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2nd July 2019

Parents urged to reach out and seek help during Twins, Triplets and More Week
Life with two or more babies can be challenging for some parents and Tamba is here to help.
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26th June 2019

Question time with... 4 year old twins
Ever wondered what the best job in the world is according to a 4 year old? Or where they think babies come from? We asked twins, Mia and Parker, all the important life questions.
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19th June 2019

Improve maternity/paternity pay for parents of multiples
We’re delighted to be supporting twin mum Stevie Lauren who has started a campaign to improve maternity/paternity pay for mums and dads raising multiples.
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18th June 2019

Are your babies names in the top 100 popular names?
Ever wondered how popular your babies’ names are? Ever wondered how popular your babies’ names are?
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14th June 2019

Remembering babies and children together
Last Sunday was a beautiful morning for the second memorial meet-up of the Tamba Bereavement Support Group (BSG).
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13th June 2019

10 funny bedtime excuses from out twins and triplets
In an ideal world, your little ones would run to bed happily, give you a kiss goodnight and be fast off within 5 minutes… there’s no harm in dreaming.
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10th June 2019

What they don't tell you about being a parent of twins, triplets or more
Being a parent is a hard job. The pay is rubbish, the hours are long and there’s no such thing as a break. BUT, it is the best, most fulfilling job you will ever have
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5th June 2019

Quads on the cobbles
If you’re an avid Coronation Street fan, you may be aware that the popular character, Gemma Winter, is about to find out that she’s expecting more than one baby.
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2nd June 2019

Life with twins, as sung by Craig David
You did it! Another half term successfully completed with your twins, triplets or more. Here’s 7 days of half term – to be sung to the tune of 7 days by Craig David…
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29th May 2019

How to answer strangers' comments about twins and triplets
Parents of twins or more have perfected the responses to those weird and wonderful questions you get while out and about with your babies.
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26th May 2019

How to make the most of your antenatal check-ups
Finding out you are pregnant with twins, triplets or more can be a big surprise - here are some tips to help you get the most out of your antenatal check-ups.
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20th May 2019

My Hospital Bag Checklist
Let’s face it, you have too many things to remember so to help you out, we’ve come up with a list of items you might want in your hospital bags. 
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17th May 2019

12 times Disney villains summed up life as a parent
They might be the bad guys in the films but even the Disney villains can bring a bit of humour to parenting.
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6th May 2019

What we want to tell our twins or triplets...
The sun is shining,  it doesn’t happen much in the UK so don’t take it for granted. Here's what we want to tell our children.
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4th May 2019

7 Star Wars quotes for parents of twins, triplets or more
Today is May the Fourth (be with you) or Star Wars Day if you’re a fan like us. To celebrate we’ve come up with some Star Wars quotes.
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30th April 2019

Why parents of twins or more are amazing
We’re here to tell you why, as a parent of twins, triplets or more, you’re smashing it!
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24th April 2019

11 extra positives to having twins, triplets or more
It can be quite a shock when you find out it’s twins or more. It is totally normal to feel worried so we’ve come up with lots of positives to help get you excited for their arrival.
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22nd April 2019

11 funny parenting quotes that sum up life perfectly
Sometimes you just need to know there is someone that relates to you. So here’s some of our favourite parenting quotes we’ve been told to help you know you’re not alone….
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20th April 2019

#NotAlone
I saw you today. You didn’t see me. You didn’t know I watched you as I passed you by. But I saw you.
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15th April 2019

What type of Mum are you?
Mums….it takes all sorts. Can you relate to this blog by twins.and.a.tortoise? Do all mummy friends fall into these groups?! 
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12th April 2019

6 things parents of twins or more know about soft play
Before kids, we were oblivious to the wonders of soft play. But as parents we know that 'distinct smell' all too well...
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9th April 2019

Tamba's Volunteer Day 2019
This year's volunteer day gave us the chance to pay tribute to everyone's passion and hard work in supporting families.
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6th April 2019

How Tamba is improving maternity care for twins, triplets and more
We’re so excited as today we can share with you the brilliant results from our three-year Maternity Engagement Project.
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4th April 2019

6 laughable things that are said to parents of twins or more
Colleagues, friends, even strangers, as parents of twins, triplets or more we hear some pretty ridiculous things
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28th March 2019

Why we're running for our twins...
Four amazing Tamba supporters are putting their best feet forward for our charity when they run the Virgin London Marathon.
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19th March 2019

Cheesy Charity Challenges
We want to say a huge thank you to Kelly and the team at Rubber Cheese for raising more than £12,000 for Tamba's Bereavement Support Group.
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18th March 2019

11 Photos that sum up life with twins or more...
Getting one to smile at the camera… tough. All at the same time… impossible!
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17th March 2019

A twin Dad's TTTS motivation
Ben wanted to support Tamba after his identical twin girls Isla and Jemima had a tough start in life arriving 11 weeks early because of TTTS.
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16th March 2019

What mums of twins or more really want for Mother's Day
While we’re not going to be disappointed with a lovely bunch of flowers, some chocolates or a cute handmade card, there are a few things that would make the day absolutely perfect.
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11th March 2019

9 Times Disney gave us unrealistic parenting expectations
Don't get us wrong we love being parents of twins or more... but we're not sure we were prepared for how hard it can be at times! Disney made life look so easy!
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7th March 2019

7 Books quotes that parents of twins, triplets or more will love
World Book Day. A day to celebrate wonderful books, encourage kids to read and an excuse to dress up as their favourite book characters!.
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4th March 2019

Things you get used to with pre-teen twins and triplets
Our kids are growing up. But they still need us.  A cuddle and a plaster used to make everything better. But now...
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27th February 2019

Offering a Helping Hand from across the pond
A volunteer who continues to support Tamba despite living in New York has won an award in recognition of her unstinting efforts to help families in crisis
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26th February 2019

Once upon a time... you found out it was twins
Once upon a time, you were thinking how nice it would be to have a baby. Then one day the stork turns up with not one, but two babies!
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22nd February 2019

Raising twin toddlers? It's like an episode of Britain's Got Talent
The Whack-a-Mole Mum gives us a break down of a special episode, otherwise known as the twin parent life...
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21st February 2019

Cash boost for Northern Ireland twin clubs
We’re so pleased to announce that twin clubs in Northern Ireland have received a cash boost, thanks to The National Lottery Community Fund.
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17th February 2019

Twins' memory provides my motivation
I am currently in the midst of training for the London marathon. I am so excited and it’s only 12 weeks away... 
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14th February 2019

Reminders for parents of twins, triplets or more
It’s emotional, stressful, overwhelming but oh so lovely to be a parent of twins, triplets or more and sometimes parents just need a little reminder that they’ve got this. 
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11th February 2019

9 Reasons to love being a parent of twins and triplets
Sometimes, it can be tough being a parent of twins or multiples, but it is also hugely rewarding.
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6th February 2019

TWINS and a FA Cup clean sheet. What a night for Joe Day!
Joe Day had a busy night when his wife welcomed twins during his FA Cup game against Middlesbrough.
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2nd February 2019

Top tips from one twin parent to another
From one parent to another, we promise it gets easier! Here are our favourite top tips that parents of multiples have shared.
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31st January 2019

Get your twins to bed in 'only' 47 steps
"I'm not tired", "I need to pee" ... As parents, we hear it all but we've narrowed the bedtime routine down to 'only' 47 steps!
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30th January 2019

Twins with different dads
One of our trustees has been hitting the headlines this week with his incredible, heart-warming story.
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26th January 2019

Bros: After the Screaming Stops
If you haven’t seen this fascinating documentary by now, where have you been?
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25th January 2019

Tamba's Top 5 Twinline topics
Did you know that Tamba is not just here for you in a crisis, we are a supportive voice at the end of the phone.
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21st January 2019

Celebrities you didn't realise have twins
Sure, you knew Beyonce and Jay-Z welcomed twins in 2017, but what about the other celebs that joined our special club?
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19th January 2019

NHS staff praise Maternity Engagement programme
Tamba’s Maternity Unit Engagement Programme ensures mums expecting twins or more, are treated in line with NICE guidelines
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18th January 2019

7 Winnie the Pooh quotes all parents of twins & triplets should read
To celebrate Winnie the Pooh day, we’ve found some of Pooh’s wise old words that are perfect for parents
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14th January 2019

Why it's so great to have twins or triplets
When you first find out it’s twins, triplets or more it can feel like quite a shock but there’s lots of reasons to be excited.
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10th January 2019

How to prepare twins and triplets for starting school
If you’re wondering what you can do to get your twins, triplets or more ready for school, look no further. Here's some top tips...
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10th January 2019

Statistics show twin and triplet births are historically high
The latest figures from ONS showing twin and triplet births have been released and we've analysed the data.
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8th January 2019

8 Important tips for a new parent of twins, triplets or more
What was the best tip you were given when you found out it was twins or more? We've come up with 8 important ones.
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3rd January 2019

6 reasons why multiple parent friendships are the best!
Friendships rock. And let’s face it, multiples parent friendships rock on! Who’s got your back more when you’re having a bad day with the twins – a fellow twin mum or dad, that’s who!
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2nd January 2019

8 things you don't have time for when you're a parent of twins or more
Having ‘spare time’ is something that pretty much goes out of the window when you are parents of twins, triplets, or more. There are so many things you used to take for granted.
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