Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler!

I hope everyone is letting the good times roll this Mardi Gras!

I know it’s not a major holiday for all but, let me say, I love holidays, big and small! Each and every one of them has such cultural importance, and I’ve always found it so interesting to learn about the significance behind holidays. I love celebrating, even if it’s in a small way, and I love being able to now share these cultures and traditions with my own little family.

At seven months old, my daughters obviously don’t understand that any day is different than any other, but we’re already creating little traditions of our own, and including the girls in them. This evening, we celebrated Mardi Gras with a little homemade jambalaya and King Cake, and the little ones had a blast eating (ok, mostly playing with) their jambalaya.

Whether we’re enjoying a special meal, creating art (as we did for Halloween and Christmas), or spending time with family, the big and little ways we celebrate the holidays are just another way to have fun and come closer together as a family and, as the girls grow, I look forward seeing them learn about the culture and history behind all the treats and activities we use to celebrate.

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Which holidays do you love to celebrate with your family? Big ones, small ones, everything in between? How do you like to celebrate?

I can’t wait to hear the great ideas all you have for enjoying all the holidays!

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This Is How the Story Begins

My name is Mandy. I’m new to this mom thing, and I’m learning as I go along.

About fourteen months ago, I was newly pregnant and sitting in a waiting room with my husband, about to go in for a relatively routine ultrasound. We were called back into a small, dark room where our lives were changed the instant that this image appeared on the screen. ImageIn that moment, our lives became instantly more beautiful, more unique, more challenging, more everything than we every imagined they could be.

The next day, I went online looking for information, articles, inspiration, really anything twin related. There wasn’t much out there, and much of what I could find was less than positive.

That’s what brings me here tonight. I want to encourage all the moms, dads, and families that will follow after me. Things are about to get interesting. Things are also about to get magnificent. It’s terrifying, but you can do it.

Welcome to the big experiment that is my life with twins .