A stroll through the park

Britax B Ready, stroller review, Britax, Spit and Sparkles, Austin Moms Blog, Steffany Duke

  I don’t know when the last time was that I actually went outside for a stroll, let alone through the park or with other mamas! Oh wait, yes I do. It was a few months ago in the Texas summer heat… I had the bright idea to meet friends at the park in our […]

Happy birthday Harper

Harper's first birthday, Spit and Sparkles Blog, third baby, little pumpkin, turning one

Our baby girl, and the baby of our family, just turned one! Happy birthday Harper. To our little pumpkin: You are such a doll. You bring such joy and innocence to our lives. Your smile, your hugs, your kiss-kisses are the best part of the day. I love to watch you dance, and to see […]

The mom who lost herself…

Steffany Duke, Spit and Sparkles, Mommy burnout, twins plus one, Austin Moms Blog

Laughter filled her house. She heard tiny footsteps pitter-patter down the hall as children played happily together, imagining they were explorers on a hunt for the lost treasure. Her heart swelled with joy at the sounds of their innocence. She was the mother of many happy children, but a sense of sadness lingered over her. […]

My entire life makes sense

Love languages for children, parenting twins, spit and sparkles blog

Y’all my WHOLE life makes sense now. I’ve read the love languages book for marriage (it’s been awhile!) and I knew my love language was words of affirmation, but looking at this with my children in mind, it all makes sense now. This took me back, and totally explains why I was always teacher’s pet […]

Harper’s birth story- VBAC after twins

VBAC after twins, successful VBAC, VBAC birth story

We have a new family member! Harper Trudy was born on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 37 weeks, 2 days. This birthing experience was completely different than with the twins. I am happy to say that I successfully delivered VBAC after twins! This had been my hope since my first ultrasound, and it almost wasn’t […]

The worst day of my parenting life

Spit & Sparkles: Worst Day of My Parenting Life #lockedcar #summer #kidsincar

I never in a million years thought I could make such a dumb mistake, but I did. I locked my two year old twins in the car with my keys and my phone! This happened almost a month ago, and I’ve been too traumatized to write about it. I am horrified and embarrassed that this […]

My one simple trick to getting my toddlers to LOVE veggies

Spit and Sparkles Love My Veggies Giveaway #veggies #toddlers #pickyeaters

Kids and veggies. It’s an ongoing battle. Let’s face it, most adults hate them too. I am definitely one of those adults. I don’t have the energy or conviction to concoct amazing tasting smoothies packed with three servings of vegetables to give my toddlers; and chances are, they won’t drink it anyway! Then I’m left […]

FunBites Giveaway!

So, you’re a month into the school routine, and maybe you’re starting to feel the excitement wear off and the fatigue set in. You might ask yourself: What could make preparing those lunch box meals easier, and what could make your kids want to eat them? The answer is FunBites. Seriously! Corbin and Lynley love […]