Author Archive for Mrs. Hopscotch


Sleep Training Twins – The Not So Scary Details!

The sheer thought of sleep training twins had me terrified, let alone actually having to actually follow through and do it! Ultimately my fears were based on three huge factors: I have never sleep trained before for night sleep, only for Miss H’s naps way back when, so I was fairly intimidated by it all. […]


Why We Cloth Diaper Our Twins

I’m pretty sure some people thought I was far too ambitious when I said that I was definitely going to cloth diaper the twins. But with all of the things I was uncertain about when it came to being the mother of infant twins and a toddler, cloth diapering didn’t even enter my mind – […]


Probiotics & Boosting Immunity

For the first two years of Miss H’s life, she was cared for by a nanny with one other little girl who was around her age. During that time, she only got sick with a few run-of-the-mill colds and a bout of Hand, Food, Mouth Disease. Right when she turned two years old we started her in […]


Infant Sleep & the Magical Sleepsuit

Have an infant who is constantly breaking out of his or her swaddle but who is very clearly not at all ready to fitfully sleep when given the freedom of a sleep sack (or just plain old pj’s)? I just so happen to have two of these babies in my house! And so I present […]


Quitting the Pump

I shared awhile back about our decision to bottle feed our twins – for the first three months we were doing a combination of pumped milk and formula for the babies. As the twins were each eating about 30 ounces per day and I was only pumping 12 ounces per day, the amount of pumped milk they received […]


A Day with 3 month old twins, a toddler, and work

Things have changed a bit since I shared what it was like having 4 week old twins! I returned back to work about a month ago and I’ve gone from being a round the clock caregiver to flipping back and forth between super focused work mode and super happy and upbeat mom mode. That alone is […]

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Books & Positive Reinforcement

Through all of the changes we’ve experienced in the Hopscotch household the past few months, Miss H has been a trooper! Since the end of August we’ve moved into a new home in a new community, Miss H has started a new daycare, she’s been fully potty trained (woo hoo!!), we’ve welcomed our twins into […]

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