Multiples Illuminated: Life with Twins and Triplets, the Toddler to Tween Years will give you a glimpse into the amazing lives of families with multiples between the age of two to 12. Told from the perspective of 21 parents from all walks of life and at different stages of parenting, you will find yourself feeling less alone on this incredible journey parenting multiples.
In this book, you will read fun and enlightening stories about:
•Encouraging individuality in multiples
•The dynamic relationship between multiples
•The complicated and often delicate relationship between multiples and their siblings
•What it’s like when twins and triplets start school
The celebrity news dominating headlines earlier this year are stories and pictures of Beyoncé and George and Amal Clooney, pregnant with twins, along with Pharrell Williams and Helen Lasichanh who recently welcomed triplets into their family. One of the most popular television shows, This is Us revolve around multiples.
No one, however, is more fascinated or enamored with multiples, than parents and family members of twins, triplets, or more. Whether you are an experienced parent or a new one, there is nothing quite like it. Everything changes. From logistics of travel to the complexities of tending to the needs and feelings of children at the same developmental age, no one day is the same as the other. Our experiences are different from those raising singletons.
Another popular response to multiples is the concept of Irish Twins, pushed to you by those who have children close in age, or know people who do. “It’s the same thing!”
It’s hardly the same thing. The discussion arises when opposite ends of this spectrum meet. It must be more difficult with multiples, because oh my goodness, three babies crying all at once! Some mothers of multiples will tell you that it’s actually more challenging to have children close in age – to be pregnant and caring for a baby or toddler, is no mean feat.
These wow responses, and discussions about multiples and their families are some of the topics you’ll find in this book. We want to lift the veil off the many mysteries and wonders of raising multiples, not just for families with multiples, but for those who are fascinated by it.
There is nothing quite like this second book in the Multiples Illuminated series. You will read poems, take a hilarious multiple-choice quiz, and experience the joys and challenges of raising multiples through the 21 beautifully written stories. We promise that your experience parenting multiples will be more enriched after reading this anthology.
With the Multiples Illuminated books and its accompanying website filled with stories and advice from parents who have been there, we aim to create a welcoming and safe space for families of multiples who are faced with the reality that raising twins, triplets, and more, brings unique experiences in comparison to raising singletons. Our community welcomes everyone who want to know more about multiples.