When Your Heart Has Had Enough

This has been a devastating month for empath’s, and I for one am completely and utterly exhausted. I will never forget the first time I really got a taste of empathetic burnout when Columbine took place. I was a junior in high school at the time and the images and sounds from the shootings ruminated…

Social Reform, Trauma, and Black Lives Matter.

I like to think that human belief systems are a reflection of both who/what you love and who/what has caused you pain. Opinions are subjective, and as much I believe that communication and connection are the necessary foundations for social change, I also believe that there are certainly undeniable roadblocks to changing others belief systems…

We Survived – A Love Story 

Today is my wedding anniversary…. and as I look back at the photos of the younger and skinnier versions of my husband and I kissing ever so romantically in front of some strange pond on our wedding day, I cant help but point my finger at them and laugh. What suckers. Those sappy and naive…

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’ve done a great deal of thinking recently about why I have always had this need to share my journey through blogging – and why I so often choose to talk about the tough stuff and the heavy stuff instead of the light and pretty stuff – and I think it’s because it is the…

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…