Category Archives: Family Dynamics

Happy Day

One of the best things about having young children is their ability to increase your enjoyment of festive occasions simply by being excited about it themselves. Yesterday was my husband’s birthday, and the girls couldn’t have been more psyched for … Continue reading

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The Switch – A Twin Phenomenon?

I have one good child and one bad child. Almost always. One is good. One is bad. If you’ve been following along for any length of time, you’ll think, ‘Oh, I’ve got this. Natalina is the bad twin, and Dulce … Continue reading

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Conversations with Ourselves

I mentioned a few months ago how my husband and I consistently ended up shouting at one another just to be heard over the din of “LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT ME!” that my toddlers put forth … Continue reading

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Identical Clothing Only Please

That’s it. I give up. I am never buying non-identical clothing again. I don’t care if the people stare or think I’m “that mom.” Do I think it’s cute? No. I think it’s stupid. But it doesn’t matter what I … Continue reading

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Little Kids – They’re Just Like People, Only Smaller (Part I)

You can learn so much about human nature from observing little kids as they begin to make their way in the world. This morning, Dulce taught me how people argue and why little things can carry so much weight for … Continue reading

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Call Off the Police Force

This must happen with all siblings, but with twins it’s constant. Take a small child’s need to be right, her desire to be good, splash in a good dose of competitiveness with her sister, and add a healthy dollop of … Continue reading

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A Twin Specialty

Toddlers don’t like compromise. This is a shame. Compromise is one of my main tactics in calming the girls, and since they don’t like it, well, it doesn’t work at all. I keep waiting for the day that they will … Continue reading

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Getting Out of Trouble

As my children get a better grasp on conversation, emotion and dare I say logic, they are starting to dictate our movements more and more, wriggling out of tough situations, testing avenues and words to see what will let them … Continue reading

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Shown Up by Three Year Olds

The girls are requiring all of my attention today, so I’ll keep this short and laughable. Remember how I killed the plant? My toddlers have now proven their plant-tending abilities far superior to mine. I give you, the grassmen. READ … Continue reading

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Delving into the Lives of Toddler Twins

This, I’m sure, is mainly a twin phenomenon but parents with singletons born close together probably go through it as well. It takes up so much of my time that I honestly wonder what toddlers that aren’t twins even have … Continue reading

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