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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

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The Secret Mountain: Phenomenal Music for Kids (and Their Parents!)

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image0Are you a fan of a particular genre of music and are trying to get your kids into it? For me it’s music from the Jazz Swing era. I play lot of CD’s at home but it’s more as a background as my kids, especially my 7-year-old daughter, prefer music that’s popular on the radio. The Secret Mountain is a company that has a range of book & CD combos of lots of different types of music, such as African lullabies, French Creole songs, and classical masterpieces. I received Swing Cafe for review, which is a book and CD album with songs from the Jazz Swing era and played it for my kids. Here’s what we thought: Read the rest of this entry

NYC Must-See: Fluff – A Story of Lost Toys

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Fluff live and promo_MG_8181Everyone has at least one cherished toy that they lost. If you want to know what happens to lost toys, here’s the scoop: The Gingham family of Brisbane, Australia takes good care of them. How good? Well, they have an entire show about it! The comedic show, Fluff, A Story of Lost Toys, playing this weekend at the New Victory Theater, incorporates off-beat music, silly sounds, funny videos and hysterical and unique theater to tell the story of the lost toys. I saw a performance this past weekend with my kids and for those who like something completely different, this show is a must! Read the rest of this entry

Kiss My Face: All-Natural Sunblock for the Entire Family!

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land-kidsThe trees are finally starting to bloom with pink and white flowers here in New York and we’re getting a taste of spring and enjoying the sunshine. Being under the sun means I need to slather sunscreen on my kids and myself and I really don’t like the idea of chemicals on our skin. Luckily Kiss My Face has a line of all-natural sun care products that can make you feel good about slathering globs of sunscreen every day for the next six months. They are free of parabens, artificial colors and fragrances, phthalates, nanoparticles and oxybenzone and are also cruelty-free. Here are some the best products for kids (and their parents!) from this award-winning company: Read the rest of this entry

Fun Activity: Madame Tussauds of New York

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IMG_6331You don’t need to take a selfie like Ellen’s to see a lot of celebrities at once. The world-famous wax museum, Madame Tussauds, has over 200 of the most interesting celebrities and famous people. My family & I recently got to see them all in the Times Square location. Here are pictures from our experience, plus tips at the end of the post. Read the rest of this entry

Don’t Miss: Bessie’s Big Shot at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater

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justina wong-100The weather is finally starting to get warmer in New York. This means we can spend hours in the sun-drenched parks of our beautiful city! Central Park is always a favorite so next time you visit be sure to stop by the Swedish Cottage for their new marionette show, Bessie’s Big Shot. Read the rest of this entry

Dress Your Kids for Spring with Little Joule

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SS14_US_TB_GIRLS-New-InSpring is finally here and my family & I looking forward to being outdoors, enjoying the sunshine. I like to dress my kids in comfortable, bright clothes and I’m always prepared for the occasional Spring shower. I recently discovered Joules – a brand of clothing from England for both children and adults. I was excited to find out they recently launched JoulesUSA so we can enjoy their beautiful collections here, across the pond. These stunning clothes are not just for the British countryside – they can look great in our little American suburbs, too! Here are some of my favorite Spring must-haves for infants and children that are just irresistible: Read the rest of this entry