Toddler Parent Hacks we are Currently Using

Toddler parent hacks
Anyone who’s seen me lately knows I’m tired (probably just by looking at me!) I honestly didn’t think having twins was that hard, until they learned to walk. Chasing them around now is exhausting, and if you look away for a second they’re into something dangerous. There are a lot of things that I’d do if I had one baby, but can’t physically manage with two. They don’t want to be in a stroller anymore,…
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PTSD and NICU Parents

Birth story | Preemie Twins born at 30 weeks | NICU
Recently a family member sent me an article from the Wall Street Journal entitled, For Parents of Ill Children, a Growing Recognition of PTSD. As I read the article, I couldn’t help but cry. I felt so validated for so many feelings I’ve had over the last 18 months, and so much less alone to be able to put specifics words (and a scientific study) to those feelings. PTSD and the NICU PTSD in soldiers who’ve seen…
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The Perfect Baby Gift | Still Novel

Since I’ve become so familiar with baby stuff/gear, I’m asked daily for baby gift ideas. Embarrassingly enough, this is a question I have a hard time answering. It’s tough to find something to give someone that they don’t already have, that they will actually use, and that will hold some sort of meaning. I was so excited when I received framed prints from Still Novel, because they’re so unique and special. When I received my own…
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The California Super Bloom with Romy and Piper

This last weekend, both my little brother and sister ended up in town visiting. She lives in D.C. and he goes to school at the University of Utah, so having them here together was so special for me. We joked about how different their visits are now than they used to be – I feel self conscious about the fact that we move a lot slower with the babies. But I also take pride in…
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Romy + Piper’s First Ski Day

Romy and PIper Skiing | Roxy Baby Snow Suit
We’ve been dying to get to the mountains with Romy and Piper this winter, and we finally made it. Blake’s been joking about how he wanted to ski with the girls – one in front and one on his back – and he got to make it happen! Saturday we took them up to Sundance Resort (if you’ve been a reader for a while you know this is one of our very favorite places –…
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There’s a Delivery Service for That

Favorite Grocery and Diaper Delivery Services
When we found out we were having twins, I immediately went to work planning. I wanted to be ready, and have systems in place when they came that would make life as easy as possible. Blake helped a lot with this, and we’ve had a few conversations lately where we pat ourselves on the back for the things we’ve done well in this area. One thing that’s been a HUGE help is organizing deliveries of…
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Food Ideas for Babies and Toddlers

Baby Food | Food ideas for Babies and Toddlers
I’ve been hesitant to post about this for multiple reasons. One main reason is that I don’t feed my babies perfectly, and I don’t want you to think I pretend to! I have to admit there are days I’d be a little embarrassed if someone knew what my babies had eaten ;). Another reason is that it’s tough to open yourself up for criticism, and I know there’s a lot people could say about this…
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Weekly FAQ | High Chairs, Baby Monitor, White Henley, Milk vs. Formula, etc.

micuna ovo high chair
I said I was going to make this a weekly thing back in May, and then I only did it once (insert eye roll here). Someone tell me HOW is it already October?!?! Here’s another attempt at doing this weekly, starting today! I’m going to answer the most frequent that I get in emails, comments, and direct messages throughout the week in hopes that it helps others who might have the same questions! These might…
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First-Timers at the Pumpkin Patch

We took Romy and Piper to the pumpkin patch on Friday, and once again I was surprised at how much they seemed to know what was going on and love it. Before we went, we just had little tiny pumpkins at home on our mantle. The girls love to play with them, and Romy loves to hold them and whisper, “Pumpkin.” I told them that we were going to a place that would have tons…
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Family Photos with Tracy Layne | Taking Family Photos with Babies

Family Photos | Advice, Outfit Ideas
While we were in Utah, we took advantage of our time together as a family and did some family photos with Tracy Layne. The girls are in such a fun stage right now and changing so much every day. I love any chance I get to document it all! Jen’s Navy Dress | Jen’s Necklace | Jen’s Booties | Blake’s Sweatshirt | Blake’s Tan Pants | Blake’s Boots | Piper’s Top | Piper’s Bloomers | Romy’s…
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