Rules 17: Expect Misunderstandings

The winner of the Julie Anne Rhodes membership is below! Was it you?     This is part of an ongoing series chronicling my attempts to regain a bit of my sense of self, and my sanity, by implementing Elizabeth Lyons’ 32 Rules that Sustain a (Mostly) Balanced Mom. Subscribe to my RSS feed to follow my […]

Holiday rememberance

The holiday season is exciting and magical with young children. As they grow, little moments start to come out of the woodwork–moments that will become traditions and things that I want my children to remember when they’re older and attempting to create their own lives. Like holiday baking. As soon as people start talking about […]

What I wish I’d known about having twins

Several weeks ago I was asked to give my input for an article from iVillage Canada on what I wish I’d known about having twins. Out of the three questions I answered, one of my quotes was chosen to include in the article. I’m so a published reporter now, right? My friend Nicole, who writes […]

Lamenting the loss of the nap

Pssst! The winner of my giveaway of The Christmas We Hoped For is at the bottom! _____________________ I’m sad. In mourning. Most of all, I’m tired. I’m lamenting the loss of my good friend, The Nap. We had a good run, The Nap, the twins, and I. Some people say that we were lucky to […]

Zoe tweets for #vlogtalk

Zoe’s nickname is the Honey Badger. She’s fearless. Leaps tall playscapes in a single bound. Flies down the highest spiral slide she can find, pointing and laughing at the little “babies” on the smaller structures. She mocks the dog with her threats to throw small, sharp toys at him. She gives the cat a kiss, […]

Happy Prematurity Awareness Day

At the grocery store last night I got some icky salmonella filled juices on my hands after picking out some leaky breakfast sausage. I held it between my forefinger and thumb and carried it in search of a plastic bag and some hand sanitizer. As I spread the cool liquid, my hands found the old […]

A girl’s first crush

Claire has her first real crush. It’s adorable. You thought her heart belonged to Woody? Pshaw. That was nothing. This time? She only has eyes for one. It’s fun seeing this one way love blossom. I have to admit, I kinda like the guy. Even if he is kind of a ginger. I mean, he’s […]

An Attitude of Gratitude #21

Welcome to my Sunday Attitude of Gratitude! Read here to find out why I started this weekly gratitude post. I know. I’ve been a little absent with AoG. Life has been getting in the way and I haven’t really been feeling it. But like Christian said, I need to push on through and remember the little things […]

Pumpkin? Too bad, you’re a butterfly.

This is probably the last year that I can dictate what Rachel and Claire are going to be for Halloween. They’re starting to form those pesky opinions of their own. But I went ahead and chose something for all three of them. As the holiday neared, we talked about dressing up. They were excited about […]

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