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Creative Galaxy: Interactive, Artistic Fun from Amazon Prime Instant Video

For me, screen time for my kids is a guilty pleasure…for me.  In a perfect world, I would be on task all of the time–the happy smiling mom with a list of fun projects for us all to do together.  And, a lot of the time, I am that mom.  Sometimes, however, even Super Mom (which I do not purport to be) needs a break.

The trick is to balance the need for a few moments of peace and quiet (which screen time almost always provides) with really good content.  I was excited to view a few episodes of  Creative Galaxy with my kids, because I really think that this series provides both. This new series, created and produced by Angela Santomero (of Blue’s Clues and Super Why fame) follows Arty, a creative preschool alien, as he, together with his family and his shape shifting pet, Epiphany, travels through a universe of Art-related planets and craftily fix problems in his life with art.

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Change Up Your Look with Secret Extensions

Who wouldn’t like to change up her look every once in a while?

I have such a love-hate relationship with haircuts–I can never seem to fully and happily commit to one length!  And, honestly, extensions would have never occurred to me as an option.

I ran to this event after getting my kids in bed.  Ran, quite literally, showing up to the salon 15 minutes late for my appointment bedraggled and sweaty.  The stylists were getting ready to pack it up after the end of a long day catering to bloggers, so they had just a few minutes to give me.

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A couple of minutes with a hair dryer (no wash), a quick pull-on of these funky extensions which are basically  a thin stretchy headband with hair attached, a brush-through and voila…

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Family Baseball Fun with the Staten Island Yankees #mc #sponsored

Disclaimer: I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for the Staten Island Yankees. I received tickets for the game as well as food vouchers to facilitate my review to thank me for my participation.

Let’s get this out of the way: I am not, nor has any member of my immediate family ever been, a sports fan.  I didn’t grow up in a team sports-loving and, for better or worse, I’m not raising my kids in one.

That said, going to a ballgame is an adventure that I would hate for my kids to miss out on–the food, the fans and the overall atmosphere are something that every kid should experience at least once.

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Back to School Ready #BTSready (giveaway)

It seems like the summer just started and it’s already time to get ready for back to school.  Craziness.
To make your life a little easier (and definitely more fun!) a bunch of amazing parenting bloggers have gotten together to create this giveaway for you–you’ve got a little bit of everything from some great brands: gear, labels, snacks and some tunes to get you through it all.
Good luck!
It’s time to get ready to head back to school and a group
of us got together to share some of our favorite products that make the
1st day a little easier for both the parents and the students.
Now to introduce you to the awesome bloggers hosting this giveaway! Stop by and visit them to say thanks!  Destiny of Suburban Wife, City Life, Courtney & Julie of The Chirping Moms, Lyla of Globetrotting Mommy, Kris of My Strange Family, Elizabeth of MommieDe, Esti of Primetime Parenting, Lynda of Main Street Mama and Jessica of Peekababy.

 

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Ladybugs! #wordlesswednesday

At long last, our ladybugs have hatched! (circa a few weeks ago…)

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Lisa Loeb in Concert at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center 5/22/14 ( #giveaway!)

**Disclaimer: I received tickets in exchange for sharing this information. All opinions are my own.”

“you say I only hear what I want to.
you say I talk so all the time so…”

Since I heard that Lisa Loeb was going to be in concert in NY, I have had the lyrics to her 1994 hit single Stay (I Missed You) from the Reality Bites soundtrack going over and over in my head…
I was in high school when the movie came out, and, while I can’t remember much about the movie except that Winona Ryder and was in it, I definitely remember that song. (It’s all coming back to me, now I’ve got to rent that movie!)

 

LL Live Chicago photo credit Lee Klawans

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    Jessica Kobrin Bernstein is a teacher turned overeducated SAHM to two small children. Constantly cooking something. Sleep?! Talk to me in 20-30 yrs. Always looking for great products to review.


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