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This Mom's Life

* I saw this on Shelly's blog and she got the idea from Good Housekeeping. Shelly just moved to the bush in Alaska with her family of 3 boys (including a set of twins) should go check out her blog, she is amazing!*

What are three words that describe you as a mom?

Your favorite family rituals?
When the day gets stressful, or there are lots of tears. We turn on the music really loud and dance.
I will turn on Family Force 5 on Pandora, or Trev will grab the guitar and jam...basically we act like crazy people. It stops the kids from crying though and we have a blast. 

What's on your nightstand?
My Bible
My alarm clock (which will never again be used as an alarm since I have 3 of those now)
A lamp
Cough Drops
Pony-tail holders

Is there a parenting rule you never break?
If you hit, you go on time-out

And one you always break?
No treats today....
sometimes after a great lunch and nap...he gets a treat. 

Is there a beauty product you can't live without?
Does a lot for just a little. I don't like "dead eyes"

What five things are always in your fridge?
 Fat Free Creamer (for me) 
Chocolate Syrup for Jack's milk (he gets a little squirt in one of his cups of milk a day)
Butter...real butter.

Your most memorable family vacation?
Disneyland November/December of 2011
My parents were celebrating their 30th Anniversary and my Dad's retirement and basically treated the entire family to the vacation. We stayed at the Grand Californian in Disneyland, and it was incredible. I loved that we got to do basically all of it together as a family, and all the boys travel really well.
Seeing the look on Jack's face was priceless for me. 

What's been your hardest parenting moment so far?
After I had the twins and was in the hospital after the c-section and didn't see Jack for a few days. Then getting home with them after being in the NICU for 10 days and hardly getting anytime with Jack since I was breastfeeding. 
It tore me up....and it was really really hard for Jack.
I'm thankful that time is over. 

Do you have a favorite book in your house right now?
It changes from week to week.
Sometimes it's the Thomas books and other times it's Goodnight Moon

Your biggest guilty pleasure?
Blogging and Facebook. 

What's been the most surprising thing about parenthood?
I was scared, in fact I was in tears, thinking that I already had my heart full of love for Jack and how could I possibly share that with anyone else. 
I felt like I was taking some of my love away from him, but the instant the twins were born it was apparent to me that your love only grows....and it's amazing. 


    It is so real. So honest.
    Thanks for sharing it.
    I am terrified that by adding another baby into the mix it won't be fair to the girls...I won't be able to split my love any more than it already's reassuring to hear that your love for your children grows as you add more into the mix. Thank you!

  2. I LOVE this post and love hearing your mama heart! You handle every challenge with grace and your boys are so blessed :)

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