Motherhood alone offers its share of challenges, joys, and freak-out moments. However, when motherhood throws a curve ball of multiples, “normal” gets thrown out the window. I understand the overwhelming excitement and overload that goes with parenting multiples -- I have survived five years of quadruplets and am thrilled to offer real-life advice gained along the journey. Consider this your cheat sheet on surviving multiples!@x13">
- How to approach the gift registry, and which items you need in duplicate or more.
- Getting through the NICU since multiples tend to be born prematurely.
- Accepting help from everyone who offers.
- How to feed multiple babies at once.
- How to make sure you get enough sleep (as well as your multiples!).
- Giving each child enough attention.
- Getting through the obstacle course that is every outing in public.
- Stop the comparison game between your multiples or your friends' children.
Photo Credit: Casey Mullins.
Jen Murray (aka QuatroMama) is a mom of quadruplet five-year-old boys. When she’s not cleaning up their messes, she offers glimpses into their unique lives through their blog, 4tunate.
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