With a fresh eye for the grace that's daily extended to me, I've been more able to laugh at the absurdity of preschooler behavior, more able to enjoy my kids even on tantrum-y days.
We've had a record rain streak here and it has thrown a bit of a wrench in our spring routine. Park days, runs in our trusty double jogger, and spontaneous walks to look at the ducks who have taken up residence in our pool have all been infrequent. We spend a lot of time cooking in … Continue reading When life hands you mud puddles
I'm no food blogger, but I think all moms need a good snacking cookie up their sleeves for park days and playdates. I like them slightly health-ified, so they're filling enough for busy afternoons. These Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies are gluten free and can be dairy-free if you use the appropriate chocolate chips (or sub … Continue reading Our favorite snacking cookies
Five days until my babies are one year old. All month I've been telling people who ask that the girls are "almost a year old." Now I want them to ask so I can say "eleven months" just a few more times. There's something so special about being less than one year old, but somehow it … Continue reading The Lost Month
If I had a penny for every time I hear the phrase, we'd own a resort on our own private island. "You've got your hands full!" Is everyone's instinctive reaction to a mom of multiple kids, from parents and childless people alike, and it elicits sighs from a lot of twin moms because we hear … Continue reading Why I Don’t Mind Being Told I Have My Hands Full
The babies will be 11 months old this weekend, and the closer their birthday gets, the more I have flashbacks to this time last year, my last (huge!) month of pregnancy and the girls' birth. And a funny thing has been happening-- such a thing of grace. The babies' birth wasn't exactly a sweet and … Continue reading Last year at this time: Sovereign grace behind the scenes
Seriously, people, it is no joke. Step 1: Gather supplies from all over the house, especially baskets of half-folded laundry containing one sleep sack but not the other. Step 2: Coax Baby A into laying down for a diaper change by giving her an exciting toy. Step 3: Remove Baby B from Baby A's face … Continue reading Eighteen steps to putting two almost-toddlers to bed.