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    ShopRite Opens In South Bronx

    ShopRite Opens In South Bronx

    I am so excited that on June 28 ShopRite opens in the Bronx which will be located in Bruckner Plaza. I got to take a behind the scenes look at the supermarket and I am highly impressed.

    The supermarket consists of pushing healthy eating and I love it. Shop Rite understands the #not62 which states that the Bronx is one of the unhealthiest boroughs.

    ShopRite Opens In South Bronx

    ShopRite Opens In South Bronx


    ShopRite Opens In South Bronx

    ShopRite Opens In South Bronx

    ShopRite Opens In South Bronx

    Highlights from the store:

    • Fresh Sushi Bar: The have a fresh sushi bar that gives you California Roll, Shrimp Tempura or spicy Tuna
    • Angela the Site Dietician: She is open to the public and offers classes like kids cooking classes and fitness. They also have a community room that holds 40 people that is open to the public.
    • Free fruits for kids to snack on while in store
    • Fresh Bakery which bakes your cakes and makes fresh donuts. I am also impressed with the gluten free cake selections as well.
    • Fresh fish market
    • Organic produce: They have their own brand called “Wholesome Pantry” which comes in organic and non-organic
    • Fitness Classes: How many supermarkets you know will have free fitness classes as well as cooking classes for kids?
    • Bring more jobs to the communty

    I am so excite about Shop Rite and the impact it will have on our community the opening day is tomorrow 9 a.m. ShopRite at Bruckner is open Sun-Sat 6a.m.-12 a.m. 1994 Bruckner Blvd for more information, visit

    Slogans I saw around ShopRite that I love:

    “Eat Well And Be Happy”
    “Celebration Station”
    “Live Right”
    To Care Deeply About People Helping Them To Eat Well And Be Happy”




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    5 Reasons Why You Should Take Your Kids To Cooking Class

    5 Reasons Why You Should Take Your Kids To Cooking Class

    5 Reasons Why You Should Take Your Kids To Cooking Class

    I think a lot of little girls start to learn how to cook by making their first pancake with mom in the kitchen you are standing on a stool and when the pancakes are ready she helps you flip it over. My first cooking experience was with my grandmother as I helped her mix the ingredients together to bake a cake. I have two kids and I haven’t quite given them the cooking with mom experience for I am a little afraid of the knives and fire from the stove also as I cook in a rush its not something I take my time to do.

    5 Reasons Why You Should Take Your Kids To Cooking Class5 Reasons Why You Should Take Your Kids To Cooking Class5 Reasons Why You Should Take Your Kids To Cooking Class

    I remember being in the kitchen and my son saying mom I want to be a chef. I’m saying to myself how can I get him to start cooking? I searched online for cooking classes and came across Cooking With Kids NY. I had the pleasure of going to the Cooking With Kids NY at the Diamond Cut Fitness Gym in the Bronx.

    About Cooking For Kids NY

    The founder Sharon loves to introduce new foods to children. Cooking With Kids was created from a love of cooking, a love of teaching children and a love of expanding the minds and palates of others!

    I figured taking my son and daughter to a cooking class they would be able to experience what its like to cook their own dish.

    Here are my 5 reasons to take your child to a cooking class:

    1.) Try New Things: I am all about experiencing new things with your kids the Founder Sharon uses exotic dishes the one they was Thai.

    2.) Learn From Their Peers: What I absolutely love is that she let the older kids help the younger kids and Tovelle even made friends when it was over.

    3.) Try What You Cook: My daughter doesn’t drink milk but once she saw everyone making chai tea she tried and liked it.

    4.) Independence: As I said earlier its hard to cook with your kids because you are focusing on their safety but all knives were made for children even the onion chopper was a cute roller and my son was able to roll the skin off of the garlic.

    5.) Boosts self-esteem: Knowing that they have accomplished something on their own makes them take pride in themselves my son ate his own food saying “I made this”.

    Check out the classes at You will also find kid cooking utensils. Follow her on instagram @cookingwithkidsny.

    5 Reasons Why You Should Take Your Kids To Cooking Class

    Have you taken your kids to cooking class? Would you take them? Why or Why not?




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    Backstage With Marvel Live Universe

    My husband is a Marvel fanatic so that gene got passed down to my son and now  my daughter has joined in. I got a behind the scenes look into Marvel Universe Live coming to Barclay’s on February 22nd.

    Can I tell you how much fun this was?

    We got the opportunity to talk with the director of Marvel Live, take some awesome action shots from the show and even try on costume makeup. I was impressed with the fact that they did their own makeup and how realistic the choreography was. It was great being behind the scenes with Marvel. They were full of knowledge and we got the see the a sneek peek of the show.

    During the event they went around asking the kids who their favorite avenger is and my son said Iron Fist they were so impressed that he remembered him that he got to take a picture with him.

    If you want to win tickets when Marvel Live comes to your town sign up here.

    ***I got invited to the show as press. All opinions are my own.***

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    Review of Legoland Discovery Westchester

    “I received free tickets in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions are my own”

    Who remembers playing with Lego’s as a kid?

    If you didn’t have Lego’s then something was wrong with you!

    Now here we are in 2018 and when it seems as though that smart technology has taken over we still have Legoland.

    While you may be thinking of the Legoland in Florida, I am talking about the Legoland Discovery in Yonkers, NY. Legoland is a kids dream of legos galore with over 32,300 square feet of legos a 4D Cinema, Lego amusement rides, shooting car game and mini land.

    I took my 7 and 4-year-old. Our first stop was the shooting car ride which you have to try to shoot the targets as you roll on by. Even my 4 year had fun with this one. Next we are in mini land where everything in the showcase is made out of Lego’s it’s also interactive in some spots where you get to move the actual machines in the showcase immediately they recognized Emmit before me.

    We got to try (and say I try) cause finding those small Lego pieces were not easy to try to build a car. Their favorite spot was the fun house where you take off your shoes and run your way through tunnels and climb ropes. They also had the Merlin Apprentice Ride which I had to ride twice because my husband gets dizzy. By the end of it I was dizzy myself.

    The only thing my kids didn’t do was the Lego 4D Cinema my son doesn’t like the dark.

    Overall, it was a fun day as you exit you land in the gift shop (Be Warned) it’s not cheap! But would you believe my wonderful kids asked for nothing!? (I’m still shocked at that one).

    F.Y.I. They have a cafe for you to eat if you don’t have kids (or want to take them) you can go to their adult Lego night.


    Standard Tickets online $16.95

    Children under 2 are free

    Click here to purchase tickets online

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    Higher Is Waiting By Tyler Perry & Giveaway

    This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire for Penguin Random House. I received information to facilitate my review as well as promotional item to thank me for my participation.
    Higher Is Waiting By Tyler Perry & Giveaway

    Tyler Perry is known for his Christian plays with the star Madea. Madea quotes scriptures and packs a gun in her purse. While homeless he stepped out on faith to produce his first play. While we many know him as Madea, Tyler Perry grew up in New Orleans and as a young child he suffered abuse in his new book, Higher Is Waiting he writes a memoir with a collection of teachings that he has learned about faith. The book is divided in four parts:

    • Planting The Seeds
    • Nourishing The Roots
    • Branching Out
    • Harvesting The Fruit

    Written like a devotional Tyler Perry leaves you with questions to think about.

    My favorite teaching in part four is talking about living out your faith. God is dealing with me concerning this and its clear that faith without works is dead.

    What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but does not have works?

    I was inspired by reading this book and I know you will be as well. It helped to put my spiritual walk in perspective. I also enjoyed reading the teaching on the Leaf, Branch and Root. I am in a time in my life where I had to decide who’s who is my life and this reflection couldn’t come at a greater time. Perry states that Leaf people are the folks in your life for only a season. Branch people may stick around from one season the the next, but if a storm rolls through it’s possible they’ll break apart and I’ll lose them. Root people may be hard these people hold you up they are strong, resilient, and powerful. His question in the end made me go further.

    You can purchase the book here.

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