First, the glass of wine you probably wondered about. This is how I like to start my evenings.
I just want to share my excitement with my new blog series, Mommy Talk!!! Did you catch my introductory post? Go catch up now!
Hooray!!! My volleyball team won the championship in our women’s quads league!!! Winning has never felt sweeter. We worked our butts off. It feels so good to be back on the court and to actually play well!
Have you ever felt like your mind is racing a million thoughts a minute, yet you can barely move forward because you’re waist-deep in the business of the moment? That’s me right now.
And all I want to do is just take pictures of life happening and blog about it! I know it’s not all about snapping the perfect photo and being able to write on a consistent basis. It’s most important to live in the moment and soak in the present. But I still want to blog!
Blogging to me is really a result of technology and social media. I’ve WRITTEN since I even knew how to hold a pencil. A few weeks ago, I was looking for something in my old room at my parents’ house and found one of my diaries! Blogging in hard copy at the age of nine!
I’ve always wanted to document my life and big events and milestones I experience. With getting pregnant and then expecting twins and now raising twin boys, I couldn’t NOT write about it and share my stories with others (at least those who want to listen!).
…a new “Mommy Talk” Series is on its way!
In a few days (crossing fingers and toes), I’ll be making the first post of my all-new “Mommy Talk Series!” I am so excited for this little project of mine because it involves collaborating with other moms and mom-to-bes and not only sharing their stories with others, but learning a lot for myself! Becoming a mom has taught me so much about the basics: pregnancy, labor & delivery, raising twins, parenting… But it has also taught me what an amazing community there is for moms. Thanks to social media, there are online forums and Facebook groups. There are groups that meet in person and just moms who know each other growing up as friends or family and they get a lot closer because of sharing their new identities as mothers.
I can’t wait to begin this new project of mine. After talking to some moms who will help me out with the project, there is already a growing excitement for learning from each other and sharing stories and also commiserating with each other! Motherhood and parenthood are NOT something someone should go through alone. Having a significant other, family, or friends is absolutely vital to surviving and being able to enjoy such a life-changing event. Not that someone couldn’t do it alone, but the help and support and love from others is invaluable. I’m hoping to create a special place for mamas – new, seasoned, or prospective – to share with, laugh with, learn from, and help each other!
Speaking of help… Shoutout to my parents for their AH-MAZING help last night! Seriously in just one hour, they helped clear out all the dishes in my sink, including all the pots and pans on the stove, and cook a meal I’ve planned to make all day and was too tired to do it anymore. Yay, G-R-A-N-D-PA-R-E-N-T-S!
Dad, I know you try. And you’re greatly appreciated. But those watermelon slices are too big!!!
And now for a quick homemade cinna-apples recipe!
Recipe inspired by Wholesome Baby Food
Gala, Fuji, or Honeycrips apples (as few or as much as you want, I usually prepare 3-5)
Peel*, core, and dice apples
*You may not have to peel if your baby is old enough to chew/digest peels. Wholesome Baby Food has some great apple info and advice.
Put apples in a pot with enough water to cover applies.
Bring water to a boil.
Reduce to a simmer and cook for about 15 minutes, stir occasionally.
Place in a bowl with a little bit of the excess water and mash, or put in a food processor or blender and puree to desired consistency.
Add a few dashes of cinnamon to taste.
Ta-da! The boys loved it and it freezes well! We had cinna-apples for dayssssss (and weeks!).
If you liked this recipe, check out more of my homemade baby food recipes!