This Week’s Cool Parenting Blog Posts

Here is my weekly round-up of few blog posts for you to check out: Mom Finds: Best Kid's Ugg Boots Scary Mommy: Ruckus Media Group Shiny Brite: Fall Trip: Washington Irving's Sunnyside and New York Times: Is Candy Evel or Misunderstood? Aint Yo Mamas Blog: Ruckus Media Group iPhone/iPad Apps for Children - Review and Giveaway! Cool Mom Picks: Getting Meryl Streep to Read Your Child to Sleep Ma Vie Et Ma Voie A Great Find: Digital and Educational Apps for Kids A Child Grows: The Switch Witch: What to Do with Halloween Candy Mom … [Read more...]

Tales of Bravery and Courage from Ground Zero

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The other night I had the privilege to hear Andre Raynor speak at the opening Sisterhood event at the Westchester Jewish Center in Mamaroneck. She is a Methodist Minister who, in the aftermath of September 11th, served as a chaplain to the morgue at Ground Zero, and walked with the brave fireman, police officers and medical personnel as they strived to honor the dead.  Amidst the carnage, she offered blessings over remains and support to the many workers there.  Finding the remains of those who perished took its toll on Raynor, but she found relief and … [Read more...]

A Look at the New “Pinkalicious” Line of Toys

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A few months ago, I wrote about the play, "Pinkalicious" that I took my daughter to see in NYC a few years ago when she was five.  I described how much she enjoyed watching a play about one of her favorite story book characters.  She's not the only one.  Millions of little girls have been inspired by Pinkalicious, since the first book came out in 2006.  My daughter's world has revolved around the color pink since she started making her own decisions about her personal preferences.  In addition, the series, as well as the play, has taught her the lesson … [Read more...]

My Review of Freckleface Strawberry: A Must See For You…Oh, and Your Kids, Too

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When my kids and I headed into New World Stages on Sunday to see Freckleface Strawberry, I have to admit that I had pretty big expectations.  After all, the book the play was based on is written by one of my favorite actresses, Julianne Moore.  In addition, we have had some great theatrical experiences recently at this theater with the Gazillion Bubbles Show and ImaginOcean.  Most of all, I was really excited to see my 5-year-old son's reaction to the show.  To date, I've been taking my daughter to most of the performances I review on this blog, and I … [Read more...]

Carnegie Hall Family Concert Series

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The first time I set foot into Carnegie Hall was an amazing experience that stands out in my mind.  Listening to classical music live on the Carnegie Hall stage is a memorizing experience.  Their family concerts are a great way to introduce your children to the world of music.  Tickets start at $9 per ticket, and you get an afternoon of music in New York's finest music hall.  Here is a list of some what's to come this season: THE NEW YORK POPS December 11, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage The … [Read more...]

Baileys Brings You Home Project Travel Sweepstakes

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Baileys is holding a Facebook contest awarding 250 consumers FREE round-trip tickets home. Each ticket is worth $500 and good for any US Domestic flight.  They are announcing 25 winners each week, through December 10th, on Facebook.  Additionally, for every entry, Baileys will donate $5 to Hero Miles, a not-for-profit dedicated to uniting military families. Anyone over 21 years of age enter through the Baileys Brings You Home tab on the Facebook page.  After entering their information, applicants can submit either a video or written statement … [Read more...]

A Day at the Intrepid Air, Sea and Space Museum

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This  past weekend we paid a visit to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City as part of my involvement the Kids Club 13.   We had never been to the Intrepid, but it was definitely on our list of things to do, so we were thrilled it was on Kid's Club 13's agenda.  Not only does my son love anything that flies, but he wants to be an airplane pilot (as well as a helicopter pilot).  As soon as we wandered into the Intrepid, he was in his element. The museum has a new section called the Exploreum to teach kids about the inner workings of a … [Read more...]

Giveaway: The Mother Company’s DVD “Ruby’s Studio: The Feelings Show”

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Last month I reviewed a new DVD called "Ruby's Studio: The Feelings Show".  I came across its producers, The Mother Company, by pure chance while surfing the Internet and contacted them as I liked the whole appeal of the company.   Here was a company made up of dedicated and skilled mothers and parents with the desire to re-invent children's entertainment.  When I got my copy of the program, I was so eager to sit down with my kids and see their reactions.  So, a few days later, on a quiet weekend afternoon, I sat down with my five and seven-year-old … [Read more...]

My Most Positive Reaction to Sesame Street’s “I Love My Hair”

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Don’t need a trip to the beauty shop, ’cause I love what I got on top. It’s curly and it’s brown and it’s right up there! You know what I love? That’s right, my hair! I really love my hair. I love my hair. I love my hair. There’s nothing else that can compare with my hair. I love my hair, so I must declare: I really, really, really love my hair. Wear a clippy or in a bow Or let it sit in an afro My hair looks good in a cornrow It does so many things you know, that’s why I let it grow I love my hair, I love my hair I love it and I have to … [Read more...]

Win FOUR Tickets to See STOMP in NYC

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STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated and sexy. The idiosyncratic band of body percussionists fills the stage with magnificent rhythms, using matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and hubcaps – everything but conventional percussion instruments. STOMP is a great show for children and adults of all ages.  Want to see what all the noise is about! Win FOUR tickets today here on The Culture Mom and take your entire family to enjoy the experience.  Tickets are valid on Tuesdays at 8pm, Thursdays at 8pm or Sundays at 3pm.  … [Read more...]