Posts in category "twins"

To our Nanny on our 2-Year Nanniversary

Two years ago our Nikki came into our lives when our babies were just 8 months old.  3 days a week she is here with our babies, with us, and we couldn’t be more grateful. We knew from the start that she was talented, kind, funny, smart and had a badass way of just handling... Read more »

Don't forget this

My alcohol addled brain has forgotten entire chunks of my past.  The blackouts.  That’s incredibly hard for me to reconcile, even though I know there’s no getting it back.  I can only focus on now and going forward and trying to soak it all in and capture. I worry about the forgetting. Even now with... Read more »

All the ways two-and-a-half year olds are INCREDIBLE

My babies are two and a half years old today.  They’ve been on the planet for two years plus a half year.  While you might think that extra 6 months is not a big deal, well my friends, let me tell you all the reasons it is a VERY BIG DEAL. Right now is AWESOME... Read more »

GO WITH THE FLOW: Potty Training Twins

We are on week two of potty training out twins and I must say, it’s going just swimmingly. I mean, the adults are all exhausted from constantly running with them to the bathroom and we are never giving them water or fruit again, but besides that, we are doing GREAT! “OH MY GOD I CANNOT... Read more »

Baby book it: The more things change, the more they stay the same

Motherhood can be isolating and lonely and frustrating – yet at the same time and maybe with a bit of perspective – the best thing ever and most importantly, HILARIOUS. My little mama recently sent me a package in the mail.  She’d found my baby book – the one she put together about me.  I... Read more »

I am really good at peeling oranges

You know the ones.  The cuties. The little mandarins that are probably genetically modified (HORRORS) or bad for us in some way – please spare me – to be easier to peel for kids. Not my kiddos yet though.  They need me to peel them still.  AND SO I PEEL. I peel and I peel... Read more »

I DON'T WANT TO: A Day in the Life of a Toddler (or two)

I’m a big fan of toddlers.  In my opinion, babies are overrated. Toddlers are where it’s at.  I’ve got two toddlers at home, the very same age, TWO AND A HALF. Chances are one or both of them is going to give us (or each other) grief about something at any given time.  But it’s... Read more »

I Say YES to Purple Glitter Nail Polish for all my Kids!

I hold in my hot little hands a small bottle of glitter nail polish.  I think it was $4 at the Walgreens and it is about my most favorite thing right now. Because I know the reaction it will get from both my boy and my girl. Now, when I think back to being a... Read more »

I Got Nothing Done this Weekend and I Have No Regrets

Going into work on a Monday (or Tuesday this week), the common question is “What did you do this weekend?” or “How was your weekend?” And my answer has always been some version of, “Had a great weekend. We didn’t do very much but it was awesome.” And then I hear about concerts or trips... Read more »

The Most Terrifying Words: I CAN'T FIND MY SON

There was a primal roar heard throughout the state of Illinois yesterday. So loud and full of anguish and fear that cars crashed and buildings crumbled and glasses shattered in everyone’s hands. Only no one heard it because nothing came out.Like those nightmares I’ve had my entire life where I’m screaming and no one hears... Read more »
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