Khanh-Van Le-Bucklin, M.D.
Featured Mom Of Twins ~ April 2009
I am a pediatrician and the author of Twins 101: 50 Must-Have Tips for Pregnancy through Early Childhood from Doctor M.O.M. I'm also the founder of TwinsDoctor.com, a website with health information exclusively for multiples.
2) HOW DID YOU DECIDE ON THIS BUSINESS?
I wanted to offer parents of multiples a resource with medical information and practical advice from the perspective of a pediatrician and mother of twins.
3) WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT THIS BUSINESS?
The best thing about being a parent of multiples is meeting other parents of multiples. It always amazes me how incredibly energetic, creative, and supportive mothers of multiples are despite their busy lives! I'm so honored to be a part of such an amazing community of parents.
4) DO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT ANY SPECIAL PROMOS, PRODUCTS, DEALS OR OTHER TOPICS?
I'm thrilled to be an invited speaker at the upcoming annual National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs (NOMOTC) convention in Las Vegas, Nevada this July. I will be giving two workshops and will also have a meet-and-greet table in the exhibit hall.
The NOMOTC convention is a great way to have fun and relax while networking with other amazing parents of multiples. Registration information is available through the NOMOTC website at www.nomotc.org. I hope to meet as many parents at the convention as possible.
5) TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOU, YOUR FAMILY, YOUR TWINS AND HOW YOU MANAGE IT ALL.
I'm the proud mother of a singleton and identical twin girls. My daughters, Hannah, Faith, and Hope are five, two, and two respectively. Hannah is a very sweet big sister who loves to read books and draw pictures of her family. Faith is silly, spunky, and social and Hope is giving, inquisitive, and loyal. My husband is a very supportive spouse who has the best sense of humor and is devoted to his "four girls".
I love my job as a pediatrician and professor at the University of California, Irvine. At UCI, I oversee the pediatric education of future doctors and pediatricians.
People often ask me how I manage everything, and the first thing I always say is that "I" don't! Everything I do in life is a "we" effort. I have a great team of people that help me at work and at home. Our relatives adore our children and are always ready to lend us a hand when we need it. Im very blessed!
6) ANY ADVICE OR INSPIRING WORDS FOR OTHER MOMS?
One of the best pieces of advice another twin mother gave me was to make sure I allocated some quiet time to myself. It's really hard when you're a busy mother of multiples to think of yourself when you're constantly caring for others. However, even a half hour of alone time to relax, do something fun, or even nap does wonders for one's physical and emotional health. In the early days, my husband and I would take turns caring for and playing with our children so the other could take a break. These days, we get our alone time once our kids are in bed at night.
7) HOW DO OTHERS CONTACT YOU FOR MORE INFORMATION?
I can be reached through my website at www.TwinsDoctor.com. Parents can feel free to contact me with questions or comments, to submit ideas or material for the website, or simply to chat. I would love to hear from them!
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