Mother’s Day in #Massapequa

mothers day

Here is a list of things to do in celebration of Mother’s Day in our town. This post will be updated as we receive word of new events being announced.  ENJOY!

Monday, May 5
7:00 – 8:00 PM
Mother’s Day Craft
Contact: C. Smith 799-0770 ex. 319
Make a cute craft for Mom! Ages 6-12. REGISTER ONLINE 4/21.
Location: Bar Harbour Children’s Room

Wednesday, May 7
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM
Mother’s Day Craft
Contact: CA Children’s 798-4607 ext.318
Ages 3-5 with adult. Register on 4/28.
Jeanne Hall will be here with songs, story and a fun craft for the holiday.

Saturday, May 10, 2014 11:00 AM
Mother’s Day Storytime
Special Event, Storytime, Children’s Event
Massapequa Barnes and Noble
Sunrise Promenade, 5224 Sunrise Highway, Massapequa Park, NY 11762, 516-541-1456

Saturday, May...

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Score Big for Yankee Tickets!


Last year we took the twins to their very first Yankee game.  They had a blast.  Joseph, who was still three at the time, did not go.  When the kids found out that Paul and I were going with friends to a game in June, they got very upset.  Since we had promised the older kids we’d take them to another game this season, and we had to take Joseph to his first game, I decided to look for tickets.

Six tickets to a game can be very expensive.  When I was a kid, my Dad used to take me to between 5-10 games each season.  Unfortunately today, this is no longer feasible, especially for a family of six.   But I knew we could not let our kids down.  I was on a hunt for tickets that would not cost us an arm and a leg.

I was invited to review

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Grab your tickets to LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY’S RETURN, 5/3 Screening in NYC

Are you a Wizard of Oz fan like I am?  Are you looking forward to the upcoming animated musical LEGENDS OF OZ?  We are happy to invite the friends of Massapequa Family to a screening of LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY’S RETURN, on Saturday May 3rd at AMC Lincoln Square at 10:00am.  The first 25 readers to claim their tickets can get four free screening passes to the movie!  I’ve been told that this movie is great for kids aged 6-9.  CLICK HERE FOR YOUR PASSES!

oz art

More information about LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY’S RETURN:

Dorothy’s Return is a 3D-animated musical based on the adventure books by Roger Stanton Baum, the great-grandson of L. Frank Baum...

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Try Your Luck and Win $500!


I love fresh scented clothes!  Now that my kids are no longer babies and do not have that baby scent any longer (BOO!), I always look forward to after they are bathed and in nice clean clothes.  Yes, I do still smell my kids, even when they come in from a ball game and are all sweaty!  But my FAVORITE time to smell them is when they are fresh scented of course!

Purex Crystals can help you achieve that with your clothes!  Not only that, they are hosting a sweeps where one winner will win $500 and a year’s supply!  You can enter daily for a chance to win $500 and a year’s supply of Purex Crystals Dryer Sheets between now and May 9 at 6pm eastern!

Also, 50 runner ups will win a free box of Purex Crystals Dryer Sheets.

Disclaimer: I am posting this as part of the Purex Insiders...

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The Q and U Wedding #Massapequa

Q and U wedding

Ever since we moved to Massapequa we have heard all about the Q and U wedding at the elementary schools.  I still was not sure what to expect.  In the weeks leading up to the Kindergarteners’ performance, my twins were VERY excited.  Back in March, they each came home with a drawing of what their role was during their respective weddings – Louis was best man, Anthony was photographer.  They told us all about it!  We were cordially invited to the wedding and every day the boys would come home singing new songs and poems that they were practicing for this big event!

Since my sister got married this past September, we had purchased tuxedos for the boys not too long ago.  Although I had to take out the hem on the pants and the sleeves, the tuxes fit them well...

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Two chances to give blood this week #Blood Drive #Massapequa

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The Town of Oyster Bay’s semi-annual blood drive is Thursday, April 24th:
Town Hall South Conference Room
977 Hicksville Road, Massapequa
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
For other locations to donate on this day, see here.

McKenna PTA Blood Drive, April 29 Blood Drive
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
McKenna Elementary School Senior Center
210 Spruce Street, Massapequa Park
For more information, click here.

Oyster Bay Town Councilman Joe Muscarella and Town Supervisor John Venditto urge residents to participate.

“Blood banks need to be prepared 365 days a year,” Councilman Muscarella said. “That is why people should always donate whenever they can. Donating is quick and easy and is an entirely safe procedure...

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The Caillou Talking Doll – Our Review #CaillouDoll

My son Joseph does not like to admit it in front of his big brothers (although who are they kidding, I catch them watching it all the time!), but he LOVES Caillou. As a matter of fact, he gets out of pre-k every day at 11:30am. If I ever tell him that we have to stop at the grocery store after school, his first response for me is “Will we get home before Caillou comes on?”

When I was invited to review a new Caillou doll last month, I just knew I had to do it. Joseph was so surprised and thrilled when I gave it to him. It just so happened to be March 19, and our family celebrates the Feast of St. Joseph on that day, also celebrating Joseph’s ‘name day’, so I gave him the Caillou doll for his name day and he was so excited. Joseph ripped open the box and found a new best buddy.


Joseph sleep...

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The Mother of All Expos 5/4 at the New York Hall of Science #themamasexpo

mamas expo

Our family is very excited that The Mama’s Expo expo is back.  We went last year and really had a great time.  The Expo is a great way to celebrate parenthood and enjoy a fun day out with our kids.

On Sunday May 4, 2014 the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) in Queens, NY will proudly host The 2014 Mama’s Expo (ME14) for local parents, expectant mothers and children. The Mamas Expo will offer an abundance of opportunities for expo goers to participate in workshops, view demonstrations, enjoy performances, and learn about the best products and services available to families in the New York City area.

What you can expect to see at The Mamas Expo:

- Loads of free giveaways from some of the coolest kids and baby brands.
- Prenatal resources, demonstrations, birthing education and access t...

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Spring Festival, April 26, Massapequa

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spring festival 2014

Enjoy games, spring crafts, bounce castles, light refreshments, a petting zoo, a butterfly exhibit, photo opps and more at the Family Spring Festival on Saturday, April 26, from 1-4pm, Marjorie Post Community Park.

Family Spring Festival is sponsored by the Town of Oyster Bay’s Department of Community & Youth Services, Cultural and Performing Arts Division (CAPA).

Click here for more information.

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Win a family vacation to Myrtle Beach!

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We went to Myrtle Beach with the kids in 2009 and it was one of the BEST vacations we have ever been on.  I’d LOVE to go back!

Ready to break to the beach? Win a trip for your family to Myrtle Beach, SC & Crown Reef Resort from Purex. Enter for your chance to send a family of four to Myrtle Beach, SC for a vacation full of sun & adventure at one of the top beach destinations in the country, and receive a year’s supply of your favorite Purex detergent!  ENTER HERE!

(Not a sponsored post.  By sharing this contest, I’m entered in a Purex Insiders contest.  Good luck to all of us!)

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