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When we changed our minds about having another child, the last thing we expected was to see two little blobs on the screen during the ultrasound. But there it was. Twins. We were going to double the number of children in mere months. I freaked out. I know how to carry, birth, and nurse one […]

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It’s easy to treat twins and triplets as the same person, just duplicated. Any parent of multiples will tell you that this is far from the case. These children have physical differences, even in the case of genetically identical twins. Their shoe sizes may be different, one may be taller than the other, and their personalities […]

The post Helping Multiples Learn as Individuals appeared first on Multiples Illuminated.

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Giving birth and finally getting to see the little person that you’ve been dreaming of, only to have him whisked away and have no idea what could be wrong with this perfect being.. it hurts. Leaving the hospital empty-handed, leaving your baby in the NICU struggling to do what should come naturally. To eat, to breathe… it […]

The post Multiples in the NICU? It Will Get Better appeared first on Multiples Illuminated.

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Double the fun, but also double the trouble — this is what many parents of twins say. All the attention is usually focused on how fun having twins can be; after all, twins do have quirky qualities that can often be amusing to see. Of course, while there are many obvious similarities between these two […]

The post After-School Challenges (and Solutions) Parents of Twins Face appeared first on Multiples Illuminated.

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Let’s face it, being a twin mom is never going to be easy. Yes, your heart is full but I can tell you right now, sometimes it will feel like your hands are somewhat fuller. Whilst there are really no ‘secret’ parenting hacks that are the key to unlock the day-in-day-out chaos you are about to […]

The post 10 Must-Have Organizational Tips for Families of Twins appeared first on Multiples Illuminated.

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It’s been a few months in as a twin mom and I’ve realized that there are some major differences between parenting twins and a singleton.  If these babies are your first, it’s not such a big deal; this is all you know so far. However, if you already have one (or more!) you have to […]

The post Twins: 5 Ways it’s Not the Same as Parenting a Singleton appeared first on Multiples Illuminated.

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With twins, one of the most common misconceptions is that one will do for two. Never mind buying two strollers! Never mind getting two cribs! They’re one, an extended unit; a baby, but in two bodies. Twins are often lumped together, seen as one whole child with two faces and four hands. They don’t get […]

The post Sharing is Caring: Why You Should Practise a Policy of One Device for Multiples appeared first on Multiples Illuminated.

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Sleeping With More Than One When you’re the parent of multiples, you fantasize about sweet, solo sleep that lasts all night. However, we all know how far that fantasy takes us! Being sleep deprived affects us all day long, but there is good news. There are things you can do to help yourself concentrate throughout the day, […]

The post Tips to Get More Sleep for Parents of Multiples appeared first on Multiples Illuminated.

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We are signing off for the year, dear community of multiples. It’s been a year of learning and growth for us personally, the birth of our second book, an expanding community both here on the website and our Facebook page, as well as our newsletter community. Big changes have occurred in our personal lives, and we […]

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There are so few perfect food pairings in the world as delicious as bread and butter, cheese and crackers and spaghetti and meatballs. But, one of the most sublime food pairings would have to be peanut butter and chocolate. That is why Buckeye Balls have always been a favorite holiday treat in our family. They […]

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