Mommy Review Monday: Batiste Dry Shampoo, Dark & Deep Brown

It took me a long time to break down and try dry shampoo, mostly because I always assumed it only worked for blondes. As I was getting my hospital bag ready for delivering the twins, one of the things I kept seeing on many new moms lists was dry shampoo. So I figured it wasContinue reading “Mommy Review Monday: Batiste Dry Shampoo, Dark & Deep Brown”

Twin Tips: What to Ask/Say to a Mother Expecting Twins

I’ve read lots of blogs and articles on what NOT to ask and/or say to a mom expecting twins but I’m pretty sure that people just ask or say whatever they can to keep conversation going.  There’s a good chance that all people ever know to talk to them about is: their cousin’s friend’s sister’sContinue reading “Twin Tips: What to Ask/Say to a Mother Expecting Twins”

Twin Tips: How to Include Older Siblings

Will and Anna were 7 and 4 respectively when we had Clara and Kate. I read quite a bit about preparing older kids for new siblings but there wasn’t much out there about preparing them for welcoming two (or more) to the family.  I should start off with the disclaimer that I am not a childContinue reading “Twin Tips: How to Include Older Siblings”

8 Things that Helped Me Survive a Twin Pregnancy 

I survived a twin pregnancy. I should really say that I thrived since I was so very fortunate to not have any complications like so many mothers of multiples do. Even with no complications, carrying two full-term is hard – harder than my previous pregnancies by a long shot.  But there are ways to make itContinue reading “8 Things that Helped Me Survive a Twin Pregnancy “

Nursing Twins- Part 4: Pumping for Two

I’ve almost made it 8 months nursing Clara and Kate. I also work a 40+ hour work week so there have been many hours sitting hooked up to a pump.     Here are my tips and experiences with pumping, which work whether you’re pumping for one or two babies: Find out if you get aContinue reading “Nursing Twins- Part 4: Pumping for Two”

Mommy Review Monday: Medela Vs. Bonafide Baby Breastmilk Storage Bags

I’ve used both Medela and Bonafide Baby’s Breastmilk storage bags for pumped milk.     Here what I think about both: What I like about Medela’s Breastmilk Storage Bags: They come with capability to attach to your Medela breastpump accessories  They are nice and thick They have a place to write the date easily When filled,Continue reading “Mommy Review Monday: Medela Vs. Bonafide Baby Breastmilk Storage Bags”

Nursing Twins- Part 3: Nursing Two Solo 

Nursing twins for me by myself was a daunting thought.     I tandem nurse them because I didn’t want to deal with bottles and nursing. I’m an either/or kinda gal. I also didn’t want to spend all my time with a baby attached to me. I’m just not that mother and that’s ok.  But there cameContinue reading “Nursing Twins- Part 3: Nursing Two Solo “

Mommy Review Monday: Dr. Browns Bottles

William was a colicky baby. For four months he cried. I hadn’t been around a lot of babies before having him. I didn’t know babies came like that. He’s lucky my siblings are my best friends or he would be an only child. I guess Anna, Clara, and Kate are lucky too,for that matter.  BackContinue reading “Mommy Review Monday: Dr. Browns Bottles”

What to Buy for Twins – Part 2: Infant Gear

I did a lot of research and talking to other mothers of multiples to find out what gear we needed for twins. There are a lot of articles out there but here’s my opinions: What you Need 2 of: Car seats High chairs  What is Nice to have 2 of: Cribs (our girls have always slept separately)Continue reading “What to Buy for Twins – Part 2: Infant Gear”

Nursing Twins- Part 2: Surviving the Early Days

As I sit here writing about the early days of nursing my two, it does seem rather blurred. I won’t lie – the first few weeks flew by for me in a haze of long days and nights but here I am, 7 months into this journey, so I feel like something went right.   WithContinue reading “Nursing Twins- Part 2: Surviving the Early Days”