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 

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! 

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 

Teaming up with AlphaKey

Please send a virtual pinch this way, because I am having a moment! We have worked so hard on creating TwinDollicious as an art form on the adventurous life with V & K Dolls. It is amazing to be able to see A published piece on the shelves of one of the top visited Barnes and Noble stores in NYC. 

I had the honor of working with alpha key  organizer Shalom Israel Diggs and her team… such a beautiful group of people at the Alpha key Book fair on March 4th, and would love to share some of the awesome outcomes of working with great people. 

First About the Alpha key organizations partnership with Barnes and Noble: Alpha is an art form org which brings art, dance and literacy all together… which is why we saw fit to work together. Together with the organizations funding and talented artists Alpha Key Holds workshops around cities in search of teaching children to express their art with added touches of education. Now until March 14th Barnes & Noble will be aiding in making this happen as well. You can join in by using the voucher code 12101473 for Alpha Key when purchasing anything at all in the stores or online…. 

COMING SOON FALL 2017https://www.amazon.com/Any-Two-Can-Be-Twindollicious/dp/1601311540 


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