Multiples Illuminated — A Warm Hug from Parents to Parents

Jackie Pick

Less than three weeks ago, the second Multiples Illuminated book came out. Like its older sibling, this book is a collection of stories, poems, and reflective journal prompts to help parents (and grandparents and friends) of multiples know they are part of a larger community, to help them find calm and humor in the chaos that is twins/trips/quads, and to cast a lifeline during those perplexing moments that only other parents of multiples can fathom.

This particular book focuses on the toddler to tween years and is probably one of the only publications of its kind. While there are a few books about being pregnant with multiples and dealing with the first year or two, there are few resources that address what happens once the children enter preschool and beyond, and the issues specific to that. Identity. Individualization. School. Friendship issues. What happens when there is an event — big…

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