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

Rooibos Facial Exfoliant from HTY GOLD

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facial-cream-exfoliant-rooibus-hty-gold-anti-agingAre you craving that dewy, glowy, bright skin? Having great skin in the summertime can be tricky with the muggy, hot weather but one thing you can do to help is to exfoliate it with a really good face wash. Getting rid of the dead cells will do wonders for your skin and give it a much-needed boost, even after a long day at the beach. HTY GOLD is a company dedicated to making products that are made of all-natural ingredients and I recently tried their new Rooibos Facial Exfoliant – made of the antioxidant rich Rooibos plant. 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

Just for Moms: Summer Clothes & Accessories from Coolibar

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03230C_4067_1The temperatures are rising here in NYC and it’s starting to get really uncomfortable to be outside for too long. We’ve still got an entire summer ahead of us and even though I, for one, would rather stay indoors with the AC blasting, I’ve got kids to entertain and I want to make sure I minimize sun damage to my skin. Coolibar is a great company for garments that provide protection – no less than UPF 50+. This means you’ve got 98% coverage from the harmful rays of the sun and with such a large selection of items and styles, you’re bound to find something that fits your own style. Here are some of my favorite products for moms. Who says you can’t look good in the sweltering heat?! Read the rest of this entry