When it comes to the number one thing all parents think about, one thing comes to mind “Where will my babies sleep?”. I thought I needed to dedicate an entire blog to this. I admit, I was not the best mother when it came to sleeping practices. I co-slept at times and I had my twins on opposite ends of the same crib. I thought they were so cute together. I thought they would “miss each other.” I was a nurse and I knew the recommendations, but one day…. I walked in on them w
I can't believe it's been 13 years since these little ones lives were saved by some exceptional doctors and nurses. To them I know it was just another day of work. To me and my family it was a miracle. I take this day every year to remember I'm blessed by their lives... Appreciate the skills of all those who helped bring them into this world healthy.. And also to remember the impact I have on others, to be part of their miracles each day...blessed to be a mother. Blessed t
As we celebrate Mother’s Day I thought I would switch my focus. Instead of writing about being a mom, I’m going to write about having a mom. Motherhood is a thankless job. This is not news to anyone, until you are the one not being thanked. It is then that you appreciate all that it entails. Motherhood does not come with a handbook but luckily I did not need one. The best thing my mother ever gave me was the role model of a strong independent woman who was a kind loving m
Before I had twins I had two boys born two years apart. I had always dressed them alike, referred to them as “the boys” and enrolled in similar activities. I did not have to worry about them having their own identity because they had their own special differences because of age. They did not share a room, a birthday, and while the clothes matched they were definitely different sizes. It’s important with multiples to help them foster their individuality as much as you can.
Target was the weekly outing when my kids were small. Kill two hours, see adults, get some toilet paper and maybe pick up dinner. As mothers of multiples know, you can’t go out in public without expecting some comments. You do become numb to it after awhile. The spectacle of me with a gaggle of kids in tow usually brought some attention. I remember being in the store, my twins must have been about two years old and my middle son five years old and a lady looks at us and says