I’m anxious to share our moving saga and updates on the new digs, but we are totally swamped with the settling process. While George and I are tackling boxes, I thought you’d enjoy my latest guest posts, both of which posted today.
On the Mothers of Supertwins blog, Stories from the Heart, I shared my tips for getting out with multiple toddlers.
Most people would expect me to use a giant diaper bag, but I prefer this Vera Bradley bag instead.
Our neighborhood Kroger has carts which seat all four babies. Scoring one of these sweet rides usually involves me stalking the cart corral, however.
I also made a second contribution to the Fort Worth Moms Blog about how we sleep trained the quadruplets.
On the Fort Worth Moms Blog, I reviewed how we sleep trained the quads as infants. I eventually would like to share how their sleep has evolved with toddlerhood. I snapped this particular picture when all four awoke from naps extremely early and were cranky.
In honor of Multiples Awareness Month, the Fort Worth Mom’s Blog asked me to write an article about what NOT to say to parents of multiples. I cannot express how happy I am with the positive response I’ve received so far. In this day and age so many families are different from your average 2.5 kid household with one dog and a two car garage. As it turns out, what makes families unique is also what falls under public scrutiny. I don’t believe people intend to be rude, but are often taken aback when they see something different. They really have no idea what to say and they unintentionally offend and hurt others.
A couple of days before my post on Fort Worth Mom’s Blog, an adoptive father published a video about what to say (or not) to adoptive families. He came up with the rule of thumb, “If you wouldn’t ask it about a boob job, don’t ask it about adoption”. It’s a humorous way to remember our manners, and it works for a multitude of situations where someone is different. The video is really hysterical; if you’ve got two spare minutes take a peek!
Here’s my piece, Moms of Multiples: “I Bet You Were as Big as a Beluga” and Other Verbiage to Avoid as published on the Fort Worth Moms Blog. Please take time to read it, and share with others. Knowledge is power, right? Happy Multiples Awareness Month!
George and I are developing a thick skin when out in public with the quads and ignore much of what is said. A friend snapped this photo during the March of Dimes. Later, I noticed the woman in the background with her mouth gaping open while she chats on the phone. I have no idea what she’s saying, but the expression is all too familiar.