For the first five years of my identical twin boys’ lives, I couldn’t tell another adult their birth story without crying. How could I begin to share it with them?Read More
Surviving the Twinning Reaction
The intense bonding connection between twins is called “the Twinning Reaction,” by psychologists and researchers. My neighbor the dog trainer says, “Don’t adopt two puppies from the same litter because they’ll never obey you.” Same concept. The obstetrician did not hear the second heartbeat until 18 weeks. I was already panicking about motherhood – now […]
Advice to your Daughters: Don’t Waste Your Time on My Boys
When I was twelve, my middle school girlfriends and I called boys on the phone, hovered by the fence at Pop Warner football practice, and sat around at slumber parties speculating on which boys might ride past on their bikes or try to peek in the windows.
Smooth Operators or Wild Animals?
FROM COLORADO BABIES MAGAZINE, FALL 2015 My twin boys have been fascinated by pretty girls since they could wave from their double stroller. But as a mom who grew up with only one sister, I have zero experience with handling little boys who notice females and recruit their own babysitters.
What My Son Taught Me About Red Sox Uniforms and Being A Twin
“I was eagerly picking out Red Sox margarita glasses while waiting for our flight home when one of my 5-year-old twin boys approached me…..”
Five Rules of Holiday Etiquette Not to Bother Teaching Your Children
From Boulder Lifestyle December 2014 Over the course of twelve Decembers trying to instill Emily Post-worthy behavior in my identical twin boys, I’ve seen many of my holiday manners tutorials come back to bite me.
Fitness For the Rest of Us
From Boulder Lifestyle October 2014. I became a fitness instructor because I was awful at team sports.
Please Remain Seated With Your Seat Belt Tightly Fastened
Boulder Lifestyle, 6/14. With extended family on both coasts requiring multiple flights per year, my husband and I lived for the day our identical twin boys could entertain themselves while traveling.
*UPDATE* Now on Multiples Illuminated Boulder Lifestyle, 5/14. Pooping in a park in broad daylight? Refusing to get in the car until a hot Brazilian nanny kisses them goodbye?
The Road Runner, the Identical Twins, and the Garage Door Opener
Exhibit A: We’re late for gymnastics class and I yell downstairs to my five year old boys to grab coats and get in the car. I dash into the bathroom only to hear the garage door go up. Then go down again. Then up. Then down again.
Gaining Compassion Through Surgery
American Fitness 1/14. Before I tore the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in my knee, I was invincible.
Broken Speed Dial
Originally in River Oak Review. “I can’t see in my right eye,” my ninety-one year old grandmother says. “It’s just a cloud.”
Foodies In The Woods
Boulder Lifestyle 2/14. I am not a foodie. I have food poisoned myself, realized after six months in a new condo that the oven didn’t work
8 Things I Hate About The Holidays
Boulder Lifestyle 12/13. Every year I get my hopes up that the holiday season will be stress-free, fun, and peaceful.
Please Don’t Ask Me To Feed Your Cat
2nd Place Winner, Boulder Writers’ Workshop Comedy Contest. What kind of a mother would deny her children a pet?
Training the Boulder Way
Boulder Lifestyle 7/13. When I was single in California, I loved to ride my bike. I’d cruise along the beach, ride to meetings, or just wander.
Wine Tasting 101
Appeared in Boulder Lifestyle Magazine 8/13. At the university I attended, there was a school of hotel management.
My Children Are Terrible Liars
My identical twin boys are terrible liars. Friends brag about their price-cheating efforts: how they prep their kid to tell
The Dead Raccoon
When my twin boys were infants, I watched “Desperate Housewives.” There was an episode where a mom is called in to the principal’s office