The Mommy's Guide To Events!

Peppa Pig Pumpkin Party Sunday at 7pm!

Peppa Pigs Pumpkin Party Printables and More! 

                   Peppa Pigs Pumpkin Party is happening this weekend on Nick Jr.! " At 7pm ET, it’s time for a “Pumpkin Party” – and everyone is invited! In this very special extended story, guests will be coming dressed in scary costumes – Peppa is a witch, George is a dinosaur and Rebecca Rabbit is a carrot...gone bad! Viewers will also join Peppa on exciting new adventures that include participating in a pumpkin competition, taking a trip to a castle and more! Plus, Peppa will meet a new friend at playgroup, Gerald Giraffe!"

     For even more fun- here are some great printables to get in the Pumpkin Party mood! Enjoy!

Kidz Bop 33 Comes Out This Friday!


    You guy know we love to dance, and we will be shaking our booties this Friday when KIDZ Bop 33 comes out! We cannot wait to get our grove on! And yes, I know there is a very limited amount of time where I can use those kinds of terminaology before my son shuns me. KIDZ BOP!

"October 14 will mark the debut of KIDZ BOP 33, the latest album from the #1 kids’ music group, featuring songs from Calvin Harris, Sia, Twenty-One Pilots. Its release comes during KIDZ BOP’s 15th anniversary and will continue a track record that includes more than 17 million albums sold, 23 Top 10 Albums on the Billboard 200 Chart and more albums sold last year than Nick Jonas, Katy Perri, Demi Lovato, Wiz Khalifa, Jason Derulo, and Rihanna combined."

Hello Kitty Stories! Available Now On iTunes!


     Who doesn't LOVE Hello Kitty! I have been a fan since I was a child and LOVE LOVE LOVE the fact that it is still around to share with our children! Our favorite Kitty has now gone digital in the "Hello Kitty StoryGif app" Available on iTunes for $2.99 you choose up to four story gifs that create a story, while sending a smile to it's recipients! Such a cute idea! Check out all the details in the official release below!

Two Amazing and Healthy Ghoulish Recipes For the Halloween Season!

     These are some really ghoulish and healthy recipes for the upcoming holiday! I cannot wait to try them out!

     "Since we tend to go overboard on the sweets for this holiday, it's important to make sure everyone has a healthy meal before heading out for an evening of trick-or-treating. Black Bean Spaghetti with AFRAID-O Sauce and Garlicky Black Bean Spaghetti Spoons with Deviled Eyes made using Explore Cuisine's Black Bean Spaghetti are meals that the whole family is sure to love! All Explore Cuisine pastas are vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO and made with 100% organic ingredients. The Black Bean Spaghetti boasts 25 grams of protein per 2 oz. serving and is made from only one ingredient- organic black beans!

Black Bean Spaghetti with AFRAID-O Sauce, White Carrot Phalanges

White Carrot Phalanges

Peel 8 white carrots then carve with small knife into finger-bone shape. Steam until al dente. Set aside.

Black Bean Spaghetti with AFRAID-O Sauce

1 box Explore Cuisine Black Bean Spaghetti - cooked, drained
1 jar of alfredo sauce (can choose gluten-free)
1 jar of marinara sauce (choose one that is more blood red in color, rather than orange)
fresh basil
Heat the sauces in separate saucepans over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
Place warm Explore Cuisine black bean spaghetti in the center of four serving plates.
Ladle alfredo sauce over the center of the spaghetti.
Arrange carrot phalanges over the sauce.
Splatter marinara sauce over the entire dish, in a gruesome manner.
Garnish with basil.

Garlicky Black Bean Spaghetti Spoons with Deviled Eyes

The Lola Book Series Review!


     There are a wonderful set of books- that have been released by writer Marcia Goldman, which follows the adventures of a spunky dog named Lola. Lola is a beautiful Terrier goes on adventures like "Lola Goes to Work, Lola Goes to School, Lola and Tattletale Zeke and Lola Goes To The Doctor". Each story is written in such a way that all children three and up can easily relate too. The series features actual photographs- instead of illustrations, that give the children a visual to follow along with the story. My son, as well as my niece both though it was a hoot. Making it less of just a

Tucker Toys Trick Shot Review And Video!


       Trick Shot sports is a great line of indoor toys made by Tucker Toys that lets you play your favorite sports all year long!  The Trick Shot Action Dudes come in soccer, basketball, hockey, football and basketball. All are made with playable rubber and are the tools you use to make the ultimate “trick shot”.  You hold your figure in one hand, and attach the ball (of any sport) securely into the peg. Once inserted, all you have to do is use the pull tab to pull back and let go to release the ping pong type ball.
    This toy is just a tool for your child to utilize their environment and imagination to make the ultimate obstacle course in order to make that perfect shot.  An hour can easily go by just to set up your shot, and another to try it out, and make adjustments. We had tons of fun doing just that on this rainy day! There are no rules with Trick Shot, no instructions, leaving your child with the freedom of creating not only an obstacle course, but giving them leave to create their own games which was something I really enjoyed. Great for ages five and up there are two ways to purchase. One has just the Trick Shot Action Dude with the ball that represents the sport of their choice. Or a set which includes Action Dude, ball, and coinciding play piece. For instance, the basketball set comes with a small hoop- the soccer set comes with a goal etc. etc. The price ranges from $6.99-$9.99 and they are available now at Toys’R Us. I can see this being a great stocking stuffer for this upcoming holiday season!

   Thank you Tucker Toys for letting us check out these awesome toys! Have your own Trick Shot? Show us Here is our favorite!

Pumpkin Picking! Where Should you go?

 Harvest Festival at Brooklyn Bridge Park 
When: Saturday, October 29
Where: Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park to pick a pumpkin and enjoy arts and crafts, storytelling, games, a photo booth, face painting, and live tunes. FREE

Children's Fall Festival
When: October 30
Where: Queens County Farm Museum
One of my family's favorites, this massive bash at the Queens County Farm Museum features traditional games such as sack races and trinkets-in-the-haystack, live music, bouncy houses, a haunted house, pony rides, and a petting zoo. Families are encouraged to attend in costume, and this is the perfect day to hit the farm's Amazing Maize Maze and pumpkin patch.
The Amazing Maize Maze
When: Weekends Saturday, September 24-Sunday, October 30 plus Columbus Day
Come enjoy the biggest Corn Maze in NYC is located on the grounds of the Queens County Farm Museum. The corn maze will stay open until 9pm on October 15 and 22.

Borellas Farm Stand
Pumpkin picking, corn maze, bouncers, hay rides, face painting, and music during fall harvest festival weekends. Visit the farm stand to load up on fresh fruits and veggies, as well as 100% natural, vegan-friendly, homemade bath products and soaps.
485 Edgewood Avenue
Saint James, NY 11780