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

Volunteer Opportunities to help struggling readers

Reading Partners is a literacy nonprofit organization that connects passionate community members with struggling readers to help students build strong literacy skills, gain confidence, and discover a passion for reading. They are currently recruiting caring community members to participate in their Reading Partners volunteer tutoring programs. Currently there are three schools in the Bronx partnered with the program. If you are interested in volunteering, visit for more information.  

Poopendous!  Pops Up in the Bronx!

Free: Meet acclaimed children’s book author Artie Bennett on Wednesday, August 14, at Bella Vista Community Health Center, 882-886 Hunts Point Avenue, Bronx, New York, 10474 (347-503-7935) at 10:30 am. This fun event celebrates Early Literacy Awareness Week and is sponsored by Reach Out and Read of Greater New York. Artie, author of the best-selling, highly praised The Butt Book, will be there to sign and discuss—and read!—his superfun new book, Poopendous! Hailed as the Dr.

Briana Reviews: Fobie Friends

What’s the lastest in Briana’s Reviews? Fobie Friends! Fobie FriendsTM is an original idea created to entertain while helping children address common fears. The concept developed into a series of books, each book using a unique, colorful, engaging “Fobie FriendTM” animal to comfort and guide a child through a fearful situation. In addition to reviewing the books, Briana also had a chance to have some questions answered by Leslie Miller,

Currently Reading: Secrets of an Organized Mom

Who knew there were the 10 Commandments of being organized?! I recently had the chance to attend a  book launch at The Container Store with amazingly organized Barbara Reich for her new book, Secrets of an Organized Mom. As a mom of two with self diagnosed OCD, I was excited to meet someone who appreciates a clean home just as much as me, but who also has the tips and

The Big Read in the Bronx

March 20 – May 5, 2013 Join the Bronx Writers Center in celebrating Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenhiet 451. All events are free and held throughout the Bronx. Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a master work of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. Fireman Guy Montag lives in a world where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction – a world where firemen start fires rather than put

Rosie Pope's Mommy IQ

Last night Pregnant in Heels star Rosie Pope held a launch event for her new book, Mommy IQ, at Destination Maternity in Manhattan. Lots of mommy to be’s came out to meet the baby connoisseur and learn about her latest project. Guests munched on goodies from Dylan’s Candy Bar and sipped on yummy mocktails while Rosie signed copies of their books and answered questions about their pregnancies. Mommy IQ is

BronxMama Review and Special Offer: The Reading Kingdom-Online Reading Program

By Valerie Vazquez, BronxMama of daughter Sophia. The Reading Kingdom online reading program has been both engaging and educational for my 4 four old daughter Sophia.  She enjoys “playing” on the computer and navigating both the keyboard and mouse much like her Mommy.  She has developed a confidence in reading and is very eager to log on and play the “owl game” every morning.  I have such an appreciation for

BronxMama Book Shelf: Cyber Bloggers: Beginnings (A Picture Book for children)

Author: Marisa Xu, Riverdale. About Marisa- Born and raised to immigrant parents in the Bronx, Marisa is a mom, speech therapist, illustrator and writer! FOR KINDLE, NOOK, OR COMPUTER! Come join Cyber-Orphans Teena, Leena, Benny, and Lenny along with their charming animal friends, Mouse, Kit, and Chip as they grow up in the Cyber-Orphanage. With a little help from their friends, the Cyber-Orphans learn to cook, clean, and shop for themselves!

BronxMama Spotlight: Samantha DeGrasse

Samantha DeGrasse was born and raised in the Bronx. She is an accomplished published children’s author. Her second book was just released titled, “Taber Is Beautiful,” available on and  DeGrasse has put on workshops throughout the area on topics such as confidence, self esteem and character education. BronxMama enjoys highlighting accomplished people who have come from the Bronx, and Samantha is definitely a great example of that! Taber is