The easy clean up using Bounty #QuickerPickerUpper

The easy clean up using Bounty #QuickerPickerUpper

messy-firsts-2I’m one of those guys that goes shopping and buys the brands he knows… When I was asked to join Bounty for its “Memorable First Moments Birthday Bash” that involved messy art and cake smashes, it was easy to say yes.

Bounty really gets that life is sometimes a little messy and because Bounty absorbs the messes quickly (in fact, it’s 2x more absorbent vs. the leading ordinary brand), you can enjoy the moment not the mess.

I’ve always used paper towels to clean up some split milk on the floor, a messy face after eating pizza, or even those few food splatters when I attempt to cook. At the event they showed me a different side to Bounty, as we not only used it for cleaning up hand painting and cake decorating crafts, but could use it to create color paper towel flower crafts.

messy-firsts-13Because Bounty is so absorbent the roll can last 50% longer, and can take on more spills and messes, so I could enjoy a few memorable moments with the kids.

Thanks to Big City Moms for sponsoring me to take part in this event.

Monster Jam makes a path of destruction into NY NJ this weekend!

Monster Jam makes a path of destruction into NY NJ this weekend!

Monster-Jam-ToroThe return of Monster Jam Path of Destruction as it roars back to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on Saturday, June 13 at 7:00PM, starting with a Monster Jam Pit Party from 1:30 – 5:00PM, where fans will get the opportunity to see these massive trucks up close and personal and meet the stars of Monster Jam.

More than 4,000 tons of dirt will be brought inside MetLife Stadium along with 50 crush cars, vans and buses to create the colossal Monster Jam racing track and obstacle course. Monster Jam Path of Destruction is one of the most elite fields ofMonster Jam trucks ever assembled, second only to Monster Jam World FinalsSM held in Las Vegas, NV. The fleet of 20 of the most popular Monster Jam trucks will battle against one another in race and freestyle competitions with jumps, wheelies, donuts, cyclones and more to ultimately crown both a racing and a freestyle winner.

Competing Monster Jam trucks include El Toro Loco®, Metal Mulisha, Zombie℠, Mohawk Warrior®, Monster Mutt℠ Dalmatian, Team Hot Wheels® Firestorm®, Madusa®, Lucas Oil Crusader®, Monster Energy, Scooby Doo™, Captain’s Curse®, Doomsday, Son-Uva Digger®, Grave Digger The Legend®, Max-D® and Grave Digger®, along with those making their MetLife Stadium debut – Stone Crusher, Xtermigator, Ice Cream Man® and brand new Soldier Fortune.

Monster Jam events are affordably priced for the whole family with seats starting at $10 for kids (restrictions and additional fees may apply). Tickets are available at the MetLife Stadium Box Office, all Ticketmaster retail outlets, online at or charge by phone 1-800-745-3000. For more information on Monster Jam, log on to


Kids Food Festival a weekend of Flavorful Fun at Citi Pond in NYC

Kids Food Festival a weekend of Flavorful Fun at Citi Pond in NYC

KFF poster jpeg smallThe Kids Food Festival, in partnership with Cooking Light celebrates its 2nd festival hosted at Citi Pond at Bryant Park and in collaboration with the James Beard Foundation.

Featured chefs include:

  • Ellie Krieger, Healthy Living
  • Candice Kumai, Cookbook Author & TV Personality
  • Jehangir Mehta, Mehtaphor
  • Grayson Schmitz, Oliver Cheng
  • James DiStefano, Rouge Tomate
  • Cricket Azima, The Creative Kitchen

This Family event to help combat childhood obesity by teaching about balanced food choices through hands-on cooking, sampling, and family-friendly activities and entertainment is all put together by The Creative Kitchen.

The Kids Food Festival is excited to support Cooking Light’s charity partner, FoodCorps, a nationwide team of service members who help kids build an enduring relationship with healthy food.

The Kids Food Festival is a celebration to educate families about making balanced food choices to help create wholesome lifelong eating habits for both kids and parents. The weekend-long event will offer a host of family-friendly activities including:

  • Cooking classes
  • Food demonstrations
  • Live entertainment
  • The Balanced Plate Scavenger Hunt for kids with goody bag prizes
  • Food sampling
  • Huge giveaways
  • Special appearances by Yo Gabba Gabba and Super Why! characters

Saturday & Sunday March 2nd & 3rd 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Citi Pond at Bryant Park, 42nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, New York, NY

The event is free and open to the public for General Admission. But you need to purchase tickets for the hands-on cooking classes in the James Beard Foundation Future Foodies Pavilion can be purchased at: ($25 per child & 1 Adult)

Check out our facebook post to enter to win a family 4 pack to Sunday 11am session Benjamin Towill from The Fat Radish making Banoffee Parfait.

Calling all Explorers at the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum – Sunday 24th

Calling all Explorers at the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum – Sunday 24th

I’ve been doing this Kids Club 13 things for a while – the events have been great! super cool, fun and very different places that you can take the family to… if you’re not great at making your own plans then JOIN NOW! they have great events once a month all over the NYC area (and outside northern NJ and Westchester too).  This trip around we’re going large we’re going to the Intrepid (can you hear the man grrrr in the back round!) this is totally a trip for Dads to really get involved with!

“Calling All Explorers!” at the Intrepid Museum
October 24, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Discover and learn about Sea, Air and Space as you explore the Intrepid Museum! Admission is free for Kids Club Thirteen members, and Cyberchase‘s favorite cyber-bird Digit will meet-and-greet fans and hand out free Cyber-goodies in the Kids Club Member Zone!

  • Join Kids Club Thirteen at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on Sunday, October 24th!Explore the newly restored areas of the ship, plus aircraft and interactive exhibits that investigate space, flight, water, and life at sea aboard Intrepid. And there’s hands-on fun in the EXPLOREUM! – the museum’s new interactive learning zone.
  • Cyberchase’s favorite cyber-bird Digit will meet-and-greet fans in the Kids Club Member Zone! Arrive early for great giveaways (while supplies lasts)!
  • Kids Club Thirteen members receive free admission (don’t forget to bring your temporary card), and enjoy a members-only experience, episode screenings of Cyberchase and special crafts & activities.

Event Schedule

10 a.m – 1 p.m. Member Zone open to Kids Club members –
On-going hands-on crafts & activities, including Cyberchase episode screenings and Digit meet & greet.
11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. ‘Four Forces of Flight’ demonstration led by Intrepid staff
11:30 a.m. – noon Explore Challenge guided tour Group A
noon – 12:30 p.m ‘Four Forces of Flight’ demonstration led by Intrepid staff
12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. Explore Challenge guided tour Group B

Suggested member activities

Weekend Demonstrations 2:00 – 4:00
Families are invited to drop by the Discovery Deck in the Exploreum for a hands-on project that explores the themes of the temporary 27 Seconds exhibit- safety and heroism.

Discovery Cart 2:00 – 4:00
Stop by the Discovery Cart in the Hangar Deck to explore artifacts from the Intrepid during World War II with a Museum Educator.