The Importance of Family Routines

Why are family routines so important to children?

Every family needs routines. They help to organize life and keep it from becoming too chaotic. Children do best when routines are regular, predictable, and consistent.

One of a family’s greatest challenges is to establish comfortable, effective routines, which should achieve a happy compromise between the disorder [...]

7 Steps to Make Your Family Safe

Safer in 7 – tips from our friends at Family Voices and Safe Kids USA

Jiggle your kid’s car seat. If it moves more than 1 inch at the base, tighten it up.
Secure furniture and TVs. Mount flat screens and keep bulky-style TVs on a low and stable base.
Check smoke and CO alarms. Replace devices every [...]

An Embryo Donation Story – By Treika Morgret

In honor of Mother’s day this month, we are featuring articles from some of our volunteers about various aspects of motherhood.

“Are you sure you want to do this?” the nurse on the phone asked me. “Yes,” I said tearfully. I was filling out the paperwork to donate our eleven remaining embryos and had called with [...]

Dealing with Crisis in a Multiple Birth Family

Lorraine Healy, LiCSW  Clinical Social Worker  and mother of triplets born 5/95 gives us tips on helping our family after a crisis. 

As a mother of triplets, I have experienced the joys of parenting in multiple.  Unfortunately, in times of crisis, the stress is also multiplied.  Healthcare professionals unanimously identify how expecting to get better fuels [...]

Rebounding from a Disaster

There is much to do after experiencing a flood, fire, tornado or hurricane. It may feel overwhelming. Here are some practical tips from families that have experienced a disaster to help you get back on your (many) feet!

After taking care of your immediate needs: medical care, shelter, food and water it is time to look [...]

Does Parenting Multiples Ever Get Easier?

Whether your children are babies or grown, many parents ask “Does parenting multiples ever get easier?” Maureen A. Doolan Boyle, MOST Executive Director, gives her thoughts to this often asked question.

 

 

 

What is the MOST unusual Mother’s Day gift you requested or received?

So that Mother’s Day after going to Mass and having a wonderful breakfast at our local diner instead of going home we piled into the Suburban and went to the dermatologist. (It seems weird even to write [...]

At 3-yrs-old: Evienne if finally coming home but... she needs a van!

Evienne, an identical triplet, was born in April 2009 and is finally coming home from the hospital. What a great 3rd birthday gift! However, among her many needs the family will now require a custom van. With an extended van, the family can have it adapted to allow Evienne to finally be with her sisters! Can you help? [...]

Guest Blogger: Sennie- Becoming a Mom

We had prayed to have children (I had specifically prayed to have four children -I didn’t realize God would take me so literally). [...]

Putting Multiples and More Though College: One Family’s Experience

Here is one family’s story of putting 5 children through college over 10 years. Read what this family did, and their tips for college. Thank you Maureen Smilow for sharing your experience! More articles about college are coming.

Fire Exit Strategies: Plans for 2 or more children

October is Fire Safety Month. If you have school age children you may have developed an emergency exit plan with materials from the school. This article focuses on infant and toddler strategies but has tips for older siblings too. Resources in English and Spanish are at the end.  Don’t forget to change the batteries in [...]

MOST Family Carnival 2011: Photos and Thanks

The MOST Family Carnival 2011 was held in mid-June and was just perfect in every way! We had a wonderful turn out, the weather was fantastic and our sponsor was more generous than ever before with GREAT activities and gifts for EVERY member of every family! It was just an amazing day!

The Head (Coach) of the Household

One Couple’s Perspective on Life with Triplets Part 2 of 2. – Lisa and John Melish each share their perspective of changes triplets brought to their family of three. John shares his story as a stay at home dad. Last month Lisa shared her story.

Two years ago if someone told me I would be a stay [...]

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