I'm a mom of twins and I try to do it all. From keeping up with 2 babies to losing the baby weight and staying current with the latest trends… Here's how I approach motherhood without losing my SELF……

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What I’m up to…

I’ve been gone awhile…I’ve been busy!

And before you guess what im about to say next…yes I’m busy with twins, but I also have a job that has me travelling a lot right now. And by a lot I mean I’m more likely to be on an airplane than my house when you call me. So in the midst of being a travelling, working mom of twins, how am I keeping it together? I’m not. I try to eat healthy (we are working on going vegan), I try to workout (always pack my workout gear!), and I try to get lots of sleep (as much as I can with all the time zone changes), but I am still feeling sluggish these days. My allergies are at an all time high, I’m drinking a little more wine than I should, and the west to east travel actually does deprive me of sleep. Plus the crappy food that sneaks it’s way into my diet when I’m ravenous and eating hotel food. It’s time to reset. I typically do the Master Cleanse (google it) when I want to reset, but with two babies and an insane travel schedule, I just don’t think I could last on spicy lemonade alone for more than a few hours let alone days. But drinking tasty healthy juice all day for three days? That sounds breezy!

Can I do it? Of course I can! I’m excited! I did a little digging and found this company that supplies you with enough juice to kickstart a cleanse of your choice. Not only do I not have to make my own juice, but THEY DELIVER. If you don’t live in the Vancouver lower mainland area this may not mean much to you…but I live about an hour outside of Vancouver- which is the norm for most people here (since living right in Vancouver is ridiculously unaffordable but that’s a whole other blog post!), so having someone deliver these juices right to my doorstep (for FREE!!!!!) is pretty darn cool.

my special delivery!

my special delivery!

I placed my order online a couple of days ago, intentionally setting this up starting today, knowing I’ll be close to home (and a bathroom) for all three days, and last night, a friendly guy dropped off a nice little box full of three days worth of juice for me. I was so darn excited I wanted to drink it right away but I figured I better polish off my wine and enjoy it while it lasts. I put the juices in the fridge and now I’m ready to get started. Follow me on Instagram and/or Facebook to see how it’s going for me! This modern twin mom stops at nothing to stay energetic for her hubby and her kids, and most of all, for her SELF!!!! Here we go!!!!

can't wait to drink it all!

can’t wait to drink it all!

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A few of my FAVORITE things

So, I know it’s been awhile since you heard from me. I won’t play the twin card this time. What’s changed since my last post is that I have changed jobs. Still with the same company, but in a position that I have coveted for a long time. The caveat is that it requires way more travel. And when I say way more I mean 70% more. GASP! But how can you leave your kids? They’re so young? Don’t you miss them! These are the (often judgemental) questions I get. Here’s the thing. If you don’t know me well, you may think I’m this cold hearted career driven woman who decided (too late in life) to have children just so I could prove that I can have it all. Because I started later in life I may have had fertility treatments of some kind to get some help and we all know they often result in twins, and what better way to be an over achiever than to show I can not only have a career but also raise twins! Right?!!? WRONG.
The reality is I always thought that once I had kids I would be a stay at home mom. I truly believed that. Except that somewhere between landing an awesome career and having children I realized I actually need something outside of my family to stimulate me mentally. I need something I can call my own. Having children shouldn’t change the fact that I am a human being with my own needs and wants. This may change in the future but right now I have found a balance between a job I love and being a wife and a mother. I have the luxury of scheduling my “away” time in a way that best fits my life and family. I have an amazingly supportive husband who my boys happen to be ridiculously attached to so if mom is not around, they are perfectly fine because they have dad. I am fortunate to be able to leave my children at home in a comfortable environment with a caregiver who is pretty much like family. And when I AM home, I have the privilege of a home office where I can pop my head out and snuggle them whenever I want. Our time together is always quality time. My boys know that mommy might leave for a few days but she always comes back, and in the meantime, they get to hang out with dad. My husband is just as involved with them as I am, and I don’t know that I can say that about most dads I know. It’s because of this that I am ok with being gone more. It’s because of him that I can pursue my dream of being a working mom. My life has changed in a huge way, but although I travel more, the happiness I feel in a position that truly fulfills me, has no price. The support I have from my husband has no bounds. If I can have a meaningful and fulfilling career with twins, so can any mom.
So having justified my new job that keeps me insanely busy, let me just get to the point to be very Oprah-like this holiday season and share with you MY FAVORITE THINGS. I’m turning 40 next year and you know how I love skincare so I must share my latest finds.


This stuff is THE BOMB. Late one night while I was googling “botox alternatives” I came across some articles about bee venom and how it is supposed to mimic the effects of Botox. Supposedly, Kate Middleton indulges. Well, if it’s good enough for Kate it’s good enough for me so off I went sourcing the best. I came across this brand which is local for me (find it here)and although I don’t think it quite duplicates the effects of botox, I do think my skin feels amazing after I put it on, and I do feel it is a little tingly and more plump these days. The theory behind it does support the parallel to the numbing effects of Botox-but I can still move my face-however I do get a ton of compliments on my skin these days-If nothing else it just FEELS luxurious. I use it about once or twice a week as an overnight “mask”. Look it up and research it for yourself-i bet you’ll be intrigued! LOVE!


Another late night googling find. I think I was looking for an alternative to mechanical gritty exfoliating. As my skin gets older and drier and more sensitive, I find grainy exfoliators hard on my skin. I have had “gommage” during spa facials and wanted an at home version. Well this is it. A clear gel substance that magically “balls” up when rubbed into your skin. I don’t know how it works because the ingredients seem fairly benign, but it exfoliates your skin without being harsh. My face truly feels like a baby’s bottom afterwards. You can only order this stuff from Japan -there are many sites that sell it, I ordered from Amazon-so you’ll have to search online for it-I use it 2 to 3 times a week.

And finally-I’ve saved the best for last…


Once you try these bad boys you will be a believer-I actually don’t have issues with dark under eye circles but again, as I get older I try to be more proactive with the areas that show age first. Of course the delicate skin around the eyes is always the first to tell-I was looking for a special luxurious treat that would hydrate and firm and I just picked these up on a whim (London drugs). They are pricey (3 masks in the package for about $27.00) but I like to try anything interesting at least once. I opened up the package, applied the gel like mask according to directions and relaxed quietly for 15 minutes. When I removed it I was blown away. I actually got much more than I was expecting. Not only did the skin under my eyes look incredibly tight and refreshed, but it was LIGHTER too! I would highly recommend this as a part of your pre party prep routine over the holidays, or alternatively-if you are a sleep deprived mom this will make you look like you don’t have kids. I’m serious. Try it.


That’s it that’s all! I would love to hear if you get a chance to try any of these things! Happy holidays everyone! Keep it merry!

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Fall Trend Report

Well, once again, I’m a little behind in blogging. Why?  Oh, because I have twins.  There are TWO of them.  They also happen to be two years old.  Definitely the most fun age so far, but also EXHAUSTING.  I thought people said it would get easier???? That’s all I heard for the first year of my boys’ lives. In my barely memorable first year of being a mom, the one phrase I heard the most was “it gets easier”.  Ummmmm….when???  Still waiting!  In fact, I almost feel like it’s gotten harder in some ways.  Remember when I could lay both of them down and they barely moved?  Oh and what about when they slept for like, 20 hours a day?  Sigh.  Those were the days.  I could actually DO stuff.  In fact, I blogged  more then, than I do now!  Oh and I work full-time.  I’m not complaining though.  I’m just giving you an excuse for why you haven’t heard from me in a while.  You know, in case you were waiting on the edge of your seat to see what I wrote about next.

Ok!  Shall we get on with it, then?  Although this blog is about being a modern twin mom and all things related to it, lately all I feel like doing is talking about fashion.  In fact, I watched “the Devil Wears Prada” again the other day and I kept thinking how cool it would be to just be immersed in it all day long.  A job where it was my JOB to dress up!  A job where I HAD to talk about fashion all day long!  I could wear the most fashion forward clothing and not get weird looks from my husband.  And what if I didn’t have kids yet?  I could carry my Chanel bag without worrying that my diapers and wipes don’t fit.  I could wear my Louboutins without wondering if my knees would give out once I was carrying two kids or trying to put together a double stroller.  I could wear my McQueen scarf without worrying about someone spitting up on it.  Sigh.  Ok, back to reality.  Alas, I do not have a job in fashion, or anything even close, but I do get to dress up a little bit.  And I DO have kids, so when I’m with them, practicality usually wins over fashion sense.  Although, I have to admit, I typically try to meld practicality WITH fashion when I can.  What I DO have though, is this blog.  Which is an outlet for me in so many ways, and so, if I feel like talking about fashion…gosh darn it I’m going to!  So now that you’ve read 2 paragraphs that have NOTHING to do with Fall trends, and shown me what a loyal follower you are, I’ll get down to business.  Drum roll please, it’s that time of year again, to list the hottest trends coming for Fall 2014, which happens to be my favourite fashion time of the year.  And yes, I know, it’s barely summer and maybe I should save this until September is closer, but the Runway shows happened in March, so technically, I’m extremely late getting this out already, and if I’m being honest, my mommy brain isn’t quite what it used to be so by September I may completely forget that I ever even had favourite Fall fashions to begin with.

I guess you’ll just have to bookmark it and re-read in a few months!


My top 5 picks for all you hot mommies, mommies to be, and not so mommies are:



We saw a bit of this last fall, with baby pinks thrown in with the typical rich fall colours we usually see.  Last year, I went out and got myself a baby pink winter coat.  It was by far my favourite Fall find for last year, and happily, I get to wear it again this year because there were pastels all over the runway this year. Baby pinks, blues and greens.  So refreshing!











2)the 60s

If you watch Mad Men for the fashion (like me), then you will love this trend! Think Twiggy, A-line skirts, structured shift dresses, geometric prints and mini skirts, and of course, 60s fashion is nicely encompassing of the number one 2014 fall trend, pastels.










3)Fur, Feathers and Knits

Nothing says cozy fall fashion better than great knits but this fall, fur is HUGE too.  And if you want to add a little whimsy, feathers are showing up in unexpected places! If you’re up for a new splurge, definitely invest in something furry or feathery, otherwise, it’s nice to see our tried, tested, and true knit trend remains strong for fall and winter.  Knits were seen head to toe on the runways, so if you can pull it off, the more the better!













I don’t own a lot of plaid, but I am so nostalgic for it.  It reminds me of my childhood.  When it wasn’t fashionable and was just something my mom told me I had to wear.  But I came to love something about it.  The various colours, the textures and the general association with Fall.  This year, plaid is back in a big way.  Coats, shirts, pants, even scarves, you can pretty much add this trend to your wardrobe with minimum hassle.












5)Fairytale Inspired clothing

As I mentioned before, I don’t work in fashion.  I don’t get to attend fancy shows and dinners and I don’t really have anywhere I can wear whimsical clothing without getting laughed at (although that won’t stop me from trying).  So this last trend, although one of my top 5, is probably more of a fairytale for me, but I still love it.  Tulle, lace, velvet, embroidery, all things fancy and flowy and intricate, you name it and it can have a place in your wardrobe this fall.  Think “Little Red Riding Hood” or “Snow White”.  In fact, I recently saw a trailer for a new Angelina Jolie movie, called “Maleficent” that I think may also be inspiring this trend for fall, and it happens to be coming out in a couple of days.  It may not be everyday practical, but hey, fashion never really is!  It’s about taking some things you love each season, and making them your own.  If you’re a busy mom like me, all it takes is a well put together outfit and some great lipstick to go from feeling blah to BOOYA!










As I always say, this blog is meant to inspire women in many different ways, but especially moms.  There is no reason you have to be last.  Take time for your SELF, even if it’s for something as “vain” as fashion.  Fashion for me is a way to express myself.   How I’m feeling, what I love, and my creativity.  Looking good means feeling good and when you feel good, your whole family feels it too!  Right now, fashion is more unstructured than it has ever been.  Anything goes!  That’s what’s so great about it!  So take advantage of it and use it to express yourself!



Happy Monday Everyone!








Love the Skin You’re In!

It’s been over three months since I’ve posted! Wow that’s the longest I’ve ever gone. I’ve been busy! I’m trying to make things happen in other areas of my life…so the blog had to take a backseat but I’m back! I’m just going to get right to the point, talking about something I am extremely passionate about. Skin.


I’ve always been extremely passionate about skin care but in the last few years it has hit me harder than ever. Probably because I’m not a young mom. In fact, my boys were born the year I turned 37. I know many women in their 40s who are sending their kids off to college or at least complaining about the teenage years. You know what I’ll be doing in my 40s? Just figuring out what it’s like to have them in school. If you need motivation to keep looking young..have a kid (or 2) in your late 30s. The last thing I want is to be mistaken as my kids’ grandma.

The truth is, I’ve actually had problem skin my whole life. So I attribute the skin I have today to the diligence I have had to have with my skin since I was very young. In my early teens, I suffered from bad acne in junior high and high school. I was so desperate to make it better that I got to work researching ingredients, drugs, and skin care that could help. At that time, fruit acids were JUST starting to come onto the skin care scene. I was on them like a hot potato. You name it, I tried it. I had read over and over that these fruit acids sped up exfoliation and unveiled new skin much more quickly, and supposedly, my problem skin would benefit. I have been obsessed with skin care ever since. Fast forward 25 years..  I truly believe my skin care has played a big role in keeping me looking young. Now, more than ever, I am absolutely religious about skin care.  If you have any desire to slow down the aging process and affect how you LOOK (and hence, how you FEEL)… Keep reading for my “stay young” skin care routine!

Cleanser: It’s not out of the realm of possibility that I would spend 50 dollars or more on face wash at one time in my life.  But what I’ve learned over the years is that this is the one product you can skimp on. No matter how fancy or powerful the ingredients, they stay on your skin for mere seconds and eventually wash down the drain. Save your money in this department. A good face wash will be geared towards your skin type (foamy gel if you are oily and more of a soothing cream texture if you are dry), and will remove dirt, oil, and makeup. I use CERAVE.

Moisturizer: Again…this one is simple…don’t spend a ton of money here. If you have dry skin get something thicker and creamier, and oily skin can do with a basic lotion. If you are really oily, skip moisturizer in the morning and only use at night. If I feel really parched and absolutely must moisturize, I use CERAVE or CETAPHIL, and for extra hydration, DORMER. Lightweight serums can be good too.

The bells and whistles:

Here we go… If you’ve been snoozing up to this point, snap out of it and start taking notes. Cleansing and moisturizing are the basics. In order to get that glow and keep you your skin looking and feeling young, you need to do more than cleanse and moisturize.


I don’t care if you are black, white, or purple. Invest in a good sunscreen for your face and wear it EVERY DAY. Every DAY. Got it? I use neo strata anti aging sunscreen SPF 30. I live in BC, WHERE IT RAINS ALL.THE. TIME. But I still wear sunscreen. Every day.

2.Peptide Serum

Peptides are building blocks for collagen and the latest technology allows them to penetrate your skin. I use Olay Regenerist.

3.Vitamin C Serum

Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that not only protects your skin from the environment but corrects any environmental damage as well. I use Obagi c 15.

4.Gylcolic Acid

A fruit acid that speeds up exfoliation and skin renewal to reveal the fresher, younger skin underneath much more quickly, this should be a staple in your skin care regimen. I use Neo Strata night repair cream with glycolic acid 6%

5.Exfoliator: we are constantly shedding and renewing skin cells, and it’s important to help the process by mechanically removing the sloughed off skin. Glycolic Acid does this but liquid and mechanical exfoliants are great too.  Whether we do it manually with a grainy scrub or use a liquid with exfoliating properties, it is important to incorporate some type of exfoliation into your routine. I like Exfoliant by Aveda. It is a very weak solution of fruit acids that acts as a toner after cleansing. For a once or twice weekly mechanical exfoliation, I keep Kate Somerville’s “Exfolikate” on hand for that extra glow on special occasions.


6.last but certainly not least, The piece de resistance, the belle of the ball, the who’s who of skincare….drumroll please…..


If you are not using retinol, where the hell have you been for the last 10 years? Retinol is THE NUMBER ONE anti aging ingredient, proven time and again in clinical trials, pretty much the only skin care ingredient, that actually works to build collagen and reverse the signs of aging. You’re never too young or too old to include retinol in some capacity, in your skin care routine. If you need a soft intro or don’t have access to a dermatologist, Roc carries great over the counter products that contain retinol and will give you a gentle  introduction. If you’re like me and are only satisfied with the “get down to business” hardcore appeal of prescription strength retinol, get your butt to the dr and ask for a prescription of a retin A product.  Start low and go slow.  Once a week is good to start, then twice a week, then every other day…as you build tolerance you can increase your usage.  Your skin will flake, peel, maybe even burn, but a year from now, you will thank me. This is also where a heavier moisturizer like Dormer 211 comes in handy, it will help with the dryness and peeling that can often happen when you first start retinol.

Last but not least….I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the most important part of antiaging skincare,treating and protecting the eyes. I don’t care how old you are, you should have started yesterday. The eyes have the most delicate and fragile skin around them and tend to take alot of abuse. Squinting, rubbing, crying, washing. I  use a day eye cream to smooth lines and protect, and a night eye cream to repair. I like dermalogica “total eye care” for day and roc “retinol eye correction” for night.

Regimen…the above products are in no particular order, but the rule of thumb is you want to use repairing products at night and protective ones during the day, after cleansing, you apply in order of consistency, thinnest first. Also, if you are going to give your whole routine a makeover, add/change one product at a time so you can pinpoint any breakouts/reactions etc.

Here’s my regimen:

AM:I don’t use soap, just rinse with a washcloth

Vitamin c serum


Dermalogica eye cream


PM:wash face to remove all makeup

Tone with aveda Exfoliant

Peptide serum

Retinol or glycolic cream (I alternate nights, and in the winter, if the retinol is too drying, I stick to glycolic acid)

Night eye cream

And finally, wrinkles are caused by repetitive expressions. That’s why Botox works so well, it paralyses your muscles and prevents you from making those expressions. If you have it in you..a little conscious effort goes a long way…avoid too much frowning, raising eyebrows, and squinting. Try to keep a poker face and you’ll be doing exactly what Botox does!

Just a disclaimer here that I have oily skin. All products listed here are products that I have come to find over the years, that work for ME.  Always speak to a dermatologist about your own skin concerns and especially serious skin conditions and remember that all skin types have different needs. When in doubt, go to a reputable spa and get a skin analysis before you get started on a routine. Also, remember that many of these products contain minerals and chemicals-ESPECIALLY RETINOL and even glycolic acid.  Always use with caution, and avoid when pregnant or nursing!!!

I’d love to hear about your sin care routine!

Thanks for popping by!


Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2013-My Inspiration!

Well, it is that time of year again. If you have been following my blog from the beginning, you will know that I just LOVE the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Before my boys were born I looked forward to it because it excited and inspired me. Now that I’m a mom…nothing has changed. I’ve always been into fashion and makeup and every year, late November, early December, I look forward to sitting down and watching the gorgeous angels strut their stuff. Why? Because they truly do inspire me. The styling, the hair, the makeup, and the bodies. Some people complain that they are too skinny and unattainable. Not me. I use them as my “vision board”. These girls might be genetically gifted with height and small bones, but I assure you, they work hard to maintain that body that will represent their brand. This year, the musical guests were UH-MAY-ZING (mostly). I am a big Taylor Swift fan, and she did not disappoint. She looked absolutely gorgeous (could have been one of the models) and her singing was perfection. Fall Out Boy was a nice edgy addition to the show and my favourite of the night, A Great Big World, gave a heartfelt and perfect performance. A little disappointing, was Neon Jungle…I didn’t think much of their styling and makeup and I suspect they were lip synching, but they brought a nice funkiness to the whole production. The whole show was an eclectic mix of punk, rock, and innocence, and I liked how it was all put together.

Here are my fave moments and looks of the night:

I just love me some thigh high boots and wings. The top hat and red jacket ensemble inspires my next night on the town, and that hand hold and eye gaze that Taylor and Lily Aldridge shared was so sweet. And finally, the turquoise feathers on those shoes??!!! LOVE! Do you watch the VS Fashion Show? I’d love to hear your thoughts!



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My first year of blogging….

So it’s been a little over a year since I started this blog. I started it because I wanted to inspire other moms and moms to be, especially those with multiples, but in general.. all moms. I am a firm believer that you CAN have it all. You can be a great mom, take care of your family and your SELF, maintain your health, and feel and look good, without going nutty. If you want to have a career outside the home, you can have that too. You just need to be organized and have a positive attitude. After almost a year of being back at work full-time, I still believe that. I have had my fair share of low points this year, especially in the last month or so. I went through a very difficult time in my personal life. Even through that, I was able to maintain some semblance of sanity. How? Whenever I’m feeling down, I tell myself that this will pass and everything happens for a reason. If it’s something I can learn from, I try to find the lesson and then I get over it and move forward. I got a new haircut, went to Vegas with my girlfriends, and let loose for a few days. And I didn’t feel guilty about it. It was much-needed for me, and my husband enjoyed the bonding time with the boys. Most of all, I find that being grateful for what I have, helps me bounce back from setbacks much more quickly. I have a healthy happy family, amazing friends, and an awesome career. It’s cliché to say there isn’t enough time in the day, and I catch myself saying it every now and then if a day gets away on me, and yet most of the time, I find time to have a glass of wine, catch up on the real housewives, or write a post for this blog. I must be doing something right! If there are any new moms or moms to be out there reading this, if there is only one piece of advice I can give you that I truly feel has helped me find this balance even with twins, it is this: GET YOUR KIDS ON A SCHEDULE. Since they were born, my boys have been on a schedule that allows me to predict when they will be up and when they will be asleep. It didn’t happen on its own, it was a constant and consistent effort to get it that way. BUT IT WAS WORTH IT. Sleep experts believe that putting your children on a schedule also helps them sleep better. This has certainly been my experience. They are a few months from turning 2, they go to bed at 630pm and wake up at 630 am and they nap once a day from 1230 to 300. That is 14.5 hours that I have to myself. I use 9 of them for sleep. I use the rest to do whatever the hell I want. Work, cook, drink, nap, you get the idea. It is the absolute best gift you can give yourself if you have twins (or more), or even just one baby. Life is good! The holidays are upon us and I am feeling more excited for the future than ever!  I am looking forward to another year of blogging, thanks for sticking with me on my journey as a modern twin mom!

Here is me in Vegas last weekend. A new haircut, red lips, and shoes to match, how can I NOT smile?

Here is me in Vegas last weekend. A new haircut, red lips, and shoes to match, how can I NOT smile?

Baby proofing (or not!)

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Aaaaaahhh baby gates. The image gives me shivers. I remember all throughout my 20s and early 30s, visiting the homes of friends and family with small children, I just could not figure out how to open that damn baby gate. I always ended up stepping over it. And the closet and drawer latches that seem like they intend to keep out the CIA? Enough to drive a person insane. For the love of god I just want to throw out my garbage! Or get a spoon! And god forbid they had one of those little latches on the toilet lid. Guess I’ll be waiting to pee. Obviously I’m being a touch dramatic, but I found these things so annoying that I already started dreading the day I would have kids and have to turn my home into a trap of sorts. So when I got pregnant, imagine my absolute DELIGHT when I started reading “Babywise” and read about house proofing vs baby proofing. This was actually a real thing??? I had wondered if you could just TEACH children to respect certain boundaries but I didn’t know there was an actual term for it! I loved it and quickly decided I would house proof my babies.


So, if you, like me, don’t like the idea of having everything in your home locked up or put away, and enjoy the thought of keeping your home looking and feeling fairly similar to pre baby, this post is for you. I’ll give some quick tips but the best thing to do would be to pick up a copy of “Babywise” or check out some babywise blogs (I like this one). The basic premise of house proofing is that you remove or displace things that could pose an immediate and significant safety danger to your child, and this will be subjective. Everyone will have their own non negotiables, but anything that can be used as a teaching opportunity to house proof your baby, should be used as such. You first teach your child the words “no” and “stop”. I think I started using these words as soon as they could sit up and roll around. If you use these words often, they WILL learn what they mean. You then simply use every opportunity to show your child what is and is not acceptable. The boys were not allowed to go near the edge of the staircase by themselves and this was the case for all other things that were off-limits. Kitchen cabinets and drawers, bathrooms, mommy and daddy’s room, etc. It’s a very simple concept, it just takes diligence, consistency, and patience. You must be consistent. Once they are old enough to handle a responsibility, you allow them that freedom. So for instance, once they showed interest and had the ability to maneuver their way up and down the stairs, we allowed it, with guidance. Now, at 20 months, they walk up and down the stairs like adults, holding the railings or our hand. They know they are not allowed to start walking unless we are there and say it’s ok. If they do have a lapse in judgement and reach for a cabinet they are not allowed into, a simple “no” or “stop” does the trick. I’ve done a post in the past about keeping a home peaceful with children. I’m not gonna lie, I do like a clean and organized home. Just because I have kids doesn’t mean I want toys cluttering every inch of my living room and I certainly didn’t want any unneeded baby proofing. For me, house proofing my boys has been awesome. Not only do I feel that it has taught them to obey and respect boundaries from a very early age, but it does something that baby proofing doesn’t. It works even if you are not at home! Like magic! Baby gates are great if they make you feel secure at home, but what do you do if you go to visit someone who’s house is not child proof? At the end of the day, like everything else in parenting, this may appeal to some and not to others. But if it is an a-ha moment for even one person, I’ve accomplished my mission! I’d love to hear your thoughts on baby proofing and house proofing! Thanks for stopping by!!!


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