Here are some things I have experienced and learned by being a mom of twins. I understand being the parent of any baby is a challenging but rewarding job. I admire every parent for what they do, especially now that I am one. I have never experienced being a parent of a singleton (as opposed to twins/multiples, a new term I learned after having twins!) so I only know the life of being a twin mom, but I just wanted to share 10 funny, and some not so funny, facts about being one!
Today I have the honor of writing my first guest post over at Mommy Outnumbered! A few months after I entered the blogging world, I met Yosh. She has created a beautiful blog full of practical parenting tips, honest thoughts on life, and glimpses into her wonderful Japanese culture. I feel honored and grateful that she contacted me… Continue reading How to Overcome Defeat in Motherhood
I have always loved books. Reading has been one of my favorite hobbies. Then I became a mom. Now my hobby is concocting creative ways to steal an extra half hour of sleep in the mornings. I have yet to succeed… When I was a little girl, my mom would read to us every night. I loved having… Continue reading My 10 Favorite Books for Children Under One
What I try to remember is that the perfect Instagram mom doesn’t actually exist. One picture perfect photo was taken in approximately three seconds. Those three seconds were probably preceded and proceeded by plenty of chaos, messes, screams, and bumps on heads.
It’s been an interesting couple of weeks. Though, I bet I could always say that, because when is a week ever “normal?” What I know I can say, is that I am thankful that no matter the circumstances, God is faithful. When things are busy, overwhelming, or just plain scary, God is faithful 100% of the time.
That being said, I thought I’d give you a little update on life. Plus, I feel like my brain is too fried to write about anything else.
It wasn’t until I moved out of my parents’ house and entered the world that I realized the importance of my relationship with my father. His involvement in my life affected me more than I knew. So much of my self-confidence was a result of all the kind and loving words he spoke to me for so many years. Dad always treated me with kindness, respect, gentleness, compassion, and love.
What I do know, is when a woman chooses to stay home and devote herself to her family and household instead of pursue a career, it’s not considered enough. For some reason, she is made to feel inferior for her career choice. She can’t just be a stay at home mom. She has to do more. She has to try harder. It doesn’t matter what side of the sword women are on, it still cuts.
Desirae has officially reached the stage where nothing is safe, including herself. This week she started climbing on everything, including the glass coffee table that she subsequently thought it would be fun to stomp on. (Thank goodness that crisis was averted, because that would have made the tooth incident look like a walk in the park.) I have to watch her like a hawk. On top of that, she has decided she must investigate EVERY drawer and pull EVERYTHING off of all the shelves.