October 2015

Photographer Wants Mothers to Remember to Exist in Photographs

Exist in photographs. This is a message that Bronx photographer Richard Rosario is determined to spread- specifically to women and mothers. Scroll through the photo albums on a mom’s cell phone and you’re likely to find hundreds of photos of her children; the first day of school, swinging at the park, holding hands with daddy… The photos of mom are usually few and far between because she’s the one holding

Checking Out New Menu Items at Chuck E. Cheese's

  As the weather gets colder and we search for more indoor activities, one place that kids love to go is Chuck E. Cheese’s. And as much as the kids love it there, it isn’t exactly the biggest thrill for parents. But if you’ve been following us on social media you’ll remember over the summer we had a chance to check out the new menu items available- and we recently stopped

Carhartt Family: Fall & Winter Gear

  We spend a lot of time outside, even in the colder months. We love to explore the outdoors, and attend a nature club at the Bronx Zoo every month. These meetups are held in pretty much any kind of weather- so we need jackets that are going to keep us seriously warm and handle the wear and tear from fort building, rock climbing, and other outdoor fun. We love

Halloween Decor from Oriental Trading + Costumes!

Fall is such a fun time of the year. Apple and pumpkin picking, corn mazes, and Halloween! Each year we usually host some kind of Halloween event- whether it’s a fun playdate for the kids or an adult costume party. So, we like to decorate the house with some spooky decor that we’ve collected over the years. We usually put some decorations to have up for the month of October

Must Haves For New Dads

Father’s Day shouldn’t be the only time we focus on dads. With so many products and services out there, we figured we’d reach out to Pope Jackson, who just had a baby boy with his wife Nicole, and see what has stood out to him so far with his new son Seth. We’ll continue to share the things he finds and likes along the way. Let’s start with two things

Review: Create Your Own Budsies!

Do you need an idea for a unique, one of a kind gift that your child will love? One they created themselves? Your child can put their idea on paper and it will come to life in a soft, colorful plush shipped straight to them. This cool gift comes from Budsies! My son created his very own Budsies together with my sister and they came up with an old-fashioned superhero

New Knock-Knock Joke Books Help Fund Child Medical Grants for Families in Need

*This is a sponsored post with some great news we wanted to share with readers! Happy #WorldSmileDay!  To celebrate, we thought we’d share some news to make you smile. UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) has just come out with two new books of knock-knock jokes, thanks to the help of children nationwide. Full of jokes, and 500 riddles written by children, the proceeds from the book will help fun child medical grants

Build a Firetruck at Home Depot Kids Workshop

Saturday October 3rd, 2015 All Home Depot Locations Get hands-on for Fire Safety Month by building a free fire truck Start the conversation with your kids about fire safety FREE hands-on workshops; designed for children ages 5 – 12 All kid get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Children must be present at the store to

Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Optimum is hosting an essay contest for middle and high school students. Details are below: Essay Topic:  Name a Latino, past or present, with whom you would choose to spend a day and explain why. Deadline is November 2, 2015 Enter in the Middle School or High School Category – write an essay of 500 words or less. Grand Prize:  $2,500 Scholarship First Prize: 

Pick Up a Free Tree This Weekend

From NYRP: Fall tree giveaways officially kick-off this Saturday. Fall is the best time of year to plant trees – cooler temperatures and more rain create an ideal environment for roots to grow, settle in and stretch out. Plus, you’ll be #makinghistory as this is the final tree giveaway season of MillionTreesNYC – your tree is helping us accomplish this goal! Pick up your free tree at one of our