This week on the Twiniversity Podcast Nat chats with Carlos Ortiz, father of twin daughters, husband, and sales professional, still learning to balance career and family in this new normal of working from home. They talk about the evolving role of fathers in our society, learning to be a twin dad, and how being a dad to twins is truly a game-changer. To listen to this episode now on Apple Podcasts, click here.
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Learning to Be a Twin Dad | Twin Dad Carlos Ortiz
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Carlos Ortiz is a father of 4-year-old twins, husband, southern California native, lover of barbeque, hockey connoisseur, and anxiously waiting for Disneyland to reopen. Carlos is involved with a Daddy Boot Camp class and recommends all expecting dads to take a class like that at their local hospital.
Top 3 pieces of advice for other parents of twins
- Set your boundaries. This is YOUR time, make sure people respect it in every which way. For example – if you don’t want visitors, you don’t need to entertain visitors.
- Finances will obviously be a stressor, but I assure you there is a way, you will survive. It might not be easy, but it’s not impossible.
- Support each other, understand you’re going to be stressed, but don’t forget that while you’re going through this journey together, you’re both perceiving things differently.
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Top 3 things you’d like our listeners to take away after listening to your story
- For Dad’s listening – you have an equal part in parenting, and that doesn’t just involve having an opinion. Dad must be actively involved in everything.
- For Mom’s listening – please know, that as Dad’s, we’re going to screw things up – that’s inevitable. But the value of being involved is worth the screw-ups.
- There’s a big difference between being a father, and being a Dad.
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