Ecocentric Mom recently switched from a monthly box to an every-other-month box. This is the second box I’ve received on their new “schedule”. I’ve been pretty happy with the change, as the boxes are still full of great stuff and now I have more time to use them between shipments. As always, I received the “Mom & Baby” box. The other two options available are a “Mom-to-Be Box” and just a plain ol’ “Mom” box. Subscriptions are $24/every-other-month, but they often have discount codes available that are usually good for the life of your sub. (I was able to score a […]
I was recently contacted by the founder of a great company called Lalabu. She was wondering if I’d be interested in reviewing an innovative new product for moms — the Soothe Shirt. The Soothe Shirt is a clever, simpler alternative to traditional baby-wearing, uh… contraptions. There are no straps, ties, or buckles — you simply wear it as you would any other shirt. So easy! It has a has a snug yet stretchable fit, with a pouch in the front that effortlessly holds your little one against your chest. There’s also a built-in nursing bra for breastfeeding. The Soothe Shirt is […]
Ecocentric Mom recently switched from a monthly box to an every-other-month box. I was a little bummed about it at first, but I’m kinda happy about the change now. It saves me money and gives me more time to use up the products before the next box arrives. As always, I received the “Mom & Baby” box this month. The other two options available are a “Mom-to-Be Box” and just a plain ol’ “Mom” box. Subscriptions are $24/box, but they often have discount codes available that are often good for the life of your sub. (I was able to score […]
One year ago today I welcomed you into the world. Both of you. My “two little rosebuds”. You were tiny and pink and oh-so-fragile. I was afraid to hold you. I didn’t know a damn thing about motherhood. Or babies. Or twins. It was all so foreign to me. So new. So… terrifying.
10 months! Crawling! Teeth cutting! Puffs! Things are getting exciting around here. The girls are VERY mobile and crawling around like crazy. Everly’s first bottom teeth just started poking through over the last 24 hours. Chloe’s are still hiding, but she can sit up on her own, so she’s got Ev beat on that one. They both know what’s up with cereal puffs now, and no longer let them fall out of their mouths. You go, girls. Eat those puffs! They get smarter & sillier every day and I can’t imagine life without these little nerds.
Another day, another uncomfortable encounter with a stranger. The place: Dollar Tree checkout line. The offending stranger: A crotchety old lady. (Who else?) We stood in line, our little family of 4, waiting for the cashier to scan our goods. Mike handled the transaction, while I stood beside him with the girls. They sat facing away from the rest of the line, not making a peep. Another successful outing with twins. All of a sudden, I hear a loud, sarcastic “GOOD LUCK!”. I pretend not to notice, until the words are echoed once more. “GOOD LUCK”. I hesitantly turn around to confront the […]
It’s Mother’s Day. And for the first time, it’s my day. Although I’ve held the title for more than 9 months now, it still seems so hard to believe sometimes. That I’m a mom. A mother. I have children. All of those “Yo mamma” jokes are about me now. As I’ve mentioned before, growing up I was always so terrified of having kids. I had never been a “baby person”. I just didn’t see the appeal. Everything babies did made me gag. All that drooling, spitting up, pooping… No thanks. I didn’t want any part of it. Yet here I […]
Nine Months! This time I’m gonna skip the “oh my god they’ve grown so faaaast” junk & just get right to the photos. Cos there’s lots of ’em. (I may have taken 259. So yeah. Lots.) I’ll stop myself here. I assure you, there are a LOT more I could post… but I’ll spare you the other 200+ photos. That would make for one mighty long blog post (and many, many unfollowers).
Mike and I took the girls on a little walk around the neighborhood yesterday. And dammit, it was perfect. Perfect temperature. Perfect amount of sunshine. Perfect lack of wind. All of my ideal walking conditions were met and then-some. Bravo, mother nature! You’re alright! We walked past big, beautiful old homes (that I plan to occupy in my next life). We came across birds and squirrels and scary dogs. We smelled flowers and soil and Nyquil (well, Mike smelled that one). We took in all of the sights and scents that springtime has to offer. It was a beautiful day and […]
Yesterday the girls turned 8 months old. In-sane. How did this even happen? Where did my teeny little babies go?! Ahhhh!! In keeping with tradition, I took their monthly “sit on the couch/lay down with letter magnets” photos yesterday afternoon. But I also took some shots of them in their nursery, pre-bath. Both sets produced a few keepers, so in true “proud mamma” fashion, I’m going to share both of them. However, I won’t totally bombard my poor readers with a gazillion baby photos at once. (You’re welcome.) I’ll save the nursery photos for another post. Soooo here’s the “usual” […]
I’ve been finding myself saying this a lot lately: I am SO glad I had girls! When we first found out that we were having twins, Mike and I both were hoping for “one of each”. Best of both worlds and all that. But once they told us that there were 2 little girls in there, it just felt RIGHT. (Well, to me. Mike was kinda bummed, which was to be expected. I mean, he’s pretty outnumbered now with 3 girls in the house. Poor dude.) So yeah. Girls. Glad I have ’em. Reason #3789: Easter-freakin’-dresses!
Total indifference. That’s how I’d sum up the girls’ meeting with the Easter Bunny on Sunday. Pure “yep, just sittin’ here on a giant rabbit, no big deal…” indifference. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, given how “thrilled” they were to meet Santa. Thankfully, unlike Santa, there was no ridiculous fee to visit this toothy-grinned, oversized rodent bunny wabbit. The fellow parents were well-behaved, despite it being a zillion degrees in the “bunny room”. The line was long(ish), but we were in and out in 30 minutes or so. Yeah, one of the girls may or may not have vomited […]
Well, that was fast. Tuesday marked my big one-year blog anniversary. Needless to say, I had quite the party. What? You weren’t invited? Man, you totally missed out then. Martha Stewart went all out on my rosebud-themed decorations & fancypants 5-course vegan dinner. Oh, and my dear friend Oprah surprised all of my guests with pink-hued cars of their choice. Good times. So yeah, as you can imagine, a lot has changed since my very first blog post. Remember this? (Mike edited it a bit since the last posting): Clearly, I’ve had my little rosebuds. That whole “getting them out of me” thing […]
It’s been over a week since I’ve posted anything here. Almost 2. But I don’t think I’m avoiding it, per say. I guess I’m still kind of searching for direction… I don’t want to rely solely on photo-heavy “baby milestone” posts. I want to say more. I want to share more. But what? I think I put way too much pressure on what my “voice” should be on here. My purpose. And clearly, I still haven’t found it. So instead, I will ramble and see where it takes me… Yesterday was a rough one. The girls had an appointment to get […]