“The best things about pregnancy” (Mommy Talk)

Being pregnant is one of the most amazing experiences a woman can have.

While each woman’s experience is different, there is something majestic, almost magical in creating life and carrying it until the time comes for baby to enter the world.

Each mother has a pregnancy journey unique to her, and yet they have much in common.

Mommy Talk by SharissesPieces

Mommy Talk by SharissesPieces

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Meet the Moms! (Mommy Talk)

Meet the wonderful moms behind my new Mommy Talk series!

Their stories not only excite me, they overwhelm me. It is an honor to talk with these women on a new level, where all things pregnancy, motherhood, and baby are not only freely and enthusiastically shared, they are normalized.

Mommy Talk by SharissesPieces

Mommy Talk by SharissesPieces

Each of these women has had their own unique experiences and yet there are definite similarities woven in between their journeys through motherhood.

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Introducing… Mommy Talk!

At long last, “Mommy Talk” Series is here!

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“Mommy Talk” by sharissespieces 

Mommy Talk will be devoted to all things baby/mama/parenting through a collaboration of mamas (I elaborate below).

As much as I didn’t initially identify as a #momblogger, the higher blogging powers thought otherwise. While I will continue to write about random, fun pieces of my life, this new project of mine is really looking like the new direction of my blog.

I excited. Hope you are, too. Grab a cup of coffee – or a glass of wine (it’s 5 pm somewhere, right?) – and read on!

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One day I want to be a super cool yogi

A few notes to self:

Don’t compare your chapter 1 to someone else’s chapter 20.

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Right?

It is easy to compare your own life to others, criticize your own actions or lack thereof, and judge yourself harshly for not being exactly where you want to be. I do it all the time when I see others excelling or seeing the world or fulfilling their dreams. But I have to remember, the goal is to always move forward, no matter how slowly or how small my steps are.

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Why I wanna blog and a cinnamon apples recipe!

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.

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What’s on my mind?

  • The boys
  • how they’re doing at daycare
  • what to cook for dinner
  • what to cook for the boys
  • meal planning, cleaning the house
  • cleaning the kitchen
  • work
  • working out
  • hanging out with my hubby
  • hanging out with the boys
  • hanging out with family and friends…

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!).

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Stay tuned!

…a  new “Mommy Talk” Series is on its way!

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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!

Grandparents Rock!

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!

Thanks, mom!!!

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Dad, I know you try. And you’re greatly appreciated. But those watermelon slices are too big!!!

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And now for a quick homemade cinna-apples recipe!

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Cinnamon Apples

Recipe inspired by Wholesome Baby Food

 

Ingredients:

Gala, Fuji, or Honeycrips apples (as few or as much as you want, I usually prepare 3-5)

Cinnamon

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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.

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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.

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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!