Multiples at the movies – 2023

On February 25th, Tacoma Parents of Multiples rented out the historic Blue Mouse Theater to watch a movie for all ages.

We got to enjoy fresh popcorn and not worry about our big families bothering anyone since we all were used to busy kids! Every year there are some kids that wander around because they can’t sit through the whole movie. We had a few toddlers doing that this year and it brings a smile to the face of parents with older kids – because that was how our kids were just a few years ago!

Check our private Facebook group for details on our next event: the egg hunt!

Pairs at the Patch – 2022

Over 40 people standing together in Halloween costumes at a pumpkin patch in front of a red barn.

This was our group’s second time visiting McMillin Farms in Puyallup for our Pairs at the Patch event. We had over 40 people attend, from babies to adults! Most of the kids wore costumes and enjoyed seeing what others were dressing up as this year. Each TPOM kid got to take home a sugar pumpkin at the end.

All families brought snacks to share with each other. One family brought a pumpkin loaf for every other family!

Pumpkin loaf in metal bread pan

Kick off picnic – 2022

This year we had our annual picnic in September to coincide with the new school year and our new membership year. Our group met at a park in Tacoma where TPOM provided the main dishes of hamburgers and hotdogs. Members brought side dishes and desserts, potluck-style.

We had an informal survivor 101 with new parents who brought their sweet twin baby girls! The older kids ran around and played together while the parents could catch up with each other and share strategies of what worked for them in the past.

There was smoke in the sky from the wild fires, which also kept some families home. Looking forward to seeing everyone at our next event at the pumpkin patch!

TPOM Board at picnic. 5 women standing together in the grass with trees behind them.

TPOM Pool Takeover – July 2022

About 60 people from our Tacoma Parents of Multiples club came together for a morning at the Fircrest pool a few weeks ago. Although it was a cooler July morning, the water was warm, and the kids had a blast. It seemed like the parents did too! It’s so nice when the kids play together and the parents can talk about the challenges and joys of parenting multiples.

Outside of Fircrest pool with grassy park
Fircrest pool with kids and parents swimming

Pairs at the Planetarium – 2022

This weekend our families had the fun honor of learning about planets, constellations, and space at the Pierce College Science Dome!

Most kids were over the age of 3 to be able to listen (aka pay attention!) to the sky talk.

The kids enjoyed shouting answers and trying to find planets, stars, and moons as the sky above them changed.

These photos are from before the show – it gets much darker to really see the sky!

It was so nice getting together safely after a long time of no in-person events!

Cookies and story time with Santa – 2021 virtual

Santa was kind enough to video call our families last night to read a story from his cozy home! The families with twins or more decorated and ate cookies while he read. Then each family had a chance to join a private break out room with Santa for the children to share what they wanted for Christmas.

This is an especially memorable event for me (Becca, tech chair) as cookies with Santa was my first TPOM event 3 years ago. I was 8 months pregnant with twins, brought my 2 year old to the in-person event, and met some wonderful and helpful moms! Although we were virtual this year, it was so great seeing some of the first faces I ever met again. Thank you everyone who helped make this one a success as well!

santa on zoom call
4 children watching santa on zoom call
twins and mom laughing with santa on zoom call
three children talking to santa on zoom call
three children eating cookies while talking to santa on zoom call
parent helping kids talk to santa on zoom call

Pairs at the Patch 2021

We were so excited to be back in-person at the patch this year even though it rained, like a true PNW fall day! With 1 set of triplets and 10 twin families, including siblings we had quite the turn out! This is one of our favorite annual Pierce County events. Parents and children can dress in Halloween costumes and get a pumpkin.

Last year, we had a virtual event where families got pumpkins and showed off their decorated jack-o-lanterns on our private Facebook page.

If you would like to join TPOM and have access to full event details, you can sign up here.

Virtual Events for Our Members

Wow! What a crazy year! We’ve continued virtual events with our members including pumpkin carving, cookies and milk with Santa on Zoom, family movie night, and more! We are patiently waiting until we can see each other again in person.

Movie Night Buckets were distributed to families in March!