Category: Fort Birthday Editorial

Blog Swimming Lessons – sometimes being a good parent really sucks –

Swimming Lessons – sometimes being a good parent really sucks –

Safety is Not Negotiable This week we start our second round of ISR swimming lessons (if you don’t know what it is, look here). Our amazing instructor is Nivine Anood (find her here, and here). Last summer we did six weeks of lessons to learn to float and today we started again. I am getting …

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Blog I Surrender – How I QUIT Potty Training My Twins

I Surrender – How I QUIT Potty Training My Twins

Overthrowing the diaper industrial complex one long day at a time. We are-in-it-to-win-it. We decided to potty train our 21 month old twins because both boys seemed ready – talking about it when they peed and pooped, staying dry through nap, a couple potty runs, being aware of it when they peed on the floor …

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Blog Lowery’s Deadrise – Part 1

Lowery’s Deadrise – Part 1

What is a Deadrise, anyway?  Click here to find out. Fort Birthday is hosting this lovely photography blog by fine art photographer Ned Egan. You can see some of this other work here. http://fortbirthday.com/category/lowerys-deadrise/

Blog Full Moon Babies Part 2 – Another lucky full moon

Full Moon Babies Part 2 – Another lucky full moon

TWINS: Double the trouble, Double the love. A million platitudes are out there for the pregnant mom of twins. My favorite was, “It must be TWINS.” when people ogled my giant belly. And honestly, it’s good practice for the flood of ridiculous things people say to the parents of twins (but that’s another post – …

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Blog Full Moon Baby Part 1

Full Moon Baby Part 1

Blood red moon We drove due East from the airport toward our home town. I thought I was miscarrying at 12 weeks and we were heading to the hospital to confirm it. We watched this enormous blood-red full moon rising on a night of a full lunar eclipse and we tried not to talk about …

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Blog Honoring Martin Luther King, Thoughts on Raising White Males

Honoring Martin Luther King, Thoughts on Raising White Males

  Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Today, January 15, is Dr. King’s actual birthday, not just another Monday that banks are closed.¬† One of the most important people of the 20th century, his activism against racism literally changed our country. 35 when he received the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of the importance of his …

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Blog Rules for Watching My Twins

Rules for Watching My Twins

Rules. What Rules? Make your own rules. Seriously. I don’t care how strict or lax you are. If the rule at your house is no-jumping-on-the-sofas then don’t let them jump on your sofas. It’s ok to have rules. The twins can handle it. Have as many as you need to stay sane. Make them as …

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Blog Ding-Ding, The Fox

Ding-Ding, The Fox

You gotta respect democracy Last year my folks went out of state to visit my siblings and came home with a taxidermied fox that my brother unloaded on them. Long story. My brother and his wife wanted the dead animal gone and my parents are suckers. I suggested a vote on whether to keep the …

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Blog You Gotta Start Somewhere

You Gotta Start Somewhere

One of my best friends and I have been kicking around the idea for a mom blog since early 2016 when our children were born. And, no surprise to anyone, we found ourselves too busy to make a personal project happen. It seemed impossible with twins to do anything other than try and survive to …

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Blog Coming Soon

Coming Soon

Oh, Snap. That’s tomorrow! Fort Birthday Blog goes live tomorrow!!!!