Raising Twins, Multiples and Teenagers

During the teenage years, raising multiples can be difficult for parents and for the teenagers.  I am an identical twin and my hardest time was in high school but didn’t realize that until a little later in life. The combination of hormones rapidly running through the bodies, family changes or dysfunctions, new academics, social challenges, […]

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Parenting and Exercising

I know I am not a parent of twins, but I am a parent of three kids and juggling multiples is hard no matter what.  And the hardest part of any marriage is when you have young kids at home, whether it is infant stage or activity stage.  Running them all over the place for […]

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Why We Adopted

Starting a family is scary whether it’s having a biological or adopting a baby, there are so many steps and things to ponder as you are starting this new chapter in your life.  If I could have had a biological child, I would have but we adopted, and it was one of the best decisions […]

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Teenagers and Vaping

I have a teenage son and right now vaping is one of our biggest concerns.  As a parent, we don’t know yet the long or short term affects of vaping, using Juul pods, e-cigarettes or high levels of nicotine.  I have done my research and wanted to share what I have learned, from one parent […]

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How To Accessorize Like a Pro

Through my lifetime I have always been conservative. Now that I am “seasoned” I really wish I was bolder and did things differently. However, with that said, I have worked in Corporate America for the majority of my life which consisted mostly of black, navy or brown. Regardless of my age, I have learned to […]

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Lessons Learned #8

Lesson’s Learned #8 Midway thru the first school year we were told both girls needed their tonsils and adenoids removed. The night before surgery Shari developed a fever. Hers was postponed 2 weeks. Two weeks later I popped her out of bed and started getting ready. Donna walk in and said, you got the wrong […]

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Lessons Learned #7

LESSONS LEARNED #7 Suddenly it’s the end of summer and time for school to start. Nobody was more excited than me. We had new dresses, shoes, crayons, big pencils, scissors, and backpacks bigger than the twins. We were ready. There would be NONE of that crying from this Mom. I said, you’ll love it and […]

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Raising a Teenage Boy

Raising a Teenage Boy – Twisted Thoughts of a Mom I feel like I am a good mom. Sometimes I like to live in denial, about social media, girls and school. However, as a parent, living in the land of denial only makes the issues bigger later on, so face them now! My recommendation is […]

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Lessons Learned #6

Lessons Learned #6 The girls became travelers at an early age. Each day they had pumpkin seats, wind up swings, high chairs, and wagon rides. They even learned to hold hands front and back when I carried them on my hips. The swings were their favorite and even though I wondered if they might develop […]

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