2016

Winter Recess Fun: Create-Your-Own Events for Kids in the Bronx

  Create Your Own Soap and Bodysplash Creation with Confetti Kids Rosemarie of La Bella Essentials LLC joins Confetti Kids for a fun afternoon of creating. The instructors will guide your child in making Melt and Pour Soap with fun colors & glitters, and a Body Splash Spray from a fragrance they chose from. Each child will take home a decorative soap and a 2 oz Body Splash Spray. $25

Pope's Scrooge List: When the Holidays Aren't Your Thing

  By: Pope Jackson Photo: Etsy So I’m different, I didn’t grow up with the Christmas spirit.  The sounds of Nat King Cole and Mariah Carey’s iconic carols never filled my home.  My family didn’t celebrate so I couldn’t.  As I got older I researched the holiday for myself and decided I didn’t want to participate anyway.  Then you have children and feel the weight of the entire commercial system

The MOMS Host Advanced Screening of Why Him?

  Earlier this week all of the ladies from Bronxmama got together for a fun evening of wine, makeovers, and a screening of Why Him? Hosted by The MOMS, it was a fun evening of makeup by Blushington, headshots by Bronx photographer  Jonathan Breton, and then nothing but laughs during the film. While the movie is definitely not family friendly, it is the perfect movie to watch and laugh off any holiday

Review: The 2017 Mazda3 s Grand Touring

  If you’ve been keeping up with our adventures, then you know earlier this month we went on a holiday weekend adventure to experience both Fireside Christmas at Pocono Manor and Olde Time Christmas in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania. It was a magical weekend for us as a family, and doing it all in a Soul Red Metallic 2017 Mazda3 s Grand Touring was the icing on the cake- or should

Verizon's Food Truck Takeover Brings Free Crepes & Hot Chocolate to the Bronx +Google Pixel Giveaway

Consideration provided by Verizon   We know. We had you at free crepes. To celebrate being named the Top Network in NYC & Tri-State Area by RootMetrics, Verizon has partnered up with food trucks in all five boroughs and New Jersey to serve up some free food this Wednesday the 21st. So, if you’re in the area, stop by and grab some crepes and hot chocolate from the Crepe Crew

Pip's Island Giveaway: Win a Family 5-Pack of Tickets

  Ready for an adventure?! We just had a chance to experience Pip’s Island yesterday and it was just as awesome as we thought it would be. Children become explorers and adults are their assistants as they make their way through different unique and hand-crafted environments. The explorers earn five spark badges throughout their journey as they complete their mission! It is truly like being inside of a child’s imagination,

Free Arrest Support Hotline and Website Being Piloted in the Bronx

  No one ever plans on being arrested. But with everything happening today, it is good to be prepared and to know your rights. A new arrest support hotline and website is being piloted in the Bronx. Good Call is a free 24/7 hotline (347-95-Bronx) that anyone can call if they or a loved one get arrested. They will receive valuable information about the process and their rights- and have a lawyer assigned

Bronx Preschool Offers Childcare During Christmas Shopping

If you haven’t had the chance to do some holiday shopping without the kids, here’s your chance. La Escuelita de Sofia will be hosting a fun Holiday Shopping Event where parents can drop the kids off from 10 to 1 while they hit the stores. While you’re shopping, the kids will be singing songs in Spanish and English, baking Christmas cookies, and doing holiday arts and crafts. There are only

Team Bronxmama's Holiday Wish Lists: Gift Suggestions for Everyone on Your List

I love our team here at Bronxmama. Comprised of different personalities, we each bring something different to the table. That can clearly be seen in this year’s Holiday Wish Lists that each of us have put together- even our youngest writer Briana! We hope these lists give you some ideas when shopping for the perfect gifts this year, and feel free to comment below with your wish list too! XOXO,

Local Getaway: Olde Time Christmas in Jim Thorpe

  Nestled in the Pocono mountains in Pennsylvania sits a small town called Jim Thorpe. Often referred to as the Switzerland of America or the Gateway to the Poconos, the town is most historically known for burying the body of Native American sports legend Jim Thorpe. Before it was named after the famous Olympian, it was known as Mauch Chunk- which is Native American for sleeping bear. The town came to

Top 10 Toys from BJ's Wholesale Club + Free 90 Day Membership

Brought to you by BJ’s Wholesale Club     On the 9th Day of Christmas, Bronxmama gave to me- the Top 10 Toys from BJ’s to put under your Christmas tree….    Most BJ’s Wholesale Club members will tell you they’ve purchased toys from BJ’s at some point- there are always great deals to be had and exclusive items that you don’t see just anywhere. So, if you’re headed out

Tips for Photographing Holiday Lights

The holidays are magical- Christmas music, beautifully decorated trees, and lots of pretty lights! As parents, your probably snapping away on your phone or camera to capture the kids in front of all of the holiday decor- but we all know how difficult it can be to get the perfect photo in front of all of those lights! So, we turned to local Bronx photographer Richard Rosario to share some

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