The Parenting Books That Helped Us Survive the First 2 Years With Triplets

Stack of parenting books with titles out.

I love to read. As a kid, I took a book with me everywhere I went—school, the bathroom, a friend’s house, family outings to MLB games. I changed my major from pre-physiology to English literature halfway through college because my science classes were making me cry. If I was going to cry my way through … Read more >>

The Baby Products That Helped Us Survive the First 2 Years with Triplets

Triplets—2 boys, 1 girl—sitting in wagon and smiling at camera.

“I don’t know how you do it!” is a comment Chris and I hear a lot when people learn we have triplets. Usually, we mutely shrug our shoulders. What are we going to say to this? To steal Nike’s tagline, we just do it. There are, however, quite a few  products* that make “just doing … Read more >>

Preemies for Life?

Photo collage of triplets in NICU.

It happened at the pediatrician’s office. I had spent the last week up to my elbows in what was apparently a case of viral diarrhea (as if plain ol’ diarrhea wasn’t bad enough). As the PA told me to give the Tagalongs a break from milk and went over the details of the BRAT diet, … Read more >>

Lessons Learned from Delivering Triplets Early

Family picture of parents with triplets in NICU.

Plan B. We’re all familiar with it, this spawn of Plan A, born when we find ourselves surrounded by failed good intentions. Then there’s Plan WTC. Plan WTC (What the Crap—this is a PG-13 blog) is what happens when Plan B runs amok and you find yourself so far off the beaten path that you … Read more >>