Be Kind…Always

After I had my twins, life was...challenging. I had lined up helpers in advance, because I knew how hard it was going to be, and also because I knew me. I have a history of anxiety, and had already battled postpartum depression and anxiety. I know exactly what stress, busy-ness and lack of sleep does… Continue reading Be Kind…Always

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Fighting Parenting Anxiety and Learning to Back Off and Observe

When I was younger, I always wanted a twin sister. I didn't actually realize this was an impossibility until I was maybe 7 or 8. And even then, this realization didn't stop me from desiring it so, so badly. I was always a nervous, anxious kid. I didn't have anxiety in the way that it… Continue reading Fighting Parenting Anxiety and Learning to Back Off and Observe

The Twin Parenting Advice I Couldn’t Follow

When my twins, now 11 months, first arrived, I was hell-bent on keeping them on the same schedule. After all, that was the sage advice everyone with multiples gave me: one up, both up; one down, both down. And so I tried. Believe me when I tell you how very hard I tried. I wanted… Continue reading The Twin Parenting Advice I Couldn’t Follow