October 2013

Review: Smart Ones Oatmeal

I love my mornings. I wake up hours before everyone, sip my coffee while reading the paper and enjoy a long hot shower while everyone finishes their last dream of the night. Totally kidding. I am a hot mess in the morning. I’m almost late before I even put my feet on the floor. If I don’t pick out my second graders clothes the night before, I can’t promise you

Simple and fun Halloween Treats

Halloween is almost here! Some of the best things about the holidays are the crafts and fun recipes because it means time spent together. It doesn’t have to be some super crazy project with lots of supplies and steps.. especially when you are working with a budget or with what you already have! Bronxmama Melissa has shared two fun-and super simple snacks that you can do with your little ones.

Halloween at Woodlawn Cemetery

Twilight Halloween Tours Event Description: Participants will embark on a classic twilight tour, led by Cemetery and Conservancy staff and docents, to explore the unsolved mysteries and untimely endings of some of Woodlawn’s most infamous residents.  Hear the tales of the Lindenburgh kidnapping and the tragic sinking of the Titanic; and visit the final resting place of Olive Thomas Pickford, once the “Most Beautiful Girl in the World” and now

Super Halloween Safety Tips

Below is a list of safety tips Safe Kids and FedEx recommend for parents and drivers to make sure everyone has a fun, safe night. Top safety tips Safe Kids and FedEx recommend for parents: Cross the street safely at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross.  Walk, don’t run, across the street. Walk on sidewalks or

Select Assortment Discount Grocer ALDI Opens New Bronx Store Oct. 28

Grocer Introduces Shoppers to Big Savings and Better Quality   Bronx, N.Y. – Oct. 21, 2013 – On Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, select assortment discount grocer ALDI will offer shoppers a smarter alternative as it opens its second Bronx store, located at 3006 3rd Ave. (at 155th St.).  With more than 1,200 stores in 32 states, ALDI is known for high-quality grocery items at unbeatable prices. “We are pleased to

Recap: BronxMama Costume Dance Party

October is always a fun month full of apple picking, pumpkin picking, and Halloween activities- and it’s one of our favorite months to plan activities for! This weekend Bronxmama hosted our first ever Halloween Costume Dance party. Let’s just say it was a SPOOKtacular event! Held at Beso Lounge here in the Bronx, our little ghosts..OOPS I mean guests- had the chance to do Halloween crafts, munch on healthy snacks,

Spotlight: Sandra Robbins and Shadowbox Theatre

For some of us, taking our children to shows is just another part of having little ones. Whether it be a huge production or a play at your neighborhood theatre, you might not realize you’re giving your children a much bigger gift than a set of tickets. Sandra Robbins,  founder of Shadow Box Theatre says that the gift of theatre lasts a lifetime. When a family attends shows together, they

Review: Spooky Trail at Anthony's Flower Farm

By: Melissa Valcarcel-Serrano Hope you don’t have plans for Friday night because there’s a spooky trail in The Bronx that you have to take your kids to!  Mommy’s Mingle has turned the pumpkin patch at Anthony’s Flower Farm into a spooky trail.  It starts with a story similar to the boy who cried wolf. The kids gather around to hear their mission and then they are lead through the short

Briana's Reviews: B. Teepee from B. Toys

On this episode of Briana’s Reviews, she gets to try out a cool teepee from B. Toys. I’ve been looking for an affordable teepee that I also don’t mind leaving out in the living room-and this one is a hit! Check out other b. Toys at www.justb-byou.com. The B. Teepee is available at speciality stores and at Target! Thanks for B. Toys for the chance to review this product and

Disney Live: Let's Celebrate!

It’s one colossal party on ice, with all your favorite Disney friends! Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they celebrate a Very Merry Unbirthday Party with Alice and the Mad Hatter; Mardi Gras with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen; a Royal Valentine’s Day Ball with the Disney Princesses; a Hawaiian luau with Lilo & Stitch; a winter wonderland with Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear; a Halloween haunt with the

This weekend at Wave Hill

SAT, OCTOBER 12    FAMILY ART PROJECT: BUILDINGS ON THE LAND With the Family Art Project back in its original home in Wave Hill House, consider the varied structures at Wave Hill. Then create your own homey structure using clay, cardboard and natural and recycled materials. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. WAVE HILL HOUSE, 10AM‒1PM             SUN, OCTOBER 13    BIRDING WALK Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his