Well, Poke You, Too!

It’s no secret that toddlers are a pain in the ass. They’re demanding, emotional, and full of energy that is unobtainable for thirty-something parents. If we’re lucky, a couple of coffees can fuel us just long enough to chase them around the yard for two laps before our everything hurts. Raising two toddlers at once…

The Sophie Diaries

In a looooong overdue follow-up to my post The Chloe Diaries, it’s now Sophie’s time to shine! Sorry it took so long, Soph. I swear, we don’t have favourites. Mommy’s just been a tad lazy – er, busy – lately. Ya know, when it comes to explaining Sophie, it’s a bit of a challenge. She’s…

The Chloe Diaries

I figured it was time to separate the twins, if not physically, than in this blog. After all, Chloe and Sophie are two separate little people, even if they often act like one big, cute headache. Where do I start with this little drama queen? Chloe was titled Baby A in the womb, and boy…

Stripped

The other night was probably the worst night I’ve ever faced since becoming a parent. When I say it was the worst, I may even be downplaying the description of how this night went down. After surviving the first few months of newborn madness and round-the-clock feedings and diaper changes to two infants, we began…

Snot Pretty

Any new mommy’s worst fear is that their babies will get sick. Until now, we’ve been fortunate enough not to experience this. Mommy brought the germies into the house. After 9 months, the most gruelling days have arrived. Both babies are sick for the first time. UGH! I’m not talking about a little sniffle and a wee…

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

I don’t know much about babies, but mine seem to get bored easily. In the daily debate of who gets to do what, their restlessness is a constant counter to my laziness and always is the winning argument. While circulating through the same routine every day, they never last more than 15 minutes on an activity before…

Just Do It

“Wow. Twins. How do you DO it?” Somehow having twins makes you really popular and you make lots of new, random street friends with lots of opinions. Aside from the opinions no mother wants about simply raising one child, you get double the input with twins. I’m asked many repetitive questions about #twinlife, like “Are they…

Twinsanity

People always share with us how lucky we are to have twins. Lucky. Sure, some days I do have moments when I’ll feel that way and think, “Man, am I ever glad I only had to be pregnant once.” But, I know when people say this they see it as a blessing that we were…

Early Mornings

This morning I woke up at 7 am to a symphony of high-pitched squeals and incoherent babbling. This is the hour my girls usually decide to seize the day. For me, I groggily and reluctantly peel myself out of bed, put on my glasses, and greet the girls. Some of you may be thinking, “7am!…