A Child-Friendly Timeshare: Wyndham Bonnet Creek

Wyndham Bonnet Creek Child-Friendly Timeshare

My family and I discovered a true gem of a resort on our current trip to Disney World.  The Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort is located 10-15 minutes from all the Disney Parks, Universal Sea World, downtown Disney and is perfect for families of all shapes and sizes. It's not a hotel or even a Disney resort; it's actually a timeshare.  It has so much to offer: location, activities, accessibility, spacious rooms, amenities, free shuttle service to all the Disney parks, five pools scattered around the resort, miniature golf, club rooms, an extremely kind staff … [Read more...]

Heart of Haiti: A Tribute to My Mom

Heart of Haiti

For the Heart of Haiti campaign, I was asked to write a brief post about a woman who has helped and inspired  me.   The first person who comes to mind is my mom, and no one else. My mom is my rock.  She's my support system.  She's my friend.  She's my biggest supporter.  She's genuine and one of the most gracious people I've ever met.  With her, everyone else comes first.  She has lived the most unselfish life imaginable.  When I'm sick, I hear from her ten times a day.  She always puts other's needs before her own, and she has taught me so much about … [Read more...]

Where to Watch the Royal Wedding in New York City

Kate Middleton and Prince William

Feeling bad that you can't cross the ocean to watch the Royal Wedding?  I know my husband is, although he's not admitting it.  If you live in New York City, here are a few places I've found where you can watch it.  We're on vacation in Orlando, so we'll be watching it from our room starting at 5am  or before, unfortunately, but if you live in the city, GO JOIN THE BRITS!  And to all my British readers (namely my mother-in-law), enjoy the ceremony and please leave comments on where and how you're watching it.  Here's what happening in NYC bright and early … [Read more...]

Epcot with Kids

Epcot Disney World

(This article 'Epcot with Kids' is also featured on TravelingMom.com.  I am currently on vacation in Orlando and will be posting articles from my trip over the next few days across both web sites.) When we decided to visit Disney World during Spring Break and Easter weekend, we didn’t really factor in the expected lines and big crowds. So, we decided to spend our first day at Epcot. Epcot may not be the first Disney park you may consider as a good place to start for your kids. It’s big, it’s educational, it doesn’t have the roller coasters and more … [Read more...]

Giveaway: 2 Tickets to the New York Theatre Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty Duetx

New York Theatre Ballet presents Sleeping Beauty, a delightful one-hour ballet that will engage children ages 3 to 12 and charm the entire family.  Show times are Sat, May 14 @ 11 am & 1pm &  Sun, May 15 @ 11 am, 1pm & 3:30 pm at family-friendly NY Theatre Ballet Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street (between Park & Madison avenues - closest subway 59th street & Lexington), where each seat provides a close-up view of the dancers and all of the activity on stage.   Tickets are $40 for adults and $35 for children age 12 and under … [Read more...]

Moms4Moms: Celebrate the Power of Moms Who Need Gifts the Most

Moms4Moms

Moms4Moms is a movement started by Holly Pavlika, who founded Mom-entum, a blog about marketing to Moms using social media and is also executive vice president and managing director of Big Fuel, New York. Its goal is to “really make Mother's Day about moms” by promoting the allocation of at least some of the money spent on gifts to mothers in need.  I, for one, think this movement is sensational and I think it's important to get involved today.  As a mom, as a woman, as someone who cares. Today on April 27th Moms4Moms is asking for donations.  Please … [Read more...]

Is Motherhood What You Signed Up For?

motherhood

Yesterday at the airport, my son got up to chase my husband to the food area.  My heart jumped a step as I lost sight of him.  My older child saw where him and told me he was in view.   The man next to me said kindly, “When are you ever not working as a mom?” At first, I didn’t know what he meant.  I thought he was asking me if I work.  I wasn’t in the best of moods.  We had left the house for the airport without our two guidebooks and G.P.S., two items of great importance to me when traveling.  Even though the man was amused by the situation, by my … [Read more...]

NYC Family Theater: Suzy for President

Suzy For President

As you know, I'm a huge proponent of kid's theater, so when the writer of a show coming to town sent me information to promote her play, I was thrilled. SUZY FOR PRESIDENT is a new children’s theater play that emphasizes the fact that we all have quirks and oddities and that’s what makes us who we are – and not only that, that’s what makes us great, no matter what age we are. This play tells the tale of Suzy, a precocious 7th grader who decides to run for class president to put a stop to the bullying mean girls ruling her school. With her best friend, … [Read more...]

New Victory Theater Presents “Peter and Wendy”

New Victory Theater

The New Victory continues to bring first-rate theater for kids to New York City.  I make every effort possible to get my kids into the city to see their shows.  They have the most beautiful, visual, innovative productions this side of the Atlantic Ocean.  You've seen me post before on their blog, I'm a huge fan.  And so are my own children. World-renowned experimental theater company, Mabou Mines, returns for a third time with Peter and Wendy, an adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s celebrated story about the exuberant and fleeting nature of childhood.  Rising … [Read more...]

Summer Travel Planning: Atlantis Fantasy Camps

Atlantis Fantasy Camps

Looking for a educational and fun summer holiday for the whole family?  Look no further!  From July 11th through August 4th, 2011, the four-night/five-day 2011 Atlantis Fantasy Camps invite campers between the ages of 6 and 22 to pursue their dreams with a variety of different “edutainment” camp programs suited to specific age groups and interests. Campers will access the state-of-the-art 8,000 square foot kids club AKA (Atlantis Kids Adventures), the new $11-million teen club CRUSH and the world’s largest open-air marine habitat featuring more than … [Read more...]