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Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-16-2003, 09:16 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,530
Posted By marblesmama
Katherine, Thanks for such a thoughtful reply;...

Katherine,
Thanks for such a thoughtful reply; it reminded me that while we all (even/especially! MOMs) have our own life dramas going on, so does everyone else. Mental note to self (I seem to have...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-24-2003, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 672
Posted By marblesmama
oh, am I with you...every time we have other...

oh, am I with you...every time we have other kids over, I realize again how blessed I am with my two (twin two year olds)! Somehow, they never wreck the house, but add even one more kid and it takes...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-24-2003, 12:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,095
Posted By marblesmama
Okay, first I love the schizo thought! Second,...

Okay, first I love the schizo thought! Second, Dodo, I realize that almost always when I get mad at my two (twin 2 1/2 yo), it's because they *usually* act 5, and I'm expecting them to act 5, and...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-24-2003, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By marblesmama
Hi Princess, Have you thought about getting a...

Hi Princess,
Have you thought about getting a mother's helper? I had a neighborhood girl come in once or twice a week for about 18 months. One girl was 13, the other was 11...although sometimes I...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-24-2003, 01:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,559
Posted By marblesmama
Oh, Twinmommy, hang in there! My ds and dd are...

Oh, Twinmommy, hang in there!
My ds and dd are a little over 2 1/2 now, and they both made it through the exact same stage your little ones are in. Of course, then one or the other of them would go...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-05-2003, 01:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 915
Posted By marblesmama
There's a great book called Mothering your...

There's a great book called Mothering your nursing toddler, published by LLL. It has a big section on nursing when pregnant and tandem nursing. Also check out K. Dettwyler's research. And most of...
Forum: Parenting   04-05-2003, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By marblesmama
yet another vote for rotating toys. We also...

yet another vote for rotating toys. We also rotate toys around to different rooms of the house--it's amazing, but then it seems like a brand new toy.

Also, what about doing a toy exchange with...
Forum: Parenting   04-05-2003, 01:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 824
Posted By marblesmama
I'm Mommy most of the time, although my 2 1/2 yo...

I'm Mommy most of the time, although my 2 1/2 yo dd is experimenting with "mom"...which I'm not ready for!

Twin ds calls me mommy

And occasionally, I'm honey, or first name, esp. if they just...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-05-2003, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,240
Posted By marblesmama
Lex, Obviously, I am just new to this and have...

Lex,
Obviously, I am just new to this and have all kinds of things to reply about...
Here's our variation on the king size bed...we have a California king, AND we turned it sideways. Because...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-05-2003, 01:04 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,530
Posted By marblesmama
My favorite irritating comment of all time was...

My favorite irritating comment of all time was when I was pushing the double stroller with 7-week old infants, and some very well-meaning woman looked at my huge post-partum self and asked when my...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-05-2003, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,071
Posted By marblesmama
We used lots of stuff, too, sheerly out of...

We used lots of stuff, too, sheerly out of trying to keep everyone happy. Also, if one of them was content in the swing for a few minutes, the other got to have some rare "single" time with Mommy.
...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-05-2003, 12:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,082
Posted By marblesmama
My two are 2 1/2 now... we use Snug-to-Fit...

My two are 2 1/2 now...
we use Snug-to-Fit diapers with velcro closings, and MotherEase diaper covers (Air Flow) during the day, and FuzziBunz at night. I love this system.

When they were...
Forum: Parenting   04-05-2003, 12:40 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,883
Posted By marblesmama
I am going to remember this thread for the times...

I am going to remember this thread for the times when I AM LOSING IT! Thankfully, right now, all is well in our world (relatively speaking). So, I was trying to think of what I do that does work...
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