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Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   12-11-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,009
Posted By queenofchaos
could be he is frustrated because the milk isn't...

could be he is frustrated because the milk isn't flowing the instant he starts nursing.  it is normal for a baby to nurse a minute or so before let down occurs and in that time he may be wondering...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-23-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 180
Posted By queenofchaos
We just started using Calvert this year.  I have...

We just started using Calvert this year.  I have 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 6th graders.  I had done a lot of research into of different curriculums and wanted to use Calvert before now, but a number of...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-13-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By queenofchaos
I have 8 kids and this has been a problem for 4...

I have 8 kids and this has been a problem for 4 of them (so far, still have the twins to potty train!). I have asked my dr. about this and he asked me if there was any history of my husband or I...
Forum: Parenting   10-12-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,275
Posted By queenofchaos
Everyone has pretty great advice for dealing...

Everyone has pretty great advice for dealing with the 'why bother?' feelings, but I wanted to say that I really get the whole guilt trip the dentist lays on! I have had go rounds with the dentist...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-11-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,613
Posted By queenofchaos
There are lots of awesome suggestions here!  I...

There are lots of awesome suggestions here!  I can't think of more that would be better.  However, a word of caution when naming twins:  when you take them to the dr or the dentist or any place that...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-04-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By queenofchaos
It is very easy to become overwhelmed by a...

It is very easy to become overwhelmed by a multiple pg.  The approach I took was to educate myself on whatever I was concerned about, prepare as much as possible, and then let it go and deal with...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-27-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By queenofchaos
well, like most anything, modeling is the way to...

well, like most anything, modeling is the way to go generally.  try not to focus on what you don't want them to do, but what you do want them to do.  and when one is being aggressive or hurtful,...
Forum: Parenting   09-08-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,034
Posted By queenofchaos
It looks like a step on some toes, forgive me...

It looks like a step on some toes, forgive me for that!  My comment sounds a lot like a generalization and I can seewhy it was taken the way it was, but what I meant was there are so many diverse...
Forum: Parenting   09-01-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,034
Posted By queenofchaos
I agree with the concept of letting God control...

I agree with the concept of letting God control your fertility, but my DH took the upper hand and got a vasectomy when we found out we were expecting twins!  The twins were babies #7 & 8, and I am...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   08-26-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 797
Posted By queenofchaos
I could be wrong, but I thought once a woman hit...

I could be wrong, but I thought once a woman hit 36 yo, then she was considered at an advanced maternal age and therefore high risk.  IDK, I could be wrong, but I was 35 when I conceived my twins...
Forum: Parenting   08-24-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By queenofchaos
a pre-bed snack may help.  nothing too sugary,...

a pre-bed snack may help.  nothing too sugary, something with protein.  oh and maybe a cup of chamomile tea?
some relaxing music may help, play the same thing each time to develop a sleep...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   08-24-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 823
Posted By queenofchaos
I don't have any valuable insights or wonderful...

I don't have any valuable insights or wonderful advice but just wanted you to know I feel ya!  I have 25 month old twin girls who are still nursing and there are days I want to stop and days I...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   08-10-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,888
Posted By queenofchaos
I am still nursing my 2 yo twin girls because...

I am still nursing my 2 yo twin girls because they still ask!  When they are not feeling quite right or are sleepy they like to have a nip!  So we do.  They don't need it to fall asleep tho.
Forum: Parenting   08-10-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 531
Posted By queenofchaos
I can certainly appreciate the value of not...

I can certainly appreciate the value of not yelling and giving kids a good example.  A good general life rule: You can do what you like as long as it doesn't create a problem/heartache for someone...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-28-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By queenofchaos
I can personally tell you positive, twin,...

I can personally tell you positive, twin, hospital births happen because I had one!  In a lot of ways, having twins can be a very lonely experience, and not just the pregnancy and birth, but...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-26-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,178
Posted By queenofchaos
I am rooting for two sacs!  I hope you find out...

I am rooting for two sacs!  I hope you find out one way or the other soon!
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-26-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By queenofchaos
So glad you found a way that works!!!!  YAY! 

So glad you found a way that works!!!!  YAY! 
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-21-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By queenofchaos
Are you tandem nursing?  That will help a LOT. ...

Are you tandem nursing?  That will help a LOT.  I found the only way I survived is when one woke up to nurse, I got the other one up, too.  That way they were doing the same thing at the same time. ...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-19-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 988
Posted By queenofchaos
I don't think these are ridiculous questions! ...

I don't think these are ridiculous questions!  How could you possibly know?  And there's a lot of myths about twins, too.  Great idea to go to credible sources.
 
When one twin cries, will the...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-11-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 637
Posted By queenofchaos
Here's a couple of things to consider, the first...

Here's a couple of things to consider, the first one you probably already know:  when you begin your 3rd tri. your body is working as hard as it might be at the end of a singleton pg, and you still...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-30-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By queenofchaos
OBGYN or Midwife's name   city and state...

OBGYN or Midwife's name
 
city and state they provide services for (or country if out of US)
 
contact info (website or phone number) if you have it
 
any special notes ( such as: delivers...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-30-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,150
Posted By queenofchaos
I agree that figuring out why is needed.  I did...

I agree that figuring out why is needed.  I did not like my 1st name as a child, tho I didn't ask to be called by another.  I don't think I ever complained about it either.  But people were always...
Forum: Parenting   06-15-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By queenofchaos
I don't see why not.  One thing that might be...

I don't see why not.  One thing that might be helpful is to be clear as to why you and the others desire this arrangement.  what are you gaining/accomplishing?  even go so far as to have a mission...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-05-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By queenofchaos
i thought holding kids back was a practice that...

i thought holding kids back was a practice that was largely given up on.  hmmm, well, I would say, how was the child performing aside from the testing?  if she did well enough aside from the test,...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-05-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,496
Posted By queenofchaos
Maybe change your definition of what AP is???  I...

Maybe change your definition of what AP is???  I do know that esp when the twins were under a year old, unless I was tandem nursing them, I always like I was short-changing one of them somehow. ...
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