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Breastfeeding Twins, Triplets and More! – Book Launch

I've been waiting for this day! Not only is it the beginning of World Breastfeeding Week 2014, but it is also the official launch day for my new book, Breastfeeding Twins, Triplets and More! This book is the culmination of many tears of experience and an attempt to help other mothers planning to breastfeed twins, triplets or more. And because I don't do "excited" in a boring way, I'm also hosting a fanta-bulous giveaway with prizes worth over $450! You'll be the most prepared mama on the block! :) Oh, and from August 1-7, 2014 you can get the book for 70% off! Buy it in my store (PDF) for $2.99 (regularly $9.99!) or on Amazon (for Kindle) for the same price. Use coupon code … [Read more...]

84 Resources Every Homemaker Needs – $900 value for only $29!

What costs a teeny-tiny bit but packs a punch with value? This bundle sale!! It's true! Every homemaker needs a little encouragement, some freebies and support every once in a while You guys, I wouldn't even think about joking with you on this. The values of these sales continue to amaze me, and this one is no different.  For the cost of a few espresso drinks, you'll reap the benefits of these resources (and freebies!!) for years to come! Oh, I know you're going to *love* these resources! By popular demand, 100+ homemaking bloggers are bringing back The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle, and it's better than ever! The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is a complete library of great eBooks on … [Read more...]

More Tips for Surviving Weddings with Toddlers

My last post on surviving a wedding with toddlers turned out to be just the start! Our two year old triplets were in two weddings in less than four months! Let's just say we learned a lot and I think a TV show about toddlers and weddings would be far more interesting than anything David Tutera puts together. :) And, because I feel like an expert ;), here are seven more tips for surviving weddings with toddlers - whether you have one or five! If you missed the first set of tips, be sure to get them all here. More Tips for Surviving Weddings with Toddlers Practice Get excited about what she gets to do! Is she riding in a wagon? So cool! Walking and holding hands with an older girl? … [Read more...]

7 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy with Multiples

It's funny how one's plans and expectations for life can turn out quite differently than expected! For example, I never dreamed I'd be running a successful blog and online communities from my own home. I also never planned to be an extended breastfeeder, live in one place for 30+ years and marry the first man I ever dated. I also never thought I would become pregnant with triplets. Oh, what a surprise! And how I wish I had known more about how to have a healthy pregnancy with multiples. 7 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy with Multiples It can be pretty scary - this multiples stuff. There's not just one new life, but (in my case, three) new lives to grow and begin making decisions for. So … [Read more...]

How to Survive a Wedding with Toddlers

You know that moment when the room is totally silent and all of a sudden you hear a child begin talking in a very loud voice and you wonder who can't keep their kid quiet...and you realize it's your toddler?? Yes, that would be me. I experienced that. My three two year olds were recently in my brother's and sister's weddings - and I lived to tell about it! It took some serious planning, but in the end we had a blast. So, I wanted to share my survival tips with you so you, too, can survive a wedding with toddlers! :) How to Survive a Wedding with Toddlers Have a Plan Ok, I get all you people who can just let things happen. I applaud you. Really, I do. (I'm just not one of them. :o) ) … [Read more...]

Natural Pregnancy – Creating the Safest Place for Your Little One

It's kinda interesting - I talk with women who research pregnancy and what to do and what not to do until they're exhausted from all the info. And then I talk to women who don't do a bit of research, or ask questions. They just "keep on, keepin' on." There can, obviously, be pros and cons to both ends of this spectrum. I'll admit: I fall into the first category. And not just because I had triplets! I wanted to know what was safe, what wasn't and how to grow a healthy baby (or, in my case, three). But there was soooo much information floating around out there...and some of it just wasn't reliable information at all. (Hence, why I'm writing an ebook on breastfeeding multiples - there just … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Encourage a Weary Mom

Have you had those moments when you wonder how you'll make it through another year? Me, too! With the start of a new year before us, I am tempted to discouragement with thoughts of an endless sea of tantrums, dishes, messes, diapers, whining, and training. From one weary mom to another...I am exhausted before we even begin!! (And I don't think it's just because I'm a mom of triplets - I'm guessing all moms face these feelings at some time or another!) But that's where the Holy Spirit is so faithful to remind me of His endless sea of mercy, grace, love, forbearance, patience, and kindness! And all of those character traits (along with His help!) are available to me on a daily basis. And … [Read more...]

Christmas List – Why We Only Get 4 Gifts for Each Child + Freebie

Does your family tear into the gifts - with the wrapping paper flying all over the place? Or are gifts opened one at a time - everyone "oooohing" and "ahhhing" over each one? Personally, my family (growing up) fell into the latter of the two categories and I loveloveloved it. David grew up with the first! (Funny, isn't it? How even in these "small" things there can be a mesh and merge of traditions, ideas, and preferences?) I remember my mom making a Christmas list in a spiral-bound notebook of what each child was getting - and the corresponding numbers were on each gift! Having five children (before shopping was done on the internet!) meant lots of stores, boxes, gift wrap...and … [Read more...]

Goat’s Milk Formula – Recipe and Tutorial

This goat's milk formula recipe is a follow-up to Angela's story - if you missed why she and her husband chose goat's milk formula for their twin boys, click here! When I make formula, I buy 8 gallons of goat’s milk at a time.  This makes me 16 gallons of formula!!  I quadrupled the recipe shown below and rewrote it so it’s for 1 gallon of milk and 1 gallon of water, instead of 4 cups each.  This makes it easier as I get my milk in gallons.  So here’s how I prep on my formula making days… I put the dry ingredients (nutritional yeast and powdered vitamin C) in 8 little glass cups for the 8 batches I’ll be making.       I use 8 mugs … [Read more...]

When There’s Three on the Screen – Three Babies

When you're lying there with goop on your belly, nervous and excited, and the technician says, "There's three!" Three babies. And time stops. And your heart takes forever to start beating again. And your mind goes numb, yet races at the same time. And someone tells you to smile. And you feel like a freak. When you look at the man you created a child with, learn there are three and wonder if he'll stay with you. And your heart wills him to feel through the panic and walk it with you. Even as he does the same. When logic commands you to deny all possibilities, every fibre of your being in confusion. And yet curiosity compels you closer. And the mother's heart within you draws you, … [Read more...]