Welcome to the Mommy's (and Daddy's) Guide!
Here we post exciting things for parents that are inexpensive,
free (our favorite), or so awesome that it doesn't matter
how much it costs!We list the week's events and places
to go, review the ones we've gone to, and tell you about
the ideas we think are important as parents.We are based
in Lynbrook NY and our listings are always local- mostly
Long Island (usually Nassau County), sometimes the city,
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Madame Alexander: Little Miss Tooth Fairy Review

     I am so excited to Announce that TMG is now officially a part of the Mom Advisory Board! WHOO HOO! We are so incredibly excited to be partnered up with such an iconic company. For a little over ninety years Madame Alexander has been a HUGE part of little girls' lives and I look forward to keeping you guys up to date on everything that they have to come in 2014!
     First up we get to review one of Madame Alexander's amazing dolls, an 8 inch traditional collectible Maggie doll dressed up as a Tooth Fairy. This doll is Madame Alexander in all their glory.  Her green eyes close and open and she has beautiful curly, Tosca hair and a porcelain face.  She wears a magical
handkerchief-style dress that combines purple taffeta with white glitter, pink and purple tulle.  It all ties in the back with a purple ribbon right underneath her tooth-shaped wings. She wears ballet slippers and has a stunning bow in her hair with what else--a tooth to top things off.
     Opening up the family box brought me back to my childhood when I was given my "Gone With the Wind" Scarlett doll one Christmas morning. The same ooohs and ahhhs escaped my lips as I gently lifted my new Tooth Fairy doll and I was suddenly 11 again.  No matter what age you are, if you are a doll lover you LOVE Madame Alexander--there is no way around it.  My love came from my mother's love of the dolls that her parents gave her as a child.  As I grew older and knew where that love came from I would look at her as I opened my gift and see that she was just as excited to give it- as I was to receive it.  That's what this company is about to me--LOVE.

Disney Jr LIVE!

     Sofia the first and Jake And The Neverland Pirates have taken over the houses of preschoolers across America for good reason. With catchy tunes adventures to go on and lessons to learn the fun way, adults and kids alike are rejoicing at these great programs.  To everyone's excitement Disney Live! decided to come out with Disney Jr Live- Pirates and Princess. The commercials would play on the TV to the squeals of the little ones saying “I wanna go! Oh Mommy please!”   How could I say no to that!!
    So here we are at the Theater at Madison Square Garden and the excitement hasn't stopped! This place is jam-packed with hardly an empty seat, and everyone has a great view! Mickey and Minnie appeared on stage to open the show--to the cheers of the crowd--then next on stage was Sofia The First! Opening to her theme song Sofia comes on stage and everyone goes crazy! Sofia runs for a half of an hour and shows all our favorite characters. Follow Sofia as she sings about Fuzziwig, goes to princess school, bakes some magic cakes and goes to the Friendship Festival! The magic will not be lost on you and your family as bubbles float down and magical images are displayed on the screens on stage.

Monday April 21st-April 27th 2014

Monday April 21st
Dyngus Day - This is a funny one click the link to find out more! 
Kindergarten Day
Patriot's Day

Last Day Of Disney JR LIVE Pirate and Princess At Madison Square Garden

After School Plant Detectives: Explore the gardens for unique plants and garden ornaments during a scavenger hunt, pick up your game sheets at the Learning Garden
When: 3:00pm-6:00pm
Where: Hicks Nursery, 100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury, NY 11590
Info: (516)334-0066
Email: HicksInfo@HicksNurseries.com

The Art Studio in Rockville Centre
Where:221 North Long Beach Road, Rockville Centre NY 11570
When: Mondays and Wednesdays 11am-12pm and 12:30-1:30pm
Cost:$20 a lesson or $75 a month
Info: (516)763-2050

‘Go Green’ in YOUR Neighborhood with Earth Day Tips from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

‘Go Green’ in YOUR Neighborhood with Earth Day Tips from
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

Clean up, pick up, put away, clean up every day! Learning how to take good care of the Earth – as well as their own surroundings – is an important skill to foster with preschoolers. On April 22, neighbors from across the country and around the world will celebrate Earth Day to show their support for the environment. Here are some easy suggestions, inspired by Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and The Fred Rogers Company, to help you and your family “Go Green” with Daniel Tiger this Earth Day – and beyond!

Maleficent Featurette! And Amazing Toys From POP!

                        We have the new Maleficent featurette!  Whoo HOO!!!! 

Also, starting today, fans can enter for a chance to win a trip to the world premiere of the film in the Maleficent “Embrace Your Inner Evil” Sweepstakes. Fans can enter by recreating Maleficent’s laugh and posting the video to Instagram using #MaleficentLaughSweeps. Official Rules: http://di.sn/MaleficentLaugh.

    "Maleficent is the untold story of the mysterious villain from Disney's Sleeping Beauty.
Find out the events that drove Maleficent to curse Aurora!"

"In anticipation of the movie, we are debuting two new beautiful Pop!'s! 
Aurora looks angelic with her gold crown and Maleficent is looking particularly menacing! 
Together they make the perfect pair!"

Available in May!

Two Kits To Keep Your Kids Occupied!


     Tired of going and paying a lot of money to keep your kids entertained on their days off? Well, do we have the kits for you!  New, from Alex Toys and Scientific Explorer this year is My Tape Party and My first Outer Space Science Kit.  These will keep your kids going, and keep you from going nuts.

    First up is the “my tape party”, from the Little Hands Collection.  The Little Hands Collection is specifically designed for preschoolers to learn and develop skills in a creative and fun way.  My Tape Party includes enough material for your children to make up to ten crafts including a crown and a pair of sunglasses- sweet.

Following the instructional guide, that has NO WORDS, just pictures your child can really build everything in the box on their own.  The tape is easily ripped, and your child won’t need help cutting out any of the cutouts as they can be punched out without the help of the pare

: Mcfarlene's New Line Of Rabbids Toys Have ARRIVED!


        We already told ya'all about the awesome new lines that the AMAZING Todd Mcfarlene is coming out with this year- now we get to share our reviews of some of those toys! Excited!? I know we are!  Ubisoft’s line of Rabbids video games have been turned into an awesome new TV series on Nickelodeon.  Mr. Mcfarlene has designed an incredible line of toys to go with it that are hitting the shelves just in time for Easter!

    We received the Rabbids Plunger Blaster- oh yeah be jealous. This thing is AWESOME.  Well-crafted with a slight velvety smooth finish, this toy could line one of the many shelves we have dedicated to the "adult" line of "toys that Mcfarlene has made in the past. But what fun would that be?  The Plunger Blasters were my favorite mini-games in the video game series and I know they make more than one appearance in the show, so I was so excited to see it so well utilized in the toy line.  This Blaster makes 15 unique Rabbids sounds: Bwaaah, burp, fart, flush, laugh, and scream until your heart’s content. Or until your husband takes it away from you-err your son...You can also put the blaster into prank mode and play a joke on your unsuspecting friends! Which means, it will go off ALL the time. I have hidden it in many areas of the house and heard yelps as it screams out Bwaaaah for absolutely no reason. My favorite spot is under the sink in the bathroom, I mean how funny is that?! This is available RIGHT NOW at Walmart for $12.97, and worth every penny.  It is soooo funny, and if you are a fan of the games, and now the show- you are going to keep on finding it funny even after the 1878493578439754 time you hear the flush sound.  I promise.

   Next up in the line is the Rabbids Sound and Action Figures. These two pack toys comes with a crazy action play, and assorted sounds that will have you laughing your butt off.  Made in the same high quality style as the blaster, these little guys will give your little ones some loud and funny imagaplay. (Yeah, I just made up a word) You can even attach them to coats, zippers, backpacks, baby bags or anything else to carry on the go! Great basket stuffers, Christmas stocking stuffers (never too early) or anytime fun for the aunties to bring over for no reason at all! These guys are available at Walmart for $12.95 and as my husband just informed me Toys 'R Us RIGHT NOW.

     So Moms and Dads Grandmas, Poppy's, Aunties, Uncles, now is your time to act.  Get the kids what they want, RABBIDS. If for some reason you don't know who the RABBIDS are, then hurry to the store and buy the video games (the Wii ones are my favorite) check your local listings for the new television show, and hop on to the store before Easter.  Fill up your kiddos gift baskets with these amazing new toys from Todd Mcfarlene!

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