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A Happy New Year Indeed
By     |    Jan 23, 2013
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A Happy New Year Indeed

Ahhh Happy New Year!  There are so many things I want to write about my life – and about my kids and I have no idea where to start. Uhhh let’s start with the fact that I’ve taken a month off of writing here to enjoy some time with my family and do some things not computer related… I also have been trying to resist jumping into the refrigerator on […]

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How I got my Twins to Sleep
By     |    Dec 6, 2012
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How I got my Twins to Sleep

A lot of people ask me what I did to get my kids to sleep.  They come over in the evening and are amazed that at 9:30pm, it’s as if we don’t have children at all. Our house is filled with the noises of us chatting away, listening to music or sometimes the television is on, we’re preparing dinner and maybe even having a glass of wine.  The children are […]

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30 days of Christmas Inspiration – Day 5
By     |    Nov 29, 2012
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30 days of Christmas Inspiration – Day 5

It’s day 5 and with just a few minutes to spare! Today the boys played hard with grandma in the morning so that I could do some organizing in the boys bedroom.  And now we are OFFICIALLY out of cribs and into actual beds. Beds on the floor, nonetheless, but beds!

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Bruno’s Reccovery and Tony’s Surgery
By     |    Nov 25, 2012
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Bruno’s Reccovery and Tony’s Surgery

This is what I've been doing in the last few months. Living this. The following is more than you will ever wanted to know about hypospadias and going through surgeries with children:

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Bruno’s Missed Surgery and the Missing Sutures
By     |    Oct 9, 2012
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Bruno’s Missed Surgery and the Missing Sutures

So as you may have noticed, I have not written anything lately.  This is because we have been passing through a particularly stressful moment.  See, we knew since their birth that the boys would have to undergo a surgery to correct their mild hypospadias. In not so many words, essentially this surgery would circumcise the boys, but in order to do it, they needed to be at least a year […]

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Competitive Mom Syndrome
By     |    Sep 6, 2012
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Competitive Mom Syndrome

Yesterday, I was talking to my friend Mariana. She's got lots of friends who are mothers and enjoys watching us just as Jane Goodall enjoys watching chimpanzees. She seems to be compiling mass amounts of information so that when the time comes that she's going to have children, she'll have learned from all of us. Yesterday as we were sipping on coffee and laughing at Tonio's temper tantrum, she casually mentioned that she's noticed a certain competitiveness between mothers.

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Aren’t Twins Amazing?
By     |    Aug 24, 2012
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Aren’t Twins Amazing?

Every year on the first weekend of August, there’s a great festival celebrating twins. It’s called the Twins Days Festival and it’s held in Twinstown, Ohio, a city ironically named by identical twin brothers around 200 years ago. Twins and their families come from all over the world to celebrate the miracle of these siblings. A friend of mine mentioned it to me when I was pregnant with twins. She […]

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“Poor Mother”
By     |    Aug 1, 2012
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“Poor Mother”

If I hear the phrase “poor mother” when people see me walking down the street with my boys in their stroller one more time, I may blow a fuse. I hear it all the time – walking down the street, “poor mother!”, in the pharmacy, “poor mother!”, grocery store “oh how does she do it? poor mother!”.  During the summer I was walking in the grocery store near my house […]

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Fake (and Light) Tiramisu
By     |    Jul 23, 2012
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Fake (and Light) Tiramisu

A few years back (before kids and when we were living in our old house) I had a stroke of genius. We were having some people over for dinner, and it was a last minute invitation. We were just going to have some pasta for dinner, so that was set, no big deal, but I already had a reputation for being able to swing elaborate dessert creations at the stroke […]

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By     |    Jul 18, 2012
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Birthday Wishes

Dear Sugar Darlings, Please stop eating your birthday cards. That is all. Love, Mom P.S. – thank you for taking turns not listening to me.

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Breakfast of Champions
By     |    Jul 13, 2012
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Breakfast of Champions

The boys start their days out around 8:30 – 9am every day. After their 12 hour sleep, I like to start their days out right, especially in the cooler winter months like now.  Nothing keeps us going and warm like one of their favorite meals, Oatmeal. Since there is no instant oatmeal here, I use oats, and I feel good cause it’s my way of hugging my kids from the […]

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My Children, the Puppies
By     |    Jul 11, 2012
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My Children, the Puppies

Modern Family is one of my favorite shows. Every time I get to see that show, I just can’t help but laugh my butt off – the writing is just so so SOOO good! Since I saw an episode last season where the whole family went to Disneyland, I’ve been thinking about the eventual question that will arise in my household – “To tether, or not to tether?”… That is […]

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