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Forum: Ontario   11-08-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By mamacolleen
Hi mamas!   Although our current family doc...

Hi mamas!
 
Although our current family doc is wonderful in many ways (supportive of extended breastfeeding and safe co-sleeping), I am considering seeking out another one for our 4 year old DD...
Forum: Parenting   09-04-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,530
Posted By mamacolleen
Has her doctor had her checked for diabetes?...

Has her doctor had her checked for diabetes? Sudden onset of frequent incontinence at this age is a big sign of type 1 diabetes, which can be diagnosed with a simple blood test. I would take her...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-01-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By mamacolleen
Thanks for the thoughts/suggestions everyone. ...

Thanks for the thoughts/suggestions everyone.
 
To answer some of your questions, she is a highly articulate and verbal child, almost precociously so. We frequently attempt to validate her...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-30-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By mamacolleen
We have a spirited 4 year old girl and 9 month...

We have a spirited 4 year old girl and 9 month old twin boys. DD is fairly well adjusted, as well as can be expected, but she is still doing things to them on a daily basis that either hurt them or...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-12-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 277
Posted By mamacolleen
DD is almost 4 and a passionate, sensitive,...

DD is almost 4 and a passionate, sensitive, strong willed sweetheart. Her memory astounds me. She has an incredible imagination and a deep sense of fairness. Her laugh is infectious. She is so...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-12-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,497
Posted By mamacolleen
4 pregnancies, 3 living children (singleton and...

4 pregnancies, 3 living children (singleton and twins), 2 miscarriages. I've only ever been pregnant by ivf.
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-26-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By mamacolleen
Subbing because this sounds EXACTLY like my 3.5...

Subbing because this sounds EXACTLY like my 3.5 year old daughter and I find it so frustrating!!
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-31-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By mamacolleen
Our  twins are 5 weeks old. They slept a LOT in...

Our  twins are 5 weeks old. They slept a LOT in the first couple weeks and now that they are awake a bit more, there are a lot more tears.... nothing like when my older DD was a newborn and cried...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   12-24-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 903
Posted By mamacolleen
I just wanted to add to colsxjack post..... he...

I just wanted to add to colsxjack post..... he summed up our days really well but there are a couple of things I wanted to add. One, we have a ton of help. We live with a very close friend who has...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-06-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 599
Posted By mamacolleen
It looks great. Thanks for posting, as it's a...

It looks great. Thanks for posting, as it's a good reminder to me of the few things I haven't yet discussed with my midwife or OB.
 
One thing I didn't notice (and I'm not sure if you're doing...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-02-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By mamacolleen
Hi there. I'm 35 weeks with twins and have been...

Hi there. I'm 35 weeks with twins and have been told the same thing about the epidural, right from the beginning, with the same reasons: to avoid general anesthesia in case of emergency c/s and in...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-17-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By mamacolleen
I am currently 33 weeks with twins and went off...

I am currently 33 weeks with twins and went off work at 30 weeks. I was originally planning to try and make it to the 35 week mark (I work in an office, but there isn't much time/space to lie down...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-17-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By mamacolleen
Thanks for sharing your experience.   We...

Thanks for sharing your experience.
 
We actually have been having great success lately in having her fall asleep by herself. We decided to talk to her about how we think it's harder for her body...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-04-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By mamacolleen
We have a very intense and persistent 3 year old...

We have a very intense and persistent 3 year old who has always been a challenge in the sleep department. We have gotten to a point where once she is asleep, she will generally sleep pretty solidly...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   09-18-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By mamacolleen
Hi there.   I'm about 29 weeks with di/di...

Hi there.
 
I'm about 29 weeks with di/di twins and starting to think about how I'm going to organize help for the first little bit. It's not an easy task for me to ask for help, but I know we...
Forum: Laura Markham   09-08-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 520
Posted By mamacolleen
My 3 year old DD has fairly recently started...

My 3 year old DD has fairly recently started physically hurting me (usually biting, sometimes kicking) and then laughing about it and refusing to stop. She doesn't do this with anyone else in her...
Forum: The Mindful Home   07-12-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,667
Posted By mamacolleen
We have a 1000 sq foot row house. The main...

We have a 1000 sq foot row house. The main living space is open but we have our dining area in the front (by the fireplace and the front entry) and then our living area and then our kitchen. The...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-12-2012, 07:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By mamacolleen
Thanks everyone for your thoughts and sharing...

Thanks everyone for your thoughts and sharing your experiences. Reflecting has allowed me to clarify what I need now and to be okay with what comes in the future.
 
Didn't mention in the original...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-10-2012, 05:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By mamacolleen
I'm just curious to see what other multiple...

I'm just curious to see what other multiple mama's who also WOHM did in terms of working while pregnant.
I'm about 19weeks pregnant with twins now and I have a 3 yo DD at home and a WOH full-time...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-11-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By mamacolleen
We do for almost every meal. I actually can't...

We do for almost every meal. I actually can't remember the last time we weren't all together. We are lucky to be able to arrange our work schedules to allow this to happen. My parents put a huge...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-25-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By mamacolleen
DD (2.5years) has recently been having...

DD (2.5years) has recently been having nightmares and being scared of things during the day. Not every night but a couple times a week she'll wake up sobbing, clearly in the middle of a nightmare....
Forum: Infertility   01-09-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,337
Posted By mamacolleen
Thanks for the reply Tina! What a small world....

Thanks for the reply Tina! What a small world. I'm seeing Dr. Cadesky at Lifequest as well. Sounds like we were given exactly the same diagnosis and odds of success with treatment. I'm nearing the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-03-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,390
Posted By mamacolleen
We budget $280 bi-weekly for a family of 3 (me,...

We budget $280 bi-weekly for a family of 3 (me, DH and 2.5yo DD). I haven't gone over that amount in months. That includes any toiletries, grooming, pet supplies and laundry soap, as well as food,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-22-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1,360
Views: 8,439
Posted By mamacolleen
It's been a rough 2 weeks or so, and I've been...

It's been a rough 2 weeks or so, and I've been working the last 3 days, but I have a week off and I feel energized.
 
So far today, I've:
 
made porridge for the family
drove with DD and a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-28-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By mamacolleen
I'm in the middle of reading UP right now and...

I'm in the middle of reading UP right now and really really like his approach to parenting. It fits with my values and how I want to approach parenting. Some of his ideas I find I do already but...
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