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…

Third trimester woes.

If there’s anything women quickly learn during their first pregnancy it’s that friends, family, and strangers alike see pregnancy as an invite for tactless questions and comments. Given my unique reproductive history, I’m constantly asked a variety of intrusive questions. For the most part I’ve gotten used to them and have a repertoire of sassy…

“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…