Who Helps You? Campbell’s Celebrates #TheMotherhood

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They say that it takes a village to raise a child and I could not agree more. See that 'I'm gonna drop dead of exhaustion at any minute' look in my eyes in the photo above? The first few months after the twins birth are a blur, yet I do know for certain that my family and friends helped me through it. You see, birthing the twins didn't happen without a bunch of complications, it was a rough time for me and for ... read more

Random Acts of Kindness for Kids

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Recall the age old question, 'if you found lost money, what do you do?'? While out a couple weeks ago, my daughters were eager to get where we were going, so they were at least 10 feet ahead of myself. They were half-running, chattering away and very excited about their day. All of a sudden I saw one of my girls stop and pick up a pile of 20 dollar bills off the ground. She immediately ran full speed ahead and ... read more

Celebrating the Everyday Superhero #BeSuper

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Have you seen the new Barbie Princess Power masked dolls yet? It's the latest line in the vast and iconic Barbie doll collection, and it's all about how every one of us is a superhero. Termed Be Super, it's the recognition and celebration of the everyday superhero that lives within us all. As the mom of three girls, I applaud each initiative out there, that supports individuality and encourages the positive self-esteem ... read more

The Dynamics of Twin Play

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If anything, being a parent of multiples has been an eye-opening experience. As I've said before, I don't feel entirely comfortable in comparing my kids to one another, yet when you have one child and then have multiples - you just can't help but to compare every facet of their growth. After all, parents take the learned experience from parenting the first time, and apply that to the next round, so to speak. In doing ... read more

Grab a tissue: Fisher-Price ‘Poem to Your Child’ Video

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Close your eyes and recall the best memories of when you were young. I'm sure your recollections were of play, and times shared with loved ones. These moments which make a lasting impression even years later, is what drives my parenting today. My hope is that one day my girls will recall their happy play - and in those recollections, their Mom is right there playing with them as well. Playing with my kids is ... read more

Five Ways to Introduce Chores to your Child

Five Ways to Introduce Chores to your Child

Is your child ready to start helping you with chores around the house? You can tell if a child is ready by the way they want to help. They will start asking you to help more and they’ll become more interested in what you are spending your time doing. My kids each have chores that they need to do, to help out. In fact, my twins have been putting away their own laundry since they were 4 years old. At that time, they ... read more

Breakaway

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One evening after dinner, one of my twins turned on the docking station in the kitchen and madly pushed buttons on my iPod. She landed on a song that made me stop in my tracks. "Isabelle! It's our song!" "I know Mom", not looking up from her book as she sat on the couch. "But, it's our song! Remember?" "Yes Mom, you've told me a million times", Isabelle mumbled, still fixated on the pages in front of ... read more

Giving Back with Barbie #BarbieProject

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One of my goals this and every holiday season, is to give back as much as possible. Paying it forward in many little ways and donating toys, food and money to local charities. While we do give back through the year, we focus on this more during the holiday season, since it's that time of year to recognize your blessings and try to extend cheer and goodwill to those less fortunate. Plus, it's Christmas - and at ... read more

To Elfie – An Apology to Elf on the Shelf

Apology to Elf on the Shelf

It's been some time since I talked about our Elf on the Shelf, Elfie. 2012 in fact. Wow. Yet, it's always been the usual. Move the elf, forget to move the elf - etc etc. It's relatively routine when it comes to Elfie, the girls still love him to bits, eager to jump out of bed each morning to see where he is. Sure makes getting ready for school easier, versus the 'I want to sleep more' hassle I usually deal with. So, ... read more

A Day in the Life with Barbie #BarbieProject

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On a day last weekend I shared a series of photos on my Instagram Page, chronicling our usual chaotic life. I'd love to say that a typical Saturday for us is laying around in PJs and watching cartoons, yet I don't even remember the last weekend when we didn't have something on the schedule. The photos were A Day in the Life with Barbie, capturing events and play throughout the day, tagged with ... read more

Life Experiences Reenacted Through Play

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This past summer I made specific goals for myself and the kids. For the first time in almost 10 years {and a total first with the twins}, we were going to spend a lot of time camping. This Spring we purchased a permanent lot at a campground about 30 minutes from home. With such a short drive from the city, we were able to travel to our home away from home - when time allowed and the mood struck. Now that summer has ... read more

It Wasn’t Me

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Lately I've been finding letters, words and pictures written with PEN on walls and furniture. PEN! I'm super frustrated but adding to that chaos is the response that I get from all girls at once, 'It wasn't me!'. Sometimes you have to resort to trickery to find out who the culprit is. Yet usually ... So, Katelyn, you didn't do this then? Yeah .... right.  . ... read more