Meet these twin sisters who have bonded even more now that they are mothers. They also hope to teach and inspire others through their successful blog!
Names: Corrin Wilcox and Christa Wilson
Occupation: former high school teachers (14 years)/ now stay at home moms
Kids: Corrin’s kids:Isabella (7), Sophia (5), Finley (2) Christa’s kids: Paige (17), Allison (15), William (13), Abbey (12), Charlotte (2)
HFM: What was it like growing up as twins?
C&C: It was a lot of fun and nice to always have someone. Our two older sisters were envious of our twin bond. In fourth grade we switched classes as a joke for our teachers. In college we would pretend to be the other twin to see if our dates knew the difference.
HFM: How has being a “twin” helped with now being a mom?
C&C: Being a twin has allowed us to help each other out with the other twin’s kids. We trade off watching each others kids so that we can have date night with our husbands. We also help each other with carpooling, shopping, and running errands.
HFM: Tell us about your blog “The Skelly Twins,” Why did you decide to start it?
C&C: Our blog is a little bit of everything. We started it because we went from being super busy working moms to stay at home moms with more time on our hands. Teaching is in our blood so the blog allows us to still “teach” people but through a different avenue. Our blog is different from a lot of blogs because we literally target all audiences. We do blog posts on different topics everyday so you literally will have no idea what the next day’s blog will be about. Along with working and stay at home moms, we have a lot of men who read our blog. The goal of our blog is for people to learn something new every time they come to our site. We use our background when creating blog posts so that we have a wider range of topics.
HFM: Why do you think it’s important to reach other mom’s through your blog?
C&C: We feel that being a mom (working or stay at home) is a hard and rewarding job. We want to give tips to families to make that their life easier.
HFM: What is the most popular blog on your site right now? (and why do you think that post has resonated with so many people?)
C&C: The blog that is the most popular on our site is about blended families. Christa has a blended family. I think that almost everyone out there is somehow impacted directly or indirectly with blended families. It can be a very hard situation. Another popular blog was when our husbands guest blogged “Happy Wife Equals Happy Life”. Christa’s husband was traveling for business and met a guy who read our blog and said, “Are you married to one of the Skelly twins?” There is never a dull moment in our two crazy households. We are honest about our lives (the good and bad) and I think people appreciate the transparency.
Here are some of our most popular posts:
HFM: We heard you have twin dogs? Do tell!
C&C: Yes! We adopted two rescue dogs that are twin dogs! Christa has Lily and Corrin has Molly. They love each other so much and we bring them over to each others’s houses all of the time to play with each other.