Guest Author - Secola Edwards
Thank you for visiting Bella Online. My name is Julixa Newman, and I am the editor of the twins site. As a mother of four children, most recently twin girls, I understand completely the trials and tribulations that come with multiple parenthood. I wholeheartedly believe that sharing my experiences raising children of such different ages can serve as a tool to all who read about them. I am a firm believer that preparation is imperative to keeping oneself mentally and physically healthy when it comes to being a parent. If my experiences and writings can help at least one person become more prepared, more organized, or even more relaxed as a parent, then I am happy to have written what I have been through.
My articles will cover a wide array of subjects. I like to discuss many of the basics of parenting during all stages of childhood. Discussing such topics as what to expect with twin pregnancies, to being an organized parent at all stages, I aim to help parents see the forest through the trees during each parental phase; and not focus so much on the stress of the tasks at hand. I think that too many parents get caught up in the stress of the routine so much, that "getting through the day" becomes too prevalent instead of enjoying the moment. Having twins only makes it worse-leading to depression, fatigue and even resentment. My articles and anecdotes will usually have a light, sometimes humorous tone to try to keep tired Mothers of Multiples (M.O.M.s) entertained while I try to enlighten everyone.
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