A Random Thought On Twinsane Tuesday…

 

Can we really have it all? And if so, then what exactly does that mean? What does it look like?

Any ideas?

Happy Twinsane Tuesday!!!

XO Jen

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A Random Thought on Twinsane Tuesday

 

Why is it that when Jake and Rachel ask me for something, even though I tell them ok and that I hear them they feel the need to repeat themselves over and over?

When I need something from them, I repeat myself as well. The difference is …NO ONE IS EVER LISTENING!!!!!

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Twinsane Tuesday

Well hello again. It’s been a while!!!

I took some time off from the blog because basically, I had too much on my plate. All good things i.e., Jake and Rachel turned 2, we started applying to nursery schools, I started preparing to go back to work p/t, etc. Things have slowed down for the moment and Im back in the game. This got me thinking about a discussion for Twinsane Tuesday…How do you strike a balance in your busy life?

This is an ongoing topic I speak about with with my twin mom friends and quite honestly with anyone who has children. I found that I basically gave myself over completely to my kids for two years and when I took a moment to really think about it, I felt like I was on the path of straying away from myself.  I have been very fortunate to stay home with Jake and Rachel and be there for all of their incredible moments up to now, however, it is very easy to lose yourself in parenthood. Putting your needs and wants last when you are raising kids sort of feels natural and you feel like it is expected of you. To some degree that is correct. However, I realize, you are still entitled to have a life and do for yourself. Infact, it is so important to do just that. Im looking to make some changes that will hopefully help me get that balance back into my life. How about you?

Happy Twinsane Tuesday!!!!

Happy to be back!!!

Jen XO

Twinsane Tuesday

Hope your week started off well!

Jake and Rachel will be celebrating their 2nd birthday next week (I can’t believe it). Over the past few days, I have been thinking back to when they were born. I was given so much advice and information on raising twins. Some was helpful, some was not. This leads me to this week’s discussion…What was some helpful advice that you got when it came to raising your twins?

For me, one of the best pieces of advice was to get the babies on the same schedule. It took work and didn’t always go as smoothly as I would have hoped for but it was certainly necessary and often the only way to have some sanity. Raising twins is hard. I couldn’t imagine what it would have been like if they didn’t eat and sleep at the same time. I think I would have been a complete disaster!! (Some might argue that I was even with the two of them on the same schedule 😉

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Happy Twinsane Tuesday!!!

 

Jen XO

 

Twinsane Tuesday

After a very busy weekend of birthday parties, soccer and typical toddler activities, this mama is tired. Our days were so busy that I stayed up later than usual to get everything I needed to do done. I am fortunate that my kids sleep well at night- I need that time.

This leads me to this week’s discussion- How did you get your kids to sleep through the night?

At 4 months we chose to sleep train Jake and Rachel. My kids were on a terrible sleep schedule before that. They got up often throughout the night. They were exhausted and cranky all of the time and so were we. My cousin had recommended a sleep trainer that she used with her older son. We contacted her and within 3 nights Jake and Rachel were sleeping through. It was a game changer :)

Look forward to hearing from you!!

Happy Twinsane Tuesday!

 

Jen XO

Twinsane Tuesday

I hope everyone is having a good week so far.

This week’s Twinsane Tuesday discussion is : How do you make time for yourself?

As a mom of twins, this is not such an easy thing to do. I feel like I am constantly on the go and constantly thinking about what I need to get done. I put everyone else’s needs before mine (typical mom) and by the end of the day I am short on patience, tired and pretty much pissed off. All I want to do is go to sleep. Not a great way to feel or live. No one benefits from this.

I am a much better/happier mom, wife and friend when I have had some “me” time. I try to squeeze in a run when I can, grab a cup of coffee or get a manicure. These are all things that make me happy and relaxed. Yes , it is not always easy to find “me” time but it is one of the best things I can do for myself as well as my family.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Happy Twinsane Tuesday!!!

Jen XO

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And Then This Happened…

Yesterday I started Twinsane Tuesday- a way to vent on all things crazy when it comes to raising twins. I talked about what made me feel frustrated.

Today, while Jake, Rachel and I were heading back to our apartment, after the park, this happened. My heart melted and my frustrations went out the door (at least for the moment)…

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Twinsane Tuesday

I started this blog so that I could let out all my thoughts, feelings, ideas, etc. of being a parent of twins. I am excited to add Twinsane Tuesday to my blog so that you can have the same opportunity.

Yes, we are all very lucky to have twins but lets get real…every moment is not enjoyable.

Every Tuesday I will write up a post related to the ‘truth” about having twins. I invite you to honestly share your thoughts and experiences. It really does help to know that others are feeling the same way or going through the same thing.

So here goes…Welcome to Twinsane Tuesday!!!!!

First question- What has been one of the most frustrating things for you while raising your twins??

For me it is definitely my inability to get everything done that I need to or want to. I often feel frustrated that there are so many things to take care of but I simply don’t have the time to do them because I am busy with the kids. I’m working on being more efficient but I’m also trying to accept the fact that for now, this is my reality. How about you?

I look forward to hearing from you!!

Happy Twinsane Tuesday!!

Jen XO

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