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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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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Double Happiness, Multiplied: What You Need To Know About Having Twins, Triplets, & Quads – Parenting Twins Article

Sally Barker is a pregnancy and birth trauma healing coach, podcaster, journalist, and author based in Perth, Western Australia. However, she is first and foremost, the proud mother of twin girls. Combining her background in journalism with her harrowing experience giving birth to premature twins, Sally wrote Double Happiness, Multiplied: What You Need to Know About Having Twins, Triplets, and Quads.  Her pregnancy was fraught with complications, and her girls were born at just 28 weeks gestation. That’s when her empathetic nature collided…

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How to Throw the Best Party When You Have a Big Family – Multiples Illuminated – Parenting Twins Article

The holidays are fast approaching, and we are all geared up to go on vacation and spend some time with our families. One way to spend the holidays is to gather every family member for one special occasion where we can create memories.   Hosting a party for a large group of people can be stressful for party organizers. From preparing the guest list to making sure you have not forgotten anyone, to creating the menu and planning some entertainment…

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Buying Supplies for Twins? Here Are 5 Ways You Are Wasting Money – Multiples Illuminated – Parenting Twins Article

Having twins can potentially financially burden families. As more and more multiples are being born thanks to both genetic prevalence and IVF, more parents are facing the reality of buying two of everything. However, if you’re a savvy spender, you might save yourself a lot of money over the course of your twins’ childhoods – as most parents are wasting money in at least these five ways. Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash 1. Buying New One of the first mistakes…

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Birthday Party Planning Tips for Multiples – Multiples Illuminated – Parenting Twins Article

Having multiples is a real blessing. However, throwing them a birthday party can be challenging Coordinating all their wishes, making sure they’re all happy, and always checking if everybody’s feeling all right can be quite exhausting and can really take a toll on you, both mentally and physically. Here are some birthday party planning tips on how to throw them a birthday party they’ll never forget while you maintain your sanity. Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash To Theme or…

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10 Things You Should Talk to Your Twins About Middle School – Multiples Illuminated – Parenting Twins Article

The success of teen twins in middle school is dependent on the parental support that they receive. However, as they get more independent, it becomes more challenging to intervene for most parents. A lot of anxiety is due to their emotional immaturity while the hormonal changes present a major challenge that calls for guidance. If we approach this matter from the perspective of the teen, we get more insights. This requires the parent to also broaden their view of their…

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Why Are We Not All Talking About The Menstrual Cup? – Parents Article

One of the greatest parts about being pregnant – apart from the obvious ‘baking an adorable baby’ bit, is that your period leaves you in peace for anything from 9 months to 2 years, depending on how long you breastfeed for. However, as they say, what goes up must come down, and so when Aunty flow does finally come back, she brings her extended family and their in-laws and it’s a fucking party in your pants, and you’re reminded once again just how little control you…

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