Posts in category "twins"

Pacifier Addiction: Letting Go of the Paci with the Help of a Pink Build-a-Bear

Our kids just turned four (not sure if you heard). From early on, our girl favored a pacifier (paci), while our boy favored his lovey (Dida). I never really gave a rip what they used while they slept, as long as they weren’t harmful or impacting their health and growth.  All was fine according to dentists... Read more »

How Do You Make Two Babies? Love, Hope, and Science Worked 4 Years Ago

It was harmless enough. The babes (not yet four years old) and I were driving back from Woodfield Mall 3 days before Christmas (yes, I lost my damn mind), and as we made the 40 minute drive I was pummeled by relentless questioning starting with: “How do you make two babies?” “Well when two people... Read more »

I Never Wanted Kids

I rarely take taxis anymore, but when I do I get extremely nauseous. The minute I enter, maybe even before my feet hit the floor, the bile rises to my throat before I can ask, “can you please roll my window down back here?” Why do all taxis smell the same?  It’s not an altogether terrible... Read more »
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How to Register Your Kids for Park District Classes in 35 Easy Steps!

With our twins now 3.5 years old,  we chose to try to get our kids into (get this name) Kiddie College (2 hours, 5 days a week, PERFECT) at the Chicago Park District (like, 8 million dollars less expensive) because regular Preschool around here is a gd crime with how expensive it is and for... Read more »

The Last Time

Last dance. Last call. Last chance! Last fall. Last drink. Last day. My kids say last day instead of yesterday, which, as my mom says, actually makes sense since we say last night. From the moment we are shot forth from the warm safe bellies from whence we came, we’ve had firsts and we’ve had... Read more »

12 Ways Fitbits Should Track Exercise for Moms

I got my Fitbit for Mother’s Day last year.  YES  I asked for it, so don’t even go there. Now, I do a lot of walking.  Commuting to the train, downtown for work, with these kiddos for miles and miles to the parks and everywhere else we go. If it’s warm enough and within about... Read more »
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They are Getting So Big

How big are you?  SO BIG.  One of the first little games they played with their Grandma and we all cooed and laughed and clapped along with them. People always think they are older than they are.  I hear, “are they five?” often.  And my answer is usually, “they are just three, they are still... Read more »

10 Reasons My Phone Makes Me a Better Mom

Technology – specifically the mobile phone – gets a bad rap from the parenting world.  I don’t know, man.  I’m of the mind that BECAUSE of my phone, I get to be a better mom to my kids. Here are just 10 ways I believe that to be true. I get to work from home... Read more »

My Face Did Not Always Look Like This and I Blame My Children

We were out on a walk to the park when of course I was taking funny pictures because that’s what we do, when a mistake shot caught my attention. You see it? That little line in between my brows.  The one that reeks of worry and frustration and exhaustion and BEING A MAMA to a... Read more »
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These are the Bubble Days of Parenting

Like a warm tide rolling over as I sink into the sand, these days have consumed me. I wake up in the morning and as I roll myself out of bed the realization hits again, as it does each morning, I am their mama. These are the bubble days of parenting. The sweet spot.  The... Read more »