KAREN Collum found the hardest part of having identical twin boys was adjusting to her place in their lives.
“I have an older boy and a younger girl and they both look to me, but the twins look to each other,” Ms Collum said.
“The parent’s not the most important person, it’s the other sibling.”
But Ms Collum said she wouldn’t have missed out on having her twins Jacob and Matthew, four, for the world.
“I think it’s a real privilege to be a mother of twins. It’s amazing and unexpected.”
Jacob and Matthew – who are so alike they had to wear wrist bands for their first two years to tell them apart – yesterday joined several other twins at Funbugs to publicise Multiple Birth Awareness Week from March 10 to 17.
The Ballarat and District Multiple Birth Association will hold an open day next Monday to raise awareness of its services.
BDMBA president Rachael Macdonald said it would include a free morning tea, information packs and balloons and lolly bags for kids.
For more information, ring 9539 2333, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the website bdmba.org.au or find them on Facebook.