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    How many here participate in a local group for Mothers of Mulitiples (MoM)? I never knew there was a group in our area until last spring and had registered for the first time in May. But at ours, they (mothers only) meet once a month with guest speakers and create outings for the kids to get together to play and families to get to know each other better. They also hold special garage sales twice a year where MoM members have first divvies on the items before it's opened to the public. I was amazed this resource is out there!
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    DD Twins: 8/4/09 @ 35 Wks - No NICU, woot!
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    I debated joining the local group when I was pregnant, but I just wasn't so sure about how it all worked. They did contact me and sent me their newsletter for awhile. I probably should find the info and contact them again. However, I am not sure I have the time to really engage with them, and that would make me sad.
    Melanie
    DS-Isaiah 1/2/04
    DDs- Keira and Sarafina 11/28/09


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    I'm pregnant and joined a parents of multiples club here. There are a few around where I live, actually. A couple of them seemed to be aimed only at stay-at-home-moms looking for commercial auditions and that didn't seem like a very useful resource for me. The one I joined has informational meetings for expectant parents, guest speaker meetings, clothing exchange gatherings, parties for the entire group, and play groups organized by the multiples' birthdays (there are something like 20 families in the July 2011-December 2011 group). I'm overwhelmed by some of what I see on their online resource (for instance, apparently the super-rich pay their nannies far more than I earn in a year) but there seems to be a huge amount of support for multiples families of every sort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by triplespiral View Post
    I'm overwhelmed by some of what I see on their online resource (for instance, apparently the super-rich pay their nannies far more than I earn in a year) but there seems to be a huge amount of support for multiples families of every sort.
    Isn't that mind-boggling? Why didn't we all become nannies to the super-rich? I hope that the other offerings provide you with some resources and support. It is nice to belong to a group where the other mothers understand what it is like to be a parent to multiples. That is why I love this forum. There aren't many others that really know what it is like when you are in the thick of it.
    Melanie
    DS-Isaiah 1/2/04
    DDs- Keira and Sarafina 11/28/09


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    There is a local group here, and it's quite big and active but I haven't joined it. For whatever reason, I have no interest. Not sure why.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stompin View Post
    There is a local group here, and it's quite big and active but I haven't joined it. For whatever reason, I have no interest. Not sure why.
    Well, I know for me, it is just another obligation. I will feel like I need to participate or go to events. We are already so busy that to add more seems irresponsible. So, I have moments where I think about joining and think better of it.
    Melanie
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    I've gone to a couple meetings (not obligated) and the feeling I got was more of some "me" time without the kids without feeling like I'm adding so much more to my plate. I left there feeling more relaxed than when I arrived. I haven't participated in selling items at their garage sales (one's tonight so you know where I'll be!) because it's been way too busy to sort and price appropriately or just too exhausted to be motivated to add that to our list. We've been too busy to go to the family gatherings, but it would be kind of fun since there's twin girls who were due the same day mine were that are two weeks older that I wouldn't mind the girls meeting.
    Tracey

    DD: 7/27/08
    DD Twins: 8/4/09 @ 35 Wks - No NICU, woot!
    7/9/07

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    Quote Originally Posted by melnzai View Post
    Well, I know for me, it is just another obligation. I will feel like I need to participate or go to events. We are already so busy that to add more seems irresponsible. So, I have moments where I think about joining and think better of it.
    That about sums it up for me. I have gone to the yard sale they have and bought a fair amount of stuff, nice to find twin stuff for a deal. I thought about joining, but really, I am such a homebody that I probably would not go to a whole lot. I will sell stuff there eventually, but need to be sure I am done having kiddos before doing so. But it makes me sad just thinking about selling my baby items.
    Rachel, momma to 4
    dd 9, ds 7, twin boys Dec 09
    I nursed my twins for 2years and 2 weeks! A little sad to be all done now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rachelrazzle View Post
    . But it makes me sad just thinking about selling my baby items.
    Ha! It is the oppposite for me. I cannot get rid of it fast enough. I am giving it away. Partly because I just don't have the time to sell it. We have a bunch of clothes I need to take to Goodwill or the local pregnancy crisis center.
    Melanie
    DS-Isaiah 1/2/04
    DDs- Keira and Sarafina 11/28/09


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    Mel, I went to yard sale more than a few years ago, probably 5yrs ago now, and I was looking at her little girl items for my little girl, the lady was telling me, "my daughter wore that for her 1st grade photo", "she LOVED that shirt", "she wore this for ____". And I bought some stuff from her, and my sis and I talked about how sad the lady was to part with the stuff, and we both decided we would be the same way. I sometimes see hoarder tendencies, lol, because clothes and items hold so many memories for me. Thankfully I have got to see two nieces and a cousin wear some of Brilee's things, and it makes me happy to see other family members wearing things she wore, and I love seeing the twins wear things Tuck wore as well, but selling them just breaks my heart. I hate to think of getting rid of them. Most I think I will pass on to family members (I am the 2nd of 8 kids) and dh has 7 younger sibs as well, but the twin stuff I think I will sell, because I can get some more money for it. We'll see. I'm just sad to see my child bearing years be done.
    Rachel, momma to 4
    dd 9, ds 7, twin boys Dec 09
    I nursed my twins for 2years and 2 weeks! A little sad to be all done now.

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