Weeknight Dinner Idea: Veggie-Packed Sloppy Joes

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‘Member Sloppy Joe’s? While visions of cafeteria lunches may cross your mind, they shouldn’t be overlooked. We took Stonewall Kitchen‘s Sloppy Joe Sauce and updated this classic recipe with hidden veggies and lean ground turkey.

When Stonewall Kitchen sent me this Sloppy Joe sauce my mind started whirling. Obviously I was making Sloppy Joes for my family, […]

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Our PBS KIDS Summer Reading Party + Tips For Raising Enthusiastic Readers

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We recently hosted a PBS Kids Summer Reading Party at my daughter’s summer camp (it’s a fantastic private school near our home). Once again, I’m pleased to partner up to help children in my community to learn and read this summer.

I Can Read! Books and PBS KIDS are partnering to promote reading for children and […]

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Get Ready for Back to School with Mabel’s Labels

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by Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman
Summer is more than halfway through and while the kids are still in summer camp, now’s the time to start thinking about getting everything together for back-to-school. There are school supplies to buy, clothes to go through and craft bins to organize. While you’re organizing, don’t forget to label all of […]

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Potty Training Update: The Struggle is Real – Day 3 & 4

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Update on Day 3 of ‪#‎pottytraining (here’s what happened the first 2 days)‬:

Sent S to school today in underwear and the school was supportive and backed us up. I called and spoke to one of his paras and had sent a note and tons of changes of shirts, underwear, shorts, and socks. He sat on the potty […]

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Sweet Suite 2015 Top Toy Picks by Nancy #BBNYC

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While both senior writer Maytal and I attended Sweet Suite at Blogger Bash this past July, we wanted to offer up our own faves. These are mine — find Maytal’s post here: http://www.themamamaven.com/2015/07/28/top-5-sweet-suite-2015-toys-picks-by-maytal-bbnyc.
1. Master Chef Junior Cooking Tools

My daughter really loves to cook with me, but her hands are too small for the kitchen tools that […]

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Top 5 Sweet Suite 2015 Toy Picks by Maytal #BBNYC

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by Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman
Both Nancy and I attended Blogger Bash’s Sweet Suite 2015 last week and we wanted to showcase our faves. This is what I liked the best:
Moodsters
Controlling emotions is key to growing up and many kids struggle with this aspect. There are very few, if any, toys that can help kids understand […]

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The Peanuts Movie is Coming (+ Win A Red Carpet Experience!)

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by Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman
I recently attended a luncheon in honor of The Peanuts Movie, during Blogger Bash 2015, coming out this fall. I got to meet some of the kids who play the roles of the Peanuts gang and was even treated to a surprise visit by Snoopy!

Long overdue – it’s been 35 years […]

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Getting Gorgeous 2015 Recap

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Last week was kind of a whirwind! I attended Getting Gorgeous and had a wonderful time, as always.

The lovely Angela from the Restylane Silk Lounge taught me about contouring and how to get the perfect pout (see how she did it in my video at the end of this post).

Perfect pout achieved!

I made a bracelet at the […]

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Potty Training: The Struggle is Real (Day 1 & 2)

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I haven’t updated on S in a while. His IEP/Turning 5 Meeting went well. We got the school we wanted, the one two blocks from our house, that my older son and daughter go to.

We got the K-2 Special Ed class we wanted. We even got a shared para that can take my son to […]

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