As a twin and twin mom, I am in awe of triplet moms! It has to kick up the craziness a couple notches, yet this mom (@thepracheltriplets) makes it look easy. Don’t worry, she is the first to admit that it’s chaotic and that she pushes some of her to-do list off to enjoy her babies. Keep reading for a little more insight into her sweet family and definitely don’t forget to follow along on Instagram. She takes some of the cutest pictures and always has an uplifting message to go along with them.
My name is Amanda. My husband, Mike, and I have two year old triplets (my son Hayden & identical girls Sawyer & Delaney). We are from Wisconsin, and live out in the country with our 5 (yes 5) dogs!
Something fun our family enjoys: My kids love anything to do with being outdoors. We love going to parks, the zoo, and swimming. We try to soak up as much outdoor time as we can get before the brutal winter sets in.
Favorite parenting memory: One of my favorite recent memories was our trip to the zoo this summer. With 3 toddlers, it can be challenging at times to take them places. They are too young to understand they can’t run off, and we are outnumbered. We often hav eto keep them secured in strollers or their wagon so it is manageable. The zoo this summer was our first attempt at being out in public with the kids, and giving them a little more freedom to walk around. I was surprised at how well they did. Between seeing all the animals (which they LOVED) and getting to experience a little more independence, the smiles, laughs, and looks on their faces that day is something I will never forget!
Parenting tip: Be okay with the chaos. When raising kids, especially multiples, there is always something that needs to be done. Laundry that needs put away, a house that needs cleaned, meals that need made. If you stress about always getting everything done, there is no time left to just enjoy spending time with the kids. Be okay with prioritizing the to-do list. It’s ok to pull clean clothes from a laundry basket instead of the closet. They really do grow up too fast. The ‘to-do’ list can always get done later. The time you spend with them when they are little and the memories you make together are things you will never be able to get back.