Best Music Classes for Your Toddler This Fall!

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The time to enroll your child in a fall music class is now! Early enrollment will get you the time and day you prefer and possibly a discount (and who doesn’t want that?). Why music? Well, my kids knew the words to “Open, Shut Them” before they even really started talking. Kids love music and music enhances speech! Now, there are a gazillion different music classes out there and most of them are just fine, but the ones below are some of the most talked about and recommended music classes amongst moms in NYC. Music For Aardvarks And Other … [Read more...]

Couldn’t Resist Posting – Video of Samuel Also Counting!

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So it turns out that we do have a video of Samuel counting to 10, however reluctantly. Now, David was the first baby to count to 10 but to date, I have not been to get him on video doing it. Maybe I'll get it in time for Christmas. We'll see. :) … [Read more...]

Thinking About Preschool – Read These Tips!

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I hate to break it to you, but the preschool admissions process is right around the corner if you are thinking about preschool for Fall 2013. So here are some rock solid tips to help you with creating your list of schools and getting into the school of your choice!!! 1. Generally in NYC, preschool applications are due the year before your child enters preschool. There are some schools with rolling admissions, but most preschools in NYC will require you to apply a year in advance. 2. Parents of older children (3 and over) will likely have an easier time getting … [Read more...]

See Levar Burton at the New Apple Store in Soho Tomorrow!!!

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Parents everywhere have fallen in love with the new Reading Rainbow App for the iPad - and I mean everywhere! So who better to celebrate the grand opening of the new Apple Store than LeVar Burton? The event will take place from 10:00am- 11:30am. Levar will do a special reading from the App of some your favorite children’s stories. He’ll also do a demonstration of the App and answer questions. I’m sure it will be a full house and paparazzi heavy so get there early! When: Saturday, July 21, 2012 10am-11:30am Where: The Apple Store In Soho 103 … [Read more...]

Know What To Do If Something Happened To Your Child?

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Of course we all pray that nothing ever happens to our children, but if you're not sure what to do in case of emergency, consider attending Kidville's Save-A-Tot Infant/Child CPR & First Aid class. This 2.5 hour class will cover: • CPR for infants & childrenChoking prevention/Heimlich ManeuverPoisoning/drowningSIDS preventionFall, head injury, bleeding When: Wednesday, July 25th 2012 6:00pm-8:30pm Where: Kidville Upper East Side 163 East 84th … [Read more...]

Eva Counting To Ten!

It’s been a real challenge to get my guys to count to 10 on video, but we finally got Eva to do it last weekend! They can all count to ten and are moving on to their ABCs! We’ll see if I can get that on video. ☺ … [Read more...]

My New Life Without A Nanny…

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I have had a nanny to help me with the kids since their release from the hospital. Most times I have had two full time nannies to help me. As a result, I couldn’t imagine my life without the help of a nanny, until recently. In April, I hired a new nanny and she seemed like a good fit. She was energetic, competent and eager to please. She was also reliable and willing to work whenever I needed her. After a few weeks, however, I made some observations that made me uneasy and I decided I would start interviewing again. Before I had the chance to do this our relationship came to an abrupt … [Read more...]

Mom’s Day Out: Hamptons Polo!

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Last week was an incredibly busy week with the kids, but on Saturday I made time for me! I attended Talent Resources’ 3rd annual Charity Polo Classic, the official kickoff to the Hamptons Polo season. Unfortunately I missed some of the festivities (like the polo for example) because I had to make dinner for the kids, but I did get there in time to see some of the usual suspects including, stars of The Real Housewives of New York, Ramona Singer, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps and former New York Housewife – Kelly Bensimon. Also on deck was former housewife of New Jersey, … [Read more...]

Rosie Pope Launches New Maternity Line!

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Rosie Pope, star of Bravo’s Pregnant in Heels, just launched a new maternity line for A Pea in the Pod and Destination Maternity. Recently, I had the chance to check out the clothes for myself at Rosie’s launch party and they are this season’s must haves for mamas to be! The designs are super stylish with a number of colorful dresses just in time for the summer season. Prices for Rosie’s clothes range from $95- $295 and they are available nationwide at A Pea in the Pod and Destination Maternity! … [Read more...]

7 Pool Must-Haves For Your Toddler This Summer Season!

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Now that 4th of July is behind us, the summer season is in full effect! So here’s a list of pool must haves for your toddler to keep them safe, active and having fun! 1. A flotation device – Look for a vest that straps at the pelvis. DO NOT get blow up arm floaties. They will inhibit your child’s ability to use his/her arms and proper swimming technique. 2. “Little Swimmers” – These are disposable diapers made for the water because regular diapers just won’t do. Regular diapers will expand in the water and can explode. Trust me, … [Read more...]