Do Opposites Attract?

When you are married to your opposite, you often find yourself wishing they could just be more like you. Why can’t they share in your love of shabby chic interior design, worship you in your cat onesie, and understand that your lack of organization stems from your creative free spirit? Christina Ceranna explores the topic of marriage between opposites, and why the challenge of meeting in the middle just may be worth it.

The Missing Key

The moment they placed my twin baby girls into my arms after birthing them was truly one the greatest of highs life has to offer. I remember looking down at their crinkly faces as they started to latch onto me and something inside of me aching….in that moment it was her face that flashed inside of my mind   – Habi’s birth mother – and I saw the two of them together just like this…. in that moment I felt such sadness for what was lost for him. I got it in a way I could never have before. I could truly understand for the very first time, and it is heartbreaking let me tell you.

My Favorite Things – Mom Edition

All The Gear Things  1. Table For Two  – The Table for Two is an absolute must have for twins. It allows you to bottle feed and spoon feed two babies at once, the twins napped in it all the time, and it’s transportable to grandma’s house. It’s one of the best places for me to…

The Good, The Bad, and the Downright Ugly in Parenting

I don’t pretend to be a professional blogger. No one pays me to write this thing and I often open up my life up in a way that is pretty revealing and vulnerable in terms of what I am sharing with the world at large. For someone married to the world’s most private husband– it’s…

Part Four: The Atom Bomb On Marriage That Is Kids

I am just going to say it having babies is an absolute assault onto marriage. Being that I am a psychological information junkie, I already knew that the drop in happiness quotient from when a couple is pregnant with their first child to when the baby is less than two years old is the largest…

Part Three: Not Everyone Will Get It

As I have admitted before, I was truly the worst kind of judgmental mom before I had babies. I don’t think you can truly understand the toll sleep denervation, recovering from a c section, and managing someone’s entire life takes on your personal self until you have a baby for the first time. In that…

Part Two: When Your Life Becomes Bigger Than You

The most difficult part of raising twins for me has unequivocally been the transition to needing help almost every single minute of every single day, and learning how to ask, find, receive and manage the help I need. I am sure there are moms (twin moms too) out there that do it all on their…

Part One: Your Control Freak Emerges

It’s amazing how many times you can put your foot in your mouth in the matter of one year. I can admit now that I was a pretty big a**hole when it came to how I judged other mothers for so many years. You see, I was an adoptive parent (and shortly thereafter a part-time…

A Place Of Belonging

“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will…

A Window of Opportunity

I have swallowed the pill that my choosing to stay home for the time being may mean I never get to achieve the career success or freedom that I have taken so many shots at for so many years. I am going to continue to work towards being okay with that. With that said, if we are ever to truly have women’s equality, in its true definition, than I hope that changes and we can learn to accommodate the ways in which we are not the same; not men and women, and not before and after having a family. I also hope that we build resources to support women both in their choice to lean in, but also in their choice to step back, or step down, or step off completely for a period of time without it impacting their entire career paths or looked down upon as some kind of knock against feminism and women’s equality.

The Birth of a Brother

I wrote this a month ago in the throws of trying to figure out how to navigate going from a mother of one to a mother of three… “It’s not an easy task, being asked to go from being the baby of the family to the big brother who has to give away so much…

A Birdie and A Rose Garden

It is almost unfathomable that it has been twelve weeks since my angels made their debut earth side. Its been two months since I last posted and so much has transpired in that short period of time I hardly know where to begin. Well for starters, the girls have gone from these tiny little beans…