My name is Andrea. I am a 34 year old mother and wife. My twin boys, Hayden and Logan, are 3 1/2 years old and they like to destroy things, as most little boys do. I often will affectionately refer to them as “the turkeys” in my musings. I do this primarily, because they often act like wild turkeys, particularly in public places and probably because they make me want to toss back a shot of wild turkey after a harrowing day. Not really, wild turkey is gross, but from time to time I’ve been know to pop open an ice cold Miller Lite and thank God it is almost bedtime. I also have a tendency to swear a little, but no worries, there are no f-bombs permitted here. The husband vetoed that one. But all other words are fair game. Because clean words sometimes just do not get the point across.
I’ve bounced around a lot of places in my short little life. Starting out in Indianapolis, IN, to Louisville, KY, to Fairfield, OH, to Columbus, OH to Des Moines, IA before finally landing for good in Mesa, AZ. I am a college and law school graduate who has no desire to ever practice law. I wait tables a couple nights a week because that is what is best for my family and our schedules and because it keeps me sane. I started my blog 4 months ago but had been toying with the idea of starting one for several years. My twins were born 12 weeks early and because I had nothing else to do at the hospital but get on the Internet, I discovered the mommy blog. I was desperate to find someone, anyone who was experiencing what we were experiencing. I did. Many of these blogs touched my heart and I still follow them to this day.
It took a long time, tons of soul searching and even more prayers before I finally realized that this blog is what I am meant to do. It is a part of me, a part of my soul. I want it to be a place of solace for this who have had a challenging day with their children. I want to bring a smile to your face.
I also want to be a resource. I want dads and moms of multiples to come here for information about twin pregnancies, twin births, and twin parent. I want parents of preemies to find stories of hope, faith and inspiration. I also want preemie parents to find websites, links and online stores that specialize in preemie clothing.
I am a child of God. There will be talk of God and Jesus on here, because that is why I am writing. I came home to the Roman Catholic Church after a 15 year absence in September. I started a blog in November. Coincidence? I think not. I have a guardian angel and you can read about her and the organization created in her honor. There will be talk of God here. Because without Him, I would not be.