How to make pumpkin butts

Think Twice, Creep, it's Mi Vida Loca; Friday the 13th Birthday time.

The title names the #1 songs in the UK, US, and country charts on this day in 1995 - which happens to also be my kids' date of birth. I think the song titles are all fairly appropriate.Think Twice = with twins, you have to.Creep = yes, they are creepy. And creeps.Mi Vida Loca = IT TOTES IS.  It is time for the Annual Birthday Post!Simmah down, I can see your excitement from here. ...more

Pregnancy Humor: 10 Things I'm Not Grateful For

November represents thankfulness. Individuals are up for the colossal challenge of expressing and releasing what they are grateful for and appreciate during November. They volunteer to participate in many of the daily challenge clubs on Facebook, Twitter, and even Instagram. In fact, I am one of those grateful enthusiasts, but I work every month to share and show my appreciation, not just during the month of November....more

The Twins Who Just Wanted to be Sisters

Fourteen years ago, I gave birth to a beautiful set of identical twin girls.  ...more

Happiness happens in ordinary moments

What does happiness mean to you? My husband always says that happiness is a choice- to be satisfied with what you have, to be kind, to love and let others love you. I think in this instance, (which doesn't happen very often!) he is right!...more

Early Potty Teaching Twins

Corbin and Lynley are undergoing so many changes these days that I can barely keep up. They've both hit major growth spurts, and along with that growth are some major developments, like: clearer speech, picky eating, using eating utensils, tantrums, wanting to be in my lap 24/7 and showing interest in bathroom business. We have many teaching areas that we need to tackle, but it can't all be done at once! One that we'd like to begin now is potty teaching....more


something super surprising that i’ve discovered since we announced that we were expecting was all the negative mommies out there. not to say that the vast majority of women that i’ve encountered haven’t been amazing or sweet or provided helpful tips – but there’s also a group hidden in negativity that you don’t find until you, yourself are expecting. so, what does that look like?...more

Braces: Behind the curtain the twins were six we started talking about whether or not they'd need braces. It was an interesting topic for me, because I've never had them. I was excited. By the time they were nine we knew the direction we were headed in, so I called a few Orthodontists in Texas to get an idea of the process and cost. Here's what I didn't expect to find out - it's a secret. It's like Fight Club. Seriously....more
I just had my first get *out* of braces! In case you're curious, what you found is very similar ...more

Surviving The First Year As Twin Parents

A couple weekends ago we celebrated Emersyn and Mckinley's first birthday! We threw a little party and invited a few close friends and family.A couple weekends ago we celebrated Emersyn and Mckinley's first birthday! We threw a little party and invited a few close friends and family....more

Laundry "DAY" and a cuppa coffee

I call Monday “Laundry Day.” For whatever reason, it makes me feel like that is a manageable task that can be accomplished in one day. It starts out on Sunday night. I have everyone bring their laundry to the laundry room. Good gravy seven people can generate a lot of laundry.My husband and I settled on an “energy efficient” washer and dryer. I picked the pair with the biggest load capacity thinking that would save some time. Now we’re cookin’, right? Energy efficient and time efficient!...more