Parent Survival Guide to Teenage Twins in College – Multiples Illuminated – Parenting Twins Article

Photo by Scott Webb on Unsplash Having a child head to college is a big deal for most parents and those with teen twins are no exception. Twins bring a double dose of everything. You’ll get double the joy and pride of watching them prepare to head out into the world, as well as double the stress, pain, and bittersweet feeling that comes with having two kids leave home at the same time. Depending on the colleges they choose and…

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Best Eco-Friendly Stores to Check Out this Holiday Season – Multiples Illuminated – Parenting Twins Article

This holiday season, make “shopping sustainability” your goal of the year. What with the excessive packaging and wrapping paper, with unnecessary bows and ribbons, it’s easy to do your part, as small as it may seem. When it comes to finding the perfect gift for your multiples this Christmas, eco-friendly products are easily available and not as expensive as you think. Here’s our list of stores that are eco-friendly.  Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. We are very aware…

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5 Minute Face For The Busy Mom Beauty – Parenting Twins Article

Being a mom usually means early morning wake-ups, getting children ready for the day, running around managing the household, and staying up too late trying to soak up every last second of alone time you get once the kids have gone to bed. When you think about how much time all of that takes up, it is hard to imagine trying to fit in where you can get yourself ready for the day.I’ve been there, and I know that it’s…

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6 Useful Tips When Traveling with Twins by Car – Multiples Illuminated – Parenting Twins Article

Photo by Torbjorn Sandbakk on Unsplash You are finally going for that long-awaited trip to your in-laws, parents, or friends, and you can’t wait to get there. Now that you have your two twin toddlers as travel companions, it is a little more time-consuming and has to be well thought out. Gone are the days when you’d pack a bag in less than ten minutes and hit the road. You have to carry extra clothing, diapers, food, feeding gear, and…

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The Mommy MD Guide to Twins, Triplets, and More – Parenting Twins Article

As a community for families of twins, triplets, and more, we are always pleased to share resources to help families navigate life as parents of multiples. One such resource is The Mommy MD Guide to Twins, Triplets, and More, written by Dr. Sonia Patel and Heather Karpinsky, both mothers of twins. Together, they share their best tips and gathered more advice from fellow twin moms who happen to be doctors.  The book is packed full of practical suggestions based on…

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Managing Twin Rivalries To Bring Out the Best in Your Teens – Multiples Illuminated – Parenting Twins Article

Photo by Clarisse Meyer on Unsplash My sister has teen twin girls and they’re driving her nuts. They seem to thrive on bickering about anything and everything and take every opportunity to argue and compete. They compete for the best grades, argue about who has better friends and even fight over who gets to pour cereal first in the morning. She tried everything she could think of to get them to stop including placing them in separate classes but that…

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Tips and Recommendations for Raising Twins – Multiples Illuminated – Parenting Twins Article

                                                                       Photo by Rose Elena on Unsplash Finding out that you are going to be parents can be an overwhelming feeling. When expecting twins, the joy is doubled and so are the challenges. Raising twins is definitely at least twice the work with very little to…

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Stay Fresh As A Daisy This Summer With These 10 Tips – Single Mum, Parents Article

“This post is sponsored by Summer’s Eve® FreshCycle™, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.” Summer is finally here! That means nights are longer and that tan you have been looking forward to is only 2 beach days away. Another fun part of summer that is finally here, I guess it’s fun depending on how you look at it. That heat yall! It can be your best friend or your enemy. I was born and raised in…

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7 Storage Solutions for Your Twins’ Clothes and Toys – Multiples Illuminated – Parenting Twins Article

Image courtesy of Unsplash Having twins means double of everything. Two sets of clothes, two sets of toys, and of course, a mountain of food. All of this takes up space which means you have to start thinking about where to put it. Follow these solutions to stop your home (and you!) from being overwhelmed. 1. Think Smart The first thing to do is get some smart storage in place. Under the bed, inside the bottom of a chair or…

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The good and bad on booking a vacation through Costco Travel – Single Mum, Parents Article

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. The vacation packages featured by Costco Travel make a familiar, supersize promise to Costco  COST, -0.32%  shoppers: You can save by prioritizing quality and buying in bulk. And for value-seeking travelers looking for a little bit of luxury, the wholesale giant delivers. These vacation packages, which generally include posh accommodations, select meals and ground transportation, aren’t available at bargain-barrel rates. But they’re quick to book and competitively priced. For some, they might be the most cost-efficient ticket to a lavish… This is only a snippet…

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