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The Invisible Life of Us

With the surprises, challenges and sheer delight of parenting twins with additional needs, Kate Jones and Mandy Hose have experienced the highs and lows of parenting – and they wouldn’t change a thing.

The pair met a decade ago and bonded over their premature twins with additional needs, and their remarkable capacity for love, laughter and swearing like a trooper. As the mothers grew closer, however, they confided that they felt ‘on-the-floor lonely’ sometimes because nobody was talking about what life was like for families like theirs. It was time to give their community a voice.

So began Too Peas in a Podcast, a weekly conversation in which the two friends discuss the surprises, the challenges and the joys of parenting twins with additional needs. It was meant to support other multiple-birth mums and mums of kids with disabilities, but they were shocked to discover therapists, doctors, nurses, teachers, even people without kids were also listening.

Now, Kate and Mandy are sharing their story on the page, delving deeper into the issues they care about and offering reassurance for those navigating a child’s disability; Join us to chat to Kate and Mandy about this very special book.  

Participants will be emailed the link to the session on the day of the event.

Suitable for adults only. Free event and bookings are essential.

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