Finding Balance As A Twin Mom

Finding balance has probably been one of the most difficult parts of being a twin mom. Not only balance between taking care of one baby and then the other, but also balance between being a mom and being myself.

A question I get often about being a twin mom is how do I take care of two babies at once? That part is easy to me because I was a first time mom to two boys and I don’t know what it would be like to only have one. We have a pretty good routine where they eat and nap at pretty much the same time as each other so it works for us. Getting your babies on the same schedule as each other is probably one of the biggest pieces of advice that I would give a new twin mom. It might not work for you but it has seriously helped me.

In the beginning my boys were not on the same eating and sleeping schedule so to me it seemed like my entire day was taking care of one and then the other. Now I feed them at the same time, change their diapers one after the other, and hold them so they can go to sleep at the same time. While they are awake and playing I now have a little free time for myself, and that is so important for me personally.

For awhile I felt as though I was only a mom and not myself anymore. It took me months to figure out how to balance being a full time stay at home mom and also the person I was before I was a mom. Now that my boys can play with each other for awhile I have some time that I have realized I could use to focus a little on myself. I got back into some old hobbies and found some new ones. I never used to write before but now I am sitting here writing a blog while my twins play. Finding even a small amount of time for myself helps me remember I am a person too, not just a mom.

Being a twin mom and a stay at home mom can be difficult at times. One of my babies is definitely needier than the other but I try to make sure I pay attention to and play with both equally. Every day is a little different but it is what works for us.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog.

Brita

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