Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Long Island Family Activities

Browse recommendations for indoor and outdoor activities for kids and explore free summer activities for the whole family on Long Island.

The site has some cool things to do right in NYC's own backyard. I didn't know we had seals in Lido Beach, did you? Check out: http://long-island.newsday.com/

I came across this while searching for free or almost free staycation activities for our family. I'll post additional sites as I come across them.


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Thinking Outside the (Cereal) Box

Image via At the Brown’s

Walking down the cereal aisle in the grocery store can resemble something close to MTV's Gauntlet. Colorful boxes with catchy names, nutrition claims and promises of prizes line the shelves from the floor to over your head. With so many to choose from, it can be tough to differentiate the “yummy but bad” from the “yummy and good”.  Ignore the bold claims on the front of the box.  Kid-enticing boxes are the name of the advertising game. Cereals with uber-sweet names and graphics like Honey Smacks, Count Chocula and Apple Jacks are directly marketed to children and are placed at kids' eye level.

Some boxes are able to even fool parents, claiming they contain fruit, have increased fiber or whole grains and come vitamin- and mineral-fortified and "mother approved".

Before grabbing the first (or second) colorful box that captures your attention, stop.  

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day!

It really takes a special guy to be a good Dad and I'm lucky to have one for myself and one for my children. My Dad cooks delicious food and will surprise you with random facts about the wild animal kingdom. Big D makes a mean bologna and cheese and can literally carry our whole family on one arm.

Of course, that's not all they do. Its all of the small things -watching either of them read a book to a little sleepyhead sitting in their lap or entertain a little one while mama takes a nap.

From us to you - Happy Father's Day!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

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