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Forum: Babywearing   04-18-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By Barefoot Farmer
I'm an experienced baby-wearer with 5 children....

I'm an experienced baby-wearer with 5 children. My 4 yr old son has Down's syndrome. While he walks (and runs) beautifully, I often use my ergo with him when the parking lot is a far distance or...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-29-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By Barefoot Farmer
We have a holiday tradition of making our...

We have a holiday tradition of making our children at least one homemade gift, usually one from mom, one from dad. Last year I made everyone a pair of PJs. This year David is building a large...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-18-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 699
Posted By Barefoot Farmer
My trips are almost 4 (g/b/b). We also have 2...

My trips are almost 4 (g/b/b). We also have 2 others. I went to 35 weeks (I do believe I could have gone longer had a doc not scared me into labor with a threat of a c-section w/o my husband -...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-21-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 798
Posted By Barefoot Farmer
Another triplet mama here. Total of 5, one...

Another triplet mama here. Total of 5, one older, one younger. My trips are 2.5years. I would agree with the previous posters that you and your partner should talk about your priorities and what you...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-21-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 843
Posted By Barefoot Farmer
I was coming to the forum tonight to write a...

I was coming to the forum tonight to write a similar post. I have triplet 2.5 year olds (b/b/g), an older DD (8), and now an 8 mo old. Yikes! When my last baby was born, I had 4 UNDER 2. Yup. I have...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-21-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By Barefoot Farmer
When my trips were that age, we were in a solid...

When my trips were that age, we were in a solid walking routine. Our oldest was 7 at the time. Our bedtime routine went like this: 5pm dinner, 6pm everyone upstairs. 6-7 bath, pjs, and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-17-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By Barefoot Farmer
My almost 9 yr old daughter has shown a lot of...

My almost 9 yr old daughter has shown a lot of interest in adult same sex relationships lately (by a lot I mean mentioned it 2-3 times and married a girl while playing the game LIFE the other day)....
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-17-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,731
Posted By Barefoot Farmer
I hope this is not a hijack of the thread, but...

I hope this is not a hijack of the thread, but does anyone have any suggestions for older children? My 9 yr old daugher is asking why none of the books she is reading is showing same sex couples in...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   02-11-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,326
Posted By Barefoot Farmer
Thank you for the book recommendations.  Having...

Thank you for the book recommendations.  Having 5 and hearing from people with 7, 8, 9 makes me feel better, although this 4 kids two years and under thing is pretty much kicking my ass.
Forum: Diapering   11-08-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By Barefoot Farmer
Thank you for the suggestions.  The diaper...

Thank you for the suggestions.  The diaper covers are Bummis Super Whisper Wraps and Thirsty.  I will trying boiling them and/or Dawn dish detergent.  And I just ordered 4 Mother-ease covers.  ...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-07-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,129
Posted By Barefoot Farmer
When you come across a recipe that includes this...

When you come across a recipe that includes this ingredient, do you A) just not make the recipe B) make your own cream of mushroom soup to put in C) have another more healthier substitute.
 
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Forum: Finding Your Tribe   11-06-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,326
Posted By Barefoot Farmer
No joke, I have had 4 children in under 2 years...

No joke, I have had 4 children in under 2 years (triplets followed by a singleton) add 1 beautiful 8 yr old and I went from being a mama of an only to being a Mom of Many very quickly.  As I manage...
Forum: Diapering   11-06-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By Barefoot Farmer
Let me start with I have cloth diapered all 5 of...

Let me start with I have cloth diapered all 5 of my kids, the oldest being 8.  The next part is that the other 4 are all under 2.  Triplet almost 2 yr olds and the newborn is almost 3 months old....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-06-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,312
Posted By Barefoot Farmer
I was told between 2.5-3lbs.

I was told between 2.5-3lbs.
Forum: Parenting Multiples   10-06-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By Barefoot Farmer
Keep offering the real deal. Real nipple first,...

Keep offering the real deal. Real nipple first, then if needed artificial. Not sure how he (or you) would feel about a nipple shield, but that might be one way to move him closer to the breast and...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   05-14-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,174
Posted By Barefoot Farmer
Not sure this is helpful, but I have triplets...

Not sure this is helpful, but I have triplets (now 17mo) and I have used a double stroller primarily. Triplet strollers are very cumbersome and just added more than I wanted to handle. We settled on...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-26-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By Barefoot Farmer
We all think our DDs and DSs are unique and my...

We all think our DDs and DSs are unique and my bunch are no exception! I'm starting to plan out our Easter baskets and am coming up short for my 16 mo DD.  I should mention here that I have 16 mo...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   03-02-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,566
Posted By Barefoot Farmer
My 7 yr old DD has asked to learn to embroider;...

My 7 yr old DD has asked to learn to embroider; I would like to get her a starter kit for her Easter basket .  Any suggestions?
Forum: Women's Health   03-02-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By Barefoot Farmer
My 15 mo old DS had blood work done a couple of...

My 15 mo old DS had blood work done a couple of weeks ago, elevated liver enzymes showed up.  Today he had an ultrasound which showed that his liver is enlarged (I was told not a little enlarged,...
Forum: VBAC   01-15-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,268
Posted By Barefoot Farmer
Thank you so much!

Thank you so much!
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-15-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By Barefoot Farmer
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/notes.g...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/notes.gif    Currently breastfeeding two out of my 13 mo old triplets, both nurse frequently at night.  Just found out I'm pregnant!  Trying to figure out...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-15-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,548
Posted By Barefoot Farmer
Thank you all for your messages of support and...

Thank you all for your messages of support and encouragement.  I'm still in shock and still wondering how is going to work. . . . for about 4 months I will have 4 under 2 years old!!!  That's...
Forum: VBAC   01-10-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,268
Posted By Barefoot Farmer
My history is complicated. DD (7) was delivered...

My history is complicated. DD (7) was delivered in an ER at 30weeks, emergent C-section, classic (vertical incision in uterus and skin) due to an ovarian cyst ruptured an artery.  I had severe...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-10-2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By Barefoot Farmer
My triplets are 13 mo old, 2 out of 3 nurse (1...

My triplets are 13 mo old, 2 out of 3 nurse (1 has special needs and weaned at 10 months due to sucking/biting issues).  My other two are nursers, especially DD2.  I am 8 weeks pregnant now and...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-10-2011, 07:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,548
Posted By Barefoot Farmer
After 5 years of infertility, we were blessed...

After 5 years of infertility, we were blessed with triplets (have an older DD).  Nursing 2 out of 3, AF has been sporadic, felt incredibly dizzy since Thanksgiving, had a hard time nailing down what...
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