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Identical vs Fraternal Twins: How to Tell the Different Twin Types

Identical Vs Fraternal Twins and the Different Twin Types We are constantly asked if our twin girls are identical or fraternal, usually with about 100 other personal questions. People are just fascinated with multiple births.  I sometimes don’t mind the questions, and the babies enjoy the attention! However, other times we are in a hurry, …

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The Best All Natural Deodorant That Actually Works

I remember the first day that I switched to all natural deodorant.  I was teaching at a music studio in the middle of a sizzling hot midwest summer and we lost power.  Students were given the option to go home and reschedule their lesson or stay and learn by the light of our iPhones (until …

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The Anti Mother’s Day Gift Guide

I’ve seen Mother’s Day Gift Guides floating around Pinterest and the blogging community for the past several months now. I thought about writing one, and even drafted one, but couldn’t get past a title. I’m generally long-winded so if I can’t even get past the title page, I know there’s a problem. *Post contains affiliate …

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1 Brilliant Way to Get Your Kids to Eat Vegetables

I’ve always given my children a vast assortment of vegetables.  I don’t force them to eat the food on their plate, but they aren’t allowed to choose something else for their meal.  I make exceptions of course; for example, Theo, my 3-year old, hates potatoes and always has.  Now, I grew up in a household …

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The Loneliness of Motherhood Nobody Talks About

It’s pretty common to hear crazy, funny, and joyful stories of becoming a mother.  What isn’t so common to hear are stories of the loneliness of motherhood.  I’m referring to the everyday realness and hardships of being a mother, and not post-partum depression.  As I acknowledge and reflect on my emotions as a mother it …

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My Failed Twin Breastfeeding Experience…and Why I’m OK With It

When I found out I was expecting twins, I thought I would easily figure out twin breastfeeding. I breastfed my first, Theo, up until he was about 11 months old. I loved that I was giving him good quality milk, that it was so easy (no bottles to wash, heck yes!), and that it was …

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