REAL ADVICE FOR STAYING CENTERED IN
THE CHAOS OF PARENTING
Photo By: Carey MacArthur
I am a mom of two sets of boy-girl twins, an educator and a yoga instructor. Yes, twins run in the family! I have Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees’ in Education with an emphasis on Positive Discipline. Before I became a certified kids yoga teacher, I worked as a classroom teacher for six years, teaching Kindergarten. Along with me for the ride is my wonderful husband, Adam. Together we've learned a lot but the most important thing we've learned is how to laugh at the chaos and keep having fun. We love our life and wouldn't have it any other way. Four kids in two years... this is how we stay calm and find our zen.
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Twins, They Will Team Up On You
You may think twins are so cute and innocent but the truth is they are a team from day one. Here is one of my biggest mom fails when the bigs who were almost two, teamed up on me.
Sock the Madness
The weather is beginning to get a little cooler and socks are a must every day, now. Going from barefoot, summer, care free days to brisk, cool sunshine can be more stressful with many young children. Not only are there jackets, hats, gloves, boots, scarves and all kinds of warm clothes to put on, now there are the dreaded... the loathed... socks! Creating chaos, with me turning the house upside down trying to find four pairs of matching socks!
We took 4 under 4 on a plane!
Flying with two sets of twins, new three year olds and eleven month olds, from PDX TO ATX, for my sister’s wedding shower, seemed like an eternity! We planned it out for months. We needed a huge rental vehicle at the other end (4 car seats!) It was a like poetry in motion and complete craziness all at once... we did survive. Here's how:
IT Takes A Village
One question I get so often is "How do you do it?". I'm always speechless when I hear it because I don't do it alone. It really does take a village, no matter who is in your village. Our main helpers have been the grandparents, on both sides. They are lifesavers! Everyone with twins needs a village.
Twins Yoga Mom was started to help parents stay calm in the chaos of raising kids! Our hope is to share real life stories and tips with families, big and small. With a realistic, positive approach, we make the chaos of parenting multiple sets of multiples fun by laughing through it all, staying as organized as we can and not sweating the small stuff.