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

14Oct

Where You’ll Find Me

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From time to time, you can find my writing popping up on other web sites, so I thought I'd take you on a short tour.  I started writing as a regular contributor to CBS New York about a month ago, and I've had a few articles appear that I'm quite proud of.  As you know, I love NYC.  I wasn't born here, but you would never think that.  I'm all NYC - my total being.  To be able to write about what to see and do in the Tri State area for CBS a few times a week is a treat.  Here are some of my articles that have been posted recently: The 7 Best Pumpkin Read More

14Oct

NYC with Kids: Halloween Hoorah at the NYC Botanical Gardens

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We love the NYC Botanical Gardens in the Bronx at all times of year.  My kids adore the train show during the winter; I love the orchid show during the summer.  It is a day trip that we all cherish, and it happens to be just 20 minutes from home. So, on Columbus Day, when I found myself with a day alone with the kids, I closed my laptop and decided to spend the day, which happened to be beautiful, outside, in the fresh air, at the Botanical Gardens.  Little did I know, but the Everett Children's Adventure Garden was celebrating Halloween in a very Read More

12Oct

NYC without Kids: Conversation and Coffee at the Jewish Museum

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When my kids were very young, I remember dropping them at nursery school and having a small window of time during which I either wanted to work out my body or my mind.  I'd take an exercise class and then go to a cafe and read my book.  When the amount of time grew, I'd venture to one of the wonderful museums in NYC to stretch my mind even further. Thats why this program appeals to me.  The Jewish Museum, at Fifth Ave and 92nd St, is starting a new program series called am@thejm that begins on Monday, October 24 at 9 AM.   It will be a morning of Read More

12Oct

Casting Call for Gap Kids “I Want Candy” Holiday Video (NYC)

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On Friday, October 14, 2011, girls between the ages of six and ten are invited to an open casting call at Gap's Fifth Avenue store in New York City. One lucky girl will be selected to fill the final spot in the GapKids "I Want Candy" Holiday video, which will launch online in November. The winning girl will star in the "I Want Candy" video alongside viral music sensation Maria Aragon.   WHEN: Friday, October 14, 2011 Open Casting: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Callbacks: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM WHERE: Gap, 680 5th Avenue (at 54th Street) New Read More

11Oct

Wordless Wednesday: This One Says it All

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Don't get me wrong.  I love my kids.  I'd do anything for them.  I'd jump off the cliff for them.  They are my life. But some days are hard.  Really hard.  When I'm sick, I don't get a day off.  Sometimes I run from school to work in the city or Connecticut to the grocery store to the dry cleaners to dance to soccer to homework to making dinner to an event at their school, and I have no time to sit down. The other day, I was cleaning out my jewelry box and my daughter asked me why I never wear earrings anymore.  Since I've had my kids, my personal Read More