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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Do you shop Target? Get 5% off EVERYDAY!

I am a huge Target fan. When my oldest was a toddler, we must have visited Target so often , she would ask if we could have “Target food” for lunch. I would make her happy and get her a pretzel because she was a great sport shopping with me.

I did not know about the Red Card! I knew that Target had their own credit card, and it’s pretty amazing, but did you know about the debit card?  I’d say the perks are well worth it to sign up!  I just did!




  • 5% off every day
  • Free shipping at Target.com (no minimum purchase)
  • Extended returns — 30 extra days
  • Up to 1% of purchases go to school of your choice
  • The online application process for debit and credit has immediate approval (except for some debit applications that require a few days to confirm a bank account)
  • REDcard holders can easily check...
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Things to do during spring break #staycation

I’ve been hearing of a lot of our kids’ friends are going to be away next week for the spring vacation with their families.  Not us!  We will be home and we have been thinking of things to do with the kids.  Other than doing some spring cleaning, which definitely needs to be done in our house, here are some other ideas, all staying pretty local:

Take a visit to MADAME TUSSAUDS!

See below for news on Jimmy Fallon’s Madame Tussauds debut!
234 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
Telephone: 212-512-9600

jimmy fallon


Take the kids to at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester.

Legoland Discovery Center
39 Fitzgerald Street
Yonkers, NY 10710
The new City Builder Attraction just opened last week!
Visitors are invited to use their imaginations as they help LEGO Friends Stephanie, Andrea, Olivia, Mia and E...

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The Paramount: Updated Schedule and 500th Show!

the paramount

The Paramount in Huntington – the 12th highest attended club/venue worldwide – is proud to announce yet another milestone.  On March 24th, The Paramount will host a concert with Long Island’s own – Taking Back Sunday.  This concert will mark The Paramount’s 500th ticketed event since the doors opened in September 2011.  In honor of the 500th show, The Paramount will be giving out free gifts to the first 500 people through the door.  Additionally, 3 lucky guests will receive autographed posters from Taking Back Sunday.  These posters will be automatically given to the 1st guest through the door on the night of the show, as well as the 250th guest and the 500th guest.
Here is the updated schedule:

Thurs., March 19 @ 8 pm
Howard Jones
Ticket Prices: $25, $29...

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Summer Recreation Options

Town of Oyster Bay Summer Recreation Program
Registration Via Mail opens in April

Runs July 6 through August 14
Pricing (will update when available)

Call (516) 797-4125, option 1. Activities for children offered at TOB facilities during July and August. Call (516) 797-4125, option 1, for more information.
Mail-in registration. Registration applications and information can be obtained by calling 797-4125. Completed
applications need to be returned with proof of Town residency (tax bill, utility bill, etc.), copy of child(ren)’s birth certificate, check or money order (no cash). Children must already be four-years-old at the time of entrance into the program.
Schedule: 9:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. to 3 p.m.
No supervision is provided between 11:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m...

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Free Ice Cream and Ices!

We are coming down the homestretch!  The last few days of winter are here, and it is exciting to see the signs of spring and the FREEBIES to celebrate it!  FREE ICE CREAM AND ICES THIS WEEK!

Ice Cream, Ice Cream!!
Today, March 16, head over to one of the local Dairy Queen locations (there’s one here in Massapequa and one in Levittown) for a FREE small size soft-serve vanilla cone!

Friday, March 20, the first day of spring, head to Rita’s Italian Ices (there is one in Farmingdale and one in East Islip)

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Be prepared for Daylight Savings Time this weekend!

With all of the snow and ice and cold weather (cold? try FREEZING) we have gotten this winter, the beginning of Daylight Savings Time is welcomed with open arms.  The only drawback to DST is losing an hour of sleep.  Are you ready for DST?

Many people use the beginning of Daylight Savings Time to check things off of their to-do lists, such as:

  • Changing the batteries in the smoke detectors
  • Charging the fire extinguisher
  • Turning the clocks forward.
  • Starting their spring cleaning

Have you thought about also resetting your sleep clock?  Sleep Number believes that the beginning of DST is the best time to reset your sleep clock.  According to new national sleep survey from Sleep Number, over half (54 percent) of the respondents don’t feel they are getting enough sleep to be at their best...

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#Bearitos Cinnamon Sugar Pita Chips

Bearitos Cinnamon Sugar Pita Chips 3D

Our family had the opportunity to review Bearitos Cinnamon Sugar Pita Chips. I had seen the Bearitos’ logo a few times and it always stuck out in my mind because the bear is just adorable. I had seen mention of their corn chips on a number of sites as being low sodium, which is something that our family has been VERY interested in since my husband’s heart attack last year.  I’ve wanted to try Bearitos for some time now!

Last night, we tried the limited edition Bearitos Cinnamon Sugar Pita Chips.  I opened the bag and shared with my husband, four kids and my mother and father-in-law.  While we finished the entire bag within a short time, we did have some mixed reviews.  For the most part, these pita chips are very good.  They have nice crunch and nice taste...

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#MagicalMonday Link Up – Show your #Disneyside

Welcome to the Magical Monday Link Up
A place to show your Disneyside!
hosted by:
Mommy Day by Day

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Massapequa Mom

Want to share the Magic and spread some pixie dust?
1.) Kindly follow your hosts and co-host
2.) Link up a Disney post or giveaway
3.) Share 3 other posts using the #MagicalMonday

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