See “The Best of Me” tomorrow FREE – Girls Night Out anyone???

Massapequa Family is giving away 100 pairs of free passes to see THE BEST OF ME in Deer Park this Thursday, tomorrow, October 2 at 7pm.
Based on the bestselling novel by acclaimed author Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me stars Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden.
For your free passes, click here:

As always, ARRIVE EARLY to ensure seating!

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What’s happening at The Paramount

the paramount

Phone: 631-673-7300


For the most recent schedule of upcoming events, please visit:
All acts, dates, prices, seating, times & lineups are subject to change without notice.
Mon., Oct. 6 @ 7 pm
Limp Bizkit with Special Guests – Machine Gun Kelly & Blvck Ceiling
Ticket Prices: $34.50, $39.50, $44.50 & $59.50

Thurs., Oct. 9 @ 8 pm
The Kooks with Special Guests – Halsey & Priory
Ticket Prices: $25 & $35

Fri., Oct. 10 @ 8 pm
Sat., Oct. 11 @ 8 pm
Chazz Palminteri – A Bronx Tale (2 NIGHTS!)
Ticket Prices: $59.50, $69.50, $79.50, $89.50 & $99.50

Sun., Oct. 12 @ 8 pm
Alter Bridge with Special Guests – California Breed & Like A Storm
Ticket Pric...

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WWE Superstars are “Going Pink” #wwe

wwe komen

As I sit here watching Monday Night Raw with my family, I love seeing the Komen logo on the ring. And seeing some of the ropes pink is just the icing on the cake! I know too many women, both old and young, who are breast cancer survivors (thank God), but survivor or not, we need to get rid of this monster!


WWE and Susan G. Komen® expanded their partnership for their third annual breast cancer awareness campaign tonight on Monday Night Raw®with WWE Superstars and Divas wearing co-branded Susan G. Komen and WWE apparel and WWE platforms “going pink.” The “Courage Conquer Cure” campaign will continue throughout National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and WWE will donate to Komen 20 percent of the retail sales price of all co-branded merchandise sold on WWEShop...

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We’re going to Crown Reef Beach Resort and Waterpark! #myrtlebeach


We’re so excited to be going to Myrtle Beach next month! We cannot wait for our long weekend at the Crown Reef Beach Resort and Waterpark.

Crown Reef Beach Resort and Waterpark is a south Myrtle Beach resort featuring more than 500 rooms, a large conference center, indoor and outdoor water amenities, on-site dining, and so much more. Popular with families, couples, groups and wedding parties, Crown Reef Resort has something for everyone.

Paul and I are going for a couples’ weekend. I have to say I am excited about the waterpark, because when do we really ever get to enjoy water rides without a little person hanging on us?

What is new at Crown Reef this year is:

  • Oceanfront Waterpark with TWISTER Waterslide and EXPLOSION Tube Waterslide
  • Refreshed Rooms
  • Town Center Dining, Entertainment and ...
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Cascade Platinum: Review and GIVEAWAY! #cascadeshiningreviews

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I got my first dishwasher at 38 years old. I was already a wife and mom of four for years, and the one chore that always drove me nuts was washing dishes. So when the delivery man wheeled my new dishwasher in the door as we were preparing our move to Massapequa Park, I just about had a party! I have been attached to my dishwasher ever since.

Usually, we buy what is on sale or the store brand dishwasher detergent, and although I would get irritated that some of my heavier mess pots would not clean well and my dishes would come out wet, I was still thrilled to have a dishwasher. THAT IS, until I tried Cascade Platinum Pacs and Cascade Platinum Rinse Aid.

We love block parties in our town...

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1. Use Cascade Platinum detergent and rinse aid (you can win a prize pack from Massapequa Family!)
2. Skip the pre-wash.  It’s  true!  This is a key step for success in the dishwashing process, and just about everyone gets it wrong!
Here’s  why you need to skip the pre-wash: Cascade Platinum works best when food soil is left on dishes because its special enzymes latch onto that food, breaking it down so it can wash away. If  there’s  no  food  soil,  there’s  nothing  for  the  enzymes to  attach  to  and   your  detergent  isn’t  working  its  hardest  for  you.
3. In lieu of any pre-washing, simply toss the large bits of food into the trash or garbage disposal and then stop there...

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Trauma Drama

We all go through traumatic life events.  We all have our ups and downs.  We have all buried loved ones, got bad news, have had things happen to us or to those we love that scared us, shook us, hurt us…  And then we have those events that turn our perfect little worlds upside-down.  And this is what we are dealing with right now.

Was our life perfect?  Most would think it was FAR from it, quite the opposite by many standards.  But to me, it WAS.  Paul and I had each been married before (for a total of 20 years between the two of us) and had never truly been happy with our adult lives until we found each other...

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Dial Coconut Water – Review

As a Purex Insider, I was able to review the new Dial Coconut Water Refreshing Mango body wash and I have to say, this mama really loves it!  Unfortunately, I made the mistake of allowing my 12 year old daughter try it, and well, let’s just say she confiscated it from me!

dial-insiders-web-coconutmanNEW Dial® Coconut Water Refreshing Mango body wash is the latest Dial® Brand body wash bringing you hydration to your body washing experience in a tropical fun new scent. Dial® Coconut Water Refreshing Mango body wash is infused with Coconut Water and a refreshing Mango aroma leaving your skin replenished and hydrated, every time you shower.

So I was able to use the body wash just ONCE before Juliana took it over...

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Kidecals Review #BTS

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We are all ready for school!  Well, at least we are ready with our school supplies, as I mentioned in our previous post on Back To School Supplies.  I am not ready yet mentally, but that will come soon, I imagine!  Not only do we have all our school supplies, I have taken the time to label all of the boys’ books, folders, school and lunch bags and supplies – and we’re ready to rock!


I ordered the labels with our last name and my cell phone number (If found, please call…) I have four kids, three elementary aged boys. While I would have loved the option to break up my sheet of labels with each boy’s first name, that is not an option on ordering, so I thought it best to order with just our last name and I added in their first initials...

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Back to School with School Smart and some #BTS Coupons! #OurSpecialty

school smart

For the first time in the eight years I have been parenting school aged children, I am proud to announce that I am prepared with school supplies.  I took advantage of the school supply order forms that the Massapequa School District sent home in the springtime to order the supplies for my boys for this coming school year, and I have gotten the suggested list of items for my daughter to start 7th grade at Berner.  I cannot believe school is starting in two weeks, but I also cannot believe I am READY!

In all honesty, since my husband’s hospitalization, we feel like we’ve lost half our summer, so I *could* use a few more weeks of summer vacation, but since this is not an option, I am happy to say I am ready...

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