Twingle Mommy

http://www.twinglemommmy.com

I am a SAHM to a four year old daughter and 2 year old boy/girl twins. I write about our crazy life in Las Vegas, reviews and giveaways, and recipes. I hope to make people laugh by telling them about the crazy things my kids do.

How do you split your time so that all your children get enough attention?

Do have any tips for handling sibling rivalry?

Moms of multiples are often experts at multitasking. Have you discovered a shortcut or trick that all moms could use?

What's a great matching Halloween costume idea for two or more children? Please include a link to a photo if you have one.

Allison Bonar

I call my twins Mark and Molly my little M&Ms. So they were a huge hit last year as green and red M&Ms. I made the costumes myself and the total cost was $10! That's a great price and pretty good from someone who cannot sew. I used my trusty glue gun to make them!
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What is your best tip for not losing your temper with children?

Allison Bonar

I've put myself in timeout a few times. It allows me to calm down before I have to deal with them. And yes I put myself in timeout spot too. The kids leave me alone for a few minutes and I can regroup before I deal with them.
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Do you think the government should pay stay-at-home moms for their work of raising children and managing a household?

Allison Bonar

No way! It's my choice to be a stay at home mom and it's not up to the government to help me financially. And quite frankly, that's not what the government is for. When you make the choice to stay home, you need to also make the choice to live at a lower level. I don't want the government to have a say in staying at home. Plus. taxpayers are going to foot the bill and we can't afford the bills we already have.
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What's your kids' favorite backyard game?

Allison Bonar

My kids love it when I make soap paint. You just mix a little food coloring and corn starch into liquid dish soap and you have paint. They love to paint the door and all their toys. I love that they clean everything for me. I hose it all down when they're done. I haven't had to wash my glass doors for months since they clean it for me.
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What's the best gear for playing outside? Please include a link to any product you recommend.

Allison Bonar

A water table is the best investment of your money for outdoor summer play. My kids just love dumping water all over themselves and it cools them off so everyone wins.
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What are the best ways to keep kids entertained & well-behaved at a formal event or luncheon such as wedding?

Allison Bonar

My daughter was a flower girl last fall at the ripe old age of three. I brought tons of snacks and some coloring books to keep her happy before the wedding and during the reception. I knew she wouldn't be able to wait for the buffet line to get going for dinner, and once a toddler is hungry they are very hard to keep quiet and still. Once the dancing started, she hit the dance floor and the photo booth for hours and it wasn't an issue.
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What's your family's favorite board game, and why? (Please mention the best ages for the game)

Allison Bonar

My kids love the wheels on the bus game! I have 2 year old twins and a four year old and they can all play the game. I think they like it since they love the song so much!
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Please share a link to a photo of a great birthday cake you made or bought.

Allison Bonar

I made these cakes for my twins 2nd birthday party. They had a Thing 1 and Thing 2 birthday party theme at the park. http://www.twinglemommmy.com/2011/11/mark-and-mollys-2nd-birthday-party.html
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How did you feel dropping off your child on the first day of school? Please share a link to a picture if you have one!

Allison Bonar

I was excited to take my oldest to preschool. Since I had 1 year old twins at home, I was looking forward to the break that I would get. I was so proud of my daughter since she walked right in and didn't even flinch when we left. She loved school from the first day! And yes having her in preschool twice a week was a huge break for me.
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What's one of the worst messes your child has made? Please share a link to a photo if you have one.

Allison Bonar

The biggest mess? Man that is a tough one! My kids make some big messes and they get into things faster than I can blink. But I think the best worst mess that they have ever made was when they dumped a 5 lb bag of white sugar and a 2 lb bag of brown sugar all over the floor. I was so mad, but clear headed enough to take pictures of the mess.
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What's your family's favorite nostalgic, silly, or practical holiday tradition? (If there's an image that goes along with your tradition, please share a link.)

Allison Bonar

Our favorite Christmas tradition is getting dressed in pjs and loading up in the car with some hot chocolate. Then we drive around and look at Christmas lights. It's simple but so much fun and I look forward to it every year.
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What's a cute or creative way to decorate the walls of a child's room? Please include a link to an image.

Allison Bonar

I transformed my daughters nursery into a big girl butterfly room. I loved changing the room from pink to purple and making it into a place where they can play. And the hand painted butterflies are the perfect and cheap addition to the room.
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