Category: Family (Page 4)

Discovering Treasure at Discovery Times Square {Tickets Giveaway!}

What kid (or adult) isn’t interested in finding buried treasure? Earlier this month, I was invited to discover the Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc and Discovery Times Square launch of SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure, an interactive exhibit that contains more than 500 artifacts from sunken ships from all over the world!! There are many hands-on interactive computer games and exhibits that will entertain (and teach!) any child. And lots of historical…

Family Activity: Making Oobleck

When I cleaned out my pantry, I found three HUGE containers of Argo Cornstarch. Once O heard that we had enough cornstarch to have Thanksgiving gravy for the rest of the year, she demanded, “Let’s make Oobleck!” This went on for a good two weeks until Michael and I finally had a spare moment to actually figure out what the heck Oobleck is.  Basically, what Oobleck is made up of…

Looking Back, Looking Forward. And Turning 40

Goodbye 2012. Hello 2013. With that, I’m saying Goodbye to my 30′s and Hello to my 40′s. It’s interesting to have a January birthday:  it’s the beginning of a new year and I get to celebrate a birthday which inevitably makes me reflect on the past while looking forward to the future — and in this case, celebrate The Big 4-0 as well. Fact: I am excited to turning forty. It’s…

My Thoughts on Newtown as a Parent, Person and Marketer

I have so many thoughts swirling around my head from this weekend along with a myriad of emotions that continue to formulate as the days go on and as I watch the news, read the newspaper and read all of the posts on Facebook and Twitter. As a parent, a person and a marketer, these are my thoughts: As a parent, I am still so distraught over this past weekend’s…

Why My Husband is the Hottest!

I have known my husband Michael since I was five and he was ten-years-old. So basically our whole lives. His little sister has been my best friend since kindergarten, and because I was over their house a lot, he also was my first real crush in the sixth grade. Who didn’t have a crush on their best friend’s older brother?! Our paths crossed after we graduated college when we both…

Grand Opening of Apple Seeds in Chelsea, NYC!

To mark the opening of their brand new children’s toy and book boutique, the apple seeds flagship in Chelsea will be offering families free haircuts, shopping discounts and an all-day family extravaganza tomorrow, Saturday, September 22 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. While the adults shop, kids will have fun with face painting, balloon animals, kids manicures and story time book readings every hour. Jan Helson, the author of the  children’s book…

Our NYC S’mores HERSHEY’S CAMP BONDFIRE

August 10th was National S’mores Day and what better way to celebrate with some family time making some s’mores at our very own New York City  HERSHEY’S CAMP BONDFIRE. Even though we live in the hustling busting city of New York City, we have cookouts on our rooftop using our building’s grills. It’s a perfect way to get outdoor family time and enjoy the summer weather. While I roasted the…

Cookies Kids Provides One-Stop Shopping for Kids

I had the opportunity to interview one of the owners of Cookies Kids, Sonny Falack, at their flagship store in downtown Brooklyn. I have never shopped Cookies Kids before (let’s face it, I hardly make it above 14th street in New York City, let alone Brooklyn), but it was nice to learn that the store was an easy 20 minutes via the subway from our downtown New York City apartment.  …

Product Review: Stokke Tripp Trapp

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…

Food Network’s Clams and Sausage over Polenta Recipe

This is my favorite recipe once summer comes along. We first had this when we rented a beach house two summers ago. And now, whenever I make it, it marks the official start of summer. It comes from one of my favorite magazines, Food Network Magazine: Sausage and Clams with Polenta. Below, is the recipe from the Food Network, with my own picture and tips in **italics. Ingredients 1 cup…