Our girls were recently featured on Girl Charlee Fabric for their May KnitPics spotlighting Chevron fabric. Twelve2 designed these patriotic outfits featuring their dad’s home state of Texas. It’s a perfect ensemble to bring in the summer. Twelve2 is a handmade product shop with a worthy cause. All proceeds go to adoptions or missions, that’s … Continue reading
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Twins Are Different
Twins are like night and day. Their individuality comes alive during our afternoon walks. Ava tugs at my arm as she glances back at the dog that we left at home. She chants “ba-ba” as she mimics our dog’s bark. Kaitlyn reaches her little fingers to feel the groves of the sidewalk and gutters. Hugs! … Continue reading
Friday Family Photos
Spring is in the air, and little toddler feet are pitter-pattering outdoors. At 15-months old the girls spend most of their days giggling, exploring, and chewing on toys. Oh, the life. Kaitlyn loves to play fetch with herself, throwing it then picking it up for a chew. I asked Ava to “smell the flowers”, but … Continue reading
Monkey See Monkey Do: Can a Pre-Toddler Manipulate?
Is my 15-month old already a manipulator? You be the judge. The Scene. A week ago it was nearing bedtime, and our family was in the middle of our nightly ritual. My hubby and I were sitting on the nursery floor for story-time. Twin A was nestled on my lap with a book, while Twin … Continue reading
Backyard Lessons for Your Pre-Toddler
Spring is in the air, and our twin pre-toddlers are clamoring to play alfresco. Ava often taps on the backdoor chanting, “deh-deh-deh.” I have yet to translate Ava-ish, but I’m pretty she’s saying. “I want to go outside.” Spring is a welcome season as we venture into the open air giving us a reprieve from … Continue reading
Can You Teach a Pre-toddler to Share?
Can you really teach a pre-toddler to share? That’s the question I’m pondering these days. “How did you teach your girls to share?” I asked a fellow twin mom. We were at the park, and I watched with admiration as her four-year-old girls played famously alongside each other on the slide. “Well, to be honest … Continue reading
These Are the Days
“How long does this last?” I asked my mom last week. I’m referring to this lovely season of pre-toddlerhood, and I don’t want it to end. Our home is filled with giggles and the squeals of delight from our 14 month old twins. The girls are roaming, climbing, and exploring their world. Their faces of … Continue reading
My One Year Old Taught Herself to Slide
Parent with the end result in mind. That’s a phrase parents much wiser than me say. I repeat that mantra when I’m tempted to rescue my daughters from their frustration. My swooping in could rob my daughters from learning a new skill themselves. I could rob them of learning that it’s okay to fail. I … Continue reading
I Surf the Mommy Waves
Mommy Waves are current obsessions in motherhood. They come in phases like the moon, and are born out of necessity or escape. These waves are not a surfer’s delight of perfectly barreling swells. They are sporadic and crash and spew over the jutted rocks of real life. Here’s a mild wave I have ridden many … Continue reading
Originally posted on The Chatter Blog:
I love a parent who lets a child take five minutes to tell a story that has no point other than the child wants that parent’s attention for five minutes. And at the end of that five minutes the parent hugs the child and says “thank you for…
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