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The Sonoma County Mothers of Multiples club was founded in 1993 and is located and open to all parents of multiples that live in or around Sonoma County. The purpose of the club is to bring together expectant and current parents of multiples, provide resources for support and multiple-related needs, provide education benefits and programs concerning children and parenting, participate in research concerning multiples and/or siblings, and to provide social opportunities for members and their families.  




Meet the Current Board
President: Laura
Laura
Board Responsibilities: I run the meetings, am the official representative of the organization, and delegate tasks to the different board positions.

Funny parenting moment: Trying to tandem breastfeed both screaming twins while talking to my vet at an emergency appointment for my dog. Needless to say my vet (who thankfully is also a mom) and I are a lot closer now!

Favorite family tradition: Going around the table and saying "thank you fors" at dinner. 

If there was one mommy duty that you would never have to do again, what would it be? Cleaning up vomit

Favorite part of raising multiples: Watching their relationship with each other develop and grow.

Vice President: Sofia
Board Responsibilities: Vice President and temporary fundraiser manager (let me know if you're interested in that role!) 


Funny parenting moment:  one of the girls running around the living room while I was trying to clean up a major blowout diaper (it wasn’t that funny in the moment though!)

Favorite family tradition: Pancakes on Sunday morning

If there was one mommy duty that you would never have to do again, what would it be? Wake up in the middle of the night!


Favorite part of raising multiples: seeing how much they love their twin, they have such a special bond!


 

Secretary and Petaluma Liason: Kim

Board Responsibilities: I manage the meeting records.

Funny parenting moment: Every night my husband and I sing songs with the boys before they go to bed. We always end with the song Skidamarink. In the song you say “I love you” at the end and we always say their names. One night the boys kept singing additional verses: “I love you Mama, I love you Dada, I love you Grandma...” My husband noticed they didn’t say Papa (his dad and their grandpa) so my husband sang, “I love you Papa,” and the boys just burst out laughing uncontrollably. They just kept laughing and laughing and my husband and I laughed as well. We still don’t know why it was so funny but we love that memory we all shared together. 


Favorite family tradition: Setting up and decorating the Christmas tree. I loved this as a child and now with my own children. I can’t wait for this Christmas! We are going to surprise the boys with a train circling around the base of the Christmas tree. 


If there was one mommy duty that you would never have to do again, what would it be? Cooking dinner 


Favorite part of raising multiples: Seeing the bond between my two boys. Also, since birth my husband has had to be an equal parent helping with the boys. He can do everything child related the same as me. I don’t feel worried if I leave the house and the boys are with their dad. He’s got it covered! 


Treasurer: Monica

Board Responsibilities: I do the money. 

Funny parenting moment: my kids have started backseat driving, but they debate everything first and then tell me what to do, but it's about 5 min later.

Favorite family tradition: We've started to do road trips for Thanksgiving.

If there was one mommy duty that you would never have to do again, what would it be? Bed time

Favorite way to treat yourself: mani/ pedi

Favorite part of raising multiples: They are so cute when they're considerate of each other in ways that aren't typical.


 

Media Services: Sierra

Board Responsibilities: Create Quarterly Newsletters and Respond to Media Inquiries


Funny parenting moment: When my daughter was 2, her dad was teasing her and she said "Daddy, you are such a meatball!" We laughed, were confused, and then figured out that she meant "goofball." The term Meatball stuck though, and with the silliness that comes with twin boys on a daily basis, someone is always being a "meatball."

Favorite family tradition: Cutting down our Christmas tree at the tree farm and pulling bible verses and fun activities out of our Advent buckets each day. 


If there was one mommy duty that you would never have to do again, what would it be? Laundry


Favorite part of raising multiples: Watching them love each other so sweetly yet so fiercely.


Parliamentarian: Christina

Board Responsibilities: 
Parliamentarian, aka retired president ;0) I still actively participate on the board and offer assistance to the new president and other board and club members as needed. This will be my 4 or 5th year on the board, I've lost track, but loved every second of it. I love giving back to the club that gave me so much support. 


Funny parenting moment: funny after the fact not at all in the moment. My tots had recently discovered how to crib hop. Always ones to take things to the extreme, they trashed their room and opened all the drawers and used them as steps to climb and topple their dresser, their gigantic dresser (this was the scary part). 

Favorite family tradition: Music in the Park in the summer which includes a dance party and picnic

If there was one mommy duty that you would never have to do again, what would it be?  tempering tantrums


Favorite part of raising multiples: double the hugs and snugs



Media and Membership Admin: Jillian
Board Responsibilities: I maintain the website and send Membership numbers to National.

Funny parenting moment: Many conversations.. like this one!
Kid: “Are we going out today, Mom?”
Me, still in my jammies: “Not yet. I can’t go out like this!”
Kid: “Oh right! You actually have to look good first!”
 
Favorite family tradition: The Christmas Trap. Explanation: Christmas Eve we turn our home into a Kids vs Adults battle. After the kids go to sleep, the adults set up a noise trap of some kind between their door and the tree. A jingle bell is hung on the tree. The goal is for the kids to reach the bell without waking the adults. If they do, we open gifts when the kids want. If they don’t and they wake the adults, then they have to wait until the adults say it’s time! It can even be after lunch!!
 
If there was one mommy duty that you would never have to do again, what would it be? Diapers

Favorite part of raising multiples: The constant love

Membership Services: Vanessa

Board Responsibilities:  Membership/new member welcoming 


 
Favorite family tradition: Camping in Summer, being together for Christmas 

Favorite part of raising multiples: seeing 2 different people at the same age develop different and yet the same.




Event Coordinator and NCA Rep: Amy
Board Responsibilities: I set up group events and am the contact between SCMoM and NCA.



Favorite family tradition:  Lighting candles on the Christmas tree on Christmas Eve, which is a Finnish tradition and making Christmas morning omelettes.

If there was one mommy duty that you would never have to do again, what would it be? Wipe a butt. So tired of butt wiping...

Favorite part of raising multiples: Watching the light bulbs turn on when they figure things out and learn.

Meal Coordinator: Sarah

Board Responsibilities: I contact new MoMs and offer meal assistance during the first year with their multiples. :)

Funny parenting moment: Giving the kids their first haircuts was hysterical because it wasn't nearly as easy as it looked on YouTube. Also, "losing" my son in the house and discovering him sitting quietly in his play tent. 
 
Favorite family tradition: Decorating the Christmas tree

If there was one mommy duty that you would never have to do again, what would it be? I love all the mommy duties!

Favorite part of raising multiples: Watching them play together and make each other laugh.