The on-the-go Bitty Twins are just adorable, and offer so many ways to mix and match! Choose skin tone, hair color, and gender to create your favorite pair. They come with full outfits, hair for styling, and a special book. Add to the fun with accessories and Dress Like Your Doll clothing. These 15-inch dolls are for ages 3 and up.
One lucky winner will receive an American Girl Bitty Twins + Book Set!
Even better, we are giving you the opportunity to select boy-girl, 2 girls or 2 boys. You also get to select skin and hair shade of each.
Giveaway ends May 13th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+.
My twins may be nine years old now, but I still remember those sleep-deprived early days like it was yesterday! It was so difficult to keep everything straight: Which baby did I feed last? How long did he eat? Has he had a dirty diaper today? Who took a good nap? These questions are important to answer when they're little because they are signs of your babies' health. When you take your babies to the doctor, he or she will want to know how much each baby is eating, sleeping, and pooping. But with two babies, and running on very little sleep, I was amazed at how confused I became. The only solution was to write everything down. Click to read the rest of this entry
The Templeton Twins Have an Idea, by Ellis Weiner, is a middle-grade novel about fraternal twins, John and Abigail Templeton. They move to a new town with their father, a brilliant professor and inventor, after the death of their mother. They have a "ridiculous dog" named Cassie and a strange babysitter named Nanny Nan Noonan. Unfortunately, things don't go well from the start in their new hometown when a man named Dean D. Dean accuses Professor Templeton of stealing his idea for an invention. And he'll even go so far as to kidnap the Templeton twins in order to force the professor to confess that he stole the invention. Will the clever Templeton twins be able to escape from Dean and his twin brother Dan and clear their father's name? Click to read the rest of this entry
When Jane Roper found out she was expecting twins, she experienced the usual emotions that are often elicited by the announcement: surprise, joy, terror, worry, panic, insecurity... But with Roper's history of clinical depression, there was an added element of angst. She asked herself questions like: "Will my depression return after my children are born?" and "Can a depressed mother be a good mother?" These were valid concerns because Roper's depression did, indeed, return in her twin girls' second year after she weaned them from breastfeeding. Surprisingly, though, Roper's tale -- recounted in her book, Double Time: How I Survived -- and Mostly Thrived -- Through the First Three Years of Mothering Twins -- is upbeat. Yes, parenting was definitely more challenging as she struggled to find the right combination of Click to read the rest of this entry
I love the gorgeous personalized children's books at I See Me! Every one I've had the pleasure to review is of the highest quality with beautiful illustrations, lovely stories, and unique personalization. Most recently, I had the opportunity to review their exclusive book for twins! It's called Who Loves Me? As you can see from the cover below, the "Me" is replaced by the names of your twins!
Tonia Tomlin is a mother of twin girls, as well as one of the country's preeminent organization experts! She is the founder and president of Sorted Out, an organizing service that offers a wide range of consulting and organizing services geared toward helping clients conquer disorganization. And she is also a sought-after media guest, and has been featured in numerous local, regional, and national media print and broadcast media outlets, including HGTV's Mission Organization. Click to read the rest of this entry
Sometimes, the siblings of twins feel ignored or unimportant because multiples get so much attention! But a series of children's books by Paris Morris can show kids that having twin siblings is something to get excited about. There are three books in Morris' twins series:
I'm Having Twins!
Paris is three years old when she finds out that her mommy has two babies in her tummy! Naturally, Paris has a lot of questions. Will she have to share her room and her toys with the twins? And what should their names be? Paris has a great time at the baby shower and even hanging out with Mom when she's on bedrest. Paris even gets to feel the babies move inside Mommy's tummy! The big day soon arrives, and Paris knows she's going to be the best big sister ever!
My Twins Are Coming Home Click to read the rest of this entry
CONTEST CLOSED. Congratulations to the winner: Lion and Tiger, submitted by lsipes!
TwinsTalk is celebrating Halloween and the Fall Harvest with a Photo Contest! Do you have an adorable picture of your multiples in their Halloween costumes? Or how about a picture of them at the pumpkin patch or on a hayride?
TwinsTalk and Double Up Books would love to see your best photo! It can be from this year or years past. To submit your photo, just go to http://twinstalk.com/twinspics, sign in, and upload your photo. (If you have any trouble uploading your entry, please send your picture and username to susan [at] twinstalk [dot] com.) Click to read the rest of this entry
It's really tough to find books about twins written for ages 9-13. So, I was very excited to come across two terrific ones. And they're written by twin authors: Julia DeVillers and Jennifer Roy! Here's a description of these fantastic books:
There's one word I hear over and over again from parents of twins and multiples ... CHAOS! Once those beautiful kids arrive, your house instantly goes from calm and serene to chaotic and crazy! So, how can you organize your new life in such a way as to return to a state of (almost) calm? Click to read the rest of this entry