Pregnant – 32 Weeks with Twins Update

To summarize the last several weeks, I’d say heavy, Halloween, and haircut accurately sums it up. Sweater weather is upon us and I can finally use the two maternity sweaters and fleece lined leggings I was hoping to wear for a few weeks before delivery. The bump has gotten ridiculously dense and bigger by the […]

Parenting – Halloween 2017

I can’t believe this is the third Halloween season we’re enjoying with our little one. Here’s a recap of our family and kid’s costumes over the last two years and a reveal of this year’s costumes. Phil likes to surprise Colin with his costume and the first impression usually doesn’t go well. We actually caught […]

Pregnant – Managing Gestational Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month with World Diabetes Awareness Day on Nov 14. Having just been diagnosed with gestational diabetes, I thought I would detail how I’m managing the diagnosis. The following is not meant to be taken as medical advice, just a retelling of my own experience. GESTATIONAL DIABETES I didn’t get this […]

Pregnant – Tea for Two Themed Baby Shower

Over the weekend, we celebrated our baby shower with friends and family. Between Colin’s baby shower, his first birthday, and the twin’s baby shower, we are constantly amazed and grateful at how much support we get from our loved ones. And by extension, the babies’ loved ones. Here are a few details of the Tea […]

Traveling – California Academy of Sciences

On Labor Day weekend, which must’ve felt like the hottest day of the month, we took a family trip to the California Academy of Sciences to use up tickets someone had gifted us. It was nice to see the museum from our son’s eyes for the first time. I have been here many times but […]

Traveling – Carmel for Labor Day Weekend

We considered taking a babymoon during this pregnancy and decided against it because I would probably feel more uncomfortable on a plane and sleeping in a different bed at this stage than it would be to stay at home. This past Labor Day weekend offered an opportunity to do a short getaway to Carmel. It […]

Parenting – Update on Baby Skincare Products for Eczema

About two years ago, I made a Youtube video showing my favorite skincare products for baby eczema. We tried so many products at the time and now we’ve narrowed it down to the most effective ones. Colin’s triggers are still heat, dry skin in the winter, and irritation from food when he eats. We were […]

Pregnant – Four Ways Our Expenses Increased With a Twin Pregnancy

  Raising twins will be pricey as expected. We are already experiencing some of these additional costs now during pregnancy. ┬áNot included in these is the cost of everyone’s time. My time off work to see the doctor. I’m not an hourly employee but missed work needs to be made up. My husband has been […]

Attending This – Magical Bridge Playground

The Magical Bridge Foundation is a non-profit organization with a mission to build all access playgrounds for people of all abilities. Not only are their playgrounds wheel chair accessible for children and their parents who may have disabilities, the structures are also autism friendly and made of wood and non toxic paint where possible. The […]

Pregnant – Three Under Three

Remember the last time we did an announcement two months ago that our lives would soon be changed with three under three? This month, we reveal the gender of the twins. So you guys, I really think cankles are in my near future. I mean the belly button is already an outie and it took […]