When babies are sick

Everything goes out the window! Our routines have been completely a mess this past week due to Lynley teething her molars, and after three days of fever, I took her in to see the doctor- ear infection....more
spitandsparkles I hear you. I hope he's feeling better really soon.more

These are my GOOD sweat pants!

A few years ago I made a bold move and left a fantastic position with a good company that gave me the opportunity to become friends with some amazing people in agriculture! A new venture was in store... little did I know how much things would actually change!Just a few years later I'm a "mostly stay-at-home-mom." It sounds funny because we don't always find ourselves "at home." But in any case, away went my business suits, corporate dresses, snappy outfits and shoes into storage tubs. Out came my "play on the floor with the babies" clothes. ...more

Parenting Twins: A Narrative

Dulce and Natalina want to watch a show....more

Dreading Bedtime

My confession is that lately I have been positively dreading bedtime, especially when it's time for the twins to go to bed for the night. ...more

And Then They Were 20

Long before we had children, Chuck and I said several times that we thought it would be fun to have twins. After the initial shock of seeing TWO heartbeats on the ultrasound, I looked at him, bewildered, and said, "We knew." We didn't know everything, though. Our pre-pregnancy twins were named Phillip and Paden....more

Mornin' Farmers

They come from a long line of carpet farmers, these boys....more

No, You Don't Need a North Face Jacket: Teaching My Kids Lessons About Brand Names

I posted something on Facebook about one of my twins saying "But all the kids in my school have one" in reference to wanting a North Face jacket the other day. The Sailor's exact response was, "I don't care if the other kids have Porsches, you're not getting one." We get the same line about all the other kids have iPhones... and here I questioned whether or not getting them basic cell phones was too obnoxious at this age. They can have an iPhone when they can pay their cell phone bill. ...more
I like what you did there, breaking down the price of the product into what I tend to call ...more

Motherhood vs The Domestic Goddess I Wanted To Be

Before I had my daughter, I had a lot of daydreams about what we would do over the years. Places I wanted to take her, things I wanted to show her. In her first year of life, we did a lot together. We went shopping, hiking, to the beach, and to museums. Then before she was even a year old, I found out I was pregnant again. ...more
definitely-mommy- so true!more

Thankful for my 25 month old twins

2013-11-1 A huge theme this month is thankfulness and gratitude. I really need to keep that in mind today, as I am worn out, discouraged, utterly exhausted, very sleepy. ...more

Today I Have Four Year Olds

The birthday girls- DD in dots, SI in sign...more