Before You Grab Your Shopping Cart, Read This!

It was just another trip to Target, the “Mom” headquarters. As my Jeep made it’s way through the parking lot and passed the entrance to the store, I couldn’t find what I was looking for: the perfect parking space. The space near a double seated shopping cart, which would afford me enough space for my 10 month old twins, as well as my purchases. Out of luck, I pulled into a random space, whipped out my stroller, buckled my babies in, and off I went. On my list that day was a large box of diapers and a

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The Most Peaceful Christmas Ornament

This year will be our family’s first Christmas as a family of 4, and we couldn’t be more excited. As the holidays were approaching, I came across multiple articles that discussed Christmas traditions, many of which our 10 month old twins are too small to participate in. One tradition that Derrick and I have always done together though, was to get a new ornament for our tree every year. So, we thought, we’ll continue this tradition, while hopefully coming up with a way to

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The Gift Guide for the Practical Girl

If you’re anything like me, then it’s mid-December and you’re still wondering what to get friends and family for Christmas. While I’m still stumped on some gifts, I’ll spend some time trying to help you guys out! I know that not all of us here are “girly girl” types. You could be low-maintenance, or maybe you’re a new mom without as much time for self-care. I happen to be all of the above, and I bet you happen to know someone like me! These are gifts for the

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What Happens to Your Body After Baby

Alright, I know I’m not alone in saying that throughout my pregnancy, I searched up and down for tips on what pregnancy feels like, how big my babies should be, and so on. Everyone wants to know that their babies are on track, and that their own bodies are also doing well, right? We tend to worry when one little thing feels funny or hurts, and need reassurance, even if it’s just from an internet forum of other women. HOWEVER, do you know what I did almost ZERO research on?

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The Gift Guide for Any Fitness Fanatic

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Are you stumped on what to get your gym-rat pal or family member for the holidays, or any other occasion? Well, I’m here to help! Whether it’s yoga or HIIT, I’ve got a few gift ideas that your fit friends will love. As someone who has ran the Army Ten Miler, then became a certified personal trainer, earned my CrossFit Level 1 certification, as well as my USA Weightlifting Sport Performance Coach certification, I’ve

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World’s Easiest Stocking Stuffer for Your Dog!

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When it comes to treating dogs as family members, the holiday season is no time to let your fur-babies feel left out! For the past couple of years, we have searched up and down for treats and toys that we thought our collie, Oly, would love. This year is a little different. Now that our family has expanded in size, we don’t have quite as much time or cash to spend on Oly’s gifts. Fortunately, we found an inexpensive way to fill her stocking with

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Must Have Items for Newborns (and Twins!)

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Let me guess…when you found out you where having twins, you freaked out a little right? Me too. Our twins are our first babies, so whether there was one, two, or ten babies, I wasn’t sure what sort of gear or items I would need. After searching Pinterest, Google, and giving my mom pals the 3rd degree, my husband and I were able to gather everything we needed, without accumulating an excess of unnecessary items. Not only did this save us money, but it also saved us space in our home, and time!

Our babies are now almost 10 months old, so I’ve compiled a list of our must-have items that

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5 Tips to Help Increase Milk Supply

Let’s face it, the struggle can get real. For the first 5 months, my identical twin boys were breastfed and bottle fed with expressed milk. As they got bigger, the whole tandem breastfeeding deal got a little more difficult, and as they got more mobile, it was harder to burp one, while the other was still on the nipple. So, with those challenges, on top of a transatlantic move, we decided that exclusively pumping would be the way to go. That way, my husband and I could both feed the boys, and it would make

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5 Tips to Help Introduce Dog to Baby


When Derrick and I first found out that we would be bringing home a couple of new family members, one of our immediate concerns was how the babies and pets would get along. Our cats have a tendency to tiptoe around anything new, so we weren’t too worried about them. Our dog, Oly, on the other hand, is young, exciteable, and curious. She is also a little bit “fumbly” and leans toward the clueless side. Lucky for us though, she is a fast learner. So, we wanted to make a point out to

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