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Twin Stuff!, Issue #008 -- Cool Products For Twins!
May 05, 2009
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL!
Every once in a while I come across some really cool, helpful products for twins while surfing the net. This month's newsletter features my most recent discoveries. Also, see the April "Two Cute" contest winner and our "Featured Mom", Geohde!
May 2009 ~ Issue #008
I have always been an avid internet shopper. It's easy, it's time saving, and I can do it from the comfort of my own home...Even with screaming kids in the background, my hair a mess, and my bathrobe on. Throw in access to thousands of sites offering the stuff I want, and it's a match made in heaven. This month I have come across several great finds for twins and their parents. I will share a little bit about each and you can decide for yourself if you would like to check them out...
This is a book for twin children by a mother of twins herself, Jennifer Miller. The story line revolves around two identical snowflakes and how they deal with their similarities and differences. It would make a wonderful gift, as well as an addition to any twin library.
Visit her site now!
*We'll also be giving away a Baby Dipper to the winner of the May Two Cute contest.
Visit Frecklebox.com now to see their entire selection!
*Baby Banz is also proud to be the first complete infant and child UV apparel and eyewear manufacturer to be endorsed by the Melanoma International Foundation.
It's your last chance...If you haven't already, be sure to enter the "Chit Chat" we're hosting on DivineCaroline.com with your most amusing twin question for your chance to win:
A copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Twins and More and a gift certificate for $25 at TrendsInTwos.com You have until May 8th!
Now taking entries for May
This month's featured mom is a blogger, mom of twins and an M.D. She has a fresh, straight forward, humorous writing style. I love her articles so much that several of them are posted on the site (see links below)...
A: get pregnant at all,
I am a patient doctor, but am a typical doctor patient, i.e. terrible. I strongly suspect my clinic staff still get flashbacks of the anxious woman leaving multiple voicemails about all the unscheduled bleed-y activity coming from her vagina only three days after embryo transfer in a particularly craptacular cycle. The memories.
I've managed to write about infertility, the treatments, the fear when pregnancy does happen, the devastation of a lethal prognosis pregnancy, picking up the pieces and starting again, my IVF's and general rants and raves about the world around me and, finally, just for kicks, how bizarre being a doctor really is sometimes.
Mostly, however, like any good obsessed parent, I now write about my twins and the Public Stupid that two babies the same age with one mother seems to attract. It's impressive. The Stupid, not the blog.
I suspect with the fullness of time the bracketed 'adventures in...' shall have to include more than the current items 'infertility, pregnancy, and parenting'. My URL is missionimpossibleinfertile.wordpress.com
2) HOW DID YOU DECIDE ON THIS BLOG/SUBJECT?
Along the way I found a community of similar women who not only refuse to spread 'baby dust', but have had the guts to also write about what to expect when you're NOT expecting with honesty and strength.
3) WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT THIS SUBJECT?
Unless I turn incurably beige, take up lawn bowls or die, I'm probably unlikely to ever run out of material. Everybody's Snark Gland benefits from a good vent periodically and I am no exception.
No, that last part was NOT serious medical advice. Some people's Snark Glands have pressure release valves, I hear, these days.
4) DO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT ANY SPECIAL PROMOS, PRODUCTS, DEALS OR OTHER TOPICS?
5) TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOU, YOUR FAMILY, YOUR TWINS
AND HOW YOU MANAGE IT ALL.
Since I'm sure they won't mind the internet knowing a teeny bit more I will add that they were the cryogenically-frozen-then-thawed product of my third IVF transfer and that I first saw them at five and seven cells apiece. They were a teeny bit bigger than that by birth.
I manage it all by keeping a diary to deal with surgical removal of memory banks that seemed to happen with my c-section, never wearing the same knickers two days in a row and always treating each day as a fresh start even if I haven't technically had any sleep.
6) ANY ADVICE OR INSPIRING WORDS FOR OTHER MOMS?
7) HOW DO OTHERS CONTACT YOU FOR MORE INFORMATION?
Until next month....
All the best, Kellie Asaro (site founder)
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