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Blog NICU Staff – A Guide to the Best People on Earth

NICU Staff – A Guide to the Best People on Earth

Holy Shit, NICU staff are amazing. I never met a more dedicated, loving, and hard working group of people as NICU staff. I genuinely believe they see all their patients as their children. They work through heartbreak and celebration in the span of a shift and come back everyday. Security Be nice to the security …

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Blog NICU Part 1: Softest Landing Possible

NICU Part 1: Softest Landing Possible

“We are going to refer you to another specialist” At around 24 Weeks into my pregnancy one of my twins started struggling. They referred us to the University of Maryland’s Center for Advanced Fetal Care. We traveled 1.5 hours each way 2-3 times a week for utrasounds and stress tests for weeks. The clinic worked …

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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 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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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 Don’t live with that light fixture you hate.

Don’t live with that light fixture you hate.

You don’t have to live with a light fixture you hate After 2 years of living in our new house I finally was fed up with the giant ugly chandelier that hung in the dining room. We dithered around making a decision on replacing it because we couldn’t agree on how we are going to …

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Blog I Surrender! – How I QUIT Potty Training My Twins – boys are hard

I Surrender! – How I QUIT Potty Training My Twins – boys are hard

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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