Revolutionary Friends by Selene Castrovilla

It’s President’s Day and what better way to celebrate then to read a book written by a Long Island children’s author about one of our founding fathers.

Selene Castrovilla has a passion for history and loves George Washington. This book is a great read for children, teens and adults.

“Any child can use the book Revolutionary Friends as a resource in writing an essay. The story is fact and would be a great reliable resource to assist in their writing.”- Selene Castrovilla


“In the story Revolutionary Friends I talk about the relationship between George Washington and Marquis de Lafayette during the Revolutionary War. Lafayette was from France and when he as 2 years old his father died fighting the war in Germany. Lafayette came from a family of money and when he was 19 years old he decided to move with a cause to America; he wanted to be glorious. Even though the King of France said no, Lafayette built a boat and got a crew and sailed for America to help them during the Revolutionary War. When he arrived to America he stopped in Philadelphia ( where they did not want him at first). Lafayette met with Washington right when the British were about to attack and he instantly thought of him as a son. Washington was not very kind to people and did not form relationships very quickly with people. The only other person he liked as much as Lafayette was Benedict Arnold ( which we know from the history books ends up becoming a traitor). The book continues with a heartwarming story of Washington and Lafayette’s relationship during a significant part of U.S. History the Revolutionary War.”

You can purchase Revolutionary Friends—>  click here

Read more about the author and other books she has written —-> Author Spotlight- Selene Castrovilla

This book is a Momee Friends of Long Island favorite and I highly recommend reading this book!

Valentine’s Day Card Box

A cute way to hold your little ones Valentine’s Cards.

I love to recycle and reuse. So I decided to make Mia a Valentine’s Day box for her cards using a Huggies Wipe Container.


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Valentine’s Day Crown

When watching Doc McStuffins we got the idea to make these adorable Valentine’s Day Crowns.

In the Valentine’s Day episode Doc and Lambie are wearing the crowns and I knew Mia would love to wear one too.


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Pasta and Peas

A great, easy recipe that is perfect for a comfort meal!

My childhood memories are having Pasta and Peas. It was one of my favorite recipes made by my Momee.

With or without parmesean cheese this meal is delicious!

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Valentine’s Day Cards

I love making Valentine’s Day Cards. When you make one for someone special it means so much more.
Mia loves creating cards especially with fun stickers, google eyes, glue and crayons.

We decided to make animal theme Valentine Cards this year:

1. A Bee… asking you to BEE my Valentine!
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Diclegis- Category A medicine for Pregnant Moms

Your pregnant and this is a great time in your life. The feelings of becoming a mom are amazing but why do I feel so sick? My morning sickness is so difficult to deal with?

You may be suffering from NVP (morning sickness) which affects 85% of pregnant women. Read more about NVP—> click here

Right now I am in my third trimester of my second pregnancy and I experienced horrible morning sickness in both my first pregnancy and this pregnancy. I was not just nauseas I would be puking all day long. Nothing seemed to give me any relief.

During my first pregnancy in the first trimester I lost 17 pounds and I was always sick. I used another prescription medicine and there was not a huge relief from it. Once I got passed the first trimester I felt better and was able to function throughout the day. I was able to enjoy my pregnancy and eat throughout the day. I wish I didn’t suffer for 3 long months but it was worth it in the end when I as able to hold my beautiful baby girl.

My second pregnancy is similar but different. I now have a 2 year old to take care of as well as myself throughout the day. My nausea is very similar to the first pregnancy but seems so much more difficult to deal with. There is no time for me to focus on just myself because my daughter needs me. I was very dehydrated and lost about 15 pounds.  My OBGYN recommended we try a new medicine called Diclegis and that it was a Category A medicine made specifically for pregnant women suffering from severe morning sickness. I read about the medicine and I trusted my doctors opinion that taking it would not only be good for me but my growing baby as well. I started taking Diclegis and after the first dose I felt relief. I was not waking up sick and I was able to get through the morning. I never took the medicine during the day only before bedtime because it did make me feel drowsy. The relief in the morning was good enough for me. Over a couple of weeks I was no longer suffering from NVP and I was so happy my doctor recommended Diclegis.

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