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post #1 of 26
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Some of us MoM have larger families and I am looking for a good forum.....for insight, tips, parenting ideas, help w/ discipline etc. With each new baby, my parenting has HAD to change and w/ the addition of 2 babies at once, instead of scrambling, I would like to be prepared and already have some ideas in my head.

Any suggestions?

TIA,
Nicole
post #2 of 26
There's a forum in Parenting Issues with a Moms of Many monthly thread (I read it even though I 'only' have three kids -- lots of good ideas!)

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=924167
post #3 of 26
I just want to say how cool that your twins don't have to share a birthday!!
post #4 of 26
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I just want to say how cool that your twins don't have to share a birthday!!
I know!!

When my water broke at almost 7:30 PM, I emailed a good friend and that was her first response....."What if one is born before midnight and the other one after?!" And that is exactly what happened.....ds was out at 11:40 and dd at 12:20
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post #6 of 26
I think it's been mentioned before and the general answer is start a thread and see when it gets huge / unweildy & then we will consider it. I"ve joined the Moms of Many at times, but it's hardly ever more than a few pages long even at the end of the month so I doubt it will happen I do agree it would be a great idea though.
post #7 of 26
i asked and was told it wasnt in the plans. i am on the momys boards (moms of many young siblings) . they are great .
post #8 of 26
Personally I would love a thread for large families with multiples!! I feel that in our family adding twins has been a very different experience than if we would've had just one baby. We are fortunate to have older boys who are a huge help with the LOs.

I'm just curious how other families do it with lots of kiddos!! Having enough energy, time, and money (our grocery bill is outrageous!!!) Hope others are interested as well!!
post #9 of 26
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Personally I would love a thread for large families with multiples!! I feel that in our family adding twins has been a very different experience than if we would've had just one baby.

I'm just curious how other families do it with lots of kiddos!! Having enough energy, time, and money (our grocery bill is outrageous!!!) Hope others are interested as well!!
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post #10 of 26
Yep, grocery bill at checkout:
post #11 of 26
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i asked and was told it wasnt in the plans. i am on the momys boards (moms of many young siblings) . they are great .
Thanks!
post #12 of 26
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Originally Posted by liz-hippymom View Post
i asked and was told it wasnt in the plans. i am on the momys boards (moms of many young siblings) . they are great .
Sorry to be so ignorant... What does this mean?? Are we able to continue this thread for large families with multiples on this forum? Thanks!!
post #13 of 26
I think so, and if gets looong it can be restarted once a month maybe?

Does anyone have objections? Does it need to be okayed?
I don't know on those points.
post #14 of 26
no its allowed to talk about it, but they wont be opening up a large family forum
post #15 of 26
but we can continue this thread here for mothers who have larger sized families with a twin element, right? it just hangs in amongst the multiples board generally instead of having it's own special place?!

i was thinking a bonus of having twins later on in the family means we get to recycle more!!! i've kept a few bits of boys and girls stuff that i got down from the attic for this birth and hopefully i get to use all of them. how fun is that
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not so handy if you have 5 boys and then have girl twins though, or vice versa, although i've been known to put a favourite outfit on a child regardless of what sex they turned out ,))
post #16 of 26
I'm on the monthly thread and I'd think that at least at this point, it doesn't get enough action for the mods to grant it forum status.
post #17 of 26
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i was thinking a bonus of having twins later on in the family means we get to recycle more!!! i've kept a few bits of boys and girls stuff that i got down from the attic for this birth and hopefully i get to use all of them. how fun is that
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Definitely. One of the joys of our twins (b/g) has been reusing some of my favorite clothes from my older LOs. It was a big deal for the older kiddos too to see clothes on the babies that they wore.

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post #18 of 26
Bumping this up b/c I truly need some insight from other MoMs.

I feel like I spend my day putting out fires--not parenting. My twins are 13 months and still nursing non stop and I just feel like I barely manage to care for them, and it leaves almost no time for my older two. Yes, I manage to care for them (food, clothes, I get them to their activities) but I don't feel like I have the time/energy/focus to actually PARENT them. Does that make any sense? Any sense at all?
My lack of time for them is showing in their behavior too, which is why I spend what seems like every moment putting out fires. What am I doing wrong?

I just never feel like I am able to catch up and feel sane and I miss spending quality time with my two older kiddos.

No one in my life seems to get how frustrated I feel.
post #19 of 26
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I'm on the monthly thread and I'd think that at least at this point, it doesn't get enough action for the mods to grant it forum status.
post #20 of 26
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No one in my life seems to get how frustrated I feel.
HUGS mama - I'm not there with juggling twins yet, ( just laughing out loud slightly hysterically every time I think of adding it to the mix!!!), but I can see totally where you are coming from.

One consolation for me is that my youngest has been 'neglected' but seems a much, much more rounded character than her other siblings; we'll see how that goes after birth, but I guess she never felt like the world revolved around her like the older ones did, and so her expectations of life are different; more mellow and generally more sociable. The eldest who had a little bit of one to one time has like a HUGE chip on his shoulder that he is sooo hard done by!!!

Your little ones will hopefully never get that because they get something from their siblings that the older ones never had etc etc

"My lack of time for them is showing in their behavior too, which is why I spend what seems like every moment putting out fires. What am I doing wrong?"

Hmm, what I wrote above doesn't necessarily take that into account. lol. but it's something to think about in terms of longterm balancing out .... we didn't pick their birth order, you know, there is wisdom in it somewhere :

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