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11/30/2011 10:53:00 AM Posted by mommy2twincesses

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Having a Big Family-When is it Time to Stop?

11/15/2011 02:42:00 PM Posted by mommy2twincesses

Having a big family is definitely not the norm these days. In fact, having a big family is such an uncommon thing they are filming reality shows about it.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ve probably heard that the Duggars are now expecting their 20th child. Now that’s a REALLY big family by my standards!
But, when faced with the question of this week’s “Hot Topic Tuesday”, “when is a big family too big”, I can’t say that I have a definite answer for that.
I’ve read Enyo’s post on Motherhood Looms as well as Heather’s post over on Parenting Patch and I must say that I totally agree with both of them. As long as certain criteria are met, then it’s not my place (or anyone else’s) to say what’s too big a family for them.
The main question that comes to mind for me is:
*Can the parents provide for the family without government assistance? This includes of course all the basic needs: food, clothing, and shelter but also “necessities” like health care and love/attention.
If the answer is “yes” to the above then I just can’t see it being any of anyone’s business how many children make up the family.
Is a big family for me? No way! LOL, DH and I had “planned” on having an only child. God however, had other plans for us and for it, we couldn’t be more thrilled. I absolutely could not imagine my life without either one of my girls, but I also simply couldn’t imagine having 20 of them either :oP
Let’s hear it! What do you think? Are big families the way to go? Why or why not? What’s your “perfect” number family and why?

Happy Mommy Journey-The Beginning

11/15/2011 02:16:00 PM Posted by mommy2twincesses

Wow. I didn't realize it had been so long since I posted :/ Where have I been?!

Well, I've been quite busy between Halloween, changing out our holiday home decor to reflect the Thanksgiving season, nursing my sick babies back to health (they both had an ear infection and then one also got a UTI), hosting a Pampered Chef party, and just dealing with day to day life in general.

Lame excuses. I know. But, I left out a big occupier of my time the past few days. I'm reading a new book, "The Happiness Project". I'm completely and thoroughly enthralled.

To say that I'm reading a book titled such may make it sound as if I'm not already a happy mommy, but that's not so. I'm very happy, but I'm a believer in "there's always room for improvement".

I'm kind of shocked at myself for even giving this book a shot since I'm pretty anti self-help type books, but something about it caught my eye and reeled me in. Now I'm done; hook, line, and sinker.

I haven't made it all the way through yet and I'm taking notes as I go so be prepared to hear plenty more about this as I'm determined to host a "happiness project" of my own. I may not be as dedicated as author Gretchen Rubin was to hers, but I'm sure going to try. Just so much of what she is saying in this books sounds as if I could've very written it myself or perhaps as if she has my brain on wire tap.

With so many things going on and life racing by the way it notoriously does, I think a "Happiness Project" is just what I need!

Three for Thursday

11/03/2011 06:07:00 AM Posted by mommy2twincesses

Three things I stole from my kids’ Halloween candy stash: 1. Strawberry Laffy Taffy-I actually had to STEAL this as there was only one and M was dead set she was NOT going to share with me. *insert evil laugh* That’ll teach her to turn her head! 2. Skittles 3. All jaw breakers (to throw in the trash-NOT to eat!)

Three things I buy that have to be name brand: 1. Velveeta cheese if I’m making “Rotel” dip (I will however purchase off brand “Rotel”) 2. Ovaltine (not sure if that as a name brand but I don’t want just any chocolate milk mix) 3. Peter Pan peanut butter (this is a brand new addiction, but I have to side with DH on this one-it’s the best peanut butter out there!)

Three things I spend more than fifteen minutes doing every day: 1. Wasting time on the computer 2. Cooking, especially since I’ve been finding all these BOMB recipes on Pinterest (
follow me!) 3. Wiping someone’s butt (with three behinds to tend to, I’m certain it would all add up to more than fifteen minutes)

Three things that put me in a fantastic mood: 1. Singing and dancing like a complete idiot to some upbeat music-today’s jam of choice: “Mean” by Taylor Swift. K changed up the lyrics, “Someday, I’ll be living in the Emerald City and all you’re ever gonna be is ME!” Yes, my girls are a tad obsessed with the Wizard of Oz-see
Double the Dorothy ;) 2. Laughing and talking with my favorite girl friends (I miss you!) 3. Traveling. I absolutely don’t care where I’m going, but just “going” gets me all giddy!

Three things I do that a grown woman has no right to be doing anymore: 1. Sliding across the floor in my socks-when I break something (oh, say a hip) I'm going to tell myself "I told you so!" 2. Cracking up at totally inappropriate things. I’m assuming my terribly warped sense of humor will never leave me 3. Sneaking sweets-I buy them for Pete’s sake, there is NO reason to SNEAK them!

Check out what the Parenting Patch had to say for 3 for Thursday!

Wordless Wednesday-Double the Dorothy

11/02/2011 06:57:00 PM Posted by mommy2twincesses