Category Archives: Toddlers

Movie Review: The Hero of Color City

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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

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Whimsical Crib Bedding from Skip Hop

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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

Healthy Food for Your Kids While on Vacation? The Westin Hotels Have it!

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IMG_8743When my family and I go on vacations I’m a little more relaxed about what they eat. I try to focus on allowing them to enjoy their vacation and letting them have special treats, but I do know what eating loads of junk food can do to the body and brain of a young child. I found out about Westin Hotels’ new kids menu and was invited with my children for a cooking lesson at the Westin Grand Central in Manhattan. It was a lovely afternoon and a very special experience for my kids – making food they never have made before. Read the rest of this entry

2 Fun Rainy Day Activities from ALEX Toys

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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

Adventures in Coney Island

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IMG_8359“The playground of the world”, Coney Island, has been experiencing a renaissance for the past ten years. Recently my family and I visited the Coney Island boardwalk and got to experience first-hand some of the new (and renewed) attractions that have been making it, once again, a popular destination. Read the rest of this entry

Thinking About Holiday Shopping? Check Out New Toys from V-Tech Kids!

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IMG_8314Even though it’s still summer, some people (such as myself) like to plan ahead and start thinking about holiday shopping. I recently attended an event for V-Tech’s newest toys and while most will be available for purchasing only in October, take a look at some of my favorite picks for kids of all ages (and scroll to the bottom for one special product available now!) Read the rest of this entry

Tune in to Sprout for Their New Show, Astroblast!

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IMG_8285A few weeks ago I attended a luncheon with my children to celebrate a new animated show that just launched on Sprout: Astroblast! The show, based on the book series of the same name, has been produced by Scholastic Media and is an adorable and unique show currently playing seven days a week. At the event we learned about the show, met Nina from the Good Night Show and had incredible food (and desserts!) Read the rest of this entry