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Forum: The Mindful Home   07-18-2011, 05:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,980
Posted By MamaChicken
I do laundry once a week for 6 of us. Unless he...

I do laundry once a week for 6 of us. Unless he has a more valid reason (like clean clothes for work) then YOU go choose a laundry bin that is big enough (maybe it is just the unsightly mess of...
Forum: Spirituality   07-17-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 4,312
Posted By MamaChicken
For yoga online- try the yogamazing podcasts!...

For yoga online- try the yogamazing podcasts! You can get them at iTunes for free and the guy does great at describing what good posture should FEEL like.
Forum: Spirituality   07-09-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 4,312
Posted By MamaChicken
Finally put up a little altar in the kitchen....

Finally put up a little altar in the kitchen. And then baked a bunch of goodies... Honey wheat bread and an apple crisp!
Forum: Spirituality   07-04-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 4,312
Posted By MamaChicken
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by redveg http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1320108/july-pagan-family-circle#post_16536212)


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Forum: Parenting   06-23-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,530
Posted By MamaChicken
So many things! DS1and DD didn't do much, but...

So many things! DS1and DD didn't do much, but the twins? Oh my!

Most impressive? At 15 months, the figured out how to open the baby gate at the top of the stairs. Then they both stood on it,...
Forum: Parenting   06-13-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,548
Posted By MamaChicken
"Do what works, as long as it works. When it...

"Do what works, as long as it works. When it stops working, do something different."
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-12-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,237
Posted By MamaChicken
I meant add, I resorted to...

I meant add, I resorted to bacon-double-cheeseburgers to add weight at the end. 2-3 per week! But then, I craved them like crazy, so it wasn't hard....
Forum: Parenting Multiples   06-11-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,237
Posted By MamaChicken
I gained 50 lbs exactly, but not much in the...

I gained 50 lbs exactly, but not much in the first tri, so it was split between the last two. I carried to 37.5 weeks and the boys were 6lb-5oz and 6lb-11oz.
Forum: Parenting   06-10-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 635
Posted By MamaChicken
My twin boys are Oct 08, and speaking what I...

My twin boys are Oct 08, and speaking what I call "martian". No clue what they say! But I feel confident that they are fine and their ped agrees.
Forum: Spirituality   05-31-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 5,521
Posted By MamaChicken
I know in a few weeks I will be too hot all the...

I know in a few weeks I will be too hot all the time, but here it is still cloudy and 60 degrees all the time. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensad.gif I want some sun!
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-31-2011, 05:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 749
Posted By MamaChicken
#1 36 w 3d (best guess, don't remember dates and...

#1 36 w 3d (best guess, don't remember dates and no dating US) induce for Pre-E

#2 39 w no induction

#3&4 37w 2d twins, no induction
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-31-2011, 05:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,892
Posted By MamaChicken
I started AF and they weaned within 2-3 months...

I started AF and they weaned within 2-3 months of each other when they were around 15 months. I was still so sleep deprived that I wish I could remember, but everything is fuzzy from that time...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-30-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,892
Posted By MamaChicken
I had it. No c-sec, but back-to-back pregnancies...

I had it. No c-sec, but back-to-back pregnancies and the last was twins. Irregular, heavy periods with nasty PMS, and weight gain. I lived with it for a year+ and it didn't get better for me.

I'm...
Forum: Parenting   05-27-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 834
Posted By MamaChicken
I would and set up times to Skype or call every...

I would and set up times to Skype or call every X days (whatever works, maybe he can read them a story every night, etc.)
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-17-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 654
Posted By MamaChicken
We have one, too. Just a cheap one from Lowes....

We have one, too. Just a cheap one from Lowes. Mine is 12-yo-boy-powered, so I love it!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-17-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,862
Posted By MamaChicken
I love the "full pantry" comments. I restocked...

I love the "full pantry" comments. I restocked ours in nice containers from IKEA this weekend and sent a picture of it to my hubby at work. Makes us both very happy!!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-16-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By MamaChicken
I don't think I've ever met the mythical...

I don't think I've ever met the mythical has-it-all-together mom. Just a few who hide the crazy a little better.
Forum: Spirituality   05-16-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 5,521
Posted By MamaChicken
Beautiful stepping stone! How did you make it? I...

Beautiful stepping stone! How did you make it? I would love to make some for my yard.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   05-15-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By MamaChicken
Black bean-salsa soup! Since everything is...

Black bean-salsa soup! Since everything is easily kept in the panty, I can have this on the table in under 10 minutes. It is cheap, too and easy to modify to your taste.

2 cans of black beans,...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-14-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,332
Posted By MamaChicken
My DH got "snipped" when I was 6mo pregnant with...

My DH got "snipped" when I was 6mo pregnant with our twins ( #3&4 for us). About a year later, he says it would be great if I got pregnant again and wouldn't it be grand if it was twins?

I almost...
Forum: Spirituality   05-05-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 5,521
Posted By MamaChicken
"Happy May 5th all... DH brought home...

"Happy May 5th all... DH brought home mango/orange juice and the fixings for a Mexican dinner so yum! I needed a little happy after getting the mail."

Trying to figure out how to quote on...
Forum: Spirituality   05-02-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 5,521
Posted By MamaChicken
Hi! Merry meet! I've been reading the April...

Hi! Merry meet! I've been reading the April thread and decided to jump in and introduce myself. My name is Joanna, wife to Mike, mom to Cullen, McKenna, Andrew, and William. DH and I grew up in...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-30-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By MamaChicken
My back went out with both my singletons around...

My back went out with both my singletons around 12 months, so probably similar weight to you combined two. I think it was completely because my core muscle were still weak.

With the twins, I got...
Forum: Women's Health   04-28-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,960
Posted By MamaChicken
My coworker had no relief for months until he...

My coworker had no relief for months until he start sleeping with a boot on his foot that stretches it out. His doc recommended one. He has virtually no pain after a few weeks of wearing it.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-13-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,360
Posted By MamaChicken
I did it without epi. The only "risks" that I...

I did it without epi. The only "risks" that I got out of the OB were pain from breach extraction and having to use general anesthesia in case of emergency. The anesthesiologist admitted that even if...
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