Motherhood

My husband and I have been surviving this first year with the twins (plus the 6 and 3 year old) with HELP.  I can't tell you how grateful we are for the help of family and friends to keep mommy and daddy sane and the household running.  A few of our star tribe members: * My mom - master of laundry, dishes, diaper changes, lullaby singing, you name it, she's on it. * My in laws - entertainers of the big kids, holders of the littlest ones, meal prep and cleanup superstars. * a Jill and a Sue - two… Read More >>
"So, I've got some news."  This is what the ultrasond tech tells me when I'm in the office for a sono to determine how many weeks I am in my pregnancy.  We didn't know how far along we were since we had a miscarriage just before this pregnancy.  The early sonogram was able to tell me that I was 7 weeks along. But first, the tech tells me this sentence.  "So, I've got some news."  She was only about 30 seconds into the ultrasound and she says this.  I'm a very kind and sweet person, but the response that came… Read More >>
Are your kids, your partner or your morning commute getting on your nerves?  Maybe it's been a stressful week/month/9 months.  End of winter starting to make you feel craaaaazy?! Besides the obvious answer of booking a solo mommy vacation to St Thomas, here's another suggestion.  Lion's Breath.  Check out this video demonstration by myself and my little lion cub.  The sillier the face the better!  Trust me.  Though it's not a tropical escape, it doesn't involve a cocktail by the pool or guarantee it will relieve that strain in your low back, lion's breath can help to clear the mind. … Read More >>
The daily grind...  Today was one of those days that felt long and monotonous.  There is so much silliness and joy to experience in motherhood and there are also a lot of moments that are dull and draining.  I had my husband snag this picture of the routine that is constant for us this time of year.  I felt like capturing the "everyday" that is our "work."  All of the little details, each effort for comfort, order, love, all of it takes energy.  I recognize this work and appreciate it so much, even if it leaves me feeling drained, lacking… Read More >>
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