I think one thing that we, as parents of multiples, can all agree on is that organization is key to survival. Mother of identical twin girls, Tonia Tomlin, wrote the perfect book to help parents-to-be get organized, Chaos 2 Calm. Chaos 2 Calm starts in the beginning when you first find out you’re expecting multiples and takes you through the toddler years. There are so many tips in this book, I wish I had it when I was pregnant.
Throughout the book Tomlin has inserted forms that make life so much easier. There is also a CD attached to the book where you can print out the forms in the book, how easy and perfect is that? Additionally, there are product picks and ‘good to know’ tips in the margin.
One of my favorite tips is Tomlin’s room layout charts. I think planning out the nursery and doing it in such a way that was functional and practical was one of the hardest things we did. Tomlin’s layouts are simple and work in just about any space.
Tonia Tomlin is a professional organizer and founder of Sorted Out™ organizing service, which offers a wide range of consulting and organizing services geared towards helping clients conquer disorganization. She has been featured in numerous local, regional, and national print and broadcast media outlets, including HGTV’s “Mission: Organization” program. Tonia Tomlin lives in Plano, Texas with her beautiful identical twin girls, Peyton and Sydney born in April 2006.