“It’s twins”: the words I’d never imagined hearing a third time.

Google states that the chances of three sets of fraternal twins are 1:500,000.  I looked this up before I considered another pregnancy.  Surely I’m not that lucky. Besides, my first pregnancy was twins, the second a singleton, the last pregnancy was twins, and by that logical pattern I was due for another singleton.  Despite strong first trimester…

Review: Milkful Mama Lactation Bars.

I recently had the opportunity to try Milkful Mamas lactation bars. Believe it or not, this is the first product geared towards lactating mothers that I’ve tried! I sampled the blueberry almond coconut and here are my thoughts: 1. Flavor: The coconut flavor is light but dominant. Almonds and blueberries are noticeable, and there’s also…

Pumpstrap review.

I recently had the opportunity to test drive a hands free pumping accessory. First things first, when I initially discovered the product I could not contain my excitement. With a cup size nearly halfway through the alphabet, the struggle is real when it comes to finding anything that accommodates the girls. As a full term…

Increasing your milk supply.

This is segment two of a series on breastfeeding. Click here for segment one. How many times have you heard another mom say, “I stopped breastfeed because I didn’t have enough milk”? Or maybe that’s the reason you stopped breastfeeding. According to one study published in JOGNN, milk production is the main reason that mamas…

Money saving mama! Shopping at Rhea Lana’s consignment sale.

Raising children is expensive, there’s no doubt about it. You don’t need to have three sets of twins and a bonus singleton to realize that kids are money pits. From diapers, to braces, to that ER bill from little Johnny sticking a Lego up his nose, there’s always some expense when it comes to children….

Twinmom.com Q&A

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to answer a few questions for Twinmom.com. In my enlightened baby brain state (haha), I completely forgot to share the article here. As a mother to seven, the adage “better late than never” is practically one of my mottos, and it’s certainly applicable in this case….

Exclusively breastfeeding twins and having milk leftover to donate.

Chances are if you’ve made it to my blog, you’ve seen both my breastfeeding photos and pictures of my marvelous milk stash on social media. You may want to know what my secret is to milk production, and you may be struggling with breastfeeding your own little one(s). While I’ve managed to respond to a…

Newborn photos are in!

Not only do I know a fantastic newborn photographer in my area, I have the honor of calling her my friend.  When she offered to capture images of my latest additions, of course I couldn’t turn her down.  Veronica has over six years experience as a photographer, an extensive collection of props, and a cozy…

They’re here!

I write this with two babies, their bellies full of milk, snuggling on my chest. They arrived 2 weeks ago today, and it’s been a bit of a whirlwind since. I’ve been trying to find the words to succinctly and accurately describe their arrival while fearing inadequacy to express the perfection of the experience. I…

Cankles be gone!

Cankles are probably one of the most common woes of pregnancy, especially when you are gestating multiple fetuses. For those who haven’t heard the term, ‘cankle’ is simply a combination of ‘calf’ and ‘ankle’, and it describes an edematous state where no distinction can be made between the two parts. As a working mom pregnant…

Cloth diapering with multiples.

People are often surprised or shocked to find out that I use cloth diapers on my twins.  I suppose the idea that using cloth is labor intensive, combined with the increased workload of an “extra” baby, is daunting to most. Does it require extra effort on my part? Yes. Is it worth the effort? Absolutely….

Grocery shopping for seven.

When my kids were younger (and I had less kids) I used to be an avid couponer. Each Sunday I would buy five papers from the Dollar Tree and spend hours clipping. Next I’d match up the current sales with my coupons for double the savings.  Often I’d have to hit 3-4 different stores to…