Here is a book that actually tells it like it is for parents of multiples! The author acknowledges two important facts: Only another parent of multiples really knows and understands what each of us experiences! Parents of multiples do not have an abundance of free time to read long texts that are often too dry and too much like textbooks.
Ms. Heim has divided her book into sections to help save time. The four parts include Babies (0-1), Toddlers/Preschool (2-4), Kids (5-11), and Tweens/Teens (12-17). Each section also contains twin tales, twin tips, intriguing twins, twin trivia, and points to ponder, so each step of the way, readers find advice and validation of their parenting trials and, more importantly, their skills! Through the words of those who really know and understand, readers find an instant connection.
The author is a woman who knows; she was the mom of two singletons when her twins were born. I found instant camaraderie! I love the twin tale about grocery shopping with toddler twins; it brought memories rushing to mind.
I can also relate to the tale of the middle-aged mother of multiples; the decrease in short-term memory has definitely reared its head at our house. Readers will find realistic, supportive advice and encouragement without guilt in Ms. Heim's work. Advice such as learning to accept less than perfection in our lives rings true; learning to put the children first and house second allows us to lead considerably less stressful lives. Do what you can and don't stress about the rest-great advice!
Parents of multiples will find an abundance of situations to relate to their own family experiences. This book is filled with interesting and oh-so-relatable circumstances that occur in the lives of multiples. A fun and realistic look at raising multiples, this book reassures each of us that we are truly all in this together.