Local author, Megan Woolsey, has co-edited another book in the Multiples Illuminated series with the goal of supporting parents in the unique position of raising twins, triplets, and more. Megan Woolsey has lived in Cameron Park for 14 years, where she has raised, along with her husband, triplets and singleton daughter. Multiples Illuminated: Life with Twins and Triplets, The Toddler to Tween Years, the second book in the Multiples Illuminated anthology series, will be published on National Twins Day, August 4. Multiples Illuminated, a community created by two parents of triplets and twins respectively, Megan Woolsey and Alison Lee, published its first book on multiples in 2016. The new book, like its predecessor, will feature essays from 21 writers from all walks of life and varying perspectives on parenting twins and triplets. This book in the series moves beyond pregnancy and a babyhood, to thought-provoking essays about the dynamic relationship between multiples from the ages of two to twelve, how to encourage individuality in multiples, and navigating the school years.
“There are very few books available today that offer support and guidance for parents raising multiples in the toddler to tween age group, so we feel that it is important for us to support this community through the humorous and heartfelt essays in our latest book,” said Megan Woolsey, Co-editor.
Dr. Joan A. Friedman, a gifted psychotherapist and author of Emotionally Healthy Twins: A New Philosophy for Parenting Two Unique Children and The Same but Different: How Twins Can Live, Love, and Learn to Be Individuals, geared toward educating twins and their families about twins’ emotional needs, writes the foreword for the anthology.
“The beauty of reading this wonderful collection of stories in this second anthology of Multiples Illuminated is the sharing of our unique family experiences. When I speak as a ‘twin expert,’ I qualify my remarks by emphasizing that no parenting philosophy should espouse the notion that ‘one size fits all,’” says Friedman in the book’s foreword.
Co-editor, Alison Lee, adds, “This book is for, and by, families of multiples. In publishing this book, we hope to share our experiences, not just with parents of twins and triplets; we want to show that as much as raising multiples is unique, there are plenty of universal commonalities with other families. Families of multiples are often asked, ‘how do you do it?’ We hope that Multiples Illuminated: Life with Twins and Triplets, the Toddler to Tween Years, gives them the answer.”