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How having Twins makes a better You!

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Chances are whether you are expecting twins are already have them, you constantly hear about the challenges in having twins, along with some colourful commentary. There may be challenges along the way, but having multiples is special and amazing and can teach you so much about yourself. Here are some moms comments on what they have learnt about themselves since having twins.

I enjoy every moment of life so much more

I never knew I had so much love in me

I have become a lot more easy going and have learnt to over look a lot, as long as my kids are happy, a messy house doesn’t stress me out as much as it did when I had just one child

Patience……Lots and lots of patience

I have become an expert in routines and time management

Able to get so much more done in a short period of time – less time wastage

Popularity has increased! Its like being a celebrity as people stare, smile and want to stop and talk to you the minute they spot the twin stroller

Doing tasks faster than I imagined I could

I have learnt not to sweat the small stuff and let go a little. I have also learnt to have fun again, through and with my boys

Managing time for hubby and 2 year old twins is a big struggle

Coping and multi tasking skills. Having twins plus 1 has taught me to cope with 3 kids on my own without getting over worked and just generally your strategic mind really gets into gear

Having twins has taught me to adapt and give individual attention to each of the twins as if they were singletons

My OCD has taken a back seat as I have learnt the world won’t end if everything is not clean / perfect / finished all the time

I use my time better, worry less, do more laugh a lot!!!!

I lost the super mom idea and had to ask for help especially when they were little. At age 3 I have to observe more , cant jump in to fight their fights for them.

I have learnt grace, compassion and patience

I have learnt I control everything, I’ve learnt not to sweat the small stuff and

I’m actually a far more chilled person for having had twins

I’ve learnt to ask for help, though I still battle with this sometimes, I like to do things myself, with twins it isn’t always possible and now with a 3rd even harder!!

I have learnt to adjust our expectations and just go with the flow – they’re three now and at least we got out the other side with honour and sanity intact

Having twins has taught me that I am capable of far more than I ever thought possible. I didn’t know if I would be able to survive twins, plus a 2 year old and a 4 year old with autism. But the twins are 6 months now and somehow we made it work and sometimes even have a lot of fun doing it

Twins give you super powers. You can multi task like a pro. You get patience like you cant believe.You have this amazing overwhelming feeling of happiness and love. You cope with less because you have more.

Twins don’t have a routine they have a drill sergeant behind them. One wrong move and there is chaos

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