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  • The time my twins crawl is creeping up on me
    Jan 19, 2017 8:00 am

    The time my twins crawl is creeping up on me

    So we had this debate going at home about which baby would start crawling first and on what day.

    Naturally, I said at least one would be crawling on my birthday at the end of December. Also, naturally, I was wrong ó no crawlers yet, but...

  • Life without my babies feels so empty
    Jan 12, 2017 8:00 am

    Life without my babies feels so empty

    The first time you wake up and your children arenít at home, up wells an emptiness that is hard to put into words. Simply put, it is a not a nice feeling.

    When you move to the other side of the world itís kind of imperative you prepare for...

  • Spotting the difference between hardship and danger
    Jan 5, 2017 8:00 am

    Spotting the difference between hardship and danger

    Iíve written a bit about the girls learning how to make sounds and control their hands and feet.

    Itís a wonderful process but a byproduct of their physical development is that weíll have to compensate around the house by baby-proofing...

  • Sadly for dads, mumís the word
    Dec 15, 2016 8:00 am

    Sadly for dads, mumís the word

    OK dads, letís talk. Here we are, minding our own business, handling our duties and spending as much time as possible with our children ó holding them, hugging them ó and what do we get?

    Screams of bloody murder as our babies look...

  • What use are words if not bringing joy?
    Dec 1, 2016 8:00 am

    What use are words if not bringing joy?

    For a long time the girls rarely acknowledged each otherís existence.

    Maybe it was their eyesight being very poor as newborns. Or it could have been they didnít piece it together that they were seeing the same person every day.

    But...

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