Happy Easter!

It’s the babies first Easter and I’ve already been filling them with tales about how the magical bunny will be visiting them tonight.  Come on – how can I resist the opportunity to buy some special things for my little bums? Here’s a quick pic and list of inclusions in the babes VERY first Easter [...]

Ten Tips for Kids Consignment Shopping Success

I’ve already shared some of the great deals I snagged at my recent consignment sale visits, but wanted to share my top ten tips to remember before hitting the sales floor. 1.  Find Your Sales and Make a Game Plan: One of my favorite mom bloggers pointed me in the direction of http://www.kidsconsignmentsales.com.  This awesome site is [...]

Just about the cutest thing I’ve ever seen!

So I’ve already collecting fun stuff for my kiddos to do via pinterest and other bookmarks.  I’m excited about making them busy books and busy bags to keep them occupied once they become “restless” toddlers.  I know – they’re tiny for now but I’m trying to stay ahead of the game. I recently found this [...]

Shop Till You Drop

Spring means sunshine, green blooming flowers, and apparently (in Western Pennsylvania at least) consignment shopping. Before having kids, I’d heard of these sales – but barely.  An acquaintance of an acquaintance worked at one, and I’d catch a fleeting glimpse of a yard sign advertising a sale at intersection.  We had thrown around the idea of visiting one of [...]

Julie and Brayden Update: 3 Months

Feedings:  Babies are still drinking about 4 ounces of milk, about every three hours during the day and go about 5-7 hours without milk overnight.  We do one formula bottle every night and I am pumping around every 6 hours.  The midnight bottle still gets about 1 T of rice cereal.  In general, not much has [...]

Twin Tips: Baby Clothes Inventory Sheet

If there’s one skill I can proudly share my abilities for, it’s process development.  In my former professional experience, I loved nothing more than figuring out how to make something more efficient.  I love to consider all the options, and come up with a streamlined process that makes things easier for myself and all involved. Now [...]

Wiggle Butt

We don’t know how she did it – but Julie scooched her little self over to be next to Brayden this morning. What a lovely sight to wake up to. Brayden didn’t even seem to mind.

Perfectly Painted Pretty Little Piggies

“This little piggy went to market, this little piggy stayed home.  This little piggy had roast beef…” Julie and I have been playing this game for a few weeks now, and she’s just starting to giggle and smile as she feels the tickle on her toes.  And her toes are of course – perfectly adorable. [...]

Mamma’s of Multiples

Tonight I attended my very first “North Pittsburgh Mothers of Multiples” meeting and had a lovely time.  Usually, it seems like it’s more effort and stress than it’s worth to get out of the house.  The stress doesn’t balance out the stress relief of going out.  Tonight was different though.  It was totally worth going [...]

Irish Eyes

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Coleman Babes!