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TWIN TALK: Moms, dads, twins offer advice to Mauers

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Joe and Maddie Mauer welcomed twin girls, Emily and Maren, to the world early Wednesday morning, but though the All-Star catcher has plenty of experience on the team's roster, babies are a whole new ball game.

FOX 9 News found several parents of twins in Twins' territory, and each had some advice to share.

"Girls are double the trouble," cautioned M.J. Lamon. "The boys are pretty easy going."

Lamon is the mother of two sets of twins born just 14 months apart -- 3-year-olds Aaliyah and Jocelyn, who are identical and 4-year-olds Ethan and Bennett, who are fraternal.

Lamon and her husband, Brett Scott, have twice the experience with twins, and they say the new parents need to bear in mind that there is a big difference in behavior.

Just across the street from the busy Lamon-Scott family in Eagan, Stacy McClellen told FOX 9 News about her experience raising 9-year-old twins, Carson and Brady.

"You won't necessarily need two of everything," she said.

Her suggestion?

"You have two to focus on and you've got to learn to kind of spread it, spread it evenly, make sure they're both getting love," McClellan said.

Over at Hot Mama in Eden Prairie, Chrissy Nelson told FOX 9 News about her 4-year-old twins, Vinny and Leo.

"A good day is when you're able to brush your teeth," she said. "It's just that busy, especially when they're babies."

Nelson's best advice is to stick to a strict, steady schedule.

"If you get off that schedule, even just by a little bit, they'll see your weakness and smell your fear and take over your world," she said with a laugh.

All of the parents admitted raising twins is tough, but they say it can be twice as rewarding. The Scott family also recommend penciling in some alone time for parents.

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