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My husband regularly works away during the week; it has always been like that since we met and it’s what we are all used to. However in the early days when the girls were shiny newborns, it was quite daunting. I thought I’d compile a list to try to help twin parents cope with twins on your own. 1. Be prepared Stock up on all the essentials as you do not want it to be 2am and you realise you’ve run out of nappies and wipes. I had back ups for my back ups to never run the roulette of…

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When you announce you’re having twins, you’ll find a series of questions that will follow suit for the rest of eternity. What’s the fascination with twins? Twins equal double the trouble, double the baby gear, and less sleep with twice as much crying. I recently learned exactly what this lesson meant when my twin girls started teething. We had our bouts with colic, we went through our sleep training woes, we conquered the twins schedule, but none of that could have prepared us for teething with two infants. Let me set the scene for you. One baby wakes up in…

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I can’t believe it has been almost a month since my girls started school. We have settled into a routine now and have been so lucky that they’ve taken to school really well, despite a little wobble on the first day. Sending your child off to school is a big thing for any parent, but sending multiples has it’s positives and negatives. Of course, they always have each other for moral support so it doesn’t feel like such a scary thing, however I’ve found other problems that your twins may face at school that you didn’t realise would be SUCH…

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Twinderelmo - Twins by Beth Twinderelmo - 11M ago

I had the moment all Parents dread on last week. You know the one, where you are standing waiting to pick up your kid and the teacher makes a beeline for you. It’s never good when they leave the classroom to collar you. I was hoping it may be telling me a funny little anecdote, but sadly it wasn’t. P1 had been naughty. Pretty damn naughty. She had hit a boy who is over a year older than her. My face dropped as I listened to the teacher say the word “whack” about four times and my face turned a fetching…

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It is Sports Day next week and for the first time, all three of my children will be taking part. Charlie has moved over to the Juniors so things are done a little different as they do it in smaller groups. The girls are at nursery so will only take part in one running race and then spend the afternoon watching the rest of the children. One little race – how cute will that be. Except, it’s going to be all out WAR. My littlest lady is incredibly competitive and I am worried that we are going to have a…

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Twinderelmo - Twins by Beth Twinderelmo - 11M ago

I read back the post I wrote when my girls turned three, so I felt it was fitting to write one this year. Girls, on your fourth birthday I can’t believe we are here. Now you are four, life is about to crank up a notch. This past year, dare I say, has been easier. Being twins has really come into its own and you absolutely love playing together. Aided by the confidence you’ve picked up after nine months at nursery, you have strengthened your bond and become best buddies. This is not to say that you have isolated yourselves.…

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When we found out we were expecting identical twins, I had visions of little darlings skipping off holding hands, cuddling, kissing wearing matching clothes looking exactly the same. The reality is somewhat different; we still have the holding hands, kissing and cuddling but we also have brutal brawls, endless bickering, tears, tantrums and some serious attitude. Welcome to the real life of identical twins. Social media reinforces this stereotypes that identical twins have this magical inseparable bond with magical superhuman powers where they can read each others minds, or feel each others pain. In reality? My experience of identical twins has…

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Twinderelmo - Twins by Beth Twinderelmo - 11M ago

I remember reading a post that a lady had written damning twin parents who dressed their kids the same. I read it with a sense of outrage and amusement that someone would be so ridiculous to suggest how dressing your kids the same could actually affect them. They look so cute! They don’t care! It makes for nice pics and also helps me spot them easily when out. How ludicrous I thought. However as time has gone on and the girls have gotten older, I now realise that twinning for us is wrong and how I regret dressing my girls the…

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Twinderelmo - Twins by Beth Twinderelmo - 11M ago

The past few weeks, everything slowly seems to be falling into place around me. Having twins has always been hard. I don’t think you can ever explain it to someone who hasn’t got twins. I know that sounds really big headed; it’s not, it’s just a whole new kettle of fish. I think people imagine twins to be all cute matching outfits, two children acting the same all the time, basically your child – cloned. If only! At least then I’d know where I was, but as soon as I get the measure of where we are at, they decide…

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When you bring a brand new human into the world, everyone makes allowances for you. Forgetting to text back, not getting out of your PJs by midday, constantly looking like crap – it’s fine, you’ve got a newborn! If you are crazy enough to have twins, then people make HUGE allowances for your state of permanent zombie-fication and the fact you are barely coherent for the first year. But you see, as each year passes people’s sympathy wanes and I have found right now, that quite frankly no one gives a give that your three-year old doesn’t sleep. In fact,…

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