November 2011

BronxMama Giveaway: Tickets to Santaland

One lucky family will win tickets to Bronx Santaland! The package includes a mini Christmas Play, pictures with Santa, and a yummy Christmas treat! Visit for more information or Like them on Facebook To Enter: Leave a comment below letting us know what your family Christmas tradition is. One lucky family will  be chosen! Thanks to Bronx Santaland for this giveaway!

Bronx Forest Nursery

Inspired by a recent string of posts from parents in manhattan, brooklyn, and beyond, Anastasia L. thought it would be wonderful to start her own forest nursery in the Bronx. What is a Forest Nursery? A cooperative effort, the basic idea would be shaped by all of the moms involved, is that from 1 to 3 days a week (just mornings for now),  children and their caregivers spend time outdoors in

Black Friday Shopping Guide 2011

By: Christine Gibson With holiday budgets tighter than ever, Black Friday is a great way to save some cash while scoring great gifts for your partners and kids this year. If you’re up for the challenge then check out the deals below, secure a sitter, some caffeine, and get ready to save some bucks.  Toys R Us Toys R Us is opening its doors at 9pm on Thanksgiving Day with

Store Spotlight: Organic Store in the Bronx

Opened in April 2010, Bella Bath & Body Boutique is located in the Pelham Bay section of the Bronx. Visit their Facebook page at If you’re in the area, stop by and check out their natural and organic bath and body products! The Boutique is proud to service the Bronx Community and educate their customers on making healthier choices with regards to Bath and Body products, home aroma and more. Bella

20th Annual Holiday Train Show

Written By: Priscilla Lino Photography By: Clifford Dickson All Aboard! For the 20th Annual Holiday Train Show 50th street, Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, 125th street(Apollo Theater), next and last stop…. New York Botanical Garden. The New York Botanical Garden is celebrating 20 years of exhibiting the most popular holiday attractions in New York City.  More than one dozen large-scale model trains runs on nearly a quarter-mile of track

NY Yankee Brett Gardner Kicks off The Advil Congestion Relief in New York City  By Unveiling a Newly Decongested School Library

On November 15, 2011, New York Yankee Brett Gardner joined the Advil® Congestion Relief Project at PS 130 Elementary School in the South Bronx to unveil a newly decongested library with improved access to computers and books. Kicking off in New York City, the Advil® Congestion Relief Project will visit communities to provide literal congestion relief to real problems ranging from undersupplied schools, congested traffic lanes and more. The Advil®

Triple Giveaway! Children's Museum of Manhattan

While we await the opening of our very own Bronx Children’s Museum, we all still very much enjoy visiting the other Children’s Museums in other boroughs. This giveaway is to celebrate the launch of a new exhibit that has opened at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan called Eat Sleep Play. This incredibly fun, interactive experience allows children and their families to explore how and why food, sleep and physical activity work

BronxMamas and StinkyKids

By: Nicole Perrino On Veterans Day BronxMama Valerie and I attended a fun lunch at Madame Alexander with our mini me’s Sophia and Briana. The event was to celebrate Britt Menzies launch of her adorable StinkyKids line for Madame Alexander. All of the kids who attended loved the dolls and the many characters to choose from, and even had a chance to watch Britt paint a StinkyKid! The girls left

Dots New Spot

Written by:Priscilla Lino Photography by: Clifford Dickson Founded in 1987, Dots the fast fashion retailer famous for up-to-the minute trends at exceptionally low prices whose mission is to help make fashion affordable despite today’s economic climate challenges. On November 10, 2011, Dots grand opening of its first store in New York City Market, with Bronx location at Bay Plaza Shopping Center, 2146 Bartow Avenue Bronx, New York 10475 was a

Bronx Children's Museum at Hostos

Check out the video posted on BronxNet about the August 2011 Dream Big Event which featured United States Surgeon General Regina Benjamin. Dr. Benjamin, Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor, and Sesame Street’s own Sonia Manzano!

Teaching Our Kids About Money

This post was underwritten by BMO Harris Bank, which offers a matching $25 on a new savings account opened for your child through their Helpful Steps for Parents program. Learn more at Christmas is coming, so when I saw the opportunity for this posting, I figured it would a great time to think about ways in which to teach my daughter about money and saving. She has already circled