Monthly Archives: October 2012

Waiting For Sandy…Stay Safe!

It’s 8:45 am on Monday as I write this and we’re just starting to feel the impact of Hurricane Sandy here in Northern NJ.  NYC is pretty much shut down, no school, no subways/buses or trains, no Stock Exchange either! … Continue reading

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Monster Mash – It’s A Reading Book Smash!

With Halloween just one week away, I went through the kidlets’ bookshelf to pull out some books to get us all in a spooky mood.  I broke out “Clifford’s Halloween,” “The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat,” “Froggy’s Halloween” (my son is … Continue reading

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STRANGER DANGER – Tips To Keep Your Kids Safe

If you live in the NYC metro area – as I do – you’ve undoubtedly seen it on the news.   It’s a terrifying story that’s been the lead on the local TV news, newspapers and websites for the past two weeks.  As of … Continue reading

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Celebrate Halloween at The NY Aquarium’s “Ascarium: A Pirate Adventure”

Last week I wrote about “Boo at the Zoo” and the Halloween-themed family activities that you can enjoy there, but the Bronx Zoo isn’t the only place where families can enjoy some scary fun!  Only running this weekend and next, … Continue reading

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I Want My Kids To Always Believe In Puff The Magic Dragon

Next week my little girl turns three!  Though she started ballet and she’s going to be Cinderella this Halloween, she isn’t really a girly-girl.  She loves to be rough-and-tumble like her big brother, has no fear of climbing rock walls … Continue reading

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Help Kids Learn About Upcoming Presidential Election with PBS Kids’ “Democracy Project”

With Election 2012 just 21 days away, the Presidential debate taking place tonight and today being the general election voter registration deadline in several states — including my home state of NJ, all of America is buzzing about politics. On … Continue reading

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Kid Toy Storage Solutions – LEGO® Star Wars™ ZipBin® Toy Box & Playmat Review

My son is now at that age that he is totally into all things LEGO®.   At the age of five, he’s graduated from his pre-school Duplos (which he has kindly given to his little three-year-old sis) and has moved into … Continue reading

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My First Mommy Mafia Meeting AKA PTA

I recently went to my first-ever mommy mafia meeting, better known as our local PTA. Up until I walked into that meeting, most of my knowledge of  PTAs came from that hokey “Harper Valley, PTA” song & bad Barbara Eden/Fannie … Continue reading

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Getting In the Spooky Spirit – “Boo at the Zoo”

The past few weeks in my household have been nothing less than hectic.  Between major projects and late hours at work for both me and The Hubs, getting in the habit of daily “homework” with my kindergarten son, ballet class … Continue reading

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Rocking Out With Kidz Bop®: REVIEW

First there were The Carpenters.  Then, Donny and Marie.  Now it’s my kidlets turn as rock’s newest brother & sister musical sensation: J&J…….! Quick, Clive Davis, Jay Z or Dr. Luke –  you better sign them up quick for a … Continue reading

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