A raw look at life as a first time Mother of twins and other observations. I blog about working from home, fighting infertility, and being over-involved with my twins 3 year old girls.

Kerry is a winner of Top 25 Moms of Multiples - 2013

Between getting kids dressed, fed and out the door on time mornings can be hectic! What tips do you have for making morning routines easier?

Preparation! Coffee ready, bags packed, lunches, snacks or breakfast ready. Good communication with my husband and letting the girls know what's going on and what is expected of them always helps.
The biggest thing that slows me down is showering in the am but I can't wake up without one! Challenging the girls to get dressed or at least eat their breakfast while I am in the shower helps. they are 4 now and really good at helping. Luckily I don't work out of the house so my mornings are flexible.

People often say twins and other multiples have an extra special bond. Has there ever been a time when you noticed an especially unique connection?

Especially unique? I'm not sure. The being able to communicate with each other when they were very young was amazing but I often wondered if it was because they are twins or just little kids all learning to talk so they understand each others babble.
They certainly comfort and stick up for each other when hurt- emotionally or physically unless of course they are the ones doing the hurting.
They are best friends, there is no doubt about that!

What are your tips for celebrating joint birthday parties?

While we only celebrate with one big party we have 2 cakes and sing happy birthday to each. I also decorate with each of their favorites like tons of pink balloons for L and tons of orange for H.
The morning of their birthday we give them each a special gift also. Right now they like celebrating together but when they are older, if they want, I will certainly throw them separate parties. their birthday is Dec 22 so not only do they have to share a birthday with each other but they basically share it with Christmas as well. And everyone needs a little special love at least once a year:)

How did you choose your children's names?

Kerry Bergeman

Harper Rae - girl named after Ben Harper and many great Rays (charles, lamontange, stevie) Lylla Rose- Lylla form of lillian- great aunt and rose family name and beautiful flower (i'm a gardner)
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What's the most unique or fun way to announce a pregnancy that you've seen? Please share a link with a picture if it's relevant.

Kerry Bergeman

hmmm I haven't seen anything crazy. The usual sending a text of a sonogram, baby bump, pee stick. We, however, were going through IVF, was taking years, so when our trip to New Orleans popped up I wasn't canceling. ANyway I was standing on a corner with a bunch of good friends when my nurse called (beers in everyones hand) and said you better only be being served Odouls down there! It was great news and was a blast to scream it in the streets of New Orleans!
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