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Archives for February 2012

Octonauts Party Time! (Part 2)

I'm back with more from Spencer's Octonauts party!  If you want to read about the decorations and food we had, start with Part 1! Also, please check out my Octonauts Halloween Costumes post! The Party Our party started at noon and here's … Continue Reading

Octonauts Party Time! (Part 1)

My boys are Octonauts NUTS.  They can't get enough of this new show on Disney Junior and even though Miles has already requested an Octonauts birthday party for his big day in July, I decided to go ahead and do this theme for Spencer's 2nd birthday.  … Continue Reading

Re:Crashed – Spencer’s Birth Story

I love to revisit my boys' birth stories on their birthdays, so I'm sharing Spencer's birth story today on his second birthday!  Enjoy! On Friday night on Feb. 26 2010, I started having regular contractions about 7 minutes apart  before bed. I … Continue Reading

Breastfeeding Twins: Our Year in Review

We had a difficult start when my twin boys Luke and Cole were born over a year ago. They were eight weeks premature and had to stay in the NICU for two weeks before we were able to bring them home. They weren't able to nurse until around their due … Continue Reading

Staying Positive (A Guest Post)

We are honored and touched to bring you a guest post from Renee, whose life is changing because of four letters and a number:  BRCA1 mutation.  Read her story and join us in supporting her in thoughts and prayers. I’m a 29 year old mother of two … Continue Reading

Birthday Party Madness…Go!

I'm not prepared for this, but it's happening.  My little boy is turning 2 this weekend and his birthday party is turning into quite the shindig! Although we have celebrated a combination of four kids' birthdays since our first son was born in … Continue Reading

$0 Weekend Project

Ever since we started nearing the time when Spencer would move from his crib to a toddler bed, I began thinking of what we could do with the crib.  It is a drop-side crib so we couldn't re-sell or even give it away and though it can be used as a … Continue Reading

Something has to Give

There is a treadmill in my basement that I am dying to use... I would love to take a shower, daily... I would love  to plan healthy meals, clip coupons, and plan out a shopping list... My house would look way better if I could clean it … Continue Reading

StudyDog Review & Giveaway!

We all know that moment with our kids when they "get it."  Their eyes light up, a connection is made, and you can see it all over them.  Whether it's finishing a new puzzle for the first time, figuring out how to put on their own socks, or having a … Continue Reading

Move It!

We're hearing from Trista again as she updates us on her healthy life changes!  Remember, we have a giveaway from Green Kid Crafts going on right now!  Don't miss your chance to win 3 craft kits from this great company!  We also have a giveaway for a … Continue Reading

Green Kid Crafts Review

I wish I were craftier, I really do.  I have good intentions, but I often end up with a mess or full of frustration or both!  Some of the most frustrating moments I've ever had as a parent are when I come up with a great idea (a game or a craft) but … Continue Reading

Homemade Valentines…WHY?!

What is wrong with me?  I know they sell Valentines for about a penny each.  They are cute, they have adorable sayings on them and all you have to do is sign your name. So WHY ON EARTH did I insist on making the boys' Valentines for 30 kids that … Continue Reading

The Twins are One!

Wow. I have so much to write about, I don't even know where to start. The month of January was really busy for our family, which required me to take some time off from blogging. I have a million blog posts ideas that I can't wait to share with you, … Continue Reading

Checking In

I thought I would share some of the things we've been up to since I made a declaration that I would be changing my ways.  I've been doing pretty good about keeping the boys busier with crafts and activities instead of just making them go play. We … Continue Reading

Thirty-One Giveaway!

We are thrilled to offer a giveaway of a Thirty-One Organizing Utility Tote, sponsored by Kristin Anderson, Thirty-One Consultant!  Thank you, Kristin!  Here's a little bit of information about this great giveaway from Kristin! Thirty-One is a … Continue Reading

Farewell, Naptime

It pains me to write the following sentence:  Miles no longer takes naps. Allow me to grieve for a moment.  Once upon a time, I had successfully gotten through the very rough months of having a toddler and an infant.  There were brief times when … Continue Reading