What I Love Most About Being a New Mom

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This past year was my first year of motherhood, and boy was it trying. I’m sleep deprived, drowning in laundry, and I’ve spent more time with my breast pump than I have with my husband (who is also exhausted). Almost every new mom that I’ve met has found her life to be similar to mine, which made me realize something. When we chat, we often bring up the downsides of being new parents. I get it, we need to vent and ease our minds a little. However, what about

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How to Make Your Dog Feel Special After Baby Arrives

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Before our twin boys arrived, we had considered our dog, Oly, our baby. We had adopted her as a puppy and she did absolutely everything with us. I even took her to work with me, so she wouldn’t be lonely throughout the day. About a year ago, I gave birth to twin boys and suddenly all of our lives changed, including Oly’s! She was no longer the center of attention, but I was certainly afraid that she would feel confused or left out. We wanted to make her still feel

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5 Tips to Soothe a Crying or Colicky Baby

Bringing a newborn home for the first time is an overwhelming feeling. Parents are usually over the moon, and want to spend quality time with their new arrivals. Occasionally, plans for “family time” get interrupted and we find ourselves helpless, with a crying baby (or babies!) in our arms. We’ll ask ourselves questions such as: Is baby hungry? Is he too hot or too cold? Does he need a diaper change? Does he have colic? How about

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How to Survive the First Year with Twins

Well, folks, we’ve made it! In just a few days, our twins will be one whole year old and we’re all still alive. Despite losing a little sanity and a lot of sleep, we’ve gained plenty of patience and baby knowledge. If you’re expecting twins, you might be freaking out a little about how the first year will go. Don’t lie, you’ve been

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Why We Supplement with Organic Formula

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Since their birth last February, our twin boys, H and H, have consumed breast milk to their little hearts’ content. As many of you know, I’m an exclusive pumper and have been fortunate enough to keep a generous milk supply for almost a year. What you may not have known, is that they consumed formula to supplement their feedings during their NICU stay. This was to assist

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Valentine’s Day Handprint Art Fail, and Why I Love It

Okay Pinterest addicts, you are going to be disappointed here. Let me just remind all of you, that it’s the thought that counts, right? The crafts that my children and I have created are not the typical ones that you have seen. They aren’t the dictionary definition of pretty, they were not well-done, and the end result does not look like something that we could sell on Etsy. After you check out our activity, I’ll tell you why I still LOVE our results!

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Why is Your Face Flat? Building an Inner Voice…

Over the past few months, my twins, H and H, have become more mobile, more vocal, and absolutely more expressive. They now have tones to their squeals when something is wrong, and also when something is right. For the better part of each day, they are so, so happy. Their laughter fills their playroom and their little smiles surface so easily. As a new parent, I am in awe of

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My Diaper Bag Essentials

As a mom of twins, I keep a pretty full diaper bag when we go out. I often think, “maybe I could leave a few diapers out,” or “maybe I don’t need these extra onesies,” but I don’t actually end up leaving anything out. Why? Because I know that my kids aren’t thinking, “maybe I won’t explosively crap myself today.” Still though, I don’t like lugging around extra stuff…I already have an extra baby to carry (kidding)! My guess though, is that YOU don’t want to carry extra things either, so I’ve decided to let you in on what’s in my diaper bag, how much of each item I have, and what I

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My Journey to Fitness

If you have been following @twoboysonepup on Instagram since our start in August, you’re probably aware that I have some sort of history in fitness. Our Instagram feed has a small collection of fitness videos, where I share a little piece of my post-partum fitness journey. I’ve had some folks inquire about my workouts after having the twins, but I feel that I need to explain the way that I worked out prior to becoming pregnant, in order for everything to make sense. I don’t want

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Must Have Items for Pumping Moms

Hi there, fellow pumpers! If you’re stopping by here, my guess is either that you’ve already started pumping and are dying to make it a better experience, or you’re an expecting mama who wants to be prepared. Pumping can be a tedious experience, so I’d like to share a few things with you that might make things a little easier. I’m now 10 months into my pumping journey for my twins and aside from just my breastpump, I’ve picked up a few items along the way to simplify things. For the last 7 months I’ve been

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