Mirka Federer & Kids: Steppin’ Out In NYC

Mirka Federer took a walk with her 3-year-old twins Charlene Riva and Myla Rose and friends in New York City on Friday (August 24). The wife of Roger Federer had her hands full as she was also carrying a small child while pushing the stroller.

The family are in town for the US Open where Roger is pursuing his sixth title.

In an interview this past January the tennis pro talked about how lucky he is to have Mirka and the kids with him all the time.

He told the New York Times, “I know how fortunate I am. And maybe that’s one of the reasons that makes me very happy when I’m playing and makes me very motivated, because I know this is not a normal situation I’m in, being able to play with a healthy, happy family next to me, because the easiest thing would be to say, ‘Let’s just stay home and take care of the kids.”

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  1. Wow, I think that at 3 years old, your child should be walking and not be pushed around in a stroller. It actually looks a little silly to me.

    • I totally disagree with you. I live close to NYC and last weekend took my kids there. They are 5 and 6 and I would have seriously put them in a stroller if I had one big enough. We walked 20+ plus blocks(each way) to get to our destination. It was a busy tourist weekend so taxi’s were full(not to mention expensive). My kids hung in there but ended up extremely tired by the end of the day and had achy feet(just like me). If there was a stroller big enough for me I would have been in it. Not only do people walk long distances in NYC but they also walk very fast(not to mention how many people are packed together on the sidewalks) and it is hard for a child to keep up. I know a three year old would probably end up getting hurt(or separated from their parents) trying to keep up with their little legs. They are much safer in a stroller.

      • Thank you HBeeGee (and other commenters with similar messages). I get so frustrated by the too-old-to-be-in-a-stroller nags because they always come from parents who drive their kids EVERYWHERE. I also live in a city and my kids generally walk or bike at least a couple miles a day — to and from school, parks, friends’ houses, etc. However, I do put my 4.5 yr old boy in a stroller sometimes when I don’t want to worry about him lagging behind, when he’s sick, or when I want to get a run/walk in for myself while pushing a couple kids in a stroller. Meanwhile, moms in SUV’s cruise by with their kids sitting in the back seat watching videos and eating snacks during a 10 minute drive. Sandra — which is sillier, really??

    • my daughter is 3, and i do not use a stroller for day to day life but i have one for malls, zoos, amusement parks, etc. and i would definitely use one in NYC.

    • Do you even have a child? If you don’t, your comment is silly, if you do, and it isn’t 3 there’s still hope for you.

  2. @Sandra – you clearly don’t live in New York. Most New Yorkers walk everywhere and its nearly impossible for little children to keep up. Strollers are like cars here – they carry the kids and all the accessories.

    • I think it’s perfectly understandable to tote your three-year-old around in a stroller if you are not dependent on a car.

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