Unbreakable

Today was (finally) the first day back at school (hooray!) for the 4 year olds (yippee!). And I didn’t sleep a wink last night. All summer long, as we trudged through gymnastics classes, swimming lessons, and day after long day here at home, I’ve said that I absolutely cannot wait until these two are separated in school […]

The de-cribbing

This past weekend we decided to take a huge leap in taking the fronts off the twins’ cribs. Yes they are almost four, and yes they have still been happily sleeping in cribs until now. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. We knew this day had to come, but like just about every other […]

I was THAT mom. And that one. And that one.

I always hear women refer to themselves as “that mom.” Usually in a negative context and likely taking their impressions from behaviors they’ve seen in others that they don’t really wish to emulate. Like “I was that mom who had to drag my three kids kicking and screaming out of the library in the middle […]

On the separation issue

When I entered the girls’ MDO to drop off some books for their Christmas book exchange later that day, the director caught me in the hallway. “Can I run something by you real quick?” “Sure,” I answered, feeling much less apprehensive than the last time she asked to talk to me. The girls have been […]

A Christmas mixup

Last week my family came from Dallas to visit for a little pre Christmas celebration. We opened gifts, had a marvelous Christmas dinner {cooked by ME}, and went downtown to view the huge tree of lights at Zilker Park, where we promptly froze our asses off and barely stayed long enough to snap a photo […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tips for Baby Feeding Magic

Thanks to Plum Organics for sponsoring my post about tips for baby feeding magic. What if you let baby choose what’s for dinner? Check out their cute “Quest for Yum!” video and see what happens! ___________________ I never wanted to be the mom who dealt with the mealtime struggles. Surely my kids would all be […]

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