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{Review} Teethme.Com Monthly Subscription for New Moms

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,…

#FiDi Friday: Renting Bikes in Lower Manhattan

On a whim last Sunday we decided to go bike riding. We were slated for some beautiful weather here in New York City and decided to take advantage of it. After our morning breakfast at Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee Shop in Lower Manhattan, we took a short walk over to the CPBS Seaport Bicycle Shop on South St and John St. There were many bikes available including ones that had children’s…

Family Vacations: Making the Girls Closer

The girls are at amazing, fun, engaging and independent ages: 8 and 4 years old, so we’ve (finally) started to go on big family vacations together. Last summer, we spent two weeks at the Jersey Shore; for Christmas we spent eight days in  Paris for our first HomeExchange; then we traveled to Arizona to visit family (post on this trip to come). Going on vacation has always been a gift, a luxury that…

New Line of GUM(R) Star Wars(TM) Toothbrushes Makes Brushing Teeth Fun!

There’s no way around it, brushing teeth is a chore in our apartment. Brushing teeth has gotten easier as our girls have gotten older. Now that O is 8 years old, I don’t have to remind her (as much) to brush her teeth. S, who is 4, is a different story. I have to entertain her to get into the bathroom. Then when we actually get there, I have to…

Getting Crafty with Empty Boxes

Our 8-year old daughter, O, is a smart (and crafty) cookie. She knew that today, Sunday, was going to be a busy day because she would be exhausted from a Saturday night sleepover and from running around with friends at a Sunday brunch playdate. In preparation for a hectic day, she declared that Saturday was going to be her “home day”. When she is feeling like having a “home-day” this…

Easy and Eco-Friendly Lunchtime Bags and Accessories

At the beginning of this year, we officially moved S from a half-day pre-kindergarten program to a full-day, five days a week pre-k student, which means she gets to eat lunch at school with all of her friends (SUCH a big girl!) and that also means we have two kids that we have to prepare lunch for in the mornings.  Although, the choices haven’t changed much throughout the years in…

How to Kick it Up a Notch for Unplugged Family Night

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how we were trying to get an Unplugged Family Fun Night going simply by turning off our PDA’s and tuning into our family and our little girls. We tried going unplugged this past Friday through Saturday and boy, it was hard. It felt strange NOT to check your phone every block and a half for that one email or text that could have…

Yes, I’m a Mommy and I CAN Do It!

I may have been over-dramatic yesterday; questioning myself whether or not I could “survive” without our caregiver who couldn’t come in because she was sick. I clearly under-estimated myself as a Mom and I clearly under-estimated my children as awesome children. Long story short, the day went super smooth and we all had a great time together. Doing drop-offs and pick-ups is probably one of my favorite things, especially during…

Lice Prevention Hair Care Products

Now that I have two kids in school: nursery and elementary, I’ve started to see a pattern in the peaks and valleys of lice issues in school. Lice seems to be most prominent in September right when school starts — after everyone is back from camp, and vacations – or right after winter or spring breaks. With spring break ending for the public school set, I wanted to offer up a few…

My Daughter Cries for Me…FINALLY!

Our girls have had the same caregiver since our 7 1/2 year old daughter was 5 months old. Our caregiver is caring, nurturing and she loves them like her own grand-kids. Our girls even call her “Nanay” which means “grandmother” in my language.  When Nanay first worked with us, it absolutely felt a strange leaving our little O with someone else. It was even weirder when O didn’t bat an…