It’s been 15 years since Nina Sky dropped their 2004 hit, “Transfer Ya Physique,” and a lot has modified for the similar twin sisters and bandmates, Natalie and Nicole Albino.
Photographed by Shaniqwa Jarvis for the quilt of Mother and father Latina’s latest subject, the 35-year-old duo sat down with the journal for a joint interview about their lives as moms and the way they’re nearer than ever.
FYI: Natalie shares two sons with husband Michael Colón: Eight-month-old Izzy and 5-year-old Max. Nicole shares a 21-month-old daughter named Goldie Love with spouse Erin Magee.
“You must keep in mind to not lose your sense of self,” Natalie says about being a mother. “Individuals say you modify once you develop into a mother, however I feel folks’s notion of you adjustments extra. They assume that you may’t or shouldn’t do issues. However that’s on them.”
Nicole provides, “You don’t cease what you’re doing once you develop into a mother. You simply determine it out. Parenthood is a continuing adjustment.”
Whereas some might imagine the sisters’ love for music might have waned after turning into busy mothers, it’s the precise reverse!
“Since ‘Transfer Ya Physique,’ we’ve labored actually laborious to proceed doing what we love. Having youngsters pushes us extra,” says Nicole, who typically holds her daughter, Goldie, whereas recording songs. “I need to present Goldie that she ought to work laborious towards her desires.”
Being mommies and creating music isn’t the one factor that’s essential to the sisters. Romance is, too!
“Erin and I’ve lately put extra effort into happening dates,” says Nicole. “After all, half the time, we go, ‘Take a look at this photograph I took of Goldie!’ Nevertheless it’s good to be romantic, reconnect, and be, like, ‘We love one another. We’re doing this collectively. You’re nice, and that is nice.’”
“It feels actually easy. And we’re nonetheless very sexually attracted to one another, regardless that it’s loads tougher to precise that when there’s a child round on a regular basis,” she jokingly provides, “However, you realize, we now have a visitor room.”
“Mike and I don’t have guidelines about going out each Friday or something, however we do find time for one another,” Natalie says. “As soon as the youngsters fall asleep, we sit on the sofa collectively, crack open a beer and pour a glass of wine. We discuss our days and watch crap TV, like Love After Lockup.
“I additionally recognize the little moments we now have collectively — like when Mike comes up behind me and hugs me within the kitchen whereas the youngsters are enjoying in the lounge,” she provides. “Even when 5 minutes earlier we have been disagreeing, there’s at all times love there. You’re feeling it.”
So, what’s Natalie and Nicole to this point? Effectively, the duo are opening a youngsters on-line classic clothes store referred to as MotherVintage.com.
As for the sisters’ relationship, it’s stronger than ever, in accordance with the twins that talk “not less than 4 occasions a day.”
“After we name her for recommendation she says, ‘Why are you asking me? You’re already doing an amazing job.’ She doesn’t even understand how reassuring that’s for us,” Natalie says. “That’s the way in which we’re with our personal youngsters. Each morning earlier than college, I inform Max, ‘Be form, be respectful, know your presence and be courageous in no matter you do.'”
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