In the first episode of season two of the Twins Tale Podcast, Nat chats with Artea Funderburk, mom of 20-month-old boy/girl twins and a 7-year-old girl, about her easy vaginal twin birth, having an older child when bringing home twins, the realistic expectations she eventually started recalibrating for herself, and the different parenting styles that she and her husband work through each day.
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Easy Vaginal Twin Birth and Realistic Expectations | Twin Mom Artea Funderburk
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Artea Funderburk is a full-time mom and small business owner living in Washington, DC with her husband, their 7-year-old daughter and their 20-month-old rainbow boy/girl twins. Follow Artea on Instagram @little.moon.customs
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Top 3 pieces of advice for other parents of twins
- Be flexible in your expectations.
- You are raising two completely different people simultaneously.
- Have 15 different backup plans because life with twins never goes as planned.
Top things you’d like our listeners to take away after listening to your story
- The only thing I wish I had done differently was not accepting help following my vaginal twin birth. I wanted so badly to prove to myself that I was one of “those” twin moms. One of the ones who had it all together and had a perfectly laid out plan. I soon realized that no one has it all together. I was already one of “those” twin moms simply because I had twins who were healthy and thriving.
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