It's the summer Tristan has been waiting for! He's six and a half and finally old enough to participate in the free sports programs hosted by the City Parks Foundation in local playgrounds around the 5 boroughs of New York. Every summer for the last six years he's been watching his big brother CJ leap hurdles during Track and Field at Juniper Park and practice his tennis swing at Cunningham Park and he's always wanted to step off the sidelines to show his ever growing grit on the field and courts. For the first year ever, the city introduced soccer to the roster which has always been a sport he's wanted to play, so this FREE program was a definite must to add to our Mommy Camp schedule.
Monday, July 17, 2017
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Sometimes being your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man just isn't enough! Spider-Man Homecoming was released in theaters nationwide on July 7th, 2017 and before it's premier I had the exciting chance to cover a press junket with a few local NYC + west coast bloggers and media. Not only am I not a real reporter, I'm not a "real" blogger but Danielle's long time Queens neighbor, friend since High School & proxy for her blog when she's not available. The movie is definitely thoroughly a high school movie: the actors actually look like teenagers and the relational dynamics they build between the characters are very dimensional.
Having spent my childhood and currently raising my gaggle of three in the borough, extra kudos to Marvel & Sony for making the population of a Queens high school look very ethnically diverse without having to supply an explanation for it. When the producer Amy Pascal was asked during the press junket what was the inspiration for that she answered (rightfully so): "Reality." It got a big positive reaction from the crowd.
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Friday, June 30, 2017
Summer Looks for Stylish Kids from Orchestra and $50 Gift Card Giveaway #AD #MustHavesforLilMonsters
Disclosure: We received a gift card as compensation for this post.
Opinions expressed are 100% our own.
Now that school is out for the summer our travel planning is in full swing and we're currently on the hunt for a new Summer wardrobe for CJ & Tristan as we get ready for our family reunion in Atlanta. I'd always thought shopping for boys wouldn't be as fun, especially after noticing how limited the selections were in major retailers when our tween was born. If you've seen one plaid shirt, you've seen them all! As parents we've always got an eye out for stylish, quality pieces with an affordable price tag that our boys will love rockin'. You have no idea how excited I was when introduced to Orchestra, a French clothing line for kids that launched online this Spring in the United States and at The King of Prussia mall in Philadelphia.
Saturday, June 3, 2017
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Just last month my girlfriend Marta and her hubby took their gaggle and our lil' monsters to the Road to the Races Tour at Atlas Park to check out the cars, preview a snippet of the movie and more. I can admit that I was pretty bummed that the hubby and I couldn't see our boys reactions to seeing the race cars in full size. We can only imagine how hyped they all were when they stepped inside of the long tractor trailer that featured a pretty cool movie theater for guests to view clips before it's release.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Top 3 Must Haves for Lil' Monsters at The 2017 New York Baby Show #MTBloggerLounge #NewYorkBabyShow #AD
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Thursday, May 11, 2017
There's been so much buzz around Disney's highly anticipated Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales release in theaters on May 26th. The movie franchise always hits the mark with daring stunt filled adventures and snarky humor & has become a fave of my hubby and I! Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil's Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack.