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We are better than this. We have to be better than this.

We are better than this. We have to be better than this.

The recent violence in Charlottesville has once again stirred up the conversation on racism. It’s an uncomfortable conversation that brings with it feelings of anger, fear, sadness, and fierce loyalty. But nevertheless, it’s a conversation that needs to be had. Unfortunately, it also tends to bring with it political arguments. The reasons for this are […]

What’s up with all the Mansplaining, fellas?

This morning I cooked omelets in my waffle maker, something I’ve done many times successfully in the past. It makes a great finger food for the babies, and the whole family enjoys them. After realizing how many different things I could cook in a waffle maker, I decided I wanted a larger one with removable […]

Summertime Kind of Carefree

Summertime Kind of Carefree

When we announced that we were having twins, some people who love me, and who I love, expressed some concern for how I might handle the chaos. Those who know me well know that I like things to be predictable and orderly. They’re not wrong about that. But it hurt my feelings that they doubted […]

A Whole Hand

A Whole Hand

When did this happen? I mean, obviously I know when it happened. About 2 months ago, actually. But I’m just now looking through photos and came across this. My baby is five. Five. He’s a whole hand, y’all. That’s a big deal around here. He hasn’t been a baby, or even a toddler, for quite […]

I’ve figured out how to survive (and enjoy) a beach vacation with kids. It involves rum. You’re welcome.

I’ve figured out how to survive (and enjoy) a beach vacation with kids. It involves rum. You’re welcome.

Summer is almost here! I’m looking forward to days spent by the pool, leisurely evenings without the rush of bedtime, lazy mornings without the fight to get ready for school…. I could do without the hot humidity of Alabama summer days, but I do look forward to the slowness that summer brings with it. This […]

Lesson 95: You don’t always have to intervene

Lesson 95: You don’t always have to intervene

S tends to be the muscle of the twins. He weighs more, he’s further along in physical development, and he’s faster. He’s also not afraid to go after what he wants. B is pretty easy going, so it tends to set the stage for S to take whatever he wants, while B just moves on […]

Lesson 94: Start ’em young

Lesson 94: Start ’em young

Last night I posted this picture on Facebook: I commented that after dinner J got up, went into the kitchen, and started washing the dishes. We didn’t ask him to do it, he just did it. And while he was washing, he told us that this was now his job. He said, “I’m going to […]

IVF, Personhood, and a Story of Infertility

IVF, Personhood, and a Story of Infertility

I don’t have an exciting infertility story. You probably didn’t even know we struggled with infertility. Although since we have twins, you’ve wondered. Some of you have even asked me in your own polite way. Were you surprised? Do twins run in your family? Did you know you were having twins? I do have a […]

Lesson 92: Babies shouldn’t wine

Lesson 92: Babies shouldn’t wine

I turn my back for 5 seconds… The kid has gone a little too far with the baby led weaning. Save Save Save Save Save Save

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