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Top 3 Picks from New York Baby Show #MTBloggerLounge #ad

26 May

Attending the New York Baby Show at Pier 94 was fun this year. Don’t get me wrong it’s fun every year but this year there were more vendors, networking, space and the Momtrends Blogger Lounge was awesome and huge. This year I also got to record a video in the broadcast booth showcasing one of my favorite picks from the show. I’m not a mom of babies anymore but I go to the New York Baby Show for my readers to show them all things babies, what they should buy and also put on their registry. 

My day started with a Blogger Media breakfast with my kids and a few brands that talked to us one on one before the show opened. Ribbon cutting ceremony took place then we were off to speak to all the booths in attendance. 

Top three picks: 

1. My first pick was by Jujube. I spotted this bag from across the room and knew I had to have it. I am bag obsessed and I can literally open up a handbag shop. I still want this because it has so many pockets, keeps bottles warm if you use bottles, can be worn 3 different ways (handle, crossbody and backpack) Hello!!, and best of all Machine Washable. Yes you heard right. I also have a video of the bag where we talk about all the features that you can check out right here.: ​

2. Austlen Baby Co. is my second top pick. This stroller I picked is more like a mini van. It can hold so many things and the beachwheels can roll through the sand. Pack a few coolers on along with the kids, toys, soccer ball, bottles, diapers, etc.  I’ve included a video to show how it works and how easy it folds up without taken up lots of space in your home. Love it! 

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3. My third and final pick was the Canon EOS Rebel T7i. We all have to take pics of our pregnancy, kids and family so why not do it with this amazing piece of equipment. It’s small, touchscreen, 24.2 megapixels, built in Wi-Fi, and a flip out screen. I’ve been looking for a camera like this. On my wishlist. 

Disclosure: This is a compensated post. Opinions are mine 100% as always. Thank you to Momtrends for the invite and making our day fun as always. 

New York Baby Show Ticket Giveaway #MTBloggerLounge #ad

9 Apr

The 2017 New York Baby Show, on May 20 & 21 at Pier 94 will once again be the largest show for new and expectant parents in the country. Now in its 7th year, no other event provides a better experience for thousands of expectant and new families from New York and neighboring counties, seeking a family-friendly jamboree of top brands, great speakers and seminars, big giveaways, and lots of learning, support, bonding, and fun as you make your way into parenthood. I am giving away tickets for you and your family to experience the show. Normal ticket price is $30 per family (for 2 adults and up to 4 children), and $20 per individual. 

GIVEAWAY

10 free tickets are up for grabs for singles or families by clicking on this link. 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-york-baby-show-may-20-21-2017-tickets-30329817300?discount=NicolPFree

50% OFF TICKET LINK

My readers can also enjoy 50% off any tickets (family or single) click on this link. 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-york-baby-show-may-20-21-2017-tickets-30329817300?discount=NicolP50

New York Baby Show Ticket Giveaway #giveway #ny #tickets #baby 

17 Apr

  

The New York Baby Show is coming to Pier 92 May 16, 17 2015 10-4 p.m. and I have 10 tickets to give away. This giveaway ends May 1,2015. Winners will be announced on Twitter, and Instagram. Must be following me on Twitter @nilimonicky , and Instagram @nilimo  RT this message: I want to win @newyorkbabyshow tix from @nilimonicky 

Plus, anyone who attends the event can also participate in the raffle for the Dream Green Nursery ($5,000)!

Check the website for more info about the show: http://newyorkbabyshow.com

• GIVEAWAYS!

Strollers, car seats, high chairs, baby photography sessions—and a Dream Green Nursery worth over $5,000! The New York Baby Show is full of awesome raffles! (details in Giveaways section)

    • • TOP BRANDS & GEAR

      Over 150 top maternity, infant, toddler and family brands from all over the world.

      • CLASSES

      Try one of the many baby and parent classes at the show, and learn new skills (and songs) while bonding with your baby.

        • • MOMS’ LOUNGE

          A restful haven apart from the busy show floor to relax, feed and change your baby, and meet other expectant and new moms.

          • DADS’ LOUNGE

          An oasis of support, information, and encouragement for dads (and moms) ran by the legendary NYC Dads Group.

ALICIA KEYS STORYTELLING APP HELPS CHILDREN STAND UP TO & PREVENT BULLYING

18 Feb

Sunday, February 16, 2014 Alicia Keys held a press conference at the New York Toy Fair at the Jacob K. Javits Center on the interactive children’s app she co-created, entitled The Journals of Mama Mae & LeeLee.
It is a storytelling app that helps children develop the courage to stand up to and prevent bullying.
The project is a partner of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.

Alicia discussed how raising a son has made her more of a feminist.
‘I am honoured to be raising a son and to be the example [for him] of what a woman is, should be or can be – I find that to be a really powerful position.”

I am so glad Alicia Keys took the time to see what is going on in the world with our children. So many kids are committing suicide from being bullied and it has to stop NOW! There is a no-bully policy in my kids school but it has to start in the home first. Kids are going to do what they see. This should not even be a subject but it is. The news has enough bad things going on. Keep our kids safe so they can grow up to be scholars. As parents we must teach our kids to love.

I had the chance to review the app and I love it. My daughter will be reviewing it next. Della Reese is the voice of the grandmother and her voice just captures your heart. I love the story and the pictures. There are also hands on play for the kids. I highly recommend it. Go to the App Store and search for Mookey , and The Journals of Mama Mae.

Alicia Keys is a compassionate and loving woman and I love that she is raising her son to uplift and respect women. Can’t wait to see what else is in store with Alicia Keys.

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International Franchise Expo/ Javits Center NY

23 Jun

The International Franchise Expo made it’s way to The Javits Center June 20-22nd and I wanted to see what it was all about. There were over 400 franchises in attendance so I had a lot of networking to do. It was great seeing familiar businesses that I frequently visit and knowing they are looking for people to join their team and open up a franchise of their own. I talked to a few of my favorites and a few I never heard of and found out a lot about the franchise business. I was extremely impressed with 7 Eleven and Chester’s Chicken franchises. I got to sample some delicious food as well. The frozen yogurt samples were in every aisle. There were also pizza, pretzels, subs, lobster bisque soup, cake, cookies, french fries, drinks, Japanese noodles and donuts. By the time I left I was stuffed. The bundt cake by “Nothing Bundt Cakes” melted in my mouth it was so moist and delicious. I also had my eyebrows threaded free courtesy of the Walmart booth. They offered free eyelash extensions or having your eyebrows threaded.

I’m glad I was able to attend and take home a lot of information. If I ever decide to open up a franchise I know who to contact. I took pictures of the expo below.

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@THEMAMASEXPO @nysci

6 May

The kids and I got up early on Sunday morning for a fun filled family day in Queens at the New York Hall Of Science for the Mama’s Expo. I was just there that Thursday with my son for his class trip but my daughter never been so she was in for a treat. I thought the trains wouldn’t be cooperating on the weekends but it was pretty good, crowded but we got seats going and coming back, and the walk from the train to the hall wasn’t as far as I expected.

We were greeted by @HonestTea booth who were giving out samples and pouches to the kids. Very refreshing!! Love Honest Tea!! There were so many vendors and they all were great.

I was on the press list so checking in was fast and we also received free golf tickets and admission into the VIP lounge where my daughter did Arts & Craft, made a t-shirt, and we saw a few new products for the babies.

My son got to show my daughter the things he did on his trip and remembered where everything was more than I did.(Short term memory loss for me) Lol.

They had a blast and also enjoyed the free samples of cupcakes, candy, and even a chocolate fountain that you could use pretzel sticks with. Yum!! I think the golf park was their favorite and the best free item was the goldfish that were being given out. We got 3. They also enjoyed the ginormous bubbles, rock climbing, and racing each other in wheelchairs. We immediately bought a fish bowl, food, and cleaner. We are still thinking of names for them. I made some purchases as well and met a lot of nice people.

We ate lunch there which was very good. Chicken tenders, pizza, @Applegate hotdogs, lemonade.

There were also singing and dancing in different parts of the hall. We enjoyed making our own lima bean plants.

Enjoy the pictures!!

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@NYTechDay

26 Apr

Hubbs and I attended @NYTechDay at Pier 92 and had a great time!! It was packed full and we met some great people and took home a lot of swag. There were a lot of companies hiring as well. I definitely will attend again next year.

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