Author Archive for Mrs. Hopscotch


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 […]

toddler behavior books

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 […]


“Healthy” Toddler Cookies

We like to bake a lot with and for Miss H, but we aren’t in the habit of giving her a lot of sweets. Until recently, she’d never tried chocolate and she had her first doughnut (and loved it!) at a daycare birthday party. At home, though, we like to keep it has healthy as […]


Twin Sleep: Staying Positive

I’m just going to lay it all out on the line: I have never in my entire life been as tired as I’ve been during the first few months of being the mom of twins! They say there is nothing that can really prepare you for having a baby. Well, there’s nothing that can really […]


Big Sister Blues

Miss H has a love-hate relationship these days with being a big sister. I think that’s about to be expected when you’re 2 1/2 and all of a sudden you go from being the center of attention whenever someone walks in the front door, to playing second fiddle to a new baby. Or in Miss […]

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