The Fourth Trimester (Oliver)

You were born in the early hours of a November night. Your sister was sleeping downstairs, in the guest bedroom, just in case this was the night. And it was. On November 26th at 3:25 am, upstairs in our master bedroom, they put you on my chest. Your tiny hand grabbed my finger as I…

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DIY Macrame Hammock

I find I’m always often…always (haha) looking for new ideas for the kids’ room, re organizing their play area, or adding new things to their nursery. I can’t help myself. I’ve seen this stuffed toy macrame hammock on pinterest, and decided to give it a try. Using string, lay down a few double line strands and tape/secure…

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While He Naps

  The first two days of Oliver’s life, I didn’t see Penelope much. Her grandparents were wonderful, and offered to take her out and entertain her, and I welcomed it. It gave my husband, Oliver and I time to rest, bond, figure out nursing again, and recover from labor. After her second day out, she returned…

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My “Two under Two” little Loves

I remember being 9 months pregnant with Oliver, anxiously spending my last evenings before two under two googling and trying to gather up all the knowledge, tips and tricks to “surviving” this era that was about to begin. Some of the articles I found were helpful. Some were not. And frankly, most made two under two…

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Motherhood through Culture

They say you can leave Africa, but Africa will never leave you. I grew up in Africa. 9 years of my childhood was spent in that beautiful land which has very much defined and influenced the person I am today. I remember watching women carry babies on their backs with beautifully patterned chitenges, while balancing…

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My Babies’ Shared Nursery

When I found out I was pregnant with Oliver, aside from the excitement of welcoming another beautiful being into our family, I couldn’t help but be excited about all the nesting that comes with it – specifically decorating the nursery. In my case, doubly exciting because I was decorating for two in this nursery –…

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The Fourth Trimester (Penelope)

I reminisce with the first few posts as I go back and re visit moments, which at the same time, serve as a bit of an introduction of who we are….. ••• (17 months ago) 3 months ago, I met the love of my life… but many other things happened that day – the “mother”…

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Ode to my Pregnancy Body

For the past 3 years, my identity as a woman has been heavily defined by my role as a mother, so when thinking about what my first post could be in this blog, I figured I would start from here. From the beginning of that journey and transformation. Reading through my note books from second/third…

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