Author Archive for Mrs. Starfish

This pic was snapped around the 2.5 year mark of my infertility journey. Despite all my best attempts and strategies (in that bag are syringes and medications as I was in treatment on this vacation), I couldn't get pregnant.

Infertility Awareness Week into Mother’s Day

**This post was initially published one year ago, in May 2017, and it has been slightly edited for dates. I continue to feel very connected to the infertility community every year at this time, and I hope that re-sharing this post will help those currently battling infertility as well as supportive friends and family who […]

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My favorite brands for girl toddler clothing

One major benefit of having twinbling toddler girls are the clothes. I’ve never been one to shy away from dressing the girls alike (for those not in the twin community, this is an area of relatively high debate!) and with an outfit on display twice over every day, I’ve come to form some opinions on […]

Mexico with Two Toddlers

The Starfish family just returned home from spring break in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. We had a lovely time playing in the sun, catching up with my husband’s family who was also vacationing down there, and spending some quality time together. But I promise to always be straight with you all – and the truth is […]


21 Month Update

I can’t believe how far into the twinblings’ second year we are, and it boggles my mind that my next developmental update post will be at the two year mark! Since my last post about the girls three months ago, we’ve seen tremendous progress on language and we are also starting to see bigger emotions. […]

Let’s Talk Mental Health

A few weeks ago, one of my close family members suffered what I can most simply describe as a mental breakdown. I can honestly say that it was one of the scariest things that I’ve ever observed in my life. To provide some context, this family member is one of the smartest and most capable […]

Audrey's typical outward-facing foot walking style.

Toddler Foot Overpronation

Ever since my daughter Audrey started walking, we noticed that her gait was a bit different. She was late to the walking game, starting around 15 months. And once she took off, we saw that she seemed to walk on the extreme insides of her feet, with her feet pointing outward, and with her little […]


Preparing for Potty Training

I’ve mentioned in previous posts that I have some type-A tendencies, and I fully admit to being a worrier and slight pessimist. To manage these personality characteristics, I’ve found that I have the most success moderating my anxiety through researching and studying topics that are causing me stress. Most recently, I’ve taken this approach to […]

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