You know my name isn’t Mummy, right?

My parents gave me a name when I was born, as parents do. Sure, my name has resulted in some pretty epic Starbucks fails and always left me wondering if the teacher was calling for me or if there actually was a kid named Alicia in class with me, but I like my name. Now, […]

Let me tell you about a girl named Ella

Amazing Ella, that should be her full name, though I am quite partial to Ella Noël.  Honestly, she is amazing. This is a girl who fought hard for her life when she was smaller than a football. A girl who has spent the first year of her life at appointment after appointment. A girl who […]

Twins in the NICU :: Our 80-Day Journey Home – Twiniversity

Sometimes I forget exactly what our time in the NICU was like. The specifics and all the challenges we had.  It felt like it went on forever while the girls were there, but now it seems the time flew by. When I sat down to write our NICU story for Twiniversity,  I thought about each […]

Battle of the bulge

I’ve written about my jelly belly several times since the girls have been born. I wish I was one of those women who was like; “Oh! All I did to lose the baby weight and fit into my size zero jeans was breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is the best diet ever!” However, simply put, I am not. […]

Bringing up God – less babies

Given that it’s 2015, I’m still pretty amazed about the assumptions we make on a daily basis; gender identity,  sexual orientation,  marital status, even the amount of money we have. But, I really don’t know why we’re still assuming other people’s religious and spiritual beliefs. I don’t think we can say that North America is […]

The making of a year

Since the girls were born, I’ve been taking pictures of them and keeping track of every day. After they were born ten weeks early and spent 80 days in the NICU, every day seemed special, even the days where we really didn’t do much at all. Until the girls were born, I didn’t really get […]

We’re one year old!

Wow, one year! I can’t believe how fast the time has gone by and how long ago their births seem. The girls are only nine months corrected so I decided to forego a big first birthday bash and instead keep it simple with just dinner and cupcakes tonight. My plan is to celebrate their one […]

Is there a holiday after the holidays?

Now, don’t get me wrong, I am the most Christmassy person there is. I look forward to it every year and do my best to make it special. But, man it’s exhausting. People without kids can at least get a couple of days to recover; sleep, binge watch Netflix, while us parents March into January […]