Last week I had the privilege to sit down and interview Dayana Mendoza. And ladies let me tell you, not only is she a business owner, a super model, but also a Super Latina MOM BOSS.
How does she do it all? Dayana lays it all down for us…
Share your experience being a mom in NYC
Life as a single mom IS NOT EASY, and in NY it takes a lot of planning. You also need to surround yourself with good friends and it is a constant battle to find balance and achieve self-discipline… I don’t even know how things happen sometimes.
Hola todas! Estoy sorteando unos tickets para ir a conocer al autor de libros infantiles Adam Shaughnessy.
Déjenme saber si alguna esta interesada.. •
Agenda New York is teaming with Adam Shaughnessy to support a fundraiser for The Museum of the City of New York’s Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center. Simply comment on this post or on Agenda New York ‘s Facebook page and you’ll be entered in a contest to be Adam’s special guest for the event!
PRIZE: You’ll receive tickets for two adults and two children as well as personalized copies of Adam’s first book, The Trickster’s Tale.
Winners will be announced on January 28th… Good luck!
On January 30th, children’s author Adam Shaughnessy (www.adamshaughnessy.com) will visit the Museum of the City of New York to present an evening of magic, mystery, and storytelling based on his Unbelievable FIB series of books. The evening is a fundraiser for The Museum of the City of New York’s Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center.
The center serves approximately 50,000 K-12 students and teachers each year, the majority from New York City’s under-resourced public schools. Through field trips, out-of-school time programs, and professional learning workshops, the Center effectively addresses the citywide problem of student underachievement in social studies and teaches children about the city’s rich history and their place in it.
A fun Sunday at the The Metropolitan Museum of Art
One of the great benefits of living in the city is that our children have over 90 of NYC’s best-loved museums, gardens, zoos and historic houses as their playground…
If you are planning a fun experience with the family, is too hot to walk outside, or even if you are suffering from cabin fever, taking our children to one of this cultural experiences is always a total hit!
Today, we chose the The Met Museum-
My children love going there and learning about ancient pyramids and mummies so we picked the Egypt Art exhibit to walk around for an hour or two.
My first years of motherhood I went through a rough period were I felt lost, overwhelmed with the kids, house chores, work, self image and more! One day I decided I’ve had enough and needed to stop feeling sorry for myself. Why was I unhappy if I had everything? So, I decided that before I started my search for “happiness” I needed to get my life under control. This is how I did it:
I have to start by saying that even though some days are better than others, I always feel extremely blessed, lucky, proud, and happy to be a mom and wife. Sometimes you will have an off day with kids crying and not feel productive at all, but that’s what being a stay at home mom is.
Stick to a schedule. I have learned that with little ones, it’s so important to keep them on a good routine/schedule. Schedule changes are so hard on children, so try to stay consistent. We try to have the same time every day and night for waking up, naps, play time, lunch and dinner, and especially bed time. I find the hardest times of the day are dinner and bed time so that’s the routine we try to work the most on. One way to make our supper time routine less stressful is by having our family menu planned out weekly. This saves me time on deciding what to make! I use my monthly calendar that hangs in our kitchen !
Raising children to be bilingual has become one of hardest projects I’ve signed up for…
Those of us embarking on the journey of raising bilingual children know that even though we wouldn’t have it any other way, it definitely is not an easy thing to do. I am a true believer that children do not become bilingual “by magic”. There is a persistent myth claiming that “children are like sponges when it comes to language” and that they will learn all languages they hear regularly – in my experience this is simply not true. Yes, in the right circumstances children will naturally grow up to acquire the family languages, but this cannot be taken for granted. In order for true bilingualism to happen you have to work so hard in making sure that-
Hi. My name is Carla. My kids ate toast for dinner. It’s 7:45 pm –the “home stretch”. Yes, I am wearing a tangerine hat and green t-shirt! But they are still filthy. And very loud. I have decided I do not want to parent anymore. I want to be Beyoncé. Ok thanks bye. #agendanewyork #mommylife #nyckids #mommyblogger