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Sheet pan dinners to the rescue

Sheet Pan Dinners to the Rescue

We used to spend our summers grilling and making somewhat complicated meals that we loved. Three kids later, and this summer I found myself in a huge rut with over a month left before we are back to our normal school routine. Our budget has been maxed out going out to eat and extra trips […]

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A Summer Solstice Celebration

Most years, the first day of summer is my favorite day because it’s my birthday! I also firmly believe in celebrating any, and every, summer holiday. The past two summers have been lacking in celebration as last year I was still juggling almost one-year-old twins, and the year before that I was 34 weeks pregnant […]

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Twin Mama, Plus One

My favorite shirt says “twin mama plus one.”  When my daughter was four-and-a-half-years-old, we welcomed twin boys into our family. I wouldn’t change a thing about how our family was completed, but overnight our lives went from manageable to chaos the moment we became outnumbered. The plus one part of parenting multiples makes things a […]

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celebrating their differences

Celebrating Their Differences

I am a mom of 16-month-old fraternal twin boys.  When we found out we were expecting two boys, my biggest concern was how I would be able to tell them apart (total rookie twin mom misconception of the word fraternal).  It turns out the question we hear daily is “what is their age difference?”  When […]

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Home Alone For The Holidays

We are a military family of five, and for the third year in a row we are staying home for Christmas (gasp). Our twins are almost 18-months-old, and no amount of money could entice me to fly with two lap babies. Also, have you seen the cost of five plane tickets over the holidays? That’s definitely […]

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An Ectopic Loss

It was our second round of IVF.  We were fresh off a month of rest and relaxation and thought for sure this would be the cycle we would get that positive pregnancy test.  At our IVF clinic, they have you do two blood tests 48 hours apart before calling you with results.  The call came […]

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