Thursday, September 25, 2008

After school activites


 How important is after school activities? I used to think that it was important to put my kids in swimming, Gymnastics, Dance etc.  Now I feel different about it. I don't think it is as important to engage in all those activities. My children have enough to do with going to school and doing homework . Not to mention the abundance of state and city exams they are given . They don't really need the added pressures of a after school activity.

                      My kids are homebodies. They don't watch any T. V. During the school week , so it is not like they sit home and be zombies. They use their imaginations. That to me is a priceless tool I am giving them for life. 

                     You see, A big imagination will help them dream big. When you dream big you set yourself up for success. They are taught that they can have anything they dream up . They just have to set their minds on achieving their dreams. All our biggest life achiever knew how to dream big.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Cast Your Belly

                   It was so much fun to cast my belly when I was pregnant. At 8 months my mother helped me cast my belly. We bought plaster of Paris casting strips . I used Vaseline on my belly and chest so that the cast wouldn't catch on the the peach fuzz on my skin. It took all of about 20 minutes and the cast was done. It hardens up really fast. 
                  After I did it for my daughter and loved how it looked , I did it for my son. It is funny to see how different I was for my pregnancies. My kids love that they can see what my belly looked like when they were inside me. I have them hanging over my bed . 


I have done it for friends and they love it. It is a great memory. One of my friends used it for her friends to sign at her baby shower. Some people get a picture painted on it. I have always wanted to have them bronzed. 

Friday, September 12, 2008

Thermos foogo ... reusable sippy cup


It is truly important that the cups that your kids are drinking out of are safe and reliable. I found that Thermos Foogo is a great product. It is made from BPA free materials. Keeps contents cold for up to 6 hours. Soft spout and easy to sip from. Spill proof. It is dishwasher safe as well. 

I think you will truly be happy with this choice. You can purchase one on

Monday, September 1, 2008

Long Island Children's Museum -LICM

We really enjoy the LICM . We have been going to the museum since it had opened . We used to go more often when my kids were toddlers. They have some really great toddler programs. That is when i had purchased the membership. It was worth every penny. We would visit at least once a month sometimes twice. We live in queens . I have to say it is only a 15-20 minute trip with no traffic. It is worth checking it out!

Long Island Children's Museum

The kids get to use their imagination. You can be there for hours. There really is so much to do. It is a very hands on museum .It really is fun for the entire family !

Mason loves that he can hear different sounds in the music rooms. 

The bubble area is a big favorite of mine. I love bubbles.

Now that the kids are older , We go to the museum several times a year. My kids look forward to it every time. The best part is that they are constantly updating the museum.  It is very exciting when we get to play with something new. This trip we got to play outside. They have a beautiful out door play and explore area. I love the water painting on the framed pieces of slate. The kids loved the new water area .