Giveaway: The Realistic Joneses on Broadway

the realistic joneses

Written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Will Eno and directed by Sam Gold (Fun Home), the upcoming Broadway show The Realistic Joneses is inside look at the people who live next door, the truths we think we know and the secrets we never imagined we all might share. As their relationships begin to irrevocably intertwine, the Joneses must decide between their idyllic fantasies and their imperfect realities. The show originally premiered at Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, CT, in April 2012, starring Letts, Parker Posey, Glenn Fitzgerald and Johanna Read More


Review and Giveaway: The New Victory Theater, NYC

bello mania

One thing I love about the New Victory Theater is that I always know I'm going to get high-quality, innovative and completely original programming.  Literally every production is mind-blowing. So, of course, after seeing the latest New Victory production, Bello Mania, I can say the same thing.  I  knew very little about former Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey clown Bello Nock, who directs and stars in this new show along with a talented troupe of circus performers.  When he first came out on stage, looking exactly like he does in the photo above, Read More


Giveaway: $50 American Express Gift Card for a Night at the Movies

Hyde Park

Any movie starring Bill Murray and Laura Linney has GREAT written all over it. I'm looking forward to seeing Hyde Park On Hudson.  That's why I'm thrilled to be giving away a night for one reader to see it and have a night at the movies. Together they;re starring in a historical tale that uniquely explores the all-too-human side of one of history’s iconic leaders, FDR. Blending literate wit and drama, Hyde Park on Hudson is directed by Roger Michell from a screenplay by Richard Nelson. In June 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (played by Read More


Celebrating Staples for Students with a $25 Gift Card Giveaway

Students for Staples

  Did you know that 1 in 5 children in the U.S. live in poverty?  That means 16 million kids will go without basic school supplies this year?  Wondering how you can help?  Good news: Staples is making it easy for its customers to give back this season with the Staples for Students national school supply drive.  Now through September 15th, Staples and DoSomething.org are encouraging teens to collect school supplies to help local students in need. Here's how it works: 1. SIGN UP: Head over to DoSomething.org staples to donate school supplies. Read More


Review & Giveaway: The Lorax (includes $25 Fandango Gift Card)

The Lorax

A few weeks ago, my kids and I were invited to a screening of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, recently released by Universal Pictures on what would have been the 108th birthday of Dr. Seuss (he died in 1991 at age 87).  It’s the 4th feature film based on a book by Dr. Seuss himself (Horton Hears a Who!, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and The Cat in the Hat being the predecessors).  Fortunately, my kids have seen and loved them all the Dr. Seuss films, and more importantly, read all the books. The film features a stellar cast with Zac Efron, Danny DeVito, Ed Read More


Review: Queen of the Mist, a Play with Lingering Impact

queen of the mist

Tonight I was privleged to have one of those rare NYC moments where you see something incredible and you think to yourself about how lucky you are to live in the greatest city on earth.  Produced by the Transport Group, Queen of the Mist is playing at the Gym at Judson. Upon first sight of the theater, an actual gymnasium which has been converted into a theater space, the play doesn't appear to be much. The stage is simple, and you're sitting on what appears to be a real gym's bleachers.  But don't let it fool you - there is a powerful play about to be Read More


Shopping Smarter at Marshall’s/TJ Maxx and Giveaway


As a 40+ year-old woman, I am constantly on a quest to become a better dresser.  My body's changing.  I can no longer just slip into a size 6 like I used to.  Whether it's true or not, two pregnancies have taken a toll on my body. In addition, I don't have as much time to color coordinate my clothes, and I find myself spending less and less time trying to figure out what I'm wearing.  I generally always feel under-dressed, like I'm wearing the wrong thing, like I don't have enough dressy clothes.  Now that I am re-entering the workforce in more full Read More


Vote for me? Top NYC Mom Blog

Circle of Moms

I'm not competitive at all.  In fact, I never win anything, and when I do, I'm very humble about it.  Last week, a site called Circle of Moms, emailed me to let me know I made a list of the Top 25 NYC Mom Blogs. I was complimented, but I thought, how can I promote this?  I would like to think that I'm being entered in a contest based on quality, not the amount of votes I get.  That's what this contest is about. But you know what?  It's nice to be in a contest, and though I am losing by a land slide, I thought I should let you all know about it. Read More


Giveaway: Spend an Evening Laughing at “The Judy Show: My Life as a Sitcom”

Judy Gold

Emmy-winning actress and comic Judy Gold returns to the New York stage June 30 in a brand-new show entitled The Judy Show: My Life as a Sitcom. Building on the success of her show 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, funny-woman Judy Gold returns to the stage in this hilarious look at her life through the lens of the classic sitcoms of her youth. With multimedia, original music, laughter and love, Judy shows us how she balances family and ambition with a little help from our favorite 70s, 80s and 90s TV shows. She is really hilarious.  I saw her last Read More


Toy Fair 2011 and a Giveaway: Madame Alexander Fancy Nancy Ohh La La! Doll

Madame Alexander

Two weeks ago, I spent a day at Toy Fair 2011, checking out the industry’s newest creations and hottest products.  It’s a four-day event, filled with hundreds, if not thousands, of toy manufacturers and vendors from around the world.  It’s such a big show that it’s hard to digest.  One day is not quite enough to see it all.  Designated as a blogger with a press pass, I was able to have private viewings of some of the toy lines and I also met dozens of marketers.  There was so much to look at, so many new toys to try and oggle at.  It was Read More