This week on the Twiniversity Podcast Nat chats with mom of multiples Phoebe Kannisto, mom of 7, including twins, triplets, and two singletons. Phoebe shares her journey of conceiving, both spontaneously and through IVF, not finding out the sexes of her triplets, what kind of help she had with no family in the state, and teaching her kids to be independent at a young age.
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Seven is Enough: Life with Twins, Triplets, and Two Singletons | Multiple Mom Phoebe Kannisto
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Phoebe Kannisto is a stay-at-home mom to seven children, including twins and triplets. She loves cooking, musicals, volunteering at her kids’ schools, hiking, and anything outdoors.
Top 3 pieces of advice for other parents of twins
- Attitude is everything. Keep a positive attitude and you can conquer anything.
- Always believe in yourself. Learn from your mistakes and most importantly give yourself some grace.
- Don’t blink. The days are long but the years are short.
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Top 3 things you’d like our listeners to take away after listening to your story
- Raising a big family is a lot of work, but it’s so rewarding.
- There will always be challenges when raising multiples no matter what their age is, but we are always capable of meeting these challenges.
- We won’t always get it right, but tomorrow is another day and a new start.
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