Author Archive for Mrs. Hopscotch


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 […]


Twin Bed Transition: Incentive Program

I last shared the ups and downs of Miss H’s transition to a twin bed. Overall, she’s doing really, really well! But she does have a tendency to stall at bedtime. And she does ask sometimes to sleep in our bed, or have us lay in her bed for a really, really long time. Teaching […]

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Twin Bed Transition: The Gear

On Christmas Day we made a big change in our house: we packed up Miss H’s crib and put together her brand new “big girl” bed! Way back when I was contemplating turning Miss H’s crib into a toddler bed, and then the plan was to use the IKEA “Kura” toddler loft bed. And then […]

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DIY Stop/Go Toddler Sign for Nursery

Lately a big struggle for us is, while in the midst of bedtime, Miss H wants to come into the twins’  nursery again and again and again! Obviously she’s not banned from the room, but when her visits include dropping books, knocking into the rock-n-plays that the twins are sleeping in, yelling, and sometimes screaming, […]


Medela Freestyle vs. Pump in Style

When I was pregnant with Miss H, I didn’t do a whole lot of research into pumps. I had heard the Medela brand enough to determine that I’d probably buy a Medela. And when I started looking at the different models, I mostly focused on price. They were all fairly expensive but the price difference […]

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Roundup: Toddler Cups

We’ve been a bit lazy in the Hopscotch household and have had Miss H using the same OXO straw cup for probably the past year. As she’s now 2 1/2 years old and has been drinking out of an open, regular cup since she started daycare in April, we’re a bit behind on ditching the […]

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