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Will They Sleep?

There are two times of year that I absolutely detest. I used to not care as a child, but as a parent, Daylight Savings has become the dreaded behavioral shift in my household. Maybe if I didn’t have twins, it wouldn’t be such a big deal, but getting the girls…

Family

Grow Your Relationships, Set Down Roots

How have your relationships changed since having children? I’ve found that becoming a mother has distanced me from some people and drawn me closer to others. I had no idea how my parenting style could impact someone else’s experience and vice versa, which can also alter our opinions of each…

Papa Posts

Keeping Parents Honest

As parents, it can be tempting to use petty little lies to avoid conflict with your children, especially those in their terrible twos or thunderous threes.Β When your kids want more chips, sometimes it’s easier to say, “They’re all gone” instead of, “No. We’re about to have dinner.” I get it.…

Papa Posts

Embracing Curiosity

I have always loved observing the inquisitive nature of children. Watching them interact with a new experience is magical. The unadulterated and raw curiosity can reveal something extraordinary in even the most mundane places and experiences. But curiosity, like many other things, has to be nurtured and encouraged in order…

Motherhood

Which Parenting Style is the Right Way?

I’ve been hearing from several different influencers about their perspectives on parenting: dos, don’ts, things to avoid, things to accept, things to just drink wine about. I find it interesting that each person has different rules and reasons for implementing specific parenting techniques, but all of these parents swear by…

Papa Posts

Unsolicited Advice

Having twins on our first rodeo was pretty brutal, to put it gently. The first year with the girls was a fuzzy blur of diapers, formula, and laundry with lots of baby crying sprinkled in. So as our youngest daughter turned 8 months recently, I found myself thinking about how…

Motherhood

SuperMom to WorstMom

Today was the kind of day where I felt like supermom by 11am and the worst-mom-ever by 5pm. It began with a trip to preschool with all three children. My mom usually watches baby V, while I drop the girls off, but she was busy today. So I got there…

Family Self-Care

It’s OK to be a Mess

Yesterday was a pretty rough day. Sleep deprivation, a messy house, and toddler tantrums got the best of me. I’m finding out that loud noises really affect my sense of well-being, and I need to make more of an effort to take care of myself during the terrible twos. Now,…

Family

Meet My Framily

I have a very close family of friends, and we refer to ourselves as the Framily, or Fram for short. We’re a ragtag group of couples who have patched together this wonderful group of diverse individuals. These are the friends we plan holidays and vacations with. Whenever we get together,…