Crystal D

Crystal Duffy is an author, speaker, parent advisor in the NICU, and Mother to three little girls including a set of identical twins. She's the author of Twin to Twin, her memoir of her journey through a high-risk twins pregnancy. 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. Her essays on parenting have been featured in Woman’s World Magazine, Brain Child Magazine, Twins Magazine and Scary Mommy. She is a senior writer for Twiniversity,an online support network for twin parents, and also the Twiniversity Houston instructor for the expectant twins parents class. 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 Hospital – Parent Advisory Council 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. She is excited to join the Houston City Moms Blog team!

Make New Friends but {Don’t Always} Keep the Old

I sat on the rickety porch steps outside of the Girl Scout cottage, waiting for my daughter Abby and her troop to finish their meeting. Through the small window in the front of the...

When Doctors Wouldn’t Listen, I Became My Child’s Advocate

"There's something wrong with Lauren," I told my husband one evening several months ago after our three daughters had gone to sleep. "I'm worried about her recurring ear infections."  Our daughter Lauren is a twin,...
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