Twinspiration: Real-Life Advice from Pregnancy Through the First Year

Twinspiration: Real-Life Advice from Pregnancy Through the First Year

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by Cheryl Lage
     
 

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A hybrid of prescriptive "how-to" guidebook and intimate diary, Twinspiration recounts with unabashed personal detail the tribulations and triumphs of a twin pregnancy and first year of life with twins. Incorporating a conversational, humorous tone throughout, Cheryl Lage provides a double dose of user-friendly suggestions, real-life advice, and heartfelt empathy.See more details below

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A hybrid of prescriptive "how-to" guidebook and intimate diary, Twinspiration recounts with unabashed personal detail the tribulations and triumphs of a twin pregnancy and first year of life with twins. Incorporating a conversational, humorous tone throughout, Cheryl Lage provides a double dose of user-friendly suggestions, real-life advice, and heartfelt empathy.

Editorial Reviews

Lora G. Christian
"The writing is beautifully done and the information -excellent. I wish such a resource had been available 8 years ago when my girls were born. A book such as Twinspiration is needed out there for the common sense approach to raising twins; I think it will be well received. I would buy it and recommend it to future twin parent patients."
Katherine B. Coates
"Packed with advice, personal experiences, and humor(often at the author's expense), Twinspiration should be in the anxious hands of every doubly-blessed parent. In fact, any couple anticipating parenthood (or marriage, for that matter) would benefit from Mrs. Lage's thoughts under the heading "Prenatal Agreements". Failure to consider the topics in that chapter lands many couples in a therapist's office. You will be emotionally richer for reading this wise and witty book."
Carol Livoti
Anyone who is expecting or has twins needs all the help they can get. Reading Twinspiration is a great start.
Craig Sanders
"All parents or parents-to-be of twins and higher-order multiples are going to receive their fair share of helpful and less-than-helpful advice on how to handle two-or-more babies, but will probably be lacking in battle-tested advice from parents who've been there, done that. With a nice combination of high humor and low hubris, Cheryl Lage provides a fun and practical handbook for parents of multiples. Written by a long-time, valued contributor to Twinstuff.com, we recommend this book to all moms and dads of multiples."
Ann Douglas
"Twinspiration is the ultimate go-to guide for the mom-to-be with two or more babies on the way. Part pregnancy guide, part heart-to-heart conversation with another mom of twins who has made this exciting journey, this book deserves a place of honor in the mountain of twin pregnancy books accumulating on your bedside table."
Connie Correia Fisher -
"How does a mom handle pregnancy and life with twins? With careful planning, a positive attitude, a sense of adventure, and a copy of Twinspiration by her side. Even though nothing can help with sleep deprivation, the information in Twinspiration will help get new and expecting twin moms through the worry, confusion, and stress so they can enjoy the joy and excitement that all new babies bring."
Rachel Lower
"With your pregnancy ups and downs multiplied by two, where do you go for guidance? How will you handle twins? What will raising twins really be like?
In Twinspiration, Cheryl Lage provides insight into the life of twin parents, from the early stages of pregnancy through early toddlerdom. She provides the necessary information on how to prepare for and handle the twin-specific situations that are bound to arise. Her book is also chock full of twin-parenting advice that will help you keep your sanity and your twins in check. The more you and your partner are prepared for your "twin mommy/daddy" titles, the more you can look forward to your two bundles of joy. Be confident for your role as a parent of twins! If you're a new twin mommy, or a twin mommy to be, I highly recommend getting a copy of Twinspiration!"
Pam Hervey
"When I found out I was having twins, I immediately went to the bookstore to find information about my pregnancy and post-partum twin experience. But most of the books were about medical nightmares! Twinspiration was exactly what I needed to understand and get excited about the highs and lows of becoming a parent of twins. Cheryl's witty writing style is perfect for an anxious mom-to-be. It's like getting the real scoop from a girlfriend who's been there! My husband even enjoyed reading her play-by-play labor story, now he's sure he's prepared for the real thing!"
Bruce & Susan Lindeman
"If you are the least bit curious about what to expect at each phase of your twins' development — and you need to know that you're not insane if the same kind of anecdotes that Cheryl (and Scott) share so humbly with us happen to you and your twins — then you need to read this book. I only wish that Cheryl had written it before my wife and I had our twins! People always say they wish their babies came with an instruction manual. While no book will give you all the answers, Twinspiration is as close as it comes — with a huge heaping of humor thrown in to let you know that the main criteria for getting through it all is something you were born with and the reason you decided to start a family in the first place: love. An absolutely wonderful book!"
Twins Magazine
Mother of twins Darren and Sarah, Cheryl Lage uses humor, personal anecdotes and a friendly, conversational tone in her helpful book, Twinspiration. The host of the popular online twins website twinsights.com and a contributor to Twins™ Magazine, Lage provides insightful, honest advice and practical information for new and expecting parents of multiples.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589792807
Publisher:
Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date:
02/25/2006
Pages:
344
Sales rank:
717,265
Product dimensions:
8.76(w) x 5.82(h) x 0.74(d)

What People are saying about this

Ann Douglas
"Twinspiration is the ultimate go-to guide for the mom-to-be with two or more babies on the way..."
author, The Mother of All Pregnancy Books and The Mother of All Baby Books
Pam Hervey
"Cheryl's witty writing style is perfect for an anxious mom-to-be... getting the real scoop from a girlfriend who's been there!"
President-Fuel Creative, Twin Mom
Lora G. Christian
"Twinspiration is needed out there for the common sense approach to raising twins..."
M.D., Pediatrician and Mother of Twin Girls
Rachel Lower
"If you're a new twin mommy, or a twin mommy-to-be, I highly recommend getting a copy of Twinspiration!"
Webmaster and author, Christian-Mommies.com
Angela Lehman-Rios
"...so much practical information---delivered in a modest, mom-to-mom tone. Expectant parents of any number babies will learn invaluable lessons."
Editor, Richmond Parents Monthly
Katherine B. Coates
"Packed with advice, personal experiences, and humor, Twinspiration should be in the anxious hands of every doubly-blessed parent."
Ed.D - Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Craig Sanders
"...a nice combination of high humor and low hubris, Lage provides a fun and practical handbook for parents of multiples."
Co-Executive Director, Twinstuff Outreach: Twinstuff.com
Twin and Multiple Birth Association U.K.
"...this book offers sound advice for parents-to-be everywhere."

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