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! 

Twins in the kitchen prepping more than Food

Is it ever too early to ask your children what would you like to be in the future? Well,  how about NO the answer is no and in fact it is probably the best thing to begin asking them as early as 4 years old,  While you’re at it take lots of notes and begin researching as soon as your kiddo responds with an answer.  V & K have been consistent with their future plans…maybe a tinker change here or there but clearly their futures will include a business owned together and some form of beauty and entertainment to help people feel beautiful.  This is why when given the opportunity to experience a kids chef for the day at the ICE Culinary education center, in collaboration with the NYS 529 Education planning professionals we had to attend.

That is a double dosage Twindollicious style load of information along with experiences to get a jump start on making those future goals closer to reality.

Did you know that when parents of multiples begin the application process for their children their finances are automatically viewed as cut in half which allows for qualification to assistance if needed?

Also did you ever wonder how much debt USA is in student loans? Over 1 trillion dollars.  I’ll say that a perfect way to lower this deficit is by starting a 529 plan. How about contacting a representative to guide you through the easy 1,2,3 step process.

We were so over joyed with all of the positive information that each child now has a NYS 529 plan that can be used for College (Universities) or any Professional school; such as culinary school….which by the looks of V & K’s experience will be here before we know it.

 

TwinDollicious Apple Crisp

cooking is a necessity, baking is a luxurious talent but having fun is 

   

   

        for everyone! 

“Apple pie Amamood”

Pillbury graham cookie crust

8 peeled and sliced apples

Apple crisp mixture (oats, sugar)

5 tbs of butter 

Oven at 375 for 25 minutes 

Add delicious ice cream and lots of sibling love! 
Sharing this video of V&K baking their first apple crisp pie!

NYC Snow storm survival with twindollicious

It is now day 2 of blistering cold and a full 24 hours of mommy away from work and entertaining twin toddlers. We have made every corner of our house into an entertainment center.

The living room was a stage/dancing and singing studio: we pulled out the karaoke machine, double microphones, princess dresses and began to dance and sing.

The kitchen was a chefs station: we baked a delicious vanilla cake, with vanilla frosting and rainbow sprinkles (that mommy basically ate) and 2 special cupcakes. We also reused our wonderful baby bullet… Now almost 3 years old to make smoothies. The girls enjoyed piling in the strawberries, blueberries, apples, and vanilla yogurt.

The bedroom became a playroom. Between dress up and story time we could tell the difference in rooms. We always read our favorite book, but add a teaching activity book in. The girls are learning how to name 3 things that begin with each letter of the alphabet for letter and sound recognition.

The art studio (so Kennedy calls it) was an experience. We enjoyed painting canvas art on the easels. The girls could not see each others work and completed 2 different styles of work. Vittoria applies colors with the brush and completed with her hands. Kennedy painting was more abstract with colorful straight lines. It was a twin observing moment. Up until the moment I began to clean and noticed that someone had scissors in her hand and had began to cut her hair.. Which turned the “art studio” into a hair salon.

All of the above activities were fun at home things to do except for the pretend salon. However we’re creating memories and sharing stories in our Twindollicious children’s books. (Noting the opposite style of painting as a twin fact after trials)

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy thanksgiving! Feeling thankful for so many things that I’ve decided to list today.
1. My husband great grandmothers handwritten mini cook book – incl. delicious rice balls and lots of faves… (Yes it has been used a lot)
2. My children: they are so patient, understandable children. Or us it that I understand them? 🙂
3. My family in whole that come together on this wonderful day to celebrate a universal holiday!
4. Thankful that everyday is a new day filled with excitement to keep going and try something new :). Love the quote: life’s like riding a bicycle you have to keep peddling in order to stay up and keep your balance.
5. I will combine this thanks because it got me through prepping the feast last night, for today
~Charlie Brown Movies
~Turkey art projects

Happy Channukah!
Uh oh that makes Christmas and Birthdays even closer

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Scavenger hunt winner

We spent the weekend scoping out the smallest pieces of furniture and necessary objects that will work in the 10 x 10 book expo space. And where do you find these great pieces, in Ikea. Well, they happened to have a scavenger hunt going on through twitter and I had to join in the fun. It wouldn’t be me if I had not. The rules of the game were to take photos in certain areas of the store and to follow the tweet directions. I am attaching one of the photos that I chose under the option to tweet a picture “cooking in the kitchen”. I had to make it cute and creative, why not. We had fun doing it and that is what counts. Then we won!

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