(WTNH) - Author Jane Roper stops by to discuss her memoir, "DOUBLE TIME: How I Survived -- And Mostly Thrived -- Through My First 3 Years Mothering Twins." (St. Martin's Press, May 8).
In the book author Jane Roper talks about her experiences in dealing with post-partum depression which is more common for mother's of twins, nursing for 2, trying to get two babies to sleep through the night, managing 2 toddlers, and trying to figure out how to balance work time and home time. She also discusses the burgeoning twin birth rate in the United States and how Connecticut -- along with 4 other states, including Mass, where she lives now -- has seen a 100% increase in twin births since 1980. The highest increase in the country.
Jane was born and raised in Fairfield, Connecticut. She writes the popular “Baby Squared” blog on Babble.com and is the author of, DOUBLE TIME as well as the novel EDEN LAKE. Her writing has appeared in Poets & Writers, Salon, Slate, and The Rumpus, among other publications, and she holds an MFA from the Iowa Writer's Workshop. Jane currently lives in the Boston area with her husband, singer-songwriter Alastair Moock, and their twin daughters.
If you'd like to meet Jane, as well as, hear her read from her book she'll be appearing at "Books on the Square" in Providence, RI on May 24th, and at the Fairfield Public Library on June 20th. For additional information and more upcoming events you can visited her website online at www.janeroper.com