Posts By Astrid

AstridHer kiddos call her Mom, Todd calls her wife, you can just call her Astrid. After enduring the heartbreak of miscarriage and struggles of fertility issues, Astrid and Todd finally realized their dream of having a baby: in triplicate. Between pumping sessions to feed her triplets with mother's milk, Astrid enjoys crafting diaper cakes, creating homemade baby food recipes and carving out time for a shower.

Extra-curricular Activites

As a child, I absolutely LOVED to participate in sports. I did gymnastics. Soccer (2 seasons per year) Softball. Speed skating (don’t laugh…yes, on good ol’ roller skates). And I loved every minute. Except when I tried to do gymnastics at Bela Karolyi’s gym, along side Mary Lou Retton. That, I quit after 3 months….
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Car Seat Confessions

I am somewhat of a planner. Ok, not always but there are some things I really sit & think my way through. One of them has been car seats. Yeah, the oh-so-controversial topic. Which, for the record, I do not understand WHY. Why would you NOT keep your kids as safe as possible for as…
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How to Handle Homework?

I think this is what I was most worried about with the kids going to school Yes, homework. No, not the amount, just how to handle it…ya know, the logistics of having 3 doing homework, that is obviously parent guided. And I know there are people out there that 3 kids but they are different…
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3 Kids and a Wedding Dress

I’m not sure where I got the idea. Maybe I saw it somewhere? Pinterest? Who knows. What I do know is it had to be done. I had to get my wedding dress out and get photos of the kids with it. You know, the ultimate dress up session. Mommy’s wedding dress + triplets + Candace…
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Spirit Day

Today was Spirit Day at school. The kids looked adorable! We got tons of compliments on the dresses. Best part is they are comfortable, like wearing a big shirt. And I had an excuse to use the chalkboard again.
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Our First Family Vacation

It is official. We survived our first family vacation. So you understand, the thought of taking our triplets on a 16 hour road trip was less than appealing until this summer. Why 16 hours? Because that is how far my parents are away. In Colorado. Up in the mountains. Way, way up. This is the year…
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Fridge Magnet Cups…LIFESAVER

If you have kids, you know they are always asking for something. Mine ask for something to drink. Mainly water. They know how to dispense the water from the fridge, but the incessant asking for a cup was driving me batty. Actually, driving us both batty. God must have been listening, because not 2 days later, a…
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Running a Half Marathon

I always thought “they” were crazy. Who in the world would want to run further than a few miles? Not I…well, in a way I did. In my mid twenties, I started jogging. Nothing big, a couple of miles about 4 times a week. I stopped for a while. Trying to get pregnant & jogging…
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Life with 3.5 yr olds and school…

Why do the terrible 2’s exist? I’m telling you right now, the 3’s are much more challenging. Preschool has been fabulous. The kids absolutely love going. It was the best decision we could have made. They talk about the letters they are learning. About all their new friends. They love the activities they do. The…
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Breastfeeding Triplets

It can be done. Granted, there will be many hurdles to jump. BUT… it is possible. Take it from me. The girls got mommy milk until 13 months old. Ian went all the way to 20 months, and he chose by himself to give it up. I think the peer pressure got to him. After…
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