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Raising Multiples eNews September 2015

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Survey: Caring about Multiples’ Sleep
Of Interest…..Chore Chart
Back to School Shopping

 

 

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September 22nd, 2015|E-News|

Raising Multiples eNews August 2015

School Begins
Survey: Caring about Multiples’ Sleep
Of Interest…..Potty Training
Back to School Shopping

School Begins

School has begun for many families. Some are beginning preschool, others are leaving for college. Our families choose various enviroments for schooling. Some are home schooled, while others attend private or public schools.  Some multiples are all in one class, while others are split.  Others are even in different grades.

There are many variations possible and all have their merits.  Raising Multiples has much information about schooling, IEPs, special education, home schooling, and others.  Here are a few of our more popular articles and blogs.


 

 Survey: Caring about Multiples’ Sleep

Raising Multiples/MOST is assisting Case Western Reserve University with a research survey. Elizabeth Damato, PhD, RN , Madeline Haas, and Donna Dowling, RN, PhD are the investigators. Please see below for the criteria to participate.

The link to participate is: Caring About Multiples’ Sleep

We hope you consider participating.


Of Interest..…  Potty training? Read this for hints and suggestions.  You are not alone!

Tricks of the Trade: Potty Training Multiples


Back to School Shopping benefits you and MOST!

Make your  shopping easier by buying online! Save gas and do it any time of day…no kids to take! At the same time you can help MOST. Lots of supplies, clothes and other items are available on Amazon.com.

Or shop through iGive.com. There are many stores that will give a percentage of your purchase to MOST! Just by joining MOST will receive $5. And when you buy something, MOST receives another $5. You can sign in with facebook! Many stores participate including: Target, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, jcpenney, Macy’s and Staples.


 

Find MOST on all your other favorite sites:

MOST Amazon Affiliate ProgramFollow MOST on TwitterMOST's Facebook PageMOST's YouTube ChannelMOST LinkedIn GroupMOST Families Group on Flickr

August 21st, 2015|E-News|

Raising Multiples eNews Spring/Summer 2015

  • Ice Cream Day is Coming!
  • Survey: Caring about Multiples’ Sleep
  • Of Interest…..Really, Summer Homework?  Vaccinations
  • Back to School Shopping
  • Stories from the Heart blog

 

 

 

July is National Ice Cream Month

Just like our multiples, ice cream flavors are many and individual.  What is your favorite? July 19 is National Ice Cream Day so how will you celebrate?  How knowledgeable are you about ice cream? Quiz your kids.  When was the first frozen dessert made? Where was the cone invented? How many licks to eat a single serve cone? (Hint: triplets take 150)

Have a wonderful summer!


Survey: Caring about Multiples’ Sleep

Raising Multiples/MOST is assisting Case Western Reserve University with a research survey. Elizabeth Damato, PhD, RN , Madeline Haas, and Donna Dowling, RN, PhD are the investigators. Please see below for the criteria to participate.

The link to participate is: Caring About Multiples’ Sleep

We hope you consider participating.


Of Interest….Vaccinations and Summer Homework

This summer many children will recieve vaccinations for school or other reasons.  Or maybe numbing medication during a medical or dental procedure. Here are some tips to help at this, sometimes, traumatic event.


Back to School Shopping benefits you and MOST!

Make your  shopping easier by buying online! Save gas and do it any time of day…no kids to take! At the same time you can help MOST. Lots of supplies, clothes and other items are available on Amazon.com.

Or shop through iGive.com. There are many stores that will give a percentage of your purchase to MOST! Just by joining MOST will receive $5. And when you buy something, MOST receives another $5. You can sign in with facebook! Many stores participate including: Target, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, jcpenney, Macy’s and Staples.


Find MOST on all your other favorite sites:

MOST Amazon Affiliate ProgramFollow MOST on TwitterMOST's Facebook PageMOST's YouTube ChannelMOST LinkedIn GroupMOST Families Group on Flickr

Raising Multiples eNews April 2015

  • National Safe Kids Day
  •  MOMs Weekend Gathering
  • Anti Depressant Use During Pregnancy
  • HOM Fact
  • Stories from the Heart Blog

 

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NATIONAL SAFE KIDS DAY

April 26 is National Safe Kids Day, designed to celebrate kids, prevent injuries and save lives. Sponsored by Safe Kids Worldwide, the day educates about protecting children from serious injuries. Preventable injuries, including car crashes, drownings, fires and falls, are the leading cause of death to children in US. The Safe Kids Day website includes information about getting involved with the campaign, including making a donation, becoming a fundraiser, attending a Safe Kids Day event in your community, or to spread the word about the Day.

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 MOMs Weekend Gathering

Time to start thinking of the  MOM Weekend. It will be quite a windy place this year. This gathering of moms is hopefully scheduled for July 9-12, 2015. (still looking for a hotel). This is a long weekend of fun, being with others who “get” you.

Willing to help plan? Let Diane know at Diane@mostonline.org.

CHICAGO  here we come

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Study: Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy

The authors conclude that antidepressant use during pregnancy generally did not increase the risk of asthma. Only use of older antidepressants was associated with an increased risk of asthma

An article in the March edition of the journal Pediatrics examines whether prenatal antidepressant use increases the risk of asthma in the offspring. Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy and Asthma in the Offspring notes that while it has been suggested that maternal depression during pregnancy is associated with asthma in the offspring, the role of medical treatment of depression is not known. The study authors conducted a cohort study among all live singleton births in Denmark between 1996 and 2007. Mothers who had a diagnosis of depressive disorder and/or who used antidepressants one year before or during the pregnancy were identified. Of the 733,685 children identified, 84,683 had a diagnosis of asthma. 21,371 children were exposed to prenatal maternal depression, and overall 8,895 children were exposed to antidepressants in utero. The authors conclude that antidepressant use during pregnancy generally did not increase the risk of asthma. Only use of older antidepressants was associated with an increased risk of asthma. Click here to review the study online

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HOM  Fact From Supertwins 101: Multiple Birth FAQ #16

Do new mothers of higher-order multiples experience post-partum depression (PPD) more often than new mothers of singletons or twins?

Current research shows that PPD affects 10-20% of all new mothers and generally occurs within the first year following delivery peaking between 10-14 weeks. According to a 2003 MOST survey on PPD, PPD appears not only to affect a higher percentage of higher-order multiple birth mothers, 29%, but may occur at a later time, as late as 18 months to 3 years post-delivery, and go undiagnosed and untreated in a significant percentage of new mothers of multiples.

More info and links at Emotional Health: Tips & Resources

On our blog April 21 Multiple Moms and Post Partum Depression

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Find MOST on all your other favorite sites:

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April 16th, 2015|E-News|

Raising Multiples eNews March 2015

  •  Daylight Savings Time – Spring Forward 
  •  MOMs Weekend Gathering
  • Fun Fact
  • Stories from the Heart Blog

 

 

Excited about snow!

Daylight Savings Time

It’s that time of year…time to spring forward the clocks. This Sunday at 2am, the clock springs forward to 3 am.  Many children adjust easily but don’t be dismayed if yours do not!  Most families adjust the schedule by 15 min increments over the course of a few days.

How much sleep do your children need? Look at Are Your Kids Getting Enough Sleep?

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 MOMS Weekend

Time to start thinking of the  MOM Weekend. This gathering of moms usually occurs in July. NYC was a blast last summer. This is a long weekend of fun, being with others who “get” you.

Willing to help plan? Let Diane know at Diane@mostonline.org.

Where should we go?   Chicago?  Kansas City? Hope you can come join us.  

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Fun Fact

Number of tiny toes and fingernails to be clipped in one sitting:

  • twins – 40
  • triplets – 60
  • quadruplets – 80
  • quintuplets – 100
  • sextuplets – 120
  • septuplets – 140
  • octuplets – 160
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Find MOST on all your other favorite sites:

MOST Amazon Affiliate ProgramFollow MOST on TwitterMOST's Facebook PageMOST's YouTube ChannelMOST LinkedIn GroupMOST Families Group on Flickr

March 4th, 2015|E-News|