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Support the Actors Fund: Special Benefit Performance of “Driving Miss Daisy”

Support the Actors Fund: Special Benefit Performance of “Driving Miss Daisy”

We’re happy to post about the Special Benefit Performance of “Driving Miss Daisy” scheduled for Monday, February 7th at 8pm because it combines two of our favorite things: the arts and charity. All proceeds from the special performance will benefit the  The Actors Fund, which provides social services, health care services, employment assistance and housing services to those working in entertainment and the performing arts. Work in the entertainment industry is unpredictable and erratic, and … Read entire article »

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Aboard the Disney Dream Cruise Ship for the Christening Cruise

Aboard the Disney Dream Cruise Ship for the Christening Cruise

A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes – Stepping Aboard the Disney Dream From the moment we stepped aboard the Disney Dream, we entered a fairy tale world. A deck party welcomed guests on board with streamers for all the kids and energetic performances by our favorite Disney characters. There was a champagne toast and, this being Disney, they even thought of the children, the pregnant women, and the abstainers–trays were ready with sparkling cider … Read entire article »

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Disney Dream Christening

Disney Dream Christening

I hope you don’t mind a lot of Disney Dream posts because I cannot wait to share more about this voyage with you.  The entire time at Disney, I was taken with how large a role Disney played in the imaginative life of not only my childhood but my teen years as well. Disney is magic.  And I am not talking about the princess glamor and the merchandising–Disney’s power lies in its ability to weave a … Read entire article »

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First Pictures from the Disney Dream Christening

First Pictures from the Disney Dream Christening

We enjoyed our first full day at Disney on Monday. Even pouring rain couldn’t dampen our spirits at the Magic Kingdom! And the best part about rain? NO LINES! My daughter met the fairies, her favorites. Tinkerbell asked her if she is a garden talent since she is wearing all pink. My daughter responded, no–she plays the piano…she’s a music talent! What a sweet moment! We spent a sunny Tuesday at Animal Kingdom…. We hurried back to be whisked … Read entire article »

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EZ Sox: Pull-Ups for Your Feet

EZ Sox: Pull-Ups for Your Feet

My son, Derek, has a lot of clothes. I admit I sometimes overbuy for him. And yet somehow I missed EZ Sox. Not only is this my new favorite item for him, I think it is one of the best things I have ever seen for little kids. I often find myself in a constant battle with my son – him trying to assert his independence by dressing himself, and me wanting to get out … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Footwear (Children), Kindergartners, Pre-schoolers, Toddlers

Emily Hudson- A Novel By Melissa Jones

Emily Hudson- A Novel By Melissa Jones

I have to admit that this is not the type of book I normally would pick up. I was recently given the chance to review Melissa Jones book: Emily Hudson: A Novel.  I am so glad that I gave it a chance.  This book was wonderfully written and kept me intrigued from beginning to end.   It was hard for me to put this book down and I craved more when I was finished. The idea for … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books (Fiction), Featured

Ready to Sail on a Dream!

Ready to Sail on a Dream!

I am thrilled beyond belief to be joining Disney on the Christening Cruise of the Disney Dream! When I received the invitation, I was so excited to be one of the first to experience this ship and to have the opportunity to bring along our family. This will be our first cruise with the kids, and our first time at Disney with the kids, and we are all extremely excited. Usually, I try not to talk-up our family … Read entire article »

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Contest: Elmo’s Green Thumb at Madison Square Garden

Contest: Elmo’s Green Thumb at Madison Square Garden

My son loves Elmo, and I can appreciate Elmo’s positive influence on him as well. We’ve used Sesame Street books, toys, DVDs and musical CDs to learn about manners, numbers, shapes, letters, the weather, dance, music, other cultures and even potty training. Seeing Elmo live is a magical experience for little fans. I took my son to see “Elmo’s Green Thumb, a Sesame Street Live Show, last March to celebrate his 2nd birthday, and we had … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contests, Eco-Friendly, Educational, Featured, Pre-schoolers, Toddlers

Random Acts of Zhu

Random Acts of Zhu

Can you imagine spending the Holidays in the hospital with your child? That nearly happened to us four years ago at Thanksgiving when my then infant daughter needed open heart surgery. There’s not much I can do about the anxiety and bills, but thanks to Cepia, LLC, makers of Zhu Zhu Pets, we were able to make the holidays brighter for 104 children as part of the Random Acts of Zhu. And including my children in … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Featured