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.
This episode is sponsored by Dr. Brown’s.
Love stories of large families with multiple sets of multiples? Check out this amazing podcast episode with a twin mama to THREE sets of twins here.
Visit the Twiniversity Etsy Shop
Got Alexa? Just say “Alexa, play the Twiniversity Podcast” to listen to the most recent episode of our podcast.
Subscribe for FREE to our other podcast, the Twins Tale Podcast, giving you an inside look at feeding schedules, sleep struggles, and all the highs and lows of raising twins from birth to college age.
Take a class! Twiniversity offers online expecting twins classes, a breastfeeding twins class, and a baby safety class including CPR, first aid, car seat safety, and childproofing. Click here to check out our online classes.
Click below to stream the podcast directly on this post, or click here to subscribe and download to your phone on iTunes. Please consider leaving us a review on Apple Podcasts to help other twin parents find us!
Seven is Enough: Life with Twins, Triplets, and Two Singletons | Multiple Mom Phoebe Kannisto
Need more support? Start your Twiniversity Membership today here.
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.
Need some baby safety training? Take the Twiniversity Complete Baby Safety course, offered on-demand. Includes video modules on infant, toddler, and child CPR, first aid, and common medical ailments, plus car seat installation and safety and childproofing your home. Click here to learn more!
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.
Sign up today for a Twiniversity Membership! Choose from 2 levels starting at $6.99/month to connect with other parents of twins in a monthly Zoom twin club, build your twin parenting community in our private Facebook group, and expand your twin parent knowledge with our video learner library. Click here for details.
FIRST YEAR WITH TWINS
Are your twins in their first year? Check out our free First Year with Twins resource to learn tips, advice, and ideas for getting through your first year with twins!
BABY SAFETY COURSE
Offered on-demand, the Complete Baby Safety Course includes 30 instructional videos on infant, toddler, and child CPR, a variety of first aid techniques you may need with kids, a full explanation about different kinds of car seats and how to install them, and a room-by-room description of how to best childproof your home. Click here for details.
Expecting twins or know someone who is? Don’t miss out on our LIVE Online Expecting Twins Class
VISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!
Sign up for our mentorship program (whether you NEED a mentor or want to BE a mentor!)
Pregnant with twins and FREAKING OUT?! First, take a deep breath. IN…. OUT…. that’s better. OK, we’ve got you covered. Sign up now for an expecting twins class and we’ll get you ready with what you need to know before bringing home your dynamic duo. We offer live classes on Zoom or on-demand classes available 24/7. Click here to check it out!