Since I have shared birth stories and birthday prayers before, I thought perhaps today I could share a few thoughts and discoveries about being a mom to twins in honour of their birthday. Not that I feel more special than any other type of mom just simply I have done the twin thing twice and survived both times until their second birthdays. So I feel like might I have something worthy to share, maybe, perhaps?
It’s a beautiful October day – I love the feeling of crisp, fresh days. I am happy to be settling into a good school routine with the girls, it seemed we found the groove quickly this year. I signed Josh and Hanny up for gymnastic classes this fall, in the summer I thought it would be a fun activity for them every Tuesday morning. Although, for a mom who prefers to keep everyone contained and at home this gymnastics routine has been a stretch to get up and out the door. I thought I would share quickly a couple of tips I have for how I prepare/leave the house with my youngest four.
This past weekend my aunt asked me for insight and advice after a young mom had approached her in tears. She has 3 young children (3, 2, and 6 months), and a husband who works long hours. I thought for awhile, because initially I felt completely unqualified, “why ask me? I don’t know more than the next mom.”
It is so easy to zero in on the things you are doing wrong, where you are missing the mark, or focus on what you *think* others feel about you. There is a shift in social media I have noticed among fellow moms, from the thrill of showing only your best – to bragging about your ‘non-pinterest’ effort.