Tag: twin mom

Blog Rehoming Hank: an open letter to his future family.

Rehoming Hank: an open letter to his future family.

A lifelong Commitment You see the posts on Facebook. A screenshot of a craigslist ad looking for a new home for a dog due to a “New baby”, followed by a lecture about how dogs are family members, comments that echo “a dog is a lifetime commitment”. And everyone goes about their day feeling superior …

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Blog What’s a swim platform? Quadro Aqua Pool Dock

What’s a swim platform? Quadro Aqua Pool Dock

Problem: playing safely in the pool with toddler twins When we bought our house three years ago we were delighted that it had a pool. A pool with a ripped liner. But a pool. It wasn’t until we replaced the liner and filled the pool that we discovered it has a problem. The Slope of …

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Blog Potty Training, Part Deux. Start again.

Potty Training, Part Deux. Start again.

Waiting for the perfect time After January’s Potty Failure and Complete Retreat I considered starting the process again this summer. The book “Oh, Crap” (which seems to be the potty bible of this generation) EXPLICITLY and EMPHATICALLY states that you can only take ONE timeout if you quit and then you only get one chance …

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Blog NICU Survival Tips – What worked for Us

NICU Survival Tips – What worked for Us

How We survived the NICU It is my sincere wish you never need any of these NICU survival tips. This isn’t necessarily the best way to do it, it just happens to be how WE did it and what worked for us. This is long AF, but writing it really helped me work through some …

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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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