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Multiples and Me: You Can Never Go Home Again

“I want to go back,” I told my husband seven years ago as we drove to the Seattle/Tacoma airport after our Fetoscopic Laser Ablation surgery that saved the lives of our twin boys. It felt like the previous 96 hours were a dream. We lived through a life or death situation and, until we knew that everything was ok, it felt like time crept slowly…

Nine Going on 30…Going on 6: Asynchronous Development in Gifted Children

My now-9-year-old daughter spoke her first words when she was 4 months old. She looked up at the sky, pointed to the moon, and said, “Moon.” She was drawing at 9 months and forming complete sentences reflecting her wishes and observations of the world before her first birthday. My daughter was also an intuitive naturalist. The developmental…

Multiples and Me: The Deeper Issues of Multiples in the Classroom

After deciding on the make and model of double stroller, the second biggest question facing parents of multiples is whether or not to split up their multiples when they reach school age. On the one hand, parents don’t want to send their children into new environments without the child’s sibling, who is often their best friend(s). Multiples…

Dance, Magic Dance

I love to dance. Lindy Hop Swing is my favorite, but I enjoy all kinds of dancing and so do my kids. Nothing can beat the doldrums of a monotonous day for my kids and me like a spontaneous freeze dance game. I also love the environment of dances. Swing dances at the Mercury Café or the Turnverein in Denver have an air of the 1940s with pressed…