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

A Storybook Christmas at Bartow Pell Mansion

December 1-January 6 It’s once again A Storybook Christmas at Bartow-Pell! Trees decorated by artists and designers inspired by classic children’s books are sure to delight one and all. See Curious George, Eloise, Raggedy Andy, and other beloved characters in full holiday mode in the mansion’s beautiful period rooms. Visit for more info. Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Tumblr it Tweet about it Print for

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!

New York Public Library presents Making Books Sing's IF YOU REALLY LOVE POLAR BEARS... Summer Tour

Making Books Sing’s IF YOU REALLY LOVE POLAR BEARS tells the story of Patchy, a little boy who loves polar bears and learns about the important role he can play saving the earth. The 30-minute performance incorporates music, puppetry and physical comedy to educate children about climate change and its impact on animal habitats. ConEdison sponsored a five-borough tour in winter 2011 to family audiences at various cultural institutions across

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