The Children’s Place 2014 Back to School Collection

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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

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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

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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

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