Posts in category "toddlers"

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 »

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 »

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 »

Coming out from Behind the Stroller - Remember You?

The safety of the big wide bar.  The balance.  The support.  The shield.  The barrier to the world.  The safety net.  The catch all.  The protector and the provider.  The wide berth you are granted as your double wide passes through.  The help kindly passers by afford you on your journey.   The end all... Read more »

All the ways 18-month-olds are Incredible

My babes are A YEAR AND A HALF TODAY.  Whoa.  They were just blobs not too long ago and now they are absolutely incredible little humans. People tend to say, “oh they are getting so big!” or “stop them from getting any bigger!” As if getting bigger is a bad thing.  That bugs me.  Each... Read more »

Dear New Mom of Twins

Dear New Mom of Twins, I’ve been doing this twin mom thing for almost a year and a half now, and well, my kids are still alive.  I believe that qualifies me to drop some wisdom bombs on all of you in the trenches of the first year.  First off, I want to tell you... 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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