Category Archives: Survival Strategies & Twin Tips

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,…

“I kinda like myself,” she said.

“I kinda like myself” she said in a soft voice as we were sitting together in church.  She was drawing in her notepad, and generally going about her business and what she said totally caught me off guard.  I was floored.  I looked at Hubs to see if he had noticed and whispered what she…

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…

The Twins 3rd Birthday-A Peter Pan Party

Back in February we celebrated the 3rd birthday of our sweet twins.  I had such a great time planning their party.  It is not always the easiest task to find a gender neutral theme that everyone can agree on when you have boy/ girl twins.  I have been dreaming of this party since they were…

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…

What you need for twins: Beyond the gear.

Now that we have talked about what baby gear you need for twins, it’s time to talk about all the other fun stuff you will need for the precious pair. A basic layette for twins (Layette-basic wardrobe and bedding for a newborn) This would apply for the smaller sizes where they are mainly wearing simple…

A P.S.A. for bag owners.

This is a Public Service Announcement! This morning as I was preparing for family pictures I decided to look for that one missing hat I needed to reach Gymboree Matching Bliss (G.M.B.) (don’ t judge me, I used coupons).  I figured I should look in the diaper bag to make sure it had not been…

Twin Tuesday:What Gear to Buy For Twins

Here is a buying guide in honor of our close friends who just found out TODAY that they are having boy/girl twins! Deciding what you need for twins can be a tricky thing.  Its hard to know what you need two of and what items you can just get by with one of.  After having…

Twin Tuesday: What we are working on at 18 mo.

As my kids get older I am realizing that I need to be much more intentional with my parenting.  We are out of the “infant survival stage” and into the “young toddler stage”.  I don’t want to wish down the road that I had made better use of my time with them.  Many days have…

Way Back When-esday

Cheryl at Twinfatuation asks, “What memories make your mid-week wonderful?” As I was looking through my older pictures I found these gems from the babies first trip to the beach (age 6ish mo).  It was on this trip we discovered our favorite beach access.  It has a little nicely paved driveway and you can drive…