Life With Twins

Now We Are 7 – Parenting Twins Article

Last year I thought I’d write a blog post all about the adventures the girls would have when they turned 6, and I’d title it “Now We Are 6” like the A. A. Milne book. But that didn’t happen. Instead, this year I’ll look back at six full years of raising twins. We have all grown so much in such a short amount of time. So now we are 7. 7 years of enjoying life and the blessings that come…

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Losing Teeth and Other Signs of Growing Up – Parenting Twins Article

I remember, about 6 years ago, the twins started crawling. They had a whole world literally at their fingertips and the entertainment possibilities were endless. For small moments of their day, as they fearlessly roamed our apartment, Mommy was off the hook. I felt all those things that moms feel whenever their kids reach new stages in development: Overwhelming joy at this new tiny bit of increased free time, pride in my brilliant “grown up” kids, fear that they’ll get…

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Well, Poke You, Too! – millennial mommy – Parenting Twins Article

It’s no secret that toddlers are a pain in the ass. They’re demanding, emotional, and full of energy that is unobtainable for thirty-something parents. If we’re lucky, a couple of coffees can fuel us just long enough to chase them around the yard for two laps before our everything hurts. Raising two toddlers at once – while also being in close proximity to a third – is no easy feat. If you thought the newborn stage was rough on us,…

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! – Double Duty Twins (Plus One!) – Parenting Twins Article

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and it’s reminding me of the first time Keith and I took the twins to the dentist. They were only about a year old, with gummy smiles and just a few teeth popping through. We took them to a pediatric dentist in Colorado Springs, and I remember being surprised and excited by how different the experience was from when I was growing up. I don’t think pediatric dentists even existed when I was…

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Creating Good Financial Habits — and Passing Them On to Our Kids! – Double Duty Twins (Plus One!) – Parenting Twins Article

My parents were never the type of people to live above their means. When they first got married and needed a dining room set, they waited until they saved enough cash to buy it outright rather than charge it to a credit card—and they cherished it all the more because of that. When my brother and I were born, they worked hard to provide us with all the food, clothing, and toys we could possibly need without overdoing it. We…

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New Year, New Opportunities – Parenting Twins Article

I have never been a big fan of new year’s resolutions. They’ve always put a lot of extra pressure on me at a time when I really need to chill out after the madness of the holidays. Then, when life with a husband and three kids and freelance work inevitably gets in the way of sticking to my resolutions, I end up feeling like a complete failure and falling into a depression. So instead of making big resolutions that are…

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Back to School, Plus a Chance to Win a $1,000 College Scholarship from Groza Learning Center! – Double Duty Twins (Plus One!) – Parenting Twins Article

Many children across the U.S. are getting ready to head back to school. But here in Northern Virginia, public school doesn’t start again for another four weeks. Still, the summer has seemed to fly by for us. For one thing, it’s a week shorter this year: Our district shifted the school calendar so that school will end a week a week earlier in June and start a week earlier (the week before Labor Day). But because the 2016-17 school year…

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10 Truths About Twins … and Matt and Nate Turn 6! – Double Duty Twins (Plus One!) – Parenting Twins Article

Next week, Matt and Nate turn 6. SIX!!! That means they’ll no longer be part of the early-childhood set. They’ll officially be considered big kids. And I just can’t believe it. I feel like I’ve been through the biggest challenge of my life and have made it through the other side mostly unscathed, aside from a few more wrinkles and gray hairs. Whaaaaaaat? We’re turning 6 years old??? I started this blog when I was pregnant with the boys and…

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The Twins Aren’t So Identical After All Simply Sweet Days – Parenting Twins Article

The Twins Aren’t So Identical After All Simply Sweet Days We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it.OkPrivacy policy This is only a snippet of a Twins Parents Article written by Nikki Read Full Parenting Article

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A Mom Can Always Tell Her Twins Apart Simply Sweet Days – Parenting Twins Article

When I was expecting twins I had this irrational, borderline-obsessive fear that I wouldn’t be able to tell them apart. I took note of every tip and trick used by parents of multiples: painting toenails different colors, making a mark on their foot, colored teething necklaces… By the time they arrived I was fully prepared to be a clueless mother who couldn’t even tell her own twins apart. Some links may be affiliate. Those first few days in the hospital, my…

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