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Guilt as a Twin Mom and How to Overcome it

When you have twins, most everything you experience with them will be double, both the good and bad. Double the kisses, snuggles, photo ops, first steps, first smiles… it’s truly amazing. But there’s also double the diapers, laundry, middle of the night wake-ups, sickness, and guilt.  Double guilt.  That’s something I didn’t think about prior …

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Identical vs Fraternal Twins: How to Tell the Different Twin Types

Identical Vs Fraternal Twins and the Different Twin Types We are constantly asked if our twin girls are identical or fraternal, usually with about 100 other personal questions. People are just fascinated with multiple births.  I sometimes don’t mind the questions, and the babies enjoy the attention! However, other times we are in a hurry, …

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My Failed Twin Breastfeeding Experience…and Why I’m OK With It

When I found out I was expecting twins, I thought I would easily figure out twin breastfeeding. I breastfed my first, Theo, up until he was about 11 months old. I loved that I was giving him good quality milk, that it was so easy (no bottles to wash, heck yes!), and that it was …

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My Twin Birth Story, Part 1

When you find out you’re expecting twins, you do everything you can to prepare.  For me, this consisted of reading everything I could find on twin pregnancies and births.  The overwhelming majority of what I read made me incredibly anxious.  A twin pregnancy is considered high risk, and I read story after story of women being put …

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