Scrumptious Chicken Soup With Rice

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“In January it’s so nice While slippin’ on the slidin’ ice To sip hot chicken soup with rice Sippin’ once, sippin’ twice Sippin’ chicken soup with rice” – Chicken Soup With Rice (Lyrics by Maurice Sendak, music by Carole King) I love Chicken Soup in all shapes and forms, but especially with rice. And it’s even […]

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How to Throw A King Julien-Inspired 7th Birthday Party

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After last month’s Netflix Celebration with King Julien, we admit we were a little obsessed with the funny lemur that loves to boogie. Obsessed enough to make it the theme for my daughter’s 7th Birthday party. We held it at the Central Queens Y in Forest Hills, NY. We held my son’s Superhero Birthday Party […]

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PBS Kids’ Odd Squad App is Here!

Odd Squad Releases New App, Blob Chase | The Mama Maven | @themamamaven

We’re wild about Odd Squad and excited to announce that PBS KIDS released their first app from the hit series, ODD SQUAD – ODD SQUAD Blob Chase! ODD SQUAD Blob Chase extends the adventures and humor of the series, as kids chase and recover blobs that have escaped their containers and are on the loose in Odd […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Small Boy, Big Bagel

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Happy Humpday! Here’s my Wordless Wednesday entry: Small Boy, Big Bagel! S and I went out to breakfast at Panera Bread before food shopping on Sunday morning. He ate a chocolate chip bagel, with nothing on it.  

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Visiting Alcatraz – A Perfect Excursion from San Francisco!

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    Several months ago I took a day trip to Alcatraz, right outside of San Francisco. Did you know that ALCATRAZ was much than the infamous prison? It was also a military fortress (active before and after the Civil War), bird sanctuary, first lighthouse on the West Coast, and the birthplace of the American Indian […]

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NYC Love: A Day at the NY Hall of Science in Corona, Queens, NYC

A Day at the NY Hall of Science | The Mama Maven Blog | @themamamaven

The NY Hall of Science in Flushing, Queens is a terrific place to spend the day with your kids. This is a place where I’ve spent a lot of time with my kids and they always seem to find new exhibits and places to explore. We were members when my oldest was small. It’s so […]

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Make Smarter Pins (for Pinterest)

How to Make Smarter Pins | The Mama Maven Blog | @themamamaven

I love Pinterest. In fact, that’s where a big chunk of my blog traffic comes from. However, nothing drives me battier more than when I find something great to pin from a blog and after I hit the “pin button” it doesn’t pull the blog name or even their pinterest name.  Why shouldn’t the writer […]

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