Limoncello at Stop & Shop!

On Friday morning, as I was leafing through the Stop & Shop flyer before doing my grocery shopping, this photo caught my eye.


Although I enjoy the lemon flavor just like the next person, I usually do not go out of my way to purchase lemon flavored cookies and such.  But something about that photo really made me want to try those Meringue Cookies!  And yes, I had to have them!!!  Here’s more info about Stop&Shop‘s limited time originals:

Just in time for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer, Stop & Shop is kicking off a refreshing new season with the launch of a sweet new flavor. On May 15, all Stop & Shop stores launched their exclusive line of Limoncello products, available for a limited-time only.

Limoncello is a flavor authentically derived from Italy...

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Win a GRILL this summer with Jarlsberg Cheese! #Recipes #giveaway

This time of year, we LOVE to cook outside on the grill.  And we are always thrilled when we find out about new things to make!  We love to share yummy recipes!  See below for The Jarlsberger and Jarlsberg® Grilled Fig Pizza.  And be sure to enter to win a professional grill!  WOOT!

Enter the Jarlsberg® Cheese Extraordinary Grilling Contest where you can win a professional grill every week this summer!

This spring and summer, it’s not just the temperatures that will be soaring.  Jarlsberg® Cheese, the nationally recognized premium brand of cheese, announces the Jarlsberg® Cheese Extraordinary Grilling ContestJarlsberg® Cheese is giving away a professional grill every week starting May 23, 2015  and running through August 31, 2015.

Since summer is the perfect time to e...

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High cholesterol and risk factors for heart disease #HighCholesterol

We do not take cardiovascular health lightly.
As you may recall, my husband has been dealing with some cardiological issues since last year. We’ve learned how important low cholesterol is, among many other things.

Do you have high cholesterol and are already on medication?
There is a NEW research study for people with high cholesterol that evaluates the PCSK9 inhibitor, Bococizumab, in reducing the occurrence of major cardiovascular events.

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Big Apple Circus Ticket Giveaway!

The Big Apple Circus is making its triumphant return to Cunningham Park in Fresh Meadows, Queens from May 17th to June 14th for its annual engagement with its all-new show, METAMORPHOSIS! Massapequa Mom, Dad and Family are happy to be hosting a giveaway where one of our readers will win a pair of tickets to the Friday, , May 22nd 6:30 pm show.

How to win?  We posted a question on our Facebook Page…  Be sure to check it out, be the first to correctly answer to win!   The question is: What’s the height of the Big Top?  Click the link to find the answer!

Once you find out the height of the big top, you might want to find out more information about the circus…  did you know the following?

  • Big Apple Circus is a non-profit organization, and these are the community programs ...
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Visit Gatlinburg! Grab your coupon! @usfg #gatlinburg #ripleys

In just over a month from now, our family will visit Gatlinburg Tennessee!  I have never been to the Smoky Mountain region of our beautiful country, so we are very much looking forward to this trip!

During our trip we will be visiting Ripley’s 8 Gatlinburg Attractions!
Experience eight unique attractions including Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium, their 85,000 sq ft Aquarium of the Smokies, a 5D Moving Theater, our bone-chilling Haunted Adventure, the mind-bending Marvelous Mirror Maze, and their two fully themed mini-golf courses!

COUPON for Massapequa Family readers
Save $3 Off Adult and $2 Off Child Admission to all of Ripley’s Attractions in Tennessee.
Click here and use Online Promo Code: USFAMILYGUIDE Must purchase online.

  • Guinness World Records Museum
  • Ripley’s 5D Moving T...
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Imperfect Parenting Part 2

I want to thank the many parents who have reached out to personally thank me for my previous blog post on “Imperfect parenting”.  Many parents said it was refreshing to read someone else verbalize what they feel. I have been stopped at school, received private messages and gotten emails from people saying they also do not like when a mother belittles another mother for not trying to have a VBAC or how long she nurses or whether or not her children are taking state tests. I also want to thank those who reached out in disagreement of me. It is always refreshing when readers of either side of a debate reach out to express their agreement or disagreement with positive comments and healthy debates.

I have four children, and I am the first to admit that I AM AN IMPERFECT PARENT...

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Summer Staycation Plans: The Statue of Liberty

Every time I see Lady Liberty while driving in NYC, I am reminded of what she represents.  I am ashamed to say, however, that I have only been to Ellis Island and visited the beautiful lady once in my life, and it was about 30 years ago!  I am planning on taking the kids to see The Statue of Liberty this summer, and I know they will LOVE to see her!  Last year, we took a cruise and passed the beautiful lady and my kids were so interested in learning more about her.

Family Friendly Boat Tours of Manhattan

Dedicated to helping locals and visitors alike enjoy the unique wonders of New York City, Classic Harbor Line hopes for the privilege of escorting you on a relaxing, inspiring and breathtaking sightseeing cruise through the waters we proudly call home...

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Happy Mother’s Day, from us and Roman Reigns!

As a wife and mother of four who gets overruled daily when she would like to watch something on TV but they want to watch WWE, I thought it was fitting to share this blog by Roman Reigns. Although I would not share blog posts from ANY wrestler, Roman is one of my favorite! It is such a pleasure to read that not only is Mr. Eye Candy Reigns nice to look at, he respects his mom, and he respects ALL moms.  I am happy to share this blog from one of my favorite wrestlers, especially so close to Mother’s Day. Happy Mother’s Day to Mrs. Reigns and all the other WWE Moms!

Mother’s Day blog By ROMAN REIGNS

My fans know me for being a WWE Superstar, a title that conveys images of muscle and strength. But it is my mother who showed me what real strength is. She is my own personal hero.

Growing up, m...

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Imperfect Parenting in a Perfect Town #statetesting

Being a parent in 2015 is a huge challenge.  Raising children today is much different than when our parents raised us.  Let me rephrase that.  Raising children today for many “perfect” parents is much different than when our parents raised us.  Evidently, we got all messed up years ago.  Evidently, our parents didn’t know what they were doing.  Evidently, today’s generation of parents know better.  And they also know how to shove their parenting i the faces of the “imperfect” parents.

Every child is unique, therefore, every parenting style is going to be different.  Actually, many things I did with my daughter I do differently with my sons, and sometimes I need to handle situations differently even with my three boys, including my twin boys...

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Family Spring Festival 4/25/15

Family Spring FestivalThe Family Spring Festival will be held on Saturday, April 25, at Marjorie R. Post Community Park, Unqua and Merrick Roads, Massapequa, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. FREE event will be held rain or shine.

This event is being sponsored by the Town of Oyster Bay’s Department of Community & Youth Services, Cultural and Performing Arts Division (CAPA). For more information, call CAPA at 797-7925 or click here.

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto invites residents and their families to come outside and celebrate springtime at the Town of Oyster Bay’s Annual Family Spring Festival.

“For five years now, this free event has become a fun weekend destination for our residents and their children,” Supervisor Venditto said...

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