Day to day · Mommy Talk · Parenting · Twins

My Top Five Halloween Costume Ideas (that require very little prep work)

Here we are, middle of September. The back to school lunch bags are on clearance at Target and replaced with scary insanity like this: Within seconds of school starting my kids came home asking, “When’s Halloween??” And while I don’t mind the curiosity, I just wanted to get through the first week of packing a… Continue reading My Top Five Halloween Costume Ideas (that require very little prep work)

Jimmy Fallon · New York City · Parenting · Pregnant in NYC

What 24 Hrs in NYC Will Get You (at 35 Weeks Pregnant)

I appreciate The Holderness Family parents who recently posted a parody video about what it’s like to do NYC after you have kids. One thing I couldn’t personally buy into was how fit they were and that she was NOT carrying around an extra fifty pounds brought on by a 35-week-in-utero-baby-boy and excessive crumb cake intake. She looked comfortable riding… Continue reading What 24 Hrs in NYC Will Get You (at 35 Weeks Pregnant)

Character Building · Christian Thoughts · Day to day · heart talk · Mommy Talk · Parenting · Twins

3 Magical Tips That Reduce the Friction (and Complaining) In Our Home

I’ve been a parent now for approximately 6 and 1/2 years. If I worked in an industry or sat down at a desk anywhere for 6 and 1/2 years, I would be considered a veteran – a loyalist – perhaps even an expert in my particular position. Yet with parenting, it feels like I start… Continue reading 3 Magical Tips That Reduce the Friction (and Complaining) In Our Home

Christian Thoughts · Day to day · heart talk · Mommy Talk · Parenting

If Our Bodies Had ‘Battery Life Left’ Notifications

I’d like to start this post by speaking directly to those who had a nice, casual morning. Yes, you. Whoever you are, I have one question for you that I hope you can take seriously: Can I come live with you? Our morning started with the typical muffled stomps of four year olds walking around… Continue reading If Our Bodies Had ‘Battery Life Left’ Notifications

Character Building · Mommy Talk

We Can Only Hold It Together So Long

As I faintly saw my daughter in the distance running toward a vault to jump high onto some mats, I wondered if I could get out there and join her 6 year old gymnastics class. Not because I want to get back to the basics of gymnastics, but because one of my boys was having… Continue reading We Can Only Hold It Together So Long

Christmas · Mommy Talk

12 Ways Mom Can Get Some Alone Time This Christmas

Since only you know your personality and desperation levels, we’ve designated each way by level of difficulty, effort or ruthlessness. Go get your alone time, mamas! 1. Stand in the chimney (eating cookies), and tell everyone “you’re just tidying up for ‘ole Santa!” (Easy) 2. Every few hours go into the attic one more time to “see if you forgot anything”. (Easier) 3. Insist that… Continue reading 12 Ways Mom Can Get Some Alone Time This Christmas