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  1. How do you find the time to do a website and take care of the kids?
  2. Was it hard starting a second family after your first three kids were so much older?
  3. Did you use fertility medications to end up with triplets? 
  4. How do you do "it?"
  5. How do you not go insane?
  6. Are they all identical?
  7. Do you make any money from your book?  Is that what this website is all about?

How do you find the time to do a website and take care of the kids?

I've been writing since I learned my ABC's.  Words spill easily from my head onto paper.  Creating this website has been an ongoing process - adding a little at a time.  It takes about 30-minutes a week to add what I want to it.  I work on it while the babies are napping.  I work on it when they're in bed.  Sometimes I work on it in the middle of the night if I can't sleep.

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Was it hard starting a second family after your first three kids were so much older?

Yes and no.  It's harder now for me physically.  My energy level just isn't there, nor my agility, like it was when I was in my early 20's.  But, I have so incredibly much more patience and I enjoy being a mom now that I really have a firm understanding of how quickly they grow up.  I appreciate every little moment.  Also, I know that phases are phases with children, so I don't sweat the small stuff.  My kids, however, still throw some curve-balls at me sometimes and being a parent is always going to be a learning experience for me.

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Did you use fertility medication to end up with triplets?

Yes and no.  We did do In Vitro Fertilization in order to become pregnant.  However, we transferred only 2 embryos.  Having triplets is a gift - sort of a buy-2-get-one-free thing.   Currently nature creates identical twins, not laboratories.  Incidentally, I plan to create a page with our miraculous pregnancy and birth story eventually.  Keep checking...

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How do you do "it?"

I am asked this question more than I care to answer.  What exactly is "it?"  Mostly people shake their heads and say "I don't know how you do it," or "how on earth do you do "it?"  I'm assuming the question is referring to keeping my sanity and coordinating life with 4 tiny children.  The answer should be obvious - and ever-so-easy - I love my family and they're the single most important factor in my life.

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How do you not go insane?

I am sort of insane.  I have a sense of humor.  I know what's important in my life and try to ignore the rest.

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Are they all identical?

It's an impossibility to have identical triplets that are 2 different genders.  One egg splits - same DNA - 2 babies as a result.  That may seem like a ridiculous question, but I hear it a lot.  Here are some interesting bits of trivia about identical twins that I didn't know until I had the triplets.

Identical twins:

  • can have different colored eyes, but not different colored hair
  • can have different textures of hair - one with straight hair and the other curly
  • can look less identical than fraternal (non-identical) twins
  • can come in way different sizes from one another
  • can be mirror-image
  • are more often left-handed than in the general population
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Do you make any money from your book?  Is that what this website is all about?

My book was a self-publishing project.  I paid dearly for the illustrations and the publishing.  I have to buy all the of the copies I want, just like anyone else.  I would need to sell thousands and thousands just to break even.  So, no, I don't capitalize on my children.  I never expect to see a dime.  I wrote the book for my children.  And, I wrote the book for anyone who cares to buy it and read it.  I have an overly-active need to create through words and pictures, and my kids are my favorite topic.  It's as simple as that.

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