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Twiniversity Podcast with Natalie Diaz

English, Children-Kids, 1 season, 202 episodes, 6 days, 19 hours, 25 minutes
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Got Twins? Us too! This show is created by parents of twins FOR parents of twins from expecting times through the teenage years and everything in between. Just know that we are laughing WITH you every step of the way.
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One Tongue Tied Twin with Courtney Flint

In this episode, we sit down with Courtney, a twin mom and social worker, to delve into her emotional journey of dealing with tongue tie in one of her twin babies. Join us as Courtney candidly shares her experiences and the challenges she faced in making the decision to have the tongue tie cut, and how this process resulted in a growth of confidence in her husband. Throughout the conversation, Courtney offers invaluable advice to parents grappling with similar issues, emphasizing the importance of doing what's best for your family above all else. Tune in for a heartfelt discussion filled with insights and encouragement for parents navigating tongue tie and other feeding difficulties. Subscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
5/15/20241 hour, 8 minutes
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Bouncing Around The World With Twins As A Military Mom with Nicole Hutchinson

Join us for an insightful conversation with a remarkable twin mom who shares her journey of unexpected motherhood and military life. In this episode, we sit down with Nicole, as she opens up about her whirlwind journey from only wanting one child to unexpectedly becoming pregnant with twins. From the initial shock to embracing the unique challenges of raising twins, Nicole offers a candid glimpse into her pre-pregnancy and IVF journey, including the emotional rollercoaster of coming to terms with a twin pregnancy. As a military spouse, she sheds light on the complexities of moving around the world with her husband in the Navy while raising twins, as well as the resilience required for solo parenting during deployments. Subscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
5/1/202453 minutes, 20 seconds
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"I'm a neurodiverse mom of twins" with Megan Griffith

Join us as we sit down with Meghan, a twin mom who shares her story of living with ADHD and being on the Autism spectrum. From her journey to diagnosis to the joys and challenges of motherhood, Meghan offers a candid glimpse into life as a neurodivergent adult. Through her experiences, she has become a beacon of support as a neurodivergent life coach, empowering others through her platform, "Neurodivergent Magic." Visit Megan’s website here: https://neurodivergentmagic.com/ Subscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
4/17/20241 hour, 13 minutes, 21 seconds
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Staying on the Same Team as your Spouse with Monique Goff

For today’s episode we delve into the dynamic world of parenting through the lens of  twin mom Monique Goff who shares her insights on the importance of staying on the same team with your spouse. Join us as we explore the profound impact that unity and collaboration between partners have on children and the family unit as a whole. Through personal anecdotes and practical advice, we uncover strategies for overcoming disagreements and aligning parental approaches to effectively address issues as a united front. Together, we explore how prioritizing communication, empathy, and compromise can strengthen the bond between partners and create a nurturing environment for children to thrive.  Subscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
4/3/20241 hour, 8 minutes, 40 seconds
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Sh*&ting On Singleton Families with Julia Raufman

Join us for an unfiltered conversation with twin mom Julia Raufman as we lay bare the unique challenges of raising multiples. From the get-go, we pull no punches, shedding light on the frustrations and misconceptions faced by parents of multiples, particularly when interacting with singleton parents. This episode offers raw insights and ranting with honesty and humor. Warning: Not for the faint of heart, as we keep it real and uncensored. Throughout the episode, Natalie offer insights and strategies for navigating these encounters,  emphasizing the importance of finding solidarity within the twin parenting community and celebrating the unique joys that come with raising multiples. Subscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
3/20/20241 hour, 22 minutes, 58 seconds
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"I Had A Birth Doula During My Twin Delivery" with Larissa Lien

On today’s episode we are chatting with Larissa Lien who shares her remarkable journey as a young mother of twin boys, guided by the unwavering support of her birth doula. At 23, Larissa embarked on the exciting yet daunting path of twin pregnancy, unsure of what lay ahead. She candidly discusses her quest for support and finding the right doula, emphasizing the critical role of compatibility and advocacy. Throughout her pregnancy, her doula became her advocate, ensuring her needs were met and empowering her through every decision.Join us as Larissa's story unfolds, showcasing the transformative power of doula support in navigating the joys and challenges of twin pregnancy. Subscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
3/13/202443 minutes, 55 seconds
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Why Is No One Talking About Prenatal Nutrition? with Kristin Brown

Join us in this enlightening episode as we sit down with Kristin Brown, a remarkable twin mom and the go-to expert in prenatal and perinatal nutrition. Kristin shares her unique journey through pregnancy, shedding light on the often-overlooked aspect of nutrition in maternal care. During her pregnancy, Kristin visited numerous specialists, yet the topic of nutrition was scarcely touched upon, beyond the routine inquiry about prenatal vitamins. This sparked a realization that, despite the medicinal power of food, it is frequently sidelined in medical conversations. In this thought-provoking discussion, we explore the crucial role that nutrition plays in the health of both mom and baby.Learn more with Kristin:Instagram - @prenatal.dieticianKristinbrownnutrition.com Subscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
3/6/202454 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Harsh Reality of Living with an Eating Disorder and Having Twins with Alex Punton

In this episode, we meet Alex, a twin mom courageously navigating the challenges of motherhood while battling an eating disorder that began at age 16. Alex's story delves into the intricate layers of her journey, highlighting the added pressure of wanting to be a good mom amidst her ongoing struggle. Through her candid storytelling, we gain insight into the profound impact of societal pressures and personal insecurities on mental health. Alex's bravery in sharing her experience challenges the stigma surrounding eating disorders and inspires others to seek help. Join us as we honor Alex's journey toward healing and strive to create a culture of empathy and support for all mothers.  Subscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
2/28/20241 hour, 10 minutes, 6 seconds
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TAPS (Twin Anemia Polycythemia Sequence). What is it and why it really matters when pregnant with twins with Stephanie Ernst

In this episode, we unravel the mysteries surrounding Twin Anemia Polycythemia Sequence (TAPS) alongside Stephanie Ernst, a dedicated twin mom whose journey propelled her to advocate for awareness and support for families affected by this rare condition.Stephanie's personal narrative, fueled by her experience with identical twin daughters born with TAPS, serves as the driving force behind her mission to shed light on this often overlooked aspect of twin pregnancies. Stephanie underscores the vital role of researchers and advocates in amplifying awareness and understanding of TAPS. From founding the TAPS Support Facebook group to establishing a dedicated foundation for research funding, Stephanie's efforts have cultivated a supportive community where families can find solace, resources, and empowerment.For more information: https://www.tapssupport.com/https://stephanieernst.nl/advocacy/ Subscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
2/21/202453 minutes, 15 seconds
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A Twin Mom and Her Gestational Carrier Pt.2 with Jen and Triest

In this part two episode, we continue into the extraordinary journey of Jen, a twin mom, and Triest, her gestational carrier. Together, we unravel the intricacies of surrogacy and gestational carriership, shedding light on the nuances that distinguish the two. Our conversation navigates through the terrain of assisted reproduction, addressing common misconceptions and providing clarity on the prevalence of surrogacy in today's society. Jen and Triest graciously share their deeply personal experiences, illustrating the beauty of unconventional paths to parenthood. Through candid conversations, they unravel the emotional intricacies, challenges, and joys of creating a family through gestational surrogacy. Subscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook Subscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
2/14/20241 hour, 16 minutes, 15 seconds
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A Twin Mom and Her Gestational Carrier Pt.1 with Jen and Triest

In this compelling episode, we delve into the extraordinary journey of Jen, a twin mom, and Triest, her gestational carrier. Together, we unravel the intricacies of surrogacy and gestational carriership, shedding light on the nuances that distinguish the two. Our conversation navigates through the terrain of assisted reproduction, addressing common misconceptions and providing clarity on the prevalence of surrogacy in today's society. Jen and Triest graciously share their deeply personal experiences, illustrating the beauty of unconventional paths to parenthood. Through candid conversations, they unravel the emotional intricacies, challenges, and joys of creating a family through gestational surrogacy.  Subscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
2/7/202456 minutes, 9 seconds
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A Personal Reflection on Delivery Day with Nat and her OB Dr. Ana Barbieri

We are taking a trip back in time and chatting with OB Dr.Ana Barbieri who is actually Natalie’s personal Obstetrician! Today we discuss Natalie’s difficult delivery day story, post-partum healing, empowered decision-making, and the importance of building a human connection through a relationship between patient and doctor.Find more on Dr.Ana Barbieri here:Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/annabarbieri_md/?hl=enWebsite - https://www.annabarbieri-md.com/Subscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
10/4/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 38 seconds
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26 weekers and dealing with NEC Our Story of Hope with Judy Jarka

Judy Jarka is a first-time momma of twin girls who arrived early at 26 weeks weighing less than two pounds each. Today we’ll be discussing her pregnancy journey up until that point, the experience of early delivery with twins, and how hope is what got her family through their journey of dealing with Infant Necrotizing Enterocolitis.Subscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
9/27/202357 minutes, 4 seconds
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Why I Changed My OB at 37w4d With My Twins with Emily Lewellen

Emily Lewellen is a twin momma and Ultra Sound Technician who decided to roll the dice and switch her Obstetrician at 37 weeks and 4 days. Emily struggled with feeling ignored and frustrated by the lack of cooperation and consideration from her previous set of Doctors. Hence, she decided to take control and find an OB in an entirely different State who supported her desire to have a natural birth with twins, regardless of needing a Breech Extraction. Today we'll discuss how taking this risk played out for her and the importance of advocacy.Subscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
9/20/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 13 seconds
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Everything Has A Phase When Raising Twins with Jaymisha Rajpar

Jaymisha Rajpara is a momma of twinnies, an Educator, and the Author of the children’s book “Different Twins It's Perfectly Ok.” Today we are discussing Jaymisha’s book about the uniqueness of each child even as twins and how important it is to embrace their differences. We also dive into the truth of the different phases of twin parenting: the early sleepless nights, child tantrums, sweet moments, and finding a way to balance everything in between. Find Jaymisha’s book here:Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Different-Twins-Its-Perfectly-Ok/dp/1739139909Subscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
7/26/20231 hour, 11 seconds
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"A Wish For Twins" with Author Dorothia Rohner

Dorothia Rohner is a grandmama of twins and the author of the children’s book “A Wish for Twins: The Tale of Our Two Miracles, " a picture book about the origin of twins. Dorothia found inspiration while sketching bedside to her daughter-in-law one night in the hospital. She wanted to share the specialness of twin babies in a creative way that every family can relate to and find value in.Find “A Wish for Twins” available for purchase here:Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Wish-Twins-Tale-Our-Miracles/dp/0593481984The Best Books That Your Twins Will Love to Read Subscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
7/19/202341 minutes, 20 seconds
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Twin Home Birth? Yes, It Can Happen with Twin Mom Alexandra Garcia Lopez

Alexandra Garcia Lopez is a fierce momma of twinnies who made her goal of an at-home birth a reality. Today we discuss the social stigma against home births with twins, Alex’s delivery story, tips to make your birth plan happen, and how to adjust when things don’t go to plan... spoiler alert: they usually don’t! Subscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
7/12/202353 minutes, 27 seconds
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Can Baby Helmets Be Avoided With Twins? with Jennifer Barnard

Jennifer Barnard is a Pediatric Occupational Therapist and the founder of Baby Begin, a company focused on simplifying the treatment for plagiocephaly and torticollis by providing helmet alternatives. Jennifer is passionate about educating parents to explore preventative treatment options for their babies as soon as possible before heading straight to the helmet. Through her early physical therapy treatment approach, she has helped thousands of babies in their journeys to correcting skull malformations.  Find Jennifer:https://babybegin.com/ Subscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
7/5/202352 minutes, 11 seconds
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My 23w5d Delivery With Twins with Hannah Baldwin

Hannah Baldwin shares her experience giving birth to her twins early at 27 weeks and 5 days. After giving birth early to her twins, Hannah was told there was a low chance of survival for her babies in the NICU. Through this journey, Hannah talks to us about how she and her husband dealt with such a scary reality, and how they got to a place of hope, healing, and better days. Subscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
6/28/20231 hour, 1 second
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My Mo/Mo Twin Pregnancy with Lacie Mersman

Lacie Mersman is a mom of identical twins who shares her experience through a high-risk pregnancy with Mo/Mo twins. Having gone through two normal pregnancies before, Lacie went into her 7-week ultrasound not expecting to find out about her twinies and how complicated the pregnancy can be. Lacie shares with us how she was able to keep calm in this high-stress situation and have a happy and positive mindset throughout the journey.Subscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
6/21/202352 minutes, 19 seconds
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A Triplet's Perspective on Life with PaIge Hullett

Paige Hullett is an actress, writer, director, and triplet sister! Today we discuss what life was like growing up in a family of multiples and being one of three triplet girls. Her experiences growing up as a triplet have led her to share her stories through film and the showcase importance of celebrating everyone’s uniqueness. Find Paige:Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/paigehullett/?hl=enShort Film - https://vimeo.com/788052470Subscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
6/14/202346 minutes, 40 seconds
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It's OK to Say "This Stinks" - Keeping it Real with Jen Genel

Jen Genel is a Therapist mom of boy/girl twins who went into her journey of twin parenting with hopeful expectations, only to have the realization of the tough reality of being a parent of multiples. After noticing how it was taking a toll on her, she realized the importance of seeking help and being honest about the rough moments along the way. We discuss how when reality doesn’t match expectations it can lead to feeling inadequate, and how okay it is to be authentic about both the good and the not-so-good moments of parenting.Subscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
6/7/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 32 seconds
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Social Media is Like Having a Million Mother's In Law with Katie Hillier

Katie Hillier is a mom of boy twinnies who shares her journey online as a twin parent on TikTok (@whenkatiemetharry). Katie shares a raw and honest version online of her life, balancing parenting her two boys and making time to get things done. Of course, sharing her life online comes with a lot of judgments and criticisms from strangers; as Katie puts it, it’s like having a million mothers-in-law! Today we discuss how she deals with all the feedback, and how important it is to unapologetically make decisions that benefit your family and lifestyle. Find Katie:TikTok - @whenkatiemetharry  Subscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
5/31/202350 minutes, 18 seconds
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Twin Dad Truth Time with David Swickline

David Swickline is a School Psychologist and a happily involved father of Twins. Today we dive into some twin dad and husband truths David has learned throughout his life and his parenting journey. His motto is to approach things as a challenge that is doable with the right support around. This servant’s mindset has followed him all through his life and impacted his views and practices as a father and supporting husband.   Subscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
4/5/202348 minutes, 58 seconds
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What You Need To Know About Baby Led Weaning with Christiana Scott

Christiana Scott is a nutritional therapist and personal chef mom of twin boys and founder of Real Food Littles. Christiana dives into how few resources there are for how to introduce solids to babies and how this lack of information led her to work towards finding a solution on how to approach this realistically for all families. Through her online community, she focuses on education for baby-led weaning and healthy cooking for the little ones. Links mentioned in this episode:www.realfoodlittles.comReal Food Littles Instagram Page Subscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
3/29/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Joys Of Raising Differently Abled Kids with Odette Claridge

Odette Claridge is a mom of four, whose firstborn has special needs and after having a second singleton, rolled the dice and ended up getting pregnant with twins. Today we discuss how it’s been for her to raise differently-abled kids and dive into the importance of having a community of support while on this parenting journey. Subscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
3/23/202347 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Worst Journey to The Best Outcome: A TTTS Story with Amy Jones

Amy Jones is a mom of a singleton and twinies and today she shares her experience with twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome and her complicated delivery day story. She has been through such a difficult journey which led to the best outcome, and we dive into her road of recovery with finding hope and peace through it all.Subscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
3/15/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 22 seconds
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How to Ted Lasso the Sh*t Out of Your Medical Team with Tamara Sam

Tamara Sam is a mom of twinies and a singleton who has cracked the code on how to have a better experience with your medical team from pregnancy through birth and beyond. Today we discuss Tamara’s game changing tips on how to win over your medical team and work towards making the whole journey more enjoyable, positive, and personable. Links mentioned in this episode:Tamara’s Blog: Hacking Mom LifeTamara’s InstagramTamara’s Podcast: The Mom SyncSubscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
3/8/202350 minutes, 52 seconds
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How TikTok Saved My Twins with Erica Gutierrez

Erica Gutierrez is a mom of five girls, a singleton, and two sets of twins! We discuss the differences between her two twin pregnancies, how she and her husband really felt about having another set of twins, and how they are navigating family life now after the birth of their second set. Links mentioned in this episode:Erica’s TikTokErica’s InstagramSubscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
3/1/202349 minutes, 48 seconds
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An Unexpected At-Home Delivery at 25 Weeks with Dana Rogney

After struggling with fertility for years, Dana Rogney shares her story of an unconventional and unexpected delivery day which resulted in giving birth to her twinies early at 25 weeks. Through this experience, she also expresses how her babies survived the birth, how she and her husband made it through this all during the pandemic in 2020, and what life is like almost three years later. Subscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
2/22/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 28 seconds
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What Do I Do with All Of This Breastmilk? Donate It Of Course! with Brittany Forsyth

Brittany Forsyth is a Canadian momma of a singleton and twinies who shares her journey with breastfeeding and what it is like having a generous supply of breast milk. Through her experience, she has helped many families in need by becoming a breast milk donor and using this as an opportunity to share her gift.Links mentioned in this episode:HaakaaSubscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
2/15/202340 minutes, 35 seconds
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How a Dad Raises His Boy/Girl Twins and Deals with Postpartum Preeclampsia with Curtis Burke

Curtis Burke is a West Coast Dad of Boy/Girl Twins and host of the Uncovered Legacy podcast. He shares his experience as a Twin Dad, the main differences he finds between raising his boy and girl, and how he and his wife dealt with Postpartum Preeclampsia. Links mentioned in this episode:Curtis Burke's Uncovered Legacy Podcastwww.birthx.comCLICK HERE TO WATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE! 🎉 YOU'RE INVITED: Need more support, join us each month for our Twiniversity Virtual Meeting. Meet Nat and Lauren and bring them your biggest twin life challenges each month of the year. For dates and more details visit: https://www.twiniversity.com/twiniversity-membership/✔️Subscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Follow us on:YouTubeInstagramPinterestFacebook
2/8/20231 hour, 12 minutes
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Stop Calling Them "The Twins." Nurturing Your Duo as Separate People with Wafeeqa Wahid

Wafeeqa Wahid is a globetrotting mom to 4-year old twin boys. She shares how she treats each twin as his own person and nurtures their differences. She also covers how she handles squabbles between her boys what she asks their school teachers to do for them regarding nurturing their individuallity.🎉 YOU'RE INVITED: Need more support, join us each month for our Twiniversity Virtual Meeting. Meet Nat and Lauren and bring them your biggest twin life challanges each month of the year. For dates and more details visit. Www.Twiniversity.com/Membership✔️Subscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Follow us on:YouTubeInstagramPinterestFacebook
2/1/202351 minutes, 24 seconds
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Postpartum PTSD with Kim Friedberg

Kim Friedberg is a mom of infant twin boys and she’s here to talk about her traumatic birth and postpartum PTSD. In this episode, we’re covering:Miscarriage and IVFGestational hypertension and preeclampsiaHospital BedrestDelivery via C-sectionNICUHow Kim recognized her own PTSD early and got helpRead more about:Postpartum Depression and AnxietyPostpartum PTSDPostpartum Support International (inclusive support for moms, dads, and all family structures)Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
9/28/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 59 seconds
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Hospital Bedrest and an Unexpected Flight with Alysa Peterson

Alysa had a boring, drama-free twin pregnancy right up until 32 weeks when she had to be hospitalized for preeclampsia. Then, she was flown by helicopter to a hospital with a maternal fetal department. Alysa talks about her experience with:Preparing for twinsHospital bedrestThe preeclampsia rollercoasterInduction at 34 weeks5 weeks in NICURead more about preeclampsia hereExpecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
9/21/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 49 seconds
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This Mom Found Her Own TTTS with Emily and Dom

Emily is a twin mom and an ultrasound technician. She and her husband Dom join us to talk about:How Emily discovered her own Twin-Twin Transfusion SyndromeHaving surgery at 20 weeksHealthy delivery at 35 weeksPreparing their singleton to be a big brotherMore information about:TTTSTAPSExpecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
9/14/202237 minutes, 47 seconds
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Being a Widowed Twin Mom with Janelle Fragale

Janelle’s twins were only a few months old when her husband Keith was diagnosed with Lymphoma. In 2020, Keith passed away from the disease.Janelle joins us today to talk about:Parenting alone while Keith received chemo treatmentsHow she relates to her in-laws nowKeeping Keith’s memory alive for her twinsHow therapy has helped herAdvice for grieving moms Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
9/7/202245 minutes, 34 seconds
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How Graham's Foundation Helps Premature Babies with Nicole Doyle

Nicole Doyle started her twin mom journey delivering at 24 weeks. Her micro preemies spent 5 months in the NICU and are now thriving 10 year olds! As a result of her experience, she now works for Graham’s Foundation, a non-profit that supports parents of premature babies.Today, Nicole shares about:Medical bedrest at 20 weeksEmergency C-section at 24 weeks 6 daysSpending a month in the hospital after deliveryPTSDVolunteering and working for Graham’s FoundationAdvice for NICU parentsLINKS:Twins Help Chore ChartGraham’s Foundation Instagram Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
8/31/20221 hour, 1 minute, 41 seconds
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Raising Children in an Inter-Faith Family with Rebecca Trott

Rebecca Trott is here to talk about her Jewish-Christian interfaith marriage and raising her preschool twins. NOTE: We will be discussing Santa!Also, Rebecca discusses:Hebrew school vs Sunday SchoolWhy she chose not to do a BrisGrandparent involvementHanukkah and Christmas traditions How they pray as a familyExpecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
8/24/202257 minutes, 24 seconds
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Single, Homeless, and Expecting Twins with Kortnie Sands

When Kortnie found out she was pregnant with twins, she knew two things: She wanted to be a mom She had to leave her babies’ father. With nowhere to live, Kortnie moved into Visitation House, a communal home for women with unplanned pregnancies. Kortnie tells us all about her journey as a single mom with twins and how she found the resources she needed to provide for them.Visitation House (the shelter where Kortnie stayed)Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
8/17/202244 minutes, 38 seconds
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Extended Breastfeeding with Nora Ivezaj

Nora is a twin mom who has been breastfeeding for 17 months! In today’s episode, she’s discussing her experience with:PreeclampsiaVaginal delivery with one breech babyTrouble with latchingMom guiltMom IntuitionExpecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
8/10/202245 minutes, 52 seconds
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Balancing Marriage and Parenting with Elicia Stalker

Elicia is a mom of three boys under 3: one singleton and twin boys. She and Nat are talking about marriage today. Specifically, they’re getting into:Facing infertility as a coupleLong-Distance MarriageLove LanguagesCommunicationFinding time for intimacyExpecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
8/3/202251 minutes, 28 seconds
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Twins Delivered at 24 Weeks with Marissa Fluture

Marissa had a singleton and twins who are NICU graduates and she’s here to talk about early delivery and long NICU stays. She’s getting into:-Her singleton she delivered before 28 weeks-Her twin girls she delivered at 24 weeks-Primary care nurses-Traumatic birth-Her online support group-Early intervention servicesResource: What Every Twin Parent Should Know About the NICUMarissa Fluture’s InstagramSubscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
7/27/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 31 seconds
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Becoming a Twin Mom Through Surrogacy

Erika and her husband Dave had a long, bumpy road to twin parenthood. Erika experienced uterine fibroids, endometriosis, pregnancy loss, and many failed fertility treatments before her doctor suggested that surrogacy may be her best option. Today, Erika and Nat discuss:How Erika found a surrogateWhy she chose to use an agencyHer plans for including her surrogate in her twins’ livesWho is a “real twin mom”?Subscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
7/20/202245 minutes, 57 seconds
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Speech Development For Your Twins with Leanne Swickline

Leanne is a speech pathologist AND a mom of 5-month old twins! In this episode, Nat picks her brain about speech development for infants and toddlers. Plus, Leanne shares how she encourages language development for her own twins!Today we’re covering:Leanne’s C-section at 38 weeksLip and tongue tieBreastfeeding twinsBaby-led weaningDevelopmental milestones to watch forResource: ASHA Developmental MilestonesSubscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
7/13/202246 minutes, 23 seconds
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Surprise! It's Twins...Again! With Jillian Kalyan

Jillian was expecting her second set of twins when a scan revealed one twin would be born with a rare birth defect called Bladder Exstrophy. In today’s episode, she and Nat discuss:Getting specialized care at CHOPNICU lifeC-section recoveryOnline support groupsHow she finds time for herselfKeep listening after the interview for Ask Nat! Today's question: "I feel like I'm not connecting with my newborn twins. What should I do?"Subscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
7/6/202246 minutes, 39 seconds
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Your Delivery Questions Answered with Christie Herring

We’re bringing you the inside scoop on labor and delivery! Our guest Christie Herring is a twin mom and a labor and delivery nurse from Texas. Today we’re discussing:EpiduralsYour labor and delivery teamMaking the best of a C-sectionComfort items to bring with you to the hospitalRealistic birth plansWarning signs during pregnancyBraxton Hicks vs real contractionsSubscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
6/29/202256 minutes, 52 seconds
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Six Types of Rest with Twin Mom Dr. Daryl Appleton

Do you need a break? Dr. Daryl Appleton says YES! In fact, this twin Mom and wellness expert says humans need SIX types of rest. How many of the six are you getting? And how can you get MORE?Plus, she shares a simple hack to eliminate the dreaded “What’s for dinner?” conversation.Follow Dr. Appleton’s twins AND her work on Instagram.Subscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
6/22/202249 minutes, 25 seconds
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Stay-at-Home Sanity with Melissa Wolf

It’s the great parenting dilemma: stay at home or return to work? Twin mom Melissa Wolf talks about her experience as a stay-at-home mom raising twins and a singleton.  Melissa dives into:Her 5-year fertility journeyHard days and mom guiltBedtime routinesHow she and her husband divy up the choresMorning schedule for 3 young kidsHow she got permanent marker out of her couch!Subscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
6/15/202246 minutes, 58 seconds
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From "Why Me?" to "Lucky Me!" with Meredith Dickinson

Meredith Dickinson found out at 20 weeks she was pregnant with identical twin girls. At 28 weeks, doctors discovered that one baby had Duodenal Atresia and would need surgery right after being born. Meredith shares with us about:Why Google is not always your friendHer journey from “Why Me?” To “Lucky Me!” Why she started blogging about her twinsVisit Meredith’s blog to read more about her twins! Subscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
5/4/202255 minutes, 30 seconds
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Twins After Infertility with Miracle Semein

In her mid 30's, Miracle Semein started going through peri menopause. Then, she got pregnant with twins! She joined us at week 35 of her pregnancy to discuss the highs and lows of:InfertilityPregnancyGetting COVID in her 3rd trimesterA 5k at 33 weeksDeciding where to give birthHow she manages her emotions.UPDATE: Miracle's twin girls have arrived! Watch Miracle's birth story on her YT channel.Subscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
4/27/202241 minutes, 15 seconds
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Fitness During and After Pregnancy with Katherine West Dargon

Katherine West Dargon is a twin herself and she’s ALSO 36 weeks pregnant with identical twins! She and Nat discuss:Twins after a singletonFitting exercise into your busy lifeBuilding exercise into your kids’ livesMindful breathing for relaxation Buy Nat’s book What to Do When You’re Having Two Subscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
4/20/202243 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Money Conversation with Financial Planner Dan Paikin

Let’s talk about money! Financial Planner Dan Paikin joins us to talk about finances for the twin parent. He answers questions like:What's more important: saving or investing?What if I don’t make very much money?Who needs life insurance?Do I need a will?Daniel Paikin has a team of financial planners at Tempus Financial Group who would love to help you with everything from Life Insurance to College Savings to Retirement Planning. Contact his team.Subscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
4/13/202243 minutes, 47 seconds
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Is Balance Even a Real Thing with Twins? With Siekeia Collins

Twin Mom Siekeia Collins is here to answer the BIG question: Is it possible to live a balanced life raising twins? Press play to hear Siekeia and Nat discuss:The myth of work-life balanceWhat makes a peaceful lifeThe importance of a support systemHow to keep from losing yourself in MotherhoodThe magic of getting outsideTwins after a singletonWorking from home with twin babiesSubscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
4/6/202245 minutes, 42 seconds
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Mom Friends to the Rescue! With Erin Martin

Twin mom Erin Martin talks about:Twins after a singletonThe logistics of raising twin babiesMom guiltHer support network of twin momsStay tuned after the interview for Ask Nat! Today’s question: How can I get my well-meaning mother to back off from helping too much?Subscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
3/30/202250 minutes, 15 seconds
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Hiring and Training Help for Twins with Paulina Gonzalez

Working Mom Paulina Gonzalez talks about:Maintaining her Human Resources career after having twinsFinding her night nurse through InstagramRecruiting and training carers for her babiesCreating a schedule and a manual for her babies’ careHer definition of “emotional income”Learn how to find the right child care option for your twins.Get our baby chore chart to help manage your care team today! Subscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
3/23/202244 minutes, 51 seconds
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From Overwhelmed to Organized with Taylor Goins

Twin mom Taylor Goins took her young family from overwhelmed to organized! She joins us to talk about the power of schedules, organization and consistency for babies and toddlers. She shares her insight on:Easy meals for toddlersRaising twin babies + a toddler while working and going to schoolHow to diffuse chaos before it gets out of handWhat she loves about her Kia CarnivalGetting twins on a sleeping and feeding scheduleCheck out our first year with twins page!Have you seen our first year packets in our Etsy shop? Check them out here!Subscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
3/16/202239 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Double Whammy Birth Experience with Nat Landis

Natalie Landis talks about her double whammy twins delivery: one vaginal and one C-section just minutes apart! She also delves into: The wonder of ice packs How to tell your identical newborns apartHaving twins after a singleton Saving money on baby gearHaving an advocate in the delivery room. How she wound up wearing Disney Princess nightgowns in the hospitalKEEP LISTENING after the interview for “Ask Nat”! Today’s question: “How do I get myself and my twins out the door faster?”Subscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
3/9/202246 minutes, 2 seconds
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Twins Twice with Autumn

Our guest Autumn is a twin mom twice over! This supermom gave birth to her second set of twins while her first set were still toddlers. Autumn gets REAL about potty training, breastfeeding, saving money, self-care, and keeping up with the laundry. Keep listening after the interview for “Ask Nat”! Today’s question: “One of my twins got invited to a party and the other didn’t. What do I do?”Subscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
3/2/202251 minutes, 27 seconds
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Raising Twins Post-Pandemic with Expert Dr. Joan Friedman

Natalie sits down with Dr. Joan Friedman, author of Emotionally Healthy Twins and The Same but Different: How Twins Can Live, Love and Learn to be Individuals. She is a twin and a mom to fraternal twins. Today’s discussion is all about post-pandemic life with twins of ALL ages! Joan talks about behavior changes during lockdowns and navigating our newly-reopened world.Find Dr. Joan Friedman on social media, too!FacebookInstagramTwitterSubscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
2/23/202253 minutes, 25 seconds
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Conjoined Twins With Maggie Altobelli

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) launched a dollar-for-dollar matching gift campaign called the “Addy and Lily Fund for Transformational Surgical Care” through February 14, 2022. Donate here.Maggie Altobelli and her husband Dom are raising twin girls (Addy and Lilly) who were born connected at the abdomen and chest, a condition known as thoraco-omphalopagus twins. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) took care of the girls from birth and eventually separated the twins with surgery. Maggie shares her incredible story, which includes:Pregnancy after miscarriageHigh-risk twin pregnancyThe unique challenges conjoined twins faceNICU and PICU careFamily life after the separation surgeryRead more about Addy and Lily's story here.Watch Addy and Lilly's story on YouTube.
2/9/202244 minutes, 47 seconds
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Plant-Based Pregnancy with Tara Messerli

Our guest Tara Messerli is a Texas mom of twin girls.In this episode, she shares her experience with:Plant-based dietPregnancy at 35Positive birth experience at a birthing centerStaying mentally strong during pregnancyFollow Tara on Instagram @taramesserli for plant-based recipes for babies and adults!Note: Tara gave birth at @gentlebeginningsbirthcenterSubscribe to the Twiniversity Email Newsletter! Expecting twins? Twiniversity has you COVERED with online classes on:Breastfeeding TwinsTwins After SingletonsBaby Safety (CPR, First Aid, Car Seat Safety, Childproofing)Click here to sign up for a class!Follow us on:YouTubeTwitterInstagramPinterestFacebook
2/1/202239 minutes, 36 seconds
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Common Twin Misconceptions with Twin Expert Nancy Segal

Nancy Segal Ph.D. has studied twins throughout her career. She is one of the world's leading twin experts and has written about twin bonds and the ramifications of separating twins at birth. Twin Mythconceptions: False Beliefs, Fables, and Facts about Twins by Nancy L. Segal, Ph.D. is available for purchase now on Amazon.com and at other fine local retailers.  You can also purchase her NEW book Deliberately Divided: Inside the Controversial Study of Twins and Triplets Adopted Apart on Amazon.com and at other fine retailers.To learn more about the book and Nancy’s other twin books, visit Nancy’s website.
12/8/202135 minutes, 49 seconds
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Letting The Twins Fit Into Your World Twin Mom Marisa Hamel

Meet Marisa Hamel. Marisa is a school counselor who recently became a first-time mom to twin boys Leo and Ambrose in March. She found a podcast that introduced her to the mindset of "What if you had to?" and has since become passionate in pursuing her life goals without using her boys as an excuse for not doing so. She and her husband have collaborated on a few posts on his blog frugaljon.com providing the world with some of their favorite twin adventures and hacks.Want to hear about specific podcast topics? Email us!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!Take a class! Twiniversity offers online expecting twins classes (both on-demand and live), a breastfeeding twins class, a twins after singletons class, and a baby safety class including CPR, first aid, car seat safety, and childproofing. Click here to check out our online classes.
12/1/202150 minutes, 38 seconds
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Being and Identical Twin has inspired me to become and author: ID Twin Jacqueline Kopito

Meet Jacqueline Kopito, mom, identical twin and author of Twintastic. Jacqueline gives us a behind the twins look at her own life and her views on identical twins. It's a rare opportunity to speak to an adult that went through what many of our twins are going through now. We'll learn her thoughts on dressing alike and hear the story of how she felt her twins surgery when it was underway. She's an amazing woman and we are lucky to have her here today with us. For more information about Jacqueline, you can check out her website or find her on instagram at @jacquelinetwin.Want to hear about specific podcast topics? Email us!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!Take a class! Twiniversity offers online expecting twins classes (both on-demand and live), a breastfeeding twins class, a twins after singletons class, and a baby safety class including CPR, first aid, car seat safety, and childproofing. Click here to check out our online classes.
11/17/202136 minutes, 2 seconds
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13 Months to 84 Years: Making a Multi-Generational Home Work | Twin Mom Janae Moreno

In this episode Nat chats with Jenae Moreno, mom to 13 month old identical twin girls about living in a blended, multi-generational home and making it work.Jenae Moreno is a high school Social Studies teacher from Northern California. She and her husband Vinnie have a full house with their 13-month-old identical twin girls, Vinnie’s 9-year-old daughter, Vinnie’s 84-year-old grandma, and their 2-year-old German Shepherd, Vito. The twins are high energy, with tons of personality and a great love of food, just like their parents. They absolutely love their older sister, and the feeling is mutual. All 3 girls cherish their time with their beloved GG (great-grandma). The house is full of people, full of crazy, and full of love.PLEASE review our podcast! We'd love to hear what you think!Want to hear about specific podcast topics? Email us!CONTACT USDownload the Twiniversity App: For twin pregnancy tracking and twins baby tracking! Download hereVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!Take a class! Twiniversity offers online expecting twins classes (both on-demand and live), a breastfeeding twins class, a twins after singletons class, and a baby safety class including CPR, first aid, car seat safety, and childproofing. Click here to check out our online classes.Twiniversity Memberships: Includes Zoom Twin Club
11/11/202144 minutes, 20 seconds
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In The Weeds With Pregnancy Anxiety and Depression

Today Nat chats with Alexis Holly, a full-time working mom expecting twins +1 (a 3-year-old little boy) who is in the middle of her pregnancy and just not feeling it. With a canceled baby shower, family far away, and her son to care for, she's having a tough time managing it all. Alexis, like so many moms, is just trying to make it Friday to Friday and counting down the days till her twins arrive. Her pregnancy has made her not feel like herself, physically and emotionally. Many of us have been in her shoes, and you'll hear her story and want to reach out and hold her as Nat did. Find out what Nat suggests she does to help put some fears at ease and try to find JOY each day.For more information about the Twin Club Meetings that Nat discussed, check out our Twiniversity Memberships: Includes Zoom Twin ClubPLEASE review our podcast! We'd love to hear what you think!Want to hear about specific podcast topics? CONTACT USVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!Take a class! Twiniversity offers online expecting twins classes (both on-demand and live), a breastfeeding twins class, a twins after singletons class, and a baby safety class including CPR, first aid, car seat safety, and childproofing. Click here to check out our online classes. Twiniversity Memberships: Includes Zoom Twin Club
11/3/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 27 seconds
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Bringing Home NICU Twins | Twin Mom Johanna Troelsch

Nat chats with Johanna Troelsch about her experience managing twins in the NICU and bringing them home after their NICU stay finally ended. Are your twins currently in the NICU? Make sure to read our NICU resource for parents of multiples.Johanna Troelsch is a licensed clinical social worker and a certified yoga teacher. She has been a clinical therapist for the last decade serving clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, and past trauma. Johanna is passionate about working with others and allows her interests in yoga, meditation & mindfulness to immesh in her practice and aid clients in a unique way. Beyond therapy, Johanna offers a lot of techniques and methods with breathing (pregnancy, labor & delivery, & postpartum) to help with all the things that arise as a parent (& arise double as a twin parent!) Johanna and her husband are busy in a beautiful way with their three SONshines (twin four-year-olds and a one-year-old). They reside in Pennsylvania. You can find Johanna at plantingpeacetherapy.com.PLEASE review our podcast! We'd love to hear what you think!Want to hear about specific podcast topics? Email us!CONTACT USDownload the Twiniversity App: For twin pregnancy tracking and twins baby tracking! Download hereVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!Take a class! Twiniversity offers online expecting twins classes (both on-demand and live), a breastfeeding twins class, a twins after singletons class, and a baby safety class including CPR, first aid, car seat safety, and childproofing. Click here to check out our online classes.Twiniversity Memberships: Includes Zoom Twin Club
11/3/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 14 seconds
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Parenting Twins When You Both Work Full Time | Twin Mom Karen Klotz

Nat chats with Karen Klotz, mom to 3-year-old twins, about the ups and downs of raising twins in a household where both parents work full time. Karen Klotz and her husband Jake live in central Virginia with their almost 3-year-old twins, Jesse and Virginia. Karen works in marketing and communications and her husband is a facilities project manager. Together they somehow found a way to manage preschool, cooking, cleaning, social calendars, and careers.PLEASE review our podcast! We'd love to hear what you think!Want to hear about specific podcast topics? Email us!CONTACT USDownload the Twiniversity App: For twin pregnancy tracking and twins baby tracking! Download hereVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!Take a class! Twiniversity offers online expecting twins classes (both on-demand and live), a breastfeeding twins class, a twins after singletons class, and a baby safety class including CPR, first aid, car seat safety, and childproofing. Click here to check out our online classes.Twiniversity Memberships: Includes Zoom Twin Club
10/27/202151 minutes, 2 seconds
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Twins After IVF | UK Twin Mom Melanie Bidwell

Nat chats with Melanie Bidwell, mom to 3-year-old boys who she conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization). Melanie and Nat both share their experiences of managing the emotions of a twin pregnancy and raising infant twins after IVF.Melanie Bidwell is a UK mum of 3 1/2-year-old twin boys. After many years they were the positive result after four rounds of IVF and although still shocked it was twins, it was a welcome miracle. After having the boys she went back to work part-time and also decided to set up a business called Just4twins. There didn't seem to be many UK-based websites for twin parents so she took the leap and set one up. And during Covid with another fellow twin mum, Melanie set up a twin support group called Multipals. Having twins has changed her life for the better and brought so much happiness to her and her husband.Instagram - @just4twins Multipals on IG - @multipalstogether Website - www.just4twins.co.ukPLEASE review our podcast! We'd love to hear what you think!Want to hear about specific podcast topics? Email us!CONTACT USDownload the Twiniversity App: For twin pregnancy tracking and twins baby tracking! Download hereVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!Take a class! Twiniversity offers online expecting twins classes (both on-demand and live), a breastfeeding twins class, a twins after singletons class, and a baby safety class including CPR, first aid, car seat safety, and childproofing. Click here to check out our online classes.Twiniversity Memberships: Includes Zoom Twin Club
10/20/202148 minutes, 43 seconds
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My Son Has IPEX Syndrome and Needs a Lifesaving Transplant | Twin Mom Allison Creech

Nat chats with Allison Creech, mom of twin boys plus an older singleton boy, who is dealing with her son Micah's terminal diagnosis of IPEX Syndrome which will require a bone marrow transplant. Allison shares her feelings around this diagnosis, how she is managing her three boys, and how her faith is helping to get her through this time.IPEX is a genetic disease of immune dysregulation in which patients can present early in life with diarrhea, diabetes, and eczema. It is extremely rare, affecting 1 in every 1.6 million people. Patients with IPEX have abnormalities in the FOXP3 gene, which controls the production of regulatory T cells, a type of immune cell. Without a normal FOXP3 gene, other immune cells attack the body’s healthy tissues. You can follow Micah's story here on Facebook.Visit BeTheMatch.org to join the bone marrow registry.For more information on IPEX, click here.PLEASE review our podcast! We'd love to hear what you think!Want to hear about specific podcast topics? Email us!CONTACT USDownload the Twiniversity App: For twin pregnancy tracking and twins baby tracking! Download hereVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!Take a class! Twiniversity offers online expecting twins classes (both on-demand and live), a breastfeeding twins class, a twins after singletons class, and a baby safety class including CPR, first aid, car seat safety, and childproofing. Click here to check out our online classes.Twiniversity Memberships: Includes Zoom Twin Club
10/13/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 35 seconds
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Adopting Twins With 3 Days Notice | Twin Mom Emily Meier

Nat chats with Emily Meier, mom to 13-month-old boy/girl twins. She and her husband met their twins five days after they were born when they were matched through domestic infant adoption. She went from a full-time graphic designer to a full-time mom of twins in a matter of days (all amidst a pandemic!)This episode is sponsored by Kanga Care cloth diapers. Take 10% off with the code TWIN10 at KangaCare.com. Some exclusions apply.Emily Meier is a mom to 13-month-old twins. She and her husband welcomed their son and daughter through domestic infant adoption. They spent the first year of the twins' life in Brooklyn and recently relocated to North Carolina. Emily worked as a graphic designer in the healthcare sector for 12 years before becoming a stay-at-home mom.PLEASE review our podcast! We'd love to hear what you think!Want to hear about specific podcast topics? Email us!CONTACT USDownload the Twiniversity App: For twin pregnancy tracking and twins baby tracking! Download hereVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!Take a class! Twiniversity offers online expecting twins classes (both on-demand and live), a breastfeeding twins class, a twins after singletons class, and a baby safety class including CPR, first aid, car seat safety, and childproofing. Click here to check out our online classes.Twiniversity Memberships: Includes Zoom Twin ClubEmily's Top 3 Tips for Raising Twins1) No matter what feels intense and insurmountable at this moment, you will figure it out!!! I remember sobbing on the sidewalk with two screaming babies on my chest because I couldn't figure out how to close my stroller (a UPS man eventually carried my stroller in for me) and then, a few months later, I could get the stroller and babies out no problem! I like thinking back on that moment and reminding myself that everything in twin parenting is like that -- I'll eventually figure it out. 2) I tell myself that my twins are learning to be more patient and gracious little people by constantly having to wait their turn! I hate the feeling of being divided as a mother, but I'm hopeful that they are learning useful life skills very, very early. 3) It's super helpful to have one child with an "L" name, because forevermore Lily's items will always be stored on the LEFT. The same would be true for an R name. Or even better, choose two names that start with L and R. I didn't think of that until it was too late :)
10/6/202150 minutes, 32 seconds
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How Dads Should Prepare Differently For Twins | Twin Dad Carlos Ortiz

Nat chats with Carlos Ortiz, dad of twins, about his experience taking a daddy boot camp class. Carlos shares how expecting dads of twins should prepare differently than dads having just one baby.Sponsored by Love to Dream. Stock up on the Love to Dream Swaddle UP here.Carlos Ortiz is a father of soon-to-be 4-year-old twins, husband, southern California native, lover of barbeque, hockey connoisseur, and Disneyland fanatic.City Dads GroupBoot Camp for New DadsPLEASE review our podcast! We'd love to hear what you think!Want to hear about specific podcast topics? Email us!CONTACT USDownload the Twiniversity App: For twin pregnancy tracking and twins baby tracking! Download hereVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!Take a class! Twiniversity offers online expecting twins classes (both on-demand and live), a breastfeeding twins class, a twins after singletons class, and a baby safety class including CPR, first aid, car seat safety, and childproofing. Click here to check out our online classes.Twiniversity Memberships: Includes Zoom Twin Club
9/29/202144 minutes, 41 seconds
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5 Things Nobody Warns You About Breastfeeding Twins

Nat chats with her fellow certified lactation counselors (CLC) and twin moms Julie Burt Nichols and Lauren Oak about 5 things nobody warns you about breastfeeding twins. PLEASE review our podcast! We'd love to hear what you think!Want to hear about specific topics? Email us!Make sure to check out our Breastfeeding Twins Step-By-Step Guide for New Twin Moms, written by Julie and Nat.Take our Breastfeeding Twins Class - available 24/7 on-demandHang out with Julie & Lauren and a bunch of other twin moms once a month on a twin club Zoom. Just join our membership!Want to hire Nat for virtual or in-person (NYC) breastfeeding twins counseling? Click here for 1 hour or click here for 3+ hoursLive in the Chicago area and want Julie's help with breastfeeding twins? Email her at [email protected] to hire Lauren for a virtual post-delivery twins strategy session? Click hereCONTACT USDownload the Twiniversity App: For twin pregnancy tracking and twins baby tracking! Download hereVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!Take a class! Twiniversity offers online expecting twins classes (both on-demand and live), a breastfeeding twins class, a twins after singletons class, and a baby safety class including CPR, first aid, car seat safety, and childproofing. Click here to check out our online classes.Twiniversity Memberships: Includes Zoom Twin Club
9/22/202148 minutes, 37 seconds
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When a Broadway Star Has Twins | Twin Dad Joshua Henry

Nat chats with Joshua Henry, a two-time Tony Award nominee, Broadway star, and solo vocal artist, about his new role as dad to twin boys. Joshua shares the ups and downs of raising infant twins alongside his amazing wife and their toddler son. Sponsored by Tub O' Towels, our favorite heavy-duty cleaning wipe. Learn more at TubOTowels.com. Joshua Henry, the two-time Tony Award nominee who made his Broadway debut in Lin-Manuel Miranda's breakout show, In the Heights. Joshua most recently appeared as Billy Bigelow in the Broadway revival of Carousel and Aaron Burr in the Chicago company of Hamilton. He made his stage debut as Judas in Godspell at the Paper Mill Playhouse, followed by his Broadway debut in In the Heights. After playing Favorite Son in American Idiot, he gave Tony-nominated performances in The Scottsboro Boys and Violet. He also appeared in the Broadway revival of Porgy and Bess and Bring It On the Musical. On film, Henry is remembered as Jennifer Hudson’s fiancé in Sex and the City. Click here to listen to Joshua's debut album, GROW, and find him here on Instagram.CONTACT USDownload the Twiniversity App: For twin pregnancy tracking and twins baby tracking! Download hereVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!Take a class! Twiniversity offers online expecting twins classes (both on-demand and live), a breastfeeding twins class, a twins after singletons class, and a baby safety class including CPR, first aid, car seat safety, and childproofing. Click here to check out our online classes.Twiniversity Memberships: Includes Zoom Twin ClubPLEASE review our podcast! We'd love to hear what you think!
9/15/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 17 seconds
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Twin Pregnancy with a Chronic Illness | Pregnant Twin Mom Lauren Mulenos

Nat chats with Lauren Mulenos, pregnant first-time mom of twins, about managing her twin pregnancy while managing her chronic illnesses of ulcerative colitis, post birth control syndrome, and scoliosis. She also shares her thoughts on how important it is to not ignore the signs that something is wrong.Today's episode is sponsored by Dr. Brown's. Learn about their amazing bottles, bottle-feeding accessories, sippy cups, pacifiers, and more at DrBrownsBaby.com.Lauren Mulenos is a content creator based in Los Angeles with her husband, two cats, great dane, and soon to be twinnies! Her background is in apparel merchandising which is why she started her fashion blog; however, over the years it has developed into more of a lifestyle page including everything from her favorite recipes to her battle with ulcerative colitis, and now twins! She is excited to be a part of the twinnie world and is so happy to have found Twiniversity in her first trimester, thanks to her sister. Her twins are due this coming fall. Lauren created her website LMents of Style to bring you pops of daily elements for life and style. Her website is a hub of style inspiration whether you need insight on dinner parties, travel musings, or just outfit ideas. You can find her on Instagram @ellemulenos and YouTube.Lauren's Top 3 Tips for a Twin Pregnancy1) Listen to your body and what it is trying to tell you 2) Just book the doctor's appointment even if you are scared 3) Be your own advocate for your body and keep searching for answers (or a new doctor - hah!)CONTACT USDownload the Twiniversity App: For twin pregnancy tracking and twins baby tracking! Download hereVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!Take a class! Twiniversity offers online expecting twins classes (both on-demand and live), a breastfeeding twins class, a twins after singletons class, and a baby safety class including CPR, first aid, car seat safety, and childproofing. Click here to check out our online classes.Twiniversity Memberships: Includes Zoom Twin Club
9/8/202142 minutes, 57 seconds
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BONUS EPISODE! Twiniversity App Talk with Nat and Julie

BONUS EPISODE! Nat and Julie dish all the details on the new Twiniversity App! Find out all the details on what's included for twin pregnancy and your first year with twins. Track your twin pregnancy symptoms, track your twins' feedings, save photos and memories, learn what to expect with each week of pregnancy and each week of the first year with your babies, share the app with other family members, track your pumping sessions -- and so much more! It's the app that we always wanted when we had our twins!!Download the Twiniversity App: For twin pregnancy tracking and twins baby tracking! Download hereCONTACT USVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!Take a class! Twiniversity offers online expecting twins classes (both on-demand and live), a breastfeeding twins class, a twins after singletons class, and a baby safety class including CPR, first aid, car seat safety, and childproofing. Click here to check out our online classes.Twiniversity Memberships: Includes Zoom Twin Club
9/2/202123 minutes, 24 seconds
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Back to School Stress Tips for Grown-ups and Kids | Twin Dad Dr. Ken Redcross

Nat chats with Dr. Ken Redcross, a dad of twins and a board-certified internal medicine physician, about dealing with stress at back-to-school time. Many parents say the back-to-school season rivals the holidays as the most stressful time of the year. The whirlwind spans from shopping for supplies to scheduling new fall activities. Not to mention kids are feeling blue with the end of summer vacation. This year will be even more challenging as many students are returning to classrooms after a long absence due to the global pandemic. Nearly everyone can benefit from reducing stress during this busy time and Dr. Ken has some helpful tips to make the transition easier.Today's episode is sponsored by Boiron. Visit BoironUSA.com Wellness Naturally Blog & @BoironUSA Instagram for more info on stress and sleep.Ken Redcross, MD, is the author of “Bond: The 4 Cornerstones of a Lasting and Caring Relationship with Your Doctor”, and founder of Redcross Concierge, a personalized medical practice designed to enhance the patient-doctor relationship. As one of the first full-service concierge, personalized medical practices in the United States, Dr. Redcross’ patient portfolio includes executives, athletes, and entertainers, as well as individuals from all walks and stages of life. Dr. Redcross earned his MD from Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in NY, specializing in internal medicine.CONTACT USDownload the Twiniversity App: For twin pregnancy tracking and twins baby tracking! Download hereVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!Take a class! Twiniversity offers online expecting twins classes (both on-demand and live), a breastfeeding twins class, a twins after singletons class, and a baby safety class including CPR, first aid, car seat safety, and childproofing. Click here to check out our online classes.Twiniversity Memberships: Includes Zoom Twin Club
9/1/202155 minutes, 1 second
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Manifesting Your Goals with an Attitude of Gratitude | Twin Mom Alex Ward

Nat chats with Alex Ward, Canadian mom of four (including 3-year-old twins) about manifesting your life goals using the power of positive thought to make changes in your life.Today's episode is sponsored by Tub O' Towels, our favorite heavy-duty cleaning wipe that smells so darn good, we use them as air fresheners. Visit their website here.Alex Ward is a full-time Real Estate Broker with Keller Williams in London, Ontario and is currently a stay-at-home mom of 4 kids, including her 3-year-old identical twin girls, her 5-year-old boy, and her 7-year-old girl. She and her Barbadian-now-Canadian husband, Chris, stay connected to family and friends in Barbados as much as possible. Alex has a background in teaching and coaching and brings what she used in those fields to her career in real estate, working with growing families just like hers. She loves reading, personal growth, fitness, spending time with her family, and traveling. Find Alex on Facebook, Instagram, and her website.Alex's Top 3 Tips for Parents of Twins1. Try your absolute best to get your twins on the same schedule early on…for your own sanity! Thankfully by the time our twins arrived, we had gone through infant schedules with our first two children. We knew roughly what we wanted and what we didn’t from the get-go, so if you’re not in this position, it may take a little trial and error, but it is SO worth it. If you can feed your twins at the same time, change them, play with them, bathe them and bed them both at roughly the same time, you may actually get some time for yourself, or at least time to reset and recharge for it all to start over again! Babies love routine and you will love it too. 2. Use some forethought and plan ahead. Whether you’re staying home or being brave and going on an outing with your twins, it’s extremely helpful to think ahead and plan for what your babies will want. When my twins were sleeping, I would be washing dishes, meal-prepping, doing laundry, and making bottles. If I wanted to go out, I packed the car with the stroller, a carrier, several diapers and changes of clothes, burp cloths, on-the-go snacks, and toys before I had to do it all with babies in my arms! Planning ahead is essential to keeping the chaos at bay. 3. Take Elsa’s lead and “Let it Go!” After all is said and done, you simply can’t control it all. Take time to acknowledge and appreciate all that you have done to prepare for battle, and when things don’t go according to plan, let it ride. Everything will be okay! We all experience messy, hard times, but what is important is how we react to them, which directly impacts how we feel. Take a deep breath when something goes awry, know that it will pass, and just let it go.CONTACT USDownload the Twiniversity App: For twin pregnancy tracking and twins baby tracking! Download hereVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!Take a class! Twiniversity offers online expecting twins classes (both on-demand and live), a breastfeeding twins class, a twins after singletons class, and a baby safety class including CPR, first aid, car seat safety, and childproofing. Click here to check out our online classes.Twiniversity Memberships: Includes Zoom Twin Club
8/25/202157 minutes, 31 seconds
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From Not Wanting Kids to Having Twins | Twin Mom Veronica Castellanos

Nat chats with Veronica Castellanos, a woman who never wanted kids to becoming a mom of twins +1. Veronica shares her feelings of hearing those two heartbeats for the first time and how having her twins changed her for the better.Today's episode is sponsored by Mountain Buggy. Check out their new twin bassinets that attach to their twin strollers. For all the details on their twin strollers and accessories, visit https://mountainbuggy.com/pages/twinsVeronica Castellanos is the founder of The Momster Podcast (find it on Spotify), a full-time Career Advisor, a full-time student, and mom to twins and a 12-year-old daughter, among other things. Find her on Instagram here.CONTACT USVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!Take a class! Twiniversity offers online expecting twins classes, a breastfeeding twins class, a twins after singletons class and a baby safety class including CPR, first aid, car seat safety, and childproofing. Click here to check out our online classes.Twiniversity Memberships: Includes Zoom Twin Club
8/18/202151 minutes, 53 seconds
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Two Bulls in a China Shop: Twins with Sensory Processing Disorder | Twin Mom Amanda Holman

Nat chats with Amanda Holman, mom to 4-year-old boys plus a 6-year-old singleton boy, about her twins' sensory processing disorder. Sensory processing disorder (SPD) is a condition that affects how your brain processes sensory information, including things you see, hear, smell, taste, or touch. SPD can affect all of your senses, or just one. SPD usually means you're overly sensitive to stimuli that other people are not. Amanda shares what she did to get her sons the help they needed through early intervention.Today's episode is sponsored by Boiron SleepCalm Kids. Learn more at BoironUSA.com.Amanda Holman is a mom to three boys, Bryson (6), Kason (4), and Parker (4). She and her husband, Jeremy, have been married for 13 years. Amanda is the Director of College, Career, and Military Readiness for a school district in San Antonio, Texas. She spent 10 years teaching high school before moving to her current role. Amanda holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Agricultural Education from Tarleton State University and a Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership from Texas A&M University - Kingsville. Although her professional life revolves around students, education, and developing leaders, she claims that it, in no way, prepared her for twin parenting. In her limited amount of spare time, Amanda enjoys watching Bryson play baseball, chasing her boys around their home, and spending time camping in their RV. Connect with Amanda on Facebook here.Amanda's 3 Pieces of Advice for Twin Parents1) Don't ever, for one minute, worry about what other people think about your parenting. Especially if they don't have twins. You are killing it! 2) Live in the moment. They are only this little today. So let the house be messy and the laundry pile up while you play. 3) Pick your battles, especially with twins! Sometimes the 5 minutes of quiet and coffee is worth the 30 minutes to clean them up after playing in the mud!CONTACT USVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!Take a class! Twiniversity offers online expecting twins classes, a breastfeeding twins class, a twins after singletons class and a baby safety class including CPR, first aid, car seat safety, and childproofing. Click here to check out our online classes.Twiniversity Memberships: Includes Zoom Twin Club
8/11/20211 hour, 54 seconds
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We, But Me: Celebrating Twin Individuality | Twin Dad Kenny Lee

This week on the Twiniversity Podcast, Nat chats with Kenny Lee, a father of 11-year old twin girls and a first-time author, about his experiences as a dad of twins from the pre-natal days to the middle school years. He'll also share his story about writing, "We, but Me," a children's picture book that celebrates the twin bond while also recognizing the importance of recognizing each sibling as an individual.Today's podcast is sponsored by Mountain Buggy. Check out their awesome twin strollers and new twin bassinets at MountainBuggy.com. Originally from New Jersey, Kenny Lee now lives in Northern California with his wife, twin daughters and their new rabbit. Besides being a husband, father, advertising creative director and first-time author, Kenny is a frustrated car designer and a beleaguered fantasy football team owner who, one day, hopes to win his league's championship. Visit Kenny's website, Instagram, and you can buy his book "We, But Me" here on Amazon. Click here to enter to win a copy of Kenny's book (contest open through 8/6/2021).Kenny's 3 Pieces of Advice for Twin Parents1. Folks will offer up a ton of advice, but learn to trust your own instincts, as well as your partner's. Together, you are the ones defining the value system, boundaries, and traditions that you want for your family. 2. Build your team of support - from good pals to a virtual community. Don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it. 3. Find the funny when you can and go easy on yourself when you think you might have messed up. Raising multiples isn't a cakewalk, so laughter and self-compassion come in handy during the gnarliest of times. Twiniversity Complete Baby Safety CourseTwiniversity ClassesTwiniversity Twin Parent Mentor ProgramTwiniversity Memberships: Includes Zoom Twin ClubCONTACT USVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!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.
8/4/202138 minutes, 3 seconds
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Tackling Toddler Behaviors | Twin Mom Liz Van Hyning

Nat chats with Liz Van Hyning, a former special education teacher, ABA therapist, and mom to 2-year-old twins, about tips and tricks to manage toddler behaviors.Today's podcast is sponsored by oogiebear, the better booger picker. Visit oogiebear.com and use code TWINS for 30% off your entire purchase (expires 2/28/2022).Liz Van Hyning is a former Special Education teacher and ABA therapist turned stay-at-home mom to her spunky set of 2-year-old twins. Liz uses her years of experience to guide her through the twists and turns of parenthood, specifically toddler behaviors. Today, Liz hopes to share a few tools to promote positive, healthy behaviors in the household.Liz's 3 Pieces of Advice for Twin ParentsRoutines – Establishing a predictable routine is easier said than done, so don’t be discouraged if the routine isn’t settling in right away. Routines are established through weeks and months of repetition. When established, life becomes a little bit easier and a lot less complicated. A predictable routine will come in handy when twins go from babies to toddlers. Doing the same thing every day may be boring to us, but for our children, it lowers their cortisol levels and keeps them from feeling anxious about what’s coming next. Routines establish clear expectations. Allowing parents to become a partner in the routine, rather than a dictator. Thus alleviating the power struggle of day-to-day tasks many of us face with toddlers. Plan individual quality time – From the moment twins are born, they are grouped together. Mostly out of convenience and survival. As they transition from baby to toddler, personality and interests explode. With so much going on during the day, one of you and two of them, you may find it challenging to devote undivided attention with each twin. Carving out a single moment to spend quality time with your children, individually, allows you to deepen your connection, strengthen your relationship and take an uninterrupted interest in something that is important to them. Busy? Try to connect with your children at bedtime. Take 5-10 minutes to read a story of their choosing or to talk about their day. It’s not the big things in life that make the most impact. It’s the little special moments when you connect with your child’s heart is what makes all the difference. Trust yourself – God has blessed you with these children for a reason and you are fully equipped to handle any big changes or decisions that come your way throughout their little lives. Parents have a built-in compass just like we have our conscience to offer us an innate sense of right and wrong. It’s time that we start trusting that a little bit more. Start listening to what feels good to our parenting hearts, and stop thinking so much about the “right” way or the popular way or the way that would ruffle the least feathers. Let go of some of that doubt and worry. You’re smart. You’re strong. You’re capable. You got this! Twiniversity Complete Baby Safety CourseTwiniversity ClassesTwiniversity Twin Parent Mentor ProgramTwiniversity Memberships: Includes Zoom Twin ClubCONTACT USVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!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.
7/28/20211 hour, 1 minute, 21 seconds
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Always at Odds with Grandma | Twin Mom Elizabeth Agostino

EXPLICIT LANGUAGE WARNING! (you may want to use headphones if kids are in earshot)In the premiere episode of season 9, Nat chats with twin mom Elizabeth Agostino, mom to 4-year-old twin girls, about her tension-filled, negative relationship with her mother and how it's affecting her and her parenting. Lizzie also shares what she's doing now to try to break the negativity cycle with her own girls.Today's podcast is sponsored by Dr. Brown's. Visit their website to learn all about their bottles, bottle feeding accessories, training sippy cups, and more at drbrownsbaby.com.Elizabeth (Lizzie) Agostino was born and raised in Queens, NY. There is no better city to have grown up in or live in, in her humble opinion. She gave up a corporate career to stay home with her twins when they were born. This was the single best decision she's ever made. She found a creative outlet in baking. It keeps her sane - barely. Find her on Instagram @vandcbaking.Lizzie's 3 Pieces of Advice for Twin Parents1. Twin momming isn't easy, find your squad - you'll need them. 2. Try to ignore people who "other mother"- no one knows truly what they're doing. 3. Figure out a schedule that works for you and stick to it.What She Wants You to Take Away from This Episode1. Working on yourself is the only way to break any toxic cycle. 2. Put your and your kids' mental health first, always. 3. Have confidence in yourself, don't look for validation from anyone.Twiniversity Complete Baby Safety CourseTwiniversity ClassesTwiniversity Twin Parent Mentor ProgramTwiniversity Memberships: Includes Zoom Twin ClubCONTACT USVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!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.
7/22/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 40 seconds
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Why I Love Being a Twin Mom Mentor | Twin Mom Maura Downing

In our final episode of season 8, Nat chats with Maura Downing, mom of twins and Twiniversity mentor (and previous mentee) about why it's so important to get 1-on-1 support from another parent of twins during pregnancy and the first few years with twins. Learn how you can sign up to be a mentor or get a mentor with our Twin Parent Mentor Program (p.s. it's free!)Today's podcast is sponsored by Tub O' Towels, our favorite heavy-duty cleaning wipe that is truly a miracle worker. Check 'em out at TubOTowels.com. While the Twiniversity Podcast is on a break, a NEW season of Twins Tale Podcast is about to start! Make sure to subscribe so you don't miss a thing. The Twiniversity Podcast will be back in mid-July.Twiniversity Twin Parent Mentor ProgramTwiniversity Memberships: Includes Zoom Twin ClubCONTACT USVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!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.
5/19/202153 minutes, 18 seconds
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Handling Complex Grief While Raising Twins | Twin Mom Dr. Carolina Giacobone

Nat chats with Dr. Carolina Giacobone, a twin mom and general psychiatrist specializing in perinatal psychiatry, about her personal experience with her mother's declining health during her pregnancy and losing her mother a few weeks after her twins were born. They also discuss the importance of mental health during pregnancy and parenthood and advocate for reaching out for help if you need it.Today's podcast is sponsored by Dr. Brown's.Dr. Carolina Giacobone, MD, is a General Psychiatrist specializing in Perinatal Psychiatry. She is also an Integrative Psychotherapist, writer, and researcher. Dr. Giacobone lives in Dublin with her family. Find her on Instagram @perinatal.psychiatry.Birth Trauma and the Invisible Scars we Carry From itInvisible Trauma – Dealing with InfertilityTwin Parent Coaching with Natalie DiazLosing a Parent While Pregnant with TwinsSubscribe 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.Twiniversity Memberships: Includes Zoom Twin ClubTwiniversity Twin Parent Mentor ProgramTwiniversity YouTube ChannelCONTACT USVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!
5/12/202155 minutes, 26 seconds
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Raising Infant Twins on a Wiggly Schedule | Twin Mom Sarah Beth Moreau

Nat chats with Sarah Beth Moreau, mom of infant twins + 2 singletons, about how raising her infant twins on a wiggly schedule has helped her state of mind as a twin parent, plus if Nat should finish the last 2 episodes of Bridgerton.Today's podcast is sponsored by Toddleroo by North States. Take 10% off with code TWINS10 at northstatesind.com. Toddleroo by North States makes safe and stylish baby gates, play yards, play mats, and childproofing items that are great for twins!Sarah is a mother to a 6-year-old girl, 4-year-old boy, and 10-month-old boy/girl twins. Sarah and her husband are both optometrists and own Performance Vision, a practice that focuses on neuro-optometric rehabilitation. Sarah also is an assistant high school soccer coach. She and her family enjoy going to Disney and running races together, sometimes both at the same time!A Consistent But Flexible Schedule for Newborn TwinsOn-Demand Breastfeeding Twins ClassThe Complete Baby Safety Course: Learn about infant CPR, choking, first aid, car seat safety, and childproofingTwiniversity Memberships: Includes Zoom Twin ClubTwiniversity Twin Parent Mentor ProgramTwiniversity YouTube ChannelCONTACT USVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!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.
5/5/202150 minutes, 49 seconds
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How to Start Solid Food with Your Twins | Twin Mom Lindsey Ison, Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist

Nat chats with Lindsey Ison, pediatric speech pathologist of 13 years and mom of 3-year-old twin girls, about starting solid food with your babies, how your baby's core strength makes a difference with eating, and the benefit of letting your babies do more of the work.Today's podcast is sponsored by Dr. Brown's. Be sure to check out Dr. Brown's full line of infant solid feeding products and transition cups for your infants and toddlers.Lindsey Ison is an honest-to-goodness Okie from Muskogee, even though she hasn't lived there in almost 20 years. After grad school in Texas (Go UTD Comets), Lindsey moved back to Oklahoma where she met her husband the old-fashioned way, on OKCupid. In addition to her work as a pediatric SLP where she has worked in schools, early intervention, private practice, and outpatient clinics, Lindsey works in gender-affirming voice therapy for adults and adolescents in transition. In addition to her 3-year old twin girls, Lindsey has three canine furbabies and spends her time reading, singing, writing, and reading.Please consider reviewing our podcast! This helps other parents of twins to find us. Thanks in advance!Dr. Brown's Silicone Fresh Feeder5 Tips to Begin with Baby FoodFood Allergies for Babies: Can It Be Prevented?The Complete Baby Safety Course: Learn about infant CPR, choking, first aid, car seat safety, and childproofingTwiniversity Memberships: Includes Zoom Twin ClubTwiniversity Twin Parent Mentor ProgramTwiniversity YouTube ChannelCONTACT USVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!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.
4/30/202157 minutes, 39 seconds
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Postpartum Anxiety is a Bitch | Twin Mom Katie Booms Assarian

Nat chats with Katie Booms Assarian, mom of 23-month-old twins, about her experience with postpartum anxiety (PPA).  Katie's twins were born at 30 weeks and spent 52 days in the NICU. Katie managed her postpartum anxiety with the help of an excellent partner, counseling, medication, very long walks with the double stroller, and narrating her babies' daily life in song or funny accents.Katie Booms Assarian is a poet, mama to girl/boy twin toddlers, and a full-time admin in Midwest city government. She posts small, hopeful poems at www.commonpoem.com. She is currently revising a full-length collection of poetry chronicling her NICU experiences, tentatively titled "But Where Are the Babies?" She'd be glad to share that project or chat with any other NICU parents. Contact her through that website!Get immediate help for Postpartum Anxiety at Postpartum Support InternationalPostpartum Depression and Anxiety: What You Need to KnowI Have Mom Anxiety and I’m Not Ashamed About ItWhat You Should Know About Postpartum AnxietyPostpartum Anxiety: One Mom’s StoryPregnancy Anxiety After InfertilityTwiniversity Memberships: Includes Zoom Twin ClubTwiniversity Twin Parent Mentor ProgramTwiniversity YouTube ChannelCONTACT USVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!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.
4/21/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Internet Didn't Prepare Me for My Twin Delivery | Twin Mom Michelle Carroll

Nat chats with Michelle Carroll, a mom of 21-month-old boy/girl twins, about the things the internet and social media don’t tell you about having twins, including possible birth trauma, how to prepare yourself if your twins come early, and the struggle of breastfeeding twins.This episode is sponsored by oogiebear. Visit oogiebear.com and use code TWINS for 30% off your entire purchase (expires 2/28/2022).Hi there, I'm Michelle Carroll, a creative storyteller specializing in styling, web development and graphic + web design. A burning desire to get my creative juices flowing led me to move from my hometown in the Great Plains of Shawnee, Kansas to Brooklyn, New York, which has been my home away from home for 10 years.  When I'm not creating moodboards or writing code for clients while sipping on iced coffee, I love to spend time with friends, my husband and our toddler twins. Find me on Instagram @fashionablybroke.Pinterest is Not Real Life! A Twiniversity TruthInformation Overload: Why This Pregnant Mom is Avoiding the InternetThoughts on Parenting Twins in the Social Media AgeBirth Trauma and the Invisible Scars we Carry From itNot Dealing with My Traumatic Twins BirthTwiniversity MembershipsTwiniversity YouTube ChannelCONTACT USVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!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.
4/14/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 22 seconds
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Seven is Enough: Life with Twins, Triplets, and Two Singletons | Multiple Mom Phoebe Kannisto

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.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.Twiniversity MembershipsTwiniversity YouTube ChannelCONTACT USVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!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.
4/7/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 21 seconds
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My Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome Experience | Twin Mom Amanda Blankenship

Nat chats with Amanda Blankenship about learning at 25 weeks gestation that her mo/di identical twins had Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) in utero and needed emergency laser ablation surgery. Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome is a rare condition that can occur when abnormal blood vessel connections form in the twins’ shared placenta, creating an uneven blood flow between the babies. This episode is sponsored by Dr. Brown's.Amanda Blankenship is the mother of 3 boys, 21-month-old Identical twin boys and a 3.5-year-old boy. She is a registered nurse in Southern California, working on a busy med-surg floor.Twiniversity MembershipsProper Care for Your Identical Twin PregnancyHow to Cope with a TTTS DiagnosisTwin to Twin: From High-Risk Pregnancy to Happy Family, a memoir about a TTTS experience by Twiniversity MoM Squad member Crystal DuffyTTTS FoundationTAPS SupportThe Surgeon's Cut on NetflixTwiniversity YouTube ChannelCONTACT USVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!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.
3/31/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 41 seconds
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Learning to Be a Twin Dad | Twin Dad Carlos Ortiz

Nat chats with Carlos Ortiz, father of twin daughters, husband, and sales professional, still learning to balance career and family in this new normal of working from home. They talk about the evolving role of fathers in our society and how being a dad to twins is truly a game-changer. This episode is sponsored by Dr. Brown's.Carlos Ortiz is a father of 4-year-old twins, husband, southern California native, lover of barbeque, hockey connoisseur, and anxiously waiting for Disneyland to reopen. Carlos is involved with a Daddy Boot Camp class and recommends all expecting dads to take a class like that at their local hospital. CONTACT USVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!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.
3/24/202157 minutes, 55 seconds
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Living Overseas with Twins | Twin Mom Rachel Ernst

Nat chats with Rachel Ernst, a twin mom who lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand with her husband, 4-year-old twin boys, and a 2-year-old singleton boy. Her twins were born in Seoul, South Korea, when the family was with the U.S. military. She and her husband started taking the twins on trips when they were five months old and never looked back! Hear how she is doing it away from family and the benefits/pitfalls of raising her children in an overseas community. This episode is sponsored by Dr. Brown's."What's the Name of That Song?" Sesame Street special on Prime VideoBoppy Newborn LoungerTwin Go twin carrierMarco Polo appCONTACT USVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!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.
3/17/202154 minutes, 55 seconds
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My COVID-19 Quarantine Without My Toddler Twins | Twin Mom Tiffany Zarcone

Nat chats with Tiffany Zarone, a mom of 2-year-old twins, who lives on Staten Island, NY. Tiffany contracted COVID-19 in mid-March 2020, just as the outbreak in the tristate area was getting into full swing. This is the story of what she learned when she was quarantined away from her then 15-month-old twins for 2 weeks.Tiffany Zarcone is the mother of 2-year-old fraternal twins and works as a physical therapist. She loves running with the girls and dog in tow, hiking, and being outdoors. You can find Tiffany at manhattanptandpain.com, cliftonphysio.com, and matawanpt.com and on Instagram @manhattanphysicaltherapy, @cliftonphysicaltherapy, @matawan_pt, and @tiffzarcone.CONTACT USVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!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.
1/7/202149 minutes, 32 seconds
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I Have Three Sets of Twins | Twin Mom Fran Pitre

In the season 6 finale of the Twiniversity Podcast, Nat chats with Fran Pitre who had 3 sets of twins in 12 years, one set of girls, one set of boys, and one set of boy/girl twins. Fran shares her initial experience with infertility, followed by hyperovulation, a triplet pregnancy that turned into twins, an irritable uterus, and how each of her pregnancy experiences were different. Make sure to SUBSCRIBE to this podcast so you don't miss out when Season 7 drops on February 3rd! In the meantime, subscribe 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. 8 new episodes of Twins Tale will drop in January!Originally from upstate New York, Fran Pitre met her husband Bruce while living in south Louisiana, and after living in Northern Virginia just outside of Washington DC for several years, they settled in Jacksonville, FL where they are raising their six children, who all arrived in sets of two. Her twin girls were born in Washington DC in Dec 1994; her boy/girl set were born in Jacksonville in Oct 1999; as were her twin boys in Oct 2007. Before starting a family, Fran pursued her career as a graphic designer in the field of advertising and enjoyed a senior design position with a global corporation headquartered just outside of Washington DC. Being actively involved in music since childhood, Fran sang and recorded with a DC-based alternative rock band. Later, a stay-at-home/work-from-home mom while her children were young, Fran operated a freelance design business, and wrote and published her book TWINS x 3 in 2009. In 2017, when the youngest set of twins reached the age of 10, Fran became professionally involved in music again, and has since performed several times in New York City at the invitation of a fellow-musician and friend, and in Northeast Florida with her band called Fran Pitre & Class Act. She co-writes, produces, and publishes original music with a Jacksonville-based musician/composer/arranger. She released her first album in the fall of 2018, and has just released her second album entitled “Follow Your Dreams” on Nov 1, 2020. In 2019, Fran wrote and published TWINS x3, 10-Year-Anniversary updating her readers on all that happened since 2009. She’s currently creating the author-read audiobook version of her book. Please visit Fran’s blog franpitre.com for family updates and lots of first-hand-experience articles on topics ranging from multiple pregnancy to sending twins to different universities! For a copy of her book, please visit twinsx3.com. For her music, please visit franpitresings.com. Her music is also available on all music streaming sites, including Spotify and iTunes. You can find Fran on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.The Complete Baby Safety CourseThe Partridge FamilyCONTACT USVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!
12/29/202048 minutes, 54 seconds
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My Son's ADHD Diagnosis with Twiniversity Wizard Julie Burt Nichols

Nat chats with Julie about her son's ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) diagnosis at 7 years old; how she saw the early signs, the steps to get a diagnosis, and the IEP process to get services in school.Julie is Twiniversity’s “Wizard Behind the Curtain”, serving as Editor-in-Chief of Twiniversity.com, Account Manager, and Instructor for Chicago Twiniversity expecting twins classes. 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 child passenger safety technician and the Twiniversity Resident Songstress/Jingle Writer.Asurion Home+ insurance for your devicesSimpl Dimpl fidget toy from Fat Brain ToysTwiniversity Mentorship ProgramFun and Function sensory toys and products for kidsEmail Julie [email protected] USVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!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.
12/23/202046 minutes, 40 seconds
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The First-Time Mom's Pregnancy Handbook | The Birth Hour's Bryn Huntpalmer

Nat chats with Bryn Huntpalmer, founder of The Birth Hour podcast, about her new book, The First-Time Mom's Pregnancy Handbook, what to ask on your hospital tour, creating a birth plan, what to pack in your hospital bag, and more delivery day prep tips for first-time moms.Today's episode is sponsored by Cord Blood Registry. Use the code DUO2 for a special twins cord blood and cord tissue banking discount through Twiniversity.Bryn Huntpalmer is the founder of The Birth Hour podcast which has been featured as 'New & Noteworthy' on the front page of Apple Podcasts and has over 8 million downloads to date. She is passionate about helping women prepare for childbirth through the sharing of empowering and informative birth stories as well as her online evidence-based childbirth course called Know Your Options. She lives in Austin, TX with her husband, Richard, and their three kids, Adelaide, Darwin, and Harvey. She considers it her most important job to raise her children to be kind, aware, and courageous human beings. Join her on Instagram @thebirthhour. Find Bryn's book The First-Time Mom's Pregnancy Handbook here on Amazon.Listen to Nat's birth story on The Birth Hour PodcastListen to Julie's birth story on The Birth Hour PodcastListen to all the twin birth stories on The Birth Hour PodcastRegister for a Twiniversity expecting twins classCONTACT USVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!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.
12/16/202047 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Struggle of Raising Teenagers | Twin Mom Megan Loden

Nat chats with Megan Loden, Twiniversity's COO (“Chief of Other” Stuff No One Wants to Take Care Of) and mom to 16-year-old identical twin girls, about the struggles of raising teenagers, how they are planning for two college educations at once, and how being a twin is affecting their kids' teen experience. Megan Loden is a stay at home mom to 16-year-old identical twin girls and a 12-year-old boy. Megan, her husband, and kids live just outside of Phoenix. Her writing can also be found on Bluntmoms, sammichesandpsychmeds, scarymommy, and of course, Twiniversity.Contact Nat's finance guy Dan Paikin with Strategies for WealthSign up for a Twiniversity Membership to access our monthly Zoom twin club.CONTACT USVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!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.
12/9/202050 minutes, 44 seconds
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Your First Night Home with Twins | Postpartum Doula Lauren Oak

Nat chats with longtime Twiniversity Mom Squad member and postpartum doula Lauren Oak about how to plan for your first night home with twins.Today's episode is sponsored by Dr. Brown's.Lauren Oak is the mom of 4 daughters (including a set of twin girls) and grandma to Ben. She is married to Dan, the best UPS delivery guy on Long Island, NY. In her spare time, she loves to go to the beach. Connect with Lauren Oak Doula Services on Facebook. You can hire Lauren for a virtual 1-hour session to help you get through your first week - click here for details.Twiniversity NICU ResourceBook Your Twins Post-Delivery Strategy Session with Lauren OakLittle Folks Twin Bassinet by DeltaBaby Trend Twin Nursery CenterTwins Daily Log – Portrait Orientation and Landscape OrientationFirst Year with Twins TimelineCONTACT USVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!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.
12/2/202048 minutes, 30 seconds
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Looking Back on the First Year with Twins with Ashley Laracey

Nat chats with Ashley Laracey, twin mom and prima ballerina with the New York City Ballet, about her reflections on the first year with twins on the eve of their first birthday. Today's episode is sponsored by Manhattan Toy and  Step2.Learn more about Ashley's Nutcracker ballet performance that's live streaming this December! Click here for detailsAshley Laracey was born in Sarasota, Florida. She began her dance training at the age of five with Cheryl Carty and Christine White at the Carty Academy of Theater Dance in Bradenton, Florida. At age 12, she began training with Pavel Fomin, Diane Partington, and Isabel and Javier Dubrocq at Sarasota Ballet of Florida. She continued her studies at age 15 with Victoria Schneider, Olivier Pardina, and Svetlana Osiyeva at the Harid Conservatory in Boca Raton, Florida. Ms. Laracey entered the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, in the fall of 2001. In October 2002, Ms. Laracey became an apprentice with New York City Ballet, and in February 2003 she joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet and was promoted to soloist in February 2013. Find Ashley on Instagram @ashleylaracey.CONTACT USVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!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.
11/25/202055 minutes, 48 seconds
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Pandemic Teaching + Parenting with Twin Mom Crystal Duffy

Nat chats with Crystal Duffy, teacher and twin mom extraordinaire, about how she's juggling teaching high school English and ELA classes online while managing her kids' remote learning schedule. Crystal is a mom of three, including a set of identical twin girls, and our Twiniversity Houston Expecting Twins class instructor.Today's episode is sponsored by Manhattan Toy and Mabel's Labels.Crystal Duffy is an author, teacher, speaker, and mother to three little girls including a set of identical twins. She’s the author of the book, Twin to Twin, which is a memoir of her high-risk twin pregnancy and NICU journey. She wanted to share her emotional tale of empowerment to inspire other families navigating through a similar journey with a message of hope and encouragement. She teaches high school English and also teaches the Twiniversity expectant twins parents class in Houston. She is currently working on her second book about teenagers and technology. She lives in Houston with her husband Ed, their three daughters, and yappy little Yorkie. You can find Crystal at her website and on Instagram and Twitter.CONTACT USVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!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.
11/19/202044 minutes, 39 seconds
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Twin Nursery Design Tips with Designer Kathy Kuo

Nat chats with interior design Kathy Kuo about twin nursery design tips for expecting and new parents of twins. Kathy is the founder and CEO of Kathy Kuo Home, an online home furnishings retailer and interior design company where you can find some of the best baby and kids' brands on the market, as well as book top-tier interior designers to help you love where you live. Today's episode is sponsored by Kathy Kuo Home. Use the code KKHTWINS15 for a 15% discount - some exclusions apply. And don't miss some spectacular savings opportunities on Black Friday & Cyber Monday!Kathy Kuo is the founder and CEO of Kathy Kuo Home, a recognized TV personality, and a celebrated interior designer. Published in the press as an international guru within the home and lifestyle space, Kathy has an unmatched eye for curating, sourcing, and designing luxury furniture and homewares. Today, she continues to develop the fastest growing online platform in the home and design industry. Kathy has 20+ years of experience in the home industry and now serves as a speaker and activist for female entrepreneurs. It is her mission to support women to intentionally grow and scale value-focused teams. She is also a mother-of-two who enjoys traveling, cooking, playing piano, and spending time with loved ones in her free time. Visit KathyKuoHome.com or follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.Hanging Growth Chart for Kids BedroomDesign Home appAstronaut Twin ComforterCONTACT USVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!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.
11/12/202052 minutes, 53 seconds
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Talking to Kids About Feelings: Meet the Mood Crew

Nat chats with Hannah Zeller, the Programs Manager at the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, about the importance of talking to your kids about their feelings. DBSA's new program, the Mood Crew, a fun, free program for kids ages 4 - 10 to help them better understand their emotions through engaging activities, games, and a parent guidebook. These tools help kids and their grownups recognize, identify, and process their feelings and emotions in a fun and safe setting. DBSA provides hope, help, support, and education for millions of people who live with mood disorders. DBSA reaches an estimated 4 million people each year with education, advocacy, resources, and support offered through DBSA’s Website, dbsalliance.org. DBSA supports individuals with over 500 support groups and 150 chapters across the country.Today's episode is sponsored by DBSA Mood CrewHannah Zeller, MSW, is the Programs Manager at the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (national office). Hannah obtained her Master of Social Work in 2018 and has been with DBSA since 2016. At DBSA, Hannah manages the Supporting Youth Mental Health initiative as well as other programmatic efforts related to education and wellness. Hannah’s clinical background allowed her to work with underserved youth and adults in the Chicagoland area living with mental health conditions. Hannah has past professional and academic experience in community leadership, nonprofit development, theatrical direction, and art history.CONTACT USVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!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.
11/3/202050 minutes, 6 seconds
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Virtual Learning Hate, TV Chat, and Other Randomness with Dani Parris

In the season premiere of season 6, Nat chats with Twiniversity favorite Dani Parris -- a single, working mom of three -- about how virtual learning is going (not well), what she's binge-watching (when she's not working), and other random topics where they almost go off the rails. This episode is sponsored by Manhattan Toy Company and Step2.Daniele Parris is a work-from-home mom to an upbeat 13-year-old boy and 7-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. Find Dani @danisayswhatnow on Instagram here.CONTACT USVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!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.
10/28/202053 minutes, 48 seconds
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Candid COVID Chat and Tips for Getting Over the Next Hump with Nat & Julie

In the final episode of season 5, Nat and Julie hash out all their anxieties over an upcoming second COVID wave and share their tips for how they are planning to keep their families sane with the cold weather coming.Season 6 will premiere October 28th! Make sure you're subscribed so you know when it drops! In the meantime, we'll be posting NEW episodes of the Twins Tale Podcast so make sure to subscribe to Twins Tale now!This episode is sponsored by Larktale. Use the code TWIN20 for 20% off your purchase of a stroller or wagon at Larktale.com.Sign up for a Twiniversity MembershipRequest a mentor (or volunteer to become a mentor) here: Mentorship ProgramBetterHelp.comHand WarmersOutdoor Waterproof BlanketWomen's Insulated Snow Pants (Julie literally just bought these)CarhengeArk EncounterCONTACT USVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!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.
9/23/202048 minutes, 22 seconds
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How to Advocate for Your Pregnancy | Twin Mom Anna De Souza

Nat chats with twin mom Anna De Souza about how she advocated for herself in her twin pregnancy when many things went wrong. Anna had a very rocky pregnancy and she shares advice on how to stand up for yourself when something isn't right, how to get the most out of your doctor's appointments, and how to have positive contact with office staff and nurses.This episode is sponsored by Dr. Brown's and Cord Blood Registry (use the code DUO2 for special twins pricing with CBR!)Anna De Souza is a digital and broadcast journalist, producer, and editor covering beauty, style, technology, and lifestyle. Uncovering tomorrow’s trends today, Anna is lucky enough to test wearables that calculate calories through your skin, report on the latest runway trends as they unfold, and slather on beauty innovations that may soon earn its keep in a bathroom cabinet near you.When not meandering the cobblestone streets of Old City, Philadelphia with her identical twin girls, you can catch Anna reporting for Today.com, Reader’s Digest, The Huffington Post, ELLE.com, Refinery29, SheKnows, SheFinds, Yahoo! Shine, Lucky.com, BuzzFeed, Reader’s Digest, AOL Stylelist and other digital magazines. Anna has contributed to The TODAY Show, The Dr. Oz Show, Access Hollywood, Good Morning America, the Rachael Ray Show, New York LIVE on NBC, FOX & Friends, WCBS-NY, FOX’s Good Day Philadelphia, the PIX Morning News, Martha Stewart Radio, Fast Company, U.S. News & World Report, Allure, the New York Post, has covered the red carpet live and also served as a brand spokesperson on QVC. She covers beauty, style, fitness and wearables as host of The Clyck. You can find Anna on Instagram @annacdesouza and on her website annadesouza.com.CONTACT USVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!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.
9/16/202044 minutes, 50 seconds
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I Kept My Twin Pregnancy a Secret | Twin Mom Aleksandra Gold

Nat chats with Aleksandra Gold, a mom of 14-month-old twin boys, about how she was able to keep her twin pregnancy a secret from her extended family and friends.Sponsored by Cord Blood Registry. Use the code DUO2 for special twins pricing through Twiniversity. Need more support? Start your Twiniversity Membership today here.Aleksandra Gold, LCSW lives with her husband and twin boys in Brooklyn, New York. She immigrated with her family from Ukraine at age 5 and was raised in Brooklyn and Long Island. She is proudly bilingual in English and Russian. Aleksandra Gold completed her MSW at NYU Silver School of Social Work and is a licensed mental health professional with experience in both inpatient and outpatient mental health and substance abuse. Aleksandra Gold produces content using observations from her life experiences and knowledge of mental health and human behavior. She is a contributing writer for The Mighty. Follow her Facebook page where you can find links to more articles and videos and find her on Instagram here.CONTACT USVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!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.
9/9/202036 minutes, 1 second
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Our Journey to Adopting Twins | Twin Parents Lesli & Umang Desai

Nat chats with Lesli and Umang Desai who became parents to twins through adoption. After 6 years of infertility and loss, Lesli and Umang shifted their family plans to adoption. After 3 broken adoption matches and a disrupted adoption in 2019, they were chosen to be the parents of girl-boy twins. They had 6 weeks' notice before meeting their newborn twins in person and they returned home with their twins right before the COVID-19 stay-at-home order came down in Seattle.Sponsored by Dr. Brown'sLesli Desai is a perinatal psychotherapist, specializing in infertility, pregnancy loss, pregnancy, and the transition to parenthood. In addition to individual and couples therapy, she teaches a small selection of parenting workshops in and around the Greater Seattle Area. Visit her website at seattle-therapy.comCONTACT USVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!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.
9/2/202059 minutes, 12 seconds
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Gentle Parenting: How Does That Work with Twins? | Twin Mom Rebekah Robinson

Nat chats with Rebekah Robinson how she's raising her toddler twins using gentle parenting. Rebekah shares her approach and all the details on how she manages her twin toddler boys to keep the peace and avoid time-outs, and Nat plays Devil's advocate to find out how this actually works. Sponsored by Mabel's Labels. Use the coupon code TWIN15 for 15% off sitewide (excluding stamps, sales, and masks).Rebekah Robinson is a stay at home mom to three (a 4-year-old girl and 2-year-old fraternal twin boys) via IVF and gestational carrier surrogacy. From start to finish it took Rebekah, and her husband Ed, nine years, four IUI cycles, five IVF cycles, endless miscarriages, a gestational surrogate and suffering through a whole lot of hormonal crazy to get to where they are now. Which is, living life as a crazy, chaotic and fun-filled adventure with three littles under the age of three. Rebekah has a blog where she writes about twin momming, momming after infertility and just life in general, you can find her blog at beingrobinson.com. She also co-writes a blog with her two sisters who also suffer from infertility at insanitytimesthree.com. In all that spare time she has Rebekah loves to workout, travel, write, work on her Etsy shop, workout, eat and binge on really excellent TV shows. Rebekah's social accounts: Instagram | TwitterCONTACT USVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!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.
8/26/202048 minutes, 1 second
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Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome with Twin Mom Jenna Morton

Nat chats with Jenna Morton about learning at 19 weeks gestation that her identical twins had Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) in utero and needed fetoscopic laser ablation surgery. Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome is a rare condition that can occur when abnormal blood vessel connections form in the twins’ shared placenta, creating an uneven blood flow between the babies. Sponsored by Baby Trend and CBR (use the code DUO2 for special CBR twins pricing) Jenna Morton is a Canadian journalist with more than two decades of work in print, broadcast, and digital media. She’s been featured nationally by Today’s Parent, the Globe and Mail, Global TV, CBC Radio, and extensively throughout regional media. Her parenting resource, Pickle Planet Moncton, has been connecting families with each other and their community for five years. She is the contributing editor of Family 1st/Famille en premier, New Brunswick’s free, bilingual parenting magazine, and co-host of the Pickle Planet Podcast, aired daily on RogersTV in New Brunswick. Jenna is mom to three children: Clara, Alasdair, and Rory. Alasdair and Rory are identical twin boys, born at 32 weeks, after surviving Twin-to-Twin-Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) thanks to a fetoscopic laser ablation surgery performed at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital at 20 weeks. (That hospital is 1,500km (930 miles) away from their home.) The twins spent 35 days in the neonatal intensive care unit at the Moncton Hospital before coming home with very few residual impacts of TTTS. They are now seven years old, while their older sister is about to turn nine. Find Jenna on Facebook and Instagram. CONTACT USVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!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.
8/19/202034 minutes, 3 seconds
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Why Tummy Time is Important for Mom and Dad with Pediatric Physical Therapist Becky Meachum

Nat chats with pediatric physical therapist and twin mom Becky Meachum about why tummy time is essential, when you should start your twins with tummy time, the best way to do tummy time, and how often you should be doing it.Today's episode is sponsored by: Larktale (coupon code TWIN20 for 20% off) Mabel's Labels (coupon code TWIN15 for 15% off sitewide, excluding stamps, sales, and masks)Becky Meachum is mom to 9-month-old crawling, squealing, teething, sleep-regressing, trouble-making, growing, giggling, loving boy/girl twins who are the world's LOUDEST blessing! They make Becky better at her job as they have made her appreciate what families with young ones go through every day, and they made her realize how difficult and soul-sucking things like tummy time can be! For babies and mamas alike. Becky is a pediatric physical therapist who works in an early intervention setting, meaning she provides physical therapy services to children ages 0-3 in the comfort of their homes (when COVID-19 isn't rearing its ugly head, of course!)Container Baby Syndrome: What it is and how to avoid itCONTACT USVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!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.
8/12/202043 minutes, 6 seconds
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Why You Need to Deal with Your Trauma with Rebecca Huls, Licensed Counselor + Twin Mom

Nat chats with Rebecca Huls, a twin mom, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Certified EMDR Specialist about types of trauma, symptoms of trauma, and how trauma can affect you for years if you don't deal with it. Rebecca explains how trauma is a spectrum that can be related to one-time big events or small events that keep recurring over time. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Today's episode is sponsored by CBR (use coupon code DUO2) and Dr. Brown's.Rebecca obtained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Kennesaw State University, and her Master of Science in Mental Health & Psychological Therapies from Queen Mary University of London. She has over 7 years in the field of mental health and held previous roles as an Assistant Psychologist in the UK, a Behavior Data Analyst with the Marcus Autism Center, and Lead Assessor with Willowbrooke Behavioral Health in Villa Rica, GA. While at Willowbrooke, Rebecca was twice nominated for Employee of the Quarter and established Inpatient programming on Emotional Freedom Technique, Guided Imagery, Meditation, and Yoga. She believes in a holistic approach to mental health in which traditional therapeutic intervention works best when coupled with appropriate self-care. Her interests lie in women’s issues & female empowerment, trauma, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and helping individuals become the best version of themselves. Find Rebecca through her Facebook page or email her at [email protected] TodayBetterhelp.comCONTACT USVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!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.
8/5/202039 minutes, 40 seconds
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Advocating for Early Intervention for Speech Delays with twin mom Michelle Haire

Nat chats with Michelle Haire about her quest to get her twin boys an early intervention assessment for speech delays after pushback from her pediatrician. Sponsored by Gerber Childrenswear.Today's podcast is sponsored by Gerber Childrenswear. Twiniversity Tip: Please note that Early Intervention (EI) programs are run by the state governments across the US and programs vary from state to state. You do not need a referral from your doctor to get a free evaluation through EI. Costs of services vary from state to state as well -- in some states it's free and in other states it's billed on a sliding scale based on your income. Google "early intervention [your state]" to find information on what your state offers (typically through the Dept. of Health & Human Services.) Services through EI typically end at 3-years-old. However, therapy often doesn't end there. After age 3, therapy may continue through your local school district or through private practice or hospital pediatric rehabilitation services.Michelle Haire and her husband are raising their very active 3-year-old twin boys in Jeffersonville, IN. Their favorite quarantine activity is playing in the backyard. Once the world opens back up again, they look forward to going to the Zoo and playgrounds. Michelle is a board member of the Louisville Parents of Multiples Club.CONTACT USVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!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.
7/29/202040 minutes, 33 seconds
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A COVID-19 Twins Delivery Without Daddy with twin parents Gerald and Kiley Fadayomi

In the Season 5 premiere, we meet Gerald and Kiley, parents of 3-month-old twin girls. Gerald contracted COVID-19 and had to quarantine just days before Kiley went into labor at 34 weeks and delivered her twins without Gerald there. Sponsored by Cord Blood Registry. Use the code DUO2 for special pricing on cord blood and cord tissue banking for twins exclusive to Twiniversity families.Gerald Fadayomi serves as the Founder and President of the Stello Initiative, a 501c3 organization that mobilizes young adults to serve through service based conferences (For God So Loved Tour). Gerald’s passion for the next generation is best expressed by preaching biblical truth to students and adults around the globe. This passion has positioned him as a trusted voice for multiple organizations including North Point Ministries, Bigstuf Camps, Passion City Church, Calvary Chapel, Newsprint Church, Orange Conference and many more. Gerald is the author of “Before You Go,” a resource designed to help students follow Jesus and grow in their faith after high school. He also co-authored Starting Now, a devotional for college freshman. His most recent book entitled “When Life Gives You Lemons,” serves as a practical guide for navigating seasons of adversity for all ages. Prior to his current role, Gerald spent 3 years doing non-profit work for the YMCA of Metro Atlanta, and 5 years as a student pastor at Browns Bridge Church. Gerald is happily married to his beautiful wife Kiley and loves spending his free time cheering on Lebron James and browsing through the SNKRS app. They live in Atlanta and are proud parents of identical twin girls (Wesley Grace & Zoey Faith). Find Gerald on Instagram @geraldfadayomi and at thelemonbook.com, and find Kiley at hopefulmom.com.Twiniversity Expecting Twins ClassesCONTACT USVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!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.
7/22/202043 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Single Mom of Twins Experience with Alejandra Bautista

In the Season 4 finale of the Twiniversity Podcast, Nat chats with Alejandra Bautista, mother to a 6-year-old daughter and 7-month-old twin boys, about the unique challenges of raising twins without a partner. The father of Alejandra's children left when she was 6 months pregnant with her twins and she's been raising her children ever since with the help of her close family. Make sure you're subscribed to our podcast so you are notified when SEASON 5 drops on July 22nd!Join the Twiniversity Can't Resist List Facebook GroupTwiniversity Online Breastfeeding Twins ClassCONTACT USVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!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.
6/17/202037 minutes, 36 seconds
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Preemie Guilt with Twin Mom Carly Dulabon

Nat chats with twin mom and pediatrician Carly Dulabon about the serious guilt she felt from having to deliver her preemie di/di twins at 30 weeks gestation. Carly Dulabon is the mom of 8.5 month old twin boys, Micah and Gabriel, who were born at 30 weeks. These are her first babies. She lives outside of Cleveland, Ohio with her twins and her husband, Rob. She works as a pediatrician in the area. You can follow along with her journey on @Dulatwins Instagram page and her blog.CONTACT USVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!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.
6/10/202040 minutes, 42 seconds
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Finding Time For Your Passion While Raising Twins with Twin Dad Mike Ciccotello

Nat chats with Mike Ciccotello, a twin dad who is finding time for his passion for writing children's books while raising his 5-year-old twin boys. Nat and Mike discuss the difficulty and importance of finding the time to explore your passions in life as a parent of twins.Sponsored by Cord Blood Registry. Use the code DUO2 for special twins pricing through Twiniversity.Mike Ciccotello received a BFA with a concentration in painting from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. His debut picture book, Twins, was recently published by FSG/Macmillan. He is also the author-illustrator of Beach Toys vs. School Supplies (FSG/Macmillan), the illustrator of Treemendous by Bridget Heos (Crown/Penguin Random House) and Cheese and Quackers by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen (Aladdin/Simon&Schuster)—all forthcoming. Mike’s clients also include Scholastic, Highlights magazine and CNN. He has also exhibited at Johnson & Johnson headquarters and the NY Design Center. Mike is an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and the Children’s Book Illustrators Group (CBIG), and was a contributing member of AllTheWonders.com.Buy Mike's children's picture book Twins here: twinspicturebook.comHow to find Mike: Website | Instagram | Facebook | TwitterCONTACT USVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!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.
6/3/202049 minutes, 7 seconds
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What's an Au Pair? The Child Care You Should Consider for Twins

Nat chats with twin mom Lindsay Davidman about her experience with having an au pair to care for her twins while  she and her husband work full time. Lindsay goes into detail on all the rules, costs, and the hiring process that au pairs in the US have to go through. Sponsored by Mabel's Labels and Manhattan Toy.Lindsay Davidman is the first time mom of almost one year old fraternal boys, Reece and Shane (birthday June 4th!). She works full time from an office usually but these days from the kitchen table. Her favorite quarantine activity when she's not working or spending time with her boys is baking all the things.Contact UsEMAIL [email protected] Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!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.
5/27/202042 minutes, 38 seconds
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My Baby Helmet Experience with Twin Mom Katie Snyder

Nat chats with twin mom Katie Snyder about her experience with torticollis, flat head syndrome, baby physical therapy, and corrective baby helmets in the first year of her twins' life. Sponsored by Dr. Brown's.Katie Snyder is a SAHM who has two-year-old twin boys, Henry and Barrett. Katie, her husband, Joe, the twins, and their two Chihuahuas live in Pennsylvania. Currently, they are living day by day in the splendor and darkness of twin toddlers and really enjoying the sweetness when it appears. Before twins, Katie was a preschool teacher for 5 years and a curriculum director.Contact UsEMAIL [email protected] Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!
5/20/202046 minutes, 49 seconds
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My Double Whammy Birth Story with Twin Mom Kirsta Ahmad

Nat chats with twin mom Kirsta Ahmad about her "double whammy" birth story with a twist: her twins were born two ways (baby A vaginal, baby B C-section) on two different days! Listen to her experience with infertility, twin pregnancy, and an (extended) delivery day to remember.Today's episode is sponsored by Cord Blood Registry. Use the code DUO2 for special twins pricing for cord blood and cord tissue banking.Kirsta Ahmad is a working mom with fraternal baby girls, who recently turned one in January. Kirsta and her husband, Hasen, both work full time and learning every day how to better balance their careers with raising their two amazing little love muffins! Kirsta, who works in eCommerce marketing, gains back as much time as she can doing all her shopping, and sourcing organization and twin guidance online. While barely one year old, Kirsta’s twin girls are two fraternal spitfires, who have been each other’s yin and yang from day one. Kirsta likes to say, “they came into the world on different days, in different ways, and they continue to be different in just about every way since.” You can follow Kirsta on Instagram @kbirger.Contact UsEMAIL [email protected] Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!
5/13/202039 minutes, 20 seconds
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Down on the Farm with Twins with Twin Mom Mary Hanson

Nat chats with Mary Hanson, a mom of 14 year old twin boys (Matt & Chris) who lives and works on her farm in east central Nebraska with her twins and husband Jeff. Mary shares what life is like with teen twin boys in a rural community, including raising twins in a small town, her twins learning to drive, and the support she's received as a twin mom.Sponsored by phil&tedsMary Hanson was raised on a farm in southeast Nebraska, graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in Animal Science. She now lives on a farm in east central Nebraska with her husband Jeff and twin sons Matt and Chris. They raise 2,100 acres of corn and soybeans with Jeff's brother's family. Mary also owns her own home based business. Find Mary on Instagram at @twinsmum2005CONTACT US!EMAIL [email protected] Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!
5/6/202041 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Must Have Product for Expecting Parents with AEGIS Creator Mary Chiesa

Nat chats with Mary Chiesa, founder and CEO of Saplacor. Mary is the creator of the AEGIS neonate medical wrap, an FDA approved medical device that's known as the "seatbelt of maternity" and a product that we feel is essential to all new moms and dads (and is usually covered by insurance). AEGIS helps facilitate safe hands-free skin to skin bonding to reduce the risk of infant falls, help increase successful breastfeeding rates, and standardize proper infant positioning as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. AEGIS can hold newborn twins at the same time (up to a total of 14 lbs) or a single baby from 4 - 14 lbs.COUPON CODE! Buy two (2) Aegis Neonate Medical Wraps and take 45% off your total order with the code TWINS2020. Click here to buy.Today's episode is sponsored by It's You Babe and Cord Blood Registry. Use the code DUO2 for special twins pricing through Cord Blood Registry.Mary Chiesa, Founder CEO of SAPLACOR has 15 years of operating room, labor and delivery, and ambulance transport experience. Mary is an experienced problem solver that thinks outside of the box; She believes one person with passion is better than 10 with interest. Otherwise seeking to innovate postpartum recovery, in hospitals with “AEGIS” the Seatbelt of Maternity. Learn more at www.saplacor.com.CONTACT US!EMAIL [email protected] Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!
4/29/202032 minutes, 42 seconds
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5 Things You Should Never Do When Raising Twins with Stacy Erickson-Pesetski

Nat chats with an adult twin, Stacy Erickson-Pesetski, about 5 things you should never do when raising twins, including birthdays, dressing your twins, and classroom placement. Sponsored by Gerber Childrenswear and Baby Trend.Stacy Erickson-Pesetski is an identical twin, college professor, marathoner, and crazy dog lady. She has strong opinions about things like dressing twins alike. Being a twin is the best part of her life. Stacy is originally from Oshkosh, WI and now lives in Fort Wayne, IN and is an English professor. Her identical twin lives in the Chicago area and is also an English professor. Stacy lives with her non-twin husband, a 13-year-old singleton, and their rescue dog. In her free time, Stacy runs marathons, teaches Shakespeare in prisons, and volunteers with rescue dogs and service dogs in-training.CONTACT US!EMAIL [email protected] Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!
4/22/202055 minutes, 57 seconds
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SEASON 4 PREMIERE! Sibling Rivalry Between Twins with Dr. Meghan Hamwey

Nat chats with Dr. Meghan Hamwey, a twin mom and human development researcher, about sibling rivalry between twins, including the myth that you can treat your children all the same. Sponsored by Phil&Teds. Dr. Meghan Hamwey is a mother of 12 month old twins, Malia and Grant. She has her PhD in Human Development and Family Studies from Purdue University. Her research focuses on family relationships, but especially those between siblings, including jealousy and the parent's role in it. She currently resides in New York City and loves spending time her kids, husband, and dog, Indy.CONTACT US!EMAIL [email protected] Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!
4/15/202046 minutes, 56 seconds
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Preeclampsia After Delivery? With Twin Mom Karlie Watkins

In our Season 3 finale, Nat chats with twin mom Karlie Watkins about her experience with postpartum preeclampsia, a condition that a lot of pregnant moms don't know to look out for after delivery. Learn the symptoms and get educated on this life-threatening postpartum condition. Sponsored by It's You Babe and Cord Blood Registry. (Use the code DUO2 for special twins pricing through Cord Blood Registry.)We'll be back with Season 4 on April 15th!Karlie Watkins is a teacher and mom of 3 under 2 from Ontario, Canada. In July 2019 Karlie welcomed fraternal twins, Maxton & Kennedy. After being discharged from the hospital she returned two days later due to a spontaneous loss of sight. She was diagnosed with her second episode of post partum preeclampsia. Not sure if you want to mention info about post partum preeclampsia here. Postpartum preeclampsia is a rare condition that occurs when you have high blood pressure and excess protein in your urine soon after childbirth. Preeclampsia is a similar condition that develops during pregnancy and typically resolves with the birth of the baby. Most cases of postpartum preeclampsia develop within 48 hours of childbirth. However, postpartum preeclampsia sometimes develops up to six weeks or later after childbirth. This is known as late postpartum preeclampsia. Postpartum preeclampsia requires prompt treatment. Left untreated, postpartum preeclampsia can cause seizures and other serious complications (click here for more details.)CONTACT US!EMAIL [email protected] Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!
3/11/202043 minutes, 39 seconds
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Disney World on a Budget with Twiniversity's Julie Burt Nichols

Nat chats with Twiniversity's "Wizard" Julie Burt Nichols about her plans to take her twin boys to Disney World next year (at age 8) with the help of her parents. Nat shares her best tips for going to Disney on a budget, where to spend, and where to save. Sponsored by phil&teds.Julie is Twiniversity’s “Wizard Behind the Curtain”, serving as Editor-in-Chief of Twiniversity.com, Account Manager, and Instructor for Chicago Twiniversity expecting twins classes. 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 child passenger safety technician and the Twiniversity Resident Songstress/Jingle Writer.RESOURCESTravels with Walt Disney: A Photographic Voyage Around the WorldCONTACT USEMAIL [email protected] Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!
3/4/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 20 seconds
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Missing Out on the Singleton Experience with Twin Mom Lindsay Davidman

Nat and twin mom Lindsay Davidman talk about the things we miss out on as parents of twins but also the benefits of having twins that our singleton parent friends don't get to experience. Sponsored by Dr. Brown's.Lindsay Davidman is a first-time mom of fraternal twin boys who are almost 8 months old as of this recording. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband, her dog, an au pair, and the knowledge that her house wont be clean for another 18-20 years. She works full time as a fundraiser for a local nonprofit that helps people in need in Philadelphia and around the world. When she found out she was having surprise twins, Lindsay started piecing together a network of fellow twin mamas and is thrilled to have found comrades in the adventure who teach her all the important twin things like "get the skinny car seats" and "pajamas count as outfits" and "barre classes prepare you the best for holding up two bottles for 8 months straight." Her favorite answer to the question "are they twins?" is "holy s**t where did this second baby come from!?" Being a mom to twins is her favorite topic of conversation and despite the exhaustion, she's never been so content.CONTACT USEMAIL [email protected] Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!
2/26/202038 minutes, 20 seconds
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Why I'm Not Giving Social Media Access to My Kids with Twin Mom Dani Parris

Nat chats with twin mom Dani Parris about why she decided to not allow her 12-year-old son and 6-year-old boy/girl twins to have access to social media or tablets.Sponsored by Table for TwoDaniele Parris is a work-from-home mom to an upbeat 12-year-old boy and 6-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. Find Dani @danisayswhatnow on Instagram here.CONTACT USEMAIL [email protected] Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!
2/19/202050 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Sometimes Sadness of a Mom with Dr. Susan Wenze

Nat chats with Dr. Susan Wenze, a twin mom and clinical psychologist specializing in perinatal mental health (especially among new parents of multiples). They discuss postpartum depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders in parents of multiples. Susan explains the research study she is currently recruiting for (as of Feb. 2020) and how you can participate.To apply to participate in Susan's study (which will be done from your home), click here.Sponsored by Baby Trend.Dr. Susan Wenze is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Lafayette College. She is also a mom to 9-year-old identical twin girls. Dr. Wenze primarily teaches courses related to psychopathology and clinical/counseling psychology. Her research interests center broadly on the assessment and treatment of mood disorders and related concerns. She is particularly interested in cognitive and emotional processing in mood disorders, perinatal mental health (especially among new parents of multiples), and the development of psychosocial therapies to address depression, bipolar disorder, stress, and anxiety. She received her BA in Psychology from Cornell University and her MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology from American University. She is licensed as a clinical psychologist in the state of Pennsylvania. To contact Susan, click here.RESOURCESJoin the free Twiniversity Mentorship ProgramRead articles on Postpartum Mood Disorders on Twiniversity.com CONTACT USEMAIL [email protected] Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!
2/12/202038 minutes, 25 seconds
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Living Sober as a Mom of Twins with Brittany Ross

Nat chats with Brittany Ross, a mom of twins plus a singleton, about her past as a functioning alcoholic until a battle with infertility made her realize it was time to go sober.Sponsored by Colgate MattressBrittany Ross is a mom of 2-year-old twins and a 7-month-old boy and has been married to her husband Christopher for 8 years. Brittany resides in the greater Cincinnati area and is currently a stay at home mother, but will be going back to work full time soon as an academic advisor at a small college. Brittany considers herself as an alcohol-free mother and is three years sober. Brittany talks about motherhood, mental health, and her sobriety on her blog Exhausted Mom of Twins.RESOURCESAlcoholics AnonymousAl-AnonCONTACT US!EMAIL [email protected] Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!
2/5/202037 minutes, 21 seconds
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To Work or To Stay at Home? That is the Twin Parent Question, with twin mom Jenny Bynes

Nat chats with Jenny, a mom of two-year-old twins and a finance professional, about the struggles between opting to go back to work or stay home full time. Sponsored by Dr. Brown's.Jenny Bynes is a mom of two-year-old boy/girl twins who splits her time from being a stay home parent as a finance professional in Chicago.Resources Mentioned in the PodcastThe Mom ProjectChicago Super SittersCONTACT US!EMAIL [email protected] Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!
1/29/202035 minutes, 36 seconds
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SEASON 3 PREMIERE! Infertility Overseas with Twin Mom Darragh Worland

In the Season 3 premiere of the Twiniversity Podcast, Nat chats with twin mom Darragh about her battle with infertility that ultimately led her to the Czech Republic to get pregnant when her US health insurance wouldn't cover IVF treatments.Sponsored by Dr. Brown's.Darragh Worland is a full time working mom of identical twin 2-year-old girls living on Manhattan's Upper West Side.Resources mentioned in the podcast:SeedFertility.comThe Fertility TribeEMAIL [email protected] Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!
1/22/202038 minutes, 27 seconds
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All Hands On Deck! Teaming Up with Your Partner to Conquer Twins with Twin Dad Mike Ciccotello

In our season 2 finale, Nat chats with twin dad and author Mike Ciccotello about the importance of creating a strong team with your partner when you're raising twins.Make sure you're subscribed when SEASON 3 drops in January!Sponsored by Cord Blood Registry. Use the code DUO2 for special twins pricing through Twiniversity.Mike Ciccotello received a BFA with a concentration in painting from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. His debut picture book, Twins, was recently published by FSG/Macmillan. He is also the author-illustrator of Beach Toys vs. School Supplies (FSG/Macmillan), the illustrator of Treemendous by Bridget Heos (Crown/Penguin Random House) and Cheese and Quackers by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen (Aladdin/Simon&Schuster)—all forthcoming. Mike’s clients also include Scholastic, Highlights magazine and CNN. He has also exhibited at Johnson & Johnson headquarters and the NY Design Center. Mike is an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and the Children’s Book Illustrators Group (CBIG), and was a contributing member of AllTheWonders.com.How to find Mike: Website | Instagram | Facebook | TwitterVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!
11/20/201943 minutes, 19 seconds
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Double Driving, Dating + Dances! More Teen Twin Fun with Megan Loden

Nat chats with Megan Loden, a mom of 15-year-old identical twin girls, about her twins starting to drive, dating, dances, and other stressful teen twin moments to look forward to. Sponsored by Colgate Mattress.Megan Loden is a stay at home mom to 14-year-old identical twin girls and a 10-year-old boy. Megan, her husband, and kids live just outside of Phoenix. Her writing can also be found on Bluntmoms, sammichesandpsychmeds, scarymommy, and of course, Twiniversity.VISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips! FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter. SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!
11/13/201944 minutes, 25 seconds
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How to Deal with Your Early Riser with The Sleep Lady Kim West

Nat chats with her good friend Kim West, The Sleep Lady, about how to deal with your child who is an early riser.Sponsored by Cord Blood Registry. For special twins pricing through Twiniversity, use the code DUO2.KIM WEST is a mother of two wonderful daughters and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been a practicing child and family therapist for 25 years. Known as The Sleep Lady® by her clients, over the past twenty years she has helped tens of thousands of tired parents all over the world get a good night’s sleep without letting their children cry it out alone. Kim has appeared on the Dr. Phil, Today Show, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, TLC’s Bringing Home Baby and CNN, and has been written about in a number of publications including The Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Baby Talk, Parenting, The Baltimore Sun, USA Today, The Telegraph, The Irish Independent and the Washington Post. Kim is the author of three books: “GOOD NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT: The Sleep Lady’s Gentle Guide to Helping Your Child Go to Sleep, Stay Asleep and Wake Up Happy”, the “Good Night, Sleep Tight Workbook” and “52 Sleep Secrets for Babies”. Dedicated to providing tired parents with excellent sleep advice and coaching, she started training Gentle Sleep Coaches® all over the world in 2010. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.VISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!
11/6/201934 minutes, 15 seconds
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Meet Twin Mompreneur Katy Mallory, Creator of the SlumberPod

Nat chats with Katy Mallory, a twin mom and co-creator of the SlumberPod (along with her mom Lou), a unique canopy system to help infants and young kids sleep better while traveling.Sponsored by Dr. Brown's.Katy Mallory - along with her mom, Lou - invented a product called SlumberPod. SlumberPod is a product that makes traveling with a baby or toddler easier and more restful. Katy lives in Atlanta with her husband Dan is a mom to three girls - of which the youngest are ... you guessed it ... twins! When not chasing her 6-year-old and 3-year-old twins on the soccer field or in the neighborhood, Katy is thinking about additional product ideas and how to spread the word about SlumberPod.Website | Instagram | FacebookVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!
10/30/201940 minutes, 2 seconds
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How to Handle Kid Medical Emergencies with Twin Mom (and ER Nurse) Gwenn Black

Nat chats with Gwenn Black, a twin mom and ER nurse, about how to handle kid medical emergencies, including how to know if your child needs stitches, the first aid items you should have in your home, cold and flu season prep, and more.Sponsored by SlumberPod.Gwenn Black is a wife and mom to 5, including identical girls. When she isn’t at home, she is working as an ER nurse which she’s done for 13 years. She lives on the Florida east coast and doesn’t miss a day of getting outside and soaking in a beautiful day. She enjoys Walmart pick-up, hot coffee and her robot vacuum. She’s utterly in love with her family and thankful for everyday with them.VISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!
10/23/201941 minutes, 14 seconds
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Accepting Your Twin Birth Story When It Doesn't Go As You Hoped with Twin Mom Lynneah Bennett

Nat chats with twin mom Lynneah Bennett about her difficulty accepting her twin birth story that didn't go the way she hoped it would. Lynneah was diagnosed with preeclampsia at 28 weeks, spent 4 weeks on hospital bed rest, and delivered her twins at 32 weeks + 4 days.Sponsored by Cord Blood Registry. Use the code DUO2 for special twins pricing exclusive to Twiniversity.Lynneah Bennett, mom of twins Kendall and Caeden, is the writer and creator behind Twins and Coffee where she enjoys sharing the raw truths of twin motherhood and what all comes with it. Find her at twinsandcoffee.com, on Instagram, and on Facebook.VISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!
10/16/201940 minutes, 43 seconds
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When Only One Twin Has Severe Food Allergies with Twin Mom Sarah Foss

Nat chats with Sarah Foss, a mom to 4-year-old twins with one twin who has severe food allergies to peanuts, tree nuts, peas, and various other foods. Learn how she handles keeping her twin daughter safe while managing her twin son.Sponsored by Baby TrendSarah Foss is a single mother by choice to young twins, living and working in the Atlanta area. In a world where she had free time, Sarah would pursue her passion of writing often and advocating for Food Allergy Awareness. For now, Sarah spends the minuscule amount of free time she has watching true crime documentaries and starting multiple organization/cleaning projects that never get finished.VISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!
10/9/201934 minutes, 28 seconds
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Safety Updates You Need to Know with First Candle CEO Alison Jacobson

Nat chats with Alison Jacobson, CEO of First Candle, the national non-profit dedicated to eliminating SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths. They discuss updates to safe sleep guidelines, what infant products to avoid, vaccination myths, and more.Sponsored by Colgate Mattress.DONATE just $5 to First Candle in October 2019 and Twiniversity will match your donation up to $500! Click here to donate and mention Twiniversity in your donor note so it's counted towards our match.First Candle is dedicated to reducing the rates of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), Sudden Unexpected Infant Death and preventable Stillbirths by educating caregivers and families, and supporting research. They are also committed to offering bereavement support for grieving families.In 1997, Alison Jacobson lost her first son, Connor, to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. A year later her second son was born with intellectual disabilities. Alison also has two teen-aged daughters. As CEO of First Candle, the national non-profit dedicated to eliminating SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths and supporting families who have lost babies to these causes as well as stillbirth, Alison is committed to getting all babies to their first birthday and educating everyone about Safe Sleep Guidelines.VISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!
10/3/201942 minutes, 45 seconds
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Twin Advice from a Triplet Mom with Guest Marta Spirk

Nat chats with Marta Spirk, a mom of triplets, to find out her advice for moms of twins (and more!)Sponsored by Cord Blood Registry. Use code DUO2 for special twins pricing through Twiniversity.Marta Spirk is a triplet mom and a woman empowerment coach. Her focus is teaching moms how to define & create their own happiness from within regardless of what’s going on around them by using NLP strategies and positive psychology. Through her podcast Mom Does It All and her programs, she hopes to encourage and uplift all moms to step into their own power and realize they can DO IT ALL!www.martaspirk.com | Find Marta on InstagramVISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!
9/25/201937 minutes, 48 seconds
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When Your Twins Act Like An Old Married Couple with Guest Dani Parris

In our Season 2 premiere, Nat and guest Daniele Parris chat about Dani's twins who act like an old married couple and drive each other (and their mom) absolutely crazy.Sponsored by Baby Trend.Find Dani on Instagram at @danisayswhatnowThis recording was part of a Facebook Live-A-Thon for Twins Day 2019.VISIT Twiniversity.com for tons of free twin tips!FOLLOW us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE to our email newsletter!
9/18/201923 minutes, 56 seconds
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Secret Savings Every Twin Parent Should Know About

Nat and Jen share secret savings that every twin parent should know about. Sponsored by Colgate Mattress. Click here to join our Twiniversity Deals group on Facebook.Click here to find our Twiniversity Multiple Birth Discounts page.This recording was a part of our Facebook Live-A-Thon for Twins Day 2019. 
9/12/201926 minutes, 48 seconds
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Easy and Simple Recipes Your Twins Will Actually WANT to Eat

Nat and Mom Squad member Rasheena chat about easy and simple recipes that your twins will actually want to eat and tips for preparation and serving. This episode is sponsored by Dr. Brown's. This was a Facebook live recording from our Twins Day Facebook Live-A-Thon celebration.
9/4/201926 minutes, 48 seconds
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5 Car Seat Mistakes You MUST Avoid with Nat and Jules

Nat and Jules share 5 car seat mistakes you must avoid as a parent. Sponsored by Cord Blood Registry. Use code DUO2 for special twins pricing. Car Seat Resources https://www.safercar.gov https://www.nhtsa.gov
8/28/201934 minutes, 18 seconds
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Being Alone with Twins Can Be Very Lonely with Twin Mom Kimmy Brogan

Nat chats with twin mom Kimmy Brogan about her experience as the wife of a firefighter and being alone a lot with her twins since their birth. This podcast was recorded live on Facebook as a part of our "Twins Day Facebook Live-A-Thon" celebration, a marathon of 8 live interviews with twin parents from all walks of life. Sponsored by Colgate Mattress
8/21/201925 minutes, 1 second
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How to Make Your Marriage Better Today with Natalie Diaz

Natalie Diaz shares tips to help make your marriage better today. Sponsored by Cord Blood Registry.
8/14/201920 minutes
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5 Things You Shouldn't Do When Raising Twins (told by a twin) with Guest Stacy Erickson

Nat chats with adult twin Stacy Erickson to learn what it was like growing up as an identical twin. This podcast is sponsored by Dr. Brown's. Stacy Erickson is originally from Oshkosh, WI and now lives in Fort Wayne, IN and is an English professor. Her identical twin lives in the Chicago area and is also an English professor. Stacy lives with her non-twin husband, a 13-year-old singleton, and their rescue dog. In her free time, Stacy runs marathons, teaches Shakespeare in prisons, and volunteers with rescue dogs and service dogs in-training.
8/7/201953 minutes, 48 seconds
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Top 10 Sleep Tips for Parents of Twins

Nat provides her top 10 sleep tips for parents of twins to help you get more sleep with your infant twins at home. This was a Facebook live recording. This podcast is sponsored by Cord Blood Registry. Use the code DUO2 for special twins pricing through Twiniversity.
7/29/201943 minutes, 16 seconds
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Twin Parent Hacks for Getting Out and About with Twins

Nat shares some great tips and hacks for getting out of the house and about town with twins. Sponsored by Cord Blood Registry. Use code DUO2 for special twins pricing!
7/22/201935 minutes, 21 seconds
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Top Tips for Summer Travel with Kids: A Facebook Live Recording

Nat shares her best tips for summer travel with kids, whether by car, plane, train, or bus. This was a Facebook Live recording. This episode is sponsored by pediped outlet.
7/15/201937 minutes, 55 seconds
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Newborn Feeding Tips from Dr. Deena Blanchard, a Facebook Live Recording

Nat chats with NYC pediatrician Dr. Deena Blanchard about newborn feeding tips for your twins. Sponsored by Cord Blood Registry.
7/9/201956 minutes, 40 seconds
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Dining Out with Twins: A Facebook Live Recording

Nat shares her best tips and tricks for dining out with twins of all ages. This was a Facebook live recording. Sponsored by Cord Blood Registry.
7/1/201956 minutes, 40 seconds
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How Infertility May Make You a Better Parent with twin mom Kristyn Hodgdon

Nat chats with Kristyn Hodgdon, mom of twins and founder of The Fertility Tribe, about how infertility may make you a better parent. This podcast is sponsored by Dr. Brown's. Kristyn Hodgdon lives in Island Park, New York with her husband, 6-month old boy/girl twins Brooke & Charlie and mini-Australian shepherd Nash. She works in Sales at a book publishing company by day and is a self-proclaimed book nerd. Since struggling with infertility to conceive her twins, Kristyn started a blog called The Fertility Tribe to give a voice to all things infertility, pregnancy & motherhood after infertility. Her hope is to create a community and a conversation surrounding issues that so many people experience but so few talk about. Find her on Instagram.
6/24/201935 minutes, 42 seconds
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Cloth Diapering Your Twins with Kanga Care's Chad Eckstrom

Nat chats with Chad Eckstrom of Kanga Care to learn all about cloth diapering for twins. This episode is sponsored by Dr. Brown's. Visit Kangacare.com for more information.
6/17/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 10 seconds
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Teen Twins: From Puberty to Double Eye Rolls with Twin Mom Megan Loden

Nat chats with Megan Loden, a mom of teen twin identical girls, about their shared challenge of raising 14-year-old teen twins and the ups and downs that they have experienced. This podcast is sponsored by Cord Blood Registry. Megan Loden is a stay at home mom to 14-year-old identical twin girls and a 10-year-old boy. Megan, her husband, and kids live just outside of Phoenix. Her writing can also be found on Bluntmoms, sammichesandpsychmeds, scarymommy, and of course, Twiniversity.
6/10/201954 minutes, 29 seconds
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Marriage Separation After Twins with Guest Alyssa Keel

Nat chats with twin mom and Twiniversity writer Alyssa Keel about her separation from her husband after having a singleton followed by twins. This podcast is sponsored by Cord Blood Registry. Visit cordblood.com for more details. 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 seven-year-old boy and amazing five-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 or follow her on Instagram.
6/3/201944 minutes, 42 seconds
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How to Spot Preeclampsia and HELLP Syndrome with Twin Mom Becky Bavli

Nat chats with twin mom Becky Bavli about their experiences with preeclampsia and HELLP Syndrome during their twin pregnancies. Becky Bavli is Mom to 3 year old twins, Charlotte and Jacob. She lives in Piermont, NY, just outside of NYC. Last year, she started a natural hair care company for babies. You can find it at tisfortame.com or shop on Amazon www.amazon.com/tisfortee or follow on FB and IG: @tisfortame This episode is sponsored by Rachel's Remedy.
5/29/201937 minutes, 42 seconds
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Stupid Things People Say About Twins with Twin Mom Daniele Parris

Nat and Daniele Parris recount all the stupid things they've heard people say about their twins and what they've said to back to them. Daniele Parris is a work-from-home mom to an upbeat 12-year-old boy and 6-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. This episode is sponsored by Cord Blood Registry.
5/20/201948 minutes, 2 seconds
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Creating Preschool At Home For Your Twins

Nat chats with Melissa Titus, a former elementary school teacher and mom of twins, who created an at-home preschool program for her twins. Melissa Titus is a former elementary teacher turned stay at home mom to boy/girl twins born in July, 2016. She documents her adventures in preschooling twins at home via @lastminuteprek on Instagram. When Melissa gets rare free time she enjoys writing, fitness, spending time in nature, and taking cooking classes.
5/13/201945 minutes, 23 seconds
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How a Postpartum Doula Can Help After Twins with Lauren Oak

Nat chats with longtime Twiniversity Mom Squad member and birth and postpartum doula Lauren Oak about how a postpartum doula can help after you bring home twins. Lauren Oak is the mom of 4 daughters and grandma to Ben. She is married to Dan, the best UPS delivery guy on Long Island, NY. In her spare time she loves to go to the beach. Connect with Lauren Oak Doula Services on Facebook.
5/6/201936 minutes, 10 seconds
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Potty Training Twins with Twin Mom Natalie Downey

Nat chats with Natalie Downey, a mom of 6 (including twins), about potty training twins, including what you'll need to get ready for potty training and how to manage potty training more than one kid at a time. Natalie Downey is a busy stay at home mom to six kids including three year old twins. She’s been writing for Twiniversity for over a year. She loves books, yoga, hiking and dance parties with her kids.
4/29/201941 minutes, 46 seconds
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Hooray for TwinnieWood! How Twins Are Represented in the Media, with Twin Mom Daniele Parris

Nat and twin mom Daniele Parris discuss the ins and outs of how Hollywood portrays twins in movies and TV. Daniele Parris is a work-from-home mom to an upbeat 12-year-old boy and 6-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 80s hair-metal bands and trying, albeit almost always in vain, to guess the monetary value of the items on Antiques Roadshow. Find her on Instagram at @danisayswhatnow
4/22/201946 minutes, 35 seconds
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Single Mom By Choice: The Road to Having Twins Without a Partner, with Twin Mom Jenn Bauer

Nat chats with Jenn Bauer, a single woman who decided to move forward with her life and fulfill her dream of having children, albeit without a partner. Jenn got pregnant with twins, who are now 7 months old and thriving. Jenn Bauer is a clinical social worker, working in the field of mental health for the past 13 years. After many years of putting her career on the forefront, she decided to make her family a priority. Well into her 30s, she still had not met “Mr. Right” and so decided that If she wanted a family of her own, she’d have to let go of her ‘Plan A’ and take matters into her own hands. At the age of 35, she underwent her first IUI and was surprised with a pregnancy with twins! Her boy/girl twins (Dominick and Lydia) are now 7 months old and thriving. When Jenn decided to take this path she knew raising a child on her own would be challenging - emotionally, physically, financially. But adding a second baby into the mix meant that she had to adjust her plan. This is not an easy feat for an admitted Type A who loves control. Not having a partner to share this responsibility with has definitely been hard, at times. However, she has learned how to use her existing circle, as well as create new circles, to help meet the needs of both herself and her little ones.
4/15/201940 minutes, 23 seconds
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Making It Work as a Full-Time Working Mom, with Twin Mom Mallory Kerley

Nat chats over lunch with Mallory Kerley about the challenges of being a full-time working mom of twins, who went back to work when her twins were 3-months-old. Mallory Kerley is a first-time mom to four-year-old identical twin boys. No, twins do not run in her family, yes she’s sure they are identical, yes her hands are full. She lives on Long Island with her husband, works full-time as a marketing & communications professional for a national non-profit organization and still has no idea what she’s doing with this whole parenting thing. She fancies herself a photographer in her spare time and just decided to do it as a side hustle (but of course doesn’t have any great photographs of herself). You can see her photos on Facebook at Twin Fox Photos and you can find her on Instagram.
4/8/201938 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Twin Pregnancy Where Everything Went Right, with Twin Mom Karissa Hannigan

Nat chats with Karissa Hannigan, a twin mom from Sydney, Australia, about her really ordinary twin pregnancy, the care she received in her home country, and her twins club. Karissa Hannigan lives with her husband and three kids, Noah 5, Stella and Liam 2.5yr in Sydney Australia. When she isn’t multitasking with multiples she is working part-time as a lawyer. She loves to go on “adventures” with her family which includes the beach. You can follow her on Instagram @karissahannigan.
4/1/201937 minutes, 57 seconds
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Tops Tips for Moving House with Kids, with Twin Mom Jen Shashaty

Nat chats with her longtime friend Jen who, at this point, is truly an expert at moving house with young children. As a military wife of 4 kids (including twins), Jen has moved her entire family -- out of state -- more than 5 times in less than 10 years. She shares some awesome tips on moving to a new house with kids in tow. Jennifer Shashaty was born and raised in Brooklyn, married a Naval Officer, and moved across the country to a Naval Air Station in Washington State. After Baby #1, they moved to California where they welcomed their second son. After a nine-month deployment, a return to Washington State, and another 9-month deployment, they then transitioned to family life in Newport, Rhode Island. Just as they settled in a new home, they found out they were pregnant with twins! Post-deployment babies! They then moved to Colorado Springs at 24 weeks pregnant, and they know just a thing or two about moving house with kids.
3/26/201942 minutes, 43 seconds
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My Bestie Gave Birth to My Twins: A Surrogacy Story with Twin Mom Rebekah Robinson

Rebekah Robinson is a stay at home mom to three (a toddler girl and 8-month-old fraternal twin boys) via IVF and gestational carrier surrogacy. From start to finish it took Rebekah, and her husband Ed, nine years, four IUI cycles, five IVF cycles, endless miscarriages, a gestational surrogate and suffering through a whole lot of hormonal crazy to get to where they are now. Which is, living life as a crazy, chaotic and fun-filled adventure with three littles under the age of three. Rebekah has a blog where she writes about twin momming, momming after infertility and just life in general, you can find her blog at beingrobinson.com. She also co-writes a blog with her two sisters who also suffer from infertility at insanitytimesthree.com. In all that spare time she has Rebekah loves to workout, travel, write, work on her Etsy shop, workout, eat and binge on really excellent TV shows. Instagram | Twitter
3/18/201940 minutes, 2 seconds
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When Your Doctor Forgets You're Having Twins, with Twin Mom Leslie Marlatt

Nat sits down with twin mom Leslie Marlatt to hear the story about the time her doctor forgot she was having twins. Leslie Marlatt is a first-time mom to fraternal twin girls, Aubree and Adalyn. Along with being mama bear, she works in career services at the local university and focuses on helping students secure internships. Leslie and her husband, Adam, live in Indiana with their girls and dog, Benny. Find Leslie on Instagram
3/11/201936 minutes, 11 seconds
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#TwinsTwice: Pregnant with a Second Set of Twins with Twin Mom Kasee Bailey

Nat chats with Kasee Bailey, a mom with a set of 2-year-old fraternal twins with her second set of fraternal twins on the way. Kasee Bailey is an east-coast-bred, Austin transplant and freelance writer. Life after a journalism degree has found her covering everything from the work of enterprising entrepreneurs for business publications, the lives of star-studded celebs for metropolitan magazines, the ins-and-outs of innovation for tech sites, and hole-in-the-wall cuisine for food magazines. Find Kasee on Facebook and Instagram and KaseeBailey.com
3/5/201936 minutes, 56 seconds
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Tips for Buying in Bulk, with Audrey McClelland of Mom Generations

Nat and Audrey swap tips for buying in bulk, managing the minutia of large families, and dealing with the insanity of matching socks. Audrey McClelland left the fashion world of Donna Karan International in NYC to raise her brood of boys in her home state of Rhode Island. She’s learned that you can take the girl out of the Fashion District, but you can’t take the Fashion District out of the girl. Audrey brings her fashion expertise and mom experience to Mom Generations. Audrey is a mom of 4 boys and a little girl, married her college sweetheart and resides in Rhode Island! Visit Audrey's blog, Mom Generations, and find her on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest.
2/26/201947 minutes, 58 seconds
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Twin Brothers Who Rock: Meet Twin Musicians Will & Anthony Nunziata

Nat sits down with Will Nunziata, one half of the musical duo Will & Anthony Nunziata, to talk about being an adult twin who has partnered with his twin brother for his career. Acclaimed twin brother singers, songwriters, and entertainers Will & Anthony Nunziata have traveled the country and world from Carnegie Hall to Netflix to Singapore to the release of their brand-new album of original & classic love songs titled “Love Always.” Available on Amazon and iTunes, the album also includes an original song they wrote for their mother as she battled breast cancer titled “The Gift Is You.” Enter to win a copy of their new album "Love Always"! Find Will & Anthony: Website / Instagram / Twitter / Facebook For more twin parenting tips and info, visit Twiniversity.com
2/19/201952 minutes, 20 seconds
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How to Take Great Photos of Your Twins, with Family Photographer Jane Goodrich

Nat interviews Jane Goodrich, a fantastic family photographer, awesome mom, and a twin herself! Jane shares tons of great tips for taking great photos of your children with just a smartphone, and making sure your photos are safely stored and cherished for years to come. Jane Goodrich is a newborn, family and children’s photographer based in New York. She is a twin herself so she absolutely loves photographing twins. Jane’s natural connection with babies and children combined with her genuine aesthetic intuition translates into award-winning photos that are spontaneous, insightful, timeless and charming. Jane's work has been featured in Parent's Magazine, Westchester Family, Westchester Baby and Multiplicity Magazine. Jane has written and photographed several books including 'Capturing Every Day Life' - the no-nonsense guide to photographing your kids, the children's book 'Where is Charlie's Nose?' and 'New York is My Playground'. Jane also teaches photography workshops including teaching parents how to photograph their children, professional photography classes as well as mentors upcoming photographers. Find her on Facebook and Instagram.
2/12/201944 minutes, 9 seconds
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Should I Have a Doula with Twins? With Guest Doula Kim Collins

KIM COLLINS, CD, LCCE, CLC, JD Birth/Postpartum Doula, Lamaze Childbirth Educator, Certified Lactation Counselor, Doula Mentor, owner of DoulaMomma & co-founder of MommaArts, has served over 1200 families in NJ and NY as a birth and postpartum doula, childbirth educator, birth photographer and doula mentor since 2001. Kim has completed the midwifery assistant program with famed midwife Ina May Gaskin at The Farm birthing center in TN, as well as studying and certifying in many other techniques and methods to help her clients and students meet whatever challenges and triumphs pregnancy and birth bring. She is thrilled to help families get off to the best possible start by offering continuity of care from pre-conception through toddler years with MommaArts. www.MommaArts.com and on Instagram @MommaArts
2/5/201941 minutes, 32 seconds
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Top 5 Sleep Mistakes Parents of Twins Make, Featuring "The Sleep Lady" Kim West

Nat chats with her good friend Kim West, The Sleep Lady, about the top 5 mistakes that parents of twins make regarding infant sleep. KIM WEST is a mother of two wonderful daughters and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been a practicing child and family therapist for 25 years. Known as The Sleep Lady® by her clients, over the past twenty years she has helped tens of thousands of tired parents all over the world get a good night’s sleep without letting their children cry it out alone. Kim has appeared on the Dr. Phil, Today Show, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, TLC’s Bringing Home Baby and CNN, and has been written about in a number of publications including The Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Baby Talk, Parenting, The Baltimore Sun, USA Today, The Telegraph, The Irish Independent and the Washington Post. Kim is the author of three books: “GOOD NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT: The Sleep Lady’s Gentle Guide to Helping Your Child Go to Sleep, Stay Asleep and Wake Up Happy”, the “Good Night, Sleep Tight Workbook” and “52 Sleep Secrets for Babies”. Dedicated to providing tired parents with excellent sleep advice and coaching, she started training Gentle Sleep Coaches® all over the world in 2010. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.
1/29/201941 minutes, 55 seconds
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How Do I Know If I Have Postpartum Depression? With Twin Mom Stefani Zimmerman Drake

Nat chats with Stefani Zimmerman Drake, a mom of twins and Twiniversity writer who battled postpartum depression. Nat and Stefani share intimate details of their experiences with postpartum mood disorders, how they realized they needed help, and how they found the help they needed. Stefani Zimmerman Drake is a strategy consultant + speaker with over a decade of experience working in the US government, international NGO space and with nonprofits. Currently on the UNDP's Roster of Communication Experts in Subsaharan Africa + recognized by HoneyBook and Rising Tide Society as 20 On The Rise for her advocacy work, Stefani is an analytical thinker and thoughtful storyteller who works with nonprofits, businesses + humanitarians to define who they are, elevate their influence and broaden their impact through strategic communications, branding + advocacy. Stefani lives in Charleston, South Carolina with her husband, twin girls and rescue dogs. www.drakestrategies.com www.stefanizimmermandrake.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zimms
1/22/201940 minutes, 40 seconds
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Bottle Feeding Tips with Dr. Brown's: A Facebook Live Recording

Nat shares all her best bottle feeding tips in a Facebook Live recording, sponsored by Dr. Brown's.
12/20/201857 minutes, 40 seconds
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Prep for Cough & Cold Season-A Facebook Live Recording

Nat shares her best tips to prepare for cough and cold season with your twinnies. This is a previously recorded Facebook live broadcast from December 2017, sponsored by Vicks.
12/4/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 22 seconds
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#MeTimeMovement: How to Find More Time for Yourself, with Gugu Guru Founder Monica Banks

Nat and Monica Banks of Gugu Guru talk about the all elusive "me time": how to find it, how to get more of it, and how to start saying no when you really need to make more time for you. Monica Banks is the founder & CEO of Gugu Guru, a free site that matches moms with the products they need the most. Gugu Guru’s insider knowledge of buzzworthy brands, emerging products, safety and more fuses perfectly with its innovative discovery platform to create unparalleled services for expectant and new parents. The personal shopping experience provides unbiased product recommendations that are tailored to unique lifestyle needs, budgets and more—all identified by a detailed ‘quiz’.  Prior to launching Gugu Guru, Monica was a branding and marketing consultant in the Mom & Baby industry and has worked to launch successful initiatives with such brands as Pampers, Similac, Belli skincare -- to name just a few. She currently lives with her husband and two children in Long Island, New York.
11/26/201841 minutes, 25 seconds
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Admitting That Your Twins Need Therapy Services, with Mom Squad Member Rasheena Moss

Twiniversity MoM Squad member Rasheena shares how she came to grips with the fact that her twin boys needed speech therapy, how she started getting them services through early intervention, and why she kept it all a secret from her extended family. She also shares details on our Twiniversity Parent Mentor program. Rasheena Moss was born and raised in Queens, NY. She has traded in the hustle and bustle of the city for a more relaxed and suburban life in Upstate, NY. Where she lives with her husband, Kevin and 2.5 yr old twin boys Charles & Will. Rasheena is a stay at home mom, who is big on learning through play, keeping her boys on a schedule but dropping everything for snuggles with her guys (both big and little)! Rasheena brings excitement to her SAHM role by finding different activities for her boys to take part in from gymnastics to art camp. She also prides herself on getting her family to eat their veggies. She has a talent for sneaking them into everyday meals.
11/20/201843 minutes
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5 Reasons Why Swaddling Helps - A Facebook Live Recording

Natalie shares 5 reasons why swaddling will help your twins in this pre-recorded Facebook live, including tips for safe sleep and details on Love to Dream swaddles. TO BUY: https://amzn.to/2DbCJ9N
11/13/201855 minutes, 56 seconds
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What You Need to Know About Postpartum Mood Disorders with pediatrician Dr. Deena Blanchard

Do you feel "off" after your twins delivery? Are you having a hard time coping with daily life with your infant twins? You could be suffering from a postpartum mood disorder, such as postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, and postpartum OCD. Dr. Deena Blanchard shares advice to identify your issue and how to start getting help. Deena Blanchard MD, MPH is a board-certified pediatrician working at Premier Pediatrics. Dr. Deena has provided health/parenting tips for outlets such as AOL, Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, The Bump, The Daily News, and appeared on CBS and CUNY-TV. She is also a regular contributor for Big City Moms, Well Rounded NY, The Stir by Cafemom, and Momtastic. Sign up for the Twiniversity Mentor Program: https://www.twiniversity.com/parent-to-parent-mentorship-program
11/6/201852 minutes, 20 seconds
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When You Hate Having Twins... An Open Discussion with Nat & Julie

Do you ever feel like you hate having twins? Even though you LOVE your children, do you ever wish that you could have had just one baby at a time? You are not alone. Nat and Julie share their personal feelings and support for parents who feel this way and offer advice, tips, and tricks on how to cope and move on from these feelings. Online counseling resource: https://www.betterhelp.com
10/30/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 3 seconds
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Raising Twins With No Help? It Can Be Done! With Twiniversity Mom Squad Member Kimmy Brogan

Are you raising your twins with no help from friends or family? You're not alone. Twiniversity Mom Squad member Kimmy Brogan shares her experiences, advice, and tips on how she did it and the positives to having no help. Kimmy Brogan is an avid user of social media and has a college degree in Communications. She is mom to her fraternal 6-year-old twin girls. She was born and raised in New England and has no plans to leave. She is also a fire wife as her husband is a full time Firefighter in Massachusetts. Her family and her husbands family were neighbors when they were kids; they’ve known each other their whole lives. Kimmy has been extreme couponing for the last three years and very much loves a good bargain! She taught herself after realizing how expensive twins were. She’s never paid full price for a pack of diapers since. Kimmy has been interested in the twin community since the day she found out she was unexpectedly expecting two. Her main goal is to make sure no twin mom feels alone on her journey to having twins. There’s always someone who has gone through what you’re going through.
10/23/201845 minutes, 54 seconds
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Tackling After-School Messes with Tub O' Towels

A Facebook live recording where Nat and Julie chat about after-school routines and dealing with the messes that come with putting their school things away, after-school snacks, and homework. Sponsored by Tub O' Towels.
10/16/201858 minutes, 30 seconds
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Fatherhood in 40 Minute Snapshots: Talking with Twin Dad & Author Jeremy Schneider

Nat interviews Jeremy Schneider, a marriage and family therapist, author, and dad of twins about fatherhood, marriage, and the early days with twins. Jeremy is the author of "Fatherhood in 40 Minute Snapshots". Jeremy G. Schneider is a marriage and family therapist whose career spans more than 15 years of working with individuals and families, focusing on parenting, relationships and mental health. For his work, he has been a featured in The New York Times, TODAY, and CNN and has been a speaker on panels in New York, Philadelphia, Dallas, and Liverpool, England. Jeremy lives and works in New York City with his wife, Gem, and his son and daughter, Lucas and Dorit. Website: www.jgs.net Twitter: @JGS_Author Facebook: @JGSAuthor
10/9/201841 minutes
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What's Happening Below the Boobs? Postpartum Health Issues with Dr. Marianne Ryan, PT

Nat chats with Marianne Ryan, PT OCS, about postpartum women's health issues, including diastasis recti, pelvic floor problems, incontinence, and more. MARIANNE RYAN PT, OCS is an award-winning author, physical therapist and board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist with more than 30 years' experience treating prenatal and postpartum women. She is the owner and Clinical Director of Marianne Ryan Physical Therapy in New York City and the creator of the groundbreaking DIY "Baby Bod" program, which is the first of its kind to bridge the gap between medical care and fitness advice. As a leading women's health expert (and a mom), Marianne is passionate about helping women reclaim their changed bodies, whether they are pregnant, recently took part in the joy of birth or are experiencing the “joy” of menopause. A much sought-after media guest and speaker, Marianne has appeared on dozens of national TV and radio shows, and has also been featured in Red Book, Fitness Magazine, USA Today, Shape Magazine and the Wall Street Journal News, Fox 5 News and NY1 News TV shows. As an educator Ryan taught at Columbia University School of Midwifery Program and the NYU TMJ Dental Clinic. Watch her TEDX video, "What Your Momma Never Told You About Childbirth". Connect with Marianne at BabyBodBook.com, 212-661-2933, or Marianne Ryan Physical Therapy, LLC; 6 East 45th Street, Suite 1205, New York, NY 10017
10/2/201843 minutes, 39 seconds
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Baby Safety Talk with JPMA Executive Director Kelly Mariotti

Nat and Kelly talk about JPMA Baby Safety Month and offer important tips for baby safety in and out of the home. Kelly Mariotti is the Executive Director of JPMA where she is directly accountable for all activities of the association and implementing the strategic direction provided by the Board of Directors. Her responsibilities include oversight of JPMA's programmatic, regulatory, legislative and public affairs activities, as well as the JPMA Certification Program and engagement in the ASTM standards-setting process. Before joining JPMA in 2013, she was the founding owner and President of a juvenile products manufacturing firm and an active volunteer leader and board member of JPMA. She is a lawyer, certified public accountant, and has graduate certificates in both nonprofit management and advanced product safety management.
9/25/201851 minutes, 39 seconds
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Fitness After Twins: A Chat with Personal Trainer and Twin Mom Kylee Austin

Nat talks with personal trainer, online fitness coach, and mom of twins +1 Kylee Austin about pregnancy fitness, getting back to you, postpartum fitness and body issues, and diastasis recti. Kylee Austin is an online health and fitness coach, certified NASM personal trainer, and most importantly mommy to her three young boys and wife to her loving husband. Kylee’s mission is to help inspire others to develop confidence from within that radiates throughout and helps to make the world a brighter place. You can follow her journey through postpartum fitness and motherhood with her three boys on Instagram or learn more about her mission at stunnerngunnerfitness.com.
9/11/201844 minutes, 53 seconds
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Twins and One-on-One Time: A Chat with Nat and Jules

Nat and Jules talk about strategies for finding one-on-one time to spend with your twins. They discuss the ins and outs of what to do with your one-on-one time, how to manage if you can't find a sitter and have to bring their twin along, and other issues no one told them about having school-age twins.
9/4/201842 minutes, 54 seconds
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Twin To Twin: 30 Week Preemie Twins due to TTTS with Crystal Duffy

Natalie Diaz of Twiniversity chats with Crystal Duffy, mom of three girls, two of which are ID twins. Her twins struggled with a TTTS battle while Crystal was dealing with TTTS surgery, a placental abruption, and a 38 day NICU stay, Crystal has been through it all. Turning her unfortunate situation into a positive one, Crystal is now a Parent Advisor at her local NICU in Houston and the author of the upcoming book Twin To Twin. For more info from Crystal, check out her blog The Duffy Diary and you can purchase her book on Amazon too. Crystal Duffy is a Latina writer with two degrees from Georgetown University. She began her career as an educational consultant and then worked as a public high school teacher. She is the author of her memoir, Twin to Twin, detailing her high-risk twin pregnancy. Her story was featured in Woman’s World and her essays on parenting have appeared in Twins Magazine, You&Me Medical Magazine, Scary Mommy, BluntMoms, Mamapedia and forthcoming Brain Child Magazine. She is a senior writer for Twiniversity. She serves as co-chair for the Parent Advisory Council for the NICU for Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Houston Medical Center. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the Junior League of Houston, and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. She lives in Houston with her husband Edward, their three little girls, including a set of identical twins, and a yappy little yorkie. For updates on her upcoming book please visit her website. You can connect with Crystal on Twitter at CrystalDuffyAuthor, LinkedIn and Facebook.
8/28/201847 minutes, 59 seconds
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Are They Identical? Nat chats with MomSquad member Laura about her possibly identical twins

Wondering if your twinnies are identical, listen in as Nat and Laura talk about her twins and try to figure out if they are TRULY identical or not.
8/11/201838 minutes, 49 seconds
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Safety Talk with the Safety Mom! SIDS, Safe Sleep, Pool Safety and more topics every twin parent should know about.

In 1997, Alison Jacobson lost her first son, Connor, to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. A year later her second son was born with intellectual disabilities. Alison also has two teen-aged daughters. As CEO of First Candle, the national non-profit dedicated to eliminating SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths and supporting families who have lost babies to these causes as well as stillbirth, Alison is committed to getting all babies to their first birthday and educating everyone about Safe Sleep Guidelines.
7/30/201830 minutes, 55 seconds
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Breastfeeding Twins? Should You? Can You? We can help you!

Got milk? Today's topic goes WAY beyond the basics of breastfeeding. We'll be talking about building up a supply, what's a tongue tie and how do we fix it, why is breast REALLY best? Today we dig into some tough and fascinating topics all around twins breastfeeding. Judy Teibloom-Mishkin, our guest today is an IBCLC with Chicago's amazing group Lactation Partners. With over two decades of twins breastfeeding experience, Judy has not only seen it all, but she knows how to handle the challenging struggles that come along with breastfeeding two. She's also so inspiring and motivating that you'll happily continue your breastfeeding twins journey with your head full of why it's the best thing to do for your twinnies. Judy Teibloom-Mishkin, RN, IBCLC, has been professionally committed to supporting new families for 29 years. She currently works in private practice as a lactation consultant, and has done so for the last 25 years. Her mission is to nurture mothers and fathers as they transition into their new roles as parents, so that they have the resources available to them to nurture their newborns. This is the doula model which she learned while working as a doula in private practice and in public health for 10 years. She is guided by the values of supporting maternal choice, providing practical strategies to surviving the exhaustion of the early days at home, and facilitating the process of attachment between parents and newborns. Judy graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in political science, and from Northwestern University with a BS in nursing. She was board certified as a lactation consultant in 1992 has maintained her certification every 5 years since that time. She is a licensed RN in Illinois. She is a mother of three boys which is never to be underestimated in contributing to her experience and wisdom! She never stops learning from her colleagues, Elizabeth and Joan, and from her clients who teach her something new every day.
7/23/201839 minutes, 47 seconds
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Grandparenting Twins: Advice for your parents and in-laws.

Wondering what advice you can give your parents about your upcoming bundles of joy? Worried they will butt in more than they should? Worried they won't want to help you as much as you'll need? Have them listen to this so THEY can get a jump on how best to help you during your pregnancy and beyond.
6/28/201836 minutes
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The NICU is My Happy Place! An open and honest discussion about spending time in the NICU.

You hear beeping of a heart monitor, I hear "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas". The NICU is a place of worry, but it can also be a place of Joy. Listen in on Nat and Julie McCaffery of Baby Nav Baby Planners talk about their own NICU adventures after their twins birth. Julie McCaffrey is a proud mommy to 3 kids, including one set of twins and owns BabyNav Baby Planners where she offers personalized consultation to new and expecting parents across the U.S. She is a sought-after modern baby gear expert, has been featured in Pregnancy and Newborn magazine, Fit Pregnancy, US News and World Report, and loves to help moms and dads navigate everything from baby gear to creating their registry to preparing for multiples and getting back to work. Learn more at http://babynav.com.
6/12/201845 minutes, 43 seconds
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Oops! Did I forget that? The Baby Gear Expecting Twin Parents Are Forgetting

YAY!!! Julie McCaffery of Baby Nav Baby Planners is Nat's guest today talking all about things that folks forget to do when prepping for twins. From what other rooms need storage for your twins to what are the most forgotten items in a nursery. Julie and Nat will not only give us a peek inside this great topic, but also make some specific recommendations taking the guesswork out of your planning. Julie McCaffrey is a proud mommy to 3 kids, including one set of twins and owns BabyNav Baby Planners where she offers personalized consultation to new and expecting parents across the U.S. She is a sought-after modern baby gear expert, has been featured in Pregnancy and Newborn magazine, Fit Pregnancy, US News and World Report, and loves to help moms and dads navigate everything from baby gear to creating their registry to preparing for multiples and getting back to work. Learn more at http://babynav.com.
6/6/201839 minutes, 48 seconds
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Dad's Guide To Twins Meets Twiniversity. Nat chats with Joe Rawlinson about Twin Dad Stuff

Today Nat chats with Joe Rawlinson. Joe is the father of four children, two boys and identical twin girls. He is the author of two books for fathers of twins, “Dad's Guide to Twins: How to Survive the Twin Pregnancy and Prepare for Your Twins” and “Dad's Guide to Raising Twins: How to Thrive as a Father of Twins.” Joe also makes unique t-shirts for parents of twins at TwinTShirtCompany.com. You can find more tips and tricks for preparing for and raising your twins at DadsGuideToTwins.com.
5/24/201838 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Great Double Stroller Debate with Nat and Meg of Lucie's List

There might not be two chicks on this planet more obsessed with double strollers than Nat and Meg! Natalie Diaz is a certified twin gear expert while Meg Collins of Lucie's List knows everything about, well, just about everything baby gear! Join us today as they have "The Great Double Stroller Debate". From tandem strollers, to side by side, to in-line, join em' as they discuss what they love, hate and everything in between.
5/12/201839 minutes, 56 seconds
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Creating a Twin Birth Plan with Nat and Bryn of The Birth Hour

Ever wonder what a birth plan is? Thinking you might want one for your twin delivery? Today we are speaking with Bryn Huntpalmer of The Birth Hour to help you figure out how and what to do. From pain management to post-birth meals, we let you know what you might want to consider having on your personal "birth preferences" list. Bryn Huntpalmer is a mother of two young children living in Austin, Texas where she hosts a birth stories podcast called The Birth Hour. Her mission with The Birth Hour is to encourage women to be informed about pregnancy and childbirth and know their options while creating a community for moms to support one another through pregnancy and motherhood. The podcast has grown rapidly since its launch in 2015 with over 4 million downloads and a supportive Instagram community. This year The Birth Hour launched it's first online course that prepares couples for everything from childbirth through newborn care.
5/10/201838 minutes, 16 seconds
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Mistakes New Twin Parents with Natalie & guest Julie Burt Nichols

From car seat safety to marriage, learn how to get things right the first time by learning from Twiniversity's top teachers. Join them in their candid conversation while learning tips on how to make your life as a parent of twins easier.
5/9/201840 minutes, 55 seconds