Podcast 282 // Crystal Duffy on Twin to Twin
I’m excited to welcome back Crystal Duffy!
Crystal Duffy is an author, public speaker, parent advisor in the NICU, and mother to three little girls including a set of twins. Her essays on parenting have been featured in Woman’s World Magazine, Brain Child Magazine, Scary Mommy, Mamapedia and Twins Magazine. She is a senior writer for Twiniversity an online support network for Twin parents.
After surviving a two month bed-rest extended NICU stay, high-risk twin pregnancy, and 2x near death experience at the age of 29, Crystal was emotionally, physically, and spiritually transformed by her medical trauma. She wanted to share her “Emotional Tale of Empowerment” and inspire other families navigating through a similar journey with a message of hope and encouragement.
She has connected with thousands of families with her work and on her social media handles through her writing. Additionally, she sits on the Children’s Memorial Hermann – Parent Advisory Counsel in the Houston Medical Center where her feedback as a patient care advocate is helping to #ChangeTheConversation with respect to how doctors and patients interact and collaborate. She is growing a strong community to change the conversation in maternal and infant healthcare.
In this episode we talk about Crystal’s debut book, Twin to Twin. Crystal walks us through the writing process, what she’s learned through writing her book, and her advice to writers and authors.