Monthly Archives: August 2012

Breakfast vs Hair Brushing


As a teacher, the last few days of summer are coming to an end.  And unlike many parents who can barely contain their excitement that their children will be back in school for 6 hours a day (remember the Staples commercial with the parent dancing in the aisles?!?), I am still not ready for summer to be over.  I had the pleasure of not working this summer but spending care-free days with my daughter.


Now as the first day of school for both of us looms in the week ahead, I am panicking about what to give her for breakfast that is both healthy and fast.  Our morning routine goes something like this:
5:30-Hubby wakes up, showers, gets dressed, and eats

5:45-I wake up, shower, get dressed, etc

6:30-Hubby wakes up daughter, gets her dressed and fed and then he leaves

7:15-We are out the door


It may seem like a lot of time, but in essence we are running around like mad men the moment my daughter wakes up.  She is the pokiest eater, so I am trying to figure out what can be quickly made and eaten (and even brought in the car if need be).  I would prefer breakfast items that don’t get stuck in her hair–e.g. yogurt or syrup!  So that doesn’t leave us with too many choices.  We have had some all out throw down screaming and kicking battles this summer trying to brush her hair!!  Instead of giving in and not brushing her hair, I need some breakfast items that won’t make for a terrible beginning!!


On the off chance we do give her yogurt or syrup, I want to try the Knot Genie.  I’m hopeful one of these little guys could eliminate the kicking screaming and tears (not to mention knots) that come with a good Monday morning hair brushing!!

Are you ready to join the thousands and thousands of mamas who no longer dread the hair brushing drama? Then The Knot Genie Detangling Brush is for you! The Knot Genie and Teeny Genie were created to not only to make brushing of even the most unruly hair effortless, but to create peace in households around the world at bath time. Their unique bristles act like little “fingers” gently untangling knots and tangles. The amazing Knot Genie magically gets rid of knots. Not to mention complaining.

The US Family Guide is offering a coupon for $4 off a Knot Genie.  With the introduction of four new Knot Genie colors in our limited edition   Back to School Collection, we’re also running a fun contest. The contest is called, the Knot Genie Back to School Morning Meltdown contest.  If you’re a parent,  you’ve  probably experienced a foot stomping-shrieking-morning meltdown at that critical time when you’re trying to get your child off to school. Recount (if it’s not to painful) your worst meltdown and  how you diffused the situation and enter your story in our contest. Ask  your friends  and family to vote for your entry and you could win $500.00. The first 50 people to enter will get great prizes just for participating.   Just click on this link to enter.

Good luck to all the moms who have children with sticky knotted hair on the first day of school!


Bubbles and Bobby!


This past week my daughter and I scooted on down to NJ to visit my parents.  When I’m with my parents we eat too much, drink too much, and my kid NEVER sleeps enough!!

By far my daughter’s favorite activity was going to the Gazillion Bubble Show in New York City at the New World Stages.  Deni Yang was the bubble artist at our show.  He was phenomenal–totally animated and it was quite obvious that he loves with what he does!  My daughter will tell you her favorite trick was when Deni ate a fog filled bubble, burped, and let the fog back out of his mouth!  It was nonstop laughs the whole time!  Deni even turned the stage into a winter wonderland with all the bubbles!  It was crazy!

Right now US Family Guide is offering a great deal, $38 tickets!!  The tickets usually go for upwards of 44, 64, or 90 dollars!  This show is absolutely amazing and a must see!  To access the coupon for this great show click on the following link: Gazillion Bubble Show Coupon.

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Time Out NY says, ‘Dazzling succession of bubbles in mind-blowing configurations.. 4 Stars!’  
Regis Philbin says “Spectacular!  Unlike Anything You’ve Ever Seen Before!’  
The NY Times calls GBS “Enchanting”
David Letterman calls GBS, ‘The World’s Greatest Bubble Show!’
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:  Wed 11am & 2pm, Sat at 11am, 2pm, & 4:30pm; Sun at 12 & 3pm.

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After an amazing show we had to end our trip to NYC with an equally amazing brunch!  We hiked over to Bobby Flay’s Bar Americain on 52nd Street.  We made a reservation but fortunately the hostesses were kind enough to seat us well in advance of our time (1 hour!!).  I enjoyed the Pickle Mary-a bloody mary spiked with tomatillo hot sauce and a pickle garnish.  The glass tasted like it had been rimmed with celery salt!  Needless to say I polished 2 off pretty quickly.  We started with the Hot (freshly made) Potato Chips with Blue Cheese sauce.  I am seriously addicted to potato chips!!  For my meal I had the Mahi Mahi Tacos.  The fish was grilled perfectly with just a hint of char.  It was served with a Napa cabbage slaw (bright and refreshing), and a trio of salsas.  The restaurant wasn’t the best choice for bringing a hungry 4 year old with minimal patience but I would definitely go back with a bunch of my girlfriends!!