Super Soccer Stars partners with Partners with youth digital coaching platform, Famer

Super Soccer Stars partners with Partners with youth digital coaching platform, Famer

Virtual and Live Training for kids

Let that line sink in for a moment, now no matter where you live you’ll have access to skilled coaches.  Sure there a Super Soccer Stars programs in almost every neighborhood but imagine having access to the best of the best trainers for your kids to learn from….

Super Soccer Starsthe nation’s premier youth soccer organization, recently announced a partnership with Famer to launch an online youth sports coaching and mentoring platform that enables personalized training programs, messaging, and interactive feedback between coaches and athletes. The innovative partnership will help bring Super Soccer Stars’ best-in-class curriculum and training programs directly to families’ mobile devices in real time in the same manner that Peloton has done for adult fitness training.

Super Soccer Stars kids range in ages from 2 to 12 will allow the parent or athlete to use the Famer app to digitally extend their age specific skills and drills training program as a supplemental interactive program at home.
With Famer, parents will have a clear understanding of their child’s training and development milestones and will receive the following:
  • Access to videos and descriptions week by week explaining their child’s Super Soccer Stars’ class activities.
  • Skills & Drills support their child by helping him/her work on what he/she just learned in class.
  • The ability to follow their participation progress.
  • Additional physical, mental, and social development activities for their child.
  • Quality time spent with their child by actively supporting him/her when practicing programs assigned by Super Soccer Stars’ coach.

“This will be the first of many digital offerings in our pipeline to drive home our vision of empowering youth through sport, something which is missing in the coaching pipeline today. We need to connect with our young people on any device and at any time possible, and by partnering with Famer, we will provide a mobile curriculum which supplements our classes to further engage our young Soccer Stars and their parents through our digital content. ”said Adam Geisler, CEO, Super Soccer Stars.


Taking it to the MAX with the Bowflex Max Trainer M8

Taking it to the MAX with the Bowflex Max Trainer M8

When I was in my 20’s I would go to the gym, I had a membership and once in a while would attend a class, I’d pickup a pack of trainer sessions and go weekly and enjoyed the workout program they would work with me on but really it wasnt an affordable model.

Now in my 30’s I rarely see the inside of the gym, I just dont carve out time to go and work out. Its a bit sad. I certainly dont have the money to spend on a trainer as I know even a weekly session just isnt enough to get any real results.

In talking with my wife we really wanted to bring a piece of equipment into our home that would give us workout.  I’m not a fan of spinning (she loves it) but I wanted a full body work out. We took a look at the Bowflex Max Trainer M8 based on the recommendation of a friend. I was thrilled when I was able to partner with Bowflex to check out their most popular model the Max Trainer M8.

One thing I love is it uses the “Max Intelligence App” which is so much more than just a simple app. Its a learning app that features dynamic coaching from “Max”. As you train, Max speaks to you, coaching and adjusting to your needs as you maximize calorie-burn in every workout!

The app features different coaches that different level videos for those who liked timed work out, there’s a simple 4 minute program to massive 30 minute program. I really like a combination of running a program for some of the time and then just going with the flow and listening to music, while you’re burning off the lbs.


For our small NYC apartment it takes up half the space of a treadmill and some ellipticals. Yet still gives a full body workout unlike a spin bike.  Its super easy even if you’re not wiring in a tablet or phone for the app there is a simple display that shows you the calories you’re burning every minute and activity level targets. It really helps motivate you to keep pushing.

Anything that gives me a athletic challenge at this point is doing its job and taking on one of the apps 14 minute challenges really does get that heart rate up.


The Swan Princess: Kingdom of Music celebrates the royal summer break with Digital and DVD release

The Swan Princess: Kingdom of Music celebrates the royal summer break with Digital and DVD release

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has a royal adventure to add some fun to your summer break with The Swan Princess: Kingdom of Music [amazon].

Princess Odette and Her Friends a back 25 years later… I cant believe it!

Your favorite princesses are back in an all new feature length musical adventure! Princess Odette is hosting a music competition to celebrate Princess Alise’s birthday – the winner will sing at her grand birthday ball! Prince Li of Cathay has entered, but his sister PrincessMei Li has stowed away on his ship to seek help from Odette and Derrick for Chen, who has been cursed to live as a dragon. Lucas and Alise are reunited but Prince Li’s arrival makes Alise doubt her feelings. While Li and Lucas fight for Alise’s heart, Derek and Odette try to help Mei Li and Chen break the curse. Who will win the music festival and will Chen ever be free from his curse?

Included with the Kingdom of Music DVD are interactive sing-alongs featuring two all-new toe-tapping tunes from the film and a behind-the-scenes featurette that explores how the world and characters of the film were brought to life.

Craft Project: Water Bottle Maraca [view image full size]

THE SWAN PRINCESS: KINGDOM OF MUSIC has a runtime of approximately 83 minutes. Both films are rated G.
Director: Richard Rich
Executive Producers: Seldon O. Young, Laura M. Young
Producers: Richard Rich, Seldon O. Young, Jared. F. Brown
Story By: Richard Rich and Brian Nissen
Screenplay By: Brian Nissen
Cast: Nina Herzog, Yuri Lowenthal, Joseph Medrano, Jennifer Miller
Five August must haves….

Five August must haves….

Marvel Super Heroes Arcade Game

Those fine folks at Arcade1Up have released the next wave of their arcade games, Marvel Super Heroes / X-men: Children of the Atom / The Punisher in one cabinet, a 4 player Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (with two best TMNT arcade games on it), and a Starwars cabinet with 3 games on it.  They announced a special edition Marvel cabinet featuring upgraded Sanwa joysticks, Lit Marquee, Riser with special artwork along with a certificate of the machine’s production number being 1 in 8000.


At SmartBuyGlasses you can find a wide variety of eyewear, from trendy sunglasses to prescription eyewear at good prices. Which is why it was so easy to jump at this pair of Chloe sunglasses for my wife, with half a summer left its a great time to be looking for designer sunglasses on sale.


60% of American parents think their kids are addicted to screens, and with a few weeks of summer left, kids have more free time to spend on digital devices. What’s a parent to do? Enter Jooki, a smart screen-free music player for young kids, inviting families to embrace a low-screen summer this season. You can grab Jooki off amazon, just an FYI for those looking to buy one.

Mabel Labels

The first name in Back to School labeling has only gotten better in the 10 years I’ve known about this company.  They now offer kids medical alert labels, a personalized clothing stamp, and our favorite the mini labels.

Sprayground + Fortnite

If you havent heard of fortnite, then you’ve been living under a rock or dont have a child aged 6-25.  Sprayground is one of the hottest bag companies around these days and they’ve teamed up with Fortnite for a pretty awesome collection that’ll sell out in moments, so check out this awesome bag that every Fortnite fan will want for Back to School.

Join TCL in counting down till  National Cut the Cord Day with 7 Days of Giveaways

Join TCL in counting down till National Cut the Cord Day with 7 Days of Giveaways

I’ve partnered with TCL one of the largest TV and best-selling consumer electronics brands to kick off 7 days of giveaways leading up to national cut the cord day (July 7th).  This Independence Week each day a new prize will be posted along with a featured video to highlight how cord cutting is not just a way of the future but really can be made a reality today.  Some of the videos will be focused on home makeovers, where TCL helps people cut the cord with specific gear fit for their homes and for their family’s TV watching preferences, while other videos will take a deeper dive into how cord cutters can get the most out of their TCL Roku TV.

Starting today, for “7 Days of Cord Cutting,” consumers who visit can enter the giveaways. Winners of TCL’s National Cut the Cord Day giveaways will be selected the next day and receive the following prizes:

  • Day 1 – 49” 4-Series TCL Roku TV and Antenna (Mohu Blade Premium)
  • Day 2 – 50” 4-Series TCL Roku TV and DVR (Tablo DUAL LITE OTA DVR)
  • Day 3 – 55” 4-Series TCL Roku TV and Cable TV Replacement/Live TV (YouTubeTV via Google Play Gift Card)
  • Day 4 – 55” 4-Series TCL Roku TV and Movie Service Subscription (FandangoNow Gift Card)
  • Day 5 – 55” 5-Series TCL Roku TV and Premium Content Subscription (Showtime Gift Card)
  • Day 6 – 55” 6-Series TCL Roku TV and Audio Accessory (Alto 7+ Sound Bar)
  • Day 7 – 75” 6-Series TCL Roku TV and each of the items offered from previous days (Mohu Blade Premium, Tablo DUAL LITE OTA DVR, YouTubeTV via Google Play Gift Card, FandangoNow Gift Card, Showtime Gift Card, and Alto 7+ Sound Bar)

Additionally, on National Cut the Cord Day (July 7th) consumers can take advantage of specially-priced TCL products at amazon, best buy, walmart along with many others so keep your eyes out for these great deals.   TCL televisions integrates the latest technology such as 4k UHD resolution, Dolby Vision with High Dynamic Range (HDR), and has such cool features as voice remotes and  gives easy access to an endless library of streaming entertainment – more than 5,000 channels and 500,000+ movies and TV episodes – through the built-in Roku operating system.

What are you waiting for? get going… head over to and enter to win!

Peapod deliveries right to your door – win tickets to a New York Yankees home game

Peapod deliveries right to your door – win tickets to a New York Yankees home game

Take me out to the ball game… buy me some, well actually buy me anything thanks to Peapod by Stop & Shop who is a proud partner of the New York Yankees for the 2019 season. I’m too thrilled announce an incredible Sweepstakes going on right now. Each time a New Yorker places an order with Peapod from now until June 30th, they will be automatically entered to win the Ultimate Fan Sweepstakes. A randomly selected winner will receive a VIP experience at Yankee Stadium. This includes FOUR Legends Suite tickets to be determined for a home game, a pre-game on -field experience, a pre-game dining experience with a former New York Yankees player, and four $100 gift cards to the Yankee Stadium Team Stores.

This was a no brainer partnered with Peapod since we’ve shopped at Stop & Shop for years the idea that we now can download an app and order sweet… score a pair of NY Yankees tickets as a giveaway (enter below using the widget) is totally a BONUS! Let’s be real, the days of waiting in line at the grocery store are no longer necessary with convenient services like Peapod. There’s no walking home trying to lug a heavy watermelon down the blocks. You get your delivery jump into your car and head to the game ready to tailgate with the best of them.

Not only does Peapod save time and energy but it also offers convenient features and shopping tools such as “Express Shop” (which helps quickly locate the ingredients in a recipe or meal plan). There’s also an Order Genius feature that will auto-fill the shopping cart with your most frequent purchases.

I had my entire order delivered to my door in NYC in less than 24 hrs. I will also mention my wife placed the order on a Sunday while I was driving the car and everything arrived seamlessly. Like a true New Yorker, I made sure to tip my delivery driver ahead of time on the app, so I didn’t even need to have cash in my pocket.

If you are in the New York / New Jersey area, or even planning to visit to the Hamptons or even Fire Island give Peapod a try for yourself! Use the coupon code NYY50 and receive $30 off your first order. Restrictions Apply. Minimum purchase required. See for details.


A Pair of New York Yankees Tickets thanks to Peapod by Stop&Shop

Treat dad like royalty this Father’s Day at Medieval Times! Giveaway: Family 4 Pack to NJ Castle on Father’s Day

Treat dad like royalty this Father’s Day at Medieval Times! Giveaway: Family 4 Pack to NJ Castle on Father’s Day

What better way is there to celebrate dad than to make him feel like a king?  Treat dad like royalty this Father’s Day at Medieval Times!

Available for all shows now through June 16, Dads are FREE at Medieval Times with the purchase of one full-priced adult ticket.  Just use the coupon code DAD19 to take advantage of this great special offer.

As a special upgrade package has been added for an additional $25 which includes:

  • Framed photo of dad and family
  • 25 oz souvenir glass stein with the choice of draft beer or soda

Everyone in your party does not need to upgrade to the package. Guests can purchase packages online, by phone, or at the door.

Father’s Day Giveaway: BowFlex SelectTech 560 Dumbbell

Father’s Day Giveaway: BowFlex SelectTech 560 Dumbbell

Bowflex introduced the world’s smartest dumbbell [Buy it on Amazon (theres a $60+ coupon too)]

It’s strength training reimagined, combining the best features of the #1 selling selectorized dumbbell in the world with cutting edge performance technology. Integrated Bluetooth tracking combines with the Bowflex SelectTech App to track weight, count reps and sets, and provide advanced video coaching to ensure perfect form every time.

  • Replaces an Entire Rack of Dumbbells

  • Each Dumbbell Adjusts from 5 to 60 lbs

  • 3DT (Three Dimensional Trainer)
    Advanced step-by-step video coaching

  • Integrated Bluetooth Technology
    Syncs and records sets, reps and weight

  • App Support on iOS and Android

Learn more at the BowFlex website. I see its listed on Amazon with free prime shipping (which is so needed on DUMBBELLS) and best part theres a $60+ coupon when I last checked.

Father’s Day Giveaway: Bowflex SelectTech 560 Dumbbells

The Rock and Roll Playhouse Announces Multi-City Father’s Day Celebration with The Music Of The Grateful Dead For Kids – Ticket Giveaway

The Rock and Roll Playhouse Announces Multi-City Father’s Day Celebration with The Music Of The Grateful Dead For Kids – Ticket Giveaway

This weekend coming up is Father’s Day Weekend and we know you want to do something special with the kids.  What better way then to have your little ones rock out to the music of Grateful Dead.
The Playhouse will host special concerts at 25 venues in 23 cities across the nation on June 15-16.
Special guests will join the Playhouse around the country for the celebration, including members of Barton Hills Choir and David Gans (Gallagher Way, Chicago), Catfish John (Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas), Franklin Turnpike (Industry City, Brooklyn), Stella Blues Band (Garcia’s, Port Chester), Mr. Blotto (Thalia Hall, Chicago), Three Days in the Saddle (Boulder Theater, Boulder), Bearly Dead (The Sinclair, Boston), Steal Your Peach (Ardmore Music Hall, Philadelphia), Sunshine Becker of JGB (UC Theatre, Berkeley), Deadikates (Brooklyn Bowl, NY), Crazy Fingers (Funky Biscuit, South Florida) and Better Off Dead (Gypsy Sally’s, Washington D.C.).

6/15 Sweetwater Music Hall :: Mill Valley, CA // Tickets
6/15 Garcia’s :: Port Chester, NY // Tickets (AM Show)
6/15 Garcia’s :: Port Chester, NY // Tickets (PM Show)
6/15 Higher Ground :: Burlington, VT // Tickets
6/15 Aggie Theatre :: Fort Collins, CO // Tickets
6/15 Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas :: Las Vegas, NV // Tickets
6/15 Gypsy Sally’s :: Washington D.C. // Tickets
6/15 Industry City :: Brooklyn, NY // More Info
6/15 Charleston Pour House :: Charleston, SC // Tickets
6/16 Thalia Hall :: Chicago, IL // Tickets
6/16 Boulder Theater :: Boulder, CO // Tickets
6/16 The Sinclair :: Boston, MA // Tickets
6/16 UC Theatre :: Berkeley, CA // Tickets
6/16 Ardmore Music Hall :: Philadelphia, PA :: Tickets
6/16 Echoplex :: Los Angeles, CA // Tickets
6/16 Brooklyn Bowl Williamsburg :: Brooklyn, NY // Tickets
6/16 Grey Eagle :: Asheville, NC // Tickets
6/16 Mohawk :: Austin, TX // Tickets
6/16 The Funky Biscuit :: Boca Raton, FL // Tickets
6/16 Port City Music Hall :: Portland, ME // Tickets
6/16 Terminal West :: Atlanta, GA // Tickets
6/16 Saturn :: Birmingham, AL // Tickets
6/16 Showbox :: Seattle, WA // Tickets
6/16 City Winery Nashville :: Nashville, TN // Tickets
6/16 First Avenue :: Minneapolis, MN // Tickets
6/16 The Haunt :: Ithaca, NY // Tickets
The Rock and Roll Playhouse is a family concert series that allows kids to “move, play and sing while listening to works from the classic-rock canon” (NY Times). Created by entrepreneur and owner of The Capitol Theatre and co-owner of the Brooklyn Bowl, Peter Shapiro, and Amy Striem, a certified Early Childhood and Elementary teacher, The Rock and Roll Playhouse uses music to educate children and explore their creativity.
The idea for The Playhouse came to Shapiro, a parent of two young children, after he discovered first-hand a lack of regular programming in New York City that combined his passion for live music and his family. He collaborated with Striem, then an administrator at his daughter’s nursery school, to help fill this void that they felt many other parents also shared. Using the music of the most iconic musicians in rock history, from The Grateful Dead to Prince to David Bowie to Aretha Franklin to The Beatles and more.
The Rock and Roll Playhouse offers its core audience of children under 10 with games, movement, and stories and an opportunity to rock out.
I took the kids to a show last year and they loved it… they danced they played… it was really the highlight of the weekend.

Rock and Roll Playhouse: National Father’s Day Celebration Family 4 pack Ticket Giveaway

2019 Father’s Day Gift Guide – Giveaway: TCL 6-Series 55″ LED 4K UHD TV with HDR Roku TV

2019 Father’s Day Gift Guide – Giveaway: TCL 6-Series 55″ LED 4K UHD TV with HDR Roku TV


For me I’d love nothing more then a TV upgrade this year – with all the providers now pushing out 4k content, I think its finally the year to invest in a 4K TV. TCL’s 6-Series TVs combines superior 4K UHD picture quality with Dolby Vision, which delivers the ultimate HDR imaging experience. The popular Roku OS offers the most streaming content for countless entertainment options. For gamers, a responsive TV is just as important as one with a good picture. With 4K resolution, ultra-low lag-time, and Dolby Vision HDR, it offers both premium picture and responsive performance.

Arcade1up Golden Tee

For the dad that loves arcade games and golf this is the perfect combination.  This is the from the second wave of cabinets of Arcade1up and they did improve greatly on the first wave this 3/4 size machine comes with a special light up arcade marquee. Easy enough to find at most Wal-marts around the country.  

Bowflex SelectTech 560 dumbbells

I’m totally a tech head and when I heard that there was an app enabled dumbbells that count the sets, reps and weight and since they are adjustable from 5 to 60 lbs. It perfect for those of us that want to see the track of the improvement we make.

Jabra Elite 65t Alexa Enabled True Wireless Earbuds Charging Case

Wireless headphones are all the rage these days but not many sport the IP55 rated and comes with a 2-year warranty against damage from water and dust. With up to 5 hours of battery, and with additional power from the included charging case.

Tenth Street Hats

Over 275 styles to choose from, fitting for all the dads in your life. Be it for a dapper night out on the town or a great hat to wear hanging at the pool or beach.


It seems like my sunglasses last maybe a year or two at best, so I’m always looking for a great deal on the brands I love.  Finding these folding Ray-Ban Wayfarers at a great price I knew I had found my next pair of shades. I think just got me hooked.