What is TwinTuesday and why would we have a party to celebrate it?
TwinTuesday is a weekly get together (can you say par-tay?) of twin parents on twin blogs and using social media such as Twitter and Facebook. TwinTuesday was started by a twin mom (TwinHappyJen) back in Spring, 2009. In recent months, TwinTuesday activity has been dwindling because our fearless leader (Jen) has been otherwise occupied with her own busy twin life. We’ve missed our twintuesday connections — so, a couple of us decided it was time to re-activate TwinTuesday.
UPDATE November 30th: We don’t have plans for giveaways today… but be sure to touch base on twitter today for some great conversation with other twin parents. We’re working towards a big announcement for next week, though… so be sure to check back! (This post was originally from a couple of Tuesdays ago).
We’re kicking it off this week (November 16) with a blog/twitter party from 4 – 8 pm PST. Let’s see, that would be 6 – 10 pm CST and 7 – 11 pm EST (the rest of you will just have to look up your timezone on this handy timezone converter). Why such a wide range? Because twin parents are BUSY people. We wanted to offer a wide window to allow parents in many different time zones to participate — and still be able to get dinner on the table and kids off to bed.
Plan to pop in and out at your leisure. Participate when you can. This is meant to be a chance for twin parents to connect, and share the joys and challenges of parenting twins.
How can you participate this TwinTuesday?
Simply check in periodically between 4 – 8pm PST here at TwinParenthood’s blog, on Twitter (search for hashtag #twintuesday), or on TwinParenthood’s Facebook page, and answer a twin parenting question or two — or as many as you’d like. Easy-peasy!
Did I mention there will be giveaways?
To be eligible to win, you must follow us in some way. We just added Google Friend Connect – It looks pretty lonely — please be our friend! Please leave a separate comment here indicating how you follow TwinParenthood (one entry / one comment for each of the following ways): Twitter, Facebook, Google Friend Connect, TwinParenthood BigTent member.
Each time you answer a question, either here in the comments on TwinParenthood’s blog, on Twitter, or on TwinParenthood’s Facebook page, you will receive an entry to win one of the following GREAT prizes from this week’s sponsor, Stuff4Multiples!
Visit Stuff4Multiples to check out their great…stuff! and then come back leave a comment below about your favorite product from Stuff4Multiples for 2 extra entries to win.
Stuff4Multiples is giving away one of their signature twin onesie sets, available in one of 3 sizes. Why not have a sense of humor about the fact that with twins, you’ll never know “who did it” again. One says “Don’t Look at Me”, while the other says, “UH-OH”.
But Stuff4Multiples has more to giveaway! Keep track of your twins’ growth with a set of Kangarooler blankets by Kangaroo Drake . A nice, soft blanket that makes a nice keepsake to remember details of that first year forever — available in pink or blue.
Don’t have infant twins anymore? No worries — these make great shower gifts!
Winners will be selected by random drawing from all entries received by 7:59:59 pm PST, today (Tuesday, November 16, 2010). You can read the fine print (rules) on TwinParenthood’s contest rules page, here. You will be required to respond back to us within 48 hours of notification that you are a winner. Method of notification will depend on your method of entry and may be via email, direct message on twitter, mention on twitter, mention on our Facebook wall, or mention in our membership community.
Question 1: What is the best thing about having twins?
Question 2: Do twins run in your family?
Question 3: What is your favorite thing to feed your hungry beasties?
Question 4: How far apart (# of minutes) were your twins born?
Question 5: What is your “go to” sassy comeback for a snarky twin comment?
Question 6: What do you do to encourage “the twin bond” (or do you)?
Win a Piano-K self teaching piano learning game for kids by random drawing. Winner will be drawn at random from all responses received by TwinParenthood.com, Facebook, Twitter, and BigTent by 7:59:59 PST 11/16/2010. Just answer this question:
Q7: What cute “quirk” do your twins share?
Question 8: Name a celebrity that has twins.
Question 9: Do/did/will you separate your twins in school?
Question 10: Are your twins identical, fraternal, or unknown?
Update: The Giveaways are now Closed. I’d love to be able to announce the winners tonight, but I have a lot of comments to compile and validate from 4 different sites (Facebook, Twitter, TwinParenthood.com, and TwinParenthood’s BigTent group). So… thank you for your patience. I hope to post results tomorrow — but still have to manage the daily business of raising twins, too! Stay tuned. Kat.