Firsts

in Motherhood, Premature, Twins 39 comments
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During my twin pregnancy, I thought a lot about lasts. My last pregnancy. My last two children. My last few years in the trenches with all that comes with having four young children.  I did not give much thought to firsts.  I definitely did not think the firsts with my twin babies would be the… Read More

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Vaccinations. I am FOR IT. Yes, all of it. Bring it. Give it to my children according to schedule. Make it compulsory, please. I don't want diseases that were wiped out, through painstaking research and hard work on many people's part, to come back, and come back as epidemics. People die from these diseases. Worse… Read More

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My dearest twin babies, Oh. My. God. Nearly 8 months into this gig as a twin pregnancy mother, I am still OhMyGoding, because it's a little hard to wrap one's head around the idea of twins. Of two babies at once. Of having hands and hearts full. Of doubling the number of children at one… Read More

I Am A Good Mother

in Motherhood 55 comments
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Lest you think I've gone and grown a big head, let me preface this post by directing you to this post written by Elaine at The Miss Elaine-ous Life. Too often, we are quick to tell ourselves how we suck as a mother. Sure, there are days when we DO suck, and we want to… Read More

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“The most beautiful moments always seemed to accelerate and slip beyond one’s grasp just when you want to hold onto them for as long as possible.” - E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly   You think that when you write a blog, have numerous social media outlets in which to express yourself, you'd record down every moment in… Read More

Solo

in Parenting 85 comments
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Here's the thing: solo parenting sucks. It sucks 10 times more when you're 26 weeks pregnant with twins and you're feeling (and looking) 8 years pregnant.  I have always been in awe of single parents, and parents whose spouses are deployed, or work away from home for extended periods of time. When I have to… Read More

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I wrote this last year for submission to a website that has since stopped accepting submissions. I then submitted to another site I was writing for, which has since been temporarily put on hold until further notice. I guess the only way it'd see the light of day, is to publish it here. What I… Read More

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