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Health & Fitness

Week 8: And the reason is you

I’m changing things up this week. Instead of writing about the specific successes and setbacks of the week, I wanted to write a little bit about my reason for doing this. The fitness plan, the nutrition plan, the writing… there’s a reason for it. Despite the technical goal of this program, I’m not doing this […]

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Health & Fitness Personal

Time to be the boss of my body again

OK, so I wrote before that I was going to start Weight Watchers again and everything was going to get back to working for my body! The weight loss would magically start to happen and I’d be in pre-babies shape again in no time! Guess what. That was bullshit. It didn’t work because I just […]

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Personal Philosophical

When was the last time you thought “I didn’t see that one coming”?

Honestly? Probably when my water broke. I stopped trying to figure out how things might go after that.  We were prepared (as much as you can be) for the boys to be born about a month early. But almost three months early? Who thinks that can happen to them? Especially when you’ve had a remarkably […]

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Babies Personal Philosophical

What’s your answer to the question “what do you do?”

I am a stay-at-home mom who takes care of twin babies, a husband and a small menagerie of animals (some call it a pet store). I also do some freelance work, but am always looking for new opportunities! I never thought I would be someone who happily had that as their answer. Even throughout my […]

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Babies Personal

The story of Lucas and Henry

From the very beginning, my pregnancy held a variety of surprises. At the 8-week ultrasound, as soon as the technician turned on the monitor, we saw we were having twins. No real family history or fertility treatments. Just an honest to goodness miracle of life. We were in shock. For about two months. But eventually, […]

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Personal

(Blank) is completely ridiculous.

My husband, in the best possible way. It’s not easy having a wife like me. And that’s when I’m not pregnant. Throw the crazy hormones of carrying twins on top my usual crazy but without the benefit of medication and … I’m a handful, to put it nicely. He balances me out and helps to […]

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Random

How hungry are you right now?

Well, I just finished breakfast not too long ago, so I’m pretty good right now. This morning’s breakfast brought to you by Count Chocula and coffee. I love this time of year for all the Halloween goodies out on shelves. Still trying to keep things in moderation so I don’t gain too much weight, but […]

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Personal Philosophical

Where do you think your road is going?

Well, definitely headed towards parenthood, which is something I never thought I would say. Anyone who’s known me since I was knee high to a grasshopper knows that I was never that girl/young woman was all about kids. I wasn’t around them at all growing up. The first time I held a baby was a […]

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What’s your favorite snack food?

There was a period during my first trimester that I HAD to have V8 and Special K Sour Cream & Onion Cracker Chips. It was really bizarre. Also, I’m pretty sure Kraft Macaroni and Cheese is the only reason that I survived the 24/7 nausea I had all during the first trimester. Still helps sooth […]

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Personal

Do you have a secret? More than one?

I think I’m a pretty open book right now. It was about this time last week that Dan and I found out my uterus had a secret – more than one baby. Thankfully, the complete and total shock/terror/what-are-we-going-to-do-ness of that is slowly starting to fade.