It's been 15 years since Nina Sky dropped her 2004 hit "Transfer Ya Physique," and that has modified loads for 2 equivalent twin sisters and band members, Natalie and Nicole Albino.
Photographed by Shaniqwa Jarvis for the duvet of the newest challenge of Dad and mom Latina, the 35-year-old duo sat down with the journal for a joint interview about their motherhood and the way they’re nearer than ever.
FYI: Natalie shares two sons along with her husband Michael Colón: Izzy, eight months, and Max, 5 years previous. Nicole shares a 21-month-old daughter, Goldie Love, along with his spouse Erin Magee.
"It’s important to bear in mind to not lose your sense of self," says Natalie about being a mom. "Folks say that you simply change if you develop into a mom, however I believe that folks's notion of you adjustments extra. They assume you can not or shouldn’t do issues. However it's on them.
Nicole provides, "You don’t cease what you do if you develop into a mom. You come to know. Parenting is a continuing adjustment. "
Some individuals might imagine that the love of music for the sisters might have diminished after turning into a busy mom, simply the other!
"Since" Transfer Ya Physique ", we’ve labored very arduous to proceed doing what we love. Having youngsters pushes us additional, "says Nicole, who typically holds her daughter Goldie when recording songs. "I need to present Goldie that she ought to work arduous to make her desires come true."
Being mothers and creating music isn’t the one factor that issues to the sisters. Romance is just too!
"Erin and I’ve just lately put extra effort into arranging appointments," says Nicole. "After all, half the time we go," Take a look at this image that I took from Goldie! "However it 's good to be romantic, to reconnect and to be, like," We love one another. We do that collectively. You’re superior, and that's nice. "
"It's actually easy. And we’re nonetheless very sexually attracted, though it’s a lot tougher to say when there’s a child on a regular basis, "she provides jokingly," However, you understand, we’ve a mattress and breakfast . "
"Mike and I don’t have guidelines for going out each Friday or something, however we're taking time for ourselves," Natalie stated. "As soon as the youngsters have fallen asleep, we sit collectively on the sofa, open a beer and pour a glass of wine. We’re speaking these days and watching TV, like Love After Lockup.
"I additionally benefit from the little moments we’ve collectively, like when Mike will get up behind me and squeezes me within the kitchen whereas the children play in the lounge," she provides. "Even when we disagreed 5 minutes in the past, there may be nonetheless love there. You are feeling it."
So, what’s Natalie and Nicole thus far? The duo opens an internet classic youngsters's clothes retailer referred to as MotherVintage.com.
As for the connection between the sisters, she is stronger than ever, in line with the twins who converse "at the very least 4 occasions a day".
"After we name her for recommendation, she says, 'Why are you asking me for this? You’re already doing a very good job. She doesn’t even notice how snug it’s, "says Natalie. "That's how we’re with our personal youngsters. Each morning earlier than college, I say to Max: "Be sort, be respectful, know your presence and be courageous in all the things you do."
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