Advice From One Mom To Another

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When I became a mom, a mommy friend of mine sat me down and said "you're not gonna get an A in every category and that's okay." Yesterday, I took my kids to music class and I could see that they all had food in their hair. During mealtime my kids have developed this habit of putting food in their hair. Typically, one starts it and the other two follow. Naturally, I tried to get the food out of their hair before class but it didn’t work. I didn’t have enough time. So I made a decision. I took them to class anyway, food in the hair and all. A few months ago, I’m … [Read more...]

Upcoming Events For Moms On The Social Scene (Or Want To Be)

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While the holiday parties and events are in full swing, so are the charity events to benefit kids in need. Below are some of the upcoming events on the social calendar! Free Arts NYC Kidsfest hosted by Dior Beauty An event to benefit art-based educational and mentoring programs to under-served kids and families in NYC. This year’s co-chairs include Cristen & Nigel Barker, Padma Lakshmi, Lindsay Price and Curtis Stone, Kelly Rutherford, and Mary Alice Stephenson. Date: Sunday, Dec. … [Read more...]

Teaching My Kids About Money

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I used to teach my kids to stay away from money because it's dirty. After all, for a long time they were infants and I didn’t want them getting any germs or to put the coins in their mouths. A few weeks ago, though, I thought to myself, why in the world am I teaching my kids to stay away from money???? My kids are now two and while germs still matter, teaching them about money also matters. So now I encourage my kids to touch money, to look for it and put it in their piggy banks. So far, Eva is the most excited about money. When she sees coins around the house she yells “money!” Then … [Read more...]

Places To See Santa Claus This Holiday Season!

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Now that Thanksgiving has passed, it’s time for holiday sweaters, egg nog and pics of old St. Nick with your little one. Here are some of the best places in NYC to see Santa Claus this holiday season! MANHATTAN The Winter Garden in The World Financial Center 200 Vesey Street Dates: Friday, Dec. 7th, 11am-3pm & 4pm-8pm Saturday, Dec. 8th, 9am-1pm & 2pm-7pm Sunday, Dec. 9th, 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm Cost: $15-20 for photos (proceeds to benefit New York Theatre Ballet) Macys Dates: Nov. 23rd – Dec. … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving In The Hamptons!

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Dinner Time At Our House

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At my house, patience is key during dinner time. The ravioli didn't go over so well, but luckily we did a little better with the ground chicken. :) … [Read more...]

How My Husband and I Are “Making It Work” On Essence.com!

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A few days ago my husband, Fred Mwangaguhunga of Mediatakeout.com, and I chatted with the good folks at Essence.com about our family. We shared with them our life as a married couple and what it has also meant to us to be parents of triplets! Thank you to Essence.com for a great article and for the opportunity to share our story with their readers. Please click here to read our story on how we balance work and married life while raising triplets:http://www.essence.com/2012/11/16/making-it-work-balancing-marriage-and-raising-triplets … [Read more...]

My Tips For Dining Out With Kids on Let’s Talk Live!

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Dining out with kids can be tricky business. So last week, I stopped by the folks at “Let’s Talk Live” in Washington, D.C. to share my tips on how to make your next dining out experience with your child fun, easy and problem free! First, choose casual dining when possible. Casual dining restaurants are generally kid friendly/family friendly restaurants and are more likely to have the things you need like a good kids menu, ample high chairs, booster seats etc. Second, eat out during off peak hours. Going when the restaurant is less crowded will get you … [Read more...]

How Hurricane Sandy Affected Our Family

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On Monday, Hurricane Sandy came and went and, at times, seemed unremarkable. Of course that changed for us around 8pm. Our lights began to flicker and by 8:30 we were in total darkness. Lucky for us, the kids were still watching Yo Gabba Gabba on the ipad (a great tool to have in case of a power outage) and didn’t know what happened. It didn’t take long, though, for that to change as well and for the screaming to begin. It took nearly an hour and lots of renditions of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star to get them to sleep that night. The next … [Read more...]