Life With Irish Twins

By Caroline Williams, Guest Contributor Growing up I used to say that I wanted to have three kids and that two of them would be twins.  I thought it would actually be a possibility, because my grandmother had twins. So the gene is there, right?  It’s funny how things happen when you try to live … Continue reading Life With Irish Twins

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What’s the Real Risk?

By Melanie, The Multiracial Mom The playground – one of the places where kids are free to be kids, right? Well, when I was a brand new mom, playgrounds made me nervous. Not only did I want to bubble wrap my child and protect them from any physical harm, like any new parent, but I … Continue reading What’s the Real Risk?

Traditions

By Erika, The Bonus Mom I never thought much about traditions until I was about to get married.  Then, and my poor husband can attest, I wanted everything to be a tradition. It actually became this weird obsession of mine. "this could be a tradition or this" I would excitedly say about just about anything.  Exasperated one … Continue reading Traditions

Cutting It Close

By Melanie, The Multiracial Mom When my two boys were babies, I didn’t let anyone cut their hair until they were one year old. It wasn’t a family tradition or anything – I just loved the look and softness of their hair and wasn’t ready to let it go. While both are multi-racial, their skin … Continue reading Cutting It Close

Parenting Through Grief

Erika, The Bonus Mom My Mother-in-Love (what I call a mother-in-law) passed away 10 days before our wedding.  Blink.  Blink again.  Reread it.  Yes, she passed away 10 days before our wedding.  There is no easy way to talk about it.  Or drop the news.  Or prepare people for when I say it.  I don't … Continue reading Parenting Through Grief