Tantrums and Outbursts

+ Even the best kid is known to have tantrums and outbursts. Mine are not immune to them, that’s for sure. C’mon. They are my kids. It’s not uncommon for one of them to be screaming about something at least once during the day. And because as parents we can’t just deal with these things the…


GlassesShop

+ I got really lucky in the past twelve months and and the same pair of sunglasses without them breaking. They weren’t amazing by any means, but they did their job. For twelve months, they lasted me without losing them, cracking them, or scratching them. Honestly, I only put them away because I wanted a pair to…


The Twins: 13 Weeks or 3 Months

Our girls are growing way too fast. Yesterday was 13 weeks. It was also 3 months. Both are smiling and laughing. They recognize their names and know Mama from Daddy and how to get exactly what they want from each of us. Ava rolled over for the first time on Tuesday, and Grandma said Isla…


Breastfeeding: It’s What We Do

It’s no secret that I am committed to breastfeeding my daughters. It’s what we do. It happens pretty much wherever we are, because when a baby is hungry, it’s what we do. Like waiting for the T in downtown Pittsburgh. Or at the park. Or at a rest stop. Or at a wedding. Or at…


We Will Ride Again

Last Tuesday, I spent some time with my brother at the hospital. Jack had been in a motorcycle accident about a week before, causing some internal damage that he didn’t know about until the pain was too much to ignore. By what I believe is a true work of God, he was put into a…


You’re So Pretty

Yesterday I walked up to Arianna at church and told her “You’re SO pretty!” She has absolutely adorable, right? (And growing so fast. But anyways.) Her response wasn’t thank you, but I am not mad at all. Her response instead was “So are you, Mommy!”. Let’s give this kid all the Skittles she wants, mmm…


Pink Lilly

This has been quite the rainy month, but there sure is some beauty happening because of it. Like our pink lilly. It’s because of things like this that I don’t mind cold, wet feet or drives taking longer than usual. The grass is so green and soft and the birds are so happy with morning…


You Earned This

Today is the last day of my company’s fiscal year. It is a time to reflect and think back. To remember all the challenges that we overcame. To tell those leaving us “so long”. To tell those retiring you earned this. Yesterday I worked from home with the full intention to reflect on my year,…


12 Weeks

The changes have simply amazed us. Yesterday was the twins’ 12 week birthday. Yes, Isla is trying to eat Ava’s head. That’s about all they care to do to each other…so far. It’s hard to believe these ‘lil ladies arrived almost 100 days ago.


We Have Another

Isla is doing it now, too. Naturally. That makes three of the four. And the fourth? She told Grandma that now she has to start. Uh….no. Glad that Grandma got to handle that one.