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My Husband, the Unexpected Family Man

When I met my husband, Mike, he was a single man. Divorced for a few years without children, it was just two Senegal parrots, two old cats and Mike in a three-bedroom house. Although he wasn’t unhappy, he yearned to have a … Continue reading...

Swaddling Baby Twins for a Better Sleep

When multiples have trouble sleeping, their parents do, too. And the effects of sleep deprivation can be extremely acute on one’s mental and physical health. Also, if twins are premature, their precious energy needs to be … Continue reading...

Great Gift Ideas for Parents (or Parents-to-Be) of Multiples

Are you going to a baby shower for someone expecting twins? Or do you need a great gift idea for your cousin who just had multiples? It’s hard to know what to purchase when there are two (or more) babies involved! Here are … Continue reading...

Twins at Play

One of the advantages of having twins is that your children always have someone to play with. For the first three years of my twins’ lives, I didn’t find this to be true. They pretty much played independently, and when they … Continue reading...

Entertaining Twins During the Holiday Break

Of course, all families look forward to the holiday break when the stresses of school are put aside, but having the kids home from school offers new stresses. First of all, if you have to work, who will watch them? And if you … Continue reading...

When Twins Are Sick

Welcome to the cold and flu season. It’s inevitable . . . if one twin gets sick, the other is soon to follow! Twins spend so much time together that it’s rare that one will get a contagious disease without infecting the … Continue reading...

Adventures in Twin Pregnancy

Anyone who’s been pregnant with twins or higher-order multiples knows it’s a very stressful time. They don’t call it a “high-risk” pregnancy without good reason! Medical professionals will run through a laundry list of … Continue reading...

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 … Continue reading...

Twins and “Disputed Memories”

I just read a fascinating article in the November/December 2006 issue of TWINS magazine that described a phenomenon among twins that I had never heard of before! It described how some twins may share a memory of a particular … Continue reading...