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    1. Let your kids use the iPad / iPhone / tablet / smart phone?

    We don't have tablets/iPads but I'll let them watch YouTube videos on my phone if we are at a restaurant and they've finished their dinner and we are still eating. Keeps them settled until we're done.

    2. Take your kids to the playground?

    Every day that they aren't in childcare unless it's a rainy day, so 4 days a week

    3. Have take away as a family?

    1-2 times a week - we have a pizza night and often have a Thai takeaway night

    4. Go to cafes / restaurants as a family?

    We try to go to a restaurant once a week now for dinner; we swore we wouldn't do this because the kids were feral but we figured the more often we do it, the better they will behave because they get used to it. We also take them to a cafe for brunch every Saturday after gymnastics.

    5. Go out by yourself with friends?

    About once every 4-6 weeks. Definitely not often enough.

    6. Does your Other Half go out by themselves / friends?

    Frequently. DH plays poker about 4-5 nights a week.

    7. Go on holidays by yourself / with friends?

    Never go on holidays without my family

    8. Go on holiday with your other half And leave the kids?

    Haven't done that and don't think I'll ever want to. I love our family holidays.

    9. Sit and read a book / surf the web / do a hobby at home while your kids entertain themselves

    Every day, about half an hour in the morning.

    10. Cook dinner vs your other half?

    It's pretty equal. He does a lot of BBQ and cuts up veggies.. I usually make salads and casserole type foods.

    And 11. How old are your kids?

    Almost 5 and 3

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    1. Let your kids use the iPad / iPhone / tablet / smart phone?

    He is on it often while I sleep as I work night shift.

    2. Take your kids to the playground?

    Rarely

    3. Have take away as a family?

    Once or twice a fortnight pending on how tired I am, who is over on the weekend

    4. Go to cafes / restaurants as a family?

    Once or twice a month

    5. Go out by yourself with friends?

    Never, I don't have any physical friends, all are online

    6. Does your Other Half go out by themselves / friends?

    Don't have an other half

    7. Go on holidays by yourself / with friends?

    I went overseas in May by myself. I plan on going away at least every 2 or 3 years by myself

    8. Go on holiday with your other half And leave the kids?

    No partner

    9. Sit and read a book / surf the web / do a hobby at home while your kids entertain themselves

    Often

    10. Cook dinner vs your other half?

    No partner to help cook

    And 11. How old are your kids?

    Kiddo is 9

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    1. Let your kids use the iPad / iPhone / tablet / smart phone?

    We don't own a tablet. They use the tv plenty though.

    2. Take your kids to the playground?

    Probably once or twice a week in summer, less in other seasons.

    3. Have take away as a family?

    We are more cafe, bakery takeaway types and probably once or twice per week.

    4. Go to cafes / restaurants as a family?

    To eat in, not often. Once a month.

    5. Go out by yourself with friends?

    Once a year?

    6. Does your Other Half go out by themselves / friends?

    Regularly, once a week for an evening usually.

    7. Go on holidays by yourself / with friends?

    Never.

    8. Go on holiday with your other half And leave the kids?

    Never.

    9. Sit and read a book / surf the web / do a hobby at home while your kids entertain themselves

    Every day, doing it right now. Probably for two+ hours daily.

    10. Cook dinner vs your other half?

    Probably 50% of all meals.

    And 11. How old are your kids?

    3 & 5 and belly babe.

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    1. Let your kids use the iPad / iPhone / tablet / smart phone?

    iPad to watch TV in the car only. Otherwise DS2 screams hysterically and has since birth - hoping one day that will change!

    2. Take your kids to the playground?

    Daily - unless it's seriously foul weather which being in Canberra does happen. But otherwise I or DH will take DS2 everyday. There's one about 150m down the road.

    3. Have take away as a family?

    Once a week.

    4. Go to cafes / restaurants as a family?

    Once a month maybe less.

    5. Go out by yourself with friends?

    Never.

    6. Does your Other Half go out by themselves / friends?

    2-3 times a month.

    7. Go on holidays by yourself / with friends?

    Never.

    8. Go on holiday with your other half And leave the kids?

    Never.

    9. Sit and read a book / surf the web / do a hobby at home while your kids entertain themselves

    Daily but usually only for 10-20 minutes at most.

    10. Cook dinner vs your other half?

    I cook every night. DH never cooks dinner.

    And 11. How old are your kids?

    DS1 is 21 and no longer living at home. DS2 is almost 4.

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    1. Let your kids use the iPad / iPhone / tablet / smart phone? Less than probably twice a month

    2. Take your kids to the playground? Weekly multiple times

    3. Have take away as a family? Maybe once a month

    4. Go to cafes / restaurants as a family? Once a month maybe

    5. Go out by yourself with friends? Rarely/never since kids first time next weekend

    6. Does your Other Half go out by themselves / friends? Once a week to play squash and probably twice a month.

    7. Go on holidays by yourself / with friends? Never

    8. Go on holiday with your other half And leave the kids? Never

    9. Sit and read a book / surf the web / do a hobby at home while your kids entertain themselves
    A little bit of time each day but supervising also

    10. Cook dinner vs your other half? About 50:50
    And 11. How old are your kids? 17 months + number 2 on way

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    1. Let your kids use the iPad / iPhone / tablet / smart phone?
    More often than I care to admit

    2. Take your kids to the playground?
    We are at school/ daycare for around 9 hours a day, 5 days a week. We live on acreage, and no playground is in walking distance. So, rarely.

    3. Have take away as a family?
    Again, more often than I care to admit. But, since I work 50+ hours a week and df doesn't cook, I will admit that maybe twice a week I am either too burnt out or unorganised to cook. I know it's not ideal but at least my kids never go hungry.

    4. Go to cafes / restaurants as a family?
    Maybe once or twice a month?

    5. Go out by yourself with friends?
    Maybe once or twice a year?

    6. Does your Other Half go out by themselves / friends?
    Maybe once or twice a month?

    7. Go on holidays by yourself / with friends?
    Never? Untrue. Twice in the last 6 years.

    8. Go on holiday with your other half And leave the kids?
    We sometimes get weekend getaways thanks to family members looking after the children. And in a couple of weeks we are honeymooning for 5 whole nights plus the overnight stay near the airport the night before, plus the wedding suite the night of the wedding so that's 7 nights we will have kid-free. I'm sure I will miss them after 2 hours.

    9. Sit and read a book / surf the web / do a hobby at home while your kids entertain themselves
    Often. Very often. It's my sanity.

    10. Cook dinner vs your other half?
    Every night we don't get takeaway. But even when it's takeaway, it's me getting it.

    And 11. How old are your kids? Twins are 8 in October, dd just turned 3.

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    1. Let your kids use the iPad / iPhone / tablet / smart phone?

    Once a day now, just for watching the Wiggles brush their teeth on youtube. Dh might allow more when I'm not around.

    2. Take your kids to the playground?

    Once a week.

    3. Have take away as a family?

    We eat out 1-2 times a week, usually lunch on the weekend.

    4. Go to cafes / restaurants as a family?

    See Q.3. 1-2 times a week

    5. Go out by yourself with friends?

    Never

    6. Does your Other Half go out by themselves / friends?

    Never

    7. Go on holidays by yourself / with friends?

    Never

    8. Go on holiday with your other half And leave the kids?

    Never

    9. Sit and read a book / surf the web / do a hobby at home while your kids entertain themselves.

    Every day almost.

    10. Cook dinner vs your other half?

    Dh does most of the cooking now. I do it on weekends.

    And 11. How old are your kids?

    2.5 years

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    1. Let your kids use the iPad / iPhone / tablet / smart phone? In terms of apps just when we are travelling or in restaurants. Not against it at all, I just never think of it

    Exception to that is Pokemon, DD will have it in the car occasionally. And I do give them my phone and the take photos of themselves lol.

    2. Take your kids to the playground? Once or twice a week depending on weather and spare tin. They play out in the backyard every day they are home though.

    3. Have take away as a family? We aim for once a fortnight. Sometimes it's more like once a week

    4. Go to cafes / restaurants as a family?

    About once a fortnight

    5. Go out by yourself with friends?
    At least once a week, sometimes more frequently

    6. Does your Other Half go out by themselves / friends?
    Rarely. Maybe once every 4 months. I'm the social.one

    7. Go on holidays by yourself / with friends?
    Once a year

    8. Go on holiday with your other half And leave the kids?
    Never

    9. Sit and read a book / surf the web / do a hobby at home while your kids entertain themselves
    Each day I don't work.

    10. Cook dinner vs your other half?
    I meal plan everything. He cooks 2-4 times a week and I cook 3-5 times a week depending on schedule. He always cooks Tuesdays and at least one weekend. Before kids he mostly cooked

    And 11. How old are your kids? DD will be 5 and DS will be 2 in October

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    1. Let your kids use the iPad / iPhone / tablet / smart phone?
    Whenever he asks, so 2-3 times/week for as long as he's interested. Which is about 2 minutes, tops

    2. Take your kids to the playground?
    Three days/week - at daycare the other 4. It's like having a dog, has to be walked every day.

    3. Have take away as a family?
    About once a month. But we do have lazy dinners like sandwiches or home cooked pizzas at least once a week.

    4. Go to cafes / restaurants as a family?
    Never. Unless In-laws are paying and invited us, so every few months.

    5. Go out by yourself with friends?
    Never, I don't have those kind of friends.

    6. Does your Other Half go out by themselves / friends?
    Once every few months.

    7. Go on holidays by yourself / with friends?
    Never. But I'll go on holiday by myself as soon as all children are born and weaned, so... another 5 years time?

    8. Go on holiday with your other half And leave the kids?
    I can't see us doing this anytime soon. Though we're both going to a conference for work soon for 2 days, that kinda counts?

    9. Sit and read a book / surf the web / do a hobby at home while your kids entertain themselves
    Every day for about an hour (spread throughout the day). Though the entertainment is usually ABC Kids which is probably too much tv but oh well.

    10. Cook dinner vs your other half?
    I'm the only one home until ~9pm so always me. Sometimes he has to make his own sandwich when he gets home.

    And 11. How old are your kids?
    One 2 year old.
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    A bit of a fluff thread but I think I'll find the answers valuable to my parenting. So, how often do you?

    1. Let your kids use the iPad / iPhone / tablet / smart phone? Older kids - daily...13yo has own phone and is on it too much! 11yo watches YouTube. 5yo...few times a week for too long whole I try to get housework done.

    2. Take your kids to the playground?
    5yo - couple times a week. Bike ride/skatepark /BMX track at least twice a week. We have park across road that the kids go to most days

    3. Have take away as a family?
    Once a week /10 days...usually on a work day or busy weekend after sport (generally Subway)

    4. Go to cafes / restaurants as a family?
    Once a fortnight

    5. Go out by yourself with friends?
    Not often enough...Once every 6 wks..I need to organize a babysitter

    6. Does your Other Half go out by themselves / friends?
    No partner

    7. Go on holidays by yourself / with friends?
    Once/twice a yr

    8. Go on holiday with your other half And leave the kids?
    No partner. I take kids overseas once a yr or so.

    9. Sit and read a book / surf the web / do a hobby at home while your kids entertain themselves
    All the time! The kids are pretty self sufficient..

    10. Cook dinner vs your other half? 100% me...though kids help

    And 11. How old are your kids?
    13, 11 and 5

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