Kids Eat Free – Long Island locations

Let’s face it going out to dinner with the kids is always an adventure. We love going out to eat as a family and enjoying our local restaurants with the kids.

You know what is really awesome? Is going out to eat and the kids meals are FREE! Yes, Free! Some restaurants feature  FREE kids meals on certain nights of the week (some restrictions apply). Check out our features below:

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Why Won’t My Teenager Get Out of Bed on Time?

Guest blog post written by: Sara Westgreen

How many times did you have to wake up your teen this morning? Two, three, four times?

My 15-year-old’s alarm went off for a solid half hour before I got him to roll out of bed — and I know I’m not the only mom of teenagers dealing with similar struggles. Teen sleep can be frustrating and difficult to understand. Teens often get inadequate sleep during the week, then sleep in late on the weekends. Typically, this is due to a shift in biological patterns and school start times.

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“What Kind of Friend are You? Take the Colorblind Quiz!”

Author Leah Harper Bowron and her book, Colorblind: A Novel, tells the story of Lisa, a 6th grade girl who dealt with bullies and racism in the 1960s.

She has developed a new online quiz (because who doesn’t love online quizzes?) for middle schoolers up to adults: “What Kind of Friend are You? Take the Colorblind Quiz!” Great opportunity for discussion between parents and kids.

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Blissful Bedtime Yoga Sequence

While this time of year is fun and exciting, I think us mamas also find there is a certain level of stress that comes along with it. We are so busy making sure everyone is going to find what they asked for under the tree, baking for the classroom and holiday parties, attending school plays and recitals, it can be really easy to forget to take care of ourselves. Who else finds that the stresses from the day hit hardest right at bedtime? As soon as I close my eyes and lay my head down, my mind goes into overdrive – making lists and remembering all of the things I should have gotten done during the day, but didn’t get to.

When I feel the stresses from the day are going to affect my sleep, I have a bedtime yoga sequence that I turn to. This yoga sequence can take anywhere from 5-10 minutes, or more if you choose to spend more time in the poses, but even after 5 minutes I’ve found the tension is released from my mind and body, and I can go on to enjoy a peaceful slumber.

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Our 2017 Holiday Top Toy List

There are so many great toys this Holiday season and we have put together a list of our favorites.

We have incorporated toys into this list that we have actually played with and recommend for the child in your life. My family and I feel these toys deserve to be on the list since they are fun and creative!

(these toys are in no particular order)

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The Physiological Benefits Your Children Gain from Outdoor Play

In a digital age where every individual owns a gadget or even two, it can be difficult to encourage children to play outdoors. Most of today’s kids would rather stay at home and play games on their tablets or smartphones.

Based on Jenny Anderson’s report on, American kids spend about 18.6 hours of play time using their gadgets. Interestingly, it was also revealed that 62% of parents want their children to have more outside play. While this is currently an inescapable reality, it’s the parents’ responsibility to regulate their children’s screen time and introduce more play time. Playing outdoors is proven to give a child a range of benefits, from physical to social, mental and emotional. 

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School Lunch Check List- B. Fit Long Island

Now that school is starting back up parents all over are racking their brains…”what should I pack for lunch?”

Here is a school lunch check list (with a few examples) to make sure you are sending your kid to school with a healthy lunch thanks to Erika Burdick of B. Fit Long Island.

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