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Forum: Unschooling   09-23-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,254
Posted By newmoon2000
Quote: Originally Posted by moominmamma...

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Originally Posted by moominmamma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15875791)
Wouldn't it be possible to have a...
Forum: Unschooling   09-23-2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,254
Posted By newmoon2000
I have 4-1/2 yo twin boys. We live what would be...

I have 4-1/2 yo twin boys. We live what would be considered a radical unschooling lifestyle. We don't have a specific bedtime, we don't limit screen time or have food restrictions. It's working out...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-30-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By newmoon2000
I loved my Peg Perego Aria Twin too! Had all the...

I loved my Peg Perego Aria Twin too! Had all the features you requested. Very durable -- lived through my two twins! I think I paid $300+ brand new, but I was able to re-sell it on Craig's List for...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-24-2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By newmoon2000
I have twins. Both woke frequently during the...

I have twins. Both woke frequently during the night for the LONGEST time. One of them still wakes up every couple of hours (and he's almost four years old). The other one started mostly sleeping all...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-13-2010, 11:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,955
Posted By newmoon2000
Hi everybody -- I'm the OP. Just wanted to say...

Hi everybody -- I'm the OP. Just wanted to say thanks for all your replies. As is often the case, my concerns about my boys not keeping each other amused started waning immediately after I wrote the...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-07-2010, 05:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,955
Posted By newmoon2000
I am a SAHM of 4yo b/b twins. If I had a dollar...

I am a SAHM of 4yo b/b twins. If I had a dollar for every time somebody said to me, “it must be so easy to have twins, they keep each other amused”, I could afford to hire a mother’s helper to help...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-01-2010, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By newmoon2000
OK, I couldn't read your post and not answer. I...

OK, I couldn't read your post and not answer. I actually never quite figured out a way to get both my boys to sleep by myself. My husband (or somebody) was always available to help. On the few rare...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-05-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,658
Posted By newmoon2000
Hi there - I've only got a minute, so I didn't...

Hi there - I've only got a minute, so I didn't get to read all the responses to your post, but when I read what you wrote, my heart went out to you and I wanted to give you my story, which is a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-31-2009, 04:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By newmoon2000
My 3.5yo twins are the opposite. Their obsession...

My 3.5yo twins are the opposite. Their obsession is nudity. S is particularly insistent on remaining unclothed. I can't get him to wear ANYTHING. When we are going out in the cold, I can usually...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-29-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By newmoon2000
Definitely BTDT. My twins are now 3-1/2 and we...

Definitely BTDT. My twins are now 3-1/2 and we are still co-sleeping. It is much easier now, but I remember well the trials and tribulations you are going through. I also remember that all my...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-14-2009, 03:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,507
Posted By newmoon2000
My 3-1/2yo twins love, love, love the...

My 3-1/2yo twins love, love, love the Imaginarium marble run: http://www.toysrus.com/product/index...LAID=107526542 (http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2317854&CAWELAID=107526542)...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-10-2009, 04:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,385
Posted By newmoon2000
First of all, you sound like a very loving and...

First of all, you sound like a very loving and devoted mother. So I certainly don't think you've done any "permanent damage" to your DD at this point! My twins have been through so many different...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-30-2009, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 981
Posted By newmoon2000
I agree with the PPs -- plastic is better. We...

I agree with the PPs -- plastic is better. We also have the Imaginarium 100-piece set mentioned above, but here it is at an EVEN LOWER price of $19.99:...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-28-2009, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By newmoon2000
Just before he turned 3, one of my twins had a...

Just before he turned 3, one of my twins had a very hard time with "transitions" as well. Until somebody pointed it out to me, I hadn't been able to identify the trigger. He didn't want to leave the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-25-2009, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By newmoon2000
I am considering buying a Radio Flyer Pathfinder...

I am considering buying a Radio Flyer Pathfinder Wagon (the one with the two built-in chairs) for my 3-1/2 yo twins. We sold our double stroller recently because the boys prefer to walk much of the...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-20-2009, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By newmoon2000
I know it's been said before, but I think it...

I know it's been said before, but I think it bears repeating! After being on my own with our 3yo twins for four days while DH was out of town, I have a renewed respect for the mamas that do this...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-12-2009, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By newmoon2000
At the age of almost 3-1/2, my twins actually...

At the age of almost 3-1/2, my twins actually still enjoy drinking almond milk out of a bottle (deep sigh). Around 2-1/2 or 3yo, one of them started doing something similar to your DS. He'd ask for...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-08-2009, 07:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By newmoon2000
To be honest, I don't know what the STAR tool is...

To be honest, I don't know what the STAR tool is all about, but I see you haven't had any responses yet, so I'll take a stab at it.

Question 1: I think the answer needs to be a combination of...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-06-2009, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By newmoon2000
Haha...it looks like we were both posting at the...

Haha...it looks like we were both posting at the same moment! I can also reassure you that my 3-1/2 year olds, who are still nursing and in our family bed, are NOT little monsters. Sure, they are...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-06-2009, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By newmoon2000
I just wanted to add to my previous post because...

I just wanted to add to my previous post because I realize it may have sounded a little harsh (it's a big issue for me, obviously). But I also wanted to say that I remember very vividly how it felt...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-06-2009, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By newmoon2000
Speaking from my own experience (as a baby),...

Speaking from my own experience (as a baby), separating a child from her mother at night doesn't teach her "boundaries". It teaches her that nobody will be there for her when she cries at night....
Forum: Unschooling   10-06-2009, 02:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,273
Posted By newmoon2000
I've been following a yahoo group called "Ask...

I've been following a yahoo group called "Ask Unschooling Offspring". The premise seems to be that people ask unschooled kids questions about their upbringing and how they feel about it. Most of the...
Forum: Unschooling   10-06-2009, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 775
Posted By newmoon2000
I agree with the PPs about not engaging the...

I agree with the PPs about not engaging the nay-sayers. My ILs live on the opposite coast, but they visit 4 times a year too. Every visit is stressful because I know they are judging our choices and...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-01-2009, 12:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By newmoon2000
My twins are 3-1/2yo and I'd say right around...

My twins are 3-1/2yo and I'd say right around 3yo is when they started insisting on having their OWN things. But, thanks to some great tips from the mamas on this board, I put some strategies in...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-29-2009, 04:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By newmoon2000
WOW - you actually find time to go to the gym?!?...

WOW - you actually find time to go to the gym?!? I'm impressed! I tried going to the gym when my twins were 2yo and, after having the child care people come get me a couple of times, I gave up and...
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