Readers of HDYDI, Meet Victoria

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Two new moms have joined the How Do You Do It? team to breathe new life into our long-neglected Twitter account. Meet the first of them, Victoria, mom of the too-cute-for-words Kaylee and Preslee.
How Do You Do It?'s new Twitter Mom, Victoria

My name is Victoria. We are relocating back to Texas where I am from, at the end of 2013. Luckily, daycare in NY is outrageous in cost so we could justify me staying at home with my babies until we move. I have loved every second of it and soak up every opportunity to snuggle with them that I can. Prior to being a SAHM, I worked as a graphic designer, executive assistant and freelance illustrator. I love the outdoors, yoga, running, bike rides, traveling, coffee, chap stick and sunshine.

Preslee and Kaylee are my mono di girls born in April of 2013, so they are currently 7 months. They both laugh a lot and love to be held! Preslee wakes up smiling every morning and promptly starts her crawling practice and Kaylee will be the first to reward you with a strong belly laugh if you do something to make them chuckle. They seem to enjoy posing for pictures… Whenever I say “cheese” they flash their two pearly whites right away!

How did you find How Do You Do It?

I found HDYDI on Facebook when a friend of mine liked the page.

Do you have a favourite post?

It’s hard to choose just one. The ladies behind HDYDI are all inspiring in different ways.

What made you interested in Twitter?

I like the idea of concise conversation starters or statements. I like that it’s so easily thumbed through—perfect for people who want to stay connected and yet find themselves short on time! I look forward to the practice in being concise!

What’s your vision for HDYDI’s new presence on Twitter?

I hope that by being active on Twitter HDYDI can reach MoMs out there who are not currently on Facebook and may have not heard of us. From what I understand, Twitter is much more conversational than Facebook and Pinterest and so I hope that it gets people talking and sparks interest in all of the other platforms that HDYDI exists on.

What’s the best thing about being a MoM?

The best thing about being a mom of twins are all of the snuggles! I love that they want my attention and affection all the time.

The most challenging?

The most challenging aspect of being a Mom to twins this far has been the guilt I feel about not always having one on one time with each baby or constantly worrying that it’s not equal. I’m paranoid that one of my girls will grow up thinking she was least loved somehow!

What’s your favourite kids’ book?

Smitten by David Gordon

Your favourite non-kid book?

Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia

Where is the most interesting place you have ever been?

Costa Rica!

What is the greatest lesson you have taught your children?

They are only seven months, but hopefully I have taught my girls to have fun! I act incredibly goofy around them and they appreciatively giggle.

What is the greatest lesson you have learned from your children?

I can’t always be in control. Wasn’t expecting to get pregnant right away, let alone with twins (but I love it)!  Wasn’t expecting a girl because my husband’s family pretty much only makes boys, but I got two! I try to follow schedules and predict naps and bottles, but sometimes it’s not that formulaic. They have taught me that you can’t always plan everything out to a T so things will go smoothly… and a lot of times if you just roll with things it’s so much better anyway… And I LOVE it!!

Check HDYDI out on Twitter and see what Victoria has to share!

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Sadia

Sadia (rhymes with Nadia) has been coordinating How Do You Do It? since late 2012. She is the divorced mother of 10-year-old monozygotic twins, M and J. They live in the Austin, TX suburbs, where Sadia works full time in information technology. She contributes to a number of parenting websites and magazines and also runs The Mommy Blogging Guide, where she answers mommy bloggers' technical questions.

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