Feeding frenzy

Lately, feeding the boys has been the least enjoyable part of my day. They yell at me before the meal, first because they're hungry, and then because they don't want to be in their highchairs. They yell at me during the meal, for any number of reasons.  They don't like what's on the menu.  They…

A Minivan Monologue

Sample responses from family and friends upon learning that we traded our Civic for a minivan: "Oh, that'll be...different." "My condolences." "Is it a Honda Odyssey or a Chrysler Town and Country?  Those are the preferred 'cool mom' vans at my office." As a matter of fact, it is a Honda Odyssey.  And I love…

The unofficial guide to weaning

So the breastfeeding "relationship" (I love when they call it that) with my twins has been a little one-sided for awhile now. BIG MOM CONFESSION: I never really enjoyed breastfeeding.  Gasp! I stuck with it for a number of reasons. Formula is insanely expensive.  Criminally so.  (If I ever win a $590 million Powerball jackpot,…

Reflections on the first year

  We kept them alive for a whole year!  That's right - despite their efforts to starve themselves, throw themselves down flights of stairs, and engage in severe, self-induced sleep deprivation rivaling that of any torture victim - the twins turned one this last weekend. And phew - just in time, I managed to get…

Rolling out the welcome mat

So I've been Freshly Pressed!  That was pretty exciting (and humbling...I am in the company of some much, much better bloggers, which has inspired me to step up my game).  But the best part about having my blog featured by WordPress  - besides the nice bump in visitors - is that I have been introduced…

Have babies, will travel…I hope

So the weather got better in Winnipeg!  (And then got worse.)  But for a few wonderful days it's been like spring.  Temperatures have climbed to a searing 10 degrees (and above)!  The sun's been shining.  The snow has melted.  And as a city, we've been venturing out of the caves where we've been hibernating for…