How many gifts do you bring to a birthday party when two of your children are invited?

Ok, It has been a question of mine for a while now.  I have two girls that are only 18 months apart.  Both of them have the same friends.  So, when they are both invited for a birthday party, I am always faced with a dilemma:  Do I buy one gift for both of them,… Continue reading How many gifts do you bring to a birthday party when two of your children are invited?

How to teach your kids money

When my girls were about three and a half and two, going to any store with them was a nightmare.  “I want this!”  “Mommy, buy me that!” How many times can you say “NO”. I was tied of being a bad guy. It was getting worse by the day.  I knew something had to be changed.… Continue reading How to teach your kids money

How to have a full body work out while playing with your kids outside

As a full time mom, I know how difficult it is to fit in those work outs.  I found a way to have a full body work out while playing with my kids outside.  All what I need is a jogging stroller, a playground and my kids. I start with my warm up, jogging to a playground… Continue reading How to have a full body work out while playing with your kids outside

I love being a Mom

Another day, we were going to bed and Anastasia told me: “Mommy, I wish you were my sister.” “Why?”- I asked. “Because we would be the same size and we would do everything together FOREVER!”   I started to cry. To get my self throughout college I worked as a nanny for many years. It is then,… Continue reading I love being a Mom

A simple life of a stay at home mom of 4 and 2.5 year olds

As kids get older life get simpler, there are no more diaper changes when you have to leave the house, there are no more nursing every three hours, but there are new events are being added to you life. It is not just a playmate at a park, it is driving from one place to… Continue reading A simple life of a stay at home mom of 4 and 2.5 year olds

A day of my life with two toddlers (2.5 and 1 year old)

Just when I think my life is too hard I revisit my past. Here is detailed description of how my life was when the girls were one and two and a half. If you still thinking about the illusion of how easy life is for stay at home moms READ THIS. A day of my… Continue reading A day of my life with two toddlers (2.5 and 1 year old)

How to handle a melt down at a swim meet

While it is still on my mind… Yesterday, Anastasia (my oldest daughter, age 4.5) had her swim meet. It was her fourth or fifth one, so by now, I was thinking we are used to it, we are over the exiety, the scare, we know what to expect. Oh my, I was wrong, very wrong…… Continue reading How to handle a melt down at a swim meet