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| by Diana Farid

Getting on the Roller Coaster

I'm not here to talk to you about fashion, but rather to take you through the roller coaster ride of being a mother of twins without a nanny. My posts will highlight the important milestones, not in the sense of providing you with motherly rules, but rather share a heart-to-heart talk with you about how it really feels like to be a mother. It's not all about burdens as you may assume nor all joyful as well. It's really like a roller coaster; it has its ups and downs. Sometimes you will feel ultimate joy, other times you will encounter fear, surprise and all different kinds of overwhelming feelings. In my Twin Mummy’s Diaries, I will take you through the ride and hopefully be able to help you with some useful tips while taking care of your kids.

Let me introduce myself, I'm proudly a mother of two and a half year old twins; Kareem and Nadine. No words can ever describe my feelings when I found out I was pregnant with twins. To be honest, I felt more scared than happy. I thought that my first maternity journey will be double the hassle and effort. This was the day when I took a first row seat in the roller coaster, which I'm still on by the way.

As challenging as it sounds, it can be manageable if you have the patience and some tips that make your life easier. It took me quite a long time to figure out that having twins can be fun and not only a burden. Choosing not to have a nanny and being away from my home country made it even more challenging. Many times I would burst into tears or just go crazy. But lately, I discovered that things can be under control; I either have fun with it or just keep on complaining forever. I'm not saying it is easy, I'm not saying it's simple, but it can definitely get a lot better if you have a more positive attitude.

It's very thrilling that I finally decided to share all my thoughts, my experience and my tips on how tough and challenging it is to raise twin babies, but more importantly how you can manage to make it much more fun. I'll be sharing with you the tips pretty soon, which will be helpful for all young mothers out there and even to myself. It's all about the tips, real life examples and some insights! For now I'll leave you with a quote that summarizes my two years of experience so far: “Motherhood is difficult but rewarding”…

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Tags: Mothers  Mum-to-be  Arab women  Women  Inspiring women