Posts in category "toddlers"

The Extraordinary Everyday Playground

She crossed the bridge!  SHE CROSSED THE BRIDGE!  Without my help and without falling.  She crossed the bridge.  This was last Summer.  She didn’t falter or doubt herself, she just propelled forward and as I held my breath, she crossed the bridge.  She never looked back.  She walked a month after her brother and she... Read more »

What the heck are those 2-year-old toddlers eating?

Let's talk about how these little divided plates for $1 at Target have changed my life.  LOVE.  Scrambled eggs, Banana, spinach, rasperries, toast with jam and almond/coconut milk.
I get lots of “What the heck are those 2-year-old toddlers eating?” requests, so this is for you!  And PLEASE.  Keep in mind, this is what WE do for our family.  What you do for your family is perfect.  To each their own. Now that they are almost 2 years old (January 7th — Woot-yay for... Read more »

5 reasons I love FROZEN. Especially number 4.

We had kids at exactly the right moment.  The moment of Frozen.  Now that my twins are 21 months old, I can safely say we’ve watched this movie approximately 9,548,012 times.  Yet I still cannot get enough.  I may be in the minority, but it’s not in the least bit annoying to me for the... Read more »
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Where do mean girls come from?

I never ever like to get up in anybody’s business.  I believe firmly in live and let live and leading by example.  I don’t like to criticize as I truly believe most folks are just doing the best they can every day, just like me.  We all make mistakes and we all fail as humans,... Read more »

To our Nanny on our 1-year Nanniversary

It’s officially been one year.  One year since you walked into our home and invaded every fiber of our life.  We’ve loved you from the start - as reflected in my first piece about you – but it’s grown deeper and wider. Stronger and faster. More protective and more personal. And with that love and appreciation... Read more »

Best Summer Ever

The bare feet. The beautifully exposed fat thighs. The grilling out several times a week. The grabbing the stroller or the wagon and walking to the park. The parks.  All the parks. The sun kissed faces and shoulders and arms.  The mom-tan. The discovery of new things and people every single day and how I... Read more »
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All the things I cannot do for my kids

I cannot fix you.  But I can point you in a good direction. I cannot be your savior.  But I can help pick you up when you fall. I cannot be your spiritual guide.  But I can respect your journey as you respect mine. I cannot promise you that life will go exactly the way... Read more »

Working from home with toddlers is messy beautiful wonderful

Going into my second week of working from home full time (this is temporary – a summer thing) and let me tell you this.  Working from home with toddlers is just like heading into the fancy downtown office!  I am so grateful I even get to do this, and most weeks I’m home Thursday and... Read more »

Damn, I look good in this swimsuit

Our next door neighbors have a pool.  Both the mom and the teenage daughter are outside in the pool and just walking around their yard devil may care in their swimsuits all the time.  And I am in awe.  You see as far back as I can remember, to when I was a young girl,... Read more »
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A Post Mortem on Breastfeeding Twins

As I was squeezing my breasts into the bathroom sink (all the glamour), it hit me. He’s done. I’m done. The last direct bodily connection to me nourishing him is going away. So I cried. As I cleaned out my lingerie chest last weekend and got rid of all of stretched out, torn, broken nursing... Read more »
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    When my husband and I were desperately trying to have a baby, I kept wishing I would just happen upon a baby. Therefore, "I Want a Dumpster Baby" blog was born. All babies are precious and worthy of so much love! I'm a grateful drunk who doesn't drink, a smoker who doesn't smoke and a mom of boy/girl twins from IVF (the devil science brought us babies made of hope, love and science) born January 7th, 2013. Now the blog is called "I Got a Dumpster Family!" because, well, I did. I work as a Big Shot (aka Admin) in a full time job that I love and I'm grateful for the good the bad and the ugly. If life were fair, I would be dead, and I would miss this life beyond my wildest dreams. It's a great day to be alive!

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