I Go Too

“Mommy has to go to work.  Bye-bye,” I said to two-year old Ava as I began our hug-and-kiss ritual this morning. “I go Mama too,” she urged. “No, baby I’m sorry, mommy’s going to work,” I replied and kissed the top of her head. She looked up into my eyes, lifted her hands, and told me in a matter-of-fact … Continue reading

My Bed Rest Journey

My Bed Rest Journey

I went into prelabor with twins at 21 weeks.  I endured a spectrum of treatments from strict bed rest, procardia, terbutaline, indocin, corticosteroids, to the (gulp) 24 hour mag treatment, and home monitoring.  Then my babies aged out of these options and there was nothing left to do but soak in the tub doped up … Continue reading

KnitPicks

KnitPicks

Our girls were recently featured on Girl Charlee Fabric for their May KnitPics spotlighting Chevron fabric.  Twelve2 designed these patriotic outfits featuring their dad’s home state of Texas. It’s a perfect ensemble to bring in the summer. Twelve2 is a handmade product shop with a worthy cause. All proceeds go to adoptions or missions, that’s … Continue reading

Twins Are Different

Twins Are Different

Twins are like night and day. Their individuality comes alive during our afternoon walks.  Ava tugs at my arm as she glances back at the dog that we left at home. She chants “ba-ba” as she mimics our dog’s bark. Kaitlyn reaches her little fingers to feel the groves of the sidewalk and gutters. Hugs! … Continue reading

How to Become a Morning Person

How to Become a Morning Person

I am not a morning person. But as a mom of twin toddlers, my most productive hours are those sacred hours before 7:15 a.m. That’s when the girls wake-up (or I leave them in the cribs till then). My natural peak productive hours are early afternoon, but alas I’m in the season of life where … Continue reading

A Mom’s Inbox Zero

Inbox Zero is my way of life A mom’s Inbox Zero is not just about a clean email inbox. Inbox Zero can be a clean kitchen sink, laundry folded and put away, toys put up. It’s a goal I’m constantly striving for that is applicable not just to my email but to my whole world … Continue reading

Friday Family Photos

Friday Family Photos

Spring is in the air, and little toddler feet are pitter-pattering outdoors. At 15-months old the girls spend most of their days giggling, exploring, and chewing on toys. Oh, the life. Kaitlyn loves to play fetch with herself, throwing it then picking it up for a chew. I asked Ava to “smell the flowers”, but … Continue reading

Backyard Lessons for Your Pre-Toddler

Backyard Lessons for Your Pre-Toddler

Spring is in the air, and our twin pre-toddlers are clamoring to play alfresco. Ava often taps on the backdoor chanting, “deh-deh-deh.” I have yet to translate Ava-ish, but I’m pretty she’s saying. “I want to go outside.” Spring is a welcome season as we venture into the open air giving us a reprieve from … Continue reading