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Monday, June 9th, 2008
5:25 pm
[nihilistvlad]
Kids Pirate Day July 12 2008

Feel free to pass this around, print it out and help spread the word :)
Sunday, February 10th, 2008
6:36 pm
[nihilistvlad]
APPLE Festival - Festival for Alternative Parents and Parenting
I am organising a festival for Alternative Parents and Parenting to be held in Melbourne, Australia. Time and Venue yet to be determined. For more information go to http://applefestival.makeforum.org and please leave your input.

Thank you
Louise
Saturday, May 5th, 2007
3:07 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
Monday, February 13th, 2006
8:11 pm
[nihilistvlad]
I think I want to be told, "yes! go ahead, do it... it's up to you, happy parent = happy child etc." but I can sense that some of you will tell me otherwise. All I really want are some opinions from people who have no emotional investment in it etc. So the facts are...

I moved to Kangaroo Flat (15 minutes drive out of bendigo) in May, a couple of months before I was due to have my baby who is now 7 months, to live with my nan. She has been very supportive in looking after Angus, but boy! can she grate on my nerves sometimes. By sometimes, I mean close to hourly. I only really get the chance for real life socialising when I'm in Melbourne (once a month if I'm lucky), otherwise it's the internet for me. That is because I just don't get along very well with the people that I've met here. I can do netschool here, finish year 12 (but I'm 19 on Wednesday and by the time I get to go to uni I'll be eligible as a mature age student anyway)... rent is more expensive in Melbourne, almost double the cost (still easily affordable) for maybe 1/20th of the size property.. my baby's dad also lives in Melbourne.

Simply, I've got my nan's help on a large level here, whilst down there it'd be a little bit of help from friends, siblings and baby's dad. I'm a city slicker, I hate living in the country. I don't know what is best for Angus (baby).



*Bendigo is a country town/city 2 hours drive from Melbourne, the city where I grew up.

x-posted
Wednesday, December 7th, 2005
7:52 pm
[nihilistvlad]
Book reccomendations, please?
so baby's dad doesn't know jack about babies, he's still quite scared of holding the little one actually. Over the 5 months since Angus was born, daddy hasn't been around much for various reasons. So... are there any good books to get a clueless father with a 5 month old son on being a daddy?
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