Organic Gemini’s Guarana Energy drink is the go to simple way to fuel on the run. My mornings are brutal getting my family out the door and being the chauffeur, I grab the quickest thing to snack on, which is normally black coffee and a banana. The coffee is my is my fuel. I live by caffeine! but this week I’ve switched it up. Guarana, the Brazilian superfood has been know to energize naturally. Who knew? I’ve noticed by swapping to coconut water, I’m less jittery and can actually take a mid-day nap! Here’s what I really love:
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With both my little girls in Elementary School. I’m “that” anxious Mom that shuts down during a Parent Teacher Conference. I have so much to ask but I immediately go blank, smile, nod and have no questions. Don’t get me wrong, I adore my children’s teachers, as Mom it’s such a relief to know that my girls are truly in the best hands educationally but my anxiety takes the best of me (something I have to work on). Last year I decided to print a list of questions and bring it along with me. It has actually helped my nerves. I was able to takes notes, learn methods to help push my daughter and build a great relationship with her teacher. Here are a few questions to help you through:
1. How is my child doing socially? I didn’t know that my daughter has a hard time making friends. With the help of her teacher we were able to come up with a solution to break cliques.
What are my child’s strengths and weaknesses? Misplaced homework was an issue. Now I know what to work on at home. Doing homework together helps her be more organized.
Is there anything I can do at home to reinforce the skills that you’re teaching in the classroom?
Learning methods or materials uses in the classroom has helped us stay on track.
How much classroom time is used to get ready for State and local assessments that you have to give? Do these things line up with the State Standards or the Common Core? My little begins to take on the state exams this year. This is crucial on making sure you and your child are prepared.
Do you shut down? What methods do you use to ease you? What questions do you ask?
Idon’tthink I’veever been to a home that didn’t have Legos. They have been a part of my childhood and now my children get to create memories of their own. I recently purchased Lego Friends for my daughter’s and the amount of time and patience my 8 and 4 year old daughter have to play and build, actually makes them bond together as they read, follow instructions and decorate their pieces. They are our go to travel construction set when out to eat or at playdates. It really keeps them focused. What better place than to explore, construct and play but a LegoLand Discovery Center. Let those imaginations roam!
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester are in search of twelve children aged 5 to 10 to be part of our new Creative Crew at LDC. The Creative Crew will assist their Master Model Builder, with important tasks at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Westchester throughout the year.
To apply, children must answer the questions “What makes you the biggest LEGO fan, and why should you be part of the Construction Crew?”
This past weekend I visited the Queens Museum to explore Raising the Temperature. An exhibit that discusses global warming using metaphor.
” It is extremely likely that human influence had been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-twentieth century … Global Mean Sea Level will continue to rise throughout the 21st century — From Climate Change 2013: the Physical Science Basis.”
On this specific day, dancers were illustrating the melting of ice glaciers through music and dance. Visitors were able to imagine the environmental effects of climate change.
I’ve visited the museum several times, imagined the inspiration behind these artists but never did I think I’d be sitting in the same room as them, listening to each artist discuss their lives and creations. It made me appreciate their work even more.
Without giving too much away, I encourage you to visit the Queens Museum to learn the perspective of each artist and hopefully change your relationship with the earth.
My little girls and I were so excited to hear that Idina Menzel was going to perform “Let it Go” from Walt Disney’s animated film Frozen. This is our favorite family film and we love Idina, so I decided that it was okay for them to break night and watch the Oscar’s with me. These are memories they will forever have and as a Mom, moments of them dressing up, walking down the imaginary Red Carpet and being silly is an opportunity for me to bond and hold on a little longer to their childhood. They grow up so fast. Trust me I know. I have 3 teenage stepchildren and just to take a photo of them involves a bribe! Kind of funny on how slick teenagers can be these days. Well, here’s a fashion recap of our night at the 3CitygirlsNyc Pre – Party.
My 8 year old Sophie dressing up with props. You’d be amazed what props and a closet raid brings out in a little girl. Hmmm. Clean up was trickier!
My 4 year old Laila just loves the camera. Even as a baby she just knew when the lens were on her. That pose is genetic. She will never outgrow it. I’m proof. I’m 36 and still pose like that!
I dressed up too. Do sweats count? I’ll save your eyes and will not post myself. So, what does it take to throw an Oscar’s Pre – Party? Pull out every cute dress from every holiday that you have stored, props, snacks and patience. If patience is wine. Drink up!
Designer Caroline Amrikhas and I discussing the stylish and functional designs of the MBaby collection. As a Mom, I know the importance of comfortable clothing on my child’s skin. I would sometimes dress my babies in their pajamas because of the comfort and accessibility to diaper changes but they were not stylish for my children to wear outside. As much as I wanted to make it easier for myself, let’s face it, babies firsts years are meant to be stylish! It’s hard finding quality, comfort, and style. With Mbaby you can have it all with a great apparel collection with beautiful styles for baby boys and girls.
Mbaby gift boxes are sold separately but make great memory boxes for babies. Even if you’re not expecting, these make an excellent baby shower gift.
Latch baby simulates moms breast stretches like the best to help baby latch on. Latch baby eases transition from breast to bottle and helps reduce gas and fussiness with their anti – colic valve located at the bottom of the LATCH bottle allows for breast milk to flow while ensuring air bubbles do not travel.
When you go to a Feld event, prepare to look around and see a dynamic crowd with one thing in common. Everyone pumped up! Nuclear Cowboyz story line, when asked by an 8 year old is “the cool kids verses the mean kids”. You have the Nuclear Cowboyz battling the rivals for superiority with daring jumps that will have you holding your breath, sometimes even in full panic mommy mode! Talk about having your heart stop. These riders are amazing! The stunts will have you on the edge of your seat. Not only are the children hypnotized, screaming and dancing along to rocking music but expect the car ride home to be filled with your children talking about their favorite stunts and new idols. One thing that doesn’t get tiring is everyone shouting woo hoo! You want action? You will get action. This is pure packed entertainment. This is not just for parents and kids either. This would make a great date night, mommy’s night out or even a guys night out. The Izod Center serves alcohol, food and beverages and the concession stands actually have great food. Kind of sounds like a party right? When you have great music, shaolin style martial art dancers and female dancers performing, you really get into the show. Your eyes light up like the 4th of July as flames, smoke, lasers fill the air. Want to join in on the fun? Hurry up and get your tickets now! Last show is tomorrow March 2nd at 2pm.
Information regarding tickets for the Nuclear Cowboyz 2014 tour can be found by visiting www.NuclearCowboyz.com .