Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Bear With Me

Yes, bloggers do tend to over share.
I've fallen behind on so many things lately. Not the least of which is this blog. I have a number of posts I have promised to write, intended to write, want to write...and my life just keeps getting in my way. Not in a bad way, just that I've been rather overwhelmed.

Uncharacteristically, I'm not quite ready to share every detail of what's made it so hard for me to write lately, but one of the things that's been added to my plate in the last week is that I've learned that my children both have some major food sensitivities which means we need to do an overhaul of the way we eat around here.

This shouldn't necessarily throw me for a loop, but given that I am perhaps one of the worst cooks out there, I am having to start from scratch. My children, understandably, aren't completely happy with the idea so it's been stressful trying to help them understand why we have to try this. Add on to all of that my penchant for obsessively researching information which has meant that for the last 5 days I have been buried in articles about living free of gluten, cow's milk, eggs and soy. I've been a little preoccupied.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Help For Sibling Rivalry: Teleseminar Replay 3 Days Only!

Even though it's "normal" for siblings to fight,
it's so important to get to the root causes of it.
Last night I had the great honor of conducting a teleseminar with Patty Wipfler of Hand in Hand Parenting on ways to help improve sibling relationships. For some reason I was nervous about doing this seminar and kept procrastinating about posting about it here. So I apologize if you didn't know about it and missed listening in. But never fear, you can still hear everything we spoke about!

I wrote recently about Patty's new online course "No More Hitting" and really am a huge fan of the work she and her team do. In many ways, her approach is very unique and really powerful. I'm hoping that through these seminars she's been holding with educators like Janet Lansbury and Laurence Cohen (author of Playful Parenting), the techniques she teaches will reach more and more parents and become less unique and much more commonplace!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Want To Know What It's Really Like Raising Twins? Book Review And Give Away!

Jane Roper's memoir is a great read for any
parent or parent-to-be of twins!
When I first found out I was pregnant with twins, one of the first thing I did was to find books to help me prepare for the road ahead. Since I didn't yet have any friends with twins and didn't yet know about joining a multiples club, books were my first resource. 

While there are a ton of books on being pregnant with twins or taking care of newborn twins, there are few and far between that I know of that tackle life as a mom of twins over the span of years. And even fewer that are real, honest and make you feel as if a friend was letting you in on her personal story. That is, until Jane Roper wrote her book Double Time: How I Survived---and Mostly Thrived---Through the First Three Years of Mothering Twins

I "met" Jane on Twitter about a year ago and soon became a fan of the smart, funny, self-effacing style of her Babble blog, Baby Squared. I was very excited when Jane told me she had just written a memoir and asked if I would read it.

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