Monday, February 4, 2013

Thank you, thank you, thank you and good-bye

Jonathan in blue; Matthew in red
I'm a few days late, but I have a special gift to offer our twins for their sixth birthday.
I am officially ending this blog.
For more than five years - since they were nine months old -- I have used stories about Matthew and Jonathan to illustrate more universal issues involving identical twins.
Sometimes, I've simply focused on my little guys in blog posts. Other times, I have not mentioned Jonathan and Matthew at all.
But I believe the time has come to respect their privacy.
This blog has attracted more page views than I had ever imagined possible. That tells me people crave information about identical twins whether they are raising them; involved in their care or education; or are identical twins themselves.
For that reason, I am glad that I did this.
The lack of information about raising identical twins is the force that drove me to establish this blog in the first place. I hope I have helped someone along the way by making things a little clearer, a little less frightening, a little more exciting or even just a little more interesting. 
Though I will create no new posts, this blog will remain.
So if you have any questions, please comment here and I will get back to you no matter how many years have passed.
Thank you so very much for reading, following and commenting.
I have learned much along the way from readers, interviewees, identical siblings, and people who are simply interested in those who share DNA. Our boys have grown tremendously since I started this blog and so have we. Good-byes have always been hard for me, but here is it:
Good-bye and thank you.
It's been loads and loads of fun.
Thank you so very much.


Anonymous said...

Even though I don't have twins, I've always enjoyed your insights. Thank you!

Twinsmom said...

Thank you! That's very sweet.

Sarah said...

Thank you for writing this blog, I'll miss it! My identical twin boys are 28 months old and your posts always give me something to think about.

Melissa said...

Thanks very much for your blog, I came across it when I was going through a tough time with my ID boys. (They are about 4months younger than yours). Funny how lives can run in parallel on opposite sides of the world. Best of luck in the future! and thanks again for your insight and the comfort it has brought to me, I have always read with interest.

Twinsmom said...

Thanks so much for your kind words Sarah and Lis! I plan to keep the old posts up for at least a few years. Hopefully, they'll help someone else who is as terrified as I was to hear, "Congratulations! Here's Baby A and here's Baby B!"

Leslie Goldman said...

Hi there,
I'm a writer with working on a story about twins and I'd love to chat with you about the experience of being told you were having fraternal twins...who ended up being identical. Can you email me at Thanks! Leslie