Moey’s Music Party in Central Park

Moey's Music Party in Central park

The day after Monty Singer’s Thomas the Train 2rd birthday bash, he begged his mother for another party.  Fortunately his mom is award winning Off- Broadway songwriter Melissa Levis – otherwise known as beloved kiddie rocker, Moey.  Inspired by her son’s love of parties, Melissa created a party-themed Mommy & Me music class at the NY Junior League (130 East 80th St.) Every week is a different party in Moey’s Music Party. Children don sombreros for Fiesta Parties, cowboy hats for Wild West Parties, and tiaras and crowns for Prince & Princess … [Read more...]

Review: Woody Allen’s Midnight In Paris

Midnight in Paris

Don't you love the poster for Woody Allen's newest film, Midnight in Paris? Owen Wilson walking the streets of Paris under Vincent van Gogh's painting, Starry Night.  It's seriously one of the most charming film posters I have ever seen.  But I have to admit I am partial to just about anything Allen creates.  A long time fan of all his films, this one is no exception. Each one is a journey into film, theater, history and relationships in a city that I love. For a long time his focus was New York City, and over the last few years, it's been London, … [Read more...]

PopCap Games Giveaway (win $60 worth of kid’s video games)

PopCap Games

The other day I attended a luncheon sponsored by PopCap Games.  The event really stood out for me as a very positive blogger event.  First of all, it was with an amazing group of writers and bloggers from various publications including Parade Magazine, Psychology Today and GeekMom.   Secondly, it was at an exquisite Japanese restaurant downtown called En Japanese Brasserie. And lastly, we engaged in an interesting, intelligent conversation about video games and the family.  Since one of my clients is an app and story developer, the topic was of … [Read more...]

Verizon Thinkfinity Helps Find Educational Resources for Our Kids

Verizon Thinkfinity

In this age of information overload, it’s becoming more and more challenging to find and utilize the best educational resources available for our kids. Verizon Foundation has partnered with nationally recognized leaders in educational disciplines including literacy, math, humanities and science to create “Verizon Thinkfinity,” an award-winning free digital experience that brings to life educational resources, interactive games, lesson plans, news and webinars to encourage excellence in students, parents and teachers alike. Verizon Thinkfinity Content … [Read more...]

Getting Girls Active – A Chat with the Motherhood

Women Sports Foundation

As a mom of a girl and boy, I encourage both of my kids, regardless to sex, to pursue activities that appeal to them both.  My daughter pursues dance and piano, but she is also active in sports, playing soccer and tennis.  My son, who also plays the same two sports including T-ball, is an avid piano player.  I think that anyone who wants to play a sport should be encouraged to do so, regardless of gender.  Sports keeps them both active, and it teaches them team work. My daughter does have a penchant for eating, and I have made it a priority to keep … [Read more...]

Indiana Jones Sweeps Through Montreal

Indiana Jones Montreal

If you are headed to Montreal with the kids this summer, you can't miss out on the latest exhibit at the Montreal Science Center. It's a great experience for kids of all ages - as well as adults - and an opportunity to study an important part of history, both in terms of film-making and archaeology. Who's childhood wasn't affected by the brave, honest Indiana Jones? For me, he was a true hero. I've followed all of Spielberg's film about the meek professor who seemed to save the world from harm over and over again. I'm also a film buff, so I've … [Read more...]

Summer Serenity and Fun at Governor’s Island

Governor's Island

This past weekend was the first time we ventured on the ferry to Governor's Island.  I had been wanting to make the trip for quite a while, and I liked the experience just as much as I thought I would.  It is truly a special place.  It's quiet, bucolic and  in many ways it seems like a million miles from Manhattan.  If you're looking for a day where the kids can spend ample time outdoors, without getting bored, Governor's Island is for you.  A mere 8-minute ferry from the Battery Maritime Building at 10 South Street, right next to the Staten Island … [Read more...]

Was Oprah Talking to Me?

oprahfarewell

If you haven't noticed, I've been a little quiet lately.  My husband has been traveling with work for two weeks, which has put the onus of responsibility 100% on me.  At night, I can hardly stay awake past 10pm, a rarity for me, and a time where I get much of my writing done. In the midst of it all, there was the "Oprah" finale.  I have been a huge fan of the show my entire life. Twenty-five years ago, I was a teenager (am I revealing my age? Yes, I am over 40).  My mom, who was a big fan of Phil Donahue, turned me onto Oprah.  I was a soon-to-be … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Win Tickets to Zarkana, “Cirque Du Soleil on Steroids”

Zarkana

I was lucky to attend a special performance of Cirque Du Soleil's brilliant new show, Zarkana, at Radio Music Hall in Manhattan a few days ago.  I've always loved Cirque and knew I was in for a treat.  Seeing it in the city I live in and love, NYC, made it extra special, without a doubt. After seeing a few clips, I can honestly agree with what CEO Daniel Lamar stated, "Zakara is Cirque Du Soleil on steroids."  It's wild and grandiose at the same time.  The performers push the boundaries of creativity and go beyond anywhere you can go in your own … [Read more...]

Help Moms Around the World with the Global Poverty Project

The End Event

Mom-entumTM and Moms4Moms are joining to support The Global Poverty Project and Care in an initiative to fight maternal mortality issues around the world.  This is an effort I strongly believe in. Every mother remembers the day she gave birth. For most, it was a joyful and life changing event. But for some moms, childbirth is more complicated. In fact, every 90 seconds, a mother dies from pregnancy-related causes-and without access to the proper resources, technology and knowledge, this horrific epidemic will continue. It’s time for moms around the … [Read more...]