Category: Family

Transition Tuesday: Marketing to Occupational Therapy

As you may or may not know, for the past two years, I have been making a career transition from marketing to occupational therapy. It’s taking a bit of time because in order to even apply to graduate school for occupational therapy, I had to take and complete six science and psychology pre-requisite courses. Although long, it’s gone pretty quickly — I can’t believe it’s been almost two years since I…

Doing Laundry in Cold Water with Tide Coldwater

Since we moved into our own apartment with our own washer/dryer four years ago, I’ve always used cold water to launder our clothes. Washing in cold water saves energy, maintains our clothes colors and prevents shrinking! At a recent Momtrends event, Nicole Feliciano introduced an exclusive group of influencers to Tide Coldwater. Tide has a goal to convert 70% of all wash loads worldwide to cold by 2020. Won’t you…

American Girl Debuts WellieWishers for Younger Girls

Meet American Girl’s new line of five characters, called the WellieWishers: Ashlyn, Camille, Emerson, Kendall and Willa. This new line is created for the younger girls, ages 5 to 7 years old as they develop social and emotional skills like empathy, compassion and thoughfulness. The WellieWishers also have early chapter books (sold separately) that teach life lessons on sharing, cooperation, respecting feelings and just being a good friend. I attended…

Boo at the Zoo is back at the Bronx Zoo

Could you believe Halloween is this weekend? How did that happen. If you still need plans to show off your Halloween costume, The Bronx Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo has ton of fall favorite activities for you to choose from. There’s pumpkin flavored treats, apple picking, and of course, the amazing costume parade. Boo at the Zoo is THE destination for family friendly fun for Halloween.     You can wear…

Changes: My Road Back to School

I initially started this blog back in 2009, when I took a social media class when I was a candidate for a Master’s of Science in Integrated Marketing at New York University. It was one of our social media projects and loved how engaging and “new” this whole blogging business was. My blog was originally called “Diaper District” because at the time, I was a mom of two very young kids…

Bronx Zoo Harvest Festival Activities

School has started but the fun and learning doesn’t stop at the classroom; it continues at the Bronx Zoo! With the cooler weather comes breathtaking scenery and more active and engaged animals — truly the best time of year to go to the Bronx Zoo!  What makes it even better is that there’s a slew of Bronx Zoo harvest festival activities that are perfect for the whole family. I am…

Bronx Zoo Family Activities

Now that school’s out, kids have plenty of free time to check out all that the Bronx Zoo has to offer. Don’t miss the newly renovated Children’s Zoo, say hi to the new animals in the petting zoo area and see the new baby gorilla and sea lion. But hold up! There’s a ton of exciting and big events taking place at the Bronx Zoo this summer, so read on: I…

Bronx Zoo Birdathon and Bird Migration Month

Our second grader has been studying anything and everything about birds for the past several weeks. It is a yearly study that all second graders do at our girls’ elementary school. So, for the past several weeks she and the rest of her class have been going birding in downtown Manhattan’s parks and Central Park. Lucky for her and YOU, The Bronx Zoo is celebrating the Second Annual Bronx Zoo Birdathon…

Family Ski Vacation #SkiMoms January Twitter Party!

It’s that time of the year and skiing and winter sports is at the top of mind of a lot of families. For us, it’s truly the only way that we can enjoy freezing cold weather! I am always surprised when our family goes on a ski vacation and our girls wake up early, happily put on three — count ’em, THREE — layers of clothes, then stay out in frigid temperatures. Granted skiing…

Fandango Family: Our Family Movie Rules

As my husband and I go through the motions of becoming parents of a tween and pre-tween, we are starting to navigate the world of buying electronics, going online, dropping off at parties, navigating sleepovers and watching movies. Watching movies? Why is that an “issue”? Well, it’s not really an issue. We just have placed some rules governing how and when to watch certain movies. Believe me, when it’s a holiday and…