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First, a moment to celebrate the fact that the little ladies slept from 7pm to 3am last night.  I fed them, declared them the best babies that ever lived, and put them back to bed.  The good night’s sleep resulted in lots of smiles when they woke up again at 6.  I ate half of one of these […]


Molly and Clara – 2 Months

by Jess on July 3, 2014

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Last week, our little ladies turned two months old.  They are smiling and responding and (slowly) seeming to be more engaged with the world around them.  Here are the big “events” of the end of Molly and Clara’s second month. Smiling.  As promised by every parent and baby book, the much-anticipated smiles finally came.  For our […]


10 Freezer Meals for New Moms and Dads

June 16, 2014
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In the first 8 weeks of the girls‘ lives the common themes have been “we’re tired” and “we’re hungry” (both babies and parents). I didn’t do much “nesting” before they came.  Clara and Molly don’t have a crafty nursery and just the thought of serious cleaning was enough to make me curl up on the couch and […]

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Oat, Cashew, and Chocolate Granola Bars

June 2, 2014
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I’m in awe of how much has changed since my last post for Secret Recipe Club.  In early April, I limped around the kitchen with a belly so big that I could barely reach the counters, wondering all the time about the two small people having a party in there.  Today is the girls’ six week birthday […]

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Molly and Clara – 1 month

May 30, 2014
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Last week marked the end of Molly and Clara’s first month!  I’m far from being ready to pull the whole “wow, they grow so fast” cliché because these first few weeks have been long in a number of (mostly exhaustion-induced) ways. And while some of it has been a blur, I wouldn’t trade a minute of it. […]

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Introducing Molly and Clara

May 16, 2014
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Greetings from the other side of some kind of newborn time-warp. When I came up for air this week, we had two three-week olds who are starting to take in the world (which for them is mostly just our apartment) and with whom I am completely in love. It seems that my arms are virtually always occupied by a baby […]

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State of the Bump: 36 Weeks

April 19, 2014
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Just as I reach the 36 week mark of growing these babies, I think I’ve also reached the end of everything google’s got on twin pregnancy.  And after googling everything I could think of for some nonexistent indication that would tell me the exact day and time the twins would arrive, we finally arrived at […]

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Baked Banana French Toast with Pecan Crumble

April 18, 2014
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We’re all still here, and the twins are still tucked in tight.  They’ll be making their entrance to the world soon though – more news on that later this weekend – post french toast!  My first day of maternity leave and final day of work until the end of July was last Friday, so it’s […]

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