Blue is for boys, pink is for girls. Dolls and dress up are for girls; trucks, dinosaurs, and superheroes are for boys. Men work, women stay home to raise children. Men are in positions of power, and women serve in jobs beneath them. I hope you're reading this and thinking, "No, no, no!" This is 2017. This is the time of Hillary, Beyoncé, and girl power. Women can be whatever they want – they can even become the President if that's their thing. They can dominate the music ind
It was a long week, but doesn't every week feel like a long week? I made it to "bed-time," and I made it to Friday. After 5 days of parenting three small children pretty much on my own, nothing sounded sweeter than the respite of another set of hands. Another person to bear the weight. Another person to acknowledge the endless chatter, to answer the endless questions, to make the endless snacks, to clean the endless messes, to wipe the endless tushies. Not only did I make it
We all know how the song goes, right? The more we get together, the happier we'll be. We teach this idea to our children – and we surround them with social opportunities, play dates, and fun activities - but it is so important for us moms too. Motherhood. Is. So. Hard. We need to find our people, our tribe of mom friends, and we need to get together as much as we can. We need it for our sanity. We need it for our souls. We need it to swap poop stories, tantrum stories, sickne
Originally posted on Huffington Post This too shall pass -- it's what we say when someone needs words of encouragement. When we are not sure what else to say, but want to offer hope. When we've been there before, and made it through to the other side. When we are seasoned in life, and understand that life is ever changing -- that things will get easier. As a new mother, this phrase both helps me, and scares me. It helps me in the sense that when I am having a rough day (or a
Originally posted on Twiniversity.com 1. Check/Reload the Diaper Bag. Because babies poop. A lot. You will need wipes, diapers, and back up clothes for the inevitable poop explosions (AKA poop up the back, poop up the front, poop out the sides). Just to be safe, pack extra back up clothes. Two sets for each baby. This is your warm up. 2. Bring Snacks (for eating). Because babies are always hungry. 3. Bring Back-Up Snacks (for bribing). Because this is how you will get things
Originally posted on Twiniversity.com This is my husband.
Within just a few weeks of being married, he won the "best husband of the year award"(according to me). He stayed with me every single night during my two month hospital stay -sleeping on a little blue pull out chair.
Every night when we went to sleep with the glow of the fetal monitors in the background, he said “Goodnight beautiful,” and I thought, “Who me?”
Puffy, swollen, covered in acne, 6 months pregnant wi
Originally posted on Huffington Post It all starts on Sunday afternoon. That overwhelming sensation that the weekend is coming to an end, the ominous notion that Monday is just around the corner (again?!), the realization that all fun weekend-ey things are coming to a close. The feeling gets louder as the day progresses: Monday is coming, Monday is coming! And then it happens, I wake up to Monday -- with a case of the Monday Morning Mommy Blues. With my husband headed off to