In Praise of TWINS!

I just discovered a cool new review for Thunderbird, and it inspired me to tell you a bit about my experience with twins (since the main characters, Justin & Janine Prentiss, are boy-girl twins)…

Did you know I’m a mother of twins? Well, here are a few things I learned along the way:

1. A Twin Pregnancy is an *expanding* experience (I got to where I couldn’t roll over at night without assistance from my DH [Darling Husband] *lol*)

2. A single crib will sleep two for quite a while.
(Hey! They’re accustomed to togetherness…)

3. Diapers, diapers, and more diapers…’nuff said.

4. They share germs anyway, so save time…use a single spoon. (Mealtimes can feel like an assembly line before they learn to feed themselves.)

5. In the “nature vs. nurture” argument, nature wins. (IMHO as the mother of boy / girl twins)

6. Twins are much easier to leave with a sitter than a singleton. (They have each other…who cares whether mom and dad are present?)

7. Taking infant twins out in public is an open invitation for strangers to approach.
(Multiple babies are instant ice-breakers)

8. Taking a weekend trip feels like traveling with a small circus. (More gear is required than you can imagine)

9. My twins were my first *child*…I didn’t know what I was doing anyway, so why not learn on two?

10. After twins, a single infant is a piece of cake!! (and what a sweet treat my singleton was and is *VBG*)

11. Twins run in my family. (A fact I wasn’t privy to until *after* we learned we were expecting twins!) – Speaking of which, did you know that fraternal twins run in families, but identical sets pop up at random in the population?

12. I’m incredibly proud of the adults my twins have become. My son is an awesome musician / philosopher while his twin sister is a successful wife, mother, and business woman (not necessarily in that order).

Kindleforkids!

Just found (and joined!) an exciting new site for young readers. Introducing: kindleforkids

To quote their front page:

For children: Are you aged between 6 and 13? Are you looking for sparkling stories of action and adventure, fabulous fantasies, daring detectives, wacky wizards or funny fiction? You are? Then this is the place for you! All the books featured on these pages have been written with you in mind and all of them are available now for the Kindle or other e-readers.

So, why not have a browse. You’re sure to find something to suit your tastes. Just follow the links on each page to find hours of enjoyment and fun. And don’t forget to check out the blog regularly – we are constantly adding new books and authors.  Soon, we hope to have competitions and giveaways, so remember to bookmark this page and visit us again.

You can also contact us, using the form below, to tell us what you think of the site. Or leave a comment on your favourite page. We’d love to hear from you.

For parents: The books on these pages are for children aged between 6 and 13 and I have the author’s assurance only, that they are suitable for those ages. However, I am unable to vet them all personally and it remains your responsibility to check for inappropriate content

Very cool stuff. Check it out!