Nat chats with twin mom Melanie O’Reilly-Rogers, mom to 2.5-year-old twins, a 5-year-old, and an 8-year-old. They talk about how raising twins really is quite different than her singletons, how potty training went for her twins, and using natural consequences.
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2.5-Year-Old Twins + 2 Singletons| Twin Mom Melanie O’Reilly-Rogers
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Melanie O’Reilly-Rogers is a twin mom of 4 living in the suburbs of Chicago. No stranger to chaos, she helps other parents reign theirs in with her notebooks, printables, and realistic tips and advice. Find Melanie on Instagram, Etsy, her podcast Honestly, It’s Motherhood, and her blog MostlyUnderControl.com.
Top 3 pieces of advice for other parents of twins
1) Your babies do not need to be on the same schedule, so don’t let it stress you out. The only time I think they should be is when one wakes up to eat, you wake up the other one!
2) Now is the time to cash in the “let me know if you need help.” Do not be afraid to ask for that help.
3) Find your twin support system. Parenting is freaking hard. Parenting twins is really freaking hard. Find people that GET IT.
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Top 3 things you wish you had done differently
1) I wish I had not said “it’s too much of a pain in the ass to bundle everyone up for walks” when people told me to “go for a walk” when the stuff was hitting the fan.
2) I wish I had lowered my parenting standards sooner. Not like “unlivable living situation” lower. Just “it’s okay there are diapers all over the floor” lower.
3) I wish I hadn’t tried to do as much as I did so soon after they were born. BE LAZY!
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