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 >>

Understanding Actual Age vs Adjusted Age

Newborn pictures of triplets. Boy, boy, girl.

“I can’t believe they’re 4 months old already! We try to take newborn pictures when they’re around 10 days old, so they’re really too old at this point. Let’s shoot for doing 6-month pictures.” So went a text conversation with a photographer when I inquired about doing newborn pictures with the Tagalongs. I started to … Read more >>

Don’t Say THIS to a Mom of Triplets

I knew to expect idiotic comments from well-meaning outsiders. My fellow triplet mamas posted long, angry, sobbing, rants over statements people made about their “situation” in our social media group. The rest of us rallied around them, consoling, sympathizing, coming up with responses, and offering to post bail. But I had yet to be on … Read more >>