February 14, 2005. The day I become a mother. The day my world, my reality, cracked open and was changed forever. The day everything I thought I knew about myself was blown into a million pieces. The day I met my sons.

This was truly the first day I realized that life can take you in a million different directions all at once, and places you never imagined for yourself, both good and bad. Fear and hope and anticipation and excitement and fear (yes, I said fear again) and great joy and moments of inspiration and overwhelm and fear (yes, that’s 3 times now), and that all consuming instinct and motherly love. That is a lot for one day.

As any parent, and anyone who’s ever met a child can tell you, it’s not an easy ride. It is a lifetime of highs and lows and cheerios and snot and cute chubby fingers and baby soft hair.Those first five years especially are incredibly intense.

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Brooke is a cyber mom on the go with twins in tow. Balancing her vision of a glamorous life with 3 kids and a budget, she is always on the lookout for something that will make her life easier, her house prettier, or her day a bit more sane.

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