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Alexander and Nathan: 18-Month Update

Alexander and Nathan: 18-Month Update

Alexander and Nathan are now 18 months old! I seriously can’t believe they’ve grown so fast. They were only four months old when I started this blog! My followers have been so loving and supportive, watching them grow up on Instagram, and I had someone […]

5 Things I Lacked Growing Up That I Want My Kids to Have

5 Things I Lacked Growing Up That I Want My Kids to Have

This post also comes from my call for blog topics on my Instagram story. Someone asked me to write about my upbringing and how I want the twins’ to be in comparison. This is a similar topic: things I lacked growing up that I think […]

How I Enriched My Babies’ Development At Every Stage

How I Enriched My Babies’ Development At Every Stage

This post was a request from a friend that follows my blog and answered my call for blog topics. She has a six-month-old baby and wanted to know what activities I did with the twins at each level to facilitate their development. My initial response […]

I’m A Great Mom But A Terrible Homemaker

I’m A Great Mom But A Terrible Homemaker

Confession time: My house is a mess. There’s a pile of dirty clothes on the living room floor and a pile of clean clothes beside it on the couch. I’ve been dressing myself and the twins out of the clean pile for the last week. […]

Guest Post: Madelyn’s Story

Guest Post: Madelyn’s Story

Note from Kayla: One of the biggest supporters I had as a NICU mom was my friend Kortney Tate. She was the only one I felt understood what I was feeling when Alex and Nathan were in the hospital. That’s because her daughter, Madelyn, was […]

One Year Later: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

One Year Later: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Today marks one year to the day that I launched this blog. This past year has been a great experience, and I’ve learned so much about myself as a mother, a writer, and a person. I want to share some reflections over the past year […]

Who Are These Crazy Toddlers and Where Did My Babies Go?

Who Are These Crazy Toddlers and Where Did My Babies Go?

I’ve been taking Alexander and Nathan to Baby Storytime at the public library since they were six months old. They’ve experienced a few milestones since they’ve been going. The first time they could sit up on their own instead of being propped up in my […]

5 “Essential” Baby Products We Never Used – And 5 We Couldn’t Have Lived Without

5 “Essential” Baby Products We Never Used – And 5 We Couldn’t Have Lived Without

In one of my earliest posts on this blog, I addressed the dumb things I registered for for my baby shower that turned out to be pretty useless. Most of it I didn’t actually ever get, but a couple of things I did – plus […]

8 Strong Parenting Opinions I Had Before Having Kids (And Why I Was Wrong About It All)

8 Strong Parenting Opinions I Had Before Having Kids (And Why I Was Wrong About It All)

“My baby will never use a pacifier. They’re such a gross habit.”  I believed this for a long time. Like, even after they were born, I still didn’t plan to give them a paci. But they got pacifiers in the NICU, which makes sense. They […]

No Mo’ Plateau: How I Re-Ignited My Weight Loss, Torched Fat and Met My Bikini Goals

No Mo’ Plateau: How I Re-Ignited My Weight Loss, Torched Fat and Met My Bikini Goals

As I’ve talked about in some past posts, I set the goal to lose all of my baby weight by the twins’ first birthday. I did that! But after I met that goal, I set a new one: to feel confident in a two-piece swimsuit […]