January 2014

Giveaway: Pass to Victorian Valentine Workshop

Valentine crafts are always fun, but making handmade Valentine’s Day cards just like ones from the 19th century is even more awesome. This event is always so fun every year at Bartow Pell Mansion, so the mansion has offered to give away a free spot to a child on the February 8th workshop! To Enter: Leave a comment letting us know why you think your child would love this! Random

Review: Norwegian Getaway Cruise

Another wonderful afternoon spent with @themoms for Norwegian Cruise Lines #UltimateGetaway Family Fun Day, that’s had me googling cruise deals ever since. We had the chance to climb aboard the brand new Norwegian Getaway (twin to NYC’s Norwegian Breakaway) before it heads to it’s home port of Miami, FL on February 7th. Once we “embarked” we did a “step and repeat” for a quick family photo and were led into

Event Recap: Daisy and Josephine #GilbertMamarazzi

This Wednesday evening Dahlia and I trooped through the slush from our Bronx apartment to Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant in Times Square to join @themoms & @DrinkArizona for #GilbertMamarazzi to celebrate actress Melissa Gilbert’s new children’s book Daisy and Josephine. Melissa Gilbert is best known for her role as Laura Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie so this was a really special event to share with my daughter

Burdetsky Family Circus at the Bronx Library Center

The Burdetsky Family Circus has performed in circuses throughout the United States, as well as for hospital, day care and senior center audiences. Of particular delight are the Burdetsky Dancing Dogs, Santa and Barbara, who keep audiences smiling as they sing, waltz, and perform hilarious tricks. Arkady Burdetsky heads up this amazing family circus. Arkady, who trained with and worked for the renowned Moscow Circus, is a distinguished acrobat and

Giveaway: Shadow Box Theatre at Hostos College

We are excited to share a great giveaway from Shadow Box Theatre! If you read our interview with founder Sandra Robbins, then you know how amazing this theatre is. In addition to their home in Brooklyn, Shadow Box also travels to other boroughs for some of it’s performances. For February, they will be at Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture for one of their wonderful productions, and we have 3

Giveaway: Family Concert at Wave Hill

Wave Hill is delighted to offer four free tickets to the upcoming performance by Sonic Escape at Wave Hill, Sunday afternoon, February 2.  Leave Dad at home watching the Superbowl, poor guy, and make a full day of it with a free Family Art Project in the morning and light lunch in The Café before the performance at 2pm. For your chance to win, click here. The winner will be selected Wednesday, January 29.

Pre-Valentines Day Sip and Shop

**A Beso Lounge and BronxMama Event** Come out to enjoy wine tasting, nails, gift samples, and opportunity to buy some goodies for Valentines Day. More details coming soon. This is a woman’s night out, for ages 21 and over. Beso Lounge 320 East 204th Street, Bronx 2 to 7pm -Wine Tasting -Nails by Pink Shisha -Valentines Day Bouquet Raffle from Teleflora -Goodies from Oriental Trading Company -Treats by The Sweet Chicks NYC -Jewelry from

Valentines Day Goodies

Hosting a Valentine’s Day Soiree? We’ve picked our favorite Valentines finds from Oriental Trading. Aside from all of the cute Valentine’s Day crafts you can get on the site, there are also lots of great entertaining and decor ideas. Next month we will be hosting a Pre-Valentine’s Day event and can’t wait to use these goodies we picked out! Our Picks Rose Petals, 200 pieces for $5.50. We chose the

#SummerDreaming at Dream Resorts

By: Dalilah Smith-Santos Last week I had a chance to join @TheMoms and some mommy bloggers for a LONG overdue Spa Day at Salon Today in Midtown; made possible by Dreams and Now Resorts & spas for their #SummerDreaming campaign. It was FABULOUS! Not only did I enjoy a relaxing mani/pedi in the same chair, I got to enjoy it with a yummy mimosa, fruit and some mommy conversation. while

Review: 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer

My family and I recently had the chance to review the 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer for a week. Just in time for New Years Eve, the rally red color had us all in a fun holiday spirit. To top it off, with the first winter storm of 2014, we even had the chance to see how well it handled in the snow. Lancers have always been a cool car to have

Review: Tiny Love Take-Along Bouncer

Next up on our list of reviews is the Take-Along Baby Bouncer by Tiny Love. Our adorable little assistant Emilia helped us test out this seriously convenient take along bouncer! Having a new baby around is a whole new ballgame when it comes to traveling and hanging out. The diaper bag can be as heavy as a carry on, and nowadays babies come with so many accessories that it’s hard