Topic: twins

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 »

Epic 52-Year-Old Grandmother Delivers Twins For Her Daughter As Gestational Carrier, No Sweat

Epic 52-Year-Old Grandmother Delivers Twins For Her Daughter As Gestational Carrier, No Sweat

Once upon a time, I thought mommy-daughter womb transplants were the ultimate mindfuck as I contemplated daughters using the uterus that they grew in to grow their mother’s grandchildren (follow that?). But 53-year-old Susie Kozisek didn’t even have to bother forking over her uterus as she just offered to actually carry her grandchildren for her daughter Ashley. No biggie! Chalk it all up to a mother’s need to help her children any way she can.

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Twinning: I Was Too Much Of A Wimp To Ferberize

Twinning: I Was Too Much Of A Wimp To Ferberize

Ferberizing twins is not for sissies. Any mother who can tough out even one night listening to two babies scream at the same time is a stronger woman than I am. All the moms who had Ferberized their baby or babies back when mine were infants told me it’s just three to five nights of hell, and then you have babies who sleep through the night. It sounds so easy, who wouldn’t give it a shot? More »

Let’s Watch These Twins Freak Out Over Rubber Bands

Let's Watch These Twins Freak Out Over Rubber Bands

I’m just going to watch this video over and over again all day while the rest of the world is awful. I love this because as a parent I have used the rubber band trick to childproof things before, and you could tell that’s what these parents were probably doing until these twins were all “No, this is the best toy ever and it will amuse us for hours so don’t even try keeping us out of the pots and pans.” More »

Twinning: I Thought I Could Get Away With Not Baby Proofing My House

Twinning: I Thought I Could Get Away With Not Baby Proofing My House

Shortly after my twins were born, I went to a twin mom’s club meeting held at the home of a member who had twin toddlers. I couldn’t believe how elegant and sophisticated her house was—white loveseats in front of a fireplace, a marble table topped with an enormous plant, a staircase that wasn’t flanked with baby gates. It was hard to imagine that even one child lived there. I had to ask her how she kept her house looking so beautiful with twins running around and she said, “Oh I just try to keep them out of this room and when they’re in here, it’s just a lot of ‘No touch! No touch!’”

That was it? “No touch?” and you could have a house that didn’t look like a Gymboree inside? Well I was certainly willing to try. More »