Topic: twins

Finally, A Celebrity Speaks Some Truth About What It’s Like Having Twins

Finally, A Celebrity Speaks Some Truth About What Itâs Like Having Twins

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony’s twins arrived three weeks after mine were born. I remember buying the People Magazine issue with the first photos of Lopez and the twins in it. There was a nursery filled with white bedding and an enormous chandelier, there was Lopez bottle-feeding a twin while wearing a cocktail dress and a smile, and there were both parents running down a gravel driveway while pushing baby carriages and laughing. I wiped some baby vomit off my shirt, redid my oily ponytail, and said, “You lie, Lopez. You lie.” More »

Things Not To Say To A Parent With Twins Unless You Want Them To Fight You

Things Not To Say To A Parent With Twins Unless You Want Them To Fight You

Every parent knows what a project it is getting out of the house to run errands with a baby in tow. Multiply the “put on your jacket” tango and “get in your carseat” wrestling death match by two, double the potential for a mid-store meltdown and you’ll understand why the last thing I have patience for when I’m out with my twins are these ridiculous comments from strangers. More »

As A Twin Mom I Never Get A Second Chance

As A Twin Mom I Never Get A Second Chance

When you’re a mom of only twins, you learn quickly that milestones fly by, and if you know you won’t be having any more children, you have to cherish these moments for each child as best as you can. I tend to go a little over the top with birthdays because I always think to myself, “This is the only fifth birthday party I will ever throw. Make it memorable!” More »

Twinning: I’ve Become Less Anti-Video Games As My Kids Have Gotten Older

Twinning: I've Become Less Anti-Video Games As My Kids Have Gotten Older

When my twins were three, my stance on video games and iPhone apps was pretty extreme: not allowed. I wasn’t anti-technology; I just felt that 3-year-olds would benefit infinitely more from doing things in the real world rather than on a video screen. I wanted to make sure they could use actual crayons and markers before they had a virtual palette at their fingertips. I wanted them to be able to kick a ball across the yard before they tossed them across video fields with a controller. I also saw no need to introduce them to the world of video games when we’d just barely introduced Candy Land. More »