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Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-29-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
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, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1,784
Views: 101,965
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, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
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, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
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, 03:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
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, 05:20 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,189
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, 05:04 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,661
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   01-20-2010, 12:40 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,661
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   01-20-2010, 12:35 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,661
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, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1,784
Views: 101,965
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   12-06-2009, 12:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,848
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, 06:20 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,783
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, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
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: Vegetarian and Vegan   11-06-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,783
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: I'm Pregnant   10-17-2009, 04:57 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,189
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, 04:50 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 14,813
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, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,798
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, 04:09 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,146
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, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,122
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...
Forum: September 2009   09-27-2009, 02:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By PurpleMonkey
thinking of you and hoping you have your baby...

thinking of you and hoping you have your baby soon!
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-27-2009, 12:25 AM
Replies: 571
Views: 14,813
Posted By PurpleMonkey
Ophelia Mae was (finally!) born Sept. 25th! ...

Ophelia Mae was (finally!) born Sept. 25th!

http://melaniemonkey.livejournal.com...tml?mode=reply (http://melaniemonkey.livejournal.com/352457.html?mode=reply)
Forum: September 2009   09-27-2009, 12:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By PurpleMonkey
http://melaniemonkey.livejournal.com...tml?mode=r...

http://melaniemonkey.livejournal.com...tml?mode=reply (http://melaniemonkey.livejournal.com/352457.html?mode=reply)

I really want to communicate to all you mommas still hanging in there I was SOO...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-25-2009, 12:39 AM
Replies: 571
Views: 14,813
Posted By PurpleMonkey
I am 41 weeks pregnant *sigh* Midwife appt. on...

I am 41 weeks pregnant *sigh* Midwife appt. on Sat.
Forum: September 2009   09-25-2009, 12:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,052
Posted By PurpleMonkey
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lurk.gif
Forum: September 2009   09-24-2009, 07:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 521
Posted By PurpleMonkey
this is the perfect thread for me I'm 41...

this is the perfect thread for me

I'm 41 weeks today and one of my 21-month-old twins is sick

I guess it's just as well cause she's sick? I don't know at least if the baby were here OTHER...
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