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Twins and indie hacking

Greetings from a dad of three 👸👸👸

I've been at solo making for a while now, not shipped anything yet but I've learned a great deal in the making process (yes, I've got a full time job in the background), got a few ideas on web apps that could make some difference in people's lives - well, if they help one person, I'll be happy, if they help more than one then, wow - great!

My family has recently grown by 2, identical baby twins 🎉🎉 - it really came as a surprise as neither myself nor my wife has twins in the immediate family tree - so parents to be - if you're planning, twins are not family history related. Twins could happen to anyone. Apparently, there is a chance of 1 in 258 (read that somewhere) of having twins. It is magical, that two came from one at the same time. They also have a big sister who is almost a 4 year old toddler, she can't wait for them to grow up and start playing the doll house 🎎

So in short, busy days!

I try to help my wife as best I can. I've found myself to excel at time management now, whenever there is a gap, between

  • baby care 👶
  • feeding 🍼
  • house tasks 🔧
  • cleaning up 🧽 (having twins is like having a blender with no lid, try it!)
  • entertainment 🤡

that gap is carefully used to progress with things on my todo list (using trello). Efficiency at its best, or so I like to think.

In that free moment of time, all I want to do is at least progress with one thing on the list, no matter how small. Progress makes me happy.

Surprisingly after the twins have "arrived", I've found myself to be filled with ideas 💡 for web apps that could be useful and helpful to people. I think these ideas might be super charged by fact that they're about to start nursery next year, and sending two at the same time will need lots of these: 💰

Are there any other indie parents who made things and actually shipped a product while looking after twins / multiples?

I've used that free moment to write this post this time, they just woke up from their nap, so I'll check back in later! 🚀

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    I don't have twins, but always secretly wanted to be blessed with them. It feels like a much more efficient way of popping kids out, lol. I never enjoyed being pregnant.

    I have 5 kids though, so totally identify with the need to squeeze time in whenever you can.

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      5 kids? Wow. Congrats Rosie, you must be very busy as well! I think I've used the word pop at the hospital and annoyed the midwives! "They don't just pop... grrr". It is hard work.

      Looking back now when we had only one infant at the time, I realise it wasn't that challenging (although used to think so at times), now it is the fact that there are two infants at one time, super challenging, especially when all three wake up crying at night and not enough hands to comfort them - pandemic not helping at all - otherwise grandparents would love to help out.

      I like to call it the challenge of my life.

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        It's kinda like me saying how easy life was when we only had 4 kids. 🤣

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    Hi Peter, congrats on your twins! Sounds like you have a wonderful family.

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      Thank you Moritz!

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