Valentine’s Day 2018- It is the thought that counts…

As my girls get older and I realize that time really does fly when you are a parent, I never believed it until I have seen for myself how quickly our kids grow and you want to hold onto every moment just a little bit longer.

My husband and I are so blessed to have two beautiful girls who truly love each other so much. They show each other how much they truly love one another by doing the little things like; making cards for one another, getting a band-aid when their sister has a boo-boo, or getting a snack for their sister when they get one for themselves. They might make each other cry at times and argue (what siblings don’t fight?) but, in the end they are each other’s best friends and ours, too.

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Marvel Universe LIVE! Super Hero Training Camp

As you know, Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes is coming to the NYC Metro area.The fun kicks off at The Barclays Center in Brooklyn on February 22nd. But, the all-access experience will be on February 21st at New York’s Grand Central Terminal.

To celebrate, you and your family are invited to experience first-hand what it takes to become one of the greatest super heroes in the universe! Try on authentic Marvel costumes, test their strength against Thor’s legendary hammer and enjoy performances throughout the day, all while having access to photo and video content that won’t be available anywhere else.

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Valentine’s Day Chocolates

What’s the first word that comes to mind when you think of Valentine’s Day? Love, hearts, cards, red? For me, it’s definitely chocolate! As a kid I loved waking up to find that little red heart full of chocolates waiting for me on the dining room table, and the truth is, I wouldn’t be disappointed to wake up to one now. The other side of that truth is, I know I would eat the whole box. Mike on the other hand, has incredible self control and he can make a small box of chocolates last for months. That never happens though, because after 3 days I consider it to be fair game and it’s gone before he knows what happened!

So this year I decided to make him some homemade chocolates.

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Queen Takes The Reigns at Medieval Times’ New Jersey Castle

Lyndhurst, New Jersey is where the Medieval Times’ castle has families far and wide visit for a dinner and show experience like no other. “Jousting, fighting, horsemanship, swordplay and a fresh, hot, four-course feast remain central elements of the dinner attraction.”

Medieval Times’ has steered away from it’s 34-year tradition of casting a king as the show’s lead role and they have now featured a Queen to headline and her name is, Queen Dona Maria Isabella.

Let’s find out all the details to plan your visit…

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Dinosaur Fun at the Long Island Children’s Museum

We had the best time at the Long Island Children’s Museum in Garden City. It is always fun there but, this weekend we had a DINO-mite time checking out their new Dinosaurs Land of Fire & Ice exhibit. Have you been, yet?

The exhibit transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when dinosaurs last lived on Earth. Through interactive play kids and adults will have fun learning in this temporary exhibit that will be part of the Long Island Children’s Museum till May. Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ was created by Minnesota Children’s Museum and nationally sponsored by The David B. Jones Foundation.

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3 Ingredient Cookies

What? Only 3 ingredients to make delicious and healthy cookies?

These Banana Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies are so good that one batch with 4 people in the house is not enough. I put the plate on the table and in no time they were gone.

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Meal Planning and Prepping

You know the people who love to cook and experiment in the kitchen? That is not me. I wish it was. I am always a little envious of the people who talk about cooking like it is therapy. I love the idea of going into the kitchen and starting with a recipe as a base, and then making it my own with different seasonings and spices, but in reality I like to get in and out of the kitchen as quickly as possible.

I also like to wait until I am already hungry to start thinking about what I want to eat, or at least I used to until I realized that 1). waiting until I am hungry to start thinking about what to eat leads me to make less-than-healthy decisions and 2). planning ahead makes life a lot easier with a toddler in the house.  This realization is what made me start thinking about meal planning and prepping.

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