I’m long overdue for a nanny brag. My friends have heard me talk about our nanny, J, many times. I frequently am showing them videos (toddler yoga, anyone?) and pictures that J takes and I tell stories all the time of what the twins are doing with her. J is awesome. I want to share… Continue reading How We Got the Best Nanny Ever
A few months ago my twins took an interest to buckles. It started in their high chairs and spread to the car seat. They couldn’t do anything with them, but they liked when we discussed buckles and clearly there was a fascination there. I went online and tried to see what I could make with… Continue reading DIY Zipper Board Tutorial
We had ourselves a shaving cream weekend. On Day 1, we played with shaving cream on a cookie sheet as a sort of sensory bin. B wouldn’t touch it, C slathered it all over herself. I considered it a messy success. On Day 2, I tried shaving cream again, but this time in the bath… Continue reading Sensory Bath Sunday: DIY Bath Paint
I’ve been in a summer rut the past few weeks. I don’t know – I had this first summer after maternity leave built up in my head. I wanted day trips and new experiences for the kids, lots of ice cream and pools, fun with family…etc. I knew we weren’t planning on taking a vacation… Continue reading Simple Kinetic Sand
Recently, we saved our receipts for a whole month (which I recommend doing, by the way) – and we realized we were spending a TON on groceries. Like, to the tune of $800-900. There are two adults and two toddlers in this house. We expected to pay half that a month, so what went wrong?… Continue reading Yup, our food problems are solved.
Since going back to work full-time, I find that when I get home at 3:45, I really do miss them. Typically, they give me some snuggles and we go out to play. They make my arrival back at home warm and fuzzy. Sometimes we have evenings like tonight, where my husband and I are cartwheeling… Continue reading When Your Toddler Wants Control, Twin Edition
His body goes limp in my arms, still young but not-so-little. He screams, thrashes, brings himself to the floor. He didn’t want to brush his teeth, but he didn’t want his twin sister to have teeth time with me either. He wanted to be first, and to also not brush his teeth. I stay calm,… Continue reading Dreaming of tomorrow