Allo Allo!

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This is my first blog post on HDYDI, so I thought it would be appropriate to greet everyone like my 2 year old twins, Little Mister and Little Missy.



Phone rings – it’s Grandma: “Allo Allo!”

Lil M&M get home from daycare: “Allo Allo!”

Running out of the bathroom after splash splash: “Allo Allo!”

Why ‘allo,?’ Our twins go to a daycare where the educators and other toddlers are predominately french speaking.

Hats off to all the multiple mommies reading this. Every M.O.M. (Mommy of Multiples) I’ve met so far in our journey since having twins has been dynamic, able to juggle many things at once, and seem energetic even though they are beyond exhausted. I have concluded that to be a M.O.M , you become or already are a Type ‘A’ personality, at least a big chunk of the time. I know I am!

A bit about us.

We are a family of four living in Ottawa Canada. Both my husband (Mr. Mama) and I grew up on opposite sides of our small city yet our paths never crossed until a few years ago. We’ve been married for 3.5 years now, and in that time a lot has happened, especially in 2010. In that one year, I started a new job, moved to a new house, and ended the year with our twins’ birth. Life has never been the same since. (And I thought life was busy before…?)

Fast forward to the present. We’ve survived the first two years with twins! In Canada we are very lucky to have one year for maternity leave (except for the self-employed). I was extra lucky to be able to take an additional 10 months of leave without losing my position. It was the best thing I ever did! Not only was I able to bond more with Little Mister and Little Missy, but we were able to put them directly into a group daycare setting once they turned 20 months, which is what we wanted.

Now that I’ve traded in my track pants for dress pants and returned to work, things are different. The transition back to work in the last 5 months has been hard, especially over the winter and changes to the workplace that happened during my absence. Not to mention the fact that I would rather be home with our lil munchkins!

As a regular contributer, I hope to share some of my experiences, survival tips and adventures with all of you and get to know other mommies through the comments and reading other blog entries. As Little Mister and Little Missy would say: “Bah byeeee” for now!

Ambereen is new to blogging, having only started her own blog at last summer as a way to share stories with family and friends. Between work, home and volunteering with her local Multiple Birth Families Association, Ambereen is always seeking that elusive work/life balance. Oh and she is brushing up on her french skills in order to keep up with her toddlers vocabulary.

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Ambereen is mom to two cute twins Mister and Missy, now with a third baby on the way! She’s Canadian eh, and lives in Canada’s capital with her husband. Between travelling and an active social life, she works full-time in the public sector in IT policy. She enjoys writing short stories interjected with subtle humour about life adventures, sharing recipes, and coming up with fun yet simple activities to do with the kids. After a short hiatus where life got in the way of writing, she is back blogging at 2Cute – Adventures in Twin Parenting. She is looking forward to sharing her experiences here at HDYDI about life with twins + 1. And yes, it’s only one this time!

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