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Health & Fitness

Week I don’t even know anymore

It’s official: I am down 30 pounds overall. I haven’t done my measurements yet. I haven’t had that kind of success. Ever. It feels really good. And I’ve done it in such a way that I’ve really worked on retraining my brain to make healthier choices with my food, while also trying to be more […]

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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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Babies

My parenting Kryptonite

When the boys were babies, I’m talking bottle-phase, they had reflux. All. The. Time. But it was never really “vomit” in the traditional sense. That was the aspect of parenting young children that I knew would be one of my biggest challenges. You see, I’ve always been a person that has an easy gag reflex. […]

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So here’s the thing

Life has changed so drastically since the boys were born. Duh, right? Well, there’s a certain amount of change you expect. You can never really prepare for it if you’ve never had children. But you know your world is going to be turned upside down. And maybe spun all the way around a few times. […]

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Babies

What does your child enjoy doing quietly?

Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Seriously. They don’t even sleep quietly. At least not all the way through the night. Most nights. But they aren’t generally fussy loud. It’s happy noise. Laughter. They talk to each other in their weird twin language. Toys banging around. It’s why I enjoy the rare moments when I can get some […]

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Have you nagged recently?

Seriously? Come on. A) This comes from a journal geared specifically toward moms. Isn’t this question just a little sexist? Would you ask a man, “Hey dude, when’s the last time you nagged your wife and kids about something?” No. B) I have twins. Yes, of course, I have nagged someone about something recently. Now, […]

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Personal

Is that a train?

I was all ready to start this post with “You guys, the questions just haven’t been good!” or “They all needed me to wait until the end of the day!” But that’s just not true. Yes, some of them were a little lame. But I always try to answer them anyway. And, yes, a couple […]

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Babies

I was amazed when my kid…

I’m constantly amazed at how well they play with each other. And last night, I was amazed at how well they played with the girls who live next door. We had our neighbor and her two daughters, 2 and 4, over for dinner. After dinner, the kids all sat in the living room and played […]

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Personal

When was the last time you got friends together?

Like me actually plan and host? Seriously? That’s cute. I think I’ve talked before that one of the unexpected (for me, at least) side effects of suddenly becoming a stay-at-home mom has been the silent disappearance of a lot of people I thought were my friends here. Most of our best friends live far away […]

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Babies Personal

Who do you wish could watch your child grow up?

Easy: My mom. She drove me crazy, sure. That’s what all moms and daughters do to each other to a certain extent. But despite everything, I know how much she would love and adore these boys.