Category Archives: Reviews

Two Unique Books to Help Kids Learn About China


9780989377621__86929.1405453500.1280.1280My husband and I encourage reading for pleasure as much as possible but for us, reading is also it’s a way to learn about the world. I try to get my kids books that have an added value and can be educational so I was excited when I found out about two new books that teach kids about China in a fun way. Read the rest of this entry


Movie Review: The Hero of Color City


photo02Although Fall is one of the best times to go see movies in the theater, there seems to be a shortage of kid-friendly movies right now. I’m talking about G-rated, wholesome movies that you can take a toddler to and not worry about violence or inappropriate content. When I received an invitation from The MOMS to attend a screening of The Hero of Color City I was excited – I had no idea a toddler-friendly movie was coming out and I was really looking forward to seeing it with my kids. Read the rest of this entry

Red Lobster’s Endless Shrimp


IMG_9437I’m a pescatarian so my main source of protein is fish and seafood. I especially love shrimp; not only are they delicious and incredibly easy to make, but shrimp are also a good source of vitamin D and B12, as well as cancer-fighting Selenium. I recently visited my local Red Lobster restaurant to sample their Endless Shrimp promo, which is available until November 2nd, 2014. I had never been to Red Lobster before (mostly because I’m married to a vegetarian) but since my mom was in town we decided to check it out and see if their shrimp were worth a visit.

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The Children’s Place 2014 Back to School Collection


childrens place CollageEveryone is gearing up for their kids going back to school and I’ve been on the lookout for new clothes that my kids will love. The older two are starting school in less than two weeks and need some new fall and winter clothes so I headed out to the Children’s Place to see what’s new. Read the rest of this entry

Restaurant Review: Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas on Long Island


IMG_8803I’m not a big fan of Italian food, that is, American Italian food. I’ve never actually tasted authentic  Italian food so when I recently had dinner at Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas, a new Italian restaurant in Garden City, Long Island, I was completely blown away. I’m happy to report that I am now a big fan of Italian food. At least if it’s authentic, like at Spuntino. Read the rest of this entry

Whimsical Crib Bedding from Skip Hop


IMG_8325Hard to believe that my youngest is no longer a baby and will be turning two next month! As he’s getting older, bigger and becoming a little boy we felt it was time to update his crib bedding. Skip Hop is a brand known for its efficient diaper bags and adorable kids’ backpacks but they actually also have a terrific line of bedding sets. Their modern, yet whimsical designs are just what you need when you want to brighten up a nursery with a pop of color that can still likely match what you already have. Read the rest of this entry

2 Fun Rainy Day Activities from ALEX Toys


IMG_8340Summer is all about enjoying the outdoors but when it’s too humid and muggy I prefer to stay home with the air conditioner in full blast. I always like to keep a stash of unopened toys for those times when I hear “I’m bored!” Here are two from ALEX Toys that can really get kids’ imagination going and banish boredom. Read the rest of this entry