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10 TO TWINS

Further developments on the booby burqa - Part III

My husband I were spending the afternoon at the pool a few months ago with the twins when a beautiful flock of young, fashionable new mothers installed themselves...

Original post made by Jessica T on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by Jessica T, on Dec 13, 2013 at 1:10 pm | 22 comments | 11053 Views

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Returning to work

I have had nightmares about returning to work. As someone married to a Cal State professor and fiction writer, I've never had a choice to do otherwise. If I had...

Original post made by Jessica T on Nov. 18, 2013
Last comment by JuliaGD, on Nov 25, 2013 at 11:26 am | 20 comments | 9194 Views

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The booby burqa and why I won’t be wearing one

When my daughter was born 10 years ago, I recall that nursing your baby meant lifting your shirt, pulling down your bra, and sticking your nipple in baby's mouth....

Original post made by Jessica T on Oct. 20, 2013
Last comment by Jessica T, on Oct 23, 2013 at 11:52 am | 24 comments | 7169 Views

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Freedom and disgust: my first outing to Old Navy

Seven weeks after the twins were born, I ventured out alone for the first time. I was behind the wheel of my perky, bumper-sticker laden Mazda, no longer pregnant...

Original post made by Jessica T on Nov. 4, 2013
Last comment by Jessica T, on Nov 8, 2013 at 3:40 pm | 14 comments | 6149 Views

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My family reads the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

I got home from work last night to find my husband uncommonly smiley last night. "What's up?" I asked. My eyes followed his to the coffee table. There it was in...

Original post made by Jessica T on Feb. 21, 2014
Last comment by pogo, on Feb 27, 2014 at 5:05 pm | 31 comments | 6038 Views

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Love is free

Few holiday seasons have been as meaningful as those in which we've had babies in the house. The Christmas story has new, special resonance when you've experienced...

Original post made by Jessica T on Dec. 24, 2013
Last comment by Jessica T, on Dec 29, 2013 at 9:18 am | 2 comments | 5589 Views

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The naivete of experienced parents

Despite my previous post about my dependable maternal instincts, my husband and I had...

Original post made by Jessica T on Oct. 13, 2013
Last comment by Jessica T, on Nov 1, 2013 at 6:14 pm | 16 comments | 5483 Views

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Mindfulness and infertility

My bout with infertility is painful and personal to write about. It seemed interminable. But it was a defining moment in my journey. I always wanted to have three...

Original post made by Jessica T on Nov. 21, 2013
Last comment by Jessica T, on Nov 24, 2013 at 10:06 am | 4 comments | 5278 Views

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Pop music: the best thing about having a 10 year old

The pre-sets in our car are full. Exactly one is for National Public Radio and at least six are tuned to local pop stations. I'm re-living my youth, despite the...

Original post made by Jessica T on Dec. 1, 2013
Last comment by Jessica T, on Dec 2, 2013 at 11:17 am | 3 comments | 4901 Views

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Date nights for all

My husband and I are big proponents of date night. Since one of our friends dragged us out when my oldest daughter was four months old, we've never looked back....

Original post made by Jessica T on Dec. 18, 2013
Last comment by Jessica T, on Dec 19, 2013 at 9:31 am | 2 comments | 4714 Views

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A Thanksgiving story

If you google the words "Michael J. Fox woman baby tree," you will find a story about Michael J. Fox, his battle with Parkinson's disease, and how he reminds himself...

Original post made by Jessica T on Nov. 25, 2013
Last comment by Jessica T, on Nov 26, 2013 at 8:29 am | 2 comments | 4597 Views

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What it's like to have a tween

What is it like to have a tween? My husband says being a tween is all attitude and no substance. Think eye rolling and hair flicking along with a whole lot ten year...

Original post made by Jessica T on Dec. 4, 2013
Last comment by Jessica T, on Dec 9, 2013 at 8:54 am | 2 comments | 4445 Views

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A pump of one's own

If you've read my bio, you know that I write many of my blog posts while pumping. Ten years ago, I couldn't afford my own double-breast pump. I borrowed a friend's...

Original post made by Jessica T on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by Jay Park, on Oct 18, 2013 at 7:48 am | 6 comments | 4097 Views

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The baby growth imperative

Not every newborn experience has been glowing… With each passing day in the hospital, my husband and I were made painfully aware of just how much weight our babies...

Original post made by Jessica T on Oct. 9, 2013
Last comment by Jessica T, on Oct 15, 2013 at 9:03 am | 5 comments | 4087 Views

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The truth about night nurses

After I revealed that I was pregnant with twins, countless colleagues and neighbors provided recommendations for night nurses. Over the past several years, I've...

Original post made by Jessica T on Oct. 30, 2013
Last comment by Jessica T, on Nov 3, 2013 at 3:20 pm | 2 comments | 4081 Views

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How we discipline our own

I took the twins to mom and baby yoga two months after they were born - something I can barely believe I did after so many years working wondering WHO attends those...

Original post made by Jessica T on Nov. 7, 2013
Last comment by Jessica T, on Nov 11, 2013 at 6:51 pm | 5 comments | 4010 Views

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Guinea pig bullies

My daughter's 5th grade class convinced their teacher they needed a class pet. A day later, a student delivered a guinea pig - given to the class by her parents....

Original post made by Jessica T on Jan. 3, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 9, 2014 at 4:57 pm | 33 comments | 3853 Views

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The booby burqa - part deux

OK - the truth is, I wouldn't be honest if I didn't update my last post with a story about my own misplaced modesty coming on the heels of penning

Original post made by Jessica T on Oct. 23, 2013
Last comment by C. Barker, on Oct 28, 2013 at 1:05 pm |
13 comments | 3765 Views

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Wait! Wait! Don't renovate!

When we starting telling friends and family we were pregnant with the twins, in addition to getting

Original post made by Jessica T on Feb. 5, 2014
Last comment by Aileen, on Feb 10, 2014 at 2:50 pm |
6 comments | 3719 Views

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Phone-Free

Last week, I totaled my phone. I had a tough day at work, and as I got out of my car, I dropped the phone. I have made this mistake countless times, but on this...

Original post made by Jessica T on Apr. 6, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Apr 9, 2014 at 2:31 pm | 7 comments | 3675 Views
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