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Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-30-2010, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By celesterra
Thanks for all the suggestions! I decided to...

Thanks for all the suggestions! I decided to forego the tents (tho it was under serious consideration) and we went straight to toddler beds. Same rules apply: naps and "first sleepytime" at night...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-26-2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By celesterra
oh, wise twin parents.... i need your...

oh, wise twin parents.... i need your compassionate ears and brilliant ideas. 
 
my boys are 2y 4mo, and yesterday they both learned (with glee) how to climb out of their cribs. i am in desperate...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-02-2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,680
Posted By celesterra
I am single, so that's different from some. My...

I am single, so that's different from some. My twin boys are 27mo. They each have a crib in my room, and I have a king mattress on the floor. Each of them wakes at some point during the night, and I...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-03-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By celesterra
i sit between mine, too... they can't really...

i sit between mine, too... they can't really even see each other! glad things are a little better!
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-03-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 748
Posted By celesterra
it might sound horrible, but as a single mom,...

it might sound horrible, but as a single mom, i've had to figure this out again and again over the past 20 months. by the time mine were just turning 1, i would put on a video (goodnight gorilla or...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-03-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,500
Posted By celesterra
Quote: Originally Posted by babyproject...

Quote:
Originally Posted by babyproject http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15241761)
I have been really worried about how I...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-03-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,500
Posted By celesterra
Quote: Originally Posted by someonenamedleah...

Quote:
Originally Posted by someonenamedleah http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15171360)
So, I'm contemplating a trip to...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-03-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By celesterra
Oh, Mama... that sounds really draining for...

Oh, Mama... that sounds really draining for everyone!

Could you get chair boosters with straps to keep them in? I have some folding highchairs from IKEA that my bigger one (28lbs) can't get out...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-06-2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,485
Posted By celesterra
my toddlers are 18 months old, and our best...

my toddlers are 18 months old, and our best stand-by meal is sliced polenta with marinara. they won't touch a lot of pasta, and routinely refuse new foods.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-17-2010, 01:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,725
Posted By celesterra
as a good jobber in recovery, i just wanted to...

as a good jobber in recovery, i just wanted to say "oops" to all my friends who hate "good job"!

i got into the habit way back in the late 80s when i was working my first job at a preschool (good...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-17-2010, 01:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 265
Posted By celesterra
I have 17-month old twin boys, who sleep in...

I have 17-month old twin boys, who sleep in cribs in separate rooms (one is a very light sleeper, and the other has very loud night wakings).

The loud one is the one in question. From the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-03-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By celesterra
that's so lovely. one of mine calls my sister...

that's so lovely. one of mine calls my sister (who lives with us) "Mama-Titi" instead of Auntie. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif
Forum: Single Parenting   01-03-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 32,025
Posted By celesterra
Quote: Originally Posted by Satori...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Satori http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14873145)
FtMPapa gives good advice, check the laws, I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-02-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 796
Posted By celesterra
My twins are very early wakers (4:30 for a...

My twins are very early wakers (4:30 for a bottle, then the other is up at 5 - my two self-weaned at 11 months). I really struggle with it, and I also struggle with my own (surprisingly powerful)...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-02-2010, 02:36 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 32,025
Posted By celesterra
Hello! I thought I would join in... I haven't...

Hello! I thought I would join in... I haven't been posting much on MDC since my twins were born, but I am finding myself longing for community these days.

So, I thought I'd introduce myself. I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-02-2010, 02:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,651
Posted By celesterra
I have a queen sized blanket that I keep on the...

I have a queen sized blanket that I keep on the carpet at all times. You can also get some oilcloth by the yard for under the table, or just a vinyl tablecloth to use as a drop cloth.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-02-2010, 02:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By celesterra
my twins are also 16 months, and one of them...

my twins are also 16 months, and one of them sounds like your dd. i typically cook one thing for their meal and arm myself with backups. i find that he gets bored, eating only a few bites before...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-02-2010, 01:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,651
Posted By celesterra
I have 16-month old twins, so I am constantly on...

I have 16-month old twins, so I am constantly on the lookout for interesting activities. I have given in to the mess. Do you let your ds get messy at mealtime?

Last week, I dragged the plastic...
Forum: Montessori   01-02-2010, 01:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 911
Posted By celesterra
Some friends have recently been coaching me to...

Some friends have recently been coaching me to set up my home in Montessori style for my 16-month old twins. Maybe it's because they have been using klean kanteen sippies, etc, and sitting at the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-01-2010, 10:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 693
Posted By celesterra
Quote: Originally Posted by twinergy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by twinergy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14869549)
I am already 28% (kindle doesn't mark pages)...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-01-2010, 10:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,518
Posted By celesterra
i'm so very sorry for your loss. i hope you are...

i'm so very sorry for your loss. i hope you are surrounded by the most loving support.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-28-2009, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By celesterra
This may sound totally lame, but it works for...

This may sound totally lame, but it works for me. I have a small portable DVD player, and before bed we play one of two videos every time. We use Goodnight Gorilla (scholastic collection) or...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-28-2009, 04:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By celesterra
I'm trying to get us out the door right now, but...

I'm trying to get us out the door right now, but I wanted to stop in and say a huge thank you to all of you for taking the time to write, sympathize, and offer ideas. I read them all out loud to my...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-27-2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By celesterra
I've got twin 16-month olds whose sleep habits...

I've got twin 16-month olds whose sleep habits are very different. One sleeps a total of about 15 hours a day, while the other sleeps maybe 11.

The lighter sleeper is waking so much at night, his...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-27-2009, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By celesterra
I'm also single parenting by choice (though not...

I'm also single parenting by choice (though not by preference!), and with twin boys, I also wonder when those questions start coming up. Mine are still toddlers, but it's not really something I've...
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