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What Moving 6 Days After Giving Birth to Twins Helped Me Finally Overcome

Ashley Allen | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Ashley Allen

After a childhood of moving almost annually until I was 16 years old, you would think I would have developed a happy-go-lucky, adaptive attitude towards changing my environment.

Man With Cerebral Palsy Crosses Ironman Finish Line In Historic Fashion Alongside Twin Brother

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.26.2014 | Good News

Mind over matter makes all the difference. If you need proof, look no further than Peder Mondrup: He doesn't feel like "a guy in a wheelchair," though...

The Deep Water Testd

David Kirsch | Posted 08.22.2014 | Parents
David Kirsch

Parenting is a series of "deep water tests." How we love, guide, teach and nurture our children through life's tests will help our children be all that they can be.

How to Breastfeed Twins in Public

Betsy Boyd | Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents
Betsy Boyd

When friends ask how it's going with the breastfeeding -- champing at the bit to recount their own milk-making adventures -- it helps me to keep in mind my hospital nurse's wisdom: Everybody's got an opinion on the subject.

Mom's Time-Lapse Video Shows The Nightmare That Is Putting Twins To Bed

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents

Most parents would agree that putting kids to sleep is comparable to running a triathlon: the longer it goes on, the more tired you get, and there doe...

When Breast Milk Doesn't Come From Breasts

Jennifer Canvasser | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Canvasser

Micah and Zachary needed my milk and my presence. I would not sacrifice either to make anyone, including myself, comfortable. Feeding tubes and bottles are not how I planned to nourish my babies, but the important thing is that they received my milk and all of my love.

My Nursing Days Are Over

Cara Paiuk | Posted 08.01.2014 | Parents
Cara Paiuk

The nursing and pumping drained me of my energy, the lack of sleep made me more than a little short-tempered and caring for two newborns and a toddler was even more challenging than I had anticipated.

There Are Children to Love

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 08.01.2014 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

The scenes of children crossing our borders and arriving to this country have touched me no less than the scene I experienced on the sonogram. Now we are a nation sitting next to a metaphorical sonogram machine and staring at the screen. The concerns that I had are no different from the concerns that many in this country have.

5 Things I Never Want My Preemie Twins To Forget

Meghan Szylvian | Posted 08.01.2014 | Parents
Meghan Szylvian

There may come a time in your life when you feel weak or inadequate. Please remember what you were able to accomplish entirely of your own will and your own fortitude. You are strong.

Michigan Twin Pleads Guilty In Brutal Beating Of Prostitute

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 07.18.2014 | Crime

One of the Michigan twins accused in the brutal beating and rape of a Grand Rapids prostitute pleaded guilty to all of the charges he was facing on Tu...

Why I Couldn't Have It All

Megan B. Baldwin | Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents
Megan B. Baldwin

When I tried to do it all, I cut corners everywhere. I made sacrifices with everything: my work, my kids, my marriage, my home. And I was miserable. Our crazy, hectic lifestyle wasn't working.

In Defense of My Double Stroller 'Crowding' Your Sidewalk

Kathryn Kefauver Goldberg | Posted 06.30.2014 | Parents
Kathryn Kefauver Goldberg

My double stroller, cleverly branded a "mini," was as life-changing and liberating to me at 40 as car keys were at 16.

Bound By Flesh: The Story of Violet and Daisy Hilton

Alex Doll | Posted 08.27.2014 | Weird News
Alex Doll

As a curiosity, full of salacious possibility, or as the heartbreaking tale of two women, unprepared for independence after success, Bound By Flesh is a humanizing and powerful must-see recounting of the rise and fall of these fascinating women.

The Line Between Diagnosis And Denial

Kathryn Kefauver Goldberg | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents
Kathryn Kefauver Goldberg

Taking my fraternal twin boys to a doctor is about as reassuring as standing in line for the TSA checkpoint. Both modern medicine and air travel are costly privileges that involve long waits, bodily discomfort, and psychological angst.

Can Freaks Find Love?

Leslie Zemeckis | Posted 08.19.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Zemeckis

When vaudeville superstar Violet Hilton one half of Siamese twins tried to marry the musical director of her band, Maurice Lambert in 1934, she had every confidence she would succeed.

8 Awesome (Yes, Awesome!) Things About Toddlers

Jennifer Benjamin | Posted 08.19.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Benjamin

While it's easy to gripe about the annoyances, I think it's also important to embrace the sweetness of this stage.

'Miracle' Preemie Twins Born Almost 40 Days Apart

Posted 06.18.2014 | Parents

Elene Cowan had never been one to believe in miracles. That is, until her twin boys were born earlier this year -- both premature and delivered 39 day...

Michael Rockefeller: Losing My Twin, Finding His Legacy

Mary Rockefeller Morgan | Posted 08.13.2014 | Books
Mary Rockefeller Morgan

I am a twin, part of a beloved twinship, but part of a primary relationship that abruptly ended in 1961 when I was 23. I lost my twin brother, Michael, when he disappeared off the southern jungle coast of New Guinea while collecting indigenous art for a museum in New York City.

When Mother's Milk Was All I Had to Give

Jennifer Canvasser | Posted 08.09.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Canvasser

The one way I could nurture my fragile babies was by giving them my milk. Making milk was my one source of empowerment, when all of my motherly duties and responsibilities were taken away and given to clinicians.

School To Graduate 14 Pairs Of Twins

AP | Posted 08.09.2014 | Teen

WARMINSTER, Pa. (AP) — Those attending a suburban Philadelphia high school commencement ceremony this month will see a lot of familiar faces: The sc...

Perspective on the Bad Days

Karen Sewell | Posted 07.23.2014 | Parents
Karen Sewell

I'm a big believer that experiencing trouble helps you keep perspective on the blessings in your life, so on days like today, even though it's a struggle and I fail miserably at it most of the time, I try to stop for a moment to breathe and regroup.

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Sarah Sweatt Orsborn | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Sarah Sweatt Orsborn

The truth is, while I rationally know that we have made the absolute best decision to send Claire to a developmental preschool, I still sometimes feel guilty that she's not home with me and Etta.

These Twins Aren't Conjoined, But They Have Shared EVERYTHING

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 05.22.2014 | Weird News

Upon hearing the remarkable story of adopted identical twins Amy and Becky Glass, 46, from New Jersey, you might think they are conjoined. Amazing...

What Happened the Moment I Gave Birth to Twins

Dr. Karin L. Smithson | Posted 07.13.2014 | Parents
Dr. Karin L. Smithson

Something incredible happened on my 38th birthday. My heart became unwrapped in a way that released emotions I was not aware were waiting inside of me. I gave birth for the first time, after years of heart break and disappointment, and I finally felt the love of my life: Motherhood.

6 Lessons I'm Proud To Say I Learned From My Mom

Jennifer Benjamin | Posted 07.06.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Benjamin

Yes, my mom has encouraged me to enjoy this time, but she's also very honest about how freaking hard it is to be home with your kids every day.