Tag: twins

The Sadness of Moving On

I remember when we first moved here. I was so sad to leave Texas and even more sad that our lives had brought us to the NYC area. I knew it would be an adventure and that we wouldn’t be here forever, but I didn’t want to move here. And now that we are moving,


My Kids Are SO MUCH BRAVER than I Am

On the road again…. It looks like we will be moving again in a few months! I don’t know all of the details yet, but we will be moving to the Philadelphia area after the first of the year. Exciting? Scary? Annoying? Stressful? Great? All of the above. I’m no stranger to moving, and in


“Navigating Emotions” Review

* I was given a complimentary copy of this book. All thoughts are completely my own. I was recently given the opportunity to review the e-book Navigating Emotions by Amy Phoenix from Presence Parenting. The purpose of the book is to force you to stop and think about your feelings before you act hastily. This


Kids Say the Funniest Things!

Sometimes I cannot help but laugh at the things my kids say! They are so stinking cute and funny, so I thought I’d share! Ella: I think the TV isn’t working because there is an off switch! Will: Mommy, there’s an ostrich in the TV!!! 2.¬† Ella: I love Stop and Shop even more than


FarFaria Review and Subscription Giveaway!

*I was given a subscription to try in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own. Do your preschoolers love to read or be read to? Mine both do, and while I’m happy to do it, reading 35 books a day can be time consuming!! When I was approached to review the FarFaria


Dear Sweet Lady at the Grocery Store

Dear Sweet Lady at the Grocery Store, I was having a terrible day. I had one child home from school sick, and both twins acting their very craziest all morning. When you saw me, I was telling Will for the 35th time that if he didn’t stop yelling and grabbing things from the shelf that


Reading Level Correlation Chart!

For the past year or so, I’ve been incredibly frustrated with how some books are listed in Scholastic. I know it isn’t their fault that there are many different leveled reading programs used in school systems, but it can be confusing when books are listed with something that you aren’t familiar with. Our current and


When Did I Become “Just a Mom”?

I quit my job in February of 2011. I cannot believe that I haven’t worked in 3 years! In some ways it seems like just yesterday that I became a stay-at-home mom, but in others I feel so far removed from the workforce that it seems I was never really there. But when did I


Send Them or Hold Them Back?

I have been thinking about whether to send the twins to kindergarten when they turn five or to wait pretty much since they were born. I never understood why people held their kids back a year when it was just Luke, but I think that was because he was so old for his class to begin


Valentine’s Day Heart Suncatchers

I have seen things floating around Pinterest using Borax to make crystals, so I thought I’d try it myself. This activity was super easy and the results were great! The kids really enjoy looking at them hanging in the kitchen window. One word of caution, do the pouring of the Borax yourself, I’m not sure