So I’ve decided to start a blog. Why? Well..why not? I’m a new mom so everyone knows I just sit around at home and eat bon bons all day and watch daytime television, so why not do something valuable with my time? Of course, I’m being cheeky. I do NOT sit around and eat bonbons all day long, in fact, I’m lucky if I can have breakfast before noon. I DO get to watch some daytime television, usually when I’m feeding my twin boys, one bottle in each hand, which means I’m stuck watching whatever channel I start because I don’t have a spare hand to operate the remote. However, there are a few times in the day where I do have a little time to myself (through the magic of sleep training and scheduling but more on that later), and sometimes I feel like doing something with that time other than laundry, or washing bottles, or cooking, or working out. Something that just allows me to be me.
Over and over, people ask me, “how do you do it?” My answer is “I don’t know, I just do it”. I love fashion and makeup and all things girly. Before I had my two beautiful boys I promised myself that I would be the best mom I could be..while still being the best wife and not giving up any of the things I love. Staying passionate about all the things that make me tick is what keeps me sane. Dealing with 2 crying babies is a lot more tolerable when my nails are done and my hair is straight.
Fellow twin moms (and all moms, for that matter), I ask you…don’t we all want that? Don’t we want to do it all and look and feel fabulous doing it? I recently read a wonderful book..”Bringing up Bebe” (and I will review it a bit later), but I really connected with the “french” ideal of mothering. The idea that being a mom is only a small part of who you are really appeals to me. Letting go of life as you once knew it to chase after your unruly children in pony tails and mom jeans, is NOT my idea of motherhood. Since my twins were born, I have been on a mission to get back to my old self…my body, my hobbies, my passions. People always ask me….”how do YOU have twins?” They remark that if it weren’t for the odd baby contraption in the living room or the bottles lining the kitchen counter, they wouldn’t even know I had kids because I seem so well rested and our home seems so peaceful. This is a HUGE compliment to me, because this isn’t a coincidence. This is my life because I wanted it this way. Im always repeating how I do it all without compromising my sanity.
I will give my tips to anyone who wants them, so alas, this blog is born! What’s a modern mom? Well, if you google it…you’ll see that it’s Brooke Burke!!! Who, on a side note, is AMAZING! But I think it is simply a mom who wants to be the best mom she can be in today’s crazy world, while still maintaining her fabulous self! (Still sounds like Brooke Burke since she seems to fit that description). The key here is to put yourself first and not feel guilty about it. After seeing how french women don’t get fat, and now realizing most of them have extensive social lives and well-behaved children who eat almost anything, I’m kind of aspiring to be french. Oh and did I mention they are always well dressed and looking fabulous?
So what will you stumble upon when you check me out during the week? You will find tips, tricks and reviews on makeup and beauty products because that is the one thing I always have a lot to say about. I may throw in a few of my favourite fashion finds, and I will probably comment on books I’ve read, services I’ve received or any other products I’ve purchased that I feel are worthy (or not) of your time. I’ll talk about fitness and food since that is also a passion of mine. The only difference is that it will all be from the perspective of a mom who has not one but two babies, demanding her attention and time. I’m pretty confident though, that you don’t need to have twins..and many times…do not even need to be a mom..to come here and learn something. Think of me as a magazine. You are sure to find something you’ll find useful! Since I do have 2 babies, and I am so very new to this blogging world, I am going to commit to 2 posts a week, every Tuesday and Friday. Once I get my technical savvy sorted out, I will be able to commit to more.
So hopefully, you will come on this new journey I’ve started into (twin) motherhood. I won’t alert you every time my kids burp or poop (isn’t that what Facebook status updates are for?), but I will share with you what I’m learning, and how it’s working (or not) for me. If you have twins, are expecting twins, or know someone who is either of those things…please keep me in mind the next time you are looking for a few minutes to kill on the internet! At the end of the day, I’m hoping I have taken the legwork out of being a modern (twin) mom so you can just skip all the research and focus on being fabulous! So thanks for visiting and let’s have some girly mom talk!