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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Lessons Learned #5

Lessons Learned #5 Mornings were my favorite part of the day. I’d put the pumpkin seats on the kitchen table after I had prepared and hidden a bowl with baby food. For those unfamiliar with this seat, it was a car seat without straps and much lighter. I’d give each baby a bath while the […]

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Lessons Learned #4

Lessons Learned #4 When the twins were a few months old, my good friend Janet delivered her first child. A son named Rodney. Like most babies, he figured out quickly that he liked a lot of attention and mostly at night. It was a beautiful morning, so I put the kids (all 4) in the […]

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Lessons Learned #3

Lessons Learned #3 After a few weeks of sleep deprivation from staggered nighttime feeds, I devised a foolproof plan. When The first baby awakens, both would be fed. This would definitely work. The night stand and crib were next to my side of the bed stacked with diapers (yes, they were cloth with safety pins) […]

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Lessons Learned #2

Lessons Learned #2 First Doctors visit was a big event. The older sister, Donna age 4 and the brother, Kenny age 3 sat on the bed while I changed and dressed the twins. I had picked out cute little matching outfits. While I was pulling them on and snapping them closed the siblings were pinching, […]

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Lessons Learned #1

Lessons Learned #1 Being the parent of twins is the most exciting, exasperating, fun, and precious gift imaginable. They are wonderful teachers and I learned to follow (not lead) when they were 2 days old. When putting them down after feeding, I’d place them on opposite ends of the crib. They would wiggle and squirm […]

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Daycare vs. Nanny

I think the most difficult situations in the world is leaving your baby (especially your first one) to go back to work. The minute we are pregnant that is something we constantly think about and it is always followed up by what do we do and who do we use. I have had this discussion […]

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Dirty Little Secret

I have a dirty little secret…..I love the technology available today! The plethora of information available at your fingertips. Whether it be social media, news articles, game scores or just games, I love it! I love all of it! If I love it at the age of 51, what do you think a 15-year old […]

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