Twins Creative Corner 

Art matters!! Don’t we all agree!? 

V & K usually spend their days after school with extra curricular activities as many other fortunate children do, but it’s those moments when they find tools and objects around the house to express their creativity that I adore. 

Yes, twins enjoy individual things but don’t forget there are many things to enjoy together. We are all born creative beings. Some of us are able to express it at an early age while others need to explore themselves and find their creative purpose. 

Let’s continue to share our creative commonalities while encouraging each other on the sidelines during our individual time to shine. 

– sharing “she persisted” a level of reading appropriate for beginning mini entrepreneurs, along with a sneak peek  moment of Book 3 of the TwinDollicious stories …..below



Image includes one of V & Ks favorite books “She Persisted” by Chelsea Clinton 


“Summer Camp Here we come!” By Twindollicious author Natasha D’Anna 

Mommy not referee

When you become a mom you prepare yourself for the job of wearing multiples hats but referee is one that you probably don’t want to wear. 

Sure we have our days but when you’re bonded with sibling love they will naturally find themselves in a better stance …. yet always side by side. 


Photo credits to photographers @Perelaphotography 

@Kerryreganphptography 

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.

 

Let’s talk about Spring

It’s officially Spring and the sun came along with it! 

We’re ready for all of the spring colors and flowers that are in season for kids fashion & styles. V & K cannot wait to wear the new patchy tutus that come in their favorite color pink and of course that special staple color black.  These tutus were hand designed by them and have worked their way into the next adventures of TwinDolliciius sisters Violet and Kelly’s wardrobe. You’ll be able to read about their next adventure ” Summer camp here we come” this fall…. but for NOW let’s enjoy some of our favorite Spring Fashion Inspiration .

Styles by TwinDollicioushttp://www.twindollicious.com 

V & K wearing Ralph Lauren kids top/floral pants //twinkle toes :sneakers —-stomping down the snow!

    

Striped tank tutu dress /blue worn by TwinDolls 

Glitter band tutu skirts worn by TwinDolls 

Staycation favorites

Well, we survived a Presidents’ Day week with 80% staycationing (new word)!  This February has flown by so fast that we couldn’t clearly plan a family vacation, so we decided to stay local to work a bit and have fun while doing so. 

V & K enjoyed a movie premiere screening of Rock Dog; a must see movie about one of our favorite things MUSIC, and life of  an artist. If it’s exposure to freedom of art, creation and a reason to think outside of the box we’re in! 

If you haven’t been to the toy fair at NYC Javits Center yet you must check it out! There are so many ideas for learning, gifts and teaching lessons on encouraging entrepreneurship to children with one visit. It usually runs during the February season of NY Fashion.  The girls enjoyed some goodies and decided to coordinate a full video on them. So much fun!  


*see link for video

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCZDqn5Mr7fEkYZfXrXkjMuQ
 We saved our last great adventure of this staycation for our friends meet at Liberty Science center. We had the privilege of attending the new exhibit of Myth Busters. These girls love tech and science with a splash of fashion.  As you can see here our Mom trends friends /event in style with some buddies. http://www.lsc.org 

Visit Our favorite scientific corners such as the Myth Busters, infinity climber, table top chaos and how fast can you change into a super hero… you’ll love it! 

We’re hosting a fun giveaway of 4 tickets to check out all of the amazing exhibits Liberty science center has to offer. 

To Enter: answer this twin myth (fact)  correctly…. which twin is baby A in utero? The first to answer correctly wins!

100 days of school down in NYC …15 more weeks until Summer Vacation! 

New year, new age, new adventures

Hello 2017!!! Let’s do this! 

Wow have the last few weeks been something to talk about or what? With that; we’re moving forward to new beginnings and opening doors to new opportunities for V & K. 

Looking back at 2016 up to now the girls have began to show their differences in interests, style and friendships. I have not read the expert guide on raising twins but Personalities are changing along with responsibilities in the girls relationship. Thanks! Just when I thought I had it figured out. 

For those of you who may not know what this means; it’s like a twin shift. 

This happens when twins begin to do things that are out of character for themselves but more of the things that their twin would do.  It also happens with food, style and likes. 

If you’re a parent of multiples or are a multiple……ask yourself did you always find yourself/or your child’s behavior carefree, or super organized and then began to change? 

V & K’s current shift has been a confidence booster surprise! Suddenly someone (we won’t reveal which one…can you guess who?) is interested in singing, dancing, camera time and class participation. While the other remains confident but with a bit of cautiousness.  It isn’t cautious behavior to be alarmed of but perhaps less carefree. In a way as to let one twin shine while she takes a step aside for her sister to experience some fun. 

May they always have each others back! 

***coming soon: lots of videos and blog design updates 

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