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Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-09-2006, 02:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,108
Posted By Tiki
as everyone said - don 't worry what others say....

as everyone said - don 't worry what others say.

I have 5 wonderful children - it is crazy, loud, exhilarating and completely wonderful. I have 4 girls and the baby is a boy. Wasn't trying for a...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-09-2006, 01:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,146
Posted By Tiki
I can completely related to everything that has...

I can completely related to everything that has been said. I have 12 y.o. twin girls that have been going back and forth 50/50 since they were 5 and a dsd that has been with us summers and holidays...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-09-2006, 01:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 813
Posted By Tiki
Have you talked to your step-mom about how you...

Have you talked to your step-mom about how you feel? While this is a little different - it still is similar --- all my sister/brother in laws call my mother-in-law "Mom". I can't bring myself to do...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-27-2006, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By Tiki
I feel better knowing that I am not the only one...

I feel better knowing that I am not the only one going through this.

I can easily purge the house of "junk" toys, but I never know what to do with the toys that a great toys, but simply excess. I...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-24-2006, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By Tiki
I went from working full time to being a wahm...

I went from working full time to being a wahm with the idea that I would now have time to keep my house organized and neat (my twins are now 12 and actually help) - and you guessed it still can't...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-19-2006, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 208
Posted By Tiki
I live in Barre also, but lived in Montpelier...

I live in Barre also, but lived in Montpelier for a number of years. it is a wonderful small town! Great restaurants, arts, etc. Being the capital - you find lots of activity related to the state...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-19-2006, 07:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,609
Posted By Tiki
This really isn't advice, but just something...

This really isn't advice, but just something light to share -it may be a little corny....however, when my dd's were born 12 yrs ago, my friend gave me a framed saying that not only have I come to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-01-2006, 11:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 642
Posted By Tiki
My 5 yo dd is the same way. i get so frustrated...

My 5 yo dd is the same way. i get so frustrated sometimes. my friends and her teachers tell me that she is wonderful to have around etc. etc.

I have 12 y.o. twin dd’s and it was the same when...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-01-2006, 11:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By Tiki
my ds sounds so similar to the ones described....

my ds sounds so similar to the ones described. If it is a piece of fruit he will eat it without hesitation. even if it is something he has never tried or seen before. however, if i put a vegetable...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-01-2006, 11:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By Tiki
My ds is going to be 2 in November and it now...

My ds is going to be 2 in November and it now takes two of us to change him! and sometimes my dd tries to help entertain. sitting still just doesn't seem possible when there is so much of life to...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-26-2006, 12:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By Tiki
I just see it as a reminder of why he is my ex...

I just see it as a reminder of why he is my ex in the first place.

we have two ex's (mine and my husbands) to deal with.... and i am pretty sure they have a calendar that shows whose turn it is...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-26-2006, 12:45 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,609
Posted By Tiki
First - congratulations! Having twins is...

First - congratulations! Having twins is wonderful!

I would completely agree that the best advice is going to come from other parents of multiples. Many well meaning parents of one caused me...
Forum: Parenting   09-21-2006, 10:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,636
Posted By Tiki
A friend of mine always has her daughters in...

A friend of mine always has her daughters in matching outfits that she buys from craft(artisan) shows that are handmade by local artisans.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-21-2006, 09:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 568
Posted By Tiki
I am not sure if this is possible for you, but...

I am not sure if this is possible for you, but are there times you can have another parent around where you could have them watch your kids while you make calls and then you watch there kids in...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-21-2006, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By Tiki
I have twins and remember how challenging the...

I have twins and remember how challenging the first few months, ok, first year was!!

but as for how to help, my friend just had a baby and the best things she got were food gifts delivered...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-18-2006, 10:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 629
Posted By Tiki
After 3 children, i finally developed a system...

After 3 children, i finally developed a system of keeping a box in the closet that each time one of the kiddos tried on something that didn't fit, I simply dropped it into the box. This way, I...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-15-2006, 02:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By Tiki
I am sorry for what you are feeling. I think...

I am sorry for what you are feeling. I think that BoobyBunny is right that it could just be the feeling overwhelmed. Both my husband and I have been to the point of feeling that way as well. It is...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-14-2006, 09:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By Tiki
with my dd twins who are now 12, they would...

with my dd twins who are now 12, they would argue and fight and tell on each other so much that I got to the point where i said "i don't want to hear about it unless one of you is...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-13-2006, 10:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By Tiki
I am both a BM and a StepM. I have a very good...

I am both a BM and a StepM. I have a very good relationship with my ex’s long term girlfriend and a relationship which sounds very familiar to your husbands with my ex.

One word of caution - be...
Forum: Personal Growth   09-12-2006, 01:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,082
Posted By Tiki
Give yourself time, this is still so new. I...

Give yourself time, this is still so new. I didn't think i was ever going to even have children and now I have 5. (four that I have given birth to and one dsd) The first year can be very challenging...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-12-2006, 11:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 665
Posted By Tiki
I have 5 kiddos and it is amazing how much they...

I have 5 kiddos and it is amazing how much they eat also. especially my very thin very fit 12yo dd's. (they can eat more than me most days) somedays however they eat very little, which made me...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-11-2006, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,181
Posted By Tiki
I laughed when I saw your quote - i can so...

I laughed when I saw your quote - i can so relate. I have 12 yo twin dd and a 13yo dsd.

one of my twins, has an attitude that I am told is only matched by mine when i was her age.

i try to...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-11-2006, 04:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 749
Posted By Tiki
I worked until almost 32 weeks (12 years ago...

I worked until almost 32 weeks (12 years ago now!) and then was put on bed rest. Being young and naive, I didn't stay on bed rest and put myself into preterm labor playing mini-golf of all things...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-10-2006, 09:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,631
Posted By Tiki
I don't know how long you have been working at...

I don't know how long you have been working at being a step-mom, but do not give up. I am the step-mother to a 13 yo young woman and have been since she was 5. It had been very difficult for a long...
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