The morning struggle…

I don’t know how working moms do it. Tech445EC6FD-A815-43E7-ACE4-567195990855nically I’m doing it, just not successfully.  My husband leaves for work before the girls even wake up.  I wake up between 4:45- 5:30 to (workout somedays) get myself ready before the girls wake up.  They are early risers (insert eye roll) and start to stir between 5:30 and 6 every morning while they look for their pacifiers.  There were many times I was going to take those damn pacifiers away, but for now, they make life easier!!

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Coconut Oil is Life!

Coconut oil is a household MUST! I am one of those people that thinks coconut oil can coconut oilcure the world’s problems.  I cook with it, eat it, use it on my body (and I haveoily/zity skin),  hair, and literally anything you can think of.

My husband thinks I’m insane, but it is such a go-to product. One of my girls has eczema and it has been a lifesaver on her skin.  The twins were born 6 weeks early and spent 3 weeks in the NICU. The NICU therapist stressed the importance of baby massages, and coconut oil was what we used on them from day 1.

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Book Review: A God in Ruins

A God in Ruins was my book club’s pick for September’s meeting.  It is hard to get time to read with two little ones, so for this book I rented the audiobook from my local library and used it in conjunction with the e-book from Amazon (very reasonably priced).

a god in ruins

Kate Atkinson uses the character Teddy Todd show the intimate effects of war (WWII specifically) on young men and their families.  Breathtaking scenes of the peaceful English countryside juxtaposed with frightening glimpses of Teddy’s wartime experiences a soldier’s internal struggle tangible- and thus heart-wrenching- for the reader. These same contrasts are seen in the characters throughout the novel- making for a magnificent narrative that  leaves the reader with a true appreciation for life and the little things that make it worth while.

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