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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

Originally posted on The Chatter Blog:
I love a parent who lets a child take five minutes to tell a story that has no point other than the child wants that parent’s attention for five minutes.   And at the end of that five minutes the parent hugs the child and says “thank you for…

Save a Shirt, Eat Naked

Save a Shirt, Eat Naked

Our twin girls are such messy eaters that I recently considered training our dog Miles to lick their high chairs clean. Ava refuses to wear a bib. As soon as we secure one upon her neck, she rips it off like a first grader opening his Christmas presents. To top it off, she swipes at … Continue reading

Ava is Thirsty

Ava is Thirsty

Our girls love water as much as otters do. Here’s a clip of the girls watching their dad clean the windows. Ava decides she’d like to have a taste. Cheers.

Practice Makes Perfect

Practice Makes Perfect

Kaitlyn and Ava have discovered that they can reach the piano keys.  So whenever their daddy is writing his blog, they gravitate towards the room and eventually find their way to the piano. Kaitlyn is usually the first to make it the piano. Ava giggles as she hits the keys. Chris takes a break from … Continue reading

The Frugal Parent, No Cable = No Football

The Frugal Parent, No Cable = No Football

Conundrum: How do we watch football when we cut cable to save cash as new parents? Our Answer: We’ll just stick to the games on public TV. Our Reality: Saturday, Chris and I sat on the couch to watch the publicly broadcasted Kentucky-Florida game.  I’d rather be watching Ole Miss, and Chris would rather be … Continue reading