Hello, and welcome to our community of twins, triplets and more! We started this site to support our books Multiples Illuminated: A Collection of Stories and Advice From Parents With Twins, Triplets and More, and Multiples Illuminated: Life with Twins & Triplets, The Toddler to Tween Years. We are thrilled that it has evolved into a community by and for parents of multiples. Please stay awhile and read all of our informative articles.
Multiples Illuminated was founded by Megan Woolsey and Alison Lee, both writers and mothers of multiples (triplets and twins respectively). Together, we birthed our first anthology Multiples Illuminated: A Collection of Stories and Advice From Parents With Twins, Triplets and More, featuring essays from 20 talented writers and parents of multiples. These essays tell stories of struggles with infertility, the journey with IVF and surrogacy, the struggles and triumphs of pregnancy, labor and delivery, the trials and tribulations in the NICU, and the amazing first years with multiples.
Our second anthology, Multiples Illuminated: Life with Twins & Triplets, The Toddler to Tween Years, focuses on multiples ages two to 12 years old. The second book in the series will give you a glimpse into the amazing lives of families with multiples told from the perspective of 21 parents from all walks of life and at different stages of parenting. You will find yourself feeling less alone on this incredible journey parenting multiples.
Multiples parents have a special and unique bond that tie us together. Our hope is that readers will find value and entertainment connecting with fellow parents of multiples and learning about their journey.
Megan Woolsey is a writer, entrepreneur, and mom to tweenage triplets and a 16-year-old daughter. Megan is co-editor/publisher of two anthologies entitled Multiples Illuminated, which are a collection of stories about raising twins, triplets, and more. Her writing has been featured in Fodor’s, Scary Mommy, Cosmopolitan, Woman’s Day, Redbook, The Huffington Post, BLUNTmoms, and more. Megan started an e-commerce website called Ocean Junkies (www.ocean-junkies.com), which educates people about sustainable living and is also a marketplace for plastic-free products.
Alison Lee is the co-editor of Multiples Illuminated which has published two books on twins and triplets and her essays have been published in two anthologies. She is a mother of four including boy/girl twins, a writer, an editor, and her writing has been featured extensively on various websites such as The Washington Post, Scary Mommy, The Huffington Post, Everyday Family, BonBon Break, Mamalode, Feminine Collective, and many more. Alison is also the Communications Director of Ekoru.org, a search engine that saves oceans. A vegan, she loves spending time in nature on long hikes.