Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Enter to Win a Fandago Card to see The Lego Batman Movie in NYC for Free


Gotham's winged-cape crusading vigilante who loves darkness and who's surprisingly a fan of his alone time in red silk robes while binge watching romantic comedies {like When Harry Met Sally for instance} may love to rid the city of evil solo, but at some point will realize that one is truly the loneliest number. The Lego Batman movie is a must see with or without the kids if you are a fan of the classic brick toys and DC comic characters.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

8 Unparalleled Special Events for 2017 at LEGOLAND Florida #BuiltForKids

Sixty degree temperatures in New York have our family dreaming of our next warm weather get away and with plans to visit extended family for a reunion, Florida is on top of our list. Having visited locations on the West Coast and in Westchester, NY we're looking forward to an awesome lineup of special events at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort in 2017.  We love discovering what latest happenings are in store at the various LEGOLAND resorts and With two all new events added to the Florida location's calendar. I'm sure families from all over will enjoy the festivities at this popular vacation destination.
Whether it’s fan-focused celebrations of blockbuster properties like “The LEGO® BatmanMovie” and LEGO Star Wars™, an exclusive KIDZ BOP concert series or a unique spin on special occasions like Halloween, Christmas and New Year’s Eve, LEGOLAND Florida Resort offers an incredible calendar of kid-centric events that bring to life the limitless creativity of the LEGO brand.

Here’s what’s happening in 2017, their awesomest year ever:

Saturday, February 18, 2017

True Heroes are Timeless: Celebrate Black History Month with the Disney Channel



Now more than ever and not just for the month of February, as a parent and educator I feel it's essential to celebrate diversity and to embrace one's culture. Whether it's casual talks about our own families history as an African-American mother, who's married to a Jamaican-American or through shows and social media that inspire conversation, during Black History Month we always seek out positive ways to explore what it means to be African American. With the help of popular programming on the Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior children can enjoy shows that reflect on history and inspire kids to dream big.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Celebrate Diversity with Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend and 25% off on Tickets #ad



Having grown up and now raising our own two children here in NYC it's always been an amazing learning experience because of the diverse mix of people that live here and visit from other countries on a daily. In our very own building, because we live close to the airport our boys have managed to make friends with children who's parents are here on business with the United Nations, from Egypt, Dubai, Japan and more. It's wonderful to see how they embrace each other and help their friends adjust to being here, especially those who don't speak English very well yet. From early on we've taught our boys not to judge others based on the color of their skin, religions etc and to accept everyone's beautiful differences.As cliche as it sounds the world would be rather boring if we were all the same. Sesame Street Live is back in New York with their show "Make a New Friend" which shows our lil' monsters how to celebrate friendship and similarities despite cultural differences.

Disclosure: We were provided tickets to review the show, opinions expressed are 100% our own. 

Friday, February 10, 2017

Babes of All Ages Protect Your Booty with a Barre Class and Boudreaux's Buttpaste #ButtpasteBooty #Sponsored


Dislcosure: This Post is Sponsored by Momtrends & Boudreaux's Buttpaste. Opinions expressed 100% my own!

Leave it to a Booty focused Barre class in the Exhale Fitness and Spa at the Gansevoort Hotel, a chat about the newest line of protective pastes for a babies bum from Boudreaux's Buttpaste & your 35th birthday to remind you that you aren't getting any younger!  I hate working out alone so I will adjust my schedule as needed when a call for a group fitness class comes along. I'm way more motivated to work up a sweat these days with a tribe of my favorite mama's and girlfriends. As a mom and former preschool teacher those roles ended up keeping me tone and fit as I tried to keep up with all of my littles nearly 15 hours a day, plus my energy level was zilch after the commute from Midtown back to Queens during rush hour.  At work during the lunch & diapering {a.ka. the most ridiculously chaotic portion of they day}, it felt like a mad dash getting one lil' monster after the either wiped and de-crusted, while others started to smell a little less than baby powder fresh and their tushies agitated. Squatting down to pick them up, sometimes leg lifts over wooden safety gates {because their was mess everywhere} while easing them on to the table with a calmly hum song, just to bend down again to grab the wipes and sometimes greatly needed Boudreaux's buttpaste


Thursday, February 9, 2017

{VIDEO} Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ninja Superstars Stop Motion Action #MustHavesforLilMonsters #WWESuperstars


Disclosure: We were provided the action figures to facilitate the stop motion video, no other compensation was received and opinions expressed are 100% our own.

Hands down two of the most iconic brands that I obsessed over as an 80's baby were the WWE and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, can you blame me? Most people won't believe that my dad & gramps introduced me to what was once the World Wrestling Federation {The WWF} back in the day but it's true she loved watching legendary superstars like "Macho Man" Randy Savage and Sting in the ring. My grandmother would let us stay up late to watch pay-per-view matches, only for us to wake up early on the weekends to binge watch those pizza loving, bad guy fighting TMNT cartoons. I find it just a bit hysterical and pretty damn cool that I have two boys who are also huge fans of both lines, all jokes aside I seriously unwind from a long week tuning in with them and we have a blast! So imagine how hyped we were when we spotted on the Ringside Collectibles Instagram the new WWE Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ninja Superstars from Playmates & Nickelodeon.

Monday, February 6, 2017

The Original Harlem Globetrotters Debut Basketball's First 4-point Line & 25% off Tickets #ad



Every Saturday morning my dad would lace up and grab his basketball and meet our cousin for a couple of games in a park nearby and if us kids were lucky he'd take us a long too. At the end of the game I'd beg them to teach me how to spin a basketball on my finger and made them watch me two or three times while I attempted to dribble the ball in between my legs and behind my back. As I type this, I'm all of a sudden humming "Sweet Georgia Brown" and remembering running to the television every time the infamous Harlem Globetrotters were on. Talk about skill! Not only could they play the game, but they managed to dazzle the multi-generational crowd with every twirl & dunk that had everyone up on their feet in excitement. Growing up in Lefrak City in Queens we had a lot of great players on our community courts, and one of our neighbor's kids "Bones Millien"  even went on to fulfill his dream of playing for the Globetrotters.

If you're here in NYC, don’t miss The Original Harlem Globetrotters at Madison Square Garden February 19th & 20th with THREE amazing games! 
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