A Bit of Honesty

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There are times in life when it just feels like the world’s against you. Even though you have friends and loved ones who are on your side, they can’t take the burden away from you.  The people you treasure the most can’t do enough to free you from your pain. When arrows are flying at your heart and you are defenseless against your attackers, what can you do to keep from falling apart on … [Read more...]

A Precious Moment with the Twins

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The twins are going through a tough phase. They are struggling with a sense of what is “normal”. Being shifted from daycare where they are spoonfed at meals and babied more than toddlers should be, to home where Mommy asks them to hand her things and “help” put things away is a hard transition for them. Because of their daycare schedule, their naptimes have gotten irregular or skipped … [Read more...]

Check Us Out, We’re Two!

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I can’t believe that just a year ago I was going nuts trying to make the best 1-year party I could. This year? Not so much. I’m not sure if I have my third trimester exhaustion to blame or what, but I had no desire to make a big deal out of this year’s birthday. Sorry, girlies. Momma will do better next year. Here’s what we did to celebrate: Ate a family dinner at home. Got a new outdoor toy. … [Read more...]

Why I’m Not a Fan of “Polite” Preggo Comments

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I would just like to put out a general PSA that it’s perfectly alright to see a pregnant lady and not tell her how pregnant she looks. Just this last  week I’ve gotten what feels like an overwhelming amount of comments about the size of my pregnant belly. “Wow! Due any day, huh?”        Nope. 2 more months. “Are you having twins again?”      No but thanks for insinuating that I’m big enough to … [Read more...]

Crock Pot Chicken Wrap Recipe

chicken wrap recipe

Soccer practice, music lessons, orthodontist -Oh My! When those busy afternoons take over, resist the urge to order takeout! With a little advanced planning, this easy crock pot chicken wrap recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser and comes together in a jiffy. Crock Pot Ingredients: 4 (4-oz.) boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 can of low-sodium chicken broth 1 (1.5 oz.) package of taco seasoning … [Read more...]

How Does a Busy Mom Get it All Done?

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Your coworkers are all stressing about upcoming deadlines in your department. You’re bogged down by emails, and there is a pile of paperwork overflowing from your inbox. As the day turns into afternoon you plod through the day’s tasks and daydream of eventually getting home to your kids. To get out of the office (or classroom, in may case) in a timely manner, I brainstorm all the tasks that I … [Read more...]

How to Survive with Newborn Twins and Little Sleep

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The first few months with your new twin babies are a wonderful time of bonding. But it is also a lot of work and you aren’t going to get a lot of sleep. If you are looking at going back to work when your standard maternity leave is up (6 weeks post-partum for vaginal delivery, 8 weeks for C-Section), there is a good chance that you are going to be pretty sleep-deprived. It’s going to be tough, but … [Read more...]

Lovin’ On Your Spouse

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Have you heard of the 40 Day Love Dare? Whether your relationship is in trouble or not, I think it is such a cool way to daily put your spouse before yourself for just over a month.  If you want to see the 40 Day Love Dare for yourself, use this link to check out the ideas for 40 days to loving on your spouse. It is a faith-based challenge with Bible verses to support each idea, but you don’t … [Read more...]

How Do You Tell Twins Apart?

twins look alike

At the school where I teach, there are the most adorable set of identical twin boys. They haven’t been in my class, so I don’t know them very well, but I see them almost every day at dismissal as they are waiting for their mom. I’ve spent a (probably unnecessarily) long time trying to study their faces in hopes of being able to figure out who is who. I’m sure their mom can tell in an instant which … [Read more...]

Fun Twin Stuff

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One of the coolest things about having twin children is watching their two little unique personalities simultaneously emerging. Lately I’ve been delighting in the very different preferences that they are developing. Emily is a bigtime cuddle bug, while Madeline is usually content on her own. Emily is a pretty good eater, but we’ve been having a lot of difficulty getting Madeline to try new things. … [Read more...]