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Katy Perry: Part of Me – Perfect for Tweens

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Several weeks ago, we went to the movies and saw the preview for Katy Perry’s 3-D movie, Katy Perry: Part of Me. Olivia quickly looked at me and said, “For my birthday party, we’re going to get our nails done and see the Katy Perry movie.”  Well, okee-dokee! I guess it’s decided then. I had reservations about bringing several 9-year old girls to see this movie, so luckily, O and I were invited by Paramount to see an advanced screening this past Tuesday. We had a blast – and I was pleasantly surprised by how appropriate it was for the…

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Product Review: Stokke Tripp Trapp

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My girls are a bit older – they are 9 and 4.5 years old and I am always jealous of all the cool, new brands that todays parents have access to. I just thought that I could never use those brands anymore simply because my girls have aged out. Until now. Stokke, is a family owned Norwegian company (so you know that the designs are cool) that is known for its unique, functional and long-lasting products. Um, what more could you ask for? I always knew about the Stokke brand because of the strollers that the downtown moms push around,…

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Fanatics.com Has Great Gifts for Dads Who Loves Sports

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As we all know, Father’s Day is less than a week away, so if you are looking for last-minute gifts for your sports fan, don’t worry – you’re covered. Fanatics.com, is a great site if you, your dad or your hubby is a major sports fan. It is an online retailer of officially licensed sports merchandise for professional sports teams & leagues, which basically means – this is the REAL DEAL. This is the good stuff — the quality merchandise that your dad/hubby will absolutely love. Two reasons why  I LOVE Fanatics.com:  They have a fantastic 365-Day Return Policy, so…

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Father’s Day Gifts Under $50 from Chaps on Kohls.com

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I can’t believe another year has gone by and Father’s Day is coming up (where did the year just go?). I don’t know about you, but I’m always at a loss about what to buy Michael on this Hallmark holiday because he never tells me what he wants. He always says that he doesn’t want or need anything (are you in the same boat?!). Enter Chaps, available on Kohls.com, which has styles that are perfect for Father’s Day. Each are well-under $50 AND he’ll be able to wear each style – a lot. What I love about Chaps is that their styles are available online…

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Barilla Introduces Microwaveable Meals Ready in 60 Seconds

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Like most families with young kids, we eat a lot of pasta. Right? Simply because pasta is easy to make and everyone eats it. Well, Barilla, the pasta brand has made making lunch or dinner even easier. In fact, Barilla has made it so easy that you’ll have something on the table in 60 seconds — which a working mom like me (and you!) can clearly appreciate! I was invited to taste Barilla’s new microwaveable meals at a Barilla luncheon hosted by their Executive Chef Lorenzo Boni and their Registered Dietitian, Anna Rosales. After some delicious antipasti and a lovely insalata,…

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Best Kids Summer Shoes: Keen and Salt-water Sandals

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Here are my three favorite shoes — I updated this post to include Birkenstocks — which have become summer favorites for my kids. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for supporting Triple Threat Mommy! A few years ago, I was introduced to Keen and Salt-Water® Sandals by friends. I noticed that their girl’s shoes looked comfortable and wearable, especially in the New York City summer heat. When I find a good thing, I stick with it. This is my third summer in a row that we have bought Keen and Salt-Water® Sandals for the girls (besides flip-flops). The shoes…

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{Review} Teethme.Com Monthly Subscription for New Moms

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Because my girls are older I sometimes wish that all these baby, infant and toddler products and services were available nine years ago when I had no time to do any research, but needed lots of help. I mean, let’s get real. Eight years ago Facebook, Twitter and Instagram weren’t even invented! Now, new moms have the world at their fingertips – literally. By pushing a button on their iPhone, laptop, or home computer – everything is delivered to them almost instantaneously. Founded by a mom, Akemi Williams, TeetheMe.com is a subscription service for new moms in which an adorable box…

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My Favorite Mother’s Day Jewelry Pieces

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Jewelry is always fun to get, especially on Mother’s Day. To me, its never the most dazzling or expensive piece of jewelry that I end up loving. The pieces that I end up wearing every day are the ones that mean the most to me. Below are my top three favorite jewelry brands and pieces that I love. My favorite piece of jewelry is the Statement Necklace from a brand called Nashelle, which I received a few years ago for Mother’s Day. I love love love this piece it’s so personal and looks so different from anything else that I’ve…

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A Must See Movie: Bully

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Thanks to The Bully Project for sponsoring my writing. Visit their website to join the movement and learn more. I remember this girl in middle school who was a year older than me. She didn’t have any friends, she seemed like a loner, she just didn’t fit in. People would laugh at her, make fun of the way she looked and dressed. I know that for at least a year she had been bullied or made to feel like an outcast. I distinctly remember watching her class’s middle school graduation (I was in the chorus), and everyone would clap for…

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Great Time for All at The Amazing Max {+Tix Discount Code!}

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My girls are at an age where they love magic. They love performing it, they love watching it, they love figuring out how the heck it all works. In fact, for O’s 8th birthday party last year, she insisted on having a magician perform at her party. Their favorite trick to perform at the dinner table is the “Pencil Disappearing into their Ear” and the “Dismembered Thumb Trick”. Our family dinners are so much fun! When we had the opportunity to go to see The Amazing Max and the Box of Interesting Things, I knew that they would have a…

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Kid-Friendly Theatre: Freckleface the Musical {Plus Discount Code on Tix!}

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Our girls have grown up in the theatre, music, and acting world. Their grandmother is an actress and their grandfather is a clarinetist and professor of music. They’ve had the opportunity to see plays and musical concerts that normal 8 and 4 year olds don’t get to see such as Sunday in the Park with George, Follies as well as wind quintet performances. Even though they have these opportunities, we always offer them the chance to watch theatre shows that are more age appropriate. Our first entrance into kid-friendly theatre was several years ago when we watched a production of…

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Easy, Healthy Kid-Friendly Foods from Kidfresh (And, Oh Yeah – They’re Packed with Hidden Vegetables!) + Giveaway! CLOSED

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As a working (although now part-time and looking) mommy, it becomes a bit difficult to plan out meals in advance to make sure that there are healthy options in the fridge. I shop at Whole Foods in TriBeCa to make sure that at least what I do have in our fridge is organic and healthy. But sometimes, I just don’t have the time to put the ingredients together to make an actual meal with all food groups represented – especially vegetables. (Does anyone feel my pain?!) My girls, are pretty ok with veggies. They like raw carrots and steamed broccoli…

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