The New York Mom Holiday Gift Guides 2014 ~ coming soon

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Tis the season for gift giving and I am super excited to announce the FIRST ever official real- deal Holiday Gift Guide from The New York Mom.

How exciting you guys!

I have tons of tips and suggestions and ideas and all sorts of fun goodies coming up for the next few weeks. Gifts for kids, for moms, for dads, techy gifts, foodie gifts, gifts for young, gifts for old… i got you covered!

Soooo keep it where ya got it!

Happy gifting y’all!!

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Family Travel – Free activities at Bass Pro Shops

 

We are vacationing in Florida and while I have loved spending every single day at the beach, sometimes I just want to wear clothes and be dry for a hot second ya know!

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A quick tip for all you people travelling with kids. Bass Pro Shops has amazing FREE activities for kids… almost everyday.

Lily loved the crafting and stayed at the crafting station long after everyone left.

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There was also a shooting range type station. The 6-YO kid next to her could not believe that she had never held a rifle… because all 9-YO’s should know how to handle rifles right… but i digress. Eventually Lily figured out how to hold the rifle and hit every single one of her targets. But once it set in that the ‘targets’  were images of animals she quickly stopped and then questioned her actions. And felt bad about it. Atta girl!

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We also had a quick archery session and Thomas almost got eaten by this great white shark – Katherine which is circling the Florida Gulf right now.

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Moral of this story… go to Bass Pro Shops… lost of fun stuff for kids to do and you get a few hours of dry-clothes-no-sand-in-your-britches loveliness.

 

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Safe travels everyone!

 

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Tween Style File – Swimsuits

Finding a swimsuit for a 9YO is a challenge. If you have found yourself shopping for swimsuits for the 8-12 girl age range you might share my disregard for the itty bitty padded bikinis that are out on the racks for my 9YO!

I won’t use this post as a rant about how inappropriate clothing…especially swimsuits are for this age demographic. We are taking our little girls from tutus in the toddler age and throwing them into some awkward pre-woman – pretween stage… in the retail industry.

Lily has decided that “girl’ bathing suits are not her style.  She likes that boys get to wear baggy shorts and not tight underwear type swim bottoms. While she did not want me to photograph her wearing a swimsuit, she did pick out her favorites.

We love these brands and own a few of these suits. Hope your picky tween finds one that fits her style and one that you as a parent.. approve!

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Family Day with the METS at Citifield – Special Offer

Hey hey so as you know I’m working with the METS baseball team on their METS MOMS panel. We’ve been having a great time going to Sunday games in Citifield. 

The METS wanted me to reach out to my readers…. YOU… and offer you a fab offer for $29 for the game this SUNDAY- APRIL 27.  Tell em I sent ya and let me know if you are going to the game. I would love to meet up!!!

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This is a family pic with Mr. Met from last season… look at how tiny little MOTO was!!!

MOMS and FAMILIES DAY! 
Sunday, April 27 vs. Miami at 1:10pm
Private Meet & Greet with Mr. Met
at 12 noon in the Mets Cafe

For just $29 package includes:
• One Field Level ticket
• One hot dog and one soft drink
• Receive a Mets lanyard with ticket holder
• Exclusive photo opportunity with Mr. Met
Enter the Mets Cafe behind Section 104-105 beginning at 11:45am

GET YOUR TICKETS!
To purchase tickets, please visit www.mets.com/bloggerpicnic 

 

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Sundays at the ballpark with The New York METS

Spring has FINALLY made its way to us over here in New York and we kicked it off with a gorgeous sunny Sunday at the ballpark with the METS.

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This little blog of mine continues to amaze me with the once-in-a- lifetime opportunities which come my way. And I am super thankful for being able to experience all of this and share it all with you… dear reader.

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As you know I am part of the new METS MOMS campaign and I couldn’t be any happier. Matt loves baseball games and Lily has become a pretty intense METS fan. I was a METS MOM last season as well and went to many Sunday games at Citifiled. We’ve had a blast. There is nothing like the excitement of a baseball game and hotdogs, and peanuts and crackerjacks to get that summertime feeling.

Citifield also has many indoor spaces and swank restaurants which overlook the ballpark. I’ll have to cover that at the next game.

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In case you haven’t been to a baseball game or didn’t think it was for you let me break it down for ya.

I am not what you would call a ‘ typical baseball fan”. Fact is I don’t know much about baseball at all but I have absolutely looooved our Sunday games with the METS. When I first met with the METS marketing team I told them – My daughter has spent more time and knows more about the MET ( Metropolitan Opera House) than the METS!  But after last season, Lily loves her Sundays at the Ballpark.

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Sunday are family friendly, with the games starting at 1:10pm. I suggest you get to Citifiled a bit early because there is a ton of action going on outside the stadium itself – bouncy castles and lots of fun entertainment for the kiddies.

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Once inside you have :

  •  Fan Fest – you’ll probably spend a lot of time here. It features a miniature replica playing field, batting cages, speed-pitch dunk tank, and video games to keep your little ones active
  •   Mr. Met’s Kids Club Kiosk – located near Fan Fest. If you’re not a member you can sign up. If you’re already a member you can pick up your Mr. Met’s Kids Club package
  •  Mr. and Mrs. Met Appearance – not far from the Kid’s Club table, Mr. and Mrs. Met will take pictures and meet fans, usually twice before the game
  •  Food – check out the brand new Mr. Met’s Kids Kitchen, with Kids Meals tailored for your young ones.
  •   Mets Team Store – Check out the merchandise at all of our team stores! There are many unique items only available at Citi Field

and our FAVORITE!!

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  •  Mr. Met Dash – After games on Family Sundays kids can run the bases, the same bases some of their favorite Mets just did! This happens about 20 minutes after the last out.

Thomas and Lily both ran the field and it was the coolest thing evah!

As part of the METS MOMS campaign, I get to share some pretty sweet deals with my readers so keep it right here and I hope I see you at a Sunday game this season!

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Let’s play Ball!!

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