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I Go Too

“Mommy has to go to work.  Bye-bye,” I said to two-year old Ava as I began our hug-and-kiss ritual this morning. “I go Mama too,” she urged. “No, baby I’m sorry, mommy’s going to work,” I replied and kissed the top of her head. She looked up into my eyes, lifted her hands, and told me in a matter-of-fact … Continue reading

A Mom’s Inbox Zero

Inbox Zero is my way of life A mom’s Inbox Zero is not just about a clean email inbox. Inbox Zero can be a clean kitchen sink, laundry folded and put away, toys put up. It’s a goal I’m constantly striving for that is applicable not just to my email but to my whole world … Continue reading

Backyard Lessons for Your Pre-Toddler

Backyard Lessons for Your Pre-Toddler

Spring is in the air, and our twin pre-toddlers are clamoring to play alfresco. Ava often taps on the backdoor chanting, “deh-deh-deh.” I have yet to translate Ava-ish, but I’m pretty she’s saying. “I want to go outside.” Spring is a welcome season as we venture into the open air giving us a reprieve from … Continue reading

Can You Teach a Pre-toddler to Share?

Can You Teach a Pre-toddler to Share?

Can you really teach a pre-toddler to share? That’s the question I’m pondering these days. “How did you teach your girls to share?” I asked a fellow twin mom. We were at the park, and I watched with admiration as her four-year-old girls played famously alongside each other on the slide. “Well, to be honest … Continue reading

These Are the Days

These Are the Days

“How long does this last?” I asked my mom last week. I’m referring to this lovely season of pre-toddlerhood, and I don’t want it to end. Our home is filled with giggles and the squeals of delight from our 14 month old twins. The girls are roaming, climbing, and exploring their world. Their faces of … Continue reading

My One Year Old Taught Herself to Slide

My One Year Old Taught Herself to Slide

Parent with the end result in mind. That’s a phrase parents much wiser than me say. I repeat that mantra when I’m tempted to rescue my daughters from their frustration. My swooping in could rob my daughters from learning a new skill themselves. I could rob them of learning that it’s okay to fail. I … Continue reading

I Surf the Mommy Waves

I Surf the Mommy Waves

Mommy Waves are current obsessions in motherhood. They come in phases like the moon, and are born out of necessity or escape. These waves are not a surfer’s delight of perfectly barreling swells. They are sporadic and crash and spew over the jutted rocks of real life. Here’s a mild wave I have ridden many … Continue reading

A Quiet Moment

A Quiet Moment

Finally, a quiet moment. The girls are enthralled with Baby Einstein, and that gives me a chance to play with my camera. Quiet moments are diamonds in the rough in our home. It’s rare that the girls sit still and are together. Mission accomplished. Thanks Baby Einstein! If you haven’t discovered the Baby Einstein DVDs, … Continue reading

Happy RSV!

Happy RSV!

“We’re baby-free!” I cried out as my hubby and I headed to the beach to celebrate our anniversary. It was our first child-less weekend. The second day into it, I get the dreaded call. Our 13 month old girls have RSV (respiratory syncytial virus). Happy anniversary dear. Have you ever experienced 42 pounds of babies … Continue reading