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Our Trip to the Holiday Mom Mixer Event – As Seen on Periscope

Two weekends ago I attended the 2015 Holiday Mom Mixer event held at The Franklin Institute in Philly. I heard about it from my fabulous friend Claudia Krusch from TrendyLatina.comso big shout out to her!  It was great to attend and connect with brands there and learn all about the latest and hottest products for the upcoming holiday season.

Our Trip to the 2015 Holiday Mom Mixer in Philly - Check out these cool toys, hot new sneakers and one really cool science museum - click the link -

It was also great to take the family along! We absolutely LOVE family road trips so you know we couldn’t pass up this opportunity to hit the road on a fun new adventure. 🙂  We set out bright and early and enjoyed a really nice drive from NYC to Philly.

Here’s a fun little clip of our trip and all the hot new products that will make your holidays a happy one!  I shared a few Periscope broadcasts during our trip.  My scope from the car is included in the clip below.  And no, I wasn’t driving! So not to worry. 

You can also check out more videos from the Holiday Mom Mixer event by checking out my channel.  Click here!

The Mom Mixer was a great event to attend right before the holiday season kicks off!  I was so excited to learn about all the cool toys that will definitely make great gifts for the holidays.  Below are some of my favorites!

These interactive Care Bears Sing-a-long Friends make great gifts for the holidays - Click the link to learn more -
Care Bears Sing-a-long Friends by Just Play – They magically interact with each other and can talk, sing and dance in sync to three different songs. They sing solo, as a duet or part of a group.
My Little Pony toys are hitting shelves this holiday season - click the link to learn more -
Tons of My Little Pony toys from PLAYSKOOL are hitting the shelves this holiday season. These little cuties are perfect for little hands. They are part of the PLAYSKOOL Friends MY LITTLE PONY Collector Packs
PLAYSKOOL is filling the shelves with tons of cool Transformers toys this holiday season - Click the link to learn more -
PLAYSKOOL is also filling the shelves with lots of cool Transformers toys this holiday season! These bots are part of the TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS collection.
Transformers are back and ready to roll, just in time for the holidays - click the link to learn more -
Hasbro was very generous in giving these out to attendees! You know I can’t wait to wrap this one up and place it under the Christmas tree 🙂

I was so excited to see that lots of my favorites 80s toys are making a come back this holiday season!  My Little Pony, Care Bears and Transformers were some of my absolute favorite toys when I was a kiddo.

But toys weren’t all that I got to check out at the Holiday Mom Mixer Event! It’s no secret that we are Star Wars geeks around here, have you seen my Instagram feed! With the long-awaited Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens hitting movie theaters soon, I’m sure every kiddo (young and old) is expecting Santa to deliver a cool Star Wars gift this Christmas.  Check out this “out of this galaxy” footwear from Stride Rite.

Out of this galaxy NEW Stride Rite footwear hitting shelves just in time for the long-awaited Star Wars movie release - Check it out - click the link!
The saga continues… These are part of Stride Rite’s new collection. Powered by Hyperdrive, this collection of kids kicks lights up with every step. Out of this galaxy, for sure!
HOT Star Wars themed sneakers by Stride Rite are hitting the shelves this holiday season - Click the link to learn more -
OMG! How HOT are these! And yes in adult sizes! This is the Stride Rite Star Wars™ Luke, I am Your Father (for adults) and the Preschooler’s Stride Rite Star Wars™ Retro Skywalker Sneaker. You know who wants a pair too! 😉
Star Wars Snoot by Stride Rite - To see more Star Wars themed footware from Stride Rite - Click the link -
It looks like a snow boot but it’s actually a SNOOT! A sneaker + boot that blends the flexibility and lightweight sole of a sneaker with the insulated, water-resistant weather protections of a boot. Plus its Star Wars so it couldn’t possibly get any cooler than that!

And because I’m NYCTechMommy you know I had to check out the cool tech at this event!

NetNanny is a great piece of software to help keep your kiddos safe online! - Click the link to learn more -
NetNanny is a great piece of software to help keep your kiddos safe online! It was great to connect with them and learn more about their fantastic product.

Want to learn more about NetNanny?  Let me tell you all about it! Check out my Periscope replay on my channel – click here to watch

Oh and one more fabulous thing happened at the 2015 Holiday Mom Mixer! I WON a really nice bag from the McDonald’s Philly sponsor and it was filled with all types of cool McDonald’s swag, including coupons for free ALL DAY BREAKFAST items!  Those sure will come in handy when I’m out and about running to buy last-minute gifts this holiday season, because who doesn’t LOVE some breakfast for dinner! I sure do! 🙂 Thanks McDonald’s!

All Day Breakfast at McDonald's - Check out what I won at the 2015 Holiday Mom Mixer Event - Click the link


This Mom Mixer event wasn’t only great for checking out all the cool holiday must-haves, it was also a great networking event. Here are my takeaways (as seen on periscope).

Thanks to all the #MomMixer sponsors for a great event - Click the link to learn more about the Holiday MomMixer Event in Philly -
Check out all the awesome stuff attendees took home in their gift bags! #MomMixer sponsors ROCK!


The Franklin Institute, one of America’s most celebrated museums and a renowned leader in science and technology, was the host for the 2015 Holiday Mom Mixer event.  They were very generous in providing attendees with complimentary general admission tickets so that we could check out their fantastic museum.  The family really enjoyed it and we are so glad that we hit the road for this trip! It was so worth it!  Make sure to check them out the next time you’re in the Philly area. Your kiddos will LOVE it!

While visiting The Franklin Institute we also got to check out “The Art of the Brick” exhibit which was totally cool! And let me tell you that I am now obsessed with Nathan Sawaya, the LEGO artist behind this awe-inspiring exhibit.  Not only are his brick sculptures incredible and so inspiring, so is his story.  Learn more about him here. Also check out a clip from my Periscope broadcast below!

Ok, so are you guys ready for the holidays! I’ve already made my list, and checked it twice. 😉

What’s on your holiday wish list?  Go ahead and tell me in the comments section below!

Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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