10 Things I wish I’d known before having Twins

They may not even like each other. Twins don’t care that they’re twins, be that identical or non identical, twins are two individuals and most do not require a constant companion in their space. If you push your twins together from birth then yes, they may form the reasonable expectation of their twin to be…

Autism in young children

This post is written from the point of view of an older sister of an autistic boy, my brother Daniel. I have also enlisted the experience of my parents as reference for the most advice I can give. Before reading this, you must understand, Autism is a spectrum. By that I mean that Autism can…

Preparing your children for a sibling and what to expect

I thought because I had twins, adding another would be no big deal. Despite already having two I still had all the classic issues with bringing a new baby home; jealousy, violence, possessive behaviour and having to use the word “gentle” 300 times a day when they were trying to be loving. Preparing your child…

Having a NICU baby at Christmas

Whether you’re due for your multiples at the holidays, your baby has come earlier than expected at this time of year or your baby isn’t anywhere close to graduating from the NICU, spending Christmas with the stress is difficult, so I thought I’d try to provide some support for any worried or upset parents out…

Postpartum weight loss; advice & expectations

Most people will scroll through this post for one particular section so I will repeat this in each, the one thing I stand by; allow 9 to 10 months of recovery for your body before judging it. It took this long for your body to create a baby, therefore you should at least give it…

Twin & Triplet Money Saving Tips

When you’re having multiples you, obviously, end up spending more than double the money on clothes, bedding and equipment. After spending time with a mother of twins, whilst pregnant with twins myself, I realised how lucky I was to have all the tips and tricks for money saving before I had even bought my first…