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Earlier this week I decided to change it up and trade our usual, boring afternoon snack in for a fun afternoon snacktivity. Yep, I just made up a word. Sounds good, I’m going with it. We made Monster Tongues (also known as marshmallow pinwheels) and I let my two miniature sous chefs help me. I really enjoy baking, but since having kids it’s become a lot more challenging to keep up with this hobby. If I try to bring P&G into the kitchen with… Read more »

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P&G have had a love/hate relationship with their pacifiers. I still remember the very first night they were wheeled into my postpartum recovery room after their initial NICU stay. My husband and I were kept awake that night by G’s Maggie Simpson-esque sucking noises. Her purple Soothie pacifier was almost as big as her head, and had clearly become something of a security blanket already in her first three days of life. But sometime after we brought them home from… Read more »

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I knew that the term “terrible twos” was loosely used to describe the toddler years. But I wasn’t anticipating that this phase would already have arrived by 18 months. The hallmark of the terrible twos is the (terrible) tantrum. P hasn’t had a full-blown tantrum yet, but G has. Almost everyday at the moment.     Our sweet G loves to give hugs. She’s like my best friend, always running up to me with a smile and launching herself into… Read more »

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Breastfeeding can be a polarizing topic. I was hesitant to even broach it here because it has the tendency to provoke visceral responses from people. Myself included. I still remember the time I was chatting with someone who had had a child around the same time I did. We were discussing breastfeeding and I asked how long she thought she would continue to do it. She responded, “Well they say you should do it for a year, so…”. I’m not going to speculate on whether there… Read more »

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It’s been 6 months since P&G turned one. So it’s probably about time to post about their first birthday party, yea? Actually, what prompted me to finally write this is that my friend Meredith’s Twin Talk Blog is celebrating it’s birthday today and hosting a linkup for bloggers to post about their kids’ first birthday parties. It’s a super sweet way to celebrate and I am happy to support my good friend and her awesome blog, as well as get some pictures up (finally)… Read more »

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Before I had kids, I remember thinking it was sort of silly that parents would describe their one-and-a-half-year old as 18 months, or their 2-year-old as 24 months when asked their age. It didn’t make sense until I became a parent, when I started to tick everything off a little mental checklist that inches along each month as my kids get older and progress in development. Baby clothes are described by months and age-requirements for kids’ classes and programs as well, so… Read more »

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P&G are almost 18 months old and I’m starting to feel the pressure. I keep hearing that 18 months is supposed to be a big month for speech development. As we get closer and closer, though, I find myself becoming skeptical. Oh, they talk all the time. But you would need me as an interpreter to know exactly what they mean by the sounds coming out of their mouths. And sometimes, there really is no meaning. It’s just babble. We read… Read more »

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We are only a few weeks into our new life in the Big Apple. Already, I’ve encountered situations that had never crossed my suburban-mom mind. Some differences are a welcomed change. I love not having to finagle the babies in and out of car seats, eliminating an inconvenient middle step to every outing. My friend Meredith texted a few days ago to lament that on the drive home from her trip to IKEA, her twins fell asleep in their carseats…. Read more »

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It’s 4:30. The dreaded “witching hour” has begun, and it’s been a long day. My toddlers are literally bouncing off the walls. They’ve both been screaming off and on for the past half hour. The entire room appears to be throbbing…or is it just in my head? Migraines have become a regular occurrence in my life since becoming a mom to toddlers. I’ve always gotten headaches, but it’s only been recently that they’ve gradually escalated in intensity. I hadn’t necessarily pinpointed the… Read more »

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We are finally settled in NYC and I feel I can now safely say that 17 months is the most challenging age at which to move with twins (so far). We moved them when they were still in my belly, at 30 weeks. That was a breeze, mostly because I got to sit with my feet up ordering people around. We moved them again at 12 months old. That wasn’t actually terrible because they still weren’t walking much. They took a few… Read more »