The Courage To Be Gentle

Sometimes, a day is so hard that I just can't turn my brain off at the end of the night. I sit in bed amongst my three sleeping children and my husband and always end up writing. Tonight is one of those nights. It started with Inara waking up at 5am. My 10 month old …

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I Had No Idea How Amazing “After Bedtime” Was…

Here I am sitting on the couch, laptop on my lap, Martinelli's Sparking Cider in a wine glass, chocolate cake partially eaten, and one of my Netflix shows on the TV.  My husband isn't home.  Each Monday he goes to play on a Billiard's team. When the girls were younger, I dreaded Monday nights.  Often, …

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4 Reasons NOT to Arrive Unannounced at a Stay-At-Home Mom’s House

For three hours you have been fighting a teething, growth spurting, angry at life child down for a nap.  When you finally transfer the now sleeping little and shake off the stress of the battle, gazing lovingly at their little sleeping face......THE DOORBELL RINGS. That tiny sleeping face contorts and their body squirms and you …

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Diamond Boobies! A Brief Summary of 18 Months Breastfeeding Twins and My 5 Keys to Success

When I first started seeking other twin Moms for advice on breastfeeding, I kept getting variations of the same advice.  "The first 6 months are pure and complete primal survival, the first 12 months are really difficult, and the first 18 months are just difficult."  It would get easier, they said, in those increments, but the …

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