THIS is a cross-post from Ready for Ten, where I'm editor and where lots of marvellous bloggers write about life with kids aged six to nine.
We have a twice weekly 'best of the web' post and this week one of these has been about multiple birth families. I hope you find some of the links here useful and that you can check out the bloggers mentioned and perhaps add any details of who I've missed.
I also hope you can check out Ready for Ten in general as it's a lively fun site with some great writing from the likes of Deb, Rosie, Ellen, Liz, Joanne, lovely Jo, Ian, another lovely Jo, Tim, Maggie, Kath, Alice, Cathy, Keris, Camilla, Ursula, Jane and Jan.
This is a follow up post to Sophie's round up of resources for anyone tackling the sometimes tricky relationships between brothers and sisters.
Anyone seeking guidance on the unique challenges having multiple birth children of this age can bring can join Tamba, the Twins and Multiple Births Association, which has a brilliant online forum as well as a network of experts who can help with issues arising such as sibling rivalry or concerns about confidence or self esteem. Another wonderful resource is the website Twinsclub.co.uk which has hugely popular support boards and lots of articles written by parents for parents.
Ready for Ten contributor Ursula Hirschkorn has a brilliant blog, Four down mum to go, which reflects on the reality of how younger twins can fit in with the rest of the family. On the NHS Choices website, as well as features about babies and toddlers, you can also find useful and brilliantly researched information about multiple myths and twins in school.
Double the fun for bloggers
The British Mummy Bloggers group also has a section for parents of multiple birth children. And while many of its members have younger children, there's plenty of mutual understanding and empathy on offer, whatever your children's age.
Heather at Young and Younger carried a multiple births carnival which made for interesting reading and fellow blogger Marianne Woolley is set to welcome guest posters at the third Multiples Mayhem carnival on October 25.
Emily at More than Just a Mother recently posted about the age old thorny question of assumptions people make about twins.
Mum of triplets and home educator Grit has a fantastic blog, packed full of inspiration for creativity and individuality.
There are oodles more blogging mums and dads, please do add your favourites in the comments. Here's a massive list from 2008.
You can read the rest of this post over at Ready for Ten.
And if you have any suggestions for further 'best of the web' topics, do let us know!