Supporting a family with a new baby (or babies!)

Supporting a family with a new baby (or babies!)

My husband and I have been surviving this first year with the twins (plus the 6 and 3 year old) with HELP.  I can't tell you how grateful we are for the help of family and friends to keep mommy and daddy sane and the household running.  A few of our star tribe members: * My mom - master of laundry, dishes, diaper changes, lullaby singing, you name it, she's on it. * My in laws - entertainers of the big kids, holders of the littlest ones, meal prep and cleanup superstars. * a Jill and a Sue - two dear friends who are angels and come to the rescue when we have daytime appointments, desperately need a nap or just n... Read More >>

Hello, life changers!

Hello, life changers!

"So, I've got some news."  This is what the ultrasond tech tells me when I'm in the office for a sono to determine how many weeks I am in my pregnancy.  We didn't know how far along we were since we had a miscarriage just before this pregnancy.  The early sonogram was able to tell me that I was 7 weeks along. But first, the tech tells me this sentence.  "So, I've got some news."  She was only about 30 seconds into the ultrasound and she says this.  I'm a very kind and sweet person, but the response that came out of my mouth was far from the typical, nice Amy.  I sai... Read More >>

Avocado Love. Tips on how to freeze and a smoothie recipe.

Avocado Love.  Tips on how to freeze and a smoothie recipe.

I <3 you, avocado... This yummy fruit is loaded with the good stuff.  If you're pregnant, you should definitely incorporate this powerhouse into your diet.  Avocados contain folate which benefits baby's development and mom's continued health.  They are filled with calcium, Vitamins C, E K, B1, B2 and B6. Avocado provides fiber which improves digestion, it is rich in iron and aids in absorption of other nutrients.  It is said that the vitamins and minerals found in avocados can help prevent depression in the expecting mom, assist with leg cramps and even help to combat nausea.  These babies are a perfect... Read More >>

Don't stress, try Lion's Breath!

Don't stress, try Lion's Breath!

Are your kids, your partner or your morning commute getting on your nerves?  Maybe it's been a stressful week/month/9 months.  End of winter starting to make you feel craaaaazy?! Besides the obvious answer of booking a solo mommy vacation to St Thomas, here's another suggestion.  Lion's Breath.    Check out this video demonstration by myself and my little lion cub.  The sillier the face the better!  Trust me.    Though it's not a tropical escape, it doesn't involve a cocktail by the pool or guarantee it will relieve that strain in your low back, lion's breath ... Read More >>

Write your birth story

Write your birth story

We celebrated my son's 5th birthday yesterday.  I can not believe my little buddy is 5 already?!  As parents, we all seem to gush compliments about our little humans on their birthdays...  "He's the smartest, kindest, silliest, most thoughtful and loving little boy in the world!"  And my son is all those things, along with being a true patience tester, wildly independent, sometimes confusing, rambunctious crazy maker at times. I love him to pieces no matter what.    I've learned that, as parents, we are not meant to teach our kids all they need to know.  More often than not, we... Read More >>

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