Mommy Review Monday: Pottery Barn Fairfax Pre-K Toddler Backpack

For the girls’ birthday last year MaMa got the littles backpacks since they’d been trying to steal the bigs’ bags and backpacks for a few months.  After all, what toddler doesn’t like bags??? These Fairfax Pre-K backpacks have been FANTASTIC.  They are the perfect size for the littles and they LOVE to carry them around. Continue reading “Mommy Review Monday: Pottery Barn Fairfax Pre-K Toddler Backpack”

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Photo Friday: Independence Day 2018

We celebrated Independence Day this year with a shrimp boil at Aunt Haley’s House with the Graves family, minus Will and Anna, who were at Joe Daddy’s house for the holiday. Aunt Haley had a sprinkler going, fully loaded bubble guns, and poppers (since we’re in a burn ban, plus two year olds and realContinue reading “Photo Friday: Independence Day 2018”

Mommy Review Monday: Care.com for Finding Childcare

I have excellent babysitters/nannies that help us out.  And, with four kids and both of us traveling for work, boy, do we need it?!?  When I tell people that we have great sitters they typically ask me how I found them.  It’s hard to find good help from word-of-mouth.  If you hear about someone who’sContinue reading “Mommy Review Monday: Care.com for Finding Childcare”

Tips for First Haircuts for Two Year Old Twins

Yesterday Clara and Kate got their first hair cut. As you can see below, their hair is quite different. Clara’s is brown, longer, has a hint of curl, and is a bit thinner. Kate’s is blondish, shorter, straight as a board, and a little thicker. We needed to clean up Kate’s mullet (for a goodContinue reading “Tips for First Haircuts for Two Year Old Twins”

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”

Mommy Review Monday- I mean Tuesday: Sam’s Club Diapers

So first of all- sorry for not posting for a LONG time.  Busy times around our house these days! Every Monday seems to come and go without me posting.  But today, as we opened ANOTHER box of diapers, I thought- I wonder how much I’ve spent on diapers??? And, you know what??? I have NOContinue reading “Mommy Review Monday- I mean Tuesday: Sam’s Club Diapers”

Twin Tips: Surviving Sickness with Twins plus Two

My heart breaks when my babies are hurting. It’s got to be the worst feeling ever to see them in pain. Last Sunday, Kate had a virus and then Clara got it a few days later, despite our attempts to sanitize and separate. You can see we were both worn out (even though I kindContinue reading “Twin Tips: Surviving Sickness with Twins plus Two”

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 “