You’ll Thank Me Later

A few years back, I met a good friend for lunch. An outing like this required very little effort back in the day. I didn’t need to coordinate with Ryan’s schedule, potentially call a babysitter, pack a variety of individually wrapped snacks (the boys find it preposterous to share a snack, what are we rationing?!),…

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Mother Knows Best

What better day to honor my mom and share the life lessons she taught me and my sister than Mother’s Day. Some have been passed down through generations, while others are Patty’s originals. Nevertheless, all are ones to live by. Everything happens for a reason. Literally everything. You may not know the reason yet, but…

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MAYBE My Husband Was Right…

I like to be prepared. Actually, that’s the understatement of the century. I love to think ahead, create a plan, make a list, overthink possible outcomes, and walk into situations with all my ducks in a row. I even asked one of my nurses to give me a detailed play-by-play of a c-section so I…

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Bed Rest Blues? Not Here!

Bed rest: a mask-less version of quarantine; stay close to home, work remotely, order groceries, wear leggings, and find creative ways to entertain yourself. At 22 weeks, my doctor put me on a modified bed rest. I didn’t have to literally stay in bed 24/7 (I set up camp on the couch), but I couldn’t…

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Common Twin Comments

For some reason, twins are a spectacle for people. Most often, people will ask if the boys are twins. Others are braver and get straight to the brass tacks of what they want to know. Just when you think you’ve heard it all, someone will say something that makes you go, “wow, that’s the first…

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