Category: Personal

How Can I Protect My Children From Bullying? Facing Fears As A Former Victim

How Can I Protect My Children From Bullying? Facing Fears As A Former Victim

Right now, it’s hard to imagine anyone being mean to my boys. They’re just babies, after all, and they’re adorable, funny, sweet, and friendly. They play well with other kids, so even bigger kids are nice to them. They don’t go to school or daycare. […]

I Survived The First Year With Twins (And So Will You): 9 Things I Learned That I Wish I’d Known All Along

I Survived The First Year With Twins (And So Will You): 9 Things I Learned That I Wish I’d Known All Along

1. Nothing stays sanitary for long so let that go. When the twins first came home from the NICU, I was borderline obsessed with keeping things separate and sanitary. It’s partially from the level of hygiene that the NICU requires. If we touched one baby, […]

Valentine’s Day: Celebrating After Babies (And Our Crazy Fun V-Day Tradition)

Valentine’s Day: Celebrating After Babies (And Our Crazy Fun V-Day Tradition)

Originally posted February 16, 2018. Valentine’s Day: Celebrating After Babies (And Our Crazy Fun V-Day Tradition) This week was Valentine’s Day. It was all in all a pretty normal day, but it brought to mind one of our favorite traditions for Valentine’s Day! It’s not […]

Out of the Darkness: My Struggle With Postpartum Depression

Out of the Darkness: My Struggle With Postpartum Depression

If you follow my social media accounts or this blog closely, you might have notice that I went on something of a hiatus in the past few weeks. Normally, I update my blog once a week and post on my Instagram almost daily – but […]

“I’m Definitely Doing Everything Wrong”: Parenting with Anxiety (And The 5 Ways I Cope)

“I’m Definitely Doing Everything Wrong”: Parenting with Anxiety (And The 5 Ways I Cope)

The other day I asked my mother-in-law what I should blog about this week. She told me to write about the moment I started feeling confident as a mother – the moment I knew I “had it.” But I can’t write about that, because I […]

The Toxic Pressure to “Snap Back”

The Toxic Pressure to “Snap Back”

My name is Kayla, and I have a confession: I haven’t lost all my baby weight. My babies are 7 months old, and I’ve still got pooch for days and not a chance of fitting into my pre-baby jeans. I haven’t gotten on a scale […]

The Trouble with Torticollis

The Trouble with Torticollis

When we got Alexander and Nathan home from the NICU at 8 weeks, I noticed they favored turning their necks to one side. Just before they’d gotten discharged, the hospital’s physical therapist met us at the NICU to tell us to make sure we turned […]

I Donated My Breast Milk

I Donated My Breast Milk

I had an awesome milk supply after Alex and Nathan were born, but unfortunately, I wasn’t able to breastfeed. With them going to the NICU right after birth, I couldn’t nurse them, so I exclusively pumped the entire time they were in the NICU and […]

True Life: I’m An Over-Googling Mom

True Life: I’m An Over-Googling Mom

My name is Kayla, and I have a problem: like many new moms, I. Google. Everything. Every bump, sneeze, every weird thing they do, every not-so-weird thing they do – I google it all. And I realized recently that all my Google searches may be […]

6 Things I Wish I’d Known As A New NICU Mom

6 Things I Wish I’d Known As A New NICU Mom

I never, ever, ever thought I would be a NICU parent. Then my boys were born at 34 weeks, and suddenly, there we were. Instead of taking my babies home with me, I left the hospital without them. I cried nonstop for days and refused […]