Double, double the trouble.
We all know there’s no one in the world quite as busy as a mum.
Except, maybe, a mum of twins, or even the mum of TWO sets of twins.
Yes. You heard right. Two sets.
Allow us to introduce you to Anne Stephens, a mothering machine who gave birth to two sets of twins in two years. (Say it really fast, ten times over, and you’ll probably be about half as frenzied as this woman was three years into parenting.)
Anne is a mother, an English Teacher, a former netball coach, the president of P&C and did all this while taking care, and living with, her elderly mother.
On the latest episode of I Don’t Know How She Does It, Anne talks to Sarah Macdonald about how she managed, and sometimes didn’t manage, four young children under two — and how she manages them now, aged 24 and 22.
So, what was the toughest time?
Ask twin-rookies like us, and we’d probably hedge our bets on the early years. Nappy-changing and energy-demanding toddlers.
Listen to Anne talk about raising her twins here. (Post continues after audio.)
But that’s why we’re the rookies. Because for Anne, it was later.