Toy Fair 2017: Classic Meets Tech & Makes This the Best Year to Play

Today I want to share with you a pretty cool toy trend I noticed emerging at this year's Toy Fair -- let's call it 'classic meets tech'. Thanks Toy Industry Association for providing me with a Press Pass to attend Toy Fair 2017.  As always, all views and opinions are entirely my own. If you follow my blog you know that I'm all about the tech toys. However, I was happy to see that technology ...
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How To Get Your Family Talking About Finances

How prepared is your family to talk about money? Here's 5 tips to get your family talking about finances #ad #FamilyMoneyMatters
Thank you to TIAA for sponsoring this blog post. All opinions are my own. Today I'll share with you 5 tips on how to get your family talking about finances. Once your family starts talking finances your intentions and next steps towards a brighter financial future will become much clearer! However, you’ll have to keep these conversations going as you prepare for your family's financial future....
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Toy Fair 2017: Cool New Toys Make This the Best Year to Play!

I'm so excited to share my My Toy Fair 2017 Recap with you today! These COOL NEW TOYS make this the best year to play! I know what you may be thinking... Toy Fair was weeks ago. But you know, #momlife happens! With the kids off from school during the week after the show, I'm just now digging myself out (so many photos and notes to go through). Things are just getting back to normal so we...
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Talking Finances with Your Family Doesn’t Have to be Scary!

Photo Credit: TIAA
Thank you to TIAA for sponsoring this blog post. All opinions are my own. Talking finances with your family doesn't have to be scary! TIAA recently invited families, including our own to sit down and have a conversation about money to show that it doesn’t have to be uncomfortable or stressful. Today I'll share with you my family's experiences talking finances. But before I share with you a...
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Dr. Seuss Quote – Celebrate Dr. Seuss on March 2nd

It's Dr. Seuss' birthday and although this year I didn't write any fun posts dedicated to our favorite children's author, I do have a pretty fun Dr. Seuss quote for you -- one that we try to live by!   We did, also celebrate today with some fun Cat in the Hat fruit kabobs for breakfast. They were a big hit! :) It's breakfast time and today we got cute little Cat in the Hat fr...
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Stay Connected with Those You Love Most and DieHappy

Life gets busy! Many times I get caught up with things and I'm not as intentional as I want to be in doing the things that make me most happy, like finding the time to spend with the people I love. I know you can relate! But what if I told you could you could stay connected with those you love most through your very own personal social network? Well, there's an app for that! It's called DieHappy. ...
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Challenge Your Kid Inventor with these Competitions!

Are you the parent a curious kid? One that's always exploring the world around them and coming up with creative ideas for getting things done? Maybe he or she dreams of becoming a kid inventor? Today I'll tell you about two very cool kid inventor competitions. Take this as a chance to encourage and challenge your kid inventor! Or maybe you're an educator and have one of those little dreamers si...
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Car Seat/Stroller Combo: Traveling with Baby & What You Need to Know

Traveling with baby can be a real experience! When you head out on a trip with your kid in tow, you’re going to need courage, confidence and, of course, a travel system for your child that is safe and easy to manage. * This is a guest post by Sophia Nguyen * Traveling With Baby? Tips for Traveling with A Car Seat/Stroller Combo When it comes to your child’s safety, you don’t want to cut corn...
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A Celebration of Kid Inventors with NYU and Autodesk

Today I want to introduce you to some amazing kid inventors, plus share with you loads of free STEM resources for kids and educators. Remember to pin this so you can easily access these free STEM resources later! Last week I had the pleasure of attending an awe-inspiring event at NYU Tandon School of Engineering's new MakerSpace in Brooklyn. In celebration of Kid Inventors' Day on January 17...
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Missy President: Our Kids Need a President Like Her

Today as our country takes on a new president, many parents will be struggling to talk to their kids about our country's politics and what our future may or may not look like. As a mom, I remember having this kind of struggle during the recent presidential election. It was difficult to talk to my son about what he saw in the media and even more difficult to answer questions about how politics play...
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Charge All Your Devices at Once with Atomi Charging Station – Review & Giveaway

How often do you find yourself fighting over the outlets in your home? Or maybe it's all those charger thrown about that drive you mad? Is it the tangled wires that get to you? And I'm sure the kids always forget to plug-in their devices and then whine when they discover they're out of power? Right? Drives me CRAZY. every. time! Today I want to tell you how I won my family's charging battles and i...
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Teknikio STEM Kits – Review & Giveaway

Teknikio creates gender-neutral engineering toolkits that are packed with fun to empower makers of any age to build their own toys and gadgets - Learn more here!
Happy new year!! Here at NYCTM we're starting off 2017 with a little #FamilyFunFriday giveaway. As a mom, it's my job to teach my kids about how the world works. Right? It's also my job to get them excited about learning and find new ways to make learning FUN. So when I heard about Teknikio and their fun STEM kits I knew we had to give them a try! NOTE: This giveaway has ended but you can still...
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