3 New Brands to love from the NY Baby show

Did you ever think about preparing for your baby during pregnancy by attending a show? Or how about preparing for your babies next stage by listening in on a panel of specialists? Well, that’s what the New York Baby show is all about!

We were excited to attend the baby show this year, with baby Bash in tow.  A little different from last years mission, but there was another mission to be accomplished …. and will continue to be as we learn more at each amazing baby show.

This year we worked the floor in search of some of our favorite things for baby and parents. I had the privilege of being lead by my 10 month old and his love for food.  He has just began to eat different foods and as they’re introduced to his sweet little palette he has not met a food that he didn’t like so far.

Our favorite brands from the show included two baby food companies. One based in Brooklyn NY; first spoons   http://www.firtspoons.com/

-“First Spoons” are cooking up organic natural chicken nuggets made with vegetables at the softest texture.  I was able to allow Bash to handle the small pieces himself and let his 4 little teeth do all of the work.  The  other baby food company we loved is based on a sweet little farm.

-Bash tested “Once upon a farm” http://www.uponafarm.com/during a live video taping with Mary of Downtownchicmoms hosted by momtrends in the blogger lounge.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dXv8cSSJ34

Of course we also had V & K in mind, because as stated before… the show is for all stages of parent and childhood.

-The brand “Stuck on you” was a perfect fit for us! As you may know having g/g twins can be a challenge when they have the same likes and dislikes.  Our favorite item from the brand was the PERSONALIZED snack box. Not only is it beautifully designed with your name ….which is a must for most siblings, but it also teaches major food groups within the washable, removable tray.  http://www.stuckonyou.us

Let’s celebrate MommyHood

I recently attended an event hosted by Beech nut foods and huffington post parents.  The subject that the panelists were speaking about was mom shaming.  When I received the email invitation I knew that O had to attend.  This is such an interesting subject.  It always baffles me how someone could judge or shame someone for doing their job when it is geting done overall… correct…. feeding, cleaning, caring for = happy child any way you put it… well then there’s countless hours of entertaining but someone has to be the unpaid clown. Any how http://www.jennyonthespot.com / http://www.rattlesandheels.com/ and http://www.projectmotherhood did a wonderful job with sharing their personal stories along with answering other moms interesting questions. Dr Michelle Borba was on had to add her professional advice. – I took advantage of her knowledge and asked her opinion on The board of education or schools position on making it mandatory for Twins to be separated in school. Her professional response included facts on research based instances where 3rd grade usually marks the change in twins needing to be separated but she did continue with it should be the parents decision overall!!! I loved her response! 

— Beech nut foods http://www.beechnutfoods.com/ have shared some of their new baby products and foods for Bash to try. He has loved the boxed packing so far ( hope its organic) 😉 He truly enjoyed the ready to go oatmeal packages which are so easy for him to squeeze and manage. It made our Mother’s Day outing a lot easier. He snacked during lunch while I enjoyed my food on my new fancy placemats made by V & K! Hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day 💐

It wouldn’t be a special Mother’s Day without homemade chocolate chip cookies made by these Dolls! 

Its time for a NY Baby Show Giveaway

The 2017 New York Baby Show, on May 20 & 21 at Pier 94 will once again be the largest show for new and expectant parents in the country. Now in its 7th year, no other event provides a better experience for thousands of expectant and new families from New York and neighboring counties, seeking a family-friendly jamboree of top brands, great speakers and seminars, big giveaways, and lots of learning, support, bonding, and fun as you make your way into parenthood.

Our experience at last years event was a success.  We attended with a goal ..to find a travel system for one baby this time! I happily tested a few high end popular brand carriages and fell in love with the Maxi cosi Adorra travel system(pictured below).  Our little bundle Bash enjoys his rides in his carriage and this mom here enjoys the light weight comfort of the detachable pieces….and the gorgeous shade of gray.

 We are giving away tickets for you and your family to experience the show. 

Just click this link below and happy baby show….

Baby show tickets

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-york-baby-show-may-20-21-2017-tickets-30329817300?discount=NatashaDFree

V & K at NY baby show 2016 hunting for the perfect travel system for their new baby brother … happy helpers!


 

Nursery for Boys

Living in a Dolls world for the last 5 years lead me to feeling like there wasn’t any hope in style in a boys life…especially when decorating a room.  Instead of hiring a designer or just going with the verrrry boy themed options in stores; I chose a style that was created by his name.  

Kenneth Sebastian aka BASH is destined to be a classy cowboy in mama’s eyes. Hey it helped! 

With the theme of bash’s nursery coming from his name as a start; next step was incorporating color.  Blues, grays and of course neutrals are always safe for your home.  As a matter of fact neutrals were used in V & K’s nursery 5 years ago; which lead to the reuse of their crib and crib and bumper set being used for their younger brother.  When designing his nursery a sisters touch was needed; so the girls used scooting paper of their own to add art work and color….which became The highlight of the nursery. (Scroll down to see)

Here’s our boy nursery and the most scrumptious part is that baby!! 

Sign and tassels created by events planner for kids Mia landyn 

Sissy’s art work : picture framed art made by V&K

Nursery for Boys

Living in a Dolls world for the last 5 years lead me to feeling like there wasn’t any hope style in boys life…especially when decorating a room.  Instead of hiring a designer or just going with the verrrry boy themed options in stores; I chose a style that was created by his name.  

Kenneth Sebastian aka BASH is destined to be a classy cowboy in mama’s eyes. Hey it helped! 

With the theme of bash’s nursery coming from his name as a start; next step was incorporating color.  Blues, grays and of course neutrals are always safe for your home.  As a matter of fact neutrals were used in V & K’s nursery 5 years ago; which lead to the reuse of their crib and crib and bumper set being used for their younger brother.  When designing his nursery a sisters touch was needed; so the girls used scooting paper of their own to add art work and color….which became The highlight of the nursery. (Scroll down to see)

Here’s our boy nursery and the most scrumptious part is that baby!! 

Sign and tassels created by events planner for kids Mia landyn 

Sissy’s art work : picture framed art made by V&K

Surprise!

we are a growing family!  Not only have we added on to our TwinDollicious, but our little family of 4 felt the need to become 5 or 6. 

 This is V & K proudly announcing that they will soon know if they’re having a brother or sister. Which may be simple for 5 yer old twins seem a bit of a mess for mommy(who planned the reveal) and daddy who can’t figure it out. 

  

A part of me is ecstatic to use a baby  wrap, use a singleton stroller and fit through door ….what’s the new lightweight trend anyway?

while the other cannot wait until this first trimester is over! We’ll be sharing more as we grow!! 

Like peanut butter and jelly

It’s so fascinating to see sisters/twins so alike yet opposite like mirrors. Here I have two that share a few physical similarities a few personality similarities but their differences balance them out…..especially when it comes to fashion. They were both excited to try a hand at making this new black rose dress we’ve added to etsy, but when it came to trying it on I had a professional photographer and a model sister team. For a minute I had to stand back and watch because Kennedy posed great for her sister. It’s Amusing in a child’s world 🙂 🙂

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