Having multiples is definitely unique…unique in its many joys, and also unique in some of its challenges.
I am so thankful to have a group of other mothers of multiples to share in these trials and triumphs. In addition to becoming a part of our local community of MoMs, I’ve also found some great online sources for information and support, as well.
Daily posts relating to many aspects of raising multiples (and kids in general). There are expert interviews, product reviews and giveaways, and editorials on a variety of topics from other MoMs. There are also periodic craft ideas, money-saving tips, and recipes…all with multiples in mind. I venture over to this site almost every day, and more often than not, I find something relevant to my family.
Posts once or twice a week from other MoMs. Most posts relate a specific experience (like transitioning multiples from cribs to toddler beds, for example), and pose a question to solicit advice from other MoMs (hence, “how do YOU do it?”). I think this is a great forum to view others’ experiences…and also to add your own, if you’d like.
An online network, primarily via the Big Tent online group site. This is another great forum for discussion, as there is a lot of traffic from other MoMs. For me, this has been the best place to post a question to a large group and get numerous responses. There are also “Question of the Day / Week” posts on topics relevant to raising multiples, and a product review database. (You have to be a member of Twiniversity to participate in the forum discussions…the above link will take you to the free sign-up page.)
I primarily visit this page for links to articles in the news relating to multiples. Some MoMs post questions on the site, as well, but my experience is that the traffic does not provide as valuable a forum as the Twiniversity site.
And if you’re in the mood for a little twin- / triplet- / quad- humor…check out “The Dumbest Comments About Multiples” group on Facebook. I drop in once a month or so for a guaranteed laugh. I usually find myself nodding my head at something that’s also been said to me, or shaking my head in disbelief at a new line some poor MoM has weathered.
Do you have any online sources to add to the list?