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A Christmas Confession, courtesy of Brad from Papa Two Twin Girls by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting If there's one thing that there is NOT enough of in the blogosphere, in my opinion, it's Daddy bloggers...or, better said, dads who blog.  I love reading about parenting, ma ... Read on »
That moment when... by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting 1)  you laugh hard at something that someone just told you and a little piece of snot comes shooting out of your nose. 2)  your husband is on speaker phone with his mom.. ... Read on »
What's hidden behind the smile... by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting * I just want to put it out there now that this post is about an unpleasant topic, in which I share graphic details.  I wrote it mostly to process my own thoughts...a purgin ... Read on »
There's a reason why I always check my hot chocolate for floaters... by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting The year was 1979 and my sister, Erica, and I had been invited to eat breakfast with our grandparents at a hotel in Miami, Florida. We weren't especially close with them ... Read on »
How to survive making a gingerbread house with your kids... by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Well, you came to the right place.  Oh sure, there are tons of tutorials out there, explaining how to make an adorable gingerbread house with your kids. But none of them ... Read on »
"Men are supposed to be made out of steel or something"... by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Steel Magnolias. This movie does it for me every single time. photo courtesy of IMDb From the beginning to the end, I cry and I laugh...and then I cry ... Read on »
Pouring my heart out....The Desperation of Infertility by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I can still recall the exact moment where I thought, "Oh shit, what did we just do?!" Tim and I were driving back to our hotel room after the embryo transfer for ou ... Read on »
My kids will have happy childhood memories, even it kills me (which it probably will)… by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting "Mommy, how do you know how to bake cookies?  Did your mom teach you?" Bella asked me one afternoon, as she and her brothers helped me prepare a batch of sugar cookies. I ... Read on »
I confess.... by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting It's been awhile since I've confessed so here goes.... 1)  I confess that I failed to take a picture of my kids on Thanksgiving, as we sat around the table enjoying a del ... Read on »
Pouring My Heart Out...Was It My Fault? by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting "I think I've fallen in love with you," he confessed to me one day at lunch.  "I can't imagine what my life will be like without you in it." He was my employer, a m ... Read on »
One of the reasons why husbands should never work from home... by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting It was only 3:00 in the afternoon but, already, my nerves were shot. Struggling with Cole and Bella to finish their homework, trying to convince Garrett and Landon to ta ... Read on »
Interview with the Experts: The Thanksgiving Edition by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting It's official.  I'm cheating, people. The kids are out of school this week on Thanksgiving break so I'm desperately trying to keep them busy...because I kind of like my s ... Read on »
Forever stuck in survival mode? by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting "This is survival mode at its best.  It's temporary.  You will get through this," I repeated anxiously to myself, while rocking two extremely overtired, cranky 10 week old b ... Read on »
More memorable conversations... by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Cole: Mommy, when are you going to die? Me: Not for a very long time. Cole: Does everyone die? Me: Yes, when we're old and gray. Cole: How will I know when you die? ... Read on »
The trespassing incident.... by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting "Mommy, weren't you afraid you might go to jail for trespassing?" Bella inquired last night as I drove her to dance class. Obviously, the topic continued to weigh heavily ... Read on »
Are you a busy mom looking to simplify your life? GIVEAWAY!! by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting As a busy and stressed out mom of 4 young children, I'm constantly looking for ways to simplify my life. I used to look at Kate Gosselin as another mom of multiple multip ... Read on »
Yes, it's really time to start thinking about holiday cards....GIVEAWAY!! by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Last holiday season, I totally sucked.  There, I said it. I was that person who didn't send out cards, causing some friends and family members to call and ask if everythi ... Read on »
It's just your friendly neighborhood Superheroes... by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting You may or may not be aware that a few days prior to Halloween, Batman and his trusty sidekick, Robin, spend some time canvassing various neighborhoods to ensure that it's s ... Read on »
Pouring My Heart Out...Words Hurt by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting "Stop your crying.  Seriously, it's getting on my nerves.  Why do you cry so easily?!" I screeched at Cole, my extremely sensitive 7-year old son. The minute the wo ... Read on »
Those damn Francois Langur monkeys have all the luck... by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting One night after the kids were in bed, Tim and I were actually sharing space in the same room. But wait...that's not the actual story.  Just thought I'd point it out bec ... Read on »