Googling Newborn Advice: Bad Idea or The Worst Idea?

shiningparentingFirst off, the babies are doing great! And parenting twins so far is Crazybonkerstown, USA. I can’t decide whether I have more respect for parents that have successfully raised children to adulthood or the fact that kids are resilient despite parents that have no idea what they’re doing. Either way, nice work, humanity! I have no idea how you’ve made it this far!

Honestly, we’ve just been doing our best to stay out of Mediocre Parenting Monthly, which means we’ve been Google Searching EVERYTHING.

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With or Without You: The five baby items worth making room for in a tiny space!

blog collage.jpgWe just hit the 7 week mark here with Twins in the Tiny House and although we have yet to get on any kind of schedule I do think we have found a rhythm.

On most nights Jared and I can scrape together 4-6 hours of sleep over the course of the night.  During the days we continue our change, feed, and rock to sleep cycle with the girls but sprinkle in some tummy time and story reading as they seem to be a bit more alert. Jared may have even seen Landry’s first signs of a social smile yesterday!

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Three Weeks with the Toms

 

OnaWalkTinyHouseHello? Is anyone still following? We have a really good reason that we’ve left you hanging for three weeks.

March 20 at 5am, my water broke. I excitedly woke Jared with the extremely important news: I had managed to scoot off the mattress before anything got on it!  Less laundry = always a priority.

Since we were expecting to have our scheduled C-section the next day, we had to rush to get our things together.  We pulled out of the driveway 20 minutes later only to stop a minute into the drive so I could vomit, return home for a bucket, and then proceed on to the hospital.

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Things To Prepare For Before You’re Hugely Pregnant

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At eight and a half months pregnant with twins, my OB tells me my stomach is measuring past full term for a woman carrying one baby.  I get questions and comments from strangers and friends alike about when I will be “popping” (ew) or how I must be due “any day day now.”  Generally once I share the fact that there are two humans over 4 lbs. growing in my womb, I get a knowing nod of the head and some obsolete comment about how this person- who usually doesn’t know me- will be ‘thinking of me.’

While these comments are certainly kind and appreciated, what is more useful to my giant ass is a friend or partner who is actually willing to help- to carry a heavy bag or move that chair or cook a meal because I just can’t stand on my feet any longer.

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Cook this pregnant lady a meal please!

Jared has been an incredible partner in this respect and while I have tried to keep as much normalcy in my life as possible, there has come a point- somewhere around 30 weeks- where I had to admit to myself that I was just too large to do tiny living or any living the way I have been. Continue reading

5 Reasons Living Tiny is Better Than Living Normal-to-Large

Three years ago, Lindsay and I were inhabiting a 2000 sq-ft house in Arlington. The blank slate of our starter domicile was quickly filled with objects that we thought were important: artwork to cover the empty walls, baskets to cover the naked tables, flowers to fill the landscaping, and surround sound to enhance movie watching and block out any awkward silences. (Okay, the surround sound was actually important.)

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THIS. IS. BLOG.

Super secret first blog post checklist: ***Delete before posting.***

  • Make at least one “tiny” pun.
  • Well, the “tiny” pun is optional.
  • Be more decisive.
  • Get your finances in order. (Open up another Roth IRA?)
  • Clean the sink.
  • Wait, what am I doing again? Oh right! The blog about living in a tiny house with twins.
  • Should I even do this?
  • Be more decisive.

OKAY! LET’S GET STARTED!

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