Talent Search for Multiples!

Matters of Muliples and Multiple Birth Awareness month

Hosts: Judee Sunderland and Gillian Norrie Celebrate and Share the Joy!
Talent Search for Multiples - in the United States. Help create an awareness!

Want to be in a Make Over Show! - Hey Multiples and Multiple Moms, do you know of 17-18yr identical triplet girls?- Help us in our search!. Contact us on Face Book or email us at mattersofmultiples - We are working with a national talk show host to find identical triplet girls for a segment in NY. It will be fun and exciting!!!!.

A make over show, the segment is coming up fast!, Tell friends and family!. We really appreciate it fans. Listen Now and learn more!

We want to hear from you!- Always Share your photos, links and events on with Matters of Multiples with flickr, be a fan on Facebook or listen to (mom) episodes on itunes and podcast alley.

 
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Episode 22: Dental Health and your children

mom-podcast 22Hosts: Judee Sunderland and Gillian Norrie

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Dental Health and your children

In this podcast - we discuss ”Dental Health and your children” We know moms out there  have been asking us when we were going to have a dental care expert on the show and now we have.

We interviewed James B. Gray, DMD, PC. Dr. James B. Gray practices in Roswell, Georgia. From the spacious modern open concept and of course friendly office atmosphere- where children’s smiles cover the walls throughout. Dr. Gray and team made us feel at ease. Creating Smiles.net Dr. Gray’s practice handles special orthodontic needs such as braces, headgear, retainers, and more.

Dr. James discusses dental health in a basic forms - For Moms of young ones, when is the time to do dental health?- a child’s oral health and proper hygiene begins at what age?. First visit or teeth cleaning?- xrays. What about pacifiers?. There are so many questions for moms and parents.

We know It all seems like a big mystery when your child goes to the dentist. It’s the only appt. when you are not next to your child or children the entire time. We are trying to take the mystery out and give you the information all Moms are wanting to know.

Judee and I discuss all dental health with Dr. Gray asking questions for all stages of a child’s growth- When do they start losing teeth?, Dental and Gum health? – Flossing /Rinses, Fluoride, Mouth Guards and Sports? tooth brushes, spinning/not spinning -Braces?- what kind- seems like each dentist prefers different kinds?

We hope this helps answer some of your dental questions - if you have more please tweet us and we would be happy to pass them along to Dr. Gray or contact Dr. Gray and his practice directly at CreatingSmiles.net

CreatingSmiles.net is a proud sponsor of this podcast. CreatingSmiles.net is committed to providing you with the highest quality of care. With every effort to ensure that your visit with them is a comfortable and informative experience.

Dr Gray’s practice qualifications are in the design, application and control of corrective appliances bringing teeth, lips and jaws into proper alignment for optimal facial balance. Their goal is to provide patients with the highest standard of treatment and an enjoyable experience.

We would love to hear from you!. Matters of Multiples fans and listeners follow us on Twitter@multiplesmoms.

A special shout out to our Face Book Fans and Twitter followers -yeh!, thanks for listening. Thank you Multiple Moms!. Make sure to share your photos with Matters of Multiples on our flickr community and on Facebook. We would love to see and hear from you!

 
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Episode 21: Family Time…is there enough time?

mom-podcast-21Hosts: Judee Sunderland and Gillian Norrie

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Family Time…is there enough time?

In this podcast - we discuss ” Family Time”
We know moms out there - you can get very busy, Dad’s too! - so busy that you don’t have time to spend with your family?.

Sure you drive your kids here or there for sports, make them dinner, help them with their home work, tell them bedtime stories - but are you spending time with them talking, sharing thoughts-ideas, and having Mom and Dad together with the kids, “the family unit” - that is the best!!!

Judee and I both know during the week is very hard with everyone’s schedules, weekends are easier to have everyone get together - We have gotten so busy that we actually schedule family time - to do something together as a unit. Something we can all share and have fun as a family- just us, no friends of the boys or extended family. Bike ride, bar-b-que and cooking, planting, gardening, roller blading- seeing a cool movie- traveling together somewhere different.

We all know- holidays you get together, but it’s not the same- usually involves extended family and it’s not as focused on the unit and there really is the The Importance Of “Family Time”. With family time - It’s a great time to to build deeper relationships within your family.

Passing on family values in your children building a stronger family unit is essential now a days/ with so many distractions - tv, phone, computers- DS’s, games etc…

It’s important to take some time to laugh and be silly with your child. Laughing can help in hard times and difficult times. With the ever growing demands from school, jobs, and extracurricular activities, family fun can sometimes get lost or forgotten.

Judee and I have put together some tips we have used to help remind us to create more time with the family. Check out our Family Time Tips. We are not experts, but we wanted to share and talk about how just a little quality family time can be so important and rewarding!. On some level it says “I love you all” spending and sharing time with you!, is the best.

We have even noticed some web sites, facebook pages and other organizations encouraging family time and activities together.

Here are a few we have highlighted.
I Love Spending Time with my Family [facebook page]
A wikiHow to spend time with your family [ideas]
eHow Family Fun Time [ideas]
Stouffer’s Let’s Fix Dinner [challenge to have meals together]
Family Day - A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children [ideas]

Hope our tips and show help and inspire you! - Make sure you share your own family time ideas, photos and tips with us on Twitter@multiplesmoms.

A special shout out to our Face Book Fans and Twitter followers -yeh!, thanks for listening. Thank you Multiple Moms! - especially Barbara with newborn Twin Boys!- thanks for following and Listening, we do this for moms like you!

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MOMS tips for “Family Time”

As both Moms of Triplets we know how difficult it is to co-ordinate “Family Time”. I know during the week is very hard, weekends are easier. That’s why we wanted to share our MOMS tips for “Family Time” with you!

I know in our own family we have gotten so busy that we actually schedule family time - to do something together as a unit. Something we can all share + have fun as a family- just us, no friends of the boys or extended family.

We are not experts, but we wanted to share and talk about how just a little quality family time can be so important and rewarding!

  1. Avoid Overscheduling - Be realistic about family activities and commitments and avoid taking on too much.  Running from activity to activity or being buried in too many commitments leaves no time for family time and having fun.
  2. Try New Things - Add some spice to your family life and enjoy the family fun and adventure of trying new things.  Sometimes all it takes is a change to the traditional habits and routines for families to learn to laugh again.
  3. Learn from Other Families - Watch and learn how other families add family fun into their lives.  Use their laughter as inspiration to create your own family fun.
  4. Make it a Priority - Avoid the pitfalls of “too much work and no play” by making family fun and family time a priority.

Hope this inspires you! - to make your “Family Time” fun and part of your lives! - just a little quality family time can be so important and rewarding!

April 2010 is Multiple Awareness Month

Matters of Muliples and Multiple Birth Awareness month

Hosts: Judee Sunderland and Gillian Norrie Celebrate and Share the Joy!
April 2010 - Multiple Birth Awareness month in the United States. Help create an awareness!

April marks the second annual Multiple Birth Awareness Month in the United States—a time to increase awareness about the issues facing families of multiple birth children and ways family, friends, professionals, and organizations can support them.Sponsored by the National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs Inc., TWINS Magazine and Fetal Hope Foundation.

The most recent birth statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are from 2006. In that year, the twin birth rate was 137,085—more than twice the number reported for 1980 (68,339). Additionally, there were 6,118 triplets, 355 quadruplets and 67 quintuplets births in 2006. With an increase in multiple births comes an increased concern about the health and well being of those children, and the issues faced by their parents.

Multiple births in general are on the rise. With increased births, comes an increased concern regarding the health and well being of multiple birth children. (source CDC)

Bring and share awareness of this special Month with local support clubs, educators, medical professionals and media personnel across the country.

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