Category Archives: Life with Twins

Ordinary and Bored

Ordinary I have a pretty active brain. It is always swirling, always 10 steps ahead, always looking for solutions, and craving something to conquer.  As a stay at home mommy the internet often feels like a lifeline to the outside world. I am so very thankful for it. It provides connection, ease of planning, communication,…

Our Kindergarten Plan for the Twins

I am always curious to hear about what curriculum and tools other homeschooling families have chosen to use.  Now that there are so many curriculum options, it makes the choice a bit harder. When I was homeschooled as a child there were far fewer choices (although I am sure we all got by just fine). …

When the days get long.

Sorry things have been a bit more quiet around this blog lately.  Hope this day finds you well!  This post is just to share where I have been at lately and let you know that you are not alone if things are rough at your house too.  This mama thing is not easy.  Lately the…

Happy 4th Birthday My Sweet Twins.

I can’t believe that today you turn four years old.  Four years ago today we became parents for the first time.  We went from having no children, to having two children.  We considered ourselves blessed to get to experience what it was like having twins.  Before you were born your Daddy’s common phrase was, “Can…

Schedule Time

It is time to try and institute a schedule into our days.  I am sure we will stray from it here and there, but I think it will help our days have more purpose and organization.  I also think my house will thank me for it.  We have been improving in certain areas, but things…

Family “Date Night”

What to do when you have the itch to go out for a nice evening on the town, but don’t have a babysitter (I mean grandma) lined up?  Dress the kids up and go anyway! You make reservations so you don’t have to waste precious time waiting for a table. You request “al fresco” so…

A trip to Trader Joe’s and Fred Meyer

When I occasionally actually get into the stores (we have been swamped lately) there are definitely some deals to be found.  The Hubs and I loaded the 3 Littles up and did a Trader Joe’s trip followed by Fred Meyer. At Trader Joe’s we shopped like we still didn’t have a local store.  You would…

Grump Busters: How to change the grumpy tone in your home fast.

Do something with your kids that they LOVE…even if you don’t. Turn on some music that perks up the grumpy person.  If you are grumpy turn on something you love.  If the kids are grumpy turn on something they can’t resist or ignore. Pray. Do something for someone else!  Talk about who you could do…

28 Days of Fun Challenge: Tea Parties or Tantrums Edition.

Okay, here is my goal.  I am going to try and do something “fun,” mildly creative, or educational with the kids every day.  We spend lots of time playing, but I want to try to do something out of routine with the twins (recently turned 3) Monday through Saturday.  We started around Thursday March 31st….

Jumping back in. Nothing special.

(This post was written way back on Tuesday Sept 21st) I can’t believe it has taken me this long to get back to my blog. Well, Okay…I really can.  You would too if you knew what it has been like around here.  A very wonderful sort of crazy!  A lot of updating needs to happen. …