The featured blogger this week is Amber of Tales from My Circus. Amber is the proud MoM of 14 month old twins J and Z, who are ridiculously adorable.  I hope you like Amber’s blog as much as I do!

What got you into blogging?

Iwas always one of those people that had a journal, so it was kind of natural to take the step and make a blog. I really like it as a place to vent and write about things I don’t want to forget.

Were you shocked you were having twins?

Um…yes! My husband would always joke, “maybe its twins.” But I never really thought it could be. I had always heard that when you’re having twins you can have more sickness, more tiredness basically just double everything. But I had none of that, no inclination it was twins. So it was a total surprise on the morning of November 3, 2009 that the Sonographer looked at me and said, ” have we talked about the possibilities of multiples?” It was very crazy and surreal.

How do you juggle school with having your kids?

The answer I usually give when I get that all too familiar question, ” how do you do it?” is ” I just do it.” Its the same thing. The last time I was in class they were way less mobile and were still taking 2 naps a day. This semester will definitely be more challenging. But I am so close to graduating and I will feel nothing but accomplishment when I finally walk that stage.

What are some of your favorite activities to do as a family?

Right now, anywhere they can walk around safely is wonderful. We live in an upstairs apartment so we go to my family’s backyard a lot and they love it. They like the museum here because there’s a big play area, the aquarium, anything with water. Recently, we have found a local church that hosts playtime in their gym. And they love it. Everything is just right for their age group. We will definitely be regulars this fall.

What is one piece of advice you hope to pass on to your kids?

One of my very favorite quotes is from a book called The Looking Glass Wars. The quote is, ” Life is not all gummy wads and tarty tarts; it is a struggle against hardship, unfairness, corruption, abuse, and adversity in all its guises, where even to survive- let alone survive with dignity-is heroic.” I would like them to know that hard things happen in life, but you don’t have to let your circumstances make you the person you are. My faith is also something very important to me. And I love this quote that I found: Life is tough.
Life is unfair.
But, Jesus is enough.
And its a good idea to live by.

What would you do with an extra hour in your day?

hmmm……depends on the day, I think. On days where I’m not well rested I would take a nap. On days where I am rested( but am I ever, really?) I would probably like a pedicure.

What question(s) do you have for the other families in the community?

I find mine get bored during the day. I think a lot of my son’s tantrums are because he’s bored. What were/are some of your favorite things to do with your toddlers at home to keep them occupied?

Be sure to leave your answer to Amber’s question in the comment section and then head over Tales from My Circus to leave some bloggy love!