The featured blogger this week is Nicole of Twins for the Show! Nicole is the proud MoM of twins Davis and Mason, as well as Katelyn and Cameron. Nicole is also one creative MoMma! Wait until you see her Projects and Parties Page, I know of some ideas I may *ahem* borrow.
What made you decide to start a blog?
I actually started a private family blog in 2007 when we lived far away from family and friends in an attempt to keep in touch with them. I love writing and started ‘Twins for the Show’ while pregnant with the twins. I needed a place I could vent.
How did your older children react to the news of twins?
My daughter was 5 and my son was 2 when we found out we were expecting twins. They were excited, though I’m not sure my son understood. When the twins were born, it was really hard on him.
Proving to myself that I can indeed handle twins. I also love making both babies laugh at the same time. It may be the coolest thing ever!
You like decorating, especially on a budget, what’s a great tip that you can give us?
Rethink window coverings! I’ve made them with pillow cases, table cloths, and crib skirts. In my son’s room I took and extra pillow case, cut it and re-hemmed it and it’s perfect for a valence (plus it matches his bedding). For my kitchen, I bought table cloths in a fabric I loved from a discount home goods stor. I got great quality fabric at a fraction of the price. My window curtains also then matched my placemats—it looks so custom!
What are some of your favorite family activities?
The babies love anything outside. I’ve learned that stroller-friendly places are best, especially if I’m going to try and take the kids out by myself. We just started soccer season so Saturdays are soccer days. We also love family movie nights!
What question(s) do you have for the other families in the community?
My boys already fight! They always like the same toy (even though there are two of them) and steal from each other. Is this normal? How best do you handle this?
Be sure to leave your answer to Nicole’s question in the comment section and then head over to Twins for the Show to leave some bloggy love!