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Butternut Squash Soup

This is a thick, rich soup with tons of flavor. This recipe for butternut squash soup is simple, easy, and full of flavor. A great soup recipe to add to your fall recipe collection. An instant hit at my house! What you will need: Extra virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 2 medium carrots, … Read more

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Pretty Good for a White Boy

These are actually the exact words all the nurses and doctors used. The fact that my 33 week and 2 day year old white boys were able to breastfeed is unusual and promising. I just thought it was funny to always be told, “wow your boys are doing good, for a white boy.” From a … Read more

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It takes a village

 “It takes a village” is a phrase I’ve heard daily since the day I started telling people I was pregnant with twins. The reality of this concept hit me while recovering in the hospital from my emergency C-section. My mom called to inform me that two of our friends, Judy & Jennifer, so close we … Read more

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How to: 5 Ways to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

How to: 5 Ways to Roast Pumpkin Seeds. The pumpkin carving ritual wouldn´t be complete without the smells and crunching of roasted pumpkin seeds. Here is a quick how to:  How to: 5 Ways to Roast Pumpkin Seeds. Seed the Pumpkin: scrape the pulp and seeds out of your pumpkin in a bowl. Clean the … Read more

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Bringing newborn twins home from hospital

 One of the happiest days of my life: The day they told us we could take our twin boys home, I felt as though I had won the lottery. My heart was pounding so hard, and I had to force myself to eat. I was just so excited, I was crying one minute and jumping … Read more

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Leaving a hospital without your newborn baby

One of the hardest days of my life:  The day they checked me out of the hospital, my husband and I had to pack up and leave going home empty handed. We had to leave our twin babies in the NICU. My crying was uncontrollable. It was truly heart wrenching! I spent every hour possible, … Read more

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Placed in different rooms in the NICU

 Unthinkable but couldn’t be helped?? Due to a lack of rooms, space, other babies already in place, our twins were not placed side by side in the NICU. Not only were they not placed side by side but they were placed in different rooms, different hallways, and locations within the NICU. It took us several … Read more

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Recovering from a C-Section: The Hall Walk

From my room to the room of the boys in the NICU, I had to walk 4x what you see in the picture posted. Let me tell you, after having gone through a major surgery, being swollen, and in great pain, trying to walk down this hall to get to my newborn babies, was quite … Read more

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Free Carseat Canopy

Whether you are an expecting mom, or looking for an inexpensive baby shower gift? Right now you can score a FREE Carseat Canopy ($50 value) when you use the Discount code OCT2012! With the cooler weather approaching, this is a nice item to help keep the babies bundled up a little more!   Product Features Carseat Canopy … Read more

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My sons first day of school / kindergarten

To begin with, let me briefly explain our current situation. Originally from Germany, our son was born and lived abroad in 2 other countries while having to move around for my husband’s PhD work. Not having family around or knowing anyone, little alone going through culture shock endlessly, we kept our son close. By that, … Read more

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