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.

 

Happy little Innovators Part I

Our close to home Spring break has Coe to an end but never with a dull ending. We saved the best part of the week long venture for last. 

The little artists at heart were due for a trip to some of NY’s great museums. 

Guggenheim was number one on the list followed by Cooper Hewitt. 

By the likes of V& K the Guggenheim’s architectural sound made for great conversation amongst the girls.  However the best part may have been visiting the gift shop where they scored a Kandinsky coloring book and a post card for their favorite art teacher. 

While at Cooper Hewitt ther was an abundance of interactive exhibits for them to see, yet the most exciting part was scanning in all of the exhibit codes with the magic pen. There’s this cool pen shaped marker that is given to each visitor, which allows you to scan in your exhibits of interest then laterite urn to the website with your code to retrieve all exhibit information.  

Kennedy preferred to spend the entire time in the Pixar exhibit area while her Vittoria enjoyed the interactive design table used with stylus pen as well. 

Soon hunger set in and as I said before Kennedy would have stayed in Pixar the entire time yet we convinced her that a night at the museum may not be fun….. To be continued for our close to home Spring break happy little innovators.  

    
    
   

V & K love interactive theatre plays like Can Do Duck!

We were so excited to attend the girls first interactive theatre event. Yes, Disney world and Sesame place include their audience in standing and dancing during the shows but nothing compared to “Can Do Duck the musical” in the Redgrave theatre on Bleeker Street, NYC. The musical is being held in Redgrave which offers one show at a time, this allowed for the children to enter the building and gain a full experience of the lobby filled with Can Do goodies and embellishments. Once seated the show immediately began with interaction from the actors which held the children captive to what would happen next.
The story of Can Do Duck, describes all sorts of capabilities that you can achieve and is creatively incorporated with great musical numbers that the girls have singing or humming for days now …”Make a plan”.
Throughout the show the actors selected children to be a part of scenes. But the best part was the ending when all children were invited up to the stage to interactive with the actors and props. V & K pretending to swim in the pond like a duck and fly in the sky through the clouds with sparkled tutu skirts and all. This must musical will be running Weekend mornings until March 2014.

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Author Visits in school

Some of the best moments in life are created in school. We meet great friends, experience our days as individuals finding our comforts, style and handling daily situations independently. This is why in school Author visit events are the most meaningful to me. When standing in front of 84 prek and kindergarten children it clearly feels like you’re given 45 minutes of their time to make the best impression of how important they are to you // as you are to them. The main focus while sharing stories from the TwinDollicious series is on embracing individuality, confidence and the meaningful important of great relationships with friends and siblings. After every visit; my wishes are that the impact has been made, because they are the future.

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Part 1 of a Child’s business plan

‘Twas the night before the first (full) day of school and mommy’s head was filled with worries while TwinDollicious sisters V & K calmly slept in their beds….. This has seriously been the most worrisome time in our little lives; at least for me it has. The girls have been prepped through play, conversation and separation with Music class for months; but when the big day comes we’re all nervous deep down inside.
Some how their morning begins a lot like I had visioned them to be…. Getting ready for school together, doing mirror checks with matching outfits and reminding each other of their teachers and new friends names (at 3 1/2).
With Their 5 day a week busy schedule and extracurricular events I’ve turned to reading a great book during my morning skypes and phone conferences. I’ll fill you all in on the great pointers as I highlight the goodies like EX: The first 4 years of a child’s life molds them to the greater years. The TwinDollicious lifestyle brand and stories would have never been a dream that I could fulfill without the birth of V & K. So as we grow, create new stories, designs, friendships priorities will always be for them to lead happy, sibling loving, successful lifestyles TOGETHER :):)

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Did you dance this weekend?!!

It wouldn’t be a fun weekend without a little dancing. V & K visited the original location of the historical American Band stand while meeting and greeting illustrators and artist from Philadelphia at The Artist Conference. The girls entered the recording room which is still covered with its original layout, danced to Kuumba music and did their very own rendition of “Let it go”… Yes, Disney’s very own Frozen! Dick Clark would be proud :):)20140520-110325.jpg20140520-110333.jpg20140520-110428.jpg

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