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Forum: Mental Health   12-28-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By AndreaJay
Thank you all for responses back when I posted...

Thank you all for responses back when I posted this. I've been completely unrealistic about my own limitations while mothering- this is an old, pushing-too-hard and becoming emotionally erratic...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-20-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 538
Posted By AndreaJay
I'm reaching out not because I have answers,...

I'm reaching out not because I have answers, unfortunately, but because I'm on a similar slope right now myself. Us moms of high standards are so, so hard on ourselves too, and so when it feels I...
Forum: Mental Health   08-20-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By AndreaJay
I'm so hesitant to even type away on the...

I'm so hesitant to even type away on the subject...
 
I find myself becoming embarrassed on the subject of mental health. My professional background had involved working with higher-needs children...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-26-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By AndreaJay
Life has been filled with transition for my...

Life has been filled with transition for my young little twin boys...
 
We're 16 months in and through the duration of their lives have purchased and moved into a home/commercial property combo,...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-18-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,720
Posted By AndreaJay
I have found peanut butter can mask the taste of...

I have found peanut butter can mask the taste of a lot of things, and therefore in a pinch I can throw together really odd concoctions featuring whatever snuck-in veggies or herbs ! have on hand and...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-14-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By AndreaJay
Just looking for anyone to chime in and throw me...

Just looking for anyone to chime in and throw me a "this too shall pass" or experiences of your own that you've survived to help me through this period of time.
 
I know this is all temporary,...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-29-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 396
Posted By AndreaJay
Good for you! No doubt, you'll be in for a great...

Good for you! No doubt, you'll be in for a great birth and subsequent recovery experience in being so healthy now. Be easy with yourself too though. In my experience, activity does start petering...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-29-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 356
Posted By AndreaJay
Looking for a quad-stroller, triple at the very...

Looking for a quad-stroller, triple at the very least. Anyone have recommendations?
 
Cheers! Thank you :)
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-29-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,398
Posted By AndreaJay
I only have info based on my experience...

I only have info based on my experience delivering my mono-di twins 10 months ago. Though I'll gladly share. :)
 
I was fortunate to have prenatal care at one of the best of the best maternity...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-29-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 690
Posted By AndreaJay
I'm sorry to admit, but I did react to your...

I'm sorry to admit, but I did react to your question with a little chuckle- only because I remember how ungodly big I was at the end of my multiple pregnancy, and how desperately I clung onto just...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-29-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By AndreaJay
Lately I feel my good, patient, loving and kind...

Lately I feel my good, patient, loving and kind day-time parenting is completely cancelled out by my horrible night-parenting.
 
I feel like I completely shift from my normal self into some...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-27-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By AndreaJay
Advice for twin bed-times & breaking the 'nurse...

Advice for twin bed-times & breaking the 'nurse to sleep' association?

I'm often caring for my 9 month old boys on my own, meaning it's two against one for most nap times and bed times.

Until...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-27-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 843
Posted By AndreaJay
Barefoot Farmer- Lady, you rock! It must be...

Barefoot Farmer- Lady, you rock! It must be said! Thanks for posting, and enjoy your bundles and bundles of babies!
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-17-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,604
Posted By AndreaJay
Bless your heart- this is normal! And it's hard....

Bless your heart- this is normal! And it's hard. Feelings like this are not talked about nearly enough.
 
Early on with my twins I experienced this violent internal rage-like feeling when the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-17-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By AndreaJay
I know loads of moms can relate... I'm just...

I know loads of moms can relate... I'm just having an "oh poor me" moment I need to get past:
 
I'm dealing with a family flu bug for the first time with my 9 month old twins. I feel terrible for...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-03-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,187
Posted By AndreaJay
The past few days my 8 month old son has been...

The past few days my 8 month old son has been shifting his jaw back and forth in such a way that it makes a grinding sound. He does this periodically, maybe a couple time a day for about a minute or...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-03-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,286
Posted By AndreaJay
I'm seeking out other parents who avoid getting...

I'm seeking out other parents who avoid getting their kids hard into the Santa-Easter Bunny-Tooth Fairy...insert any other fictional characters here.... craze. 
 
Our boys are very young, though...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-03-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 674
Posted By AndreaJay
Working in child care in the past, I've noticed...

Working in child care in the past, I've noticed so many children absolutely pumped-up on the fact that they'll be off to "Big School" vs. sticking with the daily pre-school grind. This hype is...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-02-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 843
Posted By AndreaJay
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Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-02-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 843
Posted By AndreaJay
I so greatly appreciate the responses! I was...

I so greatly appreciate the responses! I was having a whirlwind of a day when I originally posted this, and it passed. Things do get overwhelming, but really, they're moments, and then they're over....
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-01-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 843
Posted By AndreaJay
When mothering multiples gets overwhelming... ...

When mothering multiples gets overwhelming...

What do you do to rein in your emotions and cope with the overwhelming feelings that present themselves while mothering multiples?

I love my twins...
Forum: Other (Reggio Emilia, Sudbury, Democratic)   03-27-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,431
Posted By AndreaJay
I hope you've been making out well looking into...

I hope you've been making out well looking into your child care/education options! I see this thread dates back a little bit, though I hope I can still be of help to you.
 
I'm a mother of two and...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-27-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 280
Posted By AndreaJay
I love hearing from woman who are content, even...

I love hearing from woman who are content, even truly proud of how they brought their babies into the world. Most often I hear this of women who went through a completely unmedicated birth...
Forum: Canada   03-27-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 876
Posted By AndreaJay
Just read through this thread scoping out the NS...

Just read through this thread scoping out the NS scene through the forums.

Doulawoman, hope you're enjoying your little one! How was your birth experience?
Forum: Doulas   03-27-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By AndreaJay
My best friend will be giving birth and she...

My best friend will be giving birth and she really wants me to be one of her support people in her experience, and sort of stand in as a doula. Though I'd never begin to think I have the knowledge...
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