We have recently had the pleasure of working with Shanlynne, the created of @playfulmodernkids. She is a lovely, creative mother who simply adores her boys, Adonay and Adonis. Read her story below...
Tell us about your Family...
Well, I can tell you one thing there is never a dull moment with our little family. Adonis (my 2 year old) and Adonay (my 4 year old), are always up to something. We live a pretty simple life as a family, but when its all four of us together we make sure we have an awesome time. Also, our family is bi-culture, so it's a great mixture of two different cultures fused together. My husband is hispanic and I am filipino. Being able to share these two cultures with our kids exposes them to love and diversity, which we are all about.
What has motherhood taught you?
Motherhood to me is so life changing. I was growing up following the wrong path. When I was pregnant for the first time (at age 19) it was an ultimate life changer. For me, without motherhood I wouldn’t be the person I am today. Being a mother means so much to me because of the childhood I didn’t get to have. I promised myself to be the best mother I can ever be. I don’t even know who I would be if I wasn't a mother. I love being a mother more than anything ..I also get to be a teacher and a best friend to my boys, and I could never ask for more.
What are your top tips for organising a family household?
Honestly, there is not much organisation for us. We are always just going with the flow and just learning from one another. Sometimes though I feel like being organised could help a bit, hahaha. But we are a pretty spontaneous family so everything is always a bit random.
Favourite place to hangout as a family?
During the weekend we spend most of our time going on family adventures. We don't really have a favourite place but Adonay LOVES museums, so whenever we have the chance we try to go look for some. If not that we are usually at different parks, coffee shops, or hitting up some thrift shops.
Family holidays make so many fond memories. Do you have a favourite place you visit with your family?
We recently took a road trip over the summer to St. Louis, Missouri for Adonis 2nd birthday. Our trip was extremely fun. We went to museums, parks, the Arch and super yummy restaurants. But my favourite memory was our spontaneous random trip to a splash pad at a local park. We had no swimming diapers so we just let the boys go in with the clothes already on their backs. I remember the feeling and the atmosphere so vividly, we weren't in the best neighbourhood but that didn’t matter one bit. Being able to see your kids interact and play side by side with children with so much diversity is truly amazing. Its one of those moments I would probably never forget.
Walk us through a typical day with your crew...
A typical day for us is so hard to describe, all I mostly remember through out the day is how many messes I had to clean up. But for most days its just chill (besides when my boys wake up at 6 am in the morning demanding me to cook haha). We like watching at least one old Disney movie on our VCR or reading vintage books. Right when my husband gets home, we are all out the door!