Twins Are a Blessing!

Have you ever had someone say to you enviously, “I always wanted to have twins”? After a long day of chasing after your own, your first inclination was probably to retort, “Are you nuts?” But after solemn reflection, you realize how lucky you truly are. Here are some reasons to count your blessings that you have twins!

 

1) You got two kids for the price of one pregnancy!

 

2) You get double the hugs when you’re feeling down.

 

3) Your multiples can share the same clothes and toys.

 

4) They have a built-in playmate.

 

5) As supermodel Niki Taylor noted in my upcoming book It’s Twins: “One of the coolest parts about being a mom of twin boys is that I have an escort for each arm.”

6) You become a master at multi-tasking. (Haven’t you ever changed a diaper with one hand while spooning some applesauce into a hungry little mouth with the other?)

 

7) You learn how to thrive on a very flexible schedule!

 

8) You learn to let go of perfectionism.

 

9) Your twins learn how to take turns sooner than other kids.

10) You’re the parent of a very special, unique and beautiful family!

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About Susan Heim

Susan M. Heim is an author and editor, specializing in multiples, parenting, women’s and Christian issues. Her books include "Boosting Your Baby's Brain Power"; "Chicken Soup for the Soul: Twins and More"; "It’s Twins! Parent-to-Parent Advice from Infancy Through Adolescence"; "Twice the Love: Stories of Inspiration for Families with Twins, Multiples and Singletons"; and, "Oh, Baby! 7 Ways a Baby Will Change Your Life the First Year." Upcoming books include "Chicken Soup for the Soul: All in the Family," "Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotional Stories for Women," and "Moms of Multiples' Devotions to Go." Susan's articles and essays have appeared in many books, magazines and Web sites. She is a member of the National Association of Women Writers and the Southeastern Writers Association, and has a degree in Business Administration from Michigan State University. Susan lives with her husband and four sons (two teenagers and twin grade-schoolers) in Florida.