About Twiniversity

About Twiniversity – The #1 Resource & Support Network for Parents of Twins

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After Natalie Diaz had her twins in 2004, she was shocked by the lack of resources available to families of multiples. Magazines, websites, and television shows all seemed to focus on “singleton” families. As a full-time mom, Natalie vowed that once her twins started Kindergarten, if no one had started giving twin families access to more information, she would do it herself. So proudly in the fall of 2009, after no one had organized twin parents, Natalie got on a soapbox and started a twin parenting revolution called Twiniversity. She wanted to make ONE website that parents of multiples could turn to for information and community. With the mission of connecting, educating and making parents see the comical side of having twins, Twiniversity succeeds tenfold.

Now reaching over 2 million families a year in over 150 countries, Twiniversity is the largest global resource for all things “twinnie”. With worldwide recognition in her field, Natalie Diaz brings her twin parenting expertise to our online resource, our parent to parent forums, our live and online expecting twins classes, our social media channels, and her bestselling book “What To Do When You’re Having Two“, the #1 bestseller on Amazon for Twins & Multiples Parenting.

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The Mom Squad

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Natalie Diaz, CLC, CPST

The Big Cheese. Founder. Author. Group Publisher. Dishwasher Slayer. Cat Midwife.

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Natalie Diaz is the Pied Piper of twin families around the globe. Founding Twiniversity — the world’s leading support network for multiple birth families — in 2009, she’s become the global influencer for this small niche community. Reaching over a million families a week through Twiniversity’s Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube channels, moms and dads of twins flock to Twiniversity to find resources, ask questions, explore new products, and find community and support from other twin parents. Natalie is a true connector, bringing parents from all walks of life together, breaking past cultural differences, to share in the highs and lows of parenting twins. Natalie’s book, “What To Do When You’re Having Two” is a global bestseller in Twins & Multiples Parenting. Natalie is a Certified Lactation Counselor and a Child Passenger Safety Technician.

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Julie Burt Nichols, CPST

The Wizard. Project Manager. Online Class Instructor. Sound Engineer. Grand Maester of the Spreadsheets. Hand of the Queen.

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Julie is Twiniversity’s “Wizard Behind the Curtain”, serving as the company project manager, live online class instructor, sound engineer, and about 12 other hats. Julie is a full-time working mother to twin boys, born on Halloween. She loves serving as a resource and support for new parents, soon-to-be parents, and we-want-desperately-to-be parents. Julie is proud to be a certified child passenger safety technician and the Twiniversity Resident Songstress/Jingle Writer. about Twiniversity 

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Megan Loden, COO: “Chief of Other” Stuff No One Wants to Take Care Of. Associate Editor. Mentor Program Coordinator. 

Megan is a stay at home mom to twins — identical 16-year-old girls — and a 13-year-old son. She, her husband, and kids live just outside of Phoenix. Her writing can also be found on Bluntmomssammichesandpsychmeds and scarymommy.  Follow her on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter.

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Lauren Oak, Zoom Twin Club Leader. Snack Maven. MoM Squad Chauffeur. Resident Therapist.

Lauren Oak is a NY mom to 4 girls, including one set of twins. Lauren has been a part of Twiniversity from the very beginning after she met Natalie at a New York State Mother of Twins Club meeting. She really connected with her fellow twin parents after spending 20 days in the NICU with her twins when they were born. In her “previous life” she was a Foster Care Caseworker, helping children in foster care find stable homes, as well as helping parents work through their issues surrounding their children being placed into Foster Care. Lauren has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science and a Master’s degree in School Counseling. Lauren continues to support families, just now it’s families having twins or more across the globe. Lauren is a certified doula living on Long Island, specializing in twins. She has been described as “human Xanax”, as well as “the postpartum Mary Poppins” by some of her doula clients. Lauren is also training to become a Certified Lactation Counselor. 

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Laura Birks, Facebook Manager

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Laura Birks is a freelance writer and essayist. She lives in New Jersey with her twin boys, a dog, a couple of cats and a husband. When she’s not doling out medicine or cleaning up vomit, she is writing. Her house is in a constant state of disarray and the laundry is never put away. She likes to pretend she is superwoman but the truth is, she is a mere mortal with a messy house. Find her on TwitterInstagram and Pinterest.

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Crystal Duffy, Houston Instructor & Senior Writer

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Crystal is an author, motivational speaker and Mommy to three little girls—Abby (6) and identical twin girls Katie and Lauren (4). She is the author of her memoir, Twin to Twin, detailing her high-risk twin pregnancy.  She’s also the co-chair for the Parent Advisory Council for the NICU at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, TX.  Connect with her on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and her blog The Duffy Diary. For articles by Crystal on Twiniversity, click here. about Twiniversity 


Contributing Writers

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Mike Ciccotello is a father of fraternal twins and the author-illustrator of the picture book TWINS as well as the forthcoming BEACH TOYS VS. SCHOOL SUPPLIES (both from FSG/Macmillan). Mike will also illustrate Bridget Heos’s TREEMENDOUS (forthcoming from Crown/Penguin Random House) and CHEESE AND QUACKERS, a two-book early graphic chapter-book series written by Prospect client Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen (forthcoming from Aladdin/S&S). He is an active member of SCBWI, CBIG. You can find him online at ciccotello.com and Instagram @ciccotello.

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Marta Spirk is a triplet mom, podcaster, and empowerment coach. With her five-step process for self-love growth, she helps women stop hating where they are now and start becoming mentally & emotionally empowered to reach the next level in their life. Through her podcast The Empowered Woman, her virtual self-improvement membership and workshops, she encourages women to focus on their most valuable asset – THEMSELVES!

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Stefani Zimmerman Drake is a wife, twin mom and lover of rescue dogs.  As a strategic communications consultant who runs her own business in Charleston, South Carolina, Stefani and her husband spend their time capturing all the sweet moments of their girls, while always dreaming about their next big adventure. You can follow their adventures online or via Instagram stories. about Twiniversity 

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Amanda Hadley is a mom to a sassy six-year-old and 2-year-old wondrous monster twins. She is a mom first and a photographer and journalist second. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband of 9 years. She spends her days repeating cliches such as “because I said so” and “stop licking that”. She is an accomplished cartoon theme song repeater and has no idea what is happening in current events and dreams of traveling to exotic places, alone. She enjoys hot cups of coffee, silence and Atlanta Braves baseball.

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Alyssa Keel has worked as a social worker in both Canada and the U.S. for several years. Living in Toronto, Alyssa is a single mum to a rambunctious six-year-old boy and amazing four-year-old identical twin girls, one of whom has Cerebral Palsy. During her high-risk mono-mono twin pregnancy, Alyssa began blogging, an extension of her love of writing. Alyssa loves taking photos and impromptu dance parties with her kids. Follow Alyssa and her family’s adventures at adventureswithmultiples.com. For articles by Alyssa on Twiniversity, click here.

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Stacey Haught is a mom to 5 rambunctious kids – an 8-year-old singleton girl, 6-year-old identical twin boys, and 2-year-old identical twin girls. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh and practiced for 10 years as a pediatric physical therapist. She put her career on hold to stay at home after the arrival of her second set of identical twins. She began writing for Twiniversity 2 years ago with the hope of sharing some of her knowledge of child development with more families of multiples. She resides with her husband and kids just outside of Pittsburgh, PA.  Her family enjoys staying active together – playing sports, hiking, boating, traveling to their family cabin, and exploring new parks. 

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Ashley Worley is mom to three boys – Cameron (age 8), and twins Turner and Jensen (2-years-old). In her spare time, she’s doing her best to remain calm, cool, and collected despite wrangling twinadoes and toddler meltdowns.  She often uses the word “twinsanity” to describe the lifestyle she leads.  Once upon a time, Ashley could be found on the golf course, coaching baseball, cooking delightful comfort food and baked goods, or competing with her husband in a {mostly} friendly rivalry of darts, ping pong, archery, or firearms.  Alas, in this season of life, by the time the kids get to bed, she’s pretty well lost all motivation to do anything productive and settles in on the couch to watch mindless reality tv shows to unwind. 

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Daniele Parris is a work-from-home mom to an upbeat eight year-old boy and three-year-old boy-girl twins.  She lives in the suburbs of New York City and has degrees in Fine Arts and Philosophy from New York University.  She makes her living in the Healthcare industry and spends most of her time with her boisterous Italian family, trying to get a word in edgewise.  Her hobbies include cooking and baking, an unholy knowledge of 80’s hair-metal bands and trying, albeit almost always in vain, to guess the monetary value of the items on Antiques Roadshow. For articles by Daniele on Twiniversity, click here

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Allyson A. Robinson is a wife, mommy of twins, and international educator. As a transformational speaker and author, she offers a contemporary and relatable view of purpose, mommyhood, and uniqueness, endearing her to audiences nationwide. Her new book “How to Keep Your Baby (and Yourself) Alive When All Your Pets Have Died” debunks the myths of life after delivery for new and expecting mothers and offers a refreshing message: You’re Not Alone. Connect with Allyson at HeyGirlIntl.com and on Instagram and Twitter.

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Jessie Ballard is mom to boy/girl twins, born in 2017.  One could compare them to feral cats. Life is hectic, but she takes it one joke at a time.  She works full time in auditing and writes as an outlet.  If it weren’t for her “village”, her sanity would have been gone long ago.  She didn’t plan to be a mom, but too many Blue Motorcycles made her go from zero to two with a quickness.  She wouldn’t change a thing, even though she’s dramatic and complains a lot. If you can’t see her, you can probably hear her yelling her kids’ names, since no one seems to know how to act.  She’s a hot mess but she accepts it.  A millennial mom, full of Tupac lyrics and snark. What you see is what you get. Unapologetically herself and judgment-free, just trying to survive raising two apples who didn’t fall far from the tree.bout Twiniversity 

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Twiniversity Milestones

July 2009 – Twiniversity.com + NYC Expecting Twins Classes Launch

December 2013 – “What to Do When You’re Having Two” Book Launch

September 2015 – Live Online Expecting Twins Classes Launch

October 2015 – 1st quarterly Virtual Baby Shower

December 2015 – Chicago Expecting Twins Classes Launch

January 2016 – Natalie Diaz “Wonder Woman Award” Nominee – Women In Toys

May 2016 – NICU Resource + Surrogacy Resource Launch

June 2016 – Double Stroller Resource Launch

June 2017 – Mentorship Program Launch

May 2018 – Twiniversity Podcast Launch

July 2018 – Twin Pregnancy Week-by-Week Timeline Launch

January 2019 – Online Breastfeeding Twins Class Launch

February 2019 – Houston Expecting Twins Classes Launch

April 2019 – First Annual Twinnie Awards

December 2019 – On-Demand Online Expecting Twins Class Launch

April 2020 – First Year with Twins Timeline Launch

July 2020 – Twiniversity Memberships Launch

September 2020 – Twiniversity Etsy Store Launch

October 2020 – “What to Do When You’re Having Two” Book Second Edition Launch

December 2020 – The Complete Baby Safety Course Launch

Coming Soon…

  • More on-demand classes
  • Twiniversity Member Clubs
  • The Twiniversity App

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