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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 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

Lesson 90: Let it go.

Lesson 90: Let it go.

With my first baby, I was all-organic, all the time (not really, but I was pretty picky about his food). With these guys, I’m like, “Here. Have some puffs.” And then I watch them crawl around the floor, fighting it out. It’s like hunting and gathering, so really I’m teaching them a life skill. Save […]

As we approach this holiday season…just say no.

As we approach this holiday season…just say no.

This was originally published back in December, 2013. I’m happy to say that we have stood our ground and feel as strong as ever: Just. Say. No. I hate Elf on the Shelf. I despise Elf on the Shelf. I openly mock my friends who participate in Elf on the Shelf. It’s not just the commercialism of […]

Tonight’s adventure with BLW: Apples!

Tonight’s adventure with BLW: Apples!

We tried whole apples tonight and it was….interesting. They’ve had cooked apples before, so they were soft and easy for them to negotiate. But whole, hard, large apples were a tough new experiment for them. I took bites all around their apples so they could have a place to grip, and a place to bite. […]

Lesson 88: Consider (real life) Baby-Led Weaning

Lesson 88: Consider (real life) Baby-Led Weaning

I don’t think I would have been comfortable doing Baby-Led Weaning (BLW) with my oldest son because I was worried about everything—too much, really. I’m much more relaxed this time around, which I hear is pretty normal. I don’t know if I should attribute it to not being a first time mom, or to having […]

Lesson 87: Time management is a thing of the past

Lesson 87: Time management is a thing of the past

Dear S & B, I wrote a little note for J every month. I told him all that he was up to at the time–his likes, dislikes, how he’d grown. With you guys, I snap a picture. That’s it. I’m keeping up with your big milestones, but I couldn’t tell you all of your likes […]

The Tiger’s Trunk

The Tiger’s Trunk

Over the summer I became good friends with my sweet neighbor. We had waved at each other from time to time, but didn’t really know each other. But she amazed me when my twins were born! She brought us dinner, showed me how to wrap the babies using a moby wrap, took my oldest child […]

Lesson 86: Your birth plan may not go the way you intended

Lesson 86: Your birth plan may not go the way you intended

Dear S & B, It’s taken me nearly 6 months to write your birth story. I know I should have documented it sooner. I want to be able to remember the day, and I want to be able to share it with you. But the day of your birth just isn’t ranked right up there […]

Lesson 85: Listen to your wife

Lesson 85: Listen to your wife

My husband has a hard time remembering things. Or maybe he has a hard time listening. Perhaps it’s a combination of the two, I don’t know. I’ve been told it’s a fairly common husband trait but I’ve nothing to compare him to–he’s the only husband I’ve ever had. I hope he’s the only husband I […]

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