Hi there! I'm Rebecca
I’m a mom to four-year-old boy-girl twins.
I lived in Germany for 20 years and just moved back to western Michigan in 2018.
Before I became pregnant, I was an architect. Architects are (admittedly) control freaks and tend to plan EVERYTHING. I’m hard core into list-making and love being mega-organized.
When I found out we were having twins, my planner instinct kicked in to warp-speed and made sure we were as prepared as we could be for the chaos that was to hit our home.
– what to bring to the hospital for a planned c-section
– how to take care of yourself postpartum
– gear for transporting twins
– diaper bag stuff
– how to handle the sleep situation
– how to create a budget friendly nurser
just to name a few.
I bought the things on my lists and used (and even liked most of) them. All that research really paid off.
The best tips and advice always came from mom-lifestyle bloggers.
After I halfway recovered from the c-section and my husband went back to work, I found it especially challenging to:
– run a clean and organized household
– get delicious, nutritious, inexpensive, and quick-to-make meals on the table every night after changing, and diapering two babies all day.
I was so exhausted feeding, changing & diapering babies all day, that I barely had energy for the rest of the things (I know YOU know all about that!)
I took the time and tackled those problems too – with lots of research, trial, and error.
Again, the most helpful tips always came from mom-lifestyle bloggers.
When the time came for me to return to work, I realized that there was no way I could live most of my life at the office while my babies were somewhere else. In addition, it was going to take over half my salary to pay for their daycare. No thank you.
I had to find a way to make money from home – fast! I figured the most valuable information I had as a stay-at-home mom were my loads of excel files full of the awesome tips and products I had learned on my (short) motherhood journey. The ones I had tested in my own home on my own family.
I was sure I could help other moms out there just like you.
After talking it over with my fella, I signed up for Suzi Whitford’s Blog by Number course and she showed me step-by-step how to get my website up and running in no time! Love her! When it came time to really make a business of it, we invested in the Elite Blog Academy, which still has not paid off for me.
Things got progressively harder with the twins once they became mobile. You’d open the front door and both would shoot out running as fast as they could…in opposite directions, of course! That kind of thing scared the crap out of me and I rarely left the house alone with both toddlers.
I had to watch them constantly and their naps were getting shorter. I researched tons of parenting strategies and stuck to none of them. You know how it is!
Once they completely stopped taking afternoon naps, I pretty much stopped blogging altogether. Being over 40 with hypothyroidism meant that working nights was impossible. I needed every piece of sleep I could get!
Now that they’re four, they entertain each other more and get into trouble less, so I thought it’s time to start blogging again.
I hope you might like me and the things I have to say. I imagine you to be someone I’d love to go out and have a cup of coffee (or glass of wine) with on one of those crazy, chaotic kid days. Someone who’ll inspire and encourage me to
I hope to be the same for you too, so feel free to contact me at email@example.com any time about anything.
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