Multiples Illuminated: connection and commiseration through stories

If there had been a book like Multiples Illuminated when I was pregnant with twins or caring for two infants, I would have eaten that up like a salted caramel chocolate bar. When you’re a twin parent, connection with other twin parents and the reassurance that you’re not alone is one of the most valuable […]

reclaim the good parts of parenting

I’m going to start off by saying right up front that this book – Get the Behavior You Want…Without Being the Parent You Hate – has pretty much changed my outlook on parenting. Family doctor and parenting expert Dr. Deborah Gilboa has put together such a well-organized, easy to read manual on effective parenting, with advice for […]

go out and play. and sweat.

Every single summer I see people (via my Facebook feed) going outside and enjoying the sunshine. Cookouts, picnics, trips to the park…it’s all very idyllic and such. Yeah, we don’t really do that here in Texas. Our summers are spent mostly indoors, unless there’s water involved. The kids haven’t wanted to go out and play […]

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