Westgate Multiple Birth Association

Meagan and Michael have 2.5 year old twin boys.

What is your favourite activity with the the family pre-iso times?

Travelling down the great Ocean Road, stopping at random places also visiting friends in Barwon Heads for barbeques and beach hangs. And now in iso? Bike riding and visiting diff places with our one hour. Beach, botanical gardens, Newport Lakes.

What is the first thing you do once the kids are in bed for the night? (Hallelujah!)

We don’t often eat with the twins yet so we have dinner once they go to sleep and then we have a chat about all the things and sometimes watch a show together… also wine, we drink wine!

Do you have a multiples parenting hack you’d like to share?

Things change SO much, so as much as routines are essential, I think just day by day is how I tackle things. I have two very loud, wild, rambunctious boys, one day one is teething and the next day the other is, so you just have to rolllll with it. But more literally, I’m all about buying TWO of everything. They learn to share at 2ish BUT twins will fight over everything, so having two of things saves many an argument!


Zoe and Nathan have four children – Maya 12; Evie 5; Toby and Jude 4.

What is your favourite activity with the the family pre-iso times?

In pre-ISO times we loved heading up to Logan reserve and the beach at Altona.  We would stop and get a drink from a nearby café and hang out at the park, playground or beach for hours.  Altona is such a great community and we would always run into other families from school or childcare and the kids would have a great time. 

Currently, the kids and I are staying in northern NSW so we are fortunate not to be living through the stage 4 restrictions, however during ISO 1.0 we loved going for our local walks.  We would go down to the beach to play in the sand or around the neighbourhood collecting interesting leaves, sticks and rocks.

What is the first thing you do once the kids are in bed for the night? (Hallelujah!)

Once the kids are in bed for the night, the first thing I do is take 10 minutes to lie flat on my back and breathe! Then get up, do the dishes, laundry, cleaning and so on.  I’ll usually listen to a podcast or watch Netflix whilst I do all that stuff though, it makes the time pass faster!

Do you have a multiples parenting hack you’d like to share?

Get involved with your multiples community as much as you can.  There is nothing better than meeting or chatting to another family with multiples so you can eye roll together at all the parents of singletons complaining about how tired they are!