Can you have Two Passions as a Mother?

This lovely post is brought to you by our guest blogger, Oriana. Born and raised in Venezuela, she has worked hard to make a life for her and her family here in the US. This is the first of many posts Oriana will be blessing us with. I was raised by a feminist who absolutely … Read more

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Choosing a Baby/Toddler Stroller

However you call it: stroller, buggy, carriage, pushchair, baby buggy, pram, or perambulator, your choice of stroller purchase has a direct impact on your child’s language and brain development. Choosing a stroller that allows your child face you, referred to as toward-facing or face-to-face, is most beneficial. In the UK, there has been such a … Read more

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I had a Miscarriage….again.

For some close, long time friends, I feel like a broken record. “Hey! We are pregnant! Pray for us.” then 4-6 weeks later…”Well, I had a miscarriage. Pray for healing.” Then to other friends, I feel like a sappy puppy. “We had all these fertility struggles and miscarriages, adopted an amazing boy, had ANOTHER miscarriage, … Read more

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Have You Had “THE MOMENT?”

I think for every parent who has twins and multiples, there is one specific moment that is the biggest most overwhelming, unexplainable moment and can only be described as “THE MOMENT.” It is the time, minute, second, day you found out you were having twins (multiples). Whether the process was suspected maybe due to In … Read more

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Swimming Safely with Twins and Multiples

Rain showers bring May flowers and then just like that it is swimming season. This time of the year always has me thinking ahead about water safety and equipment needs. Having a backyard pool, and three very young boys, water safety is a huge concern and enforcement in our household. I was fine with handling … Read more

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The End of March Madness

Until I was 24 years old April 1st was about April Fool’s Day….centered round jokes, pranks and having fun, especially with my mother. Then on April 1, 2000 I walked into the church I had attended since I was a child and shared how my mother was a lover of jokes, pranks and laughter. We … Read more

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Let’s Talk about Family Leave!

Family leave also called parental or maternity leave is the time one takes off from work for the birth or adoption of a child. Have you taken Family leave? Did you find it fair? Or did you feel cheated? What would you like to see changed if possible? This post is specifically about family leave … Read more

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No Bake Energy Bites

When we went through foster care/adoption training there was a lot of education. My husband and I went to class weekly that totaled over 30 hours of training, if only every person had to get this kind of training to become a parent! During one of our classes we learned about brain development and nutrition. … Read more

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The Bubble

My husband and I have this joke about putting me in “The Bubble”. You see when we were trying to conceive we really were ready to do ANYTHING to have a baby. So I gave up alcohol, caffeine, sugar, exercise, sushi, etc. for months at a time. There was a time where my husband wouldn’t … Read more

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The Pregnancy Fire Drill

This fire drill happened a few months back. But it was definitely a fire drill for our family. Wait, what is that? Why is that happening now? I am seven days early in my cycle. OMG, is that implantation bleeding? No, it can’t be! The timing is not right. Where is my tracker……Sex on this … Read more

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