Getting Through The Hurricane With Your Toddler!

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Well it looks like we’ll all be hunkering down for the next day or two. Here are some activities to keep your toddler busy, happy and distracted from today’s events! 1. Read to your toddler – For some parents finding the time to read to your child can be difficult. So use today to do just that. Some popular children’s books (and some of my kids’ favorites) are The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle, Brown Bear, Brown Bear also by Eric Carle, Where Is The Green Sheep? by Mem Fox … [Read more...]

My Fall Inspired Birthday Party Ideas on Better Connecticut!

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Recently, I stopped by the folks at Better Connecticut to talk about affordable fall inspired birthday party ideas! Thank you to everyone who tuned in, but in case you missed it click please here to watch: http://www.wfsb.com/story/19832650/budget-friendly-birthday-party-ideas-for-fall Pony Rides – Hire a pony ride for your child’s next birthday party. It’s a guaranteed hit with both boys and girls and kids of all ages. If you’re in the Connecticut area, check out: http://www.piedpiperponyrides.com/ Spa Party- If you’ve got a little princess at home, … [Read more...]

Mom’s Night Out: An Evening With The First Lady, Michelle Obama

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Two nights ago I attended a fundraiser for the President hosted by the First Lady, Michelle Obama. At the event, the First Lady spoke and actors including James Earl Jones, Sigourney Weaver, Geena Davis, Chris Rock, Blair Underwood, Sam Waterston, Jeffrey Wright, Cherry Jones and Cynthia Nixon performed. It was a wonderful event and the perfect end to my day after a long day of various mommy duties. For me, though, the highlight of the evening was getting a hug from the First Lady and having the opportunity to take a picture with her! Unfortunately, I won’t … [Read more...]

Me and My Slow Cooker Veggie Lasagna Dish Featured on NBC Connecticut!

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This past weekend I appeared on NBC Connecticut to show off my latest culinary creation, a slow cooker veggie lasagna dish, an ideal meal from Produce For Kids. This dish is easy to prepare, loaded with vitamins and delicious! So please watch the segment and try the dish at home. Also, I would love to hear from you your thoughts on the dish and any tips you may have to get your kids to eat healthy. In fact I may share your tips with viewers during my next segment! To watch segment click link … [Read more...]

Product Safety Alert: BabyGanics

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BabyGanics, a product line currently being marketed to consumers, as safe and non-toxic may not be the product it claims to be. According to the Environmental Working Group, a research and advocacy group, BabyGanics’ product line contains formaldehyde, a known carcinogen. According to a recent article published by the group, BabyGanics revealed this information after receiving some pressure to fully disclose its ingredients. This article which was published last week is unfortunately no longer on the group’s website. Consumers interested in this subject, though, can still find another … [Read more...]

Calling All Dads! Event Tomorrow in NYC

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Years ago it was acceptable for fathers to play a less than active role in the lives of their children. Today society has changed. We now expect fathers to be different. We expect them to be involved with their kids and to make family a priority. There is also growing research, which shows that when fathers are involved with their children, their children are more likely to succeed in school and have higher self-esteem. This Saturday, Toy State, the makers of toy vehicles including CAT and Cat Preschool, will host its first annual Dads@Play event to encourage more … [Read more...]

Raising A Bilingual Child

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Exposing your child to another language has never been easier, even for those of us who only speak one language at home. Language playgroups and classes are popping up everywhere, but finding the right class for your child can be daunting if you don’t know where to look. Below is a list of some highly recommended programs in the New York area from parents who have used these programs first hand (me included), one of which also offers free classes at the local library! If you know of another great program though, please pass it along so I can add it to the list! Bilingual … [Read more...]