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Forum: The Childhood Years   05-16-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 329
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Short answer, no, my dc's do not go to every...

Short answer, no, my dc's do not go to every birthday party they are invited to.  My oldest has a few close friends so he only goes to maybe 2-3/year but dd1 seems to get invited to every party.  I...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-15-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 811
Posted By 4Marmalade
My b/g twins will be 5 years old in a couple of...

My b/g twins will be 5 years old in a couple of months.  Over the last 6 months there has been such a jump in their development.  As they both put it "we're not babies, we're big kids".  So true...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-08-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By 4Marmalade
All 4 of our kids are on the main floor while we...

All 4 of our kids are on the main floor while we are on a different floor.  Dh and I moved to the main floor when ds1 was born 10 years ago and stayed there until our youngest ones were about 3...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-07-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By 4Marmalade
We currently have ds1 (10 years) and dd1 (almost...

We currently have ds1 (10 years) and dd1 (almost 8) in their own rooms while ds2 and dd2 (almost 5) share a room.  Our plan all along has been to eventually have the girls share a room once the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-28-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By 4Marmalade
I have also heard about the 2% of house value...

I have also heard about the 2% of house value calculation.  That is roughly what we do. 
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-07-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,164
Posted By 4Marmalade
I have boy/girl twins who will be 5 in June. ...

I have boy/girl twins who will be 5 in June.  They have shared a room and bed since they moved out of our bed around age 2-2.5.  We've tossed around the idea of separating them but they do fairly...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-26-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,722
Posted By 4Marmalade
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by EmsMom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1373001/how-much-credit-card-debt-do-you-have#post_17242016)

No...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-29-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,108
Posted By 4Marmalade
I have two in junior kindergarten (age 4.5) and...

I have two in junior kindergarten (age 4.5) and they need at least 11 hours/night.  Preferably 12.  Dd can handle a little bit less than ds but not much.
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-20-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,237
Posted By 4Marmalade
Our 4 year olds are in bed and asleep between...

Our 4 year olds are in bed and asleep between 6:30-7pm.  They are up for the day around 6am.  All of us (including two older children) are up and about in the mornings anywhere from 5:15 to 6:30am...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-23-2012, 05:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 562
Posted By 4Marmalade
My two turned 4 in June and they still sleep...

My two turned 4 in June and they still sleep together http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif.  They slept in our king size bed with us for the first 2.5 years and then we slowly them to...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-22-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By 4Marmalade
The first few weeks have quite the learning...

The first few weeks have quite the learning curve.  I did learn to tandem nurse but that took a few months.  The best way for me to get sleep at night was to co-sleep with them.  I would then just...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-12-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By 4Marmalade
Our income gets deposited into our chequing...

Our income gets deposited into our chequing account.  All of our bills, pre-authorized pymts (mortgage, RESP's, line of credit repayment, etc..) come out of this account.  Each pay period I transfer...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-15-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,099
Posted By 4Marmalade
I haven't updated in a while but I finished the...

I haven't updated in a while but I finished the program and ran my first 5k race last weekend.  I ran with a friend who has a pace slower than mine so I knew if wouldn't be my best time but being...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-05-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,345
Posted By 4Marmalade
At our local pool, private lessons work out to...

At our local pool, private lessons work out to $17 for a 30 minute lesson.  It's a block of 10 lessons for a price of $170.  
 
One block of group lessons (4-6 kids) is usually about $65.  It is...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-21-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,770
Posted By 4Marmalade
My ds (9) has a similar reading taste.  I picked...

My ds (9) has a similar reading taste.  I picked up a few of the titles recommended in this thread and he immediately loved The Wayside School books.  They had him laughing out loud so here's...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   05-18-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,099
Posted By 4Marmalade
I did w5d1 yesterday too.  On Wednesday I...

I did w5d1 yesterday too.  On Wednesday I registered for a 5k race in June so now I feel more pressure to complete the program.  If I keep up with running almost every other day I will have...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   05-18-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,934
Posted By 4Marmalade
My dc's had breastmilk for the first 3 years so...

My dc's had breastmilk for the first 3 years so anything they drank during those years was definitely secondary.  When we did introduce other milks it was mostly almond milk.  As a family we consume...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   05-18-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,129
Posted By 4Marmalade
I'm 38 and a sahm to 4 dc's.  Dh and I have been...

I'm 38 and a sahm to 4 dc's.  Dh and I have been vegetarian in varying degrees for about 14 years now.  We're all currently lacto-ovo.  It would be nice to move towards a more vegan diet but right...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   05-02-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,099
Posted By 4Marmalade
Sidelined by dh out of town for a week for work...

Sidelined by dh out of town for a week for work (if he's not home I can't get out with 4 kids under 10 at home) and then a bad cold.  I'm going to try to pick up tomorrow on w3, d2.  That was pretty...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-01-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,023
Posted By 4Marmalade
Dh's pay is direct deposited into our chequing...

Dh's pay is direct deposited into our chequing account.  I take care of all the bill paying and transferring of money to savings accounts, line of credit, etc...  We both have a debit card and both...
Forum: Parenting   04-18-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By 4Marmalade
We have a similar set-up as Tiredx2.  I have an...

We have a similar set-up as Tiredx2.  I have an excel spreadsheet that keeps track of the older twos allowance (9-1/2 and almost 7).  They are required to divide their allowance into 3 parts...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-14-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 753
Posted By 4Marmalade
Those bedtime troubles can be maddening when...

Those bedtime troubles can be maddening when you're right in the middle of it!  My twins have had their share of ups and downs but are mostly good sleepers.  From the start we co-slept with them so...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   04-10-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,099
Posted By 4Marmalade
I'd like to join in.  I just started the program...

I'd like to join in.  I just started the program 1.5 weeks ago.  I think I am on week 2, day 2 and supposed to go tonight, which I will do as long as it is not pouring rain/snowing which it's been...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-22-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 880
Posted By 4Marmalade
We have a wooden set that is a combination of...

We have a wooden set that is a combination of Ikea, Sears and Thomas as pretty much all the wooden sets are interchangeable.  It has been well used over the years.  My twins are almost 4 and they...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-07-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,742
Posted By 4Marmalade
We have a "movie" night almost every Friday.  We...

We have a "movie" night almost every Friday.  We have watched some kid-friendly movies but our favorites to watch are documentaries like Planet Earth, Life, Blue Planet, etc...  My older two are...
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