Blog 18 months of Exclusively Pumping for Twins

18 months of Exclusively Pumping for Twins

I nearly Gave Up as Soon as I started I vividly remember the first time I pumped after I left the hospital. I was trying to use my rental hospital-grade pump my insurance company provided. It made me cry, it hurt, it was difficult to set up and use. Pumping was a failure. I only …

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Blog Gear Guide for Road Tripping with Twins

Gear Guide for Road Tripping with Twins

The best that can be said about Road Tripping with Two Year Old Twins is that You Are Road Tripping with 2 Year Old Twins. This is Road Tripping with Twins: Part 2 – I actually bought these things – Part One here. Here is my list of things I already owned or acquired that ACTUALLY made …

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Blog Travel and Road Tripping with Twin 2 year olds pt 1

Travel and Road Tripping with Twin 2 year olds pt 1

How ’bout, no to Travel After a disastrous overnight to visit my grandmother, for a solid year, I refused to travel with my twins more than 2 hrs from home. We are dedicated to our schedule ’cause, duh, twins. And after a scary night of repeated escapes from a travel crib at a friend’s I …

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Blog What is a Box Rivet, Anyway? cardboard life

What is a Box Rivet, Anyway? cardboard life

You’ve heard me talk about Mr. McGroovy’s Box Rivets now a couple times here and on Fort Birthday’s Instagram and Facebook. But what are they anyway? The secret to cardboard box for excellence. Mr. McGroovy’s sent me a box of Box Rivets to help keep Fort Birthday standing as long as possible, AND my instagram …

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Blog For My twins First Birthday I Went on a Cruise Without Them

For My twins First Birthday I Went on a Cruise Without Them

Last year, the week before my twins turned one, I packed up my breast pump and my bestie and I went on a cruise. I’m sure leaving your twins and husband at home isn’t for everyone; but that week away made me a better mom. A hard pregnancy followed by twins was predictably exhausting I …

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Blog DIY a Toddler Rope Railing

DIY a Toddler Rope Railing

NO HELP, Momma! The twins are turning two and have entered the “I WANNA DO IT MYSELF. NO HELP, MOMMA.” stage, but they are still too short to reach the railing on the stairs. This caused more than a few battles until I DIY’d a quick and easy solution: lower the railing. I didn’t want …

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Blog Eye surgery – Anxiety and Moms

Eye surgery – Anxiety and Moms

A reason to worry – Eye Surgery One of my toddlers has Strabismus, technically it’s Alternating Accomodative Esotropia, aka: crossed eyes. It started around 13 months and he was in glasses by 15 months for an astigmatism too (that’s a whole other post). By 18 months the second opinion also recommended surgery. So at 20 …

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Blog The evolution of Fort Birthday – A Story in pictures

The evolution of Fort Birthday – A Story in pictures

As my boys became toddlers Fort Birthday’s form and function changed. Fort Birthday became such a part of our life that we mostly have quick snap shots and a few videos from the last year. Scroll through them and enjoy.       Every time the boys played in the fort I decided to leave …

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Blog Fort Birthday, An Origin Story

Fort Birthday, An Origin Story

Born at 32 weeks, my twins were slow to crawl. Kenneth crawled first by several months and so I made him a simple Amazon Prime Box fort to crawl into and dubbed it Fort Kenneth. . My twins LOVE boxes As their first birthday approached I wracked my brain for a fun theme. Neither boy …

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