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Super Twin Mom Of The Month: Cari

Hey girl heyyyy!!!

This month, in honor of my birthday, I decided to think through my interview questions myself and answer them for each of you! What better way to celebrate my birth but to feature myself on my own site!! 💁🏽‍♀️. This post is typically posted the FIRST Wednesday of every month, however, I’m late – no excuses, just FACTS! Let me know what you think about my answers: comment, like, follow & share pleassseee!

Tell me about yourself, your career and your family… Twins? Names? Ages? Significant other?

Well, I’m a single twin mom to two AMAZING FIVE Year OLDS: Caden & Cameron! 💙💙.

Can you talk about what it’s like to manage a full career and have twins?

It’s HARD – seriously!! I know that I tend to come off as this woman who has it all, does it all and has her stuff together, but I cry: A LOT!! Lol! It’s interesting, when I became pregnant, I had just been back with my organization for a little over a year and was recently promoted into a role where I was doing a decent amount of travel. I was looking forward to the adventures of motherhood, but also completely confused as to how I was supposed to manage a career and be a mom at the same time. When it was time to go back to work from maternity leave, I didn’t want to go, but my mom told me “even if you wait, you won’t want to go back then, so just start and see how it goes!” – she was right (she’s always right 🙄), it was tough at first, but I enjoyed the adult interaction! My role was comfortable, so I was able to interact and then be fully committed to my baby boys when we got home! Little did I know, within about a month of coming back from maternity leave, I was promoted into a new role! It was the best & scariest thing that could’ve happen; it taught me that just because I’m a mom, didn’t mean that I couldn’t continue to push my career to the next level! I absolutely have tough times, there are days where I just want to stay home and sleep to avoid my to-do list; but the ability to work hard in every aspect of my life allows me to set an example for my babies!

“Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭5:3-5‬ ‭NIV‬

When you’re not on full Mommy duty, what do you like to do?

I’m always on Mommy Duty, never further than a phone call away, especially now because they get such big attitudes when you don’t answer their FaceTime! 😑. Other than being a mom, I love to travel & spend time with friends and family. I also have a guilty addiction to HGTV, I watch it pretty much daily…

What is the best thing about being a twin Mommy?

When I was pregnant with Caden & Cameron I remember praying, often, for them to be their own individual person and to now see them grow into these tiny little humans is AMAZING!! Their questions are so awesome, I love that they are so interested in knowing how things work. I know that every mom gets to see this, but the thing is, seeing with two people who literally do EVERYTHING together and they still turn out differently is a true site to see!

What is the hardest thing about being a twin mom?

The hardest thing for me about being a twin mom is that I’m reluctant to ask for help because they are a “package deal” – a lot of people are willing to help for one kid, but two is a big ask! This may be a self-inflicted issue, I can admit to that, but it’s something I think about at least weekly!

What was your reaction when you found out you were having twins?

Lol! Lol! I was SHOCKED so I just laughed, and I couldn’t stop laughing. I know that God has a perfect plan in all He does and I was just like this WOULD be your plan for me, huh? 😊. I was 9 weeks when I found out and we have been on this roller coaster together ever since!

Please give any advice that you’d like to share with twin (or any!) moms out there.

The most important advice that I like to get every mom is the advice that my mom gave me: do the best you can with the information that you have – when you know better, do better! So many times as moms we beat ourselves up sooo bad about making the right decision for our kids or the would’ve/could’ve/should’ve – it’s not worth it! All children need is LOVE and as long as you give them that, everything will work out just fine!

Until next time… check out some of our silly pictures we took on our short trip to Chicago! I love these guys!!

XOXO

Cari

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