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Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-29-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By PurpleMonkey
Could someone point me to some research that...

Could someone point me to some research that supports forced separation of twins in Kindergarten NOT being beneficial?  I have a set of 5-year-old fraternal girls who started Kindergarten Monday of...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-04-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 1,784
Views: 100,580
Posted By PurpleMonkey
hang in there everyone! I want you to know I am...

hang in there everyone! I want you to know I am praying and rooting for you, and I HEAR you.

I pumped exclusively for my twins for 14 months and it was soo hard, but worth it. I believe now at...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-27-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By PurpleMonkey
my husband has quite an obsession with brushing...

my husband has quite an obsession with brushing his own teeth. He's had a history of cavities and brushes his teeth multiple times a day.

I have twin 29-month-old twin girls and he FORCES them to...
Forum: Diapering   01-27-2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By PurpleMonkey
thanks y'all. What kinds of clothes do you have...

thanks y'all. What kinds of clothes do you have your little ones in while in cloth? Just a t-shirt?

again, I really want to do cloth full-time! I need encouragement/kick-in-the-butt
Forum: Diapering   01-27-2010, 02:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By PurpleMonkey
I really just need to know what you would do if...

I really just need to know what you would do if you were me. I WANT to use cloth soo soo badly, but here's the deal:

in May of 2009 I bought 20 fuzzibunz for my (then) 17-month-old twin girls....
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-21-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,071
Posted By PurpleMonkey
Congratulations Rachel! Yeah I got nods also...

Congratulations Rachel! Yeah I got nods also when my twin placentas were born, and when my recent girl was born http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   01-21-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,554
Posted By PurpleMonkey
lime mint tofu over quinoa with side of...

lime mint tofu over quinoa with side of collards. Recipe from the veganyumyum cookbook
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   01-19-2010, 11:40 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,554
Posted By PurpleMonkey
and dessert was a tofu chocolate pie. In a...

and dessert was a tofu chocolate pie. In a pre-made large (one of those ones that says something like "2 extra servings") graham crust I poured in from the blender:

pound firm tofu
1/4 cup...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   01-19-2010, 11:35 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,554
Posted By PurpleMonkey
YUMMY soup tonight that my twin toddlers love ...

YUMMY soup tonight that my twin toddlers love

put in a big pot with 6 cups of water to simmer for and hour and a half:
6 chopped up carrots
2 10-ounces frozen boxes chopped broccoli (or just...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-11-2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1,784
Views: 100,580
Posted By PurpleMonkey
I need you all to know something. In Dec. 2007 I...

I need you all to know something. In Dec. 2007 I gave birth to twin girls at 34 weeks gestation. With all the will and strength I'd EVER sufficed in my entire life for ANYTHING I tried my best to...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   12-05-2009, 11:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,808
Posted By PurpleMonkey
tonight we had whole wheat spaghetti topped with...

tonight we had whole wheat spaghetti topped with a garlicky marinara sauce that had lots of mushrooms and tvp (texturied vegetable protein) in it...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   11-11-2009, 05:20 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,708
Posted By PurpleMonkey
LukesMum I'm also making the black bean soup!...

LukesMum I'm also making the black bean soup! Except no guac or chips
Forum: VBAC   11-06-2009, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 771
Posted By PurpleMonkey
This was such an amazing and inspiring story!...

This was such an amazing and inspiring story! *LOOVE* the pictures !!!!!! And your advocating for yourself at the hospital was so awesome http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif
...
Forum: Parents as Partners   11-06-2009, 05:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 905
Posted By PurpleMonkey
Thank you everyone! Things have looked up since...

Thank you everyone! Things have looked up since I last posted. Communication IS key. We've been talking more and understanding where the other has been coming from amidst all the chaos of taking...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   11-06-2009, 05:17 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,708
Posted By PurpleMonkey
for lunch I just had penang curry with butternut...

for lunch I just had penang curry with butternut squash, orange bell peppers, and broccoli over brown rice http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yummy.gif
Forum: Parents as Partners   10-21-2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 905
Posted By PurpleMonkey
he just says I nag him and try and tell him what...

he just says I nag him and try and tell him what to do all the time

I've been a SAHM for the last 2 years since my twins and the 12 years before that with me having a job it seemed the dynamic of...
Forum: Parents as Partners   10-21-2009, 05:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 905
Posted By PurpleMonkey
well he DID mean it like he'd rather spend time...

well he DID mean it like he'd rather spend time with them than with me. I know I haven't been the most pleasant person in the world being sleep-deprived and just going to bed at 9PM every night...
Forum: Parents as Partners   10-21-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 905
Posted By PurpleMonkey
yeah I guess you're right it's like at this...

yeah I guess you're right

it's like at this point in our lives what with the 3 young children it's almost too hard to FATHOM us alone going out

hopefully this is just a phase and we'll come...
Forum: Parents as Partners   10-21-2009, 04:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 905
Posted By PurpleMonkey
AND I'm posting this here cause I honestly can't...

AND I'm posting this here cause I honestly can't talk about it with people in real life cause all they know is how awesome my husband is with our girls. I'm the SAHM and love it but when he's home...
Forum: Parents as Partners   10-21-2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 905
Posted By PurpleMonkey
so I'm posting it here, mostly to be "heard" as...

so I'm posting it here, mostly to be "heard" as I feel so alone and sad about it

my husband and I are gonna be married 10 years this upcoming Friday (14 years together)

we have a 3-week-old...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-17-2009, 03:57 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,071
Posted By PurpleMonkey
CONGRATS cinnamongrl !!!!!!!!! Such an awesome...

CONGRATS cinnamongrl !!!!!!!!! Such an awesome labor and sweet name http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-17-2009, 03:50 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 14,419
Posted By PurpleMonkey
Quote: Originally Posted by coldandsleepy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by coldandsleepy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14503259)
Things are going well at home. Eleven...
Forum: Birth Stories   10-17-2009, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,676
Posted By PurpleMonkey
Congrats! I saw this linked from the Pregnant...

Congrats! I saw this linked from the Pregnant Vegans thread. I just want to say THIS really resonates with me as I had a similar emotion/reaction during transition:

"I told everyone that I didn't...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   10-17-2009, 03:09 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,035
Posted By PurpleMonkey
last night was a mushroom tvp garlic tomato...

last night was a mushroom tvp garlic tomato sauce over whole wheat spaghetti. Dessert was the peanut butter cupcakes from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World...
Forum: September 2009   10-15-2009, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 913
Posted By PurpleMonkey
I had a terrible bout last Friday through Sunday...

I had a terrible bout last Friday through Sunday with mastitis and my midwife suggested poke root herbal tincture which I used. I also pumped my breast after feeding with a Medela Pump 'N Style...
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