August 2016

Visiting Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Campsite Resort

By: Charlene Toro Arias Our family has enjoyed camping for many years. We have tried tents, cabins and RVs but I guess you can say our experience has always been considered “glamping” instead of camping. This is the new term used to describe those who prefer to watch a movie on a flatscreen tv  after a day of grilling and swimming, versus sitting in a dark tent wondering if a

7 Office Decor Ideas from Zazzle

Consideration provided by     If you’re anything like us, you probably noticed some pretty sweet office decor and accessories while getting the back to school shopping done this summer. Now that the kids are taken care of, treat yourself to a new addition to your desk or office and feel just as brand new as your fifth grader on her first day of school. For this post, we

2nd Annual Women's Film Series at the Bronx Documentary Center

  The 2nd Annual Women’s Film Series starts September 2nd, and runs through September 10th. The film series will showcase movies made by women filmmakers. The BDC has an incredible line-up of talented directors and award-winning documentaries this year! Friday, September 2, 8PM Jackson Q&A with director Maisie Crow & Alissa Quart, Executive Editor, Economic Hardship Reporting Project With a single abortion clinic remaining in the state of Mississippi, the city of Jackson has become ground

Win a Braun Puremix Blender + Smoothie2Go Set for Back to School

Sponsored Post   My oldest Briana is insanely picky when it comes to breakfast. She doesn’t like milk in her cereal, only likes vanilla yogurt, hardly eats pancakes or waffles- and the list goes on. But one thing she does love? Smoothies! Which is great for me- so easy to throw some pre-mixed ingredients in the blender and create a delicious and healthy smoothie filled with fruits (and even some

Free Monthly Books for Mott Haven Children Ages 0-4

  We’re happy to share that ReadNYC is offering Imagination Library in Mott Haven! ReadNYC is pleased to provide FREE monthly books to children, ages 0-4, in the Mott Haven Community thanks to the Dollywood Foundation. The Dollywood Foundation’s Imagination Library aims to foster a love of reading among preschool children and their families. In order to participate, fill out the PDF below and bring to either the Mott Haven Library located at

Trying out Home Chef Meal Delivery Service

  Have you tried a meal delivery service? Would you ever? I wasn’t sure if I could ever see myself doing so, but when Home Chef reached out to ask me to review two days of their service, I was all for it. Honestly, I had associated meal delivery services with folks who aren’t the best at cooking or who always cook by recipe. Being with a chef for 12

Back to School Faves from Staples

  If the sand in your hourglass hasn’t run out in the back to school countdown, then you’re probably still picking up school supplies and accessories for this upcoming school year. As always Staples has the necessities for back to school- so we’re highlighting some of our favorites with fun colors and stand out prints to help ease your way out of summer and into a successful school year. Must

Camping at the Bronx Zoo: Adults Only

Photo: Did you ever think you’d need a babysitter to go to the Bronx Zoo? Well when there are  drinks and a DJ involved, and an adult only camping experience- then yes. The Bronx Zoo is now offering tickets for Bronx Zoo After Dark: Adult-Only Overnight. The one of a kind experience lets adults live out one of their childhood dreams but with added adult fun- a DJ, drinks, food,

Tackling Travel & Mass Transit with the GB Pockit Stroller

Getting around with little ones in NYC can be a challenge. Especially us outer borough folks. And anyone who’s ever traveled with a stroller on the train knows two things: 1. Elevators only exist at stations you rarely use and 2. Apparently moms carrying strollers up 3 flights of stairs are invisible. I look back at my daily commute to the West Side with my now ten year old and wonder

A Customized Book for Little Ones Starting School

  Starting school is a lot different this time around with my youngest Gia. My older daughter Briana was in school since she was small, and so transition to kindergarten was a breeze- at least for her anyway (I was a mess). Fast forward to her little sister, who has been mostly home with me for the last 4 years. Gia is very social and has been in dance, but

Cirque du Soleil's Paramour

This week we had the chance to head into Manhattan and check out Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour at the Lyric Theater on Broadway. Already a fan of Cirque’s shows, we were excited to see them in a musical and blend both a Broadway story with their famous acrobatic performances. The story is set in the golden age of Hollywood, where a newly famous actress Indigo is forced to choose between love and

Lunch Ideas for National Sandwich Month

Sponsored Post:   It’s National Sandwich Month! And with back to school approaching, what better time to start gathering ideas for school lunches. Whether it’s the classic PB&J or some out of the box creations, sandwiches have long been a classic choice for an afternoon meal. We’ve partnered up with BJ’s Wholesale Club to highlight some sandwich ideas, and to share some fun recipes that go beyond the typical sandwich.