When I found out I was having twins, I had a million questions.  So, I reached out to my high school friend, Debbie, who had already gone down that road with all my questions. She offered lots of invaluable information but one thing that stuck with me, she mentioned by age 4, it starts to get easier, and let me report that is 100% true. All the work is still here, but by age 4, they are potty trained, they can speak up more, feed themselves, put on their shoes, and so on.

My Multiples Community

Since having the twins, I have met so many parents with twins, mainly through @tmbeofficial and @mommyconnectionsdurham. So, I have my community. Multiples run in my family, I have many cousins who are either twins or had twins or triplets. I reached out to a few moms with multiples to see what was similar or different about our experiences. We all agree that it’s fun, but it’s a lot of work, and of course, we get asked tons of questions. People are always curious about twins or multiples. Even though I am a mom of twins, I still have that curiosity when I see twins. Never in my lifetime did I think  I would receive the blessing of having two children at the same time, but I’m four years in and still loving it, liking it, and sometimes still thinking, do I even know what I am doing?

The Juggling Act of Parenting Multiples: A day in the life of Multiples
A Group Of Twins from Our Mommy Connections Gathering

Popular Questions Asked

Here is a list of questions we typically get asked as parents of multiples:

  1. Are They Twins?
  2. Identical or Fraternal?
  3. Which One Is Older?
  4. Do Twins Run in Your Family?
  5. Which One Is the Good One?
  6. How Come Their Names Don’t Match?
  7. Did You Have Them Naturally?
  8. How Do You Tell Them Apart?
  9. Do They Have Their Own Language?
  10. Is it difficult raising twins?
  11. Do You Ever Dress Them Alike?
  12. Did you know you were having twins?
  13. You must have your hands full?

The Juggling Act of Parenting Multiples: A Day in the Life of Multiples

I interviewed six moms and shared their stories in this feature because I was interested in a day of their lives of juggling multiples; I also shared my story. They are many similarities in our stories. We are all dedicated moms enjoying our journey as parents of multiples; we all want the best for our children. Each of us understand the importance of routines and sticking to them, and we willingly accept help. I chose moms at different stages of the multiple game, and it was interesting to see how much changes and how much remains the same. Here are the stories on the juggling act of parenting multiples: a day in the life of multiples: enjoy! Each of the  names listed is a link, click on the link to read the story.

In Conclusion

I am the creative director, designer, and owner of thelohrahtwins.com.  As mentioned earlier, I decided to do this series of stories because I was interested in finding out what the experience was like for other moms of multiples.  According to https://www.reproductivefacts.org/, “naturally, twins occur in about one in 250 pregnancies, triplets in about one in 10,000 pregnancies, and quadruplets in about one in 700,000 pregnancies.” The main factor that increases your chances of having a multiple pregnancy is infertility treatment, but other factors include maternal age and heredity.

Here’s a huge thank you all the ladies that participated. I related to every story you shared with me. We are all from different backgrounds, cultures and we fall into one of the categories mentioned above that caused our beautiful children to be in this world. We are remarkable women handling our situations so well we make it look easy, and we all know it is anything but that.

There is no right or wrong way when parenting singles or multiples; we develop a routine that works for us and suits our families. We are all incredible women who have experienced loss, triumph, happiness, sadness, and love as we could never imagine when we birthed our amazing littles. The common thread in all of these stories is the universal language of LOVE.

The Juggling Act of Parenting Multiples: A day in the life of Multiples

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10 Replies to “The Juggling Act of Parenting Multiples: A day in the life of Multiples”

  1. I am the mother of twin girls (almost 2) – I love them so so much, but thank goodness it will get easier with time! I enjoyed reading everyone’s story and am finding the twin mom community to be so helpful in navigating parenting twins.

    1. Awww congratulations. I remember when my girls were 2, so much fun. It will get more manageable, and it will be like exhaling. Hopefully, one day you can share your story with me.

  2. I loved reading this! I have a friend who recently had twins and It was interesting to read the different perspectives of parenting multiples.

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