The Top 9 Baby Shower Gifts of 2019
Congratulations your friend or relative is having a baby! You are extremely excited and cannnot wait to celebrate! You loved the pregnancy announcement (on Facebook) and just received the Baby Shower Invitation and now you are stressing about what to get for the newly expecting couple.
You want something that is useful and that won't outgrow the baby right away. You want something that shows how much you care. Don't worry - we have you covered with a gift for every mom-to-be whether it's their first child or their third. These gifts have been carefully curated to make every Mom-to-be's life easier...More...
Get a Restful Sleep with Solay
As a Wife, Mom, Daughter, Writer... There is barely any time to breathe! We need to make more time for ourselves for our sanity and for our health. Rest is essential to fulfill all our roles successfully - without falling apart or blowing up on our kids, husbands, co-workers...
Solay makes it easier to relax with their luxurious pillows and mattresses without the exorbitant price tags! Solay Mattresses provide premium comfort that combines breathable cooling foam layered on top of hundreds of springs for the most restorative, comfortable, and affordable night of sleep you will ever have...More...
Air Wick's New Product Makes Life Easier!
Dirty laundry, stinky diapers, gassy husbands...As a Mom we deal with a lot of unpleasant odors on top of all the work we have to do around the house! Unfortunately a lot of these odors are unexpected and can be hard to remove - we all want a clean, fresh smelling home. We usually tackle unpleasant odors with our trusty air freshener spray cans but sometimes they get misplaced or run out at the worst time. Fortunately Air Wick has just created a new product that will help us remove unpleasant odors and continuously keep our home odor free with the new Air Wick Freshmatic Pure Automatic Spray...More...
Summer is Near - Decorate Here!
Summer is around the corner and after you have done all your Spring Cleaning it's time to upgrade your home! Whether you are a home flipper, staging your home to sell or getting ready to move into a new space it is always a great time to DECORATE!
Whether you rent or own, a majority of Americans according to a survey by Zulily, stated that they would spend the most money on home décor for their living room over other rooms in their home. This is usually the room you entertain in so you want a place that showcases your personality and that is cozy and inviting to guests....More...
A Holiday Soiree with MomTrends!
We all need a break sometimes - especially Moms! MomTrends organized a special Holiday Soiree to give us a fun break from our busy lives. Prior to attending the soiree we were all invited to get blowouts by Glam & Go and manicures by Gloss Lab. We were also dressed in Cabi Clothing and jewelry by Marica Moran. Once we were all glammed up we headed to the beautiful Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill in Brooklyn, New York...More...
Celebrate National Family Literacy Month with Zulily!
Who doesn't love story time? You are whisked away to another land where your imagination runs wild! There’s nothing quite like the imagination-inspiring power of books. Unfortunately there are many children that do not have the opportunity to experience the magic of books, therefore online retailer Zulily has partnered with publisher Penguin Random House and nonprofit First Book for National Family Literacy Month...More...
Moms' Night Out!
If you are a busy mom, you understand that it's very hard to get a break to relax between juggling work and family. You barely have any time to breathe! That's why we were excited when we received an invitation from MomTrends for their 3rd Annual Moms' Night Out! We all need a break once in a while from crying babies, dirty diapers, dishes AND the occasionally cranky husband! The Moms' Night out event was held at the Meredith Publication Headquarters and was hosted by Parents Magazine. The event was focused on relaxation, fashion and great new products that every mom can use. We also found great gift ideas (stay tuned for our Holiday Gift Guide). It was definitely a fun night out getting away from all the stresses of everyday life and learning about great new products the family could enjoy...More...
Family Fun in NYC with TopView Bus!
Summer in New York City is fun! There are so many things that you can do with the family. Picnics in the park, Broadway shows, Bryant Park movies...what about something that is both fun and educational?
Since December of 2016, TopView Buses have provided double decker bus tours all over New York City complete with audio guides that explain NYC architecture and history in eight languages! Not only does the family get amazing views all over the city, on it's open air second level they get to learn all about the history of New York...More...
The First Levi's Kids Store Opens it's Doors in NYC!
Shopping for kids can be tough especially since there is limited selection and sizes in most stores. Parents now have an easy option of finding the perfect styles and selections at the new Kid's.NYC Store in Herald Square. It is the largest kids store in Manhattan and the first Levi's kids store in the United States. From dresses for girls to denim jeans for boys, this store has it all and then some. With two floors of wall to wall shopping of brands like Levi's, Nike, Juicy Couture and more, kid's have so many options to choose from and parents have...More...
New York Baby Show 2018- Top Picks
The 2018 New York Baby Show took place on May 19th and 20th at Pier 94 in New York City. The show introduced thousands of new and expectant parents to a wide variety of products and services in the baby and maternity realms. There were many vendors that showcased their new products including big brands like Enfamil, babo, Evenflo and more!
In it's eigth year of the New York Baby Show, parents had the opportunity to test the latest products, learn from parenting experts, meet other new and soon-to-be parents and got the chance to purchase the latest products on the market! We checked out the show and learned about many new and innovative baby products that are out in the market...More...
Enfamil NeuroPro: Give Your Baby Excellent Nutrition Even When You Can't Breastfeed
Don't you want the best for your baby? I know I do. All of us mothers strive to give our children the best clothes, the best toys, the best of everything we can. So of course, we want to give them the best food too. Research has shown that breastfeeding confers so many benefits for infants including nutritionally balanced meals, immune system benefits. But what happens when you can't produce enough milk or have to go back to work? What if breastfeeding is painful resulting in your baby not getting enough milk?
When my child was born, I was excited about breastfeeding as I was breastfed as a child and knew how beneficial it is for children. For three months I struggled....More...
Struggles in School and How to Avoid Them
From the moment I was born, my parents knew they wanted me to have it all. My dad purchased a lot and built a home in one of the best school districts in our area, but my mom was determined to homeschool me, so that no one else would be in charge of my education. This idea she had did not sit well with my dad. She did not have a college degree, did not know how to teach, and honestly, was not great at time management. He thought it would be best to have someone that studied education and did it everyday to teach me... More...
10 Ways to $ave on your Energy Bill
Whether you own or rent a home, every month you get hit with a ton of bills, from mortgage or rent payments to cell phone bills. It seems like the bills are never-ending, and the cost only seems to increase. How do you save money? One great place to start is being smarter with your energy usage.
There are many ways to save on your energy bill, including everything from tuning up your furnace to turning your house into a smart home. Let's explore 10 ways to reduce your energy bill for MAJOR cost savings...More...
HGTV Santa HQ: An Unforgettable Way to Meet Santa!
It's that time of year again! Once we get past Thanksgiving, it's the official start of getting ready for Christmas! Not only does this mean things like going shopping for gifts and decorating the Christmas tree, for many children this is also the time of year when they get to see Santa and tell him what they want for having been a good boy or girl all year. In that spirit, HGTV and Macerich Shopping Centers across the country have teamed up to bring an unforgettable holiday experience for you and your family called “Santa HQ”! This experience adds a whole new dimension to the traditional Santa Claus visit- it's both fun and engaging for the entire family! ...More...
Top 9 Home Essentials
Whether you are moving into a new place or upgrading your current place, these top 9 home essentials will make home living a lot easier and safer! From smart home technology to cookware there are many things that make life a lot easier. Our favorites are from top brands such as Belkin and Fagor and will keep your home life comfortable and safe...More...
The BEST Airbed You Can Buy!
Unexpected Guests? In-Laws Visiting? A Kids Sleepover? Air mattresses are the perfect solution when you have guests or family visiting. The best part about them is that they can easily inflate when needed and just as easily deflate when not needed. The problem that most people have when picking out airbeds is quality. You want an airbed that will last not only for years but also through the night. A airbed that can easily be punctured, is not comfortable or takes hours to inflate can be reasons why most people are hesitant in buying airbeds.
There are a number of factors that go into finding the perfect airbed which include comfort, inflate/deflate time, height, firmness, air pressure...More...
Defend Metropolis in the NEW 4D Justice League Ride!
Now you and your family can become a member of the Justice League at the Six Flags Great Adventure theme park in Jackson, New Jersey!
On June 8th, Six Flags launched the world’s first cutting-edge, 4D, motion-based, interactive thrill ride and competitive gaming adventure, which is the Northeast’s first massive, Orlando-style attraction. Ride thrill seekers will engage in a full-sensory journey to save the city of Metropolis battling alongside Batman™, Superman™, Wonder Woman™, Green Lantern™, The Flash™, Supergirl™ and Cyborg™ while fighting against Super Villains Lex Luthor™ and The Joker™.
The 4D ride experience features wind, fire, mist and fog effects, plus life-like animatronic characters. Riders are seated in sleek, six-passenger, motion-platform cars that twist, tilt and spin while going through hairpin, 360-degree turns, all synched to the action on the screens...More...
The 2017 New York Baby Show: The Top Picks
The 2017 New York Baby Show took place on May 20th through 21st at Pier 94 in New York City. The show introduced thousands of new and expectant parents to a wide variety of products and services in the baby and maternity realms. There were many vendors that showcased their new products including big brands like Toy 'R' Us, Canon, evenflo and more.
In it's seventh year of the New York Baby Show, parents had the opportunity to test the latest products, learn from parenting experts...More...
FREE Tickets to the New York Baby Show!
Expecting? Just had a baby? The NY Baby Show is the country’s largest show for expecting and new parents! On May 20th and 21st at Pier 94 in New York City you will have the chance to test the latest gear, learn from parenting experts, meet other new and soon-to-be parents in your area, and go home with the latest products on the market! In its seventh year, no other event provides a better experience for thousands of expectant and new families from New York and neighboring counties as you make your way into parenthood...More...
NY's 529: Plan for your Child's Future
Even before that little bundle of joy comes into your life, you think about their future and worry about all the upcoming expenses. Raising a child is expensive, as babies they go through diapers, formula, clothing, etc. as fast as you buy them. Then as they get older the expenses shift to things like clothes, books, cars, and finally college. Saving money for all of these future expenses can be a lot to worry about. You want the best for your child but you need to be able to afford it. With as little as $25, you can start planning for your child's future with NY's 529 College Savings Plan! The savings account is tax-deferred...More...
Keep Your Baby Healthy with Promise Organic!
Parents always want the best for their children..the best food, clothing, schools... the list goes on. What about the best SKINCARE? Parabens, chemicals and harsh ingredients are found in a majority of the major skin products that we use on ourselves and on our kids- which obviously is not healthy. Ensuring that your kids use the best bath and skincare products is important especially for babies that have delicate skin. Promise Organic has just launched a new baby skincare line that is NSF/ANSI certified organic and is safe for your children...More...
New Liberty Science Center Exhibits Mystify the Mind and Bust Myths!
Looking for something fun to do with your family? Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ has just opened two new exciting exhibits that will both play with your mind and shatter common misconceptions! Both the "MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition" and "Illusion: Nothing Is As It Seems" exhibits have just opened their doors at the Center for a limited time.
Can you poke a shark's eye out if it was thrashing around with you in it's jaws? Based on the popular Discover Channel TV Show, the MythBusters Exhibit puts this myth and others to the test! Once you step into this replica of the popular MythBusters set, you will feel like a mad scientist looking for answers! The set has countless fun experiments for both kids and adults to ...More...
Minecraft Mania at Best Buy!
Are you a FAN of the hit game Minecraft? If you or anyone on your holiday shopping list is a fan, Best Buy has a wide assortment of Minecraft products perfect for any Minecraft game addict!
Since it's inception in 2009, Minecraft has become one of the highest selling games with over 100 million copies sold! Minecraft is a game about placing blocks and going on exciting adventures. Through the game you can explore randomly generated worlds and build amazing things from the simplest of homes to the grandest of castles! The game can be played in "Creative Mode" with unlimited resources or you can mine deep in "Survival Mode", crafting weapons and armor to fend off dangerous mobs...More...
Farm Heroes Arrive in NYC!
Kicking off the first day of Fall and the beginning of apple picking season on September 21st, King, creator of the Candy Crush franchise, opened a one-of a kind urban orchard experience in the heart of NYC at Madison Square Park to celebrate the launch of Farm Heroes Super Saga! The game is the latest installment in the hugely popular Farm Heroes franchise.
New Yorkers were able to fully immerse themselves in the ‘bigger is better’ world of the game as they stepped inside this super-sized apple-shaped Super Cropsie dome. This installation was available to the public for two whole days and brought the game to life and showcased some of the new elements of the game through a unique multi-sensory...More...
Jamie Lee Curtis Launches "This is Me"!
"This is Me" is the title of a new children's book which came out Tuesday Sept 20th written and illustrated by Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell. Actress and writer Jamie Lee Curtis spoke to an audience consisting of media, parents and young children in New York City on Monday Sept 19th to talk about her latest project and share the journey that took her on the road to writing this story which tells the tale of what children from various ethnic backgrounds might pack in a suitcase with them if they were to travel to a new land. Speaking from her own heart she added that while her Golden Globes do not mean much to her and she does not know where she has put them, the treasured moments from her childhood she can always find...More...
The Top 5 Essentials for College!
Summer is almost over, it's time to get those last minute beach adventures in and it's also time to start thinking about preparing for the next year of college! Whether you live on campus in a dorm or off-campus in an apartment, there are lots of things you will need for the upcoming year.
Besides your college textbooks, stylish clothing, accessories and laptop, there are other basic "essentials' you will need to survive the semester and to make your college experience fun and easier! We have the top five items that every female college student should have...More...
Nickelodeon: The HOTTEST Toys this Holiday!
Nickelodeon will be releasing hundreds of new toys this year for the holiday season. All toys are in respect to Nickelodeon’s most popular children’s shows: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Paw Patrol, Blaze, Shimmer and Shine, and SpongeBob. From fun bedding and yoga mats to a life size motorized wagon; these toys will make great gifts during the holiday season!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys include: a waffle maker, a pizza maker, a lunchbox, a backpack, pajama sets, underwear, snow boots, slippers, action figures, a sleeping bag, a yoga mat with yoga poses printed on it, apparel for both boys and girls, stuffed animals, coloring books, a life-size motorized “party wagon”, X-Box games, mini car race tracks, puffer coats, holiday home decorations, a guitar, a slide, a bike and much more. The highlight of the collection is a Michelangelo figurine that skateboards on its own...More...
Designer Shoe Warehouse Launches Kids Collection!
Just in time for back-to-school shopping, Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW) has just announced the launch of DSW Kids. Select DSW stores will offer an expansive selection of kid’s footwear. DSW Kids will include sizing ranging from infants to teens. Over 200 stores in 40 states across the country will contain a DSW Kids section in their retail stores with over 210 styles. Over 2,000 styles will be available online as well.
DSW is now the one-stop-shop to get quality shoes for your entire family at reasonable prices. DSW has also made shopping with children easier by introducing stroller friendly aisles and interactive shoe sizing islands for the kids...More...
Cut Costs Without Cutting Fun!
Mortgage payments, car insurance, electricity bills, childcare costs, health insurance, credit card bills, cell phone bills....life is EXPENSIVE! You literally need to win the lottery in order to save money these days!
After paying off all your monthly bills you barely have any money to spend on yourself. Groupon Goods is here is to help with extensive savings on all types of products and experiences! These savings can make your money stretch very far...More...
BODYARMOR: Summer's HOTTEST Sports Drink
SUMMER is here and it's time for fun outdoor activities and sports! When you and your kids work up a sweat you need a drink that will both cool you down and provide the nutrients your bodies need.
The solution to quenching your family's thirst is BODYARMOR!
BODYARMOR is a premium sports drink with potassium-packed electrolytes, coconut water and vitamins. The drink also contains natural flavors and sweeteners with no artificial colors. BODYARMOR comes in eight great tasting flavors like fruit punch, orange mango, strawberry banana, tropical punch and grape...More...
Converse: Kickin it Family Style
For the stylish parents out there that love comfort and quality, Converse has just launched a kids version of their popular Chuck Taylor All Star shoes! Now both parent and child can wear matching kicks! Chuck Taylor All Star II was built for active kids that love to play and explore all day. The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Kids Collection feature shoes that are stylish... More...
Spring + Six Flags = Smiles!
The weather is warming up and it's time for some FUN! For over 55 years, Six Flags has been entertaining millions of families with their thrilling rides, water parks and unique attractions! The Six Flags Great Adventure Park, located in New Jersey, has a number of new attractions that will make a hit this season!
First off there are two new shows that are making a debut! "This Magic Moment" showcases a blend of comedy and illusions and is a magical show full of audience participation. On the other hand, the Wildlife Games is a fun and friendly animal competition featuring sea lions, pigs, otters, birds and goats...More...