When twin mom Katelyn Halko entered the life of chaos that comes with twins, she needed to find a way to get the twin boys' brother to relate to the newest addition to the family. With that as goal, supermom Katelyn was able to create the cute childrens book Two Boring Twin Brothers. How awesome is that?
We interviewed Katelyn to learn about her inspiration and journey. Read on to learn about her top three advice for other twin parents, her thoughts on the twin bond and more about her book Two Boring Twin Brothers.
WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT INSPIRED YOUR BOOK?
My name is Katelyn Halko. I've lived in Madison, WI for the last 5 years, Chicago for 10 years before that, and come from a small town in central Illinois. I taught 4th grade while in Chicago, moved to Madison pregnant, and decided to stay home with my firstborn son.
Right as I was getting restless and ready to go back to teaching, I discovered I was pregnant with identical twins, which put my teaching plans back on hold.
The first year of the twins' life was a whirlwind. My oldest has always been a very sensitive person and really took it hard going from an only child with a stay-at-home mom, to a big brother to two boys. He has always related to books and I sought out a lot of different "new baby" books to find one he would relate to.
However, none of them really grasped the chaos of what it is to have TWO screaming babies, or a mom that's balancing feeding two babies, or just the amount of NOISE that comes with two babies. As the year progressed, I started to realize the need for a book like this and was inspired to provide just that. Two Boring Twin Brothers was born.
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PART OF YOUR BOOK TWO BORING TWIN BROTHERS?
WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE MOST SPECIAL ABOUT THE TWIN BOND?My twins' bond has been a really special thing to watch. From the moment they were born, they've been a comfort to each other. We'd sleep them next to each other and they'd snuggle and hold hands. They've been best buddies their whole lives and, at only two years old, they know the little ways to make the other one laugh.
WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE TO OTHER TWIN MOMS ABOUT RAISING TWINS?
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Twinning Store is a fashion store for twins by twin sisters K & E with products for men, women, girls, boys, toddlers and babies. We are based out of Los Angeles. You can read more about us here.
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