Take Advantage Your Local Store’s Pick-up Service One morning, I squealed with delight when I saw that our grocery store was now offering a pick-up service. I could order groceries online and simply call when I got there so someone could bring them out to my car. My husband thought we’d won the lotters, I was so excited! Now, some stores do require you to go inside and pick them up at a service counter, but that still eliminates maneuvering through the store for what seems like hours on end. In addition, you can have a store employee help load the groceries into your cart. Always use any service that makes your life easier because with twins, or life in general, that’s the name of the game right?Invest in a Warehouse Club Membership Mark my words, the first time you use a giant shopping cart that you just KNOW was invented by a parent of multiples, you’ll let out a satisfying sigh. I did. Ok, so you won’t invest in the membership solely for the shopping cart size. That would be silly…right? Truth be told, buying in bulk when you have multiples only makes sense. Less shopping trips equals a massive win for any parent. The shopping cart size is just a bonus. Improvise I’ve seen some pretty cool inventions out there to help make shopping with multiple children easier. Inventions such as the “baby hammock” or “buggy bench” which adds an extra seat when you have more than one child could prove to be helpful. Just remember to always follow safety procedures when using these products and never leave a child unattended! Parents are resilient. We always find a way to make things work for us. Every outing can prove to be a challenge when you venture out without an extra set of hands to help, but believe me, once you find what works for you, i’ll become second nature. Also, more and more stores are accommodating parents of multiples by having double seater shopping carts and those super-cool car shaped carts that sport the fancy plastic steering wheels. When your babies are old enough to sit up without assistance, finding these carts will have you doing fist pumps. I find myself circling parking lots until I see someone who is done using theirs and then proceed to slowly follow them to their car. Yep, I look like a creepy stalker in a mini-van with tinted windows, but once I yell out “I have twins!” I get a knowing grin and a “Ah. Got it.” Don’t worry, if you aren’t already, you’ll be stalking parking lots for super-cool-car-shaped-carts before you know it 😉 Be sure to follow my photoblog on Instagram: @thewaldonkids for more #TuesdayTips I’d also love to hear your own tips and ideas!