When You Meet Someone Who Also Lost a Twin Daughter

I recently became friends with a mother on my daughter’s cheerleading squad. There was an instant affinity between us, though we had little enough in common. She’s the mother of five; I have two. She works full time; I stay at home. She has an au pair (a real one, from a foreign country and everything); I don’t even know a neighborhood kid that I could call to babysit. But we bonded anyway, over the shrill yells, mistimed choreography, and the joy of watching our daughters be a part of a team. And one day, we bonded over something else. ...more
Thank you for sharing this. I lost my 8-year-old's twin sister 2 days before they were born at ...more

Abby’s Story Part 2: The Crazy Banshee gets 2 Sisters!

Of course, by this time I was a nursing pro.  I was worried about a lot of things in anticipation of the girls’ arrival, but breastfeeding wasn’t one of them.  When Norah and Cecily arrived at 35 weeks and landed themselves in the NICU, I started pumping like a lunatic.  I tracked everything in an app on my phone – it was a sorry excuse for cuddling my newborns but I was proud to see my production increase and when the bab...more

Tips for POTS {Parents of Twins}

The day is finally here when you make your appointment to confirm your pregnancy. Depending on your particular situation, you either have another follow up visit because your HCG levels are a bit higher than a normal singleton pregnancy or you simply have a normal visit and you learn you are not having one baby but TWO. Imagine the surprise when you digest the fact that you will be planning to have almost two of everything. ...more

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