25Oct

Museum of Moving Images Family-Friendly Screenings & Workshops

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    If you're looking for a rainy day activity this fall, or want to introduce your kids to the world of moving images, the Museum of the Moving Image  is for you.  The museum has always been one of my personal favorite museums in NYC and I loved introducing it to my own children last summer.  Now the newly expanded and re-opened museum now has more to offer family visitors. The museum is housed in a building owned by the City of New York and its operations are made possible in part by public funds provided through the New York City Read More

24Oct

Spending the Day with More Magazine and How to Get a Good Headshot

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Last week I was invited to an event for MORE Magazine.  I was curious about what I would learn as I haven't really checked out the magazine in the past.  I always envisioned it as a magazine for older women.  We gathered at their office in NYC and listened as Editor-in-Chief Lelsey Jane Seymour explained that the magazine is not quite what we think it is.  It's about "reinventing your life at any age."   While I thought the magazine was about entering the 2nd chapter of life, it's really for all women like myself. After taking a look at the current Read More

23Oct

Rally for Reading with Room to Read

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              I recently joined my local chapter’s board of an extremely important organization called Room to Read.  They believe that world change starts with educated children, and I can’t agree more.  I'm honored and privileged to be a part of a group that is actively seeking to change the world.  It's purely coincidental that I am also working with the gang behind Passports with Purpose  on a similar campaign.  It somehow makes it all the more meaningful. As someone who feels passionately about Read More

20Oct

Giveaway: NY Theatre Ballet Presents Cinderella and The Nutcracker

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We are big fans of the New York Theatre Ballet.  Ever since my daughter started taking dance lessons, it has been a key part of our NYC experience every fall. Cinderella for children opens on November 12 at Florence Gould Hall, NYC. Choreographed by Donald Mahler and set to music by Prokofiev, Cinderella is an ideal introduction to ballet for children ages 3-10, but also sophisticated enough for the most discerning parent to enjoy. With comical evil stepsisters and a clock that comes to life, the ballet is a delightful blend of charm and humor for the Read More

19Oct

“Monte Carlo”, a Film for Tweens

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Interviewing Selena Gomez this past summer, with my daughter as my assistant, remains the highlight of my blogging career.  We are still celebrities in the eyes of her friends, and for me, it was a shining moment when my burgeoning journalist daughter took the reins and asked her favorite TV and pop star questions about her singing career and Paris.  It was also worth getting up at 8:30 to see her new film, Monte Carlo.  We were leaving for Paris just a few short weeks later, and it definitely put us both in the travel spirit. That's why I'm excited Read More

19Oct

Introducing Zuzee, an Online Community for Tween Girls

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Zuzee is the first ever, creative online community where tween girls can share their stories and create photo memories with friends. It is an environment for self-expression that is fun, safe and designed just for tweens and it launched today!  As a mom of an 8 year-old girl, I'm particularly excited about this site.   It's a safe place for her to share, collaborate and stay in touch with her friends. I sat next to the founder at a breakfast at BlogHer and have been excited about its launch ever since. How Zuzee Works: Girls bring their favorite Read More

18Oct

ONE Mom Can Make a Difference

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It only takes ONE mom. That's what we believe. ONE mom can make a difference; she can tell another mom's story. She can help a child with homework; she can tweet, blog and use her voice for mothers in the world's poorest places.  It only takes ONE mom to inspire hope. On Tuesday, October 25th, the moms who traveled with ONE to Kenya will be in Washington, DC to meet with their elected officials and members of the Obama Administration. They will be asking the White House to develop a bold plan to combat HIV/AIDS and bring about the beginning of the end Read More

17Oct

LOL with “Bridesmaids” – Literally

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There is a scene in Bridesmaids that is undeniably hilarious: The setting is an engagement party where Annie, the maid of honor for her longtime friend Lillian, has been asked to make a speech. Annie (played by Kristen Wiig, who co-wrote the script) takes to the stage, glass of champagne in hand, and makes a short toast. But then another bridesmaid grabs the microphone and delivers a moving monologue filled with funny anecdotes and Thai proverbs. The evening rapidly goes down the tube, with each woman famously trying to outdo the other in sentiment Read More

16Oct

Sony Wonder Technology Lab Gets in the Halloween Spirit

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The Sony Wonder Technology Lab invites all ghouls, witches and goblins to a “spooktacular” Halloween celebration at its 13th annual Wonderween event on Saturday, October 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Unlike many Halloween festivities in the New York City area, Wonderween is a free, family-friendly event that invites children of all ages to come in costume for some hauntingly good fun.   Children will participate in various Halloween-themed activities such as Face Painting, Batty Bingo, Spooky Story-telling, and more. Guests will also have a chance Read More

14Oct

Review: M.O.M (Mom Operating Manual)

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I was sent a copy of a new book called M.O.M. last week. I took a look at the cover with the image of superwoman in a box being passed from one child to another and decided that it was reading material for my 6 year-old son and I.  So we sat down on the floor and started to read. Very quickly, I realized this was actually a book for me, not him.  On page 3, when I read that moms are the "the most advanced human models on the planet," I thought, "hmmm....kid's book?  I kind of got the idea on page 6 when the book started talking about signs of wear and Read More