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”

Adventures with Four: Picnicking with Donuts

Sometimes I think the best way to stay sane with four kids is to load everyone up and go somewhere. Here’s my logic behind today’s early-morning adventure to the park: Donuts are always a big hit with the kids (even if they aren’t the healthiest).  Picking up breakfast meant I didn’t have to cook.  TheContinue reading “Adventures with Four: Picnicking with Donuts”

Photo Friday: Spring School Photos

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that our preschool brings in a good photographer twice a year. They have a crew  of photographers and make sure the kids are posed cute.  I never got around to posting these and thought I’d share. I think they turned out great. It may be just me, but I think theContinue reading “Photo Friday: Spring School Photos”

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 “

Mommy Review Monday: Happy Healthy Parent Waterproof Silicone Bib

With my first two kids, I used Bumkins bibs and they’re great but I decided to try some the Happy Healthy Parent waterproof silicone bibs for the twins.  Here’s what I like about them: They come in a 2- pack with free shipping through Amazon Prime.  The colors are cute: Clara’s is purple and Kate’s is pink. TheContinue reading “Mommy Review Monday: Happy Healthy Parent Waterproof Silicone Bib”

Nursing Twins- Part 5: Nursing Two Older Babies

Clara and Kate are now 8 months old. It’s hard to believe…. Except for their nursing habits, which are much changed from the early days. Here’s what I’ve observed so far with nursing twins older than 6 months: They have more trouble focusing.  They still fit on the nursing pillow in the football hold forContinue reading “Nursing Twins- Part 5: Nursing Two Older Babies”

Patriotic Babies

These girls just turned 8 months a few days ago and, for our obligatory monthly photo, it seemed appropriate for them to sport their red, white and blue in honor of 4th of July.  MaMa gave the girls these adorable patriotic outfits complete with matching Harlem Globetrotter headbands that she made.  She even made aContinue reading “Patriotic Babies”

Mommy Review Monday: Ciao! Baby Portable High Chair 

My cousin, who also has twins, introduced us to these Ciao! Baby portable high chairs. I’ll be honest, at first I was skeptical because they’re about $60 and I just didn’t think it was worth that much times two. But we had two BBQs this weekend and we knew it was going to be aContinue reading “Mommy Review Monday: Ciao! Baby Portable High Chair “

Water Babies 

We took Clara and Kate to my cousins’ annual Fourth of July swim party today.  It was their first time swimming.    True to their personalities, Clara immediately loved it, kicking and splashing.    Kate was reserved at first but loved it as she got used to it.    Swimming with our water babies andContinue reading “Water Babies “