Category: Mom

Natural Childbirth. I NEVER want to do that again.

There seems to be a movement back towards a more natural lifestyle.  Natural foods raised organically, non-genetically modified foods, essential oils instead of antibiotics.  There has even been a movement back towards medication-free child birthing because it is more "natural."  Well, I've had a delivery with an epidural, and then one without.  And let me … Continue reading Natural Childbirth. I NEVER want to do that again.

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45 Simple Things that Make my Children Smile

It has been awhile (about a year!) since I blogged.  I stopped writing since I wasn't feeling the best - I had "morning sickness" all day long.  And then I just got lazy. 🙂 We welcomed our newest addition to our family on 12-12-2012, a joyous occasion!  Josephine is a sweet and easy-going baby, though … Continue reading 45 Simple Things that Make my Children Smile

OH NO! Don’t play with the poop!

Yes, you guessed it by the title.  Yesterday was my first experience with a child playing in their own poop.  Gross.  And you know what made it worse?  I had a semi-unexpected visitor show up at my door before I figured this out.  Let's start at the beginning. I sleep in with my girls nearly … Continue reading OH NO! Don’t play with the poop!

How we survived newborn twins: Part 2

Besides having lots help those first few months, my husband and I had a few other things that helped us survive our newborn twins. Here's a short list: Survival Tip #1: Find the humor in any situation.  Haven't showered in half a week?  Crack a joke about how the girls' diapers smell better than you. … Continue reading How we survived newborn twins: Part 2

How we survived twin newborns: Part 1

Never EVER, turn down help! We wanted to spend the first few days by ourselves with our new babies.  No help. Towards the end of my pregnancy my husband and I decided we wanted to have the first few days at home with the babies by ourselves.  Looking back, I can see how insane this … Continue reading How we survived twin newborns: Part 1

Housework never gets done until guests are expected.

Mom?  Or Housekeeper?  This is a question I battle with every day - I want to be successful at both.  I want a house like what you see in the magazines where everything is spotless.  Who am I kidding?  I'd be ok with a floor that doesn't have the perpetual cracker crumbs that are always … Continue reading Housework never gets done until guests are expected.