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I have to admit I have loved all the ladies I have met through our Women in Business Spotlight program but that being said I hold a special place in my heart for Marianne. We have never met and only corresponded by email but Marianne’s enthusiasm for her business is contagious and her passion for all things twins is adorable.  Marianne has a ton of balls in the air she is a one-stop shop for many of your designs needs too. I wanted to share her post early because I couldn’t wait another minute to tell you about Marianne Badurina. Is there anything this woman can’t do?

Meet Marianne Badurina

I am a happily married working mother of 2 years old twins. I’m in my late thirties, I have an MBA, and I work in Marketing. Like most Moms, I am constantly juggling too many balls and am completely surprised at the end of each day that these balls are somehow still in the air.

It’s no secret that many things that Moms deal with on a daily basis are extremely difficult. However, in the midst of almost every struggle, there is humor. I hope this blog provides a place where we can laugh at life’s everyday struggles, discuss issues that affect our lives as women, and help us all keep what is most important about life firmly in perspective.

One of my favorite quotes is “The Best Things in Life Aren’t Things.” So, let’s focus on what’s best and do our best to laugh about what isn’t.


 

One of Marianne’s Super REAL posts about Mothering Twins

Mothering Twins is JUST Doing Everything Twice – I Beg to Differ!

“When Mothering twins, you just have to do everything twice” is probably the biggest understatement you’ll ever hear from other people when you are pregnant with twins. Actually, there is zero truth to the statement and the people who tell you that never actually had twins themselves.
I remember people telling me when I was expecting… “You feed one, you feed two.”  “You nap one, you nap two.”  And people would say these things in a tone that insinuated that doing these things will be no big deal. You’re taking care of one baby’s needs so you might as well take care of two.  Well, I am here to tell you that it was A BIG DEAL and over two years later, it is STILL A BIG DEAL.
I must admit, however, that their line of thinking is completely accurate if my twins were say… house plants or even pet fish.  But my twins, luckily, are human BABIES.  Multiples may have been born together and some – not mine – may look exactly alike but they are individuals with individual needs and they have these individual needs at different times!  What do you think?  Do you think that they have daily meetings with each other and plan their days out?  “Okay sis, I’ll cry first.  Mom will feed me and you can patiently wait your turn.  Did the 10:00 am nap work for you yesterday, bro? You’re right, let’s do a 9:00 am nap today.”  Well, I assure you there are no meetings and that’s perfectly okay.  Honestly, it’s all okay until night falls.  When you add total and complete sleep deprivation to an already difficult situation, it becomes almost impossible for even the strongest of all human beings to hold it together.
Let me tell you how an evening with twins actually goes down.  When babies are first born, they eat every two hours. Yes, EVERY TWO HOURS and the two-hour clock starts at the beginning of each feeding… NOT AT THE END. Each feeding, which includes burping, a diaper change, and swaddling takes 45 minutes plus an additional 15 minutes to soothe the baby back to sleep putting you at a full hour.  So, ideally, you get a one-hour break between feedings, if you are lucky before the entire process begins again.
Exhaustion is a funny thing.  I am very experienced in exhaustion but for the life of me, I still do not understand it.  When you are truly exhausted, you desperately crave sleep up until the very point that you can actually get some. When you know that you are able to get some much-needed sleep, this wave of excitement – I am talking complete elation here – suddenly comes over you resulting in this rush of pure adrenaline taking over your body.  Then, you are totally, 100%, completely awake.
Let me explain further.  You sleepily go through the 45-minute exercise of feeding the babies, completely believing you may, in fact, drop dead of exhaustion on the floor of the nursery at any given time.   But you get through it somehow and then you ease the babies back to sleep.  And when your babies are sleeping – seriously there is not a more beautiful sight to see on this entire planet than that of your two peacefully sleeping angels – but at that moment is when the adrenaline starts to build.  You head back to your bed with a slight spring in your step and you excitedly lay down to go to sleep.  READ MORE here

Shop The Marv Mis Clothing:

Marianne has a full line of clothing for Mom and babies:)

 

     

And if that wasn’t enough Marianne offers a full suite of design products:

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2 thoughts on “Women in Business Spotlight Meet the Marv Miss Marianne Badurina

  1. I really enjoyed reading about Marianne and how she handles everything on her plate!

    Posted on March 8, 2017 at 9:02 pm
    1. I know isn’t she awesome! She does all of this with twin babies; WOW:) Thanks for stopping by.

      Posted on March 9, 2017 at 2:53 pm