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Posted January 26, 2010
I haven't read this book myself, but when shopping for my best friend and cousin, both of whom were expecting twins, I checked out the reviews for this book - which were positive. I then went to the bookstore to see it in person, and it seemed to be well organized and easy to read.
My friend and cousin both said it was the most helpful book that they read during their pregnancies with twins. They both said it was quick and easy to get through, and spent a lot of time on the second half of pregnancy as well as early days with baby - which was very helpful to them! I would buy it again if I know anyone else having twins!
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Posted April 29, 2010
Life with multiples
Ok ladies. I'll admit it. I am a huge fan of TLC's John and Kate Plus 8. The idea of navigating a word with twins, let alone sextuplets, hold great mystery and intrigue for me. Diapers. Feedings. Cleaning the toilet. Laundry. I am barely able to manage my tiny brood of two girls who are four years apart in age. How do these courageous families adapt? Do they sleep? Do they shower? Do they ever have a moment to grab a latte and read a book? Ugh. And so, with great anticipation I read Cheryl Lage's new book, Twinspiration.
Cheryl draws on her own experience with her set of twins to provide a very real worldview of raising twins. Bonus, she also gives great advice on everything from breastfeeding to involving Daddy in the routine. Cheryl found that when she looked to the Barnes and Noble family/children rack that there were virtually no books on twins that really gave the nitty-gritty.
This book is concise and well written. The chapters are setup in the same way that your college textbook outlined the complete history of Europe. Information is easy to find. It is like have the super encyclopedia of twins at your fingertips but with more humor and pizazz. Finances. Swing sets. Pediatricians. Air travel. Persona Hygiene (yours, not the babies). All covered. And what a relief, you will find that Cheryl is abhorrent to the "mommy police". All the information is present with compassion and understand. She's been there, done that, and has made the same mistakes that all leave us wondering, "What was I thinking?".
This is a must have gift for a parents who have just found out that they are having multiples. And really, don't you thing that the ultrasound technician should give this book to families who have just "seen" their twins for the first time? Sounds like a good idea to me.
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Posted August 14, 2011
Appreciate the Experience Shared
While not at all medical in the slightest, I greatly enjoyed hearing a positive, non-snarky perspective on pregnancy and parenting twins by a mom who'd done it, and even dared enjoy it some. So much of mom writing these days seems to be fueled by being a cool, hip mom...and isn't helpful. I'm recommending this to other twin expecting moms!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 25, 2006
Real Life Advice, Indeed!
Twinspiration is must have for parents of twins and multiples, end of story. Cheryl's refreshingly candid voice and calm approach to dealing with pregnancy and the first year with twins, not to mention breastfeeding, the 'days of haze' (AKA first few weeks at home), maneuvering, finances....and air travel(?!) make her not only a reliable source for great twins info, but an oasis of calm amidst a potentially stressful time in a new twins-mom's life. The father's running point of view throughout the book is a nice feature as well. I feel totally ready for twins after reading this! Cheryl Lage's fantastic website twinsights.com is also a helpful resource and community for parents of twins and multiples.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 29, 2012
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Posted May 30, 2009
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