I had heard before having Lucy and Catalina that parenting reflects ourselves back on us and shows us our weaknesses. I didn't understand until recently, when certain little people began to display a will of their own. In the few very long and very short weeks since that began in full force, I've discovered the … Continue reading How Being A Mom Has Taught Me the Gospel
The great and glorious reality of mothering little souls, of serving all day and often all night, can be a harsh one to our feeble and selfish nature-- but it is shot through with eternal significance, beauty and truth.
A fellow twin mom, whose boys are younger than Lucy and Catalina, and I were talking a few days ago about what life with eight month old twins is like. I was assuring her there is a light at the end of the tunnel that is the clingy, halfway-mobile, constantly-eating months. But when I tried … Continue reading A day in the life at 15 months
There was a lady in Target this week who was one of Those People. I was trying on sunglasses and modeling for Lucy & Catalina when a voice behind me said, "Twins?" When I said yes, she gave me what may have been intended as a sympathetic look, but was really almost a glare. "I had one … Continue reading Dear Woman in Target
We have a new morning routine around here. We've started watching a little Curious George or Daniel Tiger after breakfast, and although Bryant and I made virtuous rules about screen time when the girls were tiny, I am loving bending (breaking?) the rules a bit. With the switch to one nap, I'm thankful to have found … Continue reading Find a way to play together
Around four months postpartum, I was reading through one of those "things no one told you about having a baby" posts and was nodding in agreement. YES, I thought I'd be back in my pre-pregnancy jeans by now, because that's what happens when you're not full of baby, right? Well, apparently when you have a … Continue reading Building the Mom Wardrobe
> I can't believe the girls are six months old. It seems so much older than five months, because now they're closer to a year than newborn. I thought I'd be sad that they're not new babies anymore; I actually dreaded their half birthday for a while because it means they're on the edge of … Continue reading Half birthdays
At Catalina's first doctor's appointment, we forgot to bring a change of clothes. Of course she had a blowout on the three minute drive there. Luckily, my dad was able to run a change over, but since then I always try to make sure my diaper bag is well stocked. Warning: this is totally a … Continue reading What’s in my diaper bag.
I don't know quite when it happened, but my tiny newborn babies have turned into interactive little people with personalities, preferences and a sense of humor. They used to do the same exact thing every day without any need for entertainment beyond a kick and play piano & a playmat. Now they're like an explorer, … Continue reading All of a sudden I’m hilarious.
If you want to know what having infant twins is like, just look at the time that's passed since my last blog post at 24 weeks and now. Five months! It feels inexcusable for someone who planned to keep a record of life with twins, but my reality for the last four months has been … Continue reading Reality: Four months with twins