This weeks featured blogger is Helen of Curly Birds. Helen is the proud MoM of 3 year old identical girls, Nola and Kira. Helen has only been blogging a year, but has done so much in that year (if you’re crafty check out her crafts!).
What made you start blogging?
I started reading Little Cotton Rabbits and SouleMama, and I was really inspired by these women. After a few months I wanted to join in. I find that blogging gives me some direction as a SAHM, it helps focus me, and gives me a creative outlet.
I am recently began collaborating with little. lovely. on a regular feature called A Day of Play. It is a “photo journal documenting a day-in-the-life of our little lovelies. Typical or extra special, this day shares the cultural subtleties of our blogging community as it exists around the globe.”
Were you shocked to find out you were pregnant with twins?
There are many twins in my family – I was the youngest cousin and there had been no twins in our generation. I thought there was a good chance of twins, but it was still shocking!
I felt sure the girls were going to be fraternal (given my family history). The doctors told me throughout my whole pregnancy that the girls were probably identical – I didn’t believe them. It was only after I got the pathology results that I believed it.
What is your favorite thing about being a twin MoM?
I am one of the few MoMs who love all the stares, questions and comments – it makes my day.
I especially appreciate being able to focus on each stage and really embrace it. Knowing that I will never have another 3rd year birthday party or even the terrible twos makes each stage so special and worth savoring.( http://curlybirds.blogspot.com/2010/02/big-3-pond-birthday-party.html)
Anyone who visits your blog can see that you have some amazing crafts, what has been your favorite to do with the girls?
I have always been a crafty person, but the girls and I have taken our crafts to a whole new place. We love to be outside and many of our crafts are inspired by nature.
My very favorite craft is our scarecrow. It was a beautiful day, the girls were so happy being in the garden and making this lovely little girl scarecrow. And she is so cute – I almost felt bad leaving her outside! She still lives in our vegetable garden and we often visit her. (http://curlybirds.blogspot.com/2009/09/crafty-birds-scarecrow.html)
Another favorite craft of mine was our teapots. I am from England and am committed to giving the girls a sense of their British heritage. The girls and I have a cup of tea with china cups and saucers every afternoon – and this teapot craft was part of my effort to help them feel a little British. (http://curlybirds.blogspot.com/2010/03/crafty-birds-making-cardboard-teapots.html)
I recently made a scavenger hunt which is available to download.
What is your favorite vegetarian meal to make?
I have been a vegetarian for 17 years and we are raising our girls as vegetarians.
I make a lot of recipes from The Vegetarian Times as it helps me to make meals that use seasonal ingredients. Every Saturday morning during the spring/summer a farmer’s market sets up across the street from our house. We fall into lazy Saturday mornings of wandering over there to buy our vegetables directly from local organic farmers.
My very favorite meal is the tacos that my husband and father-in-law make. They fry the corn tortillas to perfection and we pile in refried beans, cheese, cilantro, black olives, green onions, tomatoes, and avocado – YUM. Tacos have become a family must during almost any holiday as well as a regular mid-week meal. The girls love tacos too and they just make us all happy!
What question do you have for the other parents in the community?
How do you help your children to tidy up? Is there any way to keep this house tidy?!!
Be sure to stop by Curly Birds to leave some bloggy love for Helen and don’t forget to leave your answer in the comment section!