amazing (which is how I always feel when I learn something!). I'm on my phone, so I'm sorry if the photos look giant or something: The first pic (top left) is the placket as instructed. It looks okay. But you can see in the next two pics (top right and bottom left) that you can lift it up and see the interfacing. Me no likey. So I edge-stitched all around it, and created an 'X', and now the placket is flush with the main fabric (bottom right). Nice. The real placket and thread will match the main fabric - only the neckband will be in the contrast fabric. Speaking of which, I'm going to practise that too, because it requires 'stitching in the ditch', which I've never needed to do before.
  26. MsLaurie

    Restrictions Easing Vic Support Thread

    That press release from Morrison was a disgrace. Going on about how much money was going into Victoria with JobKeeper etc. Um, hello? We are 25% of the population and in recent years have been punching above our weight in tax contributions. Back off and try to do something helpful around sorting out aged care!
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