or Connect
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Mom › Parenting › MoMs (Mothers of Many) Late Winter Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

MoMs (Mothers of Many) Late Winter Thread - Page 2

post #21 of 54

Hey everyone!

 

Was thinking about Pixie expecting...must be here by now.  Haven't checked in in a while.  

 

My 5 are keeping me on my toes!!  Now when I think back to having 3...what a piece of cake that was!  I think the housework is definitely more, but also the child-rearing is harder as they get older.  My 12 year old is a handful!  And there's a lot of school events and afterschool activities for the older two. Tthough I always said that they could just choose one activity at a time, now my oldest son takes ballet and plays Little League, and my daughter takes hip hop, ballet and piano.  And now that my baby is 6 months, I've started back into my fun stuff too- I'm taking ballet twice a week and am doing some fun choral workshops.  Our weekend days just fill up so quickly!  Even the coming summer is already mapped out with everyone's trips and such.  I just booked tickets for my 7 yr old son and I (and baby) to go to Kauai for 9 days in August.  It's so far away, but I'm so looking forward to it!!!  It will be a nice break from home.

 

blablabla...hope you are all doing well!  

 

post #22 of 54

Hi there!  We currently have three, and are exploring the idea of more.  Having been raised in a very 'two children is what you have, and then you are done!' sort of family, I am more worried about family response than I am anything else.  DH and I have been discussing our family, and agree that we really love the dynamics of a larger family. 

 

For now, I'm just lurking and contemplating.  It's a shift to feel like we 'only' have three though!

post #23 of 54

My 2 year old is making me work! He has really entered the "I can do it myself " phase and it mostly goes ok, but there are times, like waiting patiently while he stuffs his own disper that makes me want to hurry things along! I know it will pass, and it is really cute to watch him concentrate so hard on these tasks.

 

I also noticed last night, one of my kids (I'm assuming said 2 year old) painted splotches in the kid's bathroom in brown paint. Most of it was on the counters and I was able to chip it off, but there is one big spot on the side of the toilet...the side that you see right as you walk in the bathroom. A big brown smooch right there. For all potential guests to see. censored.gif ROTFLMAO.gif I'm sure I'll be able to get it off in time, but sheesh I feel like I need to put up a sign in there, "Paint! Not Poop!"

post #24 of 54

wave.gif Hi everyone :) Mama of 6 here. Very glad to find this thread. I dont know many people with large families! We constantly get rude comments like do we know where they come from and are they all ours. Drives me nuts! People hear we may want more and you would think we were planning some sort of robbery or something. Ugh! We have also decided to start homeschooling in the next few months. Does anyone home school their large family? We are going to soccer in the spring and the kids want to do girl scouts/boy scouts. Ahhhh more to keep me busy lol. Thankfully my husband will be home more this year then he was last year!

post #25 of 54

We have 6 kiddos too, one is my stepdaughter who is rarely here so mostly we have 5.. We get comments EVERYWHERE we go as well, drives me nuts! I am always thinking of a witty comeback ;)

We are building a cob home and living in a small space so I am not the best to ask about the jump from 4 to 5, this year has been crazy busy for us thats for sure! 

post #26 of 54

Kimmom, my oldest is my SDD also :) We have primary physical though so she is here more then not. It was a rough transition since we won cusotdy the same year we had our baby lol. I went from 4 to 6 in one year! One of my fav response to those rude comments of are they all yours is NOPE! Robbed a day care! or Nope! People just keep handing them to me!

 

Ok dumb question on my part but what is a cob home?

post #27 of 54



Ok, we only have three (includes sdd) kids so far, but how inspiring that you are building a cob home in Canada! We are going to start a cob home in Northern Michigan this spring to fill with children in the near future. Sorry if this is off topic, I just had to say AWESOME!

Quote:
Originally Posted by kimmom View Post

We have 6 kiddos too, one is my stepdaughter who is rarely here so mostly we have 5.. We get comments EVERYWHERE we go as well, drives me nuts! I am always thinking of a witty comeback ;)

We are building a cob home and living in a small space so I am not the best to ask about the jump from 4 to 5, this year has been crazy busy for us thats for sure! 

post #28 of 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mommyofalmost6 View Post

Kimmom, my oldest is my SDD also :) We have primary physical though so she is here more then not. It was a rough transition since we won cusotdy the same year we had our baby lol. I went from 4 to 6 in one year! One of my fav response to those rude comments of are they all yours is NOPE! Robbed a day care! or Nope! People just keep handing them to me!

 

Ok dumb question on my part but what is a cob home?



Cob is a natural building material.. straw, clay and sand mixed together :)

Here's a link to our website

www.canadianfamilyrobinson.com

post #29 of 54

I have a question for everyone.  What do you do for "vacations"?  We don't normally take big vacations, usually just long weekends here and there.  We go to the cottage nearby and this year we might try camping again with the twins turning 3 this spring.  Sometimes I wish we were able to take a bigger vacation and go somewhere different but the airfare for 6 people would be unreasonable for us at this time.  We have friends going to Disneyworld this summer but not sure that's for us.  I'm just wondering if anyone else feels kind of limited in what they can do or where they can go and if someone has any ideas I haven't thought of yet smile.gif.  

post #30 of 54

All of our vacations are to visit family.  Luckily they live in nice places to visit!  One we can drive to, but we are planning a trip to Europe next year to see my brother in law and I'm already cringing at the final bill for the plane fare - it'll be like $8000.  Yikes!

 

We sometimes rent a place on the beach - but it's not really a vacation for the adults since we still have to cook and clean.  One of my friends says: it's not a vacation, it's a change of scenery.

post #31 of 54

We are limited about vacations because airfare is so expensive in my area and not much is an easy drive, it would days in the car. Tickets for 5 just to FL (beach vacation) already set us back 3K, 6 will be more interesting! 

post #32 of 54

 

 I'm popping in late, sorry.

 

We have 4 kids (16, 11, 10 and 6.5) and we wanted to add in another one for a few years. Just hasnt happened yet.

 

No religious reasoning, I just love big families and I truely enjoy each of my children. I homeschool my oldest girl who is autistic. I love being a SAHM.

 

We dont go on vacations. However we make any out of town medical appointments (which we have alot of) an adventure.

post #33 of 54
Thread Starter 

My hubby travels for work and so tends to rack up frequent flyer miles.  That helps a lot for vacations!  He really wants to take everyone to Colonial Williamsburg this Summer.  I'm only lukewarm on the idea as he picked our vacation last year.  But anyway...... we do tend to travel quite a bit with the kids, almost always rent a house somewhere for a week or two.  Much more reasonable in price and space/freedom than a hotel.  I tend to like open country/oceanside/hiking in the woods unstructured vacays with the kids.

post #34 of 54
We love to go camping, but we always have. We usually go to a state park with a beach. Our kids really like one that is an old Army Fort with bunkers, a beach, trails and nice play area.
post #35 of 54

Our family vacations get paid for out of our tax return. We are doing Disney World this year. We stay at an All Star resort which is the value resorts. That way we can get the dining plan which helps save on food. We drive down but since we live in VA its not to bad of a drive. We want to do great wolf lodge for a weekend this year at some point also. We live near the Beach so that is nice we dont really have to go on vacation to enjoy that. I have found that most states have some sort of awesome thing to do for vacation. Most the time it doesnt cost to horribly. I do know that we cant do anythign that requires flying as the cost is just way to much for 8 of us. There for we mainly drive. Our kids are good in the car though so its ok. We want to go to CA and visit family soemtime but i have figured that one out yet!

post #36 of 54

Thanks for the thoughts re:vacation.  We live in Ontario, Canada and last night got the idea to drive to Prince Edward Island and rent a cottage for the week.  A beach, biking trails, day trips to explore, etc... in our own place for meals sounds divine.  Not sure of the cost but maybe we can save up for next summer.  This years tax return has already been spent on a new washer and dryer wink1.gif.

post #37 of 54

lol Yea the washer and yer wreour last years return! dang things are so expensive but I had to have a large capasity one or there is no way I would get laundry done.

post #38 of 54

Hey mamas!  I'm Samantha, new to THIS thread!  I *only* have 3 children (under 4) and for me it feels like I have 2500 kids running around!  I had my latest baby in Nov. he's almost 4mo old, a 2 yr old, and a 4yr old.  I feel like I'm really struggling! The baby is a normal nursing round' the clock baby, my 2yr old is a typical super *fun* sure we'll call it that--- 2yr old, and my 4 yr old is bored.  Super bored at home as I'm dealing with the baby and the 2yr old. It's been a super cold and snowy winer in northern MN and I'm just feeling bleah!  We plan (or not plan as we are QF) to have more children and I'm just struggling at the thought of more kids in my future. I feel bad for my 4 yr old who should be doing more but can't because his mama can't get out of the door with all ids bundled and diaper bag packed to get there on time. 

 

Please please tell me this gets better!!!

 

 

~Samantha

post #39 of 54
Is this the latest thread? Did I find you?
post #40 of 54


Quote:

Originally Posted by annettemarie View Post

Is this the latest thread? Did I find you?


Yay! Think you did.

Well, I'm totally on babymoon, so maybe I shouldn't be so sure, hah.

 

My Popcorn has indeed popped, he's 6 weeks old now! I can hardly believe it.

And I'm finally done with writing the whole birth story and posting it on my blog with pictures.

It's very long, but hey, it's my story. And it's such a wonderful story about a totally fantastic and amazing natural vbac. Dream birth!

The pictures are at the end of the story, and it also says a little about how we're doing, how Popcorn is and how big he is down by the pics.

Here's the link to the story, and the password is vbac.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Parenting
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Mom › Parenting › MoMs (Mothers of Many) Late Winter Thread